Parade Street, 3.5 years in the neighborhood Counselor
I like the neighborhood for its park, its safety and the ethnic food I can walk to and buy. I also enjoy the historical homes in the neighborhood.
Chapin Avenue, 4 years in the Neighborhood Pastor, The Feast Church
The two things that make the West Side great are diversity and community. Many places are diverse, and many have a strong community. The combination of both is rare. The West Side is a place where a wide spectrum of people are equally celebrated and welcomed.
Lived in the neighborhood for 6.5 years
The West Side is one of those neighborhoods where one can turn a corner and discover something totally neat, unexpected, and great. From the charming Victorian houses to the thriving businesses along Westminster and Broadway, and the strong community that works to make it all happen, the West Side is one of the best neighborhoods in the city where one can live, work, and play.
JENICA REED CONLEY
Willow Street, 2.5 years in the neighborhood Communications Assistant, Rhode Island Housing
Between the architectural character, cultural diversity, and outstanding culinary scene, the West Side neighborhood has exceptionally great flavor.
Broadway, 17 years in the neighborhood Real Estate Broker
The West Side is a great neighborhood for several reasons: for having a real “Sense of Community,” its diversity, its housing stock and history, location in Providence and its range of ages! Range of incomes, different businesses, its awareness of local issues and global issues…
Wood Street Manager, Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University
I live in the neighborhood and I think it's great due to the diversity of the neighborhood, the excellent restaurants and shops, as well as the upcoming Urban Greens Food Co-op.
Hudson Street, 5 years in the neighborhood Market Development Manager, Jungbunzlauer
The West Side is a dynamic neighborhood with a wonderful sense of community.
Hudson Street, new to the neighborhood Manager of Community Building, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation
Community and civic engagement, great restaurants/bars, dogs per capita.
Hammond Street, 6+ years in the Neighborhood
It’s walkable, close to downtown, has bars and restaurants, and my friends all live here. What’s not to like?
Mt. Pleasant Avenue Brewmaster, Revival Brewing
The West Side is an amazing community of people from all walks of life. Rich in culture and diversity, and flourishing with new businesses as well as established ones. Once a challenged neighborhood the west side’s “Revival” is one that I have witnessed for the better part of 19 years and I am happy and privileged to represent it.
Parade Street, 9 years in the neighborhood Executive Director, Recycle-A-Bike
There is so much that is fantastic about the West Side: the history; the parks; the shops and restaurants; being able to walk (or bike) to downtown; and, of course, the neighbors... I love that so many of my neighbors feel strongly about working to maintain a thriving, diverse, lively neighborhood.
Westminster Street, 6 years in the neighborhood Professional Organizer, A Fresh-Start
I live and work in the neighborhood and I believe that West Broadway is a great neighborhood because of its diverse population, wonderful restaurants, and variety of services for humans and animals, multitude of culture.
Dexter Street, 12 years in the neighborhood Director, Drug Free Community Program
The West Side is a great place to live – a nice neighborhood, is clean and a supportive community.
Broadway, 10 years in the neighborhood Realtor, Westcott Properties
The West Side is the Best Side! I love everything that the neighborhood has to offer for my family…from the local shops and restaurants to the ornate architecture, and the convenience to everything that we need!
Hammond Street, 8 years in the neighborhood Realtor & Certified Real Estate Appraiser
I love the people who live here. The West Side is brimming with innovators, preservationists, artists, thinkers, and families; and I love that my neighbors are just as passionate about this little corner of the city as I am.
Tobey Street, 5 years in the neighborhood Brown University, Business Intelligence Developer
With its remarkable history, diversity and architecture, its distinct, creative and artistic culture, along with unique small businesses and spectacular dining, it’s no wonder that the West Broadway neighborhood is known as the best in Providence. It will be a pleasure to work even more closely with the WBNA to ensure that this distinction only grows stronger!
Ellery Street, 5 years in the neighborhood
My wife and I were drawn to the West Side by the diversity and strength of community we found here. We were fortunate to find a simple Victorian-style multifamily home that had recently been restored by the Armory Revival Company. We made our first neighborhood friends through that Armory community and continue to meet new people from all walks of life through WBNA events, the summertime farmers’ markets and our daily dog walk to Bell St Park. We have found the West Side a welcoming and friendly place to live. I love the dynamic of life on the West Side. As a community, we face serious issues, but these challenges can help bring us together. I look forward to working on the board of the WBNA to overcome our issues and celebrate our differences.
NANCY SMITH WORTHEN
Hammond Street, 10 years in the neighborhood Retired Program Director and Volunteer Manager, Providence Children's Museum, Ready to Learn Providence, Providence CityArts!
I love living in a neighborhood where people are friendly, where neighborhood events create a sense of community, and where the neighborhood group creates opportunities like the solar panel program to participate in. My electric bill is $0 because of WBNA!