Midland is a large city in Texas which is also known by its nickname ‘The Tall City’. This is due to its large skyline which features a number of tall buildings, the tallest being the Bank of America Building. The city is also known for being the hometown of former president George Bush and former president George H.W. Bush. There are a number of cultural attractions for expats living in Midland, which has a number of galleries, music venues and more, as well as the Yucca Theater. The American Airpower Heritage Museum is similarly another popular destination for tourists and residents alike. Popular sports in Midland include baseball, and the city is home to the Midland RockHounds, whilst soccer and American Football are also popular in the city. Last but not least, there are plenty of shopping and leisure areas in the city as well as a fantastic choice of restaurants for expatriates in Midland to explore.
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An oil boom in Midland has meant that the city has seen an increase in population in recent years as well as an increase in the cost of living, although it is still considered reasonable compared to a number of other US cities, as well as other major cities in Texas. There are three major public schools in Midland as well as a number of private schools and expats moving to Midland will find that they have great recommendations. There is also a major college in the city, Midland College which offers a number of courses in subjects including aviation, IT and others. Midland is known for having a warm climate, with long hot summers. Winters, on the other hand, are milder and much shorter than in many other areas of the US, and there is little rainfall, most of which takes place in the summer. Any expatriate moving to Midland will benefit from joining InterNations where they can connect with other expats in order to network, socialize, or find out information about moving to Texas, and may be able to get advice and information about areas such as housing, education and transport in Midland.
There are a number of industries present in the city, which makes it ideal for expatriates looking for work in Midland. The oil industry is one of the major employers and is a principal reason why people choose to move to the city. Other key employers in Midland include the education, manufacturing and energy sectors, whilst large US companies such as AT&T are also based in the city and employ a large number of people. If you are an expat working in Midland who would like to network with other expats and share information online about working and living in Midland, you can sign up to InterNations to be put in touch with millions of likeminded individuals. Our members are happy to help you answer the usual questions which come with moving to a new city, as well as possibly help with living in Midland, or Texas in general.