DeSoto, TX Community Magazine
Southwest Dallas County and Northern Ellis County includes the Texas communities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, Ferris, Glenn Heights, Hutchins, Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak, Wilmer and Balch Springs. The region offers top schools and an outstanding quality of life. Top industries in Southwest Dallas and Northern Ellis County economies include manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and hospitals and health care. The University of North Texas at Dallas is one of the many colleges and universities in the region. Recreation is a pastime in the area with options that include Cedar Hill State Park and Joe Pool Lake.