A Resident's View
Rhode Island's resources appeal to a wide variety of interests. Providence, the state's capital and New England's second largest city, is the hub of business, cultural and recreational activities. Approximately half of the RIH house staff live in this area, in close proximity to both the University and the Hospital. This makes it convenient for the faculty, house staff and their families to participate regularly in the University's social and academic activities. These include concerts, lectures, plays and the use of extensive athletic facilities.
The New York Times has called Providence "the best kept secret in New England." It is endowed with historical and architectural points of interest, and is rich in culture influences.
Rhode Island has 400 miles of scenic Atlantic coast line and some of the most beautiful beaches and best sailing waters in the world. Newport, for example, has been the home of the America's Cup Races. Because it is such a small state, travel to any point within Rhode Island takes only minutes. In addition, it is ideally located for travel to other parts of New England including Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Boston, the ski country of Vermont and New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. Fenway Park, Sullivan Stadium and the Boston Garden are no more than an hour away. In fact, Providence is no more than a seven hour drive to any point from Montreal to Washington, D.C.
Interstate highways I-95 and I-195 run through Providence and serve as the prime connector arteries for the state. The newly renovated T.F. Green airport is only 12 miles away and provides excellent routes to many major cities. An Amtrak train station is located in downtown Providence as well as a new Bonanza bus terminal with a convenient bus service to and from Logan International Airport in Boston.