Central Business District

Busy and Bustling Neighborhood
People who choose to live in the Central Business District of Ithaca are typically looking to live right by their place of work. It is popular among working professionals and young adults who want the shortest commute possible to work. The residents of this part of the city recommend either Wegmans or GreenStar Food Co+op whenever some grocery shopping needs to get done. Dewitt Park is also a popular hangout spot for the locals of the Central Business District. It acts as a getaway from the rest of the city with its greenspace and natural scenery.

Life in the busy part of the city is also convenient food-wise. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from that line the streets of the town. Many of them have high ratings online, which makes the choice of where to go easy for newcomers. Bars for some drinks include Chanticleer, The Watershed, Bar Argos, and Uncle Joe's Grill & Sports Bar. Restaurants in the area include Le Café Cent-Dix, Monks on the Commons, Pizza Aroma, and Ten Forward Cafe. Life in this part of the city is perfect for those who enjoy a busy and fast-paced lifestyle.
What Central Business District Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.0
amenities
7.3
social
7.7
management
7.0
Median rents in Central Business District
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedroom
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Living in
Central Business District

Busy Area
Groceries
Walkable
Short Commute
Ithaca Commons
Access to Transit
Dewitt Park
Restaurants and Bars
Central Business District — 8.8/10 Rating (based on 11 neighborhood reviews)
Walking accessible to many places. There are a lot of festivals and events held during the fall/spring which can be both good and bad. Good is that these events bring in delicious food and unique experience. Bad is that there will be heavy foot traffic and some noises during the day.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cayuga Place
Everything around. Quick access to transport, grocery, restaurants&bars.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Center Ithaca
- It is near to the Commons (where stores, banks and restaurants are concentrated);
- There is a bus stop is in front of the building with routes that covers all Ithaca ;
- In less than 10 minutes you are in front of Law School (by bus);
- It is walking distance to Cornell (although there is the hill to get at Cornell from the center).
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cayuga Place
Close proximity to downtown bars & restaurants
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Center Ithaca
Everything you need is very close.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Commons West
It’s on the commons.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Commons West
Living off the Commons is great--you have easy access to food, transport, shopping, and great walking paths.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lofts @ Six Mile Creek
Great restaurant options and close to public transit.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
140 Seneca Way
The apartment is located in the center of Ithaca Commons.
Even though is a little bit far from Cornell, the TCAT bus stop is across the street and we had no issues.
Good to be in the Commons because is close to bars and restaurants.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Commons West
Convenient walk to Ithaca commons.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cayuga Place
Close to the commons and the bus stop
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lofts @ Six Mile Creek


Getting to Know
Central Business District

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S Meadow St to Stewart Ave
North to South Boundaries: W Court St to W Clinton St

Best Apartments
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1 Bed $2,250
2 Beds $2,190

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1 Bed $1,970
2 Beds $2,750
3 Beds $3,371

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