Downtown is home to approximately 2,300 people who work in services, administrative and finance, insurance and real estate professions. In the search for a new place, don't forget to have a look at the apartments in neighboring West Downtown and Westside District.
Demographics and Cost of Living
The neighborhoods of Downtown and West Downtown are identical by the average number of people per household, 1.5, and similar by the percentage of households that have children, 6% and 9%, respectively.
Downtown and West Downtown are comparable in terms of income, with the former reporting an average household income of $41.9K. The areas differ in terms of education -- a larger portion of Downtown residents have master's degrees than West Downtown.
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 W Main St. and N 8th St. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. With our easy-to-use apartment finder tool, skip the search and head straight to what matters most.
Have dinner and drinks out at Shige Japanese Cuisine located on N 8th St. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Main Street Bistro. Residents can choose from a variety of restaurants in the Downtown area, including pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. Drink up at Liquid Lounge or 1108 Lounge, a couple of close-by neighborhood options, and spend the night sipping on delicious cocktails. To add to that, chain and franchise restaurants like Melting Pot and Five Guys Burgers & Fries are to be found in the neighborhood.
With Endurance Training & Fitness and Fitness Revolution located in the heart of the neighborhood, Downtown makes it easy for residents to stay on top of their health. As for other forms of recreation, explore and evoke a sense of wonderment and culture at Downtown's Sports Humanitarian Hall-Fame.
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. Some options include Jacksons Food on S Capitol Blvd. and located on S Broadway Ave. is Jacksons Food. If you've got a hankering for something sweet or freshly baked, Zeppole Baking Co is in the neighborhood on N 8th St. and Chocolat Bar is also in the area. Furthermore, for household-name grocery stores, there's Whole Foods Market on S Broadway Ave.
The Downtown area provides residents with numerous retail options, such as Taters and Cassis Llc, where shoppers can quickly and easily find what they're looking for. Additional retail shopping includes Que Pasa. Value- and brand-conscious shoppers will have easy access to some of their favorite stores and shopping malls. Both Office Depot and Old Boise Historical District are popular shopping spots for residents.
Nearby School Information
Some of the schools near the apartments in Downtown are Foothills School Of Arts And Science and North Junior High School. It's important to consult with local school district authorities near the apartments for rent you are in interested in to determine the exact schools your children may attend.
The only district in the neighborhood, Boise Independent District has a total enrollment of 26,500 students and 1,600 teachers, for a student teacher ratio of 17-to-1. There are 10 high schools, 12 middle schools and 33 elementary schools in the district.