If you want easy access to some of the Valley’s top restaurants, shops and cultural institutions, Midtown Phoenix may be the right place for you. This growing area is nestled between downtown and uptown. It encompasses some of the most popular historic districts in the city, including Encanto-Palmcroft, Ashland Place, Willo and Los Olivos. Check out our lifestyle guide to learn what it’s like to live here. Also, use the property search tools below to find luxury condos, lofts, townhomes and historic houses for sale in Midtown Phoenix.
Top Things To Do in Midtown Phoenix
Midtown Phoenix offers a combination of up-and-coming local haunts and long-serving establishments, like The Clarendon Hotel and Durant’s steakhouse. Whether you live in a tranquil, tucked away community or a more lively part of town, you’ll be surrounded by amenities and things to do.
The midtown area circles a prominent strip of Central Avenue that’s lined with hotels, restaurants, shops and museums. It’s home to the Central Arts District, which features 11 arts and cultural venues, including the Arizona Opera and Phoenix Art Museum. The area is beloved by foodies too. Local eateries offer diverse cuisine, and include both independent local favorites and national chains.
Midtown features beautiful green spaces where you can enjoy a picnic, kick around a soccer ball or attend fun events. Encanto Park covers 220 acres and includes three separate kids play areas, a large sports field and outdoor gym, picnic spots, and scenic views with many bridges and waterways. If you enjoy a bit of an adrenaline rush, you can also spend a day with your kids at Enchanted Island Amusement Park just next door. Steele Indian School Park is also popular. Annual music, arts and food festivals are hosted here, along with a great 4th of July celebration.
A brief drive or bike ride will quickly get you to downtown, where you’ll have access to even more activities, shopping centers and performance venues. Commuting on the light rail is also a breeze, and there’s convenient proximity to major freeways, so you can get where you need to go without much fuss.
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With a unique blend of urban and suburban areas, Midtown Phoenix offers something for everyone. Midtown has a strong community feel, with many growing neighborhoods that each have their own unique characteristics. There are many local attractions and shops, as well as quick access to nature at local hiking trails. The vibrant downtown area and all of its many restaurants, shopping centers and venues are also at your fingertips.
Midtown Phoenix is home to the Central Arts District, which includes the Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Arizona Opera and several other venues. Many additional theaters and venues are nearby in Downtown Phoenix, including Orpheum Theatre and Phoenix Symphony Hall. Steele Indian School Park hosts many festivals, including Dia De Los Muertos and other cultural festivals. Arts and crafts fairs are also hosted at the park.
Midtown is more low-key than Downtown Phoenix, but offers its own selection of fun hotel bars and local dives, along with a few spots that host dance nights and themed events. A short drive or light rail trip away and you can easily access the many clubs, bars and music venues in downtown. Close proximity to major freeways makes it easy to get to popular nightlife spots in Tempe and Scottsdale too. Midtown is also convenient to the Phoenix Convention Center, sports arenas, the Arizona State Fair, and hiking trails at Dreamy Draw and the Camelback Mountains.
There’s a wide array of bakeries, restaurants, bistros and other eateries around Midtown Phoenix. Enjoy gourmet tacos at Taco Guild, unique seasonal entrees at Ocotillo and some of the best curry in the Valley at Wild Thaiger. If you want a perfectly cooked steak, Durant’s has over 50 years of experience cooking filets to perfection. For a sweet treat, try Bosa Donuts, Urban Cookies Bakeshop or Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream. Many craft coffee houses are located throughout the area as well, making it easy to get a caffeine kick when you need it.
There are several parks and green spaces located throughout Midtown Phoenix, along with many others in the nearby downtown area. Encanto Park and Steele Indian School Park are among the largest in the city, and both are great spots to connect with community. Encanto Park is the most used park in the city. It covers 220 acres and includes numerous amenities, such as a sports field, outdoor gym and kids play areas. It's a beautiful place to walk with lots of bridges and waterways.
Steele Indian School Park offers several amenities too, including a playground and picnic areas, two half-court basketball courts and two sand volleyball courts. It's also known for its many annual festivals and arts and crafts fairs. Performances are held at the park's amphitheater which is directly off of Bird Lake.
Some smaller local parks include Monterey Park and Madison Park. You’ll also find Margaret T. Hance Park just slightly south at the edge of downtown.
Phoenix College is located in Encanto, while the University of Arizona and Arizona State University have campuses in the downtown area. For families with younger children, there are many primary and secondary schools located in and around Midtown Phoenix.
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