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Midlothian is a small suburb in Virginia, about half an hour west of Richmond. Its ideal location and neighborly feel make it an enticing option for retirees.
Climate & Geography
A suburb of Richmond, Midlothian is in the eastern part of Virginia. Summers are hot and humid, while winters can be cold and wet, with an average amount of snowfall compared to the rest of the U.S.
Midlothian is located on the Richmond Basin, which is one of the Eastern North America Rift Basins, and is characterized as having rolling hills, fertile land, and plains.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
The Midlothian area has plenty of natural areas, which gives residents a variety of outdoor attractions and locations to explore. The most popular of these include Midlothian Mines Park, Robious Landing Park, and Swift Creek Reservoir.
Downtown Midlothian is home to a number of antique shops, malls, and farmers markets. Those looking for more amenities can drive down to Richmond, which is about a half-hour drive away. Here residents can enjoy the attractions of a larger city.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Midlothian is only slightly higher than the national average, and lower than the state average. This is due to the housing cost which is above the U.S median, Virginia also ranks 18/50 states based on its low real-estate property tax rates.
Virginia is a tax-friendly state. There is no tax on Social Security benefits and residents 65 and older qualify for several tax breaks, especially for homeowners. Retirement income is exempt from taxes as well. The sales tax rate in Virginia stands at 4.3 percent, and Midlothian does add a 1 percent tax on that rate.
Virginia ranks among the top states in the U.S in Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
There are three highly-rated hospitals and medical centers within a 15 mile radius of Midlothian. They are Chippenham Hospital, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, and VCU Medical Center. Ranked the 5th best hospital in Virginia by U.S News, VCU Medical Center is rated high performing in orthopedics, neurology, and neurosurgery.