Once upon a time, Springfield’s downtown residents were the shopkeepers who lived above their shops.
Today, the district’s residents are a growing mix of young professionals, government lobbyists, medical interns and empty nesters who desire to live where the action is (restaurants, culture, festivals, the farmers market) and who appreciate the history of old buildings. This activity mirrors the nationwide trend of people moving back into their downtowns all across the U.S.
With major employers such as HSHS St. John’s, Memorial, the State of Illinois and Horace Mann within walking distance, downtown denizens can “put away the car, sell the lawnmower and walk” to enjoy the only true city lifestyle available in Sangamon County.
It seems like new apartments are going online every day, including downtown’s first infill project in 25 years, the Villas Downtown Springfield; or if you’re looking for a condo, join other well-known tenants of The Town House, a National Register of Historic Places site highlighting mid-century modern architecture.
If you’re desirous to live in a close-knit community that also happens to be a worldwide destination; if you appreciate a cluster of excellent dining and entertainment options within walking distance; and if you value the character of local businesses nestled in historic buildings — then the downtown district is for you!
Where to buy groceries? Milk & Honey Fresh Market on 6th near Monroe and County Market at 2nd & Carpenter are your downtown locations. Listen to an interview with entrepreneur Jenny Loftus about the Milk & Honey concept>
Check out the recent upgrades to apartments in the St. Nicholas at 4th and Jefferson and call Kit King for a tour at 217-553-3239.
Several apartments are available at Lincoln Apartments on 4th near Adams Street (farmers market!):
As of February 1, one unit is available (but won’t be for long) at the architect-designed apartments at Adams Place at 201 E Adams.
Move in Specials for Lincoln Towers on 2nd Street across from the State Capitol beginning at $670!
FOR SALE A walk-in closet in a downtown condo? Yes and it’s on the Old State Capitol Plaza. Check out this available two-bed, two-bath condo.