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! See some of the current listings below, then Contact us for a full listing of downtown’s residential offerings today>
Where to buy groceries? County Market at 2nd & Carpenter is a short walk north towards the hospital campuses.
Where to park? Downtown residents who drive to work outside of the downtown neighborhood have an opportunity to receive half-price parking. The special is available at the ramp at 4th and Washington, the ramp at 6th and Capitol and the parking lot on 2nd Street behind the Sangamo Club. Contact Brian Earl at 217-306-3816 for more information.
Some examples of available downtown living:
The highly-coveted 2-floor, 3000 square foot apartment above Augie’s is an example of top floor living in our neighborhood.
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.
In May 2017, a two-bedroom apartment is available for lease at the architect-designed and -owned apartments at Adams Place at 201 E Adams.
The Villas Downtown Springfield brought 79 modern units to downtown in 2016. Their units include utilities, parking and wifi. Some units are available for short-term leases and are furnished.