Midwood is roughly halfway between Prospect Park and Coney Island.
It is bounded on the north by the Bay Ridge Branch fright line tracks just above Avenue I and the Brooklyn College campus of the City University of New York, and on the south by Avenue P and Kings Highway. The eastern border is Nostrand Avenue or Flatbush Avenue (depending on whom you ask), and Coney Island Avenue, McDonald Avenue or Ocean Parkway to the west is the other boundary (again, depending upon whom you ask).
The main shopping streets in the area are Kings Highway, Avenue J, Avenue M, Flatbush Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, and Coney Island Avenue.
Ave J is a low-key commercial strip, with many kosher restaurant’s deli, pizzerias, and butchers.
Just off Norstrand Avenue, along Avenue’s J,K,L, M, N are a number of businesses establishment, many that also offer goods and services to the local Jewish community.
In the 1980s and 1990’s a eave of Orthodox Jews moved into the area from Borough Park, attracted by Midwood’s large homes and tree-lined streets. Today, in addition to European Orthodox Jews, the area is home to a burgeoning Sephardic population. The area between Avenue I and Newkirk Avenue is heavily populated by Muslims. Along Kings Highway from Coney Island to McDonald Avenues you will find Middle Eastern restaurant and take-out food shops.