About Midtown Houston
|Midtown Boundary Map ---- click to enlarge (see below for additional maps)|
Midtown is Houston’s pedestrian-oriented urban community uniquely positioned in the heart of the city. The Midtown boundaries can be roughly defined as the properties south of I-45 (Pierce Elevated), west of SH 288, north of US 59 and east of Bagby Street. The northwest segment of this area is less easily defined and may incorporate property west of Bagby. Being geographically surrounded by freeways not only gives it easily identifiable borders, but also makes Midtown readily accessible from any part of Houston. Additionally, with three METRORail station located within its boundaries, Midtown has access to every transit option in Houston at its front door.
Location is Midtown's chief asset. Situated directly between Downtown and the Texas Medical Center, Midtown Houston is a logical choice for a residential area to serve the two largest employment centers in the region with more than 200,000 jobs. There are also five colleges and universities nearby with combined enrollments of over 50,000. Midtown is a good location for faculty, staff, and student housing for these institutions.
Midtown currently includes approximately 617 acres of land within its boundaries, 365 of which are developable. Midtown's 22.9 miles of streets and approximately 325 city blocks identify it as an obvious extension of what is now Downtown.
Midtown continues to thrive and grow with both new construction and restoration of historical structures. The growth and improvements in the community are overseen by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority and the Midtown Management District with the support of city government agencies and public utility entities.
We have provided four versions of the above map for download: both high and low resolution versions at both 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17. The high resolution versions are quite large, and may take a while to download; however, they also provide the best printed results.