Federal Hill, Providence RI

Located in the heart of downtown Providence, Federal Hill was named in 1788 after a group of residents celebrated the Federal Constitution’s ratification on a nearby plain. Now residents have their choice of apartment rentals in a neighborhood bustling with Italian restaurants, parks, bocce leagues and cultural opportunities galore.

Federal Hill retains the nickname “Little Italy” because of the early influx of Italian-American immigrants that made the neighborhood their home. While it’s true that the Atwells Avenue section of the neighborhood is flush with over 20 Italian restaurants, the location currently features cuisine of all types. Due to its close proximity to Johnson and Wales University, the area is a magnet for dozens of talented chefs.

Atwells Avenue is the cultural Mecca of Federal Hill. Every year, the avenue is flooded with participants in Providence’s Columbus Day Parade. The Columbus Theater, a historic building established on Atwells in 1929, features a main theater and an upper level with a total of 1,051 seats. The venue participates in the Rhode Island International Film Festival each year.

Parks are another common sight for those with apartment rentals in Federal Hill. Garibaldi Square is a half-acre of greenery named for the Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. John’s Park is a smaller, quieter place to enjoy nature, while Franciscan Park is an expansive 2.5 acres. Residents enjoy dining outside in DePasquale Plaza.

With a prime position at the very center of Providence, apartment rentals near Federal Hill afford residents access to world-class cuisine and cultural variety while still keeping the simplicity and beauty of nature close at hand.

1 Apartment Home found in Federal Hill, Providence RI

  • 1
    • Studio: $1300-1790
    • 1 BR: $1495-2185
    • 2 BR: $1895-2880
    • 3 BR: $2395-3120
    One Regency Plaza
    Providence, RI 02903
    (833) 373-2822
    Spectacular Providence living and resort-style amenities, it just doesn’t get better than the Regency Plaza!
    Free Rent First Month on Select Apartments
    Boston: 41.5 miles / Providence 0.4 miles get directions



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