Providence County, RI
Providence County, home to Rhode Island’s capital city, is comprised of the state’s major urban hubs and the suburbs that surround them. Rich in history, Kent County cities like Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket harken back to the early days of industry. In fact, Pawtucket is known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.
Providence has become known as “the Renaissance City,” thanks to events like the world-famous Waterfires which have drawn millions to witness their spectacular summer evening displays. An assortment of culinary delights offered by the area’s numerous restaurants have also helped Providence earn the reputation of a city reborn. Many of the county’s dining establishments have ranked among the best in the country. Institutions like the Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson & Wales, and Brown University help ensure that these types of cultural amenities remain abundant.