LIVING IN RI
Four hundred miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline. A vibrant urban culture. Seventy-six different languages. And a diverse population of just over one million people. Rhode Island is bursting with natural beauty, cultural variety, and recreational opportunities of every kind.
Even with all these incredible places, Rhode Island offers a very competitive cost of living compared to our Northeast neighbors. It’s no wonder we’re so successful in attracting and retaining millennial talent, young families, and executives.
Something for Everyone
Our state features seven distinctly different areas. Together, they make this a great place to visit — and an even better place to live. Explore them all at VisitRhodeIsland.com .
Blackstone Valley: recognized as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, and for its outdoor recreation and thriving craft brewery scene.
Providence: small-town friendliness with big-city culture, sophistication, dining, arts, world-class universities and so much more.
Warwick and West Bay: home to attractions, restaurants, shopping, lodging, beaches, parks, and one of the top three airports in the country.
Bristol County: the history and charm of quintessential New England communities, with modern boutiques, dining, and outdoor opportunities.
Newport County: beloved by everyone for its architecture, galleries, shopping, restaurants, and rich history as summer home to the wealthiest of America’s Gilded Age.
South County: home to the University of Rhode Island, expansive beaches, great surfing, pine forests, pristine campsites, and the freshest seafood.
Block Island: a 30-minute ferry ride takes you to boutique-lined streets, dramatic cliffs, exquisite beaches, and woodland trails.