Downtown, Ellensburg, WA

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Ellensburg, WA


The downtown neighborhood in Ellensburg, Washington, is the city's beating heart, filled with rich history and vibrant culture. It is conveniently located near the junction of I-90 and I-82, making it easily accessible. It's known for its historic architecture, with many buildings dating back to the late 1800s. The area boasts an array of boutique shops, restaurants, art galleries, and the popular Kittitas County Farmers Market.

What You Will Love About Downtown, Ellensburg, Washington

  • You'll love the vibrant and lively atmosphere of the downtown neighborhood with its music festivals, art shows, and the annual Dachshunds on Parade event.
  • Downtown Ellensburg's unique mix of small businesses and locally-owned restaurants offer a cozy, hometown feel.
  • The neighborhood's preserved historic architecture gives a charming aesthetic, transporting you back to the late 19th century.

What’s Nearby

You have the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena, one of the top rodeo venues in the country, just a few blocks away. The Clymer Museum of Art, featuring works of the renowned artist John Clymer, is located right in downtown. Central Washington University is also a stone's throw away offering cultural and educational opportunities.


Downtown Ellensburg offers an active, arts-oriented lifestyle with a close-knit community feel. The neighborhood is great for those who appreciate history, local arts, and diverse food choices. The easy access to outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and fishing in the nearby Yakima River also enriches the lifestyle here.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 85 restaurants, 8 grocery stores, and 10 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

    Grocery Outlet

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    705 N Ruby St


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    400 N Ruby St

    Fred Meyer

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    201 S Water St

    Super 1 Foods

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    200 E Mountain View Ave

    18th Street Grocery & Deli

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    1801 N Walnut St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

78 Rental properties in Downtown, Ellensburg, WA.

  • 703 E 7th Ave property


    703 E 7th Ave

    4 Beds • 1 Bath

    1600 Sqft

    Available 9/10

  • 2711 N Airport Rd property


    2711 N Airport Rd

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    1756 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 2522 N Benjamin Ln property


    2522 N Benjamin Ln

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    1400 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 2509 N Benjamin Ln property


    2509 N Benjamin Ln

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    1400 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Wilson1518 (CWP) property


    Wilson1518 (CWP)

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    707–1020 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Rainier Building property


    Rainier Building

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    480–520 Sqft

    9 Units Available

Cost of Living

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