What is downtown?

  • (noun): The commercial center of a town or city.
    Synonyms: business district
    See also — Additional definitions below


Downtown is a term primarily used in North America by English speakers to refer to a city's core (or center) or central business district (usually in a geographical, commercial, and community sense).

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Some articles on downtown:

Carrier Mills, Illinois - Downtown Demolition
... The traditional downtown business district in Carrier Mills stretched from Route 45 down Main Street to Washington Street, and down Oak and Railroad streets between Main Street and Mill Street, but by ... big event can be tied to the decline of downtown Carrier Mills ... But the Carrier Mills downtown area slowly declining even before the big mine closures ...
Major Downtowns - Canada
... Downtown Toronto Downtown Montreal Downtown Vancouver Downtown Ottawa Downtown Calgary Downtown Edmonton Downtown Winnipeg Downtown Halifax ...
Salida, California - Downtown
... The Downtown of Salida is situated in the original town layout ... Many government and commerce buildings line the sides of Broadway Ave ...
General Mitchell International Airport - Ground Transportation
... Coach has frequent trips between Mitchell Airport, Downtown Milwaukee, Madison, Johnson Creek, and Goerkes Corners ... Milwaukee County Transit System Green Line Metroexpress Bus offers service to downtown and north shore suburbs ... Regular Route 80 also serves the Airport (to downtown and north side) ...

More definitions of "downtown":

  • (adj): Of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center.
    Example: "Downtown Manhattan"; "delinquents roaming the downtown streets"
  • (adv): Toward or in the lower or central part of town.