Cedar Hill Real Estate Information

A mid-sized suburban community split between Dallas and Ellis counties, Cedar Hill, Texas, lies 16 miles from the downtown Dallas area. It was the original seat of Dallas County and makes up an area of more than 35 square miles. The community is standard and largely upper-middle class, with more than 32,000 residents counted at the 2000 census. Those residents had an annual median household income of just over $60,000, providing most residents with ample income to purchase their own real estate.

The community was once the county seat for Dallas County, lying along the Chisholm Trail, until 1856, when a tornado passed through the town, killing nine residents and destroying most of the properties and its infrastructure and buildings. The county seat was relocate to Dallas shortly thereafter. The community is full over evergreen cedar trees and sits an elevation of about 800 feet above sea level, making it the highest point from the Red River on the Texas-Oklahoma border all the way to the Gulf Coast, and thus it got its name: Cedar Hill.

Most children residing within Cedar Hill attend schools in the Cedar Hill Independent School District, though some also are served by the Duncanville Independent School District and the Midlothian Independent School District. Trinity Christian School-Cedar Hill provides private education to students. For post-secondary education, Northwood University, a 4-year private school, is located in the city.

Entertainment ventures run the gamut in Cedar Hill. Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park lie just west of the city. Shopping venues abound, with many retail centers. The Plaza at Cedar Hill, opened in 2000, started the retail boom and was followed by Cedar Hill Crossing, Cedar Village, Pleasant Run Towne Crossing, Cedar Hill Pointe and Uptown Village. Residents can learn more about the community at the Cedar Hill Museum of History and enjoy sports and team play at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center. The Audubon's Dogwood Canyon is currently under construction and is planned to open in 2010 with 270 acres of wildlife habitat and a 6,000 square-foot education and visitor’s center.