Neighborhood

About Midtown Detroit

Known to many as Detroit’s Cultural Center, Midtown is the area just north of Downtown and south of New Center. It is bounded by the Ford Freeway on the north, the Chrysler Freeway on the east, the Fisher Freeway on the south and the Lodge Freeway on the west.

Midtown is home to world-renowned cultural and research institutions, including Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, Detroit Medical Center, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

For music, theater and cinema buffs, you can catch a film at the Burton Theatre or the Detroit Film Theatre, live music at The Majestic or The Masonic, or a play at The Hilberry and The Bonstelle. For art lovers, you can enjoy a rich mix of galleries, including the newly expanded G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Dell Pryor Gallery, Re:View Contemporary and Detroit Artists Market.

Midtown is home to many of Detroit’s favorite dining destinations, with menus ranging from artisanal breads and cheeses to local micr0-brews, brick oven pizza, traditional French crepes, dim sum, sushi and more. Popular eateries include: Atlas Global Bistro, Avalon International Breads, Bangkok Cuisine, Byblos Cafe & Grill, Cass Cafe, Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes, Majestic Cafe, Mario’s, Motor City Brewing Works, Shangri-La, Traffic Jam & Snug, Union Street, Wasabi and The Whitney. New additions include The Raw Cafe, Thistle Coffee House, Fourteen East Cafe, and Slow’s To Go.

Midtown is also a great place to live. From the lofts at Willy’s Overland and condominiums at The Park Shelton, to the historic homes of West Canfield and East Ferry Streets, the neighborhood offers a wide array of housing options. Within walking distance you can find fresh, organic food at Avalon, Goodwell’s and Kim’s Produce; health and salon services at Curl Up & Dye, Textures by Nefertiti, and Detroit Community Acupuncture; and dog daycare and grooming at Canine To Five.

For more information, visit Midtown, Inc. (formerly the UCCA and New Center Council) or click here for a downloadable Midtown map!

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About the North Cass Neighborhood

The North Cass Neighborhood is a walkable district within Midtown Detroit featuring dozens of independent shops, galleries and restaurants. It’s a great place to shop for local art, food, fashion, design and more!

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