Central is part of metropolitan Springfield neighboring Northwest and Fassnight Neighborhood Association where 10,000 people live. Many residents work in services, administrative and retail professions. Look beyond Central for that special apartment. Don't forget areas like Northwest and Fassnight Neighborhood Association.
Cost of Living and Demographics
Central and Northwest are very much alike in terms of price, and not much different from other urban areas of Springfield. With regard to average household spending, Central reports $35.4K/year while Northwest reports $38.0K/year.
The neighborhood of Northwest is somewhat different from Central in terms of median age and the percentage of households with children, although they are more comparable by household size. In Central the median age is 19, while in Northwest it's 27. In Central, the average household size is 2.29 inhabitants, and it's 2.58 inhabitants in Northwest. Of households in Central and Northwest, 7% and 30% have children, respectively.
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 Central's busiest areas. If easy access to your favorite restaurants, bars and basic conveniences is important, consider renting near E Walnut St. and S Campbell Ave. Also, let our apartment finder tool help narrow your search to the businesses and services you want.
Wine and dine yourself in Central with dinner at Gailey's Breakfast Cafe and drinks at Nathan P Murphy's. Central features a number of dining options, including beer and ale, barbecue and pizza. Drink up at Softails or Outland Ballroom, a couple of close-by neighborhood options, and spend the night sipping on delicious cocktails. To add to that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Burger King and Hardee's. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Central.
Central has a number of grocery stores, including Good Vibes Convenience Store and Consumers Food & Drug. Treat yourself to a taste of the best baked goods in town. Head to Bimbo Bakeries Usa on E Saint Louis St. or try out Hurts Donut Co, which is also in the area. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Kum & Go and Lucky Panda Asian Market.
Seller's Market and Springfield Tool & Die Co are two of the convenient retail options in Central. If you're searching for something unique and thoughtful, Encore Gallery is on Park Central Sq.
Local School Statistics
Schools near the apartments in Central are Greenwood Laboratory School, Jarrett Middle School and St. Agnes Elementary School. Remember, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent will likely determine what schools your children are able to attend. It is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word.
A middle school in the Springfield R-Xii district, Jarrett Middle School has a low student-teacher ratio of 15-to-1.
Division Of Youth Services district provides 40 middle schools and 42 high schools, with student-body populations and student-teacher ratios similar to Springfield R-Xii district. Springfield R-Xii district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Division Of Youth Services district.