Midtown Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Midtown, or Central Tucson, is one of the oldest parts of Tucson, Arizona. The district is bounded by Grant Road, Speedway Boulevard, Swan, and Alvernon. There are several worthwhile attractions in Midtown including the Broadway Village shopping center. It was designed by the famous local Tucson architect, Josias Joesler, and is located at the intersection of Country Club Road and Broadway Boulevard.
Midtown is managed by a community management organization called “Midtown: The Garden District.” The first major accomplishment by Midtown: The Garden District was the establishment of a new city park on the John B. Wright school grounds. The new park has a toddler-friendly play area, soccer field, benches, tables, trees, and a nature garden. The 4th Avenue Shopping District, east of downtown, has many unique and popular stores. The additional retail in Midtown is primarily located along 4th Avenue and Main Gate Square on University Boulevard. The Midtown area is bicycle friendly and pedestrians will enjoy walking through the shopping areas.
There are also some historical and well-respected educational institutions in Midtown Tucson. The University of Arizona, started back in 1885, is located in Midtown and owns Arizona Stadium and McKale Center. In addition, the historic Tucson High School can be found in Midtown. Midtown has a very active community and offers a garden club, chess club, lego club, origami club, bike club, and computer club.
The largest park in Tucson, Reid Park, is part of Midtown and encompasses both the Reid Park Zoo and Hi Corbett Field. Speedway Boulevard, which runs through Midtown, was considered the ugliest street in America in the 1970s. Twenty years later it was named the Arizona Street of the Year. Other points of interest include Clark Gable’s home, the Tucson Botanical Gardens, the Christian Faith Center, Tucson’s unique traffic circles and wall murals, and also the Festive Topiary.