Detroit - Midtown
A walkable community, home to many of Detroit's cultural gems and booming residential, restaurant, and retail scene.
Midtown is one of Detroit’s fastest-growing communities. Centered between Downtown and New Center, this neighborhood has a bohemian atmosphere and a deep history of art and music. Midtown has the highest concentration of cultural institutions in southeast Michigan, including the world-renowned Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, along with numerous independent galleries, museums, and theaters.
Both Wayne State University, the third-largest public research university in Michigan, and the College for Creative Studies, one of the nation’s leading art and design colleges, reside in Midtown, attracting students and faculty from all over the world. Music still runs deep in Midtown and shows of all genres are played nearly nightly. The neighborhood is also home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Residential development has skyrocketed within the last few years and Midtown has a vast assortment of housing options at various price points, within walking distance to Midtown’s many sights. For those who want to venture further, the neighborhood has multiple public transit stops for the QLINE, DDOT, SMART and MO-GO systems.
Midtown has a booming restaurant scene and is home to many of the city’s favorite establishments with menus ranging from brick-oven pizza, traditional French crepes, sushi, and more. For a night out, try barhopping between old dives and new patios or bowl a set at the country’s longest-running bowling alley.
Midtown is a retail addicts paradise with a seemingly endless stream of new shops and stops. Every year, the entire neighborhood gears up for Dally in the Alley, the largest annual community festival in Detroit and a celebration of live music, visual arts, food, and beer.