The Jewelry District

Historic homes and industrial spaces have been transformed into chic lofts.

Welcome to the Jewelry District

Innovation and historic beauty abound in this culinary destination.
Once a vibrant center for jewelry manufacturing, the Jewelry District is now Providence’s most dynamic site of innovation and enterprise. This ambitious neighborhood is catapulting from a storied past right into its own bright future, with a new name – the Innovation District. With support from the community’s biggest names, like Brown University and Johnson and Wales University, the historic Jewelry District is evolving into a decidedly modern enclave.
Dating back to the late 1700s, the Jewelry District has always had a glittering reputation, starting with the town’s first jeweler developing a process for rolled plated gold. This innovation transformed the jewelry industry and set Providence on a course to become the Jewelry Capital of the World. This innovative spirit weaves its way through the district today, inspiring a new generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Historic homes and industrial spaces have been transformed into chic lofts and luxury condos, while the culinary scene is exciting and unparalleled.

What to Love

  • World-class culinary scene
  • Historic beauty and ancestral homes
  • A dynamic, creative atmosphere

People & Lifestyle

The vibe in the Jewelry District is fresh and exciting, and this dynamic town breathes inspiration into its residents. From chefs creating new menus with innovative techniques to fusion businesses stepping outside the traditional parameters to experiment with a new idea, the Jewelry District offers its creative residents the freedom to fly.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

As the center of Providence’s culinary haven, the Jewelry District is home to some of the most outstanding restaurants and bistros in the state. Full of award-winners and Best-Of list mainstays, this stylish neighborhood welcomes foodies from the fine dining school as well as the casual pub contingent. From brunch to late-night cocktails, The District offers an upscale menu of classic American fare, cleverly named with law terms. The easygoing, brick-walled eatery is consistently named one of Providence’s best and showcases live music and a special concert menu. 
Part eatery, part antique shop, CAV Restaurant features an upscale global menu, a historic bar, and live music. Their creative menu stuns with colorful dishes like black truffle ravioli with lobster meat, and mint pea mascarpone served over fresh-cut pappardelle pasta. Nick-a-Nee's fosters a breezy, casual vibe for those eager for a rousing night of music and mischief. This heavenly dive bar features a weekly bluegrass night, pool tables, and even a dog-friendly setting.

Things to Do

Providence Children's Museum delights its young guests with a hands-on, creative learning environment with active programs and a focus on play. The Jewelry District Walking Tour offers residents a chance to get to know their neighborhood, while the innovative Mindfulness Center at Brown University offers programs and training in the field of meditation and mindfulness and even hosts silent retreats.


The Jewelry District is home to the highly-rated SouthSide Elementary Charter, which teaches students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Overview for The Jewelry District, RI

12,450 people live in The Jewelry District, where the median age is 32.6 and the average individual income is $43,977. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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32.6 years

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Around The Jewelry District, RI

There's plenty to do around The Jewelry 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 LuLi Boutique, Heartleaf Books, and Divine Barre.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 2.2 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.15 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.03 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.5 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.52 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.66 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Jewelry District, RI

The Jewelry District has 5,047 households, with an average household size of 1.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Jewelry District do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,450 people call The Jewelry District home. The population density is 7,419.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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42.26 / 57.74%

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Schools in The Jewelry District, RI

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The following schools are within or nearby The Jewelry 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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Urban Collaborative Program
7th - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
Vartan Gregorian Elementary School
K - 5th
Tavares Educational Center
PreK - 12th
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Bradley School Providence
6th - 12th
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9th - 12th
9th - 12th
Providence Career Technical
9th - 12th
9th - 12th
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9th - 12th
Carl G. Lauro Elementary School
K - 5th
Trinity Academy Performing Art
7th - 12th

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