Quality of Place

Move to Midland and your family will not only enjoy 135 holes of golf, 39 playgrounds, 2 fishing ponds, a dog park, skatepark and BMX park, but safe neighborhoods too according to the FBI’s Crime Report. Boundless recreation and a low crime rate are just two reasons families that relocate to Midland are glad they made the move.

Booming business is another. From new eateries, to modern commercial developments and everything in between, Midland, Texas is a great place for your small business. When the weekend rolls around, explore the home of George W. Bush, stargaze at Midland’s high-tech planetarium, or enjoy rock, ballet, jazz or a number of other performances at Midland’s brand new $81 million performing arts center.


Midland is growing rapidly and we have new attractions, restaurants and retail springing up daily. A general, but not all-inclusive, guide is offered below for your convenience.

For additional information regarding recreation and attraction in Midland, please visit the Midland Chamber of Commerce at www.visitmidlandtexas.com


Midland is home to national retailers and small family-owned businesses. We have been rated #1 in retail sales growth because Midland is a destination for shoppers within our community and throughout the region.

Sports and Recreation

Weekends are busy in Midland. With so many activities to participate in, families never lack for something to do. Our sports and recreation opportunities include watching a local team play, joining a local sports team or club, swimming, golfing, playing tennis, and more. Indoor entertainment and recreation includes catching the latest blockbuster at one of our theaters or bowling with the family.

Midland’s pro and semi-pro sports teams include:

  • Midland RockHounds Baseball
  • Sockers FC Soccer
  • West Texas Drillers Indoor Football
  • Odessa Jackalopes Hockey

Arts and Attractions

Midland is a regional hub for arts and culture. Families enjoy visiting the Blakemore Planetarium, Imaginarium, Children’s Museum, and the Museum of the Southwest. Those interested in history often visit the George W. Bush Childhood Home and the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum. When it comes to culture, Midland boasts of being home to the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale and Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, where major acts like BB King, the Los Lonely Boys, Cedric the Entertainer, Manheim Steamroller, The Blue Man Group and Diana Ross have been known to perform.

Midland also has local community theaters and smaller performing arts venues, including the Midland Community Theatre, Summer MumMers and Improv at the Yucca.

A variety of live music venues are also located in Midland, including the: