The Midtown Neighborhood Association, established in 1989, has a mission to promote and preserve the character and quality of living in the Midtown Neighborhood, including Springfield’s largest nationally registered historic district. It strives to do this through a variety of events designed to bring neighbors together and bring the rest of the city to Midtown. When one thinks of Midtown, beautifully preserved historic homes normally come to mind. Old homes might be its anchor to this historic part of Springfield, but it’s the people that have chosen to live here that make it a neighborhood! Many things bring Midtown together, but it’s the love of this area and the sense of well being and community that hold them here.
Midtown is the proud home of Central High School with its award-winning International Baccalaureate Program. It is Springfield’s most diverse high school and now has 1,700 students.
Hundreds gather to celebrate America’s birthday during Midtown’s annual Fourth of July Parade. It’s one of Springfield’s favorite old-fashioned patriotic celebrations—right in the heart of town.
Midtown’s Victorian Homes Tour is an annual tradition occurring each December. Hundreds of people turn out each year to tour the historic homes and public spaces decked out in holiday style.