Covering about two square miles between downtown Detroit to the south and New Center to the north, Midtown hosts 2 million visitors annually, with the largest concentration of cultural, educational and medical institutions in southeast Michigan. It has two radio stations, its own symphony, nine theaters, five museums, 35 restaurants and 10 galleries all within two square miles — making it one of the best-knit communities in Detroit.

The Cultural Center historic district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It also includes the East Ferry Avenue historic district, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Scarab Club, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the main library of the Detroit Public Library system, the Michigan Science Center, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies.

Midtown boasts one-of-a-kind shopping options with either hand-picked or handmade goods by some of the most creative, discerning merchants anywhere. Midtown is the most desirable neighborhood for new retailers looking to move into the city.

If you’re a foodie, taking in Midtown is like taking a trip around the world. Cuisine options include: Italian, Indian, French, Middle Eastern, American, Asian, Greek, Mediterranean and one of the best bakeries around, Avalon International Breads. With a Whole Foods Market (a natural food market), neighborhood grocers, a hardware store and more all in the area, those small but important daily livability needs can be met.