Downtown is a suburban community in Colorado Springs that is home to about 7,800 people who work in services, administrative and public administration professions. For that special place near Downtown, expand your search to neighborhoods like Southwest Colorado Springs and West Colorado Springs.
Cost of Living and Select Demographics
The cost of living in Downtown is similar to other suburban areas in Colorado Springs, such as Southwest Colorado Springs. On average a household in Downtown spends $38.3K/year in total expenditures, compared to Southwest Colorado Springs's $101.8K/year.
The nearby neighborhood of Southwest Colorado Springs is distinct from Downtown for multiple reasons. In Downtown the median age is 23, while in Southwest Colorado Springs it's 32. In Downtown, the average household size is 1.57 people, and it's 2.4 people in Southwest Colorado Springs. Of households in Downtown and Southwest Colorado Springs, 18% and 28% have children, respectively.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in Downtown are N Tejon St. and S Tejon St. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. Also, be sure to use our apartment finder tool to hone in on that perfect place.
Enjoy drinks after work with coworkers and friends in Downtown at Cowboy's Night Club. Food variety includes juice bars, pizza, sandwiches, deli snacks and barbecue. Swing by Rum Bay for a quick beer or head to Gasoline Alley for a round of cocktails, and experience a couple of the neighborhood's best bars. On top of that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Arby's and Carl's Jr. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Check out the Yelp page for a more comprehensive list of places to dine, drink, and play in Downtown.
When hunger strikes, Downtown residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on home staples. Shaklee Distributor and P B & Jellies are both located on N Tejon St. Keep your taste buds on their toes with freshly baked goods from neighborhood bakeries. Josh & John's Ice Creams is in the area on E Pikes Peak Ave. and Pikes Peak Chocolate is also in the area. Additionally, for household-name grocery stores, there's Loaf 'n Jug on Memorial Airport.
Downtown has many retailers for day-to-day shopping needs, including Phancy Pheasant and Hazelwood's Gift Shop Hilton.
Local Schools and School Districts
Where you rent will largely determine which schools your children attend. They could be eligible to attend a school in the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12. Schools near the apartments in Downtown are Palmer High School, The Vanguard School (Middle) and Hunt Elementary School. As school district boundaries are not necessarily congruent with county lines, it's important to confer with local school district authorities to confirm that the apartments for rent you are most interested in are also served by the schools you prefer.
By the number of schools in a district serving the area, 41 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and 12 high schools are located within the Colorado Springs School District 11. The number of students per instructor, along with the overall student-body size, is less than that of Cheyenne Mountain School District 12. Colorado Springs School District 11 has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12.