Old Town Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Old Town Topeka residents are fortunate to have so many amenities within walking distance. Not only is this an architecturally and historically significant area, it is also close to shopping, entertainment, and many restaurants. Old Town Topeka is bound by Southwest 6th Avenue, Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Southwest 10th Street, and Southwest Summit Avenue. The neighborhood is served by public transit.
Homes in Old Town Topeka range from elegant two-stories to artistic bungalows. Many of the streets are the original brick streets from the earliest days. Sidewalks and mature shade trees make for great walks, whether in spring when the lilacs perfume the air, or in autumn when the hardwoods glow in sun.
Few neighborhood schools are on architectural tours, but not many areas have anything as impressive as Topeka High, a landmark in the middle of this neighborhood. The Gothic Architecture, stained glass windows, and hand-carved furnishings seem more like an English castle than a public high school. It is the center of many of Topeka’s finest musical and theatrical productions, too.
Nearby is the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, one of the busiest and most popular places in town. With a fine cafeteria, art gallery, and bookstore, the library is the site of constant activity for all ages. Sunday afternoon concerts and films are especially popular. Most activities are free and within a short walk of Old Town Topeka.
Other popular sites nearby include The State Capital, the Great Overland Station, and the Combat Air Museum. Also nearby is the Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site.
Recreational areas close by include Gage Park and Lake Shawnee. Gage Park has 160 acres of gardens, trails, athletic fields, and the zoo. There is an off-leash Bark Park here, as well. Lake Shawnee is a great lake for boating, swimming, fishing, and summer camps.