Midlothian is a robust community and is known for the high-quality of life it offers its residents. Midlothian is recognized for its thriving industrial base and strong school system. With a population of just over 18,000 residents, Midlothian’s small-town feel attracts business owners and families who relish residing and doing business in an environment that feels robust yet relaxing. Midlothian’s location provides close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex which offers all the cultural vibe and excitement anyone could desire. Small-town America never felt so good!
Midlothian is home to a vast array of unique civic events and other activities that are scheduled throughout the year. How about the ‘Fly-In Breakfast’ at Mid-Way Regional Airport held in June of each year? Here, one can take in classic airplanes, antique cars, remote-controlled airplanes, live music and other enjoyable endeavors.
Love farmers’ markets? Midlothian holds its annual farmers’ market event from June to October of each year where Heritage Park hosts a fun-filled open-air venue every other Saturday. Hand-made crafts, home-made goodies, live music and children’s activities exude the feel of a much simpler time.
Situated in the northwest portion of Ellis County and only 26 miles south of Dallas and 27 miles southeast of Fort Worth, Midlothian has easy access to colleges and universities, mega shopping malls, and on-going big-city events that cater to every age, interest and personality. Additionally, Midlothian is only 34.5 miles from the DFW International Airport and less than 30 miles from the Dallas Love Field Airport.
The Midlothian Marketplace is held every year and provides an opportunity for any and all businesses--both internet and physical outlets--to showcase their services and products to consumers in Midlothian and surrounding areas. This unique venue runs for 5 hours on a designated Saturday at the Midlothian Conference Center where shopping, eating, door prizes and friendly conversation can be eagerly anticipated. The 2015 event attracted more than 80 vendors where throngs of participants helped to make the event a huge success!
Midlothian offers a wide range of delightful recreational choices that cater to fun-lovers of every age:
*** Heritage Park in downtown Midlothian offers gorgeous flower beds, lofty shade trees, walking trails, picnic areas and a 19th Century log cabin.
*** Mockingbird Nature Park serves as the epitome of tranquility and covers more than 60 acres which include a delightful butterfly garden, pond, native grasses and a nesting area for bluebirds.
*** The Pecan Trails Golf Course provides a 21-hole layout that includes nine par-3 holes, eight par-4s and four par-5 holes. Favorite foods, refreshments and good company all come together under one roof at the Pecan Trails clubhouse.
*** The Midlothian Sports Complex covers more than 25 acres where a multitude of sports can be enjoyed by all--football, a quarter-mile track, eight lighted tennis courts, multiple baseball & softball fields, a basketball court and four sand volleyball courts are all included!
Other nearby communities provide Midlothian residents a smorgasbord of attractions that include fishing and boating on Joe Pool Lake, historic Shawnee Trail, Gingerbread City, Cedar Hills State Park with swim beach, children’s fishing pond, seasonal kayak &mountain bike rentals and the Agricultural History Center. Then, there is Grand Prairie’s Trader’s Village that caters to more than 3,500 vendors throughout the year.
The Midlothian Independent School District is known for its commendable ratings; and it was in 2008 that MISD was ranked as ‘exemplary’ in 22 out of 25 academic areas. Ongoing awards and recognition reflect the school system’s quality of education including 2014/2015 notables such as MHS Theater Arts students recognized as ‘Filmmaker State Champions’ and the T.E. Baxter Elementary School being honored as a ‘Texas School of Character’ and National Finalist for ‘National School of Character’.