With its strong sense of community, excellent schools and solid industrial base, it’s easy to see why Midlothian calls itself “DFW’s Southern Star” and entices people to “Eat, Play, Live” here.
Located just 26 miles south of Dallas and situated strategically at the crossroads of U.S. 287 and U.S. 67, the town sits on top of the Austin Escarpment, a high chalk ridge that runs in a northeast-southwest direction through Ellis County. Midlothian is also less than 15 miles from Joe Pool Lake.
Incorporated in 1888, Midlothian is home to about 32,000 residents and provides a mix of planned communities, rural homes and businesses.
According to Midlothian Economic Development, new home construction within the Midlothian Independent School District places it as the 18th fastest growing district among the 82 school districts in the Metroplex, and the city’s population has grown by 185 percent since 2000.
Named as one of the 50 safest cities in Texas, Midlothian is a great place to raise a family. With movies in the park, community parades and a local farmer’s market, Midlothian has never lost its hometown feel even as it continues to grow.
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