About East Side Providence, Rhode Island, USA
-Blackstone, Summit aka Hope, Mount Hope, College Hill, Wayland, Fox Point-
The East Side is a collection of neighborhoods in Providence, Rhode Island on the eponymous eastern part of the city. It is officially comprised of the neighborhoods of Blackstone, Hope (commonly known as Summit), Mount Hope, College Hill (once known as Prospect Hill), Wayland, and Fox Point.
The area is separated from East Providence, Rhode Island to the east by the Seekonk River. To the west it is separated from the rest of Providence by the Providence River and Interstate 95. To the north, it borders Pawtucket, Rhode Island. To the south, it abuts Narragansett Bay, which is formed by the confluence of the Seekonk and Providence Rivers.
Roger Williams founded Providence along College Hill. As such, the area includes some of the oldest sections of the city. The spot where he landed after crossing the Seekonk River is marked by a small park in Fox Point.
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