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Midtown is historically bounded by the Ford Freeway to the north, the Chrysler Freeway to the east, the Fisher Freeway to the south and the Lodge Freeway to the west. With the start-up of Midtown Detroit, Inc., New Center was added to district, bounded by the Ford Freeway to the south, Virginia Park to the north, Henry Ford Hospital to the west and Woodward to the east.

MDI initiatives and programs now cover this 3 square mile combined district. This larger footprint includes the New Center, Wayne State, Cultural Center, North & South Cass (historically known as the Cass Corridor), Medical Center, and Brush Park neighborhoods.

Midtown and New Center are the heart of Detroit, surrounded by Downtown to the south, North Corktown, Woodbridge, and Virginia Park to the west, Eastern Market to the east, and Milwaukee Junction and the North End to the north.

Midtown is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood located in the heart of the Detroit, known for its rich cultural heritage, world-class museums, and innovative businesses. With a thriving arts scene, top-notch educational institutions, and a strong sense of community, Midtown has become a hub of activity and creativity, attracting residents and visitors alike.

New Center is a historic district located just north of Midtown, known for its iconic architecture, cultural institutions, and diverse community. Once the hub of Detroit’s automotive industry, New Center is now a thriving mixed-use neighborhood with a unique blend of old-world charm and modern innovation.


The neighborhoods around Midtown and New Center are exciting and dynamic areas in their own right. These adjacent areas complement the energy and vitality of Midtown and New Center with a unique mix of history, culture, and community. Together, they create an exciting environment to enjoy and explore, right in the heart of Detroit.