Downtown is a great place for the hip and trendy crowd due to its high population of bars and clubs. For that special place near Downtown, expand your search to neighborhoods like Portsmouth Plains and South End.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
There's no shortage of basic to more specialized amenities and services in Downtown. To help focus your search, the streets of Islington St. and Market St. are two of the busiest streets in the neighborhood. On these streets you can find something worthwhile to do, dine out or have a drink. Apartment Guide helps you feel good about that year-long lease. Find exactly what you're looking for in Downtown with our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy drinks after work with coworkers and friends in Downtown at Captain Coward's Saloon. With a variety of restaurants in Downtown, residents can explore dining types such as pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. If drinks are on the agenda, try one of the local options, like Daniel Street Tavern or Biergarten Station. Subway is located on Vaughan Mall-- most convenient for when your craving can't be sated by anywhere else.
Residents looking for stress-relief can easily find time to take care of themselves, with options such as Natural Difference Day Spa and Vision Fitness in the nearby vicinity.
Take a look at the Yelp page to find even more places to eat and drink in Downtown.
Downtown residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up kitchen staples. Some options include Stonewall Kitchen on Pleasant St. and located on Congress St. is Ellie's Raw Juice & Oxygen Lng. Help yourself to breakfast on-the-go and swing by a local bakery. Greenland Donuts Llc is nearby on Maplewood Ave. and Ceres Bakery, another neighborhood bakery, is also in the area. Additionally, for household-name grocery stores, there's Hannaford Supermarket on Islington St.
Flea Marketing and Ireland On The Square are two of the convenient retail options in Downtown. In addition, the apartment rentals in Downtown are also conveniently located next to Nahcotta Inc. Those value- and brand-conscious shoppers among potential renters will have easy access to some of their favorite stores. Warner's Hallmark is on Market Sq. The neighborhood also has Portsmouth Plaza, a shopping mall a short drive from the apartments listed here.
Cost of Living and Demographics
To help you make budgeting decisions, it's probably good to know that Downtown's cost of living is about 14% higher than in nearby Portsmouth Plains. On average a household in Downtown spends $63.1K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of Portsmouth Plains, which come to around $55.5K/year.
The neighborhoods of Downtown and Portsmouth Plains are similar in terms of household size. In Downtown, the average household size is 1.78 inhabitants, and in Portsmouth Plains it is 2.17 inhabitants.
The household average income in Downtown is higher than that of households in Portsmouth Plains, and more residents in Downtown have earned post-secondary or advanced degrees than their neighbors in Portsmouth Plains. Its average household income is $85.3K/year while the median is $59,296. Compare this fact with Portsmouth Plains, where the average income is $70.8K and the median is $65,557. In addition to that, more people in Downtown have attained a master's degree or higher.