Downtown is a residential area outside the city of Tempe neighboring Maple-Ash. More apartments are available for rent in surrounding areas. Widen your search into the nearby neighborhood of Downtown.
Cost of Living and Demographics
Downtown is unique from other suburbs of Tempe, like Maple-Ash, in that it has a lower cost of living. Downtown's average household spending comes to $42.5K/year, and Maple-Ash amounts to $74.0K/year.
Downtown is distinct from neighboring Maple-Ash by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 1.66 people per household in Downtown and 2.39 people per household in Maple-Ash. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 20% have children in Downtown and in Maple-Ash it's 9% of households with children.
Amenities Around the Apartments for Rent
Find your footing in a new neighborhood with a little help from ApartmentGuide.com. For starters, look into living near two of Downtown's busiest areas. If easy access to your favorite restaurants, bars and basic conveniences is important, consider renting near S Mill Ave. and E 5th St. With our powerful apartment finder tool, you should have little trouble finding a new apartment in Downtown.
Wine and dine yourself in Downtown with dinner at Ra Sushi and drinks at School Of Rock. To mention just a few of the dining cuisines in the Downtown, the list includes pizza, sandwiches, juice bars and deli snacks. If drinks are on the agenda, head out to Irish Pub Tempe or Blondie's Sports Bar, which are just a few of the options close by. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Hooters and Jack In The Box are both around the proverbial corner.
Downtown residents often find time to sneak in a show at Tempe Little Theatre, the perfect place to catch up on popular performances and cultural events.
Peruse the Yelp page and uncover even more Downtown spots where you can relax with good food and great company.
Downtown residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up kitchen staples. Some options include Poppa Maize Gourmet Popcorn on S Mill Ave. and located on W 5th St. is Arizona General Store. Take a bite out of Gigi's Cupcakes for some sweet local flavor, found on S Mill Ave., or try a taste of Cookiez Ice Cream Sandwiches, another neighborhood bakery which is also in the area.
Downtown has many retailers for last-minute shopping needs, including Here On The Corner and Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Gift. Other retailers include the likes of Northwind Phoenix Llc.
Schools and School Districts
Some of the schools near the apartments in Downtown are Tempe High School, Gililland Middle School and Phoenix Metro Islamic School. Remember, school district boundaries are subject to redrawing. Consult with your local schools and school districts near the apartments for rent to confirm the schools your children can attend.
A middle school in the Tempe School District, Gililland Middle School has a strong student-teacher ratio of 15-to-1.
Tempe School District provides one high school, with student-body numbers that exceed the student population at New School For The Arts district. In spite of these statistics, Tempe School District offers a lower, more preferable student-teacher ratio. Tempe School District has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the New School For The Arts district.