poll: East Providence #33: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


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East Providence has beautiful neighborhoods, historic cemeteries, vibrant immigrant culture, and surprising waterfront properties. A growing city nearly surrounded by bodies of water, East Providence is the state’s 5th-largest city and home to the fastest-spinning carousel in the state and a bikeway that brings thousands of Rhode Islanders together.

East Providence by the numbers

Established: 1812
Population: 47,037
Median household income: $49,408
Median housing price: $169,450

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 33
Affordability ranking: 25
Education ranking: 32
Economic condition ranking: 32
Safety ranking: 34
Arts & Culture ranking: 8

Famous residents:

Claudia Jordan
Rebecca DiPietro, 2006 WWE Diva Search Contestant & ECW Vixen
Meredith Vieira, television journalist/host
Davey Lopes, former Major League Baseball player
Estes "Buddy" Rodgers, former Maryland Terrapins football running back
Arunah Shepherdson Abell, apprentice on the Providence Patriot, later publisher of the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Baltimore Sun
Jamie Silva, NFL safety for the Indianapolis Colts
Pedro Braz, Professional Soccer Player
Ron Wilson, US Olympic Hockey Coach, coach of Toronto Maple Leafs
Kevin Robinson, Professional BMX Biker 

What do you think is the best thing about East Providence? Cast your vote, right here. 


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