How much do you know about Huntsville’s Village of Providence?
Cozy, quaint and convenient to everything, it’s one of my favorite spots in town to grab a bite and walk around. I met up with Kelsey Davis, RealtySouth agent, to get more info about the neighborhood’s features.
Where is Providence?
You’ll find the Village of Providence just north of Highway 72 and south of Old Monrovia Rd NW. It’s bordered to the east by Indian Creek and has direct access to the northernmost mile of Indian Creek Greenway.
Plus, Providence is close to everything:
- 12 minutes to Redstone Arsenal Gate 9
- 15 minutes to Research Park
- 20 minutes to Downtown Huntsville
- 20 minutes to Huntsville Hospital
- 30 minutes to Monte Sano State Park
Kelsey gave me a complete guided tour of the neighborhood and pointed out all the spots that locals love most. Here’s what we found:
1. Amazing eats
Providence is one of my favorite neighborhoods to drop by when I’m looking for something delicious to eat. Restaurants there include:
- The Casual Pint, the best spot to find craft beer and delicious brewery eats.
- Charrito’s Bar + Grill, a Mexican restaurant with a great patio and even better menu.
- Edgar’s Bakery, my personal go-to for breakfast (and strawberry cake). If you’re there in the morning, don’t miss the cheddar biscuits.
- Furniture Factory Bar + Grill, a beloved downtown bar that just opened a second location in Providence Nov. 16.
- Grille on Main, an upscale eatery from the group behind downtown staples Cotton Row and Commerce Kitchen (and another of my favorites).
- Mellow Mushroom, because every neighborhood needs a reliable pizza spot.
- Moe’s Original Barbecue, the best place to find good barbecue and great entertainment.
- Phuket Thai + Sushi, authentic Thai cuisine and beautiful patio dining.
- Taco Mama, home of the Prosecco Fizz margarita and a menu full of delicious Tex Mex eats.
2. Shopping + more
Though Providence is best known for restaurants, there are also some gems for shoppers and lovers of fun experiences, including:
- Church Street Wine Bar + Bottle Shoppe is an extension of the downtown bottle shop you already know and love. Swing by to grab a bottle (or two!) or stay and grab a bite—they serve tapas, sandwiches, salads + desserts, along with wine and beer.
- The Flower Shoppe of Providence is poised to become your new neighborhood florist, offering beautiful arrangements for every occasion.
- Pinot’s Palette offers sip-and-paint classes for you and your friends daily, with both public and private painting events.
3. Community fun
No neighborhood is complete without opportunities to bring everyone together. In Providence, you’ll find:
- Movie nights, holiday celebrations and more at the park on Providence Main.
- The Providence Artisans and Farmers Market, which takes place on Saturdays from 10AM-2PM April-November.