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Cedar Hill: A slice of Hill Country in DallasĀ 

Rolling Hills, Rare Ecology, and Unique Charm


The City of Cedar Hill continues to be a powerful draw for those looking to take a hike, bond with nature, or simply walk and shop in an area with the versatility and energy of a city, but the comfort of a small town. A community packed with natural resources, green areas and eco-friendly, sustainable offerings, the city is attracting more and more consumers every year -- which means businesses are also flocking to establish locations in one of the Dallas area's hidden gems.

What's the secret behind the draw to Cedar Hill? A look at the unique flair, blend of businesses already in place, and long-range plans reveal a lot about this thriving community.

Nature at your doorstep

Consumers who work and play in Dallas and Fort Worth often crave a way to connect with nature and a chance to hike and explore the outdoors. The only problem is Texas’ beautiful Hill Country region is more than a three-hour drive away to the areas around Austin and San Antonio, and many areas nearby are scarce on outdoor amenities.

But Cedar Hill features the best of both worlds for the Dallas-Fort Worth area – proximity to both downtowns along with the rolling hills and stunning natural terrain of the Hill Country region. By combining some of the Dallas area’s best hikes with a dynamic Historic Downtown area of its own, Cedar Hill has solved the problem of wanting to spend time outdoors in a meaningful way, while still being able to grab a great meal and visit an eclectic mix of shops.

The delightful mix of green spaces and multi-use areas ensures that visitors and locals can come to town and play or hike in a natural environment without leaving civilization entirely behind. The mix of customers that Cedar Hill draws is heavily influenced by the environmental efforts of the area. Consumers are showing increasing bias toward cities and businesses that offer sustainable options, and sustainability is built right into the core of the Cedar Hill development plan as part of the “Growing Green” initiative.

Big-city sensibilities with small-town values

Another reason brands are choosing Cedar Hill has to do with the business climate already in place. By incorporating playgrounds, parks, and other green areas into town life, the area has attracted families and individuals that would have otherwise opted for a typical Dallas suburb or conventional neighborhood.

The unique mix of offerings has also made it surprisingly simple to attract high-quality, dedicated employees who crave the beauty of nature, but don't want to leave the convenience of city life behind. Cedar Hill’s focus on creating a walkable downtown mirrors life in a large city without the drawbacks of overpopulation, excessive waste ty, and a profound lack of plants and nature. Instead, residents can easily access lush green areas, bring kids to the playground or choose from one of many dining options.

The delightful blend of amenities with access to a robust array of recreational choices for hiking and nature exploration, and the small-town charm visitors experience has led to the arrival of a wide range of businesses. Retailers and restaurateurs including dining and specialty food locations are a natural fit, but Cedar Hill is also home to a surprising number of manufacturing and industrial brands seeking sustainable locations and eco-friendly options for their products and teams.

Cedar Hill draws visitors from Dallas and the surrounding areas

While employees of local businesses, families seeking a diverse and dynamic downtown and brands invested in eco-friendly operations make up part of the mix of residents who spend most of their time in Cedar Hill, they are not the only ones visiting. Visitors seeking a nearby taste of Hill Country are drawn to Cedar Hill from nearby suburbs and from Dallas and Fort Worth every day of the year.

These visitors spend time and money exploring the town and leading to business opportunities in a robust local economy that appeals to brands of all sizes and verticals. As the town continues to grow, its intensive focus on the Hill Country feels and on sustainable development ensure the factors that draw residents and visitors from all over Texas and beyond remain intact and appealing.