poll: North Providence #35: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


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North Providence may be one of the state’s smallest communities but has the eight-highest population of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns. Formed in June 13, 1765, after separating from Providence, this small town likes to celebrate its classic Rhode Island culture. North Providence also embodies a bustling residential area with most of its residents working outside of their community.

North Providence by the numbers

Established: 1636
Population: 32,078
Median household income: $50,211
Median housing price: $156,300

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 35
Affordability ranking: 19
Education ranking: 33
Economic condition ranking: 31
Safety ranking: 30
Arts & Culture ranking: 29 (T)

Famous residents:

Ernie DiGregorio, former NBA player
Jim Gilchrist, founder of the controversial Minuteman Project
Danielle Lacourse, Miss Rhode Island USA 2007, first runner-up at Miss USA 2007
Zellio Toppazzini, NHL - AHL hockey player, Rhode Island Reds Player of the Century, Providence College Head Coach
Bob Giammarco, former Providence radio talk show host and elected official in Cranston 

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


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