Rising Sun lies at the intersection of the rapidly revitalizing neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Broadway and the Armory District on Providence’s West Side, with Olneyville to the south and west and Valley-Promenade to the north.
Immediately available to Rising Sun is a rich array of amenities:
Restaurants — In addition to the Easy Entertaining Café on the campus of Rising Sun Mills there is an incredible diversity of ethnic, local and regional foods in Olneyville Square, Atwells Avenue, and Broadway. Providence is a foodie mecca, with award winning restaurants and shops serving cuisines from all over the world. The West Side is quickly becoming one of the hottest food and drink destinations in the country, with recent accolades for Nick’s On Broadway, Julian’s, the Avery, Broadway Bistro, Bayberry Beer Hall, and Easy Entertaining coming from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Santé, Saveur and other critical outlets. Providence was recently voted one of the ten hippest cities in America by Travel and Leisure magazine, a designation certain to cause a collective groan from West Siders.
Shopping — There are many shops, stores and services within blocks of Rising Sun for the convenience of residents and employees alike. Atwells Avenue and Broadway are lined with specialty shops, and Providence Place mall, southern New England’s premier regional shopping mall, is five minutes away. Garden City in Cranston is just a short drive away.
Green Space — Rising Sun’s eleven-acre campus features several acres of rapidly maturing trees and native plantings. Fish and eel ladders and a “Hang Spot” overlooking Rising Sun Dam and the Woonasquatucket River — one of thirteen National heritage rivers in the United States — provide a wonderful respite from workday stresses. The Woonasquatucket River Greenway and bike path, with a restored riverbank and a new bridge over the river just above Rising Sun Dam, creates direct and scenic access to Donigian Park and its recreational facilities, to Waterplace Park and to Riverside Park. New plantings were put in the ground as of 2021. A very popular community garden has been established on campus with plots for flowers and vegetables available to residents and employees on campus.