The City of Arcadia in DeSoto County is centrally located between Orlando, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, and Lake Okeechobee. Arcadia is famous throughout Florida for its historic downtown antique district. Annual events include the All-Florida Championship Rodeo in March and Watermelon Festival in May. The Arcadia Parks Division maintains six parks that provide walking paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, and more.
DeSoto County School District is comprised of six schools serving students Pre-K - 12th grade.
The DeSoto County Library provides user-oriented services to all citizens. Services include books, magazines, audio, and visual materials. Also provided are public computers with internet service and a children's computer center equipped with educational games.
Arcadia HA's Community Center is utilized by our Housing Authority as well as other area Agencies - like the Boy's & Girl's Club and Salvation Army - to provide Arcadia Residents "at home" services.