mid·town | \ ˈmid-ˌtau̇n , -ˈtau̇n \

Definition of midtown 

: a central section of a city especially : one situated between sections conventionally called downtown and uptown

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Rents in midtown are very expensive.

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By Andrew Seng Related stories from Sacramento Bee Sacramento beats out Paris and Sao Paulo to host 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge This midtown Sacramento restaurant is one of California’s best, Eater says Farm to Folk? Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "West Sacramento’s Barn to host fresh, local produce sales through September," 12 July 2018 Unfortunately, those skills have fallen out of favor, a dilemma that helps explain why Shepard is performing at an intimate midtown venue rather than at a larger room. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts July 12-18: Kenny Chesney, Imagine Dragons, Jason Isbell, Foreigner," 10 July 2018 The longtime midtown Phoenix home of Arizona's first Mercedes dealership has sprouted new apartments. Catherine Reagor, azcentral, "Central Phoenix Mercedes dealership property turned into new apartments," 8 June 2018 From the buzzy, line-down-the-block Broken Shaker to the new midtown tiki bar from Major Food Group, these places will help you ring in summer with liquor, light bites, and the perfect backdrop for the inevitable Instagram. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "7 New Rooftop Bars Where You Can Soak Up Summer in New York City," 5 June 2018 The new lanes run between the sidewalk and cars parked along Armour, a key east-west connector in midtown. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Will Kansas City ever be bike-friendly? The city is about to roll out a plan," 13 July 2018 The average rent in downtown and midtown Sacramento now stands at $1,786 for an 848-square-foot apartment, according to Colliers International research. Tony Bizjak And Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Sacramento approved 5,500 housing units. Less than 100 were for low-income residents," 5 July 2018 Nearly all the recovery has happened in downtown and midtown, an area covering just seven of the city’s 139 square miles. The Economist, "Ford has ambitious plans for Detroit’s most beautiful ruin," 21 June 2018 Vox/Ella Nilsen The next day, Moser’s Democratic opponent Lizzie Pannill Fletcher stood in front of about 15 people gathered at a house party near Houston’s midtown. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "This Democratic primary race is a test of whether unapologetic progressivism can win in Texas," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of midtown

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midtown was in 1882

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English Language Learners Definition of midtown

: the part of a city or town between its downtown and uptown

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