As little as fifteen years ago, there weren’t many living options in or near Downtown. Your choices were limited to the West Central neighborhood, a handful of apartment buildings, and a few condos here and there. Fast forward to 2023, and you’ll find more Downtown housing options than you’ll know what to do with.
Even with the abundance of more recent housing, you’ll notice that many complexes are at capacity—a sign that demand to live in Downtown Fort Wayne is growing. And that’s no surprise! With a thriving food scene, state-of-the-art parks, and new developments continuing to pop up within walking distance, Downtown offers ideal dwelling for anyone looking for an energetic space to call home.
Looking to live in the heart of Fort Wayne, but not sure where to start? Here’s a guide to help you sift through your options:
Three Rivers Luxury Apartments: 354 units
As you can probably guess from the name, this almost-sixty-year-old classic overlooks all three of Fort Wayne’s iconic rivers—views of great blue herons and bald eagles on one side, cityscape on the other. There’s a pool, indoor community space with fireplace, a parking garage, and it’s right on the River Greenway and across from The Deck, The Gas House, and Takaoka of Japan.
Check out the Three Rivers Luxury Apartments website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 423-9511
CityScape Flats: 163 units
This key lime green and brick complex is right across the street from Parkview Field and Rudy’s Cigar Shop. The complex offers a variety of one- and two- bedroom floorplans. There’s a gym, a pool and lounge, fire pits and grills, and a rooftop hangout space, so you can enjoy all the summer fireworks from the Fort Wayne TinCaps!
Check out the CityScape Flats website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 415-8111
Superior Lofts: 72 units
Superior Lofts’ name is both punny (hint: it’s on Superior Street) and appropriate. It has everything you’d hope for from a historic preservation project: exposed brick and big windows, that sense of history you only feel in old buildings, and an incredible location—it’s a three-minute walk to Promenade Park or The Landing, and that’s if you stop to pet your neighbor’s dog.
Check out the Superior Lofts website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 209-3110
Skyline Tower: 123 units
Skyline Tower on Wayne Street is perfect for everyone, with everything from studios to three-bedrooms. With a gym, lots of common spaces, expansive city views, and an entire acre of green space on top of the parking garage, you’ll barely need to leave. And when you do, you’ll be right across from the Downtown Public Library and right above Ruth’s Chris, Proximo, and Country Heritage Winery Downtown.
Check out the Skyline Tower website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (833) 525-4159
The Landing: 91 units
The Landing is home to studios, one-bedrooms, and a single two-bedroom, right at the center of everything new and exciting in Fort Wayne. Surround yourself with some of the best energy (and food and drinks and coffee) Downtown has to offer. Even though The Landing is nestled in an urban stretch, it’s a quick jaunt to Promenade Park, where you can enjoy being close to the river and plenty of green spaces.
Check out The Landing website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 240-8728
Anthony Wayne Building Condominiums: 81 units
Imagine living with panoramic views of Downtown Fort Wayne, open-concept floor plans, and all the comforts of home! AWB condos deliver all that (and more) from its renovated 1960s office building right across from the courthouse. The Hoppy Gnome is a few flights down, and Barr Street Market is right around the corner every summer Saturday.
Give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 421-1915
Midtowne Realty: 153 units
Midtowne Realty property management group has been a longtime Downtown staple, owning properties like Garrison Flats, Jackson Manor, and Westbury Apartment. Many of their rentals are located in historic buildings, offering a lot of charm and affordable pricing. You can find Midtowne properties all over Downtown, so you can pick the location that best suits you.
Check out the Midtowne Realty website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 420-8700
The Harrison: 43 units
The Harrison on Jefferson Boulevard is practically a part of the TinCaps stadium. So if you love baseball, want walkability, or just appreciate a view of Downtown Fort Wayne, this is your spot. On one side, cityscape vistas; on the other, better-than-suite access to all 66 TinCaps home games. Right downstairs there’s Elijah’s, Copper Spoon, O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, and Sidecar (when in season). A skip away, you’ll find Fort Wayne famous King Gyros, the Downtown library, and Conner’s Rooftop.
Check out The Harrison website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 407-0900
Randall Lofts: 44 units
Imagine waking up each morning and enjoying your morning coffee with a view of a four-story bison mural, roaming the Indiana plains. That’s one potential perk of Randall Lofts and the beautifully rehabilitated historic living it offers—just off The Landing. With highly coveted exposed brick, high ceilings, and plenty of natural light, these one- and two-bedroom lofts have all the character you’d expect. Bonus: Tolon and Kanela are right downstairs.
Check out the Randall Lofts website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 206-6080
The Riverfront at Promenade Park: 207 units
The new Riverfront at Promenade Park might be the most upscale Downtown Fort Wayne living experience yet. There’s a resort-style pool, two private-access courtyards, a putting green, and even a dog spa. There are even several townhomes with attached two-car garages. With views overlooking the river and Promenade Park, this is urban living on the next-level.
Check out the Riverfront at Promenade Park website or give them a call to learn when they expect to open or to see if there’s a waitlist: (260) 222-4193
The Strauss at Warehouse Row: 3 units
This newly transformed work-live development boasts three stunning industrial-chic apartments on Brackenridge—just slightly off the beaten path. It’s still close enough to all the action of central Downtown, but far enough removed to offer a level of tranquility that’s rare for urbanites. The Strauss building originally served as a railroad warehouse, so there’s plenty of history and charming features throughout.
Check out the Warehouse Row website or give them a call to learn when they expect to open or to see if there’s a waitlist: (260)-422-7001
West Central Properties: 75 units (with additional units outside of Downtown)
With rentals scattered throughout Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, West Central Properties has no shortage of spaces to call home—especially if you’re a fan of historic buildings with lots of old charm, character, and craftsmanship. With so many locations, you’re sure to find some nostalgic digs, surrounded by all the amenities of modern Downtown living.
Check out the West Central Properties website or give them a call to learn about their vacancies or waitlist: (260) 422-7368
202 Metro: coming soon
They aren’t leasing residential just yet, but the intersection of Berry and Harrison is about to be even more happenin’. The new GK Cafe and Provisions just went in on the street level, and the living spaces above are sure to be sought after.
Check out the Metro website or give them a call to learn when they expect to open or to see if there’s a waitlist: (260) 426-9800
Keep your eyes on these DTFW developments that are coming soon:
Molly Conner is a Fort Wayne native and freelance writer. Having lived in Downtown Fort Wayne throughout her twenties, she loves watching her stomping grounds grow. With her love of storytelling and community in tow, she’s eager to tell Downtown Fort Wayne’s story piece-by-piece—exploring the people, spaces, and organizations that make it thrive.