3RD MID QUARTER 2021
|76065||Autumn Run||Bloomfield Homes|
|76065||Brandi Ridge||Bloomfield Homes|
|76065||Brandi Ridge – Phase 2||John Houston Custom Homes|
|76065||Brandi Ridge – Phase 3||John Houston Custom Homes|
|76065||Coventry Crossing||Megatel Homes|
|76065||Dove Creek – Phase 2||John Houston Custom Homes|
|76065||Hawkins Meadows||First Texas Homes|
|76065||Hayes Crossing||John Houston Custom Homes|
|76065||Massey Meadows||Bloomfield Homes|
|76065||Oak Creek Ranch||John Houston Custom Homes|
|76065||Parkside North||Bloomfield Homes|
|76065||Prairie Ridge||Beazer Homes|
|76065||The Arbors||John Houston Custom Homes|
|76065||The Grove||Bloomfield Homes|
|76065||The Grove – Phase 3 & 4||John Houston Custom Homes|
|76065||Villas of Somercrest 55’s||Perry Homes|
|76065||Wickliffe Manor||John Houston Custom Homes|
Midlothian: An Up and Coming Community
Midlothian is a small city in northwest Ellis County, a short drive southwest of downtown Dallas on US-67. People began settling Midlothian as early as 1800. However, the area wasn’t fully colonized until 1846, when Sam Houston finalized peace treaties between the Native American inhabitants and the Republic of Texas. After colonization, businesses and community facilities were erected, including Midlothian’s first school, church, town hall, and post office. By the late 1800s, Midlothian was incorporated, and had a population of about 300 residents.
Before the Great Depression, even more businesses flourished in Midlothian. The population reached 1,000 before the turn of the century. From the 1950s through the 1990s, large businesses came to Midlothian for its cement quarrying opportunities, eventually earning the city’s nickname as “Cement Capital of Texas.” Today, Midlothian is home to over 32,000 residents. Major cement companies like Martin Marietta Materials and Holcim remain top employers in the city.
Clients looking for a smaller community outside of downtown Dallas will fall in love with Midlothian’s quaint charm. During the summer and autumn months, the Midlothian Market takes place in the historic downtown area in Heritage Park. Visitors can browse handmade crafts, artisanal foods, local produce, clothing, and more at this open air market. Heritage Park may be a small park, but it’s right in the heart of Midlothian. Churches, banks, the post office, and several businesses are conveniently located nearby. Just south of Avenue F is Kim & Jenny’s, a local breakfast eatery. There’s also Branded Burger Co, a fun burger and sandwich joint that’s a great place to take the whole family.
Further south of downtown Midlothian are most of Midlothian’s schools, which have almost 9,000 students in 11 different schools: 2 high schools, 2 middle schools, and 7 elementary schools. Schools in the Midlothian Independent School District are also located near the city’s beautiful parks. Kimmel Park off First Street has playground equipment and plenty of space for kids to run. On the east side of the city, Hawkins Spring Park has sports facilities, a skate park, and trails residents can stroll along.
Midlothian is a wonderful, small community with a rich history. Parents looking for quality schooling and conveniently located shopping will enjoy the city. And if your clients commute to Dallas or Fort Worth for work, Midlothian is just a short distance away. Many new homes are being built in the area, so show your clients what the city has to offer — and take them on a tour before the good word gets out!