As its name implies, this neighborhood includes the heart of the city bordering the New Haven Green, where outdoor concerts and other events are held during the summer. Close to bookstores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and entertainment, this area is popular with students and scholars because of its proximity to both the Medical School and Yale’s main campus. Streets in the downtown area are served by the Yale shuttle and nighttime minibus. Housing in this area is frequently in apartment buildings or above retail establishments, but some older homes have been divided into apartments as well.