Cedar Hill is a city located sixteen miles from downtown Dallas in the southwest corner of Dallas County in Texas and adjoined by Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park to its west. It is sometimes referred to as the "hill country of Dallas" (in comparison to the "hill country" surrounding Austin and San Antonio). The city is full of native, eastern redcedar evergreen trees and stands at an elevation of about 500 feet above sea level--the highest point in a straight line from the Red River at the Texas-Oklahoma border to the Gulf Coast. The limestone uplift on which Cedar Hill is spread is covered with "gumbo"-cleche-clay topsoil from a few inches to many feet. As noted in the demographics below (and like some of the cities immediately surrounding it such as Duncanville and DeSoto), the city is significantly diverse compared to other cities around Dallas which tend to be predominately of one ethnic origin or another. In the last few years, the city has been booming with new construction as urban sprawl spreads south of Dallas.
Early in its history, Cedar Hill served as the capital of Dallas County and lied along
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Cedar Hill Chamber of CommerceFeatures history of the city, demographics, calendar of events, committees, council, newsletter, membership information, and links.
Cedar Hill Independent School DistrictSchool district for Cedar Hill, Texas.
Cedar Hill, TexasInformation on tax exemptions for businesses, transportation routes, and other commercial amenities.
ChefMoz: Cedar HillDirectory of restaurants. Invites restaurant submissions and reviews.
Handbook of Texas Online: Cedar Hill, TXCommunity history and information.
High Pointe Public Improvement District #1Homeowner's association. Lists events, news, and community information.