Introduction to Cedar Hill, Texas
Cedar Hill, Texas, in Dallas county, is 11 miles S of Grand Prairie, Texas and 13 miles SE of Arlington, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Dallas metropolitan area with.
Cedar Hill History
In its early years, Cedar Hill was located along a branch of the Chisholm Trail and served as the temporary county seat of Dallas County. In 1856, a tornado swept through Cedar Hill, destroying most of the city's buildings and killing nine people. This led to the county seat being moved to Dallas.
Cedar Hill and nearby Attractions
- Cedar Hill State Park
- Penn Farm Agricultural History Center
- Mountain Creek Lake Park
- Joe Pool Lake
- Dallas World Aquarium
- Fort Worth Zoo
Things To Do In Cedar Hill
Cedar Hill offers satisfying opportunities for both indoor and outdoor activities. The city has an amusement park, a skating rink, a 14-screen Cinemark movie theater and a studio for arts and craftsman. The Tangle Ridge Golf Course, which is located at its western edge, is one of the state’s top-rated golf courses. The Texas Motor Speedway is nearby as well. Horse racing events are held at Lone Star Park.
Cedar Hill Transportation
Fort Worth International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Cedar Hill Higher Education
Northwood University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Mountain View College and Dallas Baptist University.