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Midland is booming with new construction. It seems like every day, a new business is opening its doors. From new restaurants, to retail, residential, and commercial, you can see it all around the city. Ever wonder “What’s being built over there?”
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Midland is located midway between Dallas/Fort Worth and El Paso on Interstate 20. Twenty minutes to the west is Odessa, with a population of about 100,000. With Midland’s population now over 103,000, nearly a quarter of a million people reside in the Midland/Odessa metropolitan area.
Midland serves as administrative center for the petroleum producing region known as the Permian Basin, where about 20 percent of America’s oil and gas reserves are located in reservoirs deep beneath the surface.
Midland’s warm climate, friendly people, and central location are the primary reasons for the city’s popularity. The area’s low humidity, combined with warm days and cool nights, contributes to the year round comfort of Midlanders. Residents enjoy over 300 sunny days each year. The average heat index for Midland during the summer is lower than that in Dallas, San Antonio, or Austin. During the winter, the climate is mild, similar to other desert climates in the southwest.
A combination of factors, including a low crime rate, ample water supplies, quality law enforcement and fire protection, and clean wide streets, results in a sense of security and a high quality of life. As stated in American Demographics magazine, "a well maintained infrastructure and quality educational system combined with outstanding cultural, sports, recreation, health care, and convention facilities make Midland one of the nation’s most livable communities." Even more amenities today help Midland continue to be a loveable, livable community.
Midland International Airport provides non-stop service to five major US cities; Austin, Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas on Southwest, American Eagle and Continental Express Airlines. Midland International Airport has recently added service to Hobbs and Ruidoso, New Mexico with our newest carrier, New Mexico Air. Check www.flymaf.com for details.
The Midland Independent School District is a growing district with 35 campuses and approximately 22,000 students. The district provides an instructional program for early childhood through 12th grade. Within a 105-mile radius of Midland are a total of eight universities, colleges and junior colleges. Midland College is one of only three community colleges in the state that also offers a baccalaureate degree, in addition to over 50 associate degree and certificate programs. And, with a typical semester enrollment of over 6,000 students and 17,000+ annual continuing education students, the College continues to grow and serve the community in a variety of ways. The University of Texas at the Permian Basin is located in nearby Odessa. UTPB is a member of the prestigious University of Texas System and provides undergraduate and graduate degrees with nationally accredited programs in business, education, visual arts and social work. On-line degree programs include criminal justice, kinesiology, and a master in business administration.
Midland’s varied cultural activities offer something for everyone. Outstanding theatrical productions, including musicals, comedies and dramas, are presented year-round at the city’s internationally acclaimed Midland Cole Theatre.
The city’s outstanding museums span a broad range of subjects. The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum offers an exciting look into the oil and gas industry, with a new wing featuring the Chaparral Gallery and Jim Hall racing, while the Museum of the Southwest highlights the art and culture of the southwestern United States.
Young people can enjoy educational, interactive fun at the Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum, catch a glimpse of the nighttime sky at the Blakemore Planetarium, or research West Texas history at the Nita Stewart Haley Library and J. Evetts Haley History Center.
The Commemorative Air Force and American Airpower Heritage Museum commemorate America’s aerial accomplishments from 1939 through 1945 and offer ongoing international symposia on World War II history. The Commemorative Air Force holds annual air shows at Midland International Airport.
The George W. Bush Childhood Home takes visitors back in time to the 1950s when two future presidents resided in Midland.
The Midland/Odessa Symphony and Chorale presents outstanding pops and classical musical performances featuring renowned guest artists.
A wide variety of restaurants and nightclubs dot the city, including nationally known establishments as well as fine locally owned restaurants.
Midland’s 17 movie screens offer the community first rate movies including a drive-in movie theatre. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, Telemundo, and Univision affiliates all broadcast from Midland/Odessa. The Midland Reporter-Telegram and the Odessa American are published locally and are circulated on a daily basis.
Midland has 49 city-maintained parks. Facilities in these parks include picnic area, playground equipment, jogging trails, hike and bike trails, two public swimming pools, a dog park, and a skate park. The city also maintains the 36-hole Hogan Park Municipal Golf Course, 85 sports playing fields and 8 tennis courts. The COM Swim Team is a non-profit organization which owns an indoor competitive swimming and Olympic diving center.
The Midland RockHounds, a professional franchise of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, provide many hours of summertime entertainment. Hockey enthusiasts can enjoy the Jackalopes professional hockey team, and basketball fans can cheer on the nationally ranked Midland College Chaparral basketball teams.
Other sports organizations include Midland Junior Baseball, Greater Midland Football League, Midland United Girls Softball, Midland Soccer Association, Midland Softball Association, Texas Cricket Club, United Soccer Adult League, Midland Recreational Soccer Adult League.
Scenic lakes, campgrounds, and wilderness areas are easily accessible to recreation-oriented Midlanders. Midland is only a few hours drive from the dramatic scenery of Big Bend National Park, the underground splendor of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, and the natural beauty of the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains. The ski slopes of Colorado and New Mexico are within driving distance, and the twelve lakes that are within a 150-mile radius of Midland provide a variety of opportunities for water lovers.
Continuing residential and retail growth is helping make Midland a regional hub for shopping, entertainment, dining, and recreation. Midland has plenty to offer and it is a great place to call home.