Social. Walkable. Cultural.
Welcome to West Central: Springfield's Downtown Neighborhood
West Central Is...
the proud home of downtown Springfield, Missouri and the birthplace of Route 66.
We are proud of our community
Abounding walkable amenities including sidewalk cafes, coffee shops and breweries, downtown is the region's home for live theatre and nightlife. Recent investments of $100 million include Hotel Vandivort, Heer's Building and the Vecino Group's four historic loft renovations on Park East.
We love our Bears
Missouri State University has a strong presence in the neighborhood with its international students, urban research park (IDEA Commons), alumni center and campus housing. Entrepreneurship is fostered at the renovated e-Factory and One Million Cups weekly presentations. MSU students and faculty bring an unmatchable positive energy to the area.
We foster professionals
Architects, designers, financial advisors, attorneys and more choose Downtown. Young professionals are attracted to Downtown's vibrancy and can find plenty of housing choices from impressive lofts to historic single-family homes. Varying price points still offer the historic character we're known for and commutes are more sustainable by walking and biking for less time in the car.