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Old 06-22-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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we are down to a couple of choices maybe a few more but would like to ask you all about Bristol vs East Providence living. Walkable, safe, interesting, charm and good people. Don't want to have to constantly look over my shoulder in fear of getting mugged. I like local Pub's, Coffee Cafe's and access to grocery stores and we like to walk and bus rather than have to take the car.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Mugged?? You're not going to get mugged!!!

Bristol is more walkable than EP. It has also become quite upscale with antique shops, condos, and expensive restaurants. Rents are high because of RWU and general desirability.

However, on second thought, if budget is a big issue you might like the Bullocks Pt area of EP. There are smaller, older homes there on small lots that are relatively affordable. It has a nice waterfront park as well. It's not what you'd call upscale however.

EP also has another waterfront community called Narragansett Terrace.

What's your budget? Buying or renting?
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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renting to start for the 1st year. I am getting EP mixed up a bit with the east side of Providence. My wife has mentioned thaat she would consider the city. then there is Warren. What do you think?
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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Way more going on the East Side than in Bristol or even Warren. Warren and Bristol are both nice, have a couple decent restaurants, couple fun shops, couple nice old buildings. Both don't offer the variety of the East Side though.

I'd go with the East Side.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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very good response and helpful indeed. My only fear of the East Side is maybe unfounded and that is crime and safety vs Bristol which seems very clean and comfortable vs Warren which seems a little ragged.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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What parts of the East Side are you considering? There are a number of sections to the East Side, it is not a homogenous area at all.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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I don't think there's a big difference crime wise between Warren and Bristol. Warren is a bit more rough around the edges and it's not quite as 'polished' as Bristol but nevertheless the crime rate is pretty low. I lived in both towns and was never concerned about crime at all. Quite a few people still leave their houses and cars unlocked.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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that is good to know about Warren and Bristol. And a good description that Warren is a bit less polished. And a bit less expensive to rent or buy.
As far as the East Side, I do not know where exactly to look. What would be your suggestions? Do not want to be in a college dorm setting but want to be in a quiet and safe area with walkability to everything.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Check out places near Wayland Square. That should be a good start.
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