In Downtown, great shopping is just around the corner at places like Hi Fi Hawaii and Union Electronics. If you're looking for a new place, check out the apartments for rent in neighboring Ala Moana - Kakaako and Financial District.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
Because moving can be messy, narrow your search for the perfect place by using our site's apartment ratings and reviews. For those who value convenience, Bishop St. and Maunakea St. are a couple popular streets in Downtown with numerous dining, drinking and business establishments. With our apartment finder tool settling for that "so-so" spot is not an option. Find what you want in Downtown without moving a muscle, and look forward to your next front door.
Have dinner and drinks out at King Sha Inc located on N Beretania St. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Paul & Terry's Place. To mention just a few of the dining cuisines in the Downtown, the list includes cafeterias, juice bars, pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. If drinks are on the agenda, try one of the local options, like Amy's Place or New Hanahou Lounge. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, on top of that. Hooters and Chili's Grill & Bar are both located in the neighborhood.
Hawaii Athletic Club and Queen's Rehabilitation Svc are located nearby, making it easy for residents to stay in shape. As for other forms of recreation, Downtown is not without its tourism draws. A local claim to fame is the Chinatown Cultural Plaza Ctr.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Downtown.
You Market and Merlyn's Market are a couple places to shop for groceries in the Downtown area. Both of the stores are located on Kekaulike St. Indulge in the sweet stylings of Cookie Corner, a local first-class bakery on Fort Street Mall. Still hungry? Head to Cake Couture, which is also in the area, and kill your cravings with some more of the best. Furthermore, for household-name grocery stores, there's Safeway on Pali Hwy.
Xin Xin's Gift Shop and Phuc Hing Gift & Book Store are only a few of the many retailers located in Downtown. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Pegge Hopper Gallery is on Nuuanu Ave.
Cost of Living and Demographics
Downtown is more affordable than other urban areas in Honolulu, such as Ala Moana - Kakaako, though it offers a similar city lifestyle. Nevertheless, in annual household spending, Downtown reports an average of $38.6K/year, while Ala Moana - Kakaako spends an average of $51.9K/year.
The neighborhood of Financial District is somewhat different from Downtown in terms of median age, although they are more comparable relative to household sizes and the number of households with children. The median age in Downtown is 38, while in Financial District it's 19. In Downtown, the average household size is 1.98 people, and it's 2.03 people in Financial District. Of households in Downtown and Financial District, 18% and 22% have children, respectively.
Is Downtown the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Financial District make an average of $25.7K, Downtown residents are raking in an average of $41.7K.