The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has grown significantly over the past few years and is on a clear trend to continue expanding. In fact, in 2020, DFW led the country in nominal population growth with the addition of 120,000 residents. 

This means new jobs, new business opportunities, and a bustling economy which is great for residents! However, it also means increasingly limited space and a higher cost of living, specifically when it comes to owning property. 

This is when living in a suburb or town just outside of Dallas and commuting to work becomes a really appealing possibility; a decision many growing families are making this year!

Out of all the great areas nestled outside of the metroplex, many are choosing to settle in the Midlothian and Prairie Ridge area!

Here’s why: 

Strong Texan Community 

No matter how long you’ve lived in Texas, you are likely very familiar with how important community is to the people who live here.

With the DFW metroplex being so massive, spanning a whole 13 counties, it can be difficult to feel like you’re a part of a tight knit community in Dallas beyond your complex or street. 

That complaint doesn’t exist in Midlothian and Prairie Ridge! 

With a significantly smaller population and a single county, both of these respective cities offer a great sense of community. These are places where you know your neighbors by their first name and favorite tv show and it’s beyond easy to become a “regular” at your favorite shops and restaurants. 

It also means neighborhood get-togethers you’ll actually want to attend and new friends who live close to you! It’s quite refreshing to not have to drive through thirty minutes of city traffic to see a friend who lives just a few miles away. 

As well, both Midlothian and Prairie Ridge have a big family population which means you will be living in a community of people who are in the same point of life as you and have similar priorities.

Midlothian’s motto of — Make Something Great Here — truly fits this community.

In general, people here are outgoing, friendly, and don’t mind helping others out. 

Ideal North Texas Location

There’s no question that Dallas and Fortworth are amazing cities to be in, but what many residents find not so amazing is the constant noise, traffic, limited parking, and high rent that is very common in the metroplex. 

This is one of the reasons why living in Midlothian or Prairie Ridge is so appealing to many new and growing families; it is a “best of both worlds” scenario. Being about 26 miles from Dallas and 27 miles from Ft. Worth, this North Texas location is ideal in that it is the perfect distance to be close to the city without having to live in it and deal with all of the drawbacks. 

It’s also an incredibly easy and straightforward commute for those who work in the metroplex. This is a relief for parents and married couples who want to move outside of the city but don’t want to sacrifice their job. 

In Midlothian and Prairie Ridge, you’ll feel like you’re living in a small town while also being close to the exciting nightlife and weekend activities Dallas has to offer. 

Lastly, being in North Texas, it will only take a two hour drive to cross the border into Oklahoma and go on a fun road trip! As many Texans know, getting out of Texas is much harder if you live in the more southern parts like San Antonio and Austin. 

Excellent Schools

One of the top priorities parents and expecting couples have when choosing a place to live is the quality of schools in the surrounding area. 

Midlothian Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district that prides itself on excellent academics and competitive sports programs. There are about 8,400 students collectively, creating a 16:1 student-teacher ratio which is optimal for learning. As well, the buildings and facilities are relatively new, helping to create a good environment for the children. 

According to state test scores, Midlothian Independent School District has 87% of students proficient in math and 84% in reading as well as a 94% overall graduation rate. 

This combination of factors has been attracting many young couples and growing families to become homeowners here. 

Plus, with Midlothian ISD committed to building a brand new grade school in Prairie Ridge’s master-planned community, there will be another incredible option for kids to get a stellar education. 

To learn more about what makes master-planned communities great for families, visit our blog: Why Master-Planned Communities Are Safe for Families

It is such a relief for parents to know that their children are receiving the best education possible and preparing for an amazing future, whether it’s in Texas or elsewhere!

Life in Midlothian + Prairie Ridge

Overall life in Midlothian and Prairie Ridge is a beautiful blend of comfort, excitement, love, and charm. 

It’s no wonder that so many growing families are choosing to live in Midlothian and setting down roots in this wonderful area. 

Want to learn more about Prairie Ridge’s new master-planned community? Visit our website today!