If you’re buying a home for sale here, whether you’re new to the area or you’re already living in the area, it’s a good idea to go through a Midland, TX relocation guide for tips, important numbers and local facts. Check out the information we’ve compiled in our Midland, TX relocation guide to make sure you cover all your bases.
Midland, TX Relocation Guide
Midland is the county seat of Midland County, tucked on the Southern Plains of the western half of the state. Some of Midland extends into Martin County. The city’s overall population is just under 140,000 people, where the average household income is more than $81,000. Commonly called “The Tall City,” Midland is a spectacular place to live, work and play.
For many people moving to Midland, the most important information includes:
- Childcare facilities
- City government
- County government
- Driver’s licenses
- Federal representatives
- Parks and outdoor recreation
- Pet information
- School information
- Trash-pick up
- S. Postal Service locations
- Vehicle registration
- Voter registration information
Here’s a quick look at each so you can get the information you need if you’re moving to Midland.
Childcare Facilities in Midland
There are several childcare facilities across Midland, and many of them receive exceptional ratings. Some of the most popular daycare centers and childcare facilities are outlined in the table below.
|Blessings From Heaven Learning Center
407 Liddon Avenue
|Cogdell Learning Center
201 West Florida Avenue
|Creative Care Learning Center
3001 West Illinois
301 North Loop 250 West
|First Presbyterian Child Center
800 West Texas Avenue
|Hart to Hart Learning Center
211 North Lamesa Road
|Little Ladders Christian Center
1708 North Fort Worth Street
|Little Red Wagon
2000 North Big Spring Street
|Midland Christian School
1901 Northrup Drive
|Midland Montessori School
1011 Austin Street
|Paragon Learning Center
4810 Billingsley Boulevard
|Toya’s Precious Jewels Academy
1106 Johnston Street
Midland City Government
The Midland City Government is currently led by a mayor and City Council. Four city managers and a city secretary, as well as a variety of professionals in a wide range of departments – including animal services, code compliance, risk management and transportation – tackle issues that face the city.
Midland County Government
The Midland County government includes the mayor and a variety of departments, including the County Clerk, the court systems, a county judge and Commissioners’ Court, a district attorney, and a justice of the peace. You can get more information here.
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Where to Get Driver’s Licenses in Midland
When you buy a new home in Midland, you must update your driver’s license with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Midland Mega Center, located at 2800 Wright Drive, is the place to go for driver’s license services. You can schedule a driving test online, and you can skip the line by checking in online, as well. Here’s where to go.
Federal Representatives for the Midland Area
Our federal representative in the 11th congressional district is Mike Conaway. Our state’s senators are:
- Lloyd M. Bentsen
- John Cornyn
- Ted Cruz
- Phil Gramm
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
- Robert C. Kreuger
- John G. Tower
Libraries in Midland
There are two main libraries in Midland, as well as a law library and the Bookmobile.
2503 West Loop 250 North
|Downtown Library – Library at the Plaza
301 West Missouri
501 North Lorraine Street
There are dozens of public parks in Midland, and many feature playgrounds, off-leash dog areas, baseball diamonds and sports fields. The table below includes some of the most popular.
5200 West Wall Street
|CJ Kelly Park
5500 League Drive
1100 Ward Street
|Dennis the Menace Park
2201 West Indiana Avenue
2301 Humble Avenue
|John P. Butler Park
3801 Bluebird Lane
1001 North A Street
1803 East Indiana Avenue
1001 West Dengar Avenue
Midland Pet Information
Midland law says that pets must be leashed and owners must clean up pet waste. Stray animals will be picked up and taken to Animal Control (432-685-7420). If your pet does not have a current City of Midland license, it will only be held for two days before becoming available for adoption, transfer or euthanasia. If it has a current City of Midland license, it will be held for 10 days.
Emergency veterinary services are available through VCA Greenbelt Animal Hospital and Permian Basin Emergency at 5000 North Midkiff Road. Their number is 432-561-8301.
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Midland, TX School Information
Children who attend public schools in Midland are part of the Midland Independent School District. There are a handful of private schools around Midland, as well.
Trash Pick-Up Information for the City of Midland
Residential trash pick-up in Midland is either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. There are two recycling locations for plastics #1 and #2, paper, cardboard and aluminum:
- Butt’s Recycling Center
26 West Industrial Loop
- Citizens Collection station
4100 Smith Road
U.S. Postal Service Locations in Midland
The U.S. Postal Service has five main branches in Midland, as well as several satellite locations.
- Downtown Midland: 100 East Wall Street
- Village: 2315 West Louisiana Avenue
- Claydesta: 612 Veterans Airpark Lane
- Graves: 3304 West Wadley Avenue
- GMF Midland: 10000 Loop 40
Utilities in Midland
Water goes through the City of Midland, and the table below outlines your options for electricity, gas, cable and phone service.
|TXU Energy||Atmos Energy||Grande Communications||Grande Communications|
Vehicle Registration in Midland
You can register your vehicle with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. You must register the vehicle in Texas and get a Texas plate if you don’t alredy have one. If you have questions, you can call 888-DMV-GOTX or visit the DMV in person at the Midland-Odessa Regional Service Center (3901 East Highway 80).
Midland Voter Registration Information
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