Downtown

A bustling urban retreat with a dash of historic charm.

Welcome to Downtown

Downtown is the heartbeat of city life, a vibrant blend of business, nightlife, and fine dining. This neighborhood thrives with an energetic rhythm, boasting a rich array of activities and amenities. From historic homes to modern lofts, downtown living offers a unique glimpse into the urban lifestyle. Its streets are alive with the hum of activity, offering an ever-changing landscape that caters to both residents and visitors alike.
 
The allure of downtown lies in its dynamic character. You're never far from a top-rated restaurant, a cozy brewery, or an exciting festival. The area's historical context adds to its charm, with older homes telling stories of the past, yet providing a canvas for modern living.
 

What to Love

  • Vibrant Nightlife: A lively scene with numerous breweries and fine dining options.
  • Cultural Festivities: Enjoy regular festivals, farmers markets, and community events.
  • Historic Charm: Experience the unique character of older homes and historic buildings.
  • Art and Theatre: Proximity to Alberta Bair Theatre and other cultural venues.
  • Medical Facilities: Access to the largest medical facilities in Montana.
 

Local Lifestyle

Downtown living is synonymous with excitement and convenience. The neighborhood is a haven for those who love being in the midst of action. Residents can enjoy a leisurely stroll to some of the city's best restaurants or partake in the vibrant nightlife that the area is famed for. Despite the bustling streets, there's a sense of community that binds the residents, creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Downtown's culinary scene is a food lover's dream. Jake's Downtown and Walkers are local favorites, offering exquisite menus that cater to a variety of palates. For those seeking a more casual dining experience, Bernie's Diner and Stellas provide comfort food in a cozy setting. Ice cream enthusiasts will find delight at The Big Dipper, while Buffalo Block at Rex offers a more upscale dining experience.
 
Entertainment options are equally diverse. Doc Harper's Tavern and Montana Brewing Company are perfect for a relaxed evening out. For those interested in unique finds, Liberty & Vine and Brockels Chocolate offer an array of local goods and treats. Coffee aficionados can indulge in a cup at Rock Creek Coffee Roasters, and Crystal Lounge Casino is the go-to spot for a night of lively entertainment.
 

Things to Do

The cultural scene in downtown is vibrant and ever-evolving. Alberta Bair Theatre is the cornerstone of the arts community, hosting a variety of theatre events and performances. The Strawberry Festival and Alive After 5 are just a few of the many festivals that bring the streets to life with music, food, and art.
 
Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do as well. Pioneer Park offers a range of activities, from tennis to a children's water park. The Billings Public Library and Moss Mansion provide quieter, yet equally engaging experiences for those looking to explore the city's rich history and cultural offerings.
 

Schools

Central High School, a renowned Catholic institution, and Senior High School provide excellent educational opportunities. While there are no middle schools within downtown, the area is served by several elementary schools including Broadwater, McKinley, and Washington. Lincoln Center offers additional educational resources, enriching the community's learning landscape.
 
Downtown offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modern urban living. It's a place where every street tells a story, every corner offers a new adventure, and the community's warmth makes it more than just a neighborhood—it's a vibrant, living mosaic of city life.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown, MT

Downtown has 16,739 households, with an average household size of 2.33. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,565 people call Downtown home. The population density is 68.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

40,565

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.2

Median Age

48.26 / 51.74%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
16,739

Total Households

2.33

Average Household Size

$28,710

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Downtown, MT

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Riverside Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Elysian Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Lockwood High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Lockwood Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Billings Central Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available

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