Downtown, Arcata, CA

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Arcata, CA

About

Description:

Downtown Arcata, California, is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood nestled in the heart of this charming college town. The area is best known for its bustling farmer's market, eclectic local shops, and the iconic Arcata Plaza, which serves as the community's main gathering spot. Main roads include G Street and 9th Street, and Highway 101 is nearby for easy transportation. The presence of Humboldt State University gives the area a lively, youthful vibe.

What You Will Love About Downtown, Arcata, California:/

  • The weekly farmers market on the Arcata Plaza is a must-visit, offering the best of local produce and homemade fare.
  • The neighborhood's variety of local boutique stores and eateries add an eclectic charm to the area.
  • The nearby Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts, offering walking trails and bird watching.

What's Nearby:

Downtown Arcata is a short drive from the breathtaking California coastline, including the stunning Clam Beach County Park. The neighborhood is also close to the Redwood Park, providing residents a quick escape into nature. Additionally, cultural highlights like the Arcata Theatre Lounge are found in the vicinity.

Lifestyle:

Residents of Downtown Arcata enjoy a laid-back, eco-friendly lifestyle with a mix of small-town charm and college town energy. Outdoor activities, sustainability, and the arts are particularly important to this tight-knit community, creating a unique blend of diverse interests and pursuits.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 23 restaurants, 13 grocery stores, and 9 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Safeway

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.1 miles

    600 F St

  • GROCERY
    Arcata Farmer's Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    8TH St

  • GROCERY
    Fourth Street Market Liquors & Delicate Ssen

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    0.3 miles

    781 Samoa Blvd

  • GROCERY
    North Coast Co-op

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    811 I St

  • GROCERY
    Rita's Mexican Market & Deli

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    815 J St

  • GROCERY
    Wildberries Marketplace

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    747 13th St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

28 Rental properties in Downtown, Arcata, CA.

  • 588 Beverly Dr property

    $2,200

    588 Beverly Dr

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    1 Unit Available

  • 290 Shirley Blvd property

    $2,400

    290 Shirley Blvd

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 288 Shirley Blvd property

    $1,350

    288 Shirley Blvd

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 619 Park Ave property

    $2,900

    619 Park Ave

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    1 Unit Available

  • 841 Bayside Rd property

    $1,350

    841 Bayside Rd

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 300 Union St property

    $1,050

    300 Union St

    Studio • 1 Bath

    440 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
31.5%
42.1%
utilities
13.2%
11.7%
food
4.7%
8.3%
transportation
6.3%
21.9%
healthcare
1.1%
13.8%

Downtown Transportation

walk bike and transit

Arcata Transit Center

Bus Stop

925 E St

Greyhound Bus Lines

Other

925 E St

Greyhound: Bus Station

Bus Stop

925 E St

Source: foursquare.com

Downtown Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown

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