Nicknamed “The Tall City,” Midland is located halfway between Dallas and El Paso and is not only rich in oil, but also in world-class attractions — including a performing arts center, symphony and chorale, ballet, museums and art galleries.
The food is fabulous — so is the high school football — and there is always something to do in this West Texas town. Take in a trip to the farmer’s market, the planetarium, a mariachi concert, lawn concerts, a family fiesta or attend a Midland RockHounds baseball game. There’s also golfing, cycling, a red-dirt track motocross park, a skatepark, a BMX track, monster truck shows, rodeos and equestrian competitions.
Midland has plenty of wide-open spaces and natural beauty, including 1,172 acres of parkland. It’s also near some magnificent state and national parks including Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Midland began as a ranching region and cattle shipping center — and the discovery of oil in the Permian Basin transformed Midland into one of the most important oil centers in the country. Today, Midland is a fast-growing city with a population of over 142,000 that shows no signs of slowing down.