Introduction to North Providence, Rhode Island
North Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 3 miles NW of Providence, Rhode Island (center to center) and 40 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The people of the town are in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. North Providence has a population of 32,411.
North Providence History
North Providence was established in 1636. The town originally included parts of the present day cities of Pawtucket and Providence. It was incorporated in 1765. Salvatore Mancini became the town's first elected mayor in 1974. North Providence is the eighth-highest populated town in Rhode Island.
North Providence and nearby Attractions
- Providence Children's Museum
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
- Smith-Appleby House Museum
- Museum of Natural History
- Lincoln Woods State Park
Things To Do In North Providence
You can visit Peter Randall State Park during your stay in North Providence. It is also worth visiting the Twin Rivers Beach. You can also plan a trip to the Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center and the Providence Jewelry Museum. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Woonasquatucket River. The Louisquissett Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lovers.
North Providence Transportation
Flights can be availed from Theodore Francis Green State Airport.
North Providence Higher Education
Providence College, Johnson and Wales University, and Rhode Island College are nearby.