West Central, Fort Wayne, IN

West Central Neighborhood Guide Fort Wayne, IN


West Central is a historical neighborhood located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Known for its vibrant culture and unique architecture, the neighborhood offers a variety of charming historical homes, with many on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood is surrounded by major roads like West Jefferson Boulevard and West Berry Street, providing easy access to the rest of the city. West Central is considered to be the pulse of Fort Wayne due to its close proximity to downtown and the abundance of local businesses, bars, and restaurants.

What You Will Love About West Central, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • The neighborhood's historic charm and vibrant cultural scene provide a unique living experience.
  • West Central's close proximity to downtown brings all the convenience and excitement of city living.
  • The neighborhood has a mix of local businesses, trendy restaurants, and recreational parks.

What’s Nearby

West Central is steps away from downtown Fort Wayne where you can explore the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory or Fort Wayne Museum of Art. It is also near the Allen County Public Library, which is one of the biggest genealogical research collections in the United States. The neighborhood is also minutes away from Parkview Field, a popular minor league baseball stadium.


Living in West Central, Fort Wayne gives you a blend of urban and suburban lifestyle. It’s a close-knit community with a lively cultural scene, perfect for those who love city life but also enjoy the charm and tranquility of suburban living. The neighborhood is known for its regular events and social gatherings, maintaining a strong sense of community.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 106 restaurants, 11 grocery stores, and 19 parks within a mile of the West Central neighborhood.

    Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market

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

    0.6 miles

    216 W Douglas Ave

    The City Exchange Shops

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.8 miles

    127 W Wayne St

    Sherwood Food Distributors

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.8 miles

    1025 Osage St

    Historic West Main Street Farmers Market

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

    0.8 miles

    1936 W Main St

    Barr Street Market

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

    1.0 mile

    302 E Berry St

    Midwest Pipe & Steel

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    1.1 miles

    323 E Berry St

West Central Apartments and Rentals

36 Rental properties in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN.

  • Riverfront at Promenade Park property


    Riverfront at Promenade Park

    1–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    620–3105 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • 612 Lavina St property


    612 Lavina St

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1568 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 112 W Washington Blvd property


    112 W Washington Blvd

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 112 W Washington Blvd property


    112 W Washington Blvd

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    851 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 303 W Dewald St property


    303 W Dewald St

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    289 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 2445 Fairfield Ave property


    2445 Fairfield Ave

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    950 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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West Central Demographics

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West Central Reviews

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  • Busy Streets


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  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


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  • Area Has Litter


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  • Mostly Older Buildings


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  • Near Highways


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West Central Transportation

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Somewhat Walkable

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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.

Very Bikeable

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Some Transit

1 bus stop, 1 train stop, 3 other stops

Baker Street Train Station

Train Stop

221 W Baker St

Citilink Central Station

Bus Stop

121 W Baker St

Greyhound Lines


121 W Baker St

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West Central Schools

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