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Old 03-12-2012, 01:19 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I've already looked through some threads on here about apartment recommendations for Providence, but most of the responses seem to be about which areas are best. I'm interested in some actual building recommendations - I've been hunting for an apartment in Providence for about a year now (by hunting I mean googling and researching) and it seems like every time I find a great one, I read reviews online and the place ends up sounding really bad.

Exact location is not an issue for me (I work from home) but there are a few things I would like:

-A downtown type of setting so I can walk to stores/restaurants (I have a car but I prefer walking)
-Somewhat quiet (since I work from home)
-A budget maximum of $1,000 for monthly rent
-Utilities included if possible
-Cats allowed
-Safe

If anyone knows of good buildings or companies, please recommend what you can!! I would like to have a few solid places to visit when I take trip there in June. Thanks so much!
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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First off, your budget is low especially if you expect to get utilities. 12-1400 is more realistic for a desirable area. The neighborhoods with the "walk to shopping" that you want are (Federal Hill, East Side including Wayland Square, Fox Point, College Hill, Hope Village, or downtown in general). Wayland Manor on the East side will get you a studio with some utilities in your price range, if they have one available.

I think you are over researching at this point. A lot of the better neighborhoods in Providence do not have apt complexes. Many rental units, especially more affordable ones, are in multi family houses and small 4-6 unit apartment buildings that you will not find listed on the internet. You really need to come look to establish where you want to live, identify certain buildings, and then do your research if needed. You'll see "for rent" signs as well.

Best time to come in in between school semesters. Because of all the students, apts book up for Sept.

The apts rated website will give you a general idea of what to expect, but don't overlook that many people only post when they are dissatisfied- some happy renters will never post- so read between the lines and take the postings with a grain of salt (too many cliches- sorry)
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the response, Hollytree! I know I have a low budget :/ I'm guessing I won't be able to get much more than a Studio, at this point. I like this building a lot Apartments for Rent in Slatersville, Rhode Island (RI) from Halstead | 10 Railroad St., Slatersville, RI and its rather affordable, but the reviews online were horrid.

I'm going to have to do some scouting when I visit in June, and I'll take your advice! Thanks
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Slatersville is a very rural area- no walk to downtown!!! The only shopping would be a strip mall.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: chepachet
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Check out The Promenade at the Foundry. Within walking distance of Providence Place and the rest of down city.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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Thanks for the response, Hollytree! I know I have a low budget :/ I'm guessing I won't be able to get much more than a Studio, at this point. I like this building a lot Apartments for Rent in Slatersville, Rhode Island (RI) from Halstead | 10 Railroad St., Slatersville, RI and its rather affordable, but the reviews online were horrid.

I'm going to have to do some scouting when I visit in June, and I'll take your advice! Thanks
I agree with Hollytree! Slatersville is very rural...and the reviews are horrid! Most apartment complexes in RI are overpriced and the reviews are awful! Good luck!
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