Midtown is a neighborhood in Memphis Tennessee. The borders of the neighborhood are the I-240 to the West, East Parkway to the east, Jackson Avenue on the north, and Lamar Avenue on the south. This is an urban area with lots of high-rise apartment and condo buildings. There are also streets of single-family detached homes. Many homes are historically significant with beautiful architecture. There are areas that are primarily commercial with stores and services. Restaurants of every kind can be found within this neighborhood. Public transportation is available. Buses and trolleys are frequent. There are sidewalks everywhere.
Overton Park is one of the gems of Midtown, Memphis. This 342-acre park was designed by George Kessler and includes more than 150 acres of woods. It also has a nine-hole golf course, playgrounds, and picnic areas. That is just the tip of the iceberg. This historic park is also home to the Brooks Art Museum, Memphis College of Art, the Memphis Zoo, and the Levitt Shell.
When residents are looking for a grocery store, they don’t have to look very far, there is a Kroger on Poplar Avenue and a Piggly Wiggly on Madison Avenue.
Rhodes College is located in the northeast corner of this neighborhood on 100 wooded acres. It is over 150 years old and still going strong. Three degrees are available: BA, BS, and MS in Accounting. There are 8 majors and 35 minors offered.
The Cleveland Street Flea Market has been a weekend fixture in this neighborhood for over a decade. With over 100 vendors, residents can find just about anything they might be looking for.
Methodist Healthcare University Hospital is the largest hospital in the Methodist Healthcare system. It is a major transplant center and a teaching hospital. It is a comprehensive medical center that services the entire community.