The historic Virginia community of Midlothian is located in northwestern Chesterfield County, just a few miles from the state's capital of Richmond. Offering a suburban community with fun shopping, great schools and new residential developments, Midlothian is a perfect spot for families looking for homes for rent.
5 Interesting Facts for Renters About Midlothian
Midlothian was a settlement of coal miners in the 1700s. It's believed to possibly be the site of the first coal mines in the U.S. Coal mining dominated much of the activity in Midlothian until the late 1800s, when mining activities ceased.
Since coal mining ended, Midlothian has been a commuter town thanks to its railroad access to Richmond.
While the community is among the fastest growing in the region, Midlothian has maintained much of its small-town community charm. In fact, a number of local groups work to maintain this Virginia-countryside feeling.
Midlothian is home to one of the earliest free schools and one of the first Masonic Lodges in Chesterfield County.
The village is where one of the first toll roads in Virginia was built.