Like Downtown, its next-door neighbor, Midtown boasts plenty of culture, entertainment and nightlife to please a variety of tastes and ages, but the area also shines because of its multi-use greenspaces, most notably the leafy Overton Park, a sprawling complex that includes the Brooks Museum of Art, and the world-class Memphis Zoo.
Just east of the city’s Downtown business district, Midtown is defined by its rich cultural attractions and venerable higher education institutions. Known as a hub for Memphis’s arts scene, Midtown is home to the Overton Square Entertainment District and celebrated venues such as Playhouse on the Square and the Overton Park Shell live music amphitheater. Along the northern border of Midtown, close to the campus of Rhodes College, historic neighborhoods including Vollintine-Evergreen attract families with quiet streets, mature trees and century-old bungalows with trails nearby. And at the southeastern corner of the district lies Cooper-Young, a neighborhood bustling with young city dwellers eager to explore the vintage shops, record stores and pubs that dot the street corners.