The map shows where residents in the Providence metro area and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Providence, RI and North Providence, RI are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Providence, RI map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the east parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the south regions.

Median house prices in Providence, RI are $380,504, meaning Providence homes are similar to the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Oceanside, CA and Bayamon, PR, and found homes in Providence cost less.

Compared to Rhode Island, Providence home prices are similar to the state's average of $369,999. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Providence, RI.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Providence varies greatly.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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