With more than 34,000 residents at the end of 2019, Midlothian has nearly doubled its population within one decade — starting the 2010s at around 18,000 total.
Cody Payne of Colliers International said there are many reasons that make Midlothian a desirable place to be and a great place for real estate, including that the city is now home to Google’s new $600 million data center.
According to Payne, Midlothian is a lot of seeing new development — both commercial and residential.
For just 2019, the city distributed more than 660 construction permits, according to the City of Midlothian. Residential construction made up for nearly 600 of the requested permits; 477 were brand-new single-family homes — attached and detached — while 121 were additions and remodels.
The City of Midlothian has also recognized that the average sale value of new and existing single-family units has seen a significant increase in the year — from $275,167 during the first quarter to $326,166 in the second quarter.
Though Payne is not a residential real estate agent, he said he is aware of what is affecting housing in Midlothian.
Low labor costs have brought new major developments (such as Google) and new healthcare systems (Methodist Health System and BaylorScott&White Health) to the area. This, in turn, has brought more job opportunities to the small city.
The new healthcare facilities have also improved the health-and-safety factor of the city — especially for those with young families, Payne said.
Combining these factors with Midlothian’s reasonable living costs is bringing more people into the city.
He said the small city also has easy access to larger, more urban areas. Even for those who work outside of the city, the 30-minute commute to Dallas is worth all the benefits that come with living in Midlothian.
Houses currently up for sale in Midlothian include a 5,910-square-foot home off Stonewood Circle.
The four-bedroom six-bathroom house is priced at $845,000. It sits on a 1.01-acre lot and comes with a swimming pool.
A four-bedroom five-bathroom home on Waters Edge Drive is priced at $749,000.