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East Providence, RI

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East Providence Rhode Island

  • The city of East Providence is located within the boundaries of Providence County.
  • East Providence was incorporated in 1812 as a town and 1958 as a city.
  • 2010 Census notes 47,037 people live in this town, making it the 5th largest city in the state.
  • Size: 16.61 Sq Miles (13.4 Sq Miles of land & 3.2 Sq Miles of water)
  • Zip Code: 02914, 02915, 02916
  • East Providence Villages: East Providence Center, Riverside, Rumford.
  • East Providence has created a commission to facilitate the redevelopment of old industrial sites and brown fields.
  • Town of East Providence Official Website
  • Coordinates:  41°48′49″N 71°22′12″W

Real Estate Facts

Residential

% of Value

Commercial

Vehicle

Biz / Personal Prop

$22.95 100% $25.40 $37.10 $56.67

* last assessed in 2012 & has a homestead exemption

Around Town

Crescent Park Looff Carousel
  • AKA: Crescent Park Carousel.
  • This carousel was hand-carved / built in 1895.
  • Artist / Builder: Charles ID Looff.
  • Location: Bullocks Point Ave, Crescent Park Amusement Park (Riverside)
  • Contains: 61 Horses, 1 Camel, 2 Single Coaches, 2 Double Chariots.
  • 56 of the horses are jumpers.
  • Charles ID Looff's 1st carousel built in the US was located at Coney Island in 1876.
  • Building Style: Hippodrome w/trademark onion dome.
  • Added to the National Historic Register in 2006.
Pomham Rocks Light
  • Coordinates: 41.7775°N 71.3696°W
  • Built in 1871 & Automated in 1974.
  • AKA Pomham Lighthouse.
  • Located in the Providence River about 200 yards from the shoreline of the Riverside neighborhood.
  • The same design was used on Sabin Point, Rose Island, and Colchester Reef.
  • The lighthouse was temporarily deactivated from 1974 - 2006.
  • This lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1979.
  • Made of Stone & Wood.

East Providence Public Library - Weaver Memorial Library
  • Address: 41 Grove St, East Providence RI 02914
  • Phone: (401) 434-2453
  • East Providence Library Website
  • According to the library website, "Opened 1938, Addition added 1991, Renovated 2009-2010"
  • "In 1871 Mrs. Rhoda Bassett, with her friend Mrs. Susan M. Weaver interested a group of friends to form the Ladies Social Union, to establish a library in the village of Watchemocket. By 1876 their fund raising activities produced enough money to start a circulating library with 1,000 books (E.P. Post 10/30/1969)"
  • "The Library was successful but mobile, moving five time until 1938. It found a permanent home in the present building on Grove Avenue thanks to the generous bequest of Mrs. Susan Weaver. In 1963 the Children’s Room was opened. A major addition in 1991, and the renovations in 2009 and 2010 have resulted in the popular resource center the library is today."

East Providence Public Library - Riverside Branch
  • Address: 475 Bullocks Point Ave, East Providence RI 02915
  • Phone: (401) 433-4877
  • East Providence Library Website
  • A library in Riverside was established in 1881 at St Mark’s Church.
  • The Riverside Free Public Library Association was incorporated in 1884.
  • In 1894 a library building was constructed on Lincoln Avenue.
  • Riverside Library branch was later located on Pawtucket Avenue in the city’s Recreation Center building at 100 Bullocks Point Ave.
  • In 2005 construction was completed on a new building at 475 Bullocks Point Ave.

East Providence Public Library - Fuller Branch CLOSED
  • Address: 260 Dover Ave, East Providence RI 02914
  • East Providence Library Website
  • According to the library website, "Opened 1926, Hawthorne Ave. house also known as Anne Fuller Brightridge Library when located on Brightridge Ave. 1970 Relocated to Dover Avenue building. 2012 CLOSED"

East Providence Public Library - Rumford Branch CLOSED

East Bay Bike Path

The East Bay Bike Path is the first multi-town bike path we built in Rhode Island. It travels 14.5 miles from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol, passing many state and local parks and recreation areas. Connecting neighborhoods, schools and business districts, the path is popular with commuting cyclists heading into Providence.

  • East Providence Parking:
  • Riverside Square, Riverside
  • Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence Lot One
  • Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence Lot Two

 

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Ten Mile River Greenway

The Ten Mile River Greenway was built in 2004 to connect Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence at a distance of 2 miles. It is one of the few bike paths in Rhode Island that was not built along a former rail corridor. This means the path follows the natural contour of the land and provides a very scenic ride along rolling terrain on the banks of the James Turner Reservoir.

  • East Providence Parking:
  • Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields, East Providence

 

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