West End

While stunning Victorian structures dazzle with ornate details and decorative gables.

Welcome to West End

A bustling urban enclave with a vintage vibe and a strong arts scene.
With a stylish mix of urban flair and historical beauty, the West End is a bastion of vibrant vintage shops and first-class eateries. As home to the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence is known for its exciting arts scene, and the West End lives up to the high expectations. Organizations like Girls Rock! and New Urban Arts, a community arts studio for high school students and emerging artists, ensure the younger generation values arts and culture. This creative freedom, along with excellent schools and an academic atmosphere, makes the West End an ideal place for families.
Today, this creative neighborhood bustles with revitalization and features a unique blend of historic architecture and modern design. The strong artistic influence brightens the neighborhood and adds to the stylish new construction builds, while stunning Victorian structures dazzle with ornate details and decorative gables.

What to Love


People & Lifestyle

Artistic and accomplished, residents of the West End have used their creative genius to give this historic neighborhood a modern refresh with a nod to its storied past. This close-knit community delights in bringing artistic flair to every aspect of life, and the West End benefits from this meticulous attention to detail. From chic vintage shops to stylish bistros and vibrant artist communities, life in the West End is exciting and dynamic.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Providence is known as a foodie town, and the West End is no different. From sweet treats to late-night gastropubs, this culinary hotspot keeps its residents hungry for more. The decadent Sin Desserts is the spot to go for a morning latte, a luscious cinnamon roll, and stunning custom cakes. This devilish bakery creates a dazzling array of confections and even offers a line of cocktails. The best cold brew in town comes from The Nitro Cart, an innovative coffee craze offering fresh, locally sourced nitro coffee, while Broadway Bistro serves the city’s best-elevated comfort food with an artistic twist. Hip eatery Julian's features a vibrant brunch menu, served all day, with an impressive vegan selection and mouth-watering dishes like fried chicken and waffles, as well as an entire menu just for its numerous eggs Benedict options.

Things to Do

West End enjoys a thriving arts scene with innovative performances and creative cultural experiences. Set in a historic opera house, Columbus Theatre is Rhode Island’s premier place to see concerts, films, comedians, and plays. With stained glass archways and painted murals, this opulent theater offers guests contemporary entertainment in a stylish setting. Indulge in the dramatic at The Wilbury Theatre Group, Providence's home for groundbreaking artists and adventurous plays and theater experiences. The city’s best galleries are on display during the Federal Hill Stroll, as well as signature cuisine from the West End’s top culinary destinations.


West End is home to several excellent educational institutions, including Community Preparatory School, for students in grades four through eight.

Overview for West End, RI

17,375 people live in West End, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $22,536. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

32 years

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Around West End, RI

There's plenty to do around West End, 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 Sweet Deliveries Bakery, Game On!, and Providence Pilates Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.8 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.07 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.56 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.9 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.25 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West End, RI

West End has 6,269 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West End do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,375 people call West End home. The population density is 19,619.638 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.81 / 51.19%

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Schools in West End, RI

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The following schools are within or nearby West End. 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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Gilbert Stuart Middle School
6th - 8th
No rating available
Leviton Dual Language School
K - 5th
Alfred Lima Senior Elementary School
2nd - 5th
No rating available
Providence Career Technical
9th - 12th
Charles N. Fortes Academy
PreK - 1st
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