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Steep hills

Get your walking shoes on and take this area in in Providence. Quaint area with alot of different... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mcdonapa
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Chisholm, Minnesota
Historic Area of Providence

If you are visiting the Providence area for the first time and you would like to glipse at some... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Hunter1107
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Off-beat neighborhood located between Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good68%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hope street” (2 reviews)
“day trip” (2 reviews)
“east side” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The trees have yet to leaf providing especially good views of the historic homes along College Hill. It is a virtual encyclopedia of American home architectural styles. I imagine the threes provide fantastic shade for quiet strolls during the summer months!

Thank Lynn1950
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were in Providence to visit RISD, and were very impressed with the school, area and city. Beautiful facility and loved the connection to Brown, and the historic areas of the city.

Thank Kathie D
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