Downtown

The Gateway City Center
Downtown St Louis boasts some of the most iconic imagery associated with the city. The Busch Stadium ballpark, the Old Courthouse, and the famous Gateway Arch are staple monuments to both St Louis and the Downtown area’s reputation for providing a diverse and upbeat lifestyle. You can explore the tastes of the city at popular restaurants such as Broadway Oyster Bar, Rooster, Mango, or Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar. In addition to all of this, the Downtown area is home to landmarks such as the Peabody Opera House and the Dome at America’s Center. It is truly no wonder that St Louis and the Downtown area are experiencing rapid growth. The city has a vibrant culture and a unique depth to their identity.

Renters here love being in the center of a growing city that is striving to progress and improve. Like any other big city, residents are from diverse backgrounds and of all ages. The areas access to public transportation make it an especially ideal neighborhood for students and young professionals.
What Downtown Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.5
amenities
8.0
social
7.2
management
8.0
Median rents in Downtown
Studio
$
900
1 Bedroom
$
1,000
2 Bedroom
$
1,400

Living in
Downtown

Safe
Landmarks
Vibrant Culture
Growing City
Great Restaurants
Diverse
Public Transit
Downtown — 8/10 Rating (based on 8 neighborhood reviews)
It's downtown STL. You're going to pass homeless people on the street, traffic is crazy sometimes, and you will hear sirens (the windows are laminated so some sound is blocked). Just keep in mind there is an armed guard at the door 24/7 and you can't access residence floors without a keycard, so you're secure.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gallery 720
There isn't much to do downtown. It's great to be close to the law school, and that's a perk for 1Ls bc lots of your classmates will also be downtown, but if you want to be closer to the grocery store, free museums/zoo, bars, & restaurants, try to find a place in/near Forest Park, Brentwood, Soulard, or Central West End. Rent is also higher downtown, but you're paying to be close to the law school & friends who also live downtown.
As a young woman, I don't feel safe walking alone downtown after sunset. I have a couple night classes, but I carpool w friends. I love the green space downtown though; the arch and City Garden are perfect for walking/running. Ultimately, I'm happy I chose to live downtown bc it helped me connect to SLU's community better, but I wish I would've been prepared to drive/uber more when I wanted to do fun things .
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gallery 720
Downtown overall can be a bit loud sometimes smells bad. A lot of things are within walking distance but must pay to park everywhere if you drive anywhere. Safe in the daytime but would not walk around alone at night. No parks or any children-friendly activities in the area, but okay to walk pets.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Laurel Apartments
Not much other than the law school.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gallery 515 Luxury Apartments
The apartment location is really good. It is just one street away from the Arch, and you can walk to almost all everywhere you want go within the downtown area. Among the residential buildings in the downtown area, I think it offers the best views of the Arch because of its proximity to the Arch. However, the area can look pretty isolated and dangerous at night. Usually, there is no safety issues during the day.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mansion House
I think downtown St. Louis is an underappreciated place to live, especially on Washington Avenue where all the restaurants and nightlife are. There are plenty of food options whenever I feel like eating out, and the walk to the Arch, the Old Courthouse, and the CityGarden is extremely enjoyable. There are two grocers also within walking distance. I love living downtown.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Merchandise Mart
There is a grocery right across the street! You do hear sirens but that is urban living.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tower at OPOP
VERY safe. We have full time security for our parking garage and apartment building. Don't let the stories about downtown not being safe scare you!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gallery 400 Luxury Residences


Getting to Know
Downtown

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Mississippi River to Tucker Blvd
North to South Boundaries: Carr St to Historic U.S. 66
dining
Bamboo Bistro
Broadway Oyster Bar
Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden
Joey B’s
grocery
Shop N Save
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Express Mart
fitness
Breakout Fitness
Missouri Athletic Club
North Riverfront Trail
parks
Citygarden
Kiener Plaza
coffee
Java Plus
McMurphy’s Cafe
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
bus
174X (bus)
174X (bus)
40/99 (bus)
rail
MLB/MLR (rail)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Downtown includes zip codes 63101 and 63102
Rent vs Own
71
%
of Downtown residents are renters
Driving to Work
63
%
of Downtown residents drive to work
New Construction
5
%
of housing units in Downtown have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
12
%
<20 units
7
%
20-49 units
82
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
8
%
18 - 34
46
%
35 - 54
28
%
55+
19
%
Unit Mix
9
%
Studio
50
%
1 Bed
36
%
2 Bed
6
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
57
%
Undergrad Student
4
%
Grad Student
3
%
Unemployed
3
%
Retired
31
%

Best Apartments
in Downtown


1 Bed $1,100
2 Beds $1,420

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2 Beds $2,025

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1 Bed $995
2 Beds $1,520
3 Beds $3,375

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1 Bed $700
2 Beds $1,250

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2 Beds $1,675

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