There are a million reasons to love the Summit neighborhood. It’s an incredibly walkable neighborhood, with gorgeous green spaces and varied architecture. Our neighbors take full advantage of the many opportunities to enjoy life and spend time together, whether they find themselves shopping on Hope Street or walking through the farmer’s market at Lippitt Park.
History and Architecture
The Summit area at the northern end of Providence’s East Side is an historic early 20th century “street car suburb,” one of the first recognized as a National Historic District by the US National Park Service.
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Today, Summit remains a great place to live, work, and play. The Hope Street shopping district thrives as it attracts shoppers both from the neighborhood, as well as visitors from across Rhode Island. It is a lovely place to dine at a sidewalk table, to find unique gifts, and to run daily errands in a neighborhood setting. Our recreational and community assets – from libraries to parks and our iconic farmer’s market – ensure that Summit remains a vital and popular place to grow up, settle down, and age in place.
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