Midtown Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Midtown is minutes away from downtown Houston and offers residents a pedestrian-oriented urban residential environment. Its layout acts as an extension of the downtown area and includes east METRORail access on Main Street, Houston’s major cultural thoroughfare. Those looking for a local, urban living experience will be at home here.
Residential development in Midtown has been geared toward upscale apartments and townhomes. Retail centers are numerous and include established restaurant chains like Buffalo Wild Wings, snack shops like Cold Stone Creamery and local eateries like The Breakfast Klub. Midtown has a vibrant night life with about a dozen night clubs and several art-oriented establishments. It also houses a number of local charities including Aid for the Homeless, The Salvation Army and U.S. Vets, Inc.
Midtown’s location is one of its biggest assets. In the 77002 zip code, this neighborhood is tucked between downtown and the medical district. Its boundaries are comprised of major thoroughfares including Interstate Highway 45 to the north and Texas State Highway 59 curving to make the eastern and southern borders. This neighborhood is located in the Houston Independent School District and contains several schools including Houston Can! Academy Charter School and Houston Community College – Central Campus.
Though most of the land has been developed into residential and commercial spaces, Baldwin Park offers residents and visitors almost five acres of grass and trees. A revitalization project in the early 2000s saw the installation of a gravel jogging trail, chess tables, picnic tables and sidewalks in the park which sits two blocks off of Highway 59, across from Emancipation Park.