Downtown, Owensboro, KY

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Owensboro, KY


Downtown Owensboro, Kentucky is a picturesque and vibrant neighborhood with a quaint charm. It is nestled by the Ohio River and has undergone significant renovations, making it an attraction for locals and tourists alike. The neighborhood is home to the popular Smothers Park, recognized for its interactive fountains and breathtaking views of the river. Owensboro's downtown is easily accessible through the Route 60/231, also known as the Wendell H Ford Expressway.

What You Will Love about downtown, owensboro, kentucky

  • You'll love the lively atmosphere of the downtown, especially as dusk falls and the nightlife comes alive with various restaurants, bars, and live music venues.
  • For a dose of culture, the RiverPark Center and Owensboro Museum of Fine Art are must-visit places.
  • The Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, a modern medical facility, is located downtown offering comprehensive health services.
  • The neighborhood's Farmer's Market is a treat for local produce lovers, open from April to November every year.

What’s Nearby

Downtown Owensboro is close to a number of attractions including The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History. It's also in a convenient location for those wishing to enjoy a round of golf, with the Ben Hawes Golf Course and Hillcrest Golf Course just a short drive away.


The lifestyle in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, is one of warmth, community, and active living. The neighborhood's walkability, coupled with a wide range of recreational and cultural activities, appeals to individuals and families alike. The Ohio River's edge provides a beautiful backdrop for runners, bikers, and picnickers.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 53 restaurants, 16 grocery stores, and 12 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

    Clark Distributing Company

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

    0.7 miles

    1222 E 4th St


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.2 miles

    1310 E 18th St

    Specialty Foods Group

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store

    1.3 miles

    6 Dublin Ln


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.5 miles

    2630 Frederica St

    Kroger Pharmacy

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.5 miles

    2630 Frederica St


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.6 miles

    900 E 25th St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

39 Rental properties in Downtown, Owensboro, KY.

  • 210 Stewart Ct property


    210 Stewart Ct

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    Available Now

  • 2615 Old Hartford Rd property


    2615 Old Hartford Rd

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    Available Now

  • 1111 W Parrish Ave property


    1111 W Parrish Ave

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    Available Now

  • 2229 W Parrish Ave property


    2229 W Parrish Ave

    4 Beds • 1 Bath

    Available Now

  • 5451 Ruidoso Loop property


    5451 Ruidoso Loop

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1 Unit Available

  • 829 Washington St property


    829 Washington St

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    900 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Downtown Transportation

walk bike and transit

Greyhound: Bus Stop - Owensboro Transit

Bus Stop

430 Allen St


Downtown Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown

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