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Smith Hill is a district in Providence, up in the northern area in Providence. Only a couple minutes from Federal Hill, Smith Hill provides a sense of entertainment and places to visit. Smith Hill is probably best known for their St Patrick's Parade and Bolivian Festival. Smith Hill has two main streets which are Chalkstone Ave and Smith St.


Get in[edit]

RIPTA - +1 401 781-9400, [8]. Services across all of Rhode Island and throughout Providence. Buses 56 and 57 goes straight through the Smith Hill area.

Bike - If you have a bike, you can go up and down Smith Hill with no problem. Everything is close by in Smith Hill, that a bike is perfect if you do not want to use a car.

See[edit][add listing]

Davis Park - 50 Raymond St Providence, RI. Located right at the beginning of Smith Hill, Davis Park is a great place for kids. Equipped with brand new playground equipments such as swings and slides, Davis park also has a basketball court, 3 baseball fields, and a track.

Rogers Rec Center - 60 Camden Ave Providence RI. 401-455-8854. Open from 12pm to 9pm. It is located right next to Harry Kizarian Elementary School, Rogers Rec Center has a basketball and a swimming pool open in the summer. The basketball court is also known to hold events, volley ball tournaments, basketball tournaments and more. In the summer, the pool is open Monday to Sunday, 12 PM - 5 PM.

Do[edit][add listing]

Bolivian Festival - 244 Smith St Providence, RI 02908-4933 (401) 274-9245. Held on August 15-16, the Bolivian Festival starts at St Patrick's Church and the parade ends in the ice rink downtown. The parade is a dedication to Virgen de Urkupiña. Saturday's time is 2pm through 9pm. Then, on Sunday, the fun begins at 2pm and lasts until 6pm. There is no price to enjoy this event. It is free admission.

St. Patrick's Parade This parade is on Smith Street. Parade starts at noon. The St Patrick's Parade closes up the whole Smith Street for people to participate in the Parade. This parade is a way for people to celebrate their Irish heritage. It has been celebrated on Smith St. for about 20+ years.

Buy[edit][add listing]

ALDI - 539 Smith Street Providence, RI 02908. Recently open in the beginning of the year, ALDI is the new Valueland (which coincidentally is built in the same area, same building as Valueland.) ALDI is a grocery store, that sells things for cheap. They charge for bags and to use a cart, it was 25 cents. Don't worry, after returning the cart, the quarter is then returned to you.

  • Off Campus Bookstore, 1017 Smith Street Providence, RI. Being in business over 16 years, the Off Campus Bookstore provides books for college students at significantly lower prices than those that can be found in University bookstores. Keeping the business in the family, the owners have found ways to cut costs to provide books for less to their customers and plan on doing so for years to come.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

Little Caesars - 539 Smith St Providence, RI 02908-4350 (401) 421-2212. It is located right next to ALDI, the "HOT-N-READY" pizza shop is open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 10 PM. Although they do not deliver, they do serve pepperoni for $5. It is also "HOT-N-READY", meaning it is already made when you walk into the store.

Mandarin Garden - 555 Chalkstone Ave Providence, RI 02908-3619 (401) 751-0144. A Chinese restaurant right in the middle of Smith Hill. Although they do not deliver they serve fine authentic Chinese food. This small family owned restaurant, may get busy at times, so it is better that you call in rather than waiting inside for your food to be done. Cheap prices for big appetites.

I Love Mexico - 283 Smith St Providence, RI 02908 (401) 273-2026. Recently opened in Smith Hill, I Love Mexico is a restaurant/bar. Authentic Mexican food is served here, with prices varying. Inside are 2 plasma TVs, making the environment feel comfortable for the costumers. The bar serves any alcohol of your choice.

  • Newport Creamery, 673 Smith Street, 02908, 401-351-4677. Sun - Thurs 7 am - 10 pm Fri - Sat: 7 am - 11 pm. This location, conveniently located right on Smith st., is the only one left in the city of Providence. It has been around for quite a while and offers a friendly, family oriented eating environment. It is an Ice cream shop and grill in one so if you are in the mood for anything ranging from a good burger to fish and chips or a couple scoops of your favorite flavored ice cream all available for a decent price you should consider Newport Creamery. They are also known for their signature shake, the "Awful Awful" which means its awful big and awful good which is available in a variety of flavors. The restaurant also offers an outdoor walk-up window for those interested in enjoying the weather and still having good food or wanting to have their favorite frozen treat.  edit
  • Cool Licks Creamery, 1808 Smith Street. This ice cream shop conveniently on smith street on the edge of Centerdale offers 24 flavors of soft serve ice cream, multiple flavors of hard ice cream, as well as an assortment of other delicious frozen treats. Take the family out in the nice weather and enjoy the outdoor seating to enjoy a frozen treat or two.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

Smith Hill Tap - 465 Smith St. Providence (401) 331-3235 - a 21+ bar on Smith Street. A small bar with plenty of drinks and the price varies. Open til late into the night.

Club X - 681 Valley St in Providence, RI - an indoor club, but in the summer, also has an outside part to go party. Open 4 nights a week, you can party the night away. There are some days where there are themes, such as hip-hop night and Latin night. Depending on the theme/event the age limit varies with it. The prince ranges from 10$ to ladies free. It is usually 21+ for men and 18+ for women, but depending on the theme it may change.

  • Bradley's Cafe', 571 Admiral St Providence, RI, 02908. Located behind Providence College, Bradley's Cafe' includes a full menu of beer along with a mixed variety of mixed drinks all at a fair price. This is a College hotspot on Thursdays so if that's not your crowd, Thursday may not be the night for you. Come down and enjoy a drink, watch a game, have a bite from the menu and bump elbows with the locals.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

Adept Property Management - 531 Smith St, Providence, RI 02908 (800)-275-8777 - Apartments are up for rent around this neighborhood.

Contact[edit]

Post Office - 351 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908. Open Monday-Friday - 8pm to 5pm. Saturday - 8pm to 2pm. Sunday - Closed This postal office is small and compact. There is a mailbox placed in front of the post office, and mail can be dropped off in the post office

Cope[edit]

Coin-Op Laundry Mat - 282 Smith St Providence, RI (401) 331-9562. The big washers are $3.25 for 20 minutes, and the smaller ones vary. The dryer is 25 cents = 8 minutes (50 cents = 16 minutes). This laundry mat only accepts quarters. You can make change at the front desk.

Elmhurst Hair Salon - 1017 Smith Street, Providence, RI. Family Owned and operated for over 3 decades now under new management, this shop has seen much come and go in the Smith Hill neighborhood. With an old school vibe and quality barbers behind the chair this shop is sure to give more than just a good cut. If you're in the are be sure to stop by.

Get Out[edit]

Fargnoli Park - Located on Smith st between Sharon st and April ct conveniently located on the the Ripta Bus 57 route mainline. This park offers a playground for the children, a baseball field for local little league team games, basketball courts for all ages and in the summer time there is even a free water park sponsored by the city of Providence. This park is clean, well kept, easily accessible, provides convenient parking around the park area and is close to a Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Shop and gas station.

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