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Living Here

As the pivot point into the Northeast, Rhode Islanders also have immediate access to urban chic and farm stand fresh within an hour’s range on the GPS. The cost of living, including housing and utilities, compares quite favorably with destinations elsewhere on the corridor.

Diverse Housing

Diverse housing options are among the many competitive advantages of Rhode Island. Affordable housing, public transportation and well connected bike paths and a thriving cycling culture all make Rhode Island a favorable place to live and work.


Rhode Island has over 60 miles of paved bike paths, with another 20 miles in the development process. Rhode island also has one of the highest usage rate of our bike paths. A strong cycling culture helps promote the painting of bike lanes and raise general awareness for bikers on the road.

Food Culture

With a top ranking farm to table movement, world class culinary institute and a long standing tradition of preparing outstanding culinary experiences, Rhode Island is full of incredible restaurants, a food incubator Hope and Main, and a rapidly expanding food truck movement.

• Smart growth urban development

• Access to locally grown organic food

Residential Property

Residential living takes on a new dimension in Rhode Island. Historic homes and brand new high rise condos with city views are in vogue. Micro lofts and small attractive spaces carved into industrial mill buildings define the ultimate urban experience. Luxury waterfront properties nestle in along the hundreds of miles of coastline. Classic New England-style homes deliver authenticity. From town square picturesque and opulent oceanfront to gritty chic and quintessentially suburban, the options are wide open. The median sales price is $232,000.

Rhode Island is among the most cost effective places to live in the Northeast.



• Rhode Island has 411 miles of coastline, the greatest amount of shore access per square mile of any state

• Rhode Island ranks among the safest states for walking and biking facilities

• Rhode Island is ranked as the 10th healthiest state

Source: Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University

•Providence named "America's Favorite City" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2014