Arts, Education, Family and Industry - A Delightful Combination
Visit Midland and you will soon realize that you are in a progressive and family-minded community. Voted number 4 in a nation-wide survey of The Best Small Cities to Raise a Family, Midland, Michigan boasts a small-town atmosphere coupled with big-city amenities. Art, education, family and business are valued and supported. You can enjoy plays and musicals, art exhibits and fairs, the symphony and internationally-known entertainers all year long at the Midland Center for the Arts and during the Matrix Midland festival.
Midland is known for its public school system - rated in the top five percent in the state. Quality higher education institutions are also plentiful. Central Michigan University, Davenport University, Delta College, Northwood University and Saginaw Valley State University are located within thirty minutes from downtown.
Recreation opportunities abound. Sail, swim or fish on the largest freshwater coastline in the United States. Visit more than 14 miles of beautiful nature trails at the 1200-acre Chippewa Nature Center. Walk, bike or blade the Rail Trail. Enjoy flowers and foliage at Dow Gardens. Play tennis at the Community Tennis Center - the site of Michigan's only USTA professional tennis tournament - with 10 indoor courts. Join an adult or youth soccer team and play at the Midland Soccer Complex - one of the best in the nation. Or skate at the new 107,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Midland Civic Arena, featuring two NHL-sized rinks and an Olympic-sized rink.
This modest-sized city is home to the worldwide headquarters of The Dow Chemical Company and the Dow Corning Corporation. Midland also boasts a unique mix of hometown-based and nationally recognized businesses, restaurants and shops.
Weather and Almanac
Primary and Secondary Education
Cultural and Recreational
Midland was recently named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in America by America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth.
More Cultural Activities
More Recreational Activities
Places of Worship
Several Islamic centers and educational opportunities are available in the greater region.
The Regional Perspective
Cities of Interest