Downtown Bridgeport is bounded by the elevated rail tracks to the
south, Route 8 to the northwest, and Pequonnock River to the northeast.
Downtown Bridgeport has experienced a recent revitalization, with new residents and new businesses moving in at an exciting pace.
New development in the neighborhood has been dominated by historic preservation and adaptive reuse of existing structures. Adaptive reuse projects like 333 State Street and the rehabilitation of the City Trust Block into 118 residential units with has had a transformative impact on Downtown’s image and activity.
Downtown Bridgeport is home to many of the city's arts, entertainment and cultural offerings including the newly renovated Bijou Theatre, the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, the Barnum Museum, City Lights Gallery and the Housatonic Museum of Art. McLevy Green plays host to cultural events like the Bridgeport Arts Fest, Downtown Thursdays and the Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting.
The neighborhood is also home municipal, state and federal buildings including City Hall, Margaret E. Morton Government Center and the Brien McMahon Federal Building.
Downtown North, Downtown South and Golden Hill areas contain numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Barnum Museum
The Bijou Theatre
City Lights Gallery
Harbor Yard Amphitheater (Opening 2019)
Housatonic Museum of Art
The Stress Factory Comedy Club
Webster Bank Arena
Bridgeport Public Library - Burroughs & Saden Branch
925 Broad Street
Downtown is located in the 131st City Council District.