Armory District

The ever-artful Providence lends its style and creativity to this enclave.

Welcome to Armory District

A vibrant and diverse neighborhood full of historic beauty.
The dynamic Armory District is one of Providence’s most important neighborhoods for architecture and urban updates. Located in the West End, this mostly residential district seamlessly blends the spectacular styles of the past with the vibrant innovations of today, creating an exciting setting for a modern lifestyle.
A stunning example of the Victorian Italianate style, the Armory District’s Wedding Cake House dates back to 1867 and showcases the historic architecture for which this stylish neighborhood is known. One of the joys of living in Providence is strolling the leafy streets and marveling at the picturesque homes – stately Federal styles, intricate Victorian details, and Paladian windows stand out in a sea of colorful confections and historical designs. A member of the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, this lovely district boasts more than 1,000 historically significant houses. The ever-artful Providence lends its style and creativity to this enclave. Leafy parks, towering trees, and picturesque homes offer both a glimpse of the past and the excitement of a vibrant future.

What to Love

  • Vibrant culinary scene
  • Highly walkable
  • Diverse community
  • Beautiful historic homes

People & Lifestyle

One of the most desirable neighborhoods in the state of Rhode Island, the Armory District pampers residents with leafy streets, gorgeous homes, spacious apartments, and a vibrant collection of hip bistros featuring global tastes and outstanding cuisine. Residents of this lovely spot appreciate the historic beauty and diverse community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Eclectic and creative, the Armory District boasts a culinary scene of global tastes and hip innovations. Influenced by street culture and world cuisine, Troop is a laid-back hangout showcasing a menu of vibrant street food fare, a weekend brunch, and cheekily named craft cocktails. The family-run Mi Ranchito Restaurant features the city’s best traditional Guatemalan fare, including steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches, and plantains.
Providence shows off its artistic flair and sense of mischief with the kitschy Ogie's Trailer Park. This trendy, trailer park–inspired eatery serves a fun, retro menu of American comfort food, cocktails, and even an adorable canine menu, encouraging patrons to treat their pups to a cheeseburger or bacon. You’ll find a creative lineup of pizzas, craft brews, and cocktails at Pizza J, a colorful pizzeria with a contemporary vibe and outstanding food.

Things to Do

Today this 10-acre green space features lovely, tree-lined walking trails, playgrounds, an outdoor fitness area, and iconic chess tables. Summer brings the Armory Farmers’ Market to the park, delighting residents every Thursday afternoon with organic vegetables, locally sourced ingredients, artisan cheeses, and freshly baked bread and pastries. Spend a leisurely morning exploring the trails with the family dog or bring a picnic and enjoy the summer concert series.
Nearby sits the imposing Cranston Street Armory, which has a rich history dating back to its creation in 1907. This yellow-brick structure is one of Providence’s most impressive, and while it began as a fortress designed to exert some measure of control over the masses, this castle soon became the scene of social events and city celebration, delighting generations of residents for almost a century.


The Armory District is home to the highly-rated Reservoir Avenue Elementary School, which teaches students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Overview for Armory District, RI

2,407 people live in Armory District, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $52,695. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45 years

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Around Armory District, RI

There's plenty to do around Armory District, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Simple Merchant Coffee, Windmist Farm, and Le Bec Sucre.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.47 miles 42 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.55 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.36 miles 69 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 0.72 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.18 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Armory District, RI

Armory District has 1,117 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Armory District do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,407 people call Armory District home. The population density is 20,602.358 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.74 / 53.22%

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Schools in Armory District, RI

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The following schools are within or nearby Armory District. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Frank E. Thompson Middle
5th - 8th

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