North End - sometimes given collectively to the neighborhoods of Charles and Wanshuck.
South Side or South Providence - region consisting of the neighborhoods of Elmwood, Lower South Providence, Upper South Providence, and West End.
West Broadway - an area of Federal Hill and West End along the western portion of Westminster Street.
The oldest, highest density neighborhoods are either those close to downtown or proximate to the Woonasquatucket River, which provided a power source for early industrialization in Manton, Hartford, and Olneyville. More distant neighborhoods developed later, mostly as transportation as public horse car and streetcar lines were added.