East Side, Providence, Rhode Island

East Side, Providence, Rhode Island

East Side, Providence, Rhode Island

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The East Side is a collection of neighborhoods in Providence, Rhode Island on the eponymous eastern part of the city. It officially comprises the neighborhoods of Blackstone, Hope (commonly known as Summit), Mount Hope, College Hill (once known as Prospect Hill), Wayland, and Fox Point.

The area is separated from East Providence, Rhode Island to the east by the Seekonk River. To the west it is separated from the rest of Providence by the Providence River and Interstate 95. To the north, it borders Pawtucket, Rhode Island. To the south, it abuts Narragansett Bay, which is formed by the confluence of the Seekonk and Providence Rivers.

Roger Williams founded Providence along College Hill. As such, the area includes some of the oldest sections of the city. The spot where he landed after crossing the Seekonk River is marked by a small park in Fox Point.

Universities and Schools

The East Side contains most of Brown University's facilities. These include the Main Green, the Rockefeller Library, the Pembroke Campus, and the School of Medicine. Many of the Rhode Island School of Design's buildings are along the slope of College Hill. The RISD Museum is located on Benefit Street.

Private schools include the Moses Brown School, the Wheeler School, Lincoln School, Providence Hebrew Day School, and...
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