…And by ever, I mean in the United States in 2014 according to Livability.com. Yep, PVD beat out urban luminaries such as Indianapolis, Eugene, and Provo. (You couldn’t find 10 downtowns better than Provo?) Only Fort Worth, Texas beat out Providence. Livability didn’t just make this up; they had some impressive statistics on their side:
- The public library was recently redone.
- Half the office space in Rhode Island is in downtown Providence.
- The city’s median age is 28.
- The city’s workers only have to commute an average of 16 minutes to work.
- We have WaterFire.
Also, the above picture is clearly a fabrication. It seems to imply that the trees will at some point sprout leaves and that it at some point will be warm enough to walk around in short sleeves. Lies.