Welcome to Cranston


Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins

Welcome to the City of Cranston! Our city is proudly ranked among Livability.com's 'Top Best Places to Live in The U.S. in 2023; and  America's 50 Best Cities to Live as selected by Fortune Magazine in 2023!

As the second largest City in the State of Rhode Island, Cranston is home to over 82,000 residents. Cranston is also home to two of our State's premier shopping and dining centers - Garden City Center and Chapel View. Being a vibrant suburban community, Cranston also boasts of rural areas on the western side of the City and a shoreline on beautiful Narragansett Bay to the east.