Cedar Hill – Scenic City
About Cedar Hill
Since 1846, Cedar Hill has been the place for breathtaking scenic rolling hills and a natural beauty unique to the city. Nature enthusiasts, hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, boaters, campers, and adventure seekers have all made Cedar Hill their go-to destination.
But that’s not all! Cedar Hill offers an extraordinary blend of incredible shopping and a wide array of diverse dining options, making it the perfect choice for your next getaway.
What sets Cedar Hill apart is its unwavering commitment to preserving the environment. With an impressive 20% of the city dedicated to parks and green space – far exceeding any other Texan city and double the national average – Cedar Hill truly is a thriving city in a picturesque park setting.
Cedar Hill has been recognized for Scenic City, Tree City, Film Friendly, and most recently, Bird City.
We invite you to experience the natural beauty of Cedar Hill which is conveniently located just minutes away from downtown Dallas (20 minutes), DFW Airport (30 minutes), and downtown Fort Worth (40 minutes).
The Holidays in Cedar Hill is the place to be
The holidays are not complete without being a part of Holiday on the Hill on Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm in Historic Downtown for the holiday season. There will be plenty of holiday kids’ activities and games, live performances, and of course, photos with Santa. The best part of the night will be the lighting of the grandiose Cedar Hill Christmas tree.
Hillside Village comes alive during the holiday season with the grandiose tree and decorations around the outdoor mall. Through December 24, create new memories at Santa’s Corner, located by Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe’, by taking pictures with Santa.
For those kids that need extra space and quiet time when visiting, there will be a Sensitive Santa on Sunday, December 10 from 10 am to 11:30 pm.
We have so many events to enjoy this holiday season, but we have also built a reputation as the premier shopping destination for all your holiday shopping needs, in a region with 11 retail centers, most within a convenient one-mile radius of U.S. Highway 67 and FM 1382.
Shop with national retailers at Hillside Village, our outdoor shopping center, or wander through one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques in Historic Downtown. Either way, it is hard to believe there is so much great shopping so close to so many family events happening this fall.
Things Unique to Cedar Hill
At 880 feet above sea level, Cedar Hill boasts the highest elevation between the Red River border with Oklahoma and the Gulf of Mexico, which makes for spectacular scenic outlooks and breathtaking views. Cedar Hill also has some unique stops to take when planning your visit to our city.
On October 8, 1932, what was then First State Bank of Cedar Hill, on the corner of Houston and Cedar streets, the Historic Citizens Bank Building was robbed by Raymond Hamilton, a sidekick of notorious bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. Now a barber shop, the original vault still sits in the middle of the building for everyone to see.
Before Babe’s Chicken, a popular dining establishment in Historic Downtown moved in, the building at 200 Main Street was the site of Old City Hall. Residing in the shade of the towers, it housed government offices, the library, and a modern, three-bay fire station.
Perched atop the building sat a gangly, slightly contrived, not quite state-of-the-art communication device. The Electro-Magnetic Wave Contraption is a funny-looking device you can stop by and see on your way into Babe’s Chicken House.
Since the 1940s, the Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Park has been a staple of our community and in the lives of the pet lovers – some famous – connected with this property. The cemetery was founded by H.H. “Snooky” Davis who was encouraged to open a pet cemetery in the area by Dr. Jack Brundett, a veterinarian who treated animals nationwide and cared for animal actors on movie sets as well as in live acts.