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Great neighborhood

To me, this is the choice location in Providence. The streets are immaculate and the usual... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
William S
Ligonier PA
College Hill History

If you're into history and would love to view homes that were built around the late 1600's to early... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Abington, Massachusetts
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Off-beat neighborhood located between Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good65%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Providence, RI
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

To me, this is the choice location in Providence. The streets are immaculate and the usual amenities that come with a major university--athletic facilities, culture, bookshops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bistros, Whole Foods--are scattered across the area, aout 30 blocks by 30 blocks. Thayer Street is...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you're into history and would love to view homes that were built around the late 1600's to early 1800's, then this is the place to visit. On the top of College Hill, you can see all sorts of views, the city line, homes and...More

Thank vaneli034
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Get your walking shoes on and take this area in in Providence. Quaint area with alot of different options. Make sure it is not too hot though

Thank mcdonapa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are visiting the Providence area for the first time and you would like to glipse at some historic properties, then College Hill is a good area to visit. Keep in mind this is where Brown College is so it is an expensive part...More

Thank Hunter1107
Reviewed 22 September 2016

when you require your 11 an 14 year old daughters to climb it if they want an ice cream cone. Nobody would now do this, but it gave them the character to run their own businesses.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Benefit street area including college hill is a lovely spot to see old beautifully restored houses, stone sidewalks and visit a few nice old buildings. I will review RISD separately but it is there too. It is a pleasant and informative hour or so...More

Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Providence's College Hill falls between the Providence river and perhaps Thayer or Hope Street, encompassing RISD (the Rhode Island School of Design) at the bottom and Brown University at the top. It features gobs of architecturally interesting old and new buildings, lots of students, lots...More

Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Separated from downtown Providence by a branch of the Providence River, College Hill is not just where college kids live. It's also a really nice, upscale community with lots of tree-lined streets and lovely older homes. Home to several prestigious campuses (Brown, RISD), it's a...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Students live here, but so do working class people, as well as townies who never left. Safe, and pretty. Especially on the Brown Stadium side of Hope Street. Between Hope and Blackstone Boulevard is an assortment of housing. Also mansions the closer you get to...More

Thank PFandtheFlyers
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Love walking up on the East Side of Providence. Plenty of little shops and restaurants on Thayer St. You can also walk through the campus of Brown University and RI School of design. Lot's of energy but also relaxing viewing the old streets and colonial...More

1  Thank Debra G
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