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-Educated population
-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown


-Cost of living and housing
-Depressed areas

What Bert Has To Say About Providence-Warwick Metro Area

Providence is the capital and primary commercial, industrial, and residential area for this small New England state. Established as an enclave of religious tolerance and resident American rights in pre-Revolutionary times, it remains a center of liberal intellectual thought. It’s also an old manufacturing and typically New-England style old textile milling center, and the area and surrounding communities of New Bedford and Fall River have borne the brunt of considerable economic dislocation. The metro area covers the state of Rhode Island and spreads eastward into Bristol County, Massachusetts (where New Bedford and Fall River are located).

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Quick Facts About Providence

    The unemployment rate in Providence is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Providence jobs have Increased by 1.59 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Providence's cost of living is 6.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Providence's population is 179,207 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.50 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Providence is $157,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -26.43 percent.
    Providence public schools spend $18,012 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Providence.

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I currently live in Rockford IL and just graduated college for broadcasting. I want to move out of this depressing, negative city and was thinking about Providence,... (read more)
Providence is the most pot smoking city US I've ev
And I've been to San Francisco and Seattle, so that's saying a lot. If you like pot, good for you, my annoyance is with all the people who smoke pot plainly in... (read more)
these contributors depress me
I don't get all the negative comments about Providence. We like it here. WE moved here from Massachusetts 12 years ago and have great jobs, made money in real estate,... (read more)
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