Midtown is an eccentric, modern and artsy community that is home to residential living and some of Paducah’s most unique businesses.
At the heart of Midtown is the historic Coke Plant. Once the Coca Cola bottling company’s establishment, today it has been revitalized into a modern retail center for a variety of businesses including Piper’s Tea and Coffee, Mellow Mushroom, Dry Ground Brewing Co. True North Yoga and Socially Present.
Adjacent from the Coke Plant is Midtown Market, a gourmet grocery store offering fresh meat, made to order deli sandwiches and organic produce. The grocery store partners with local farmers and producers in order to carry as many locally-resourced fruits, vegetables and other products made in western Kentucky. Residents also visit HB & Co for the finest in men and women’s wear, and Flower & Furbish for fresh flowers and plants. Residents have the option of attending one of Midtown’s many faith establishments including First Baptist Church.
For an evening out on the town, enjoy Midtown’s many restaurants and entertainment options. Mellow Mushroom dishes out a variety of hand-tossed pizzas or order a pie from famed Pizza by the Pound, Paducah’s hole-in-the-wall staple. For a variety of seafood dishes from shrimp and crab to gumbo and fried alligator, Strickland’s Seafood is a top choice. Residents seeking a healthy made-for-you meal stop by Fresh Foodies for one of the daily made dishes that you can take home and pop in the oven. For evening entertainment, visit The Twinkling Star. Known for its outdoor patio, this establishment entertains guests with live music on the weekends and serves drinks under the stars.
This area is also home to Baptist Health Paducah. The medical campus serves as one of the region’s largest employers. Baptist Health Paducah hosts medical offices and a hospital which includes the Baptist Heart Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Eckstein Cancer Center.
Midtown is home to multiple parks that are very different in nature. The Luther Carson Park fairgrounds and historical race track hosts horse shows, county fairs, events, and horse training. In the summertime, visit Carson Park for the McCracken County Fair where you can order a classic fair dish, enjoy the many fair rides and tour the 4-H exhibits. Bob Noble Park is Paducah’s largest park and occupies 135 acres. Within the park, you will find a 5-acre lake, pool and waterpark, recently renovated tennis courts, basketball courts and the Greenway Trail. Noble Park is popular for fundraising walks and 5K races, birthday parties, or an afternoon of enjoyment.
Additionally, Midtown’s neighborhoods are conveniently located nearby Paducah Head Start Preschool, Clark Elementary School, McNabb Elementary School, Paducah Middle School, Paducah Tilghman High School and St. Mary School System. The homes within Midtown’s many neighborhoods convey timeless Tudor and Bungalow styles and are perfect fits for families. Jefferson Street is known for its grand Victorian houses and classic style homes, many of which have recently been renovated and restored. A former bed and breakfast was transformed into a stunning farm style house and classic bungalow style homes line the scenic street in this iconic neighborhood within the Midtown community. Many of the homes are walking distance to the Coke Plant and the surrounding restaurants and businesses.
Combining business and living is the Ritz Midtown. This unique apartment complex is an icon of Paducah and was recently renovated for its tenants. It offers a restaurant, realtor office, interior decorating store, microblading studio and more.
Partake in Midtown, a community that offers an artistic and modern flare to working, living and entertainment.
Kathleen Washburn Gillespie
AT FALCONITE DEVELOPMENT GROUP