Midtown

Higher rents and home prices reach MidtownRead Article

Renewed interest in the city's core, new developments and limited housing supply are leading to increased property values.

From refugees to restauranteurs: Vietnam War-era immigrants make Memphis homeRead Article

More than 3,000 Vietnamese immigrants call Memphis home. Their contributions to the city wouldn't have been possible without local support from nonprofits and the Catholic community.

Overton Park supporters rally to raise $1M to fund parking for Memphis ZooRead Article

A public fundraising campaign for $1 million is the latest plot twist in the long-simmering parking dispute between the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park.

A favorite from February 2016 is the Ballet Memphis production of “Places” with choreography by Jennifer Archibald.

Midtown Opera Festival pushes boundariesRead Article

“The festival brings this art form back to the center of town, literally, in a well-known performance space and provides the opportunity for the company to push the boundaries of the art form and combine genres.”

Art lights up lesser-known Flicker Street in MidtownRead Article

Recently, small business owners have banded together to brand the one-block area as the Flicker Street Arts District. However, that banner doesn’t mean that greater Memphis necessarily knows where Flicker Street is located.

Post-protests, neighborhoods lead Memphis' greenspace growthRead Article

The momentum behind the “Save the Greensward” protests could find positive outlet in a handful of new initiatives to get communities engaged in maintaining greenspaces.
A restored horse as part of the grand carousel.
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Midtown is a neighborhood of neighborhoods — Overton Square, Cooper Young, Vollintine Evergreen, and many other distinct communities sit within its borders. Neighborhood identities are strong, but throughout the area, streets are wide and green, hipsters and hundred-year-old houses are commonplace, and politics are generally liberal. Midtown is known for eclectic, local options in food, entertainment, culture, and arts. It’s home to the region’s only art college and the local theater scene, and its main thoroughfares – Cleveland, Cooper, Madison, Poplar, Union, and Young — play host to hundreds of locally-owned businesses to serve any need.

Feature StoryThe hops grown at Agricenter International will be tested for their quality.

Mid-South farming experiment pursues a truly a local beer


Feature StoryAccelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.
Development NewsAn artist rendering shows the renovated building's office space with apartments in back.
Development NewsRhodes College Robertson Hall

Rhodes College unveils cutting-edge science facilities


Development NewsMemphis Theological Seminary new chapel

Memphis Theological Seminary building new chapel in Midtown


Innovation & Job NewsA resident looks on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Coamo, Puerto Rico.

How to get involved with Memphis' relief efforts for Puerto Rico


Development NewsNational Manufacturing Day
Feature Story The Captain Harris house, built in 1898, is one of dozens of properties available for short-term rental in Cooper-Young, the city's most commonly listed neighborhood on the site.

Memphis sees 80% growth in Airbnb visitor stays over past year


Innovation & Job NewsHug Neighborhood Park Friends encourages engagement with city parks with activities like bicycle clubs and rodeos.

Adopt-A-Park program ramping up the call for volunteers


Feature StoryThe latest chapter in the effort to tap into the Fairgrounds' potential started in 2015, when the Coliseum Coalition was founded. Its goal was to restore the idle structure to its former glory.
Development NewsDorothy Day House 1178 Peabody
Feature Story"I'm hopeful," said Dorothy Meeks about beginning work at Lucy J.'s Bakery.
Feature StoryFemmemphis

Off The Square: Essential artists claim their stage in Memphis


Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Feature StoryRico Fields serves a line of hungry concert-goers during Soul Roll Saturdays at the Hi-Tone Cafe.

Memphis pop-up food vendors fry under the radar


Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Innovation & Job NewsIndie Memphis will host the world premiere of Wilson's "Thom Pain."

Indie Memphis Film Festival grows beyond a regional event


Innovation & Job NewsThe Memphis College of Art will offer a Fashion Design Certificate in the fall.

Memphis College of Art offers new certificate program in fashion design