Residents of Midlothian take great pride in their community's education system as their children are under the jurisdiction of the Chesterfield County Public Schools District. Students are zoned to Bettie Woodson Weaver Elementary School, which has received the Governor's Award for Educational Excellence; Evergreen Elementary School, a 2008 Exemplary Reading School; J.B. Watkins Elementary School, a Children's Engineering and Design Technology School; Midlothian Middle School; Midlothian High School; and James River High School. Private schools and home schooling programs are also available in Midlothian and serve as an alternative to public education. John Tyler Community College serves as the village's primary college.
Whether you're looking to lead a healthy, active lifestyle or are looking to take some enrichment classes, the village of Midlothian will have something for you. The Windy Hills Sports Complex features golf courses complete with a driving range and pro shop, miniature golf courses for casual play, go kart racing and batting cages?a perfect way for a family to spend an entire day. The village also includes a few gyms, some that are open for 24 hours, making it easy to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Other popular activities include bowling at King Pin Lanes, taking a taekwondo class at US Taekwondo College, spending the day at Midlothian Mines Park, golfing at Stonehenge Country Club, and swimming at nearby Salisbury Lake. Midlothian also includes a number of youth athletic associations, sports teams, and scout troops.
Midlothian residents are less than a half-hour drive from the center of Richmond and all of its recreational playgrounds, entertainment venues, colleges and universities, as well as its economic benefits. Richmond serves as the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an independent city that is not a part of any particular county. An estimated 204,000 residents live in Richmond, and roughly 1.2 million people live in the Richmond Metropolitan Area which includes Midlothian. The city's economy is strong and diverse, driven primarily by finance, government and law. Several Fortune 500 and 1000 companies are located in Richmond, making Richmond one of the most economically diverse and successful cities in the U.S. Richmond is as much of a city for historical buffs as it is for thrill seekers. Countless art galleries, visual and performing art centers, museums and historical landmarks can be found throughout Richmond, as well as acres of open spaces and parks, mountain biking paths, streams and rivers, rock climbing cliffs, and gardens.