Accessibility, location and excellent quality of life make Cedar Hill one of the fastest growing cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Less than 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, Cedar Hill offers breathtaking landscapes of the Metroplex, Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park.

Since 2000, thousands of new homes and more than 3 million square-feet of retail have been added to Cedar Hill and, because of the city’s rapid growth and central location, it has become a regional purchasing center for some 175,000 people.

The city’s 36 miles of rolling hills offer the perfect backdrop for mid- to high-end resi- dential and commercial development. In addition, Cedar Hill’s neighborhood associations are active and provide a network of services and benefits to residents.

Educational opportunities abound here,  too. Northwood University is located in the beautiful wooded hills near Joe Pool Lake on a 350-acre campus. Northwood offers four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degrees and two-year Associate degrees. Cedar Valley Center (part of the Dallas Community College District) offers state- of-the-art job training facilities including free counseling, research assistance, job skill assessment, distance learning, teleconferencing, and business counseling through the Small Business Development Center.

Cedar Hill State Park at Joe Pool Lake is made up of 1,826 acres of prime parkland and offers camping year round. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most visited state park in Texas. The 7,500- acre lake provides fishing, water skiing and sailing opportunities.

Cedar Hill also offers more than 20 other parks totaling 600-acres and amenities like a swimming pool; softball, soccer, and football fields; playgrounds; hike and bike trails, and a 3,000 outdoor square-foot amphitheater. The new Cedar Hill Recreation Center offers state-of-the-art fitness and weight equipment, an indoor running track, gym, youth center, childcare, kitchen and meeting rooms.

The parks department sponsors numerous special events including Country Day on the Hill, Old Town Holiday on the Hill, Fiesta Hispana, Great North Texas Kite Festival, Music in the Park, fishing events for children, and sports tournaments. An easy 20-minute drive to downtown Dallas provides all the excitement and cultural opportunities of the West End, Deep Ellum and the Arts District. Highway 67 also allows easy access to IH-20, IH-35 and IH-45. The DFW International Airport is less than 30 minutes away, and Executive Airport is only 10 minutes from Cedar Hill.