Downtown, Hartford, CT

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Hartford, CT


Downtown Hartford, Connecticut is a bustling urban area with a rich history and modern amenities. The neighborhood is home to the State Capitol, the beautiful Bushnell Park, and is crisscrossed by main roads such as I-91 and I-84. The Connecticut River borders it to the east, adding a scenic element to the heart of the city. A major hub for business and government, Downtown Hartford is full of energy and opportunity.

What You Will Love about Downtown, Hartford, Connecticut

  • The vibrant city life combined with stunning historical architecture.
  • Proximity to Bushnell Park, the oldest publicly funded park in the US.
  • Excellent connectivity offered by main roads like I-91 and I-84.
  • The presence of numerous businesses and governmental offices, offering ample employment opportunities.

What’s Nearby

Nearby, one can find the historic West End neighborhood, Trinity College, and the Mark Twain House & Museum. Additionally, the Hartford-Brainard Airport is few miles from the downtown area, offering convenience for frequent travelers.

The Rental Market

In Downtown Hartford, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment over the past year was approximately $1,641. The prices have ranged from a minimum average of $1,641 to a maximum average of $1,777, with a standard deviation of $36.1.

Rental Price Stability

The rental rates in Downtown Hartford have been relatively stable over the past year, with a slight upward trend. The small standard deviation of $36.1 indicates that the prices haven't fluctuated wildly.


Living in Downtown Hartford offers a combination of city life and historic charm. Residents appreciate the blend of work and leisure, with the neighborhood's many offices, vibrant dining scene, and recreational options like Bushnell Park. The neighborhood also has an active nightlife, hosting concerts and other cultural events.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 156 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, and 21 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

    The Greenway Market

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

    71 Asylum St

    Marona's IGA Market #1162

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    32 Front Street

    Los Cubanitos Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    206 Park St

    Ernies Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    236 Albany Ave

    Hermana Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    720 Broad St

    Athemy Supermarket

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    3 Wethersfield Ave

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

79 Rental properties in Downtown, Hartford, CT.

  • Front Street Lofts property


    Front Street Lofts

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    535–1156 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Capitol Lofts property


    Capitol Lofts

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    730–1062 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • North End Gateway property


    North End Gateway

    2–4 Beds • 1 Bath

    926–1300 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 235 E River Dr #503 property


    235 E River Dr #503

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1507 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 1 Linden Pl #306 property


    1 Linden Pl #306

    Studio • 1 Bath

    745 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 33 Seyms St property


    33 Seyms St

    4 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Downtown Demographics

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Downtown Transportation

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Walker’s Paradise

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.


Bike Score®

Central Row and Travelers


37 Central Row

Go Buses

Bus Stop

155 Morgan St

Union Station Bus Depot

Bus Stop

1 Union Pl


Downtown Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
Asylum HillNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut$1,200--
Frog HollowNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
West EndNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut$1,025
South GreenNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
Barry SquareNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut$1,100--
Clay ArsenalNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
North EndNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
ParkvilleNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut$1,865--
Sheldon Charter OakNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
South EndNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
Behind the RocksNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
Blue HillsNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
DowntownNeighborhood in West-hartford, Connecticut----
South WestNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
South MeadowsNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----
North MeadowsNeighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut----