In 1881, a little place called Midway Station shared the name "Midway" with other towns in Texas; it was renamed Midland in 1884 when it got its own post office. This tiny ranch town now has 26 constituent neighborhoods. The median home cost is around $200,000, with a home appreciation increase of 10.5 percent over the last year. Spacious single-family homes are most common, but there are also plenty of condos and townhouses available. You can even look into buying a lot and building your own home in this beautiful city.
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Over 25 percent of the residents in Midland have earned bachelor's degrees, which is a bit higher than the national average. A large part of the current work force is made up of professionals, such as office workers, salespeople and service providers. Job growth is positive, and Midland enjoys the lowest unemployment rate in the country - approximately two-thirds lower than the average. More than two-dozen public schools, along with at least seven private institutions, ensure a diverse selection of educational facilities. Being the 29th-largest community in Texas, Midland has a population of just over 110,000 in an area of 75.1 square miles. Forbes magazine ranked Midland as the second-fastest growing small city in the country.
Located in the Permian Basin, Midland has a short, moderate winter and a semi-arid climate that allows residents to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year. For entertainment, residents can take in a performance by the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra or visit one of several local museums. If you're in the mood for some minor league baseball, cheer on the Midland RockHounds when they play at Security Bank Ballpark. Check out the trails at the Sibley Nature Center or catch a sky show at the Marian Blakemore Planetarium. You can also take a walking tour of the high-rises that create the impressive downtown skyline; these buildings gained Midland the nickname "The Tall City." Many of these buildings exist due to the booming post-World War II economy and the energy crisis of the 1970s. By late 2006, an increased demand for crude oil products created a surplus of almost 2,000 jobs in the region. Petroleum is still Midland's main economical source, but the city has also branched out with their successful telecommunications and distribution center. In 2012, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that Midland had the second-highest income per capita in the United States. Midland has much to offer its residents. Browse our listings to find the perfect place to call home.