Living Downtown

The city center within strolling range. Year round events and a contemporary, active lifestyle.

Urban centers are becoming an increasingly attractive place for living!

The same is true for Downtown South Bend. Young professionals to retirees are finding how downtown is right for them. There are plenty of reasons why you might think so too.

You have access to the region's center for entertainment – from the South Bend Symphony Orchestra to baseball game at Coveleski Stadium to museums and more– all just a short walk away.

You'll find much more to do – all year long, with popular events like Art Beat, Saint Patty's Day festivities, Football Fridays, and Holiday celebrations – just to name a few.

And of course, there are the diverse restaurants, clubs, and retail shops – located in the charming East Bank Village to the central district of downtown.

Plus, there's the resources to ensure a great quality of life – including world-class hospitals and medical centers, fitness facilities, yoga studios and spa's – all conveniently located downtown – so you're able to feel and be your best.

It's easy to stay active. The walking, running, and bike trails that connect downtown with IU South Bend, the Notre Dame campus are extremely popular – and the city is adding more trails all the time. The latest path follows the river from northern edge of downtown to northwestern city neighborhoods.

All this with the affordable cost that living downtown offers. You can find reasonable rates for an apartment or condo in one of several historic buildings – or at more contemporary residences.

Looking for a mix of tradition with a contemporary lifestyle? You might want the unique ambience of the West Washington and Chapin-Park Historic Districts – featuring outstanding homes and friendly neighbors on the edge of downtown. Take a walking tour of the historic West Washington neighborhood. Download the brochure here and the mp3 podcast file here.

You can also feel secure with excellent fire departments, police departments and other city services – so you truly enjoy the most of living in Downtown South Bend.