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 feet 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
In 1980, Coppell was just a quiet little town
of 3,826. Now, at more than 40,000 residents and growing, it’s continues to be a
desirable place to live while also maintaining
its small-town identity.
Coppell is bordered by and offers easy access to
I-635, I- 35 and Highway 121. To the southeast
is Las Colinas and one of the fastest suburban
commuter routes to downtown Dallas. To
the south is Valley Ranch with the Dallas
Cowboys’ and Dallas Stars’ training facilities.
The many parks, nearby lakes, quiet tree-lined streets and friendly attitude among the
residents are just a few of the reasons for
Coppell’s continuing development. Residents
here find these North Texas woods with
luxury homes, manicured yards, and rows of
trees a good place to raise a family. Students
living in Coppell attend school in Coppell
Independent School District, Carrollton/
Farmers Branch Independent School District
or Lewisville School District.
City leaders saw the growth potential years
ago. Rather than succumb to the temptation
of overbuilding, they worked out a plan for
the future and laid the groundwork for a
progressive community that stresses quality
of life. As a result, one-third of the city
was set aside for residential development
and, with a nod to the need for a commer-
cial tax base, another third was set aside
for commercial use, which is experiencing
a flood of corporate relocations. The final
third was set aside for parks, jogging trails,
playgrounds and the Riverchase golf course.
Scenic and unhurried, DeSoto offers an
attractive “quality of life” package. Located
14 miles south of Dallas off I- 20 and I- 35,
this community is peacefully sheltered from
big city congestion and offers a friendly,
pleasant small town atmosphere.
Sometimes referred to as the Hill Country
of North Texas, the National Civic League
All-American City Award named DeSoto
an All-American City Award Finalist in
2006. One of the oldest settlements in
North Texas, present-day DeSoto is rich in
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