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Living in Midland, Texas:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Midland, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Midland what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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They say when you enter Midland, leave your standards at the county line. Be it the plumes of flaming natural gas, minimal enforcement of traffic laws, or the overwhelmingly one sided ratio of men to women. In my personal observations, I’ve tentatively concluded Midland is a place almost solely for the tenacious.

The city of Midland, Texas, is not pedestrian-friendly. There are hardly any sidewalks and few if any proper crosswalks. This is unsurprising for a place in oil country, but it is surprising for a city. It is even more surprising that there does not seem to be a strong need for this accommodation. People rarely seem to walk places, even where there are sidewalks.

Midland is a desert town with unreliable sources of water. Often the city water tastes so foul it is undrinkable. When you move here, it is wise to find an apartment or home that includes a whole house water filtration system. Many newcomers to Midland have an unpleasant surprise when they first taste the water that comes from their kitchen sink!

Midland is known for its oil production. Almost every job in the entire Permian Basin revolves around the oil field, and we have sizable class disparities because of this. Most people are lower-middle class due to the cost of living being so high, while there are a few millionaires who own or manage the oil companies.

Ashley, says: 2020

For anyone moving to Midland Texas, it is important you have in mind that it is a town largely dependent on oil. The weather is pretty harsh, very sunny in summer and pretty cold in winter. Very importantly is also the price of accommodation here, it is expensive compared to other cities in Texas.

Vanova, says: 2020

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