The Village of Midlothian has a very unique history dating back to the early 1700’s when founded by early Huguenot settlers. Midlothian’s history includes being the location of America’s first coal mining operation and the second railroad built in the United States. Chesterfield County has created a special overlay district for the Village and this has helped in creating a community atmosphere rarely found in a suburban location.
With Watkins Elementary, Midlothian Middle and Midlothian High schools in the area, (all of which routinely place in the top 10% of Virginia schools), The Village of Midlothian has become a magnet to new housing and upper income families. With the recent completion of Route 288, adjacent to the Village, this housing demand has jumped dramatically. Commercial development had maintained pace with prior population growth, but has recently lagged this new, explosive, residential growth.

The Green Master Plan - Aerial