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106 Apartments for rent in Providence, RI

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Last updated May 21 at 4:53am UTC
294 Killingly Street
Hartford
Providence, RI
Updated May 21 at 4:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$895
23 Elmdale Ave
Silver Lake
Providence, RI
Updated May 20 at 10:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
67 Medway Street 2
Wayland
Providence, RI
Updated May 20 at 9:44am UTC
Studio
$925
144 Woodbine St 2
Mt. Hope
Providence, RI
Updated May 20 at 9:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
905 Hope Street 2
Blackstone
Providence, RI
Updated May 20 at 9:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
252 Hope Street
College Hill
Providence, RI
Updated May 20 at 9:44am UTC
9 Bedrooms
$6,300
115 Dorrance St
Downtown Providence
Providence, RI
Updated May 19 at 6:05pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
112 Spruce St
Federal Hill
Providence, RI
Updated May 19 at 6:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,375
381 Ives Street
Wayland
Providence, RI
Updated May 19 at 11:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,400
174 Grand Avenue
Edgewood
Providence, RI
Updated May 19 at 8:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
4 Smithfield Rd
Providence
Providence, RI
Updated May 16 at 1:51pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1172 Smith St.
Mount Pleasant
Providence, RI
Updated May 16 at 11:49am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$3,600
1180 Narragansett Boulevard
Edgewood
Providence, RI
Updated May 16 at 5:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,475
109 Pinehurst Avenue
Elmhurst
Providence, RI
Updated May 15 at 8:31pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
515 Angell Street
Wayland
Providence, RI
Updated May 15 at 12:45pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,750
903 Providence Place Unit #365
Smith Hill
Providence, RI
Updated May 15 at 12:40pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,400
100 EXCHANGE Street
Downtown Providence
Providence, RI
Updated May 15 at 5:36am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,475
1732 Broad Street
Edgewood
Providence, RI
Updated May 15 at 1:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
$975
333 Elmgrove Avenue
Blackstone
Providence, RI
Updated May 14 at 7:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
251 Westminster St
Downtown Providence
Providence, RI
Updated May 14 at 1:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,575
Chalkstone Avenue
Mount Pleasant
Providence, RI
Updated May 19 at 7:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
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City Guide
Providence
What Do I need To Know About Providence?

Providence is the capitol of Rhode Island and was one of the first cities ever established in the US. Even though it’s old, it’s relatively small with a population of 171,909, but very densely populated as is typical of older cities along the east coast of the US. But, when you factor in neighboring areas (including south Massachusetts) it quickly becomes the 37th largest metropolitan area in the country.

Neighborhoods

Providence is a city made up of some 25 sub-neighborhoods or communities separated by streets or major thoroughfares/interstates. The first, and oldest, is the downtown area, which sits in the center of the other surrounding 24 communities and, as per usual, houses more offices than residents.

The most populous neighborhoods, however, are The “North End”, “South Side” and the “East Side,” all of which are larger, collective groupings of individual neighborhoods. The “North End” is comprised of Wanskuck and Charles; the “South Side” of Elmwood, South Elmwood, Lower South Providence, Upper South Providence and the West End; and the “East Side” of Blackstone, Hope, Mount Hope, College Hill, Wayland and Fox Point.

The other individual neighborhoods are College Hill, Elmhurst, Federal Hill, Hartford, Manton, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, Reservoir, Silver Lake, Smith Hill, Valley, and Washington Park. Yes, yes, we know, that’s a lot to choose from. And no, don’t worry; we won’t cover all of these spots with a fine-tooth comb (We don’t want to bore you to tears, here).

What Are You Willing To Spend?

As always, cash is king. So it’s a good thing you’ve got that side business/faux charity based loosely off George Costanza’s “Human Fund”. But, if you do happen to have some coin and prefer the “finer things”, then check out the “East Side” neighborhood. The absolute cheapest amount you could spend on a one bedroom apartment in the “East Side” is $675.00 (very rare) but the general average for something solid is $850.00 per month which would increase based upon desired amenities and creature comforts, like a bidet for instance, easily the most underrated invention of our generation.

If you want to spend the “bare” minimum, you’d have to live on the South Side where $600.00-675.00 is the expected rent for a one bedroom dwelling.

Availability of Apartments

Apartments are obviously available year ‘round in all areas of town, but to get prime choice on the apartment of your dreams, May is the ideal month to look and book, especially in the “East Side” neighborhood. The standard term for a lease is a year, but some of the apartments are more flexible.

How Do I Get Around?

The RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transport Authority) has been operating bus lines in and around Providence for almost 50 years, so the routes are well established and dependable. The RIPTA also runs a trolley service which specializes in routes throughout the downtown area. Since the interstate in Providence has been expanded and upgraded significantly over the last 20 years, more and more residents utilize private vehicles for travel. But since it is such a densely populated city, parking can be expensive and challenging.

All in all, Providence, Rhode Island is as close to an ideal city to rent an apartment in anywhere in the country. As a renter, it provides you literally every conceivable option as far as a living situation with varying prices and neighborhoods that can fit into any budget. You have plenty of options and neighborhoods to explore.

May 2018 Providence Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Providence Rent Report. Providence rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Providence rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Rent Report
Providence

May 2018 Providence Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Providence Rent Report. Providence rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Providence rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Providence rents declined significantly over the past month

Providence rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Providence stand at $1,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,210 for a two-bedroom. Providence's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Providence rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Providence, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Providence is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Providence's median two-bedroom rent of $1,210 is slightly above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.9% rise in Providence.
  • While Providence's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Denver (+1.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Providence than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Providence.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Providence’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Providence renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Providence vary widely across categories such as affordabilit...

View full Providence Renter Confidence Survey
Providence Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Providence ranks on:
C Overall satisfaction
C+ Safety and crime rate
D Jobs and career opportunities
C+ Recreational activities
A- Affordability
C Quality of schools
A Social Life
F Weather
A- Commute time
C+ State and local taxes
A Public transit
D Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Providence’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Providence renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Providence vary widely across categories such as affordability and career opportunities."

Key Findings in Providence include the following:

  • Providence renters gave their city a C overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Providence were public transit (A), social life (A), commute time (A-) and affordability (A-).
  • The areas of concern to Providence renters are weather (F), jobs and career opportunities (D) and pet-friendliness (D).
    • Providence did relatively poorly compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Boston (A) and Denver (B+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.