Cedar Hill is approximately 16 miles southwest of downtown Dallas along U.S. Highway 67, near interstate highways 20 and 35 and U.S. 287. It is situated along the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park. Much of the town’s recent growth has been spurred by the creation of the lake and compelling prices for "Hill Country" land with proximity to Dallas. Cedar Hill has experienced much new construction in recent years, both in housing and retail space. The town offers excellent access to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The area also is known for offering the highest elevation above sea level in North Texas.