City of Arcadia, Florida

Community & Economic Development

Our Vision for Arcadia – the best small town in Florida

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 in between the shops, you’ll have the chance to enjoy café’s, home cooking, a tea room and even an old fashion ice cream parlor, complete with homemade delicious flavors, sundaes and shakes.

Shop Local / Arcadia Business

By patronizing our local businesses you help keep our local economy strong and our local workforce employed and engaged.

Arcadia Airport

Arcadia Airport (X06) is owned and operated by the City of Arcadia. It is located .8 mile south of SR 70 on Airport Road on the east side of Arcadia.

Arcadia Municipal Golf Course

The City of Arcadia Municipal Golf Course Staff welcomes you to our Pro Shop and Golf Course for the 2010-2011 Season.

Mobile Home Park

The City of Arcadia Municipal Mobile Home Park is a 55+ adult community located along SR 17 S and the Arcadia community in a number of ways.

City of Arcadia’s Economic Development Mission

The City of Arcadia is dedicated to sustaining a strong economic base while maintaining our community’s quality of life and vitality. We are striving to create and build an environment that preserves, attracts and promotes business growth.

Our mission is to retain existing employers and jobs, recruit new employers who provide our community with quality employment and to work as an advocate and information resource for businesses.

City of Arcadia’s Economic Initiatives

The City of Arcadia is open for business and many economic incentives are available such as the enterprise zone. For more information on the enterprise zone for DeSoto County which includes the City of Arcadia please Click Here.

The City of Arcadia has partnered with the Desoto County Economic Development Office who works cooperatively with dozens of local, state, and federal agencies so that no matter what your needs are, we can refer you to the appropriate office or person. Please visit the DeSoto County Economic Development Office website at to view the many other economic incentives that are available.

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.

Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications, to or from local officials regarding city business, are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your email communications may be subject to public disclosure.