Blazing a Bright Path: The Lone Star Lure of Midlothian, Texas

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Incorporated in 1888, Midlothian’s story offers a rich tapestry of contrasting threads. One of the fastest growing communities in North Texas, Midlothian is distinctly different by design:

  • Simple yet sophisticated
  • Pastoral yet progressive
  • Anchored yet ambitious
  • Provincial yet polished
  • Conventional yet contemporary

With a history steeped in cotton and cattle, Midlothian has evolved from a modest community built upon agrarian roots to an upscale suburban gem of 38,000 that delivers an uncommon quality of life.

By Road, Air, or Rail

Situated in the southern Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Midlothian is just 26 miles away from the vibrant urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth, long cherished for their iconic skylines, delectable dining, and abundant offering of entertainment, sports, museums, and more.

Midlothian’s location offers efficient proximity to not only the bustling North Texas metro, but also to Lone Star hotspots Austin, San Antonio, and Houston to the south.

Firmly planted at the apex of the “Texas Triangle,” one of the nation’s 11 mega-regions, Midlothian’s logistical advantages are fueled by:

  • The intersection of U.S. highways 67 and 287
  • Proximity to interstate highways I-20, I-35E, I-35W, and I-45
  • The nearby, newly opened 360 Tollway

Service by two major railways combined with access to international and regional airport facilities has also contributed to the city’s appeal to a solid base of cement, steel, distribution, and warehousing companies. Additionally, Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport offer convenient connectivity to regional, national, and global destinations.

Naturally Compelling

When it comes to natural resources, Midlothian enjoys an abundant water supply, extensive natural gas infrastructure, and the Austin Chalk Escarpment, a unique geological formation that runs north-south through the city and is vital to its three cement plants, Ash Grove, LafargeHolcim, and Martin Marietta.

A robust power supply and Texas’ deregulated electricity market also help reinforce Midlothian’s impressive climate of growth. This convergence of logistical, locational, and energy resources adds up to an enticing environment that beckons to an array of industries, developers, site consultants, and more.

Corporate newcomers include Google, Methodist Health System, and a steady procession of retailers, notably in the new 53-acre Midlothian Towne Crossing development which is anchored by Kroger Marketplace. The city is also home to a sophisticated conference center and adjacent Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

As business development continues, home construction explodes, and new educational facilities are built to support increasing enrollment, Midlothian’s landscape continues to change rapidly.

Unprecedented Growth

While the city encompasses roughly 64 square miles, Midlothian's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) includes an additional 33 square miles. The Midlothian Independent School District (MISD), one of the fastest growing in North Texas, spans 112 square miles.

New home construction is on the rise and developers are currently planning another 13,962 single family lots. Midlothian’s demographics reflect an average household income of $85,700 and median new home price of $373,925, well above state and national averages.

Residents are drawn to Midlothian for its relaxed pace of life, wide open spaces, upscale living options, the expanding school district, the Midlothian Higher Education Center (MHEC), and increasing amenities.

Businesses are drawn to Midlothian’s build-to-suit real estate options in the city’s RailPort Business Park and Midlothian Business Park, as well as its market proximity, supportive environment, and exciting promise of growth.

Here in Midlothian, you’re just as likely to see a field of bluebonnets or pasture of Texas Longhorns as you are to see an incoming Chili’s, sky-high tower crane, or data center under construction.

Partners in Progress

Time and again, Midlothian has shown it is blazing a bright path.

Visionary city leaders have collaborated on many levels to ensure that smart growth principles prevail, education remains a top priority, and that the city continues to celebrate its small-town charm and sensibility.

Community leaders’ track record speaks volumes through their mission to recruit businesses and support existing industry. Additionally, they are focused on cultivating partnerships with MISD, local colleges Navarro and Tarleton State, and area companies.

At the end of the day, city leaders are committed not only to creating an exceptional living experience and dynamic business environment today, but also to empowering the young agents of tomorrow’s shifting world.

We invite you to visit Midlothian to discover why this North Texas star is capturing interest from near and far. We’d love to show you around. To learn more, visit us online at midlothian-tx.org.

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