North Providence is centrally located in the Providence metropolitan area, but borders on more suburban communities. One of the main thoroughfares, Mineral Spring Avenue, offers a myriad of regional restaurants, goods and services.
North Providence is the proud home to the main campus of Rhode Island College. Outdoor recreation abounds in its nearby parks, as well as Triggs Memorial Golf Course. North Providence is another one of those farmer's markets towns where fresh, local fruits and vegetables are shared and enjoyed. Being right next door to Pawtucket, you are thus afforded all of the entertainment and nightlife options of the nearby city. The Pawtucket Arts Festival brings major artistic and cultural attractions in the warmer months of the year. McCoy Stadium is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox, the minor league baseball triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. This is all in addition to the theatre, nightlife, and dining options Pawtucket provides. Housing options in North Providence are broad, including condominiums, rentals, and both small and large single family homes.
North Providence is made up of the villages of: Allendale, Centerdale, Fruit Hill, Geneva, Greystone, Louisquisset, Lymansville, Marieville, Wanskuck and Woodville.