New Residents

Congratulations on choosing the City of Cranston as your new home! Cranston has a long history of welcoming all people with open arms. As new Cranstonians, each of you has a unique story to tell and individual challenges in adjusting to your new city. This guide will help you find the city resources or services that you may need to make your move successful.

Throughout the history of our city, newcomers have made significant contributions to the development, growth, and culture of our vibrant city. Cranston is the second largest city in the State of Rhode Island, and has been rated one of the “100 Best Places to Live” in America by Money magazine as well as among the top 25 safest cities in the country according to the CQ Press. In the City of Cranston, we strive to provide the highest quality of life for our residents. Cranston boasts strong neighborhoods, a vibrant business community, a low crime rate, high quality schools, and excellent recreation facilities, to name a few of the city’s assets.

In order for Cranston to reach its full potential, we need to make sure that all of our residents have access to the city’s vast services and resources. We have tried our best to group the most important city services all right here on one page for you. Be sure to follow the City of Cranston on Facebook to receive the most current and up-to-date information on what is happening around town, weather alerts, parking bans, and upcoming events.

Contact City Hall at 401-461-1000 and always remember to dial 911 in case of an emergency.