City of Arcadia, Florida


The City of Arcadia is the county seat for DeSoto County. It is centrally located between Orlando, Ft. Myers; Sarasota and Lake Okeechobee at the crossroads of US 17 and State Route 70. Arcadia is famous throughout Florida for its historic downtown antique district. Additionally, on the fourth Saturday of each month, vendors from surrounding locations take over our streets with even more wares and precious finds. Tucked between the many antique shops, you'll have the chance to enjoy cafes, home cooking, a tea room, and a smoothie shop. The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is held in March, the Annual Watermelon Festival in May at the height of the harvesting season, and car shows, parades, and special events take place throughout the year.

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City of Arcadia Civil Rights Contacts

ADA/Accessibility Coordinator

Patty Coram, Human Resources Phone: 863-494-4114 Email:

EOE/Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator

Patty Coram, Human Resources Phone: 863-494-4114 Email:

Fair Housing Coordinator/Housing Program Manager

Beth Carsten, Assistant City Administrator Phone: 863-494-4114 Email:

The City of Arcadia website is undergoing modifications to provide enhanced access to documents for disabled individuals who are visually impaired and to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make reasonable accommodations. If you would like to obtain a document not currently provided on the website, please contact our City Clerk, Penny Delaney, at 863-494-4114 Ext. 301 or Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes.

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