Hosting two million annual visitors and a daytime population of 50,000, Midtown is one of the fastest developing areas in Detroit, with a growing residential base and opportunities for new construction and rehabilitation within its historic neighborhoods. Midtown represents a wide array of Detroit’s architectural history—from castles and Victorian homes to funky industrial buildings re-imagined from their auto-industry days. Midtown is generally defined as the area between the Chrysler (I-375), Lodge (M-10) and Fisher (I-75) freeways and a northern boundary passing Grand Boulevard.
Midtown is home to major anchor institutions— Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical Center, the Henry Ford Health System, and the College for Creative Studies. A collection of small neighborhoods makes up the community, including New Center, TechTown, Art Center, North Cass, Cass Park, and Brush Park. The two-square-mile district is home to restaurants, galleries, community gardens, and markets. Midtown is one of the city’s most walkable communities.
The cultural capital of the region, Midtown is home to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the newly refurbished Detroit Historical Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the Michigan Science Center, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), and the Max M. Fisher Music Center. The area hosts annual activities and events, such as Noel Night, Dlectricity, and ArtX.
Historic homes and apartments can be found in Art Center, Brush Park, Cass Park, and the West Canfield Historic District. There are also newer options spread throughout Midtown, such as converted loft buildings, contemporary apartments, townhomes, and condos.
There is high demand for the lifestyle and amenities this neighborhood offers, and apartment offerings are currently 95 percent occupied.