Cranston, with a population of around 80,000, is one of the 25 safest cities in the nation! It makes up one of the main portions of the Providence metro area, and has enjoyed moderate population growth over the past couple decades. Because rates in Rhode Island are fairly static, most drivers stay with the same insurance company for years. This isn’t always a good idea however. With more and more companies competing for your business, comparing the options for cheap insurance Cranston can offer is the best way to ensure you are getting the best deal. We recommend doing this at least twice a year, even in a town like Cranston where rates stay pretty stable.

Some other facts about Cranston:

  • There are over 30 different neighborhoods and villages in Cranston, and rates can vary a great deal between them. For example, residents of Alpine Estates or Laurel Hill might pay a different base price for their coverage than residents of Eden Park or Oaklawn. It all depends on the neighborhoods crime and accident rates, population density, and other factors.
  • The crime rate in Cranston is lower than most cities of its size. There were a little over 150 cars stolen in 2012, which helps keep the rates for comprehensive coverage low. General theft rates are also low, which helps the price for homeowners and renters insurance.
  • Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority provides bus service. The MBTA line also passes through the city but there isn’t a stop in Cranston, so commuting options are fairly limited. This means most residents rely on their cars which can increase traffic congestion.