Named the Dallas Hill Country, the southwest Dallas County cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster comprise the Best Southwest area. We offer all the amenities of home. Best Southwest residents take pride in their cities because, as the name states, we have the best of everything: quality schools, name-brand retail centers and a diverse, small-town atmosphere are all situated in a beautiful, rolling landscape, next to 7,200-acre Joe Pool Lake.
Interconnected by 1-20, 1-35 and U.S. Highway 67, the Best Southwest area is within 18 minutes of downtown Dallas. Served locally by Lancaster Municipal and Dallas Executive airports, the Best Southwest cities are conveniently situated to Dallas Love Field and D/FW International Airport.
Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Medical Center at Lancaster, with surrounding medical support, serves immediate healthcare needs close to home. Our location provides convenient access to the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, while we are just beyond the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Education in the Best Southwest area is a lifelong pursuit. Quality public and private schools offer a choice in education for grades K-12. Cedar Valley and Mountain View Colleges located in the Southern sector of Dallas County are two gems in the Community College System offering continuing and associate degrees. Northwood University in Cedar Hill provides a business focus to its curriculum, while nearby Dallas Baptist University offers faith-based degree programs. The newly created University of North Texas at Dallas campus offers upper level classes in addition to master’s degrees. UNT at Dallas will be a fully established university campus in the near future. Southwest Dallas County is also home to the International Linguistics Center, Museum of Cultures and Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Our friendly people, cleaner air, quality education, community amenities, proximity, housing values and healthcare services make the Best Southwest the perfect place to call home.