Cultured, Centered Living

Downtown Living

Downtown encompasses several districts including the Central Business District, High FallsGrove PlaceSt. Paul Quarter, the East End, the Cascade District and Washington Square. 

Downtown has always been the place to be, and it's certainly true today. An enticing mix of beautiful loft apartments, condominiums and even historic single family houses await you in exciting areas such as High Falls (with its 100-foot waterfall), the St. Paul Quarter, the East End, Washington Square, Cascade District, and Grove Place. The choice, culture, bustle, views and events of downtown are attracting quite an array: young professionals, "empty nesters," students and people from many other walks of life. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, theaters, shops and services are all within a stroll of the doorsteps of downtown dwellers!

Housing choices include the magnificent row of townhouses dating from the mid-1870s; small Victorian "cottages" that illustrate the working class single houses that originally made up the Grove Place Neighborhood; and award winning contemporary brick townhouses.

The mixture of commercial, office, retail, restaurants and agencies within the neighborhood adds to the true urban climate of the region. Tenants in the many apartments are likely to be affiliated with the music industry nearby. On pleasant days when windows are open, strains of instrumental practice sessions fill the air with everything from Bach to jazz. 


Click here to see a video about the High Falls District of downtown, courtesy of the Democrat & Chronicle! 


And click here to find Downtown on a city map, and to take take some virtual walks around Downtown! 

Walk 1: Start at 16 West Main Street 

Walk 2: Start at 186 St. Paul Street

Walk 3: Start at 14 Gibbs Street

Walk 4: Start at 12 St. Mary's Place

Walk 5: Start at 200 East Avenue 

Walk 6: Start at 48 Cascade