Providence, Rhode Island

In 1636, the city of Providence and eventual capital of the state of Rhode Island came into being. Founded by Roger Williams, a religious exile, the city was apparently so named because of "God's merciful Providence" which led Williams and his band of settlers to the head of the Providence River at the mouth of Narragansett Bay. It now boasts eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning, including Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and as of 2009 re-branded itself as the "creative capital" in an effort to showcase its arts and education resources. The city's previous official slogan "the Renaissance city," heralded the fact that it is one of the country's oldest cities and that many of its original buildings and landscaping still remain intact.

It is in the heart of this community that the Regency Plaza apartments in downtown Providence, RI, are located, near I-95 and off Washington Street. Just in front of the Regency Plaza property is a convenient RIPTA bus stop, allowing easy access to the rest of the city. In addition, our apartments rentals in downtown Providence, RI, include easy access to Routes 195 and 165, and commuter rail lines to both Boston and New York are easily accessible. Regency Plaza’s central location offers easy access to the entire city via bus, car and on foot, giving residents an opportunity to explore all that Providence has to offer.

If choosing to explore the city on foot, you'll find that our Providence, RI, downtown apartment rentals are within easy reach of the city's financial district, which contains both cultural activities and several centers of civic interest. As well, Regency Plaza lies within easy walking distance of the Providence Place Mall, which contains not only mainstream stores, but many unique and boutique shops as well. If food is your pleasure, the Trinity Brew House, Alforno Restaurant and Cav Restaurant are all within easy reach of your downtown Providence, RI, apartment.

The Kennedy Plaza is located in downtown Providence, making finding something to do on long, lazy Rhode Island summer days an easy task. Kennedy Plaza is a haven for artists, crafters and booksellers to ply their wares, and features a monthly summer Market Bazaar. The Roger Williams Zoo is close to downtown, and is currently involved in the Red Wolf Recovery Program to assist this endangered species.

1 Apartment Home found in Providence

  • 1
    • Studio: $1225-1795
    • 1 BR: $1385-1965
    • 2 BR: $1815-2630
    • 3 BR: $2090-2865
    One Regency Plaza
    Providence, RI 02903
    (877) 355-1518
    Spectacular Providence living and resort-style amenities, it just doesn’t get better than the Regency Plaza!
    41.820465
    -71.418455
    Boston: 41.5 miles / Providence 0.4 miles get directions

Providence Highlights

  • 1000 Elmwood Ave.
    Providence, RI 02907
    (401) 785-3510
  • Providence Performing Arts Center
    276 Westminister St.
    Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 421-2787

    It is a 3,100-seat, world class venue located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district.

Transportation/Convenience

Dining

  • Trinity Brew House (186 Fountain St., Providence , RI)
    41.8216851
    -71.4179199
  • Bravo Brasserie (123 Empire St., Providence, RI)
    41.8218687
    -71.4164233
  • Gracie's (194 Washington St, Providence, RI)
    41.822046
    -71.415918
  • Local 121 (121 Washington St., Providence, RI)
    41.823014
    -71.414995
  • Flemmings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (1 West Exchange St., Providence, RI)
    41.824972
    -71.415907
  • Shula's 347 Grill (21 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI)
    41.8227693
    -71.418785
  • Aspire (311 Westminster St., Providence, RI)
    41.8224114
    -71.4141721
  • Tazza (250 Westminster Street, Providence, RI)
    41.8228204
    -71.41272079999999
  • Birch Restaurant (200 Washington Street, Providence, RI)
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    -71.415928 °
  • Bar Louie (1 Union Street, Providence, RI)
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    -71.414701 °

Entertainment

Shopping

  • Providence Place Mall (1 Providence Place, Providence , RI)
    41.8274903
    -71.4176248
  • Westminster Shops (Close to 194 Washington St., Providence, RI)
    41.822046
    -71.415918
  • Queen of Hearts (222 Westminster Street, Providence, RI)
    41.8230666
    -71.41239439999998
  • Homestyle (229 Westminster Street, Providence, RI)
    41.8230649
    -71.41245070000002
  • Craftland (235 Westminster Street, Providence, RI)
    41.8230232
    -71.41250479999997
  • Clover (233 Westminster Street, Providence, RI)
    41.8230371
    -71.41248680000001
  • Symposium Books (240 Westminster Street, Providence, RI)
    41.8228859
    -71.41262719999997
  • ENO (225 Westminster Street, Providence, RI)
    41.8230756
    -71.412668
  • Farmstead (186 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI)
    41.829083
    -71.388419
  • The Arcade Providence (65 Weybosset St, Providence, RI)
    41.824152
    -71.41073
  • Emerald Square Mall (999 S Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA)
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    -71.345599 °

Culture

Wellness