Best Southwest Overview

The two-county Best Southwest Partnership region is a dynamic and growing area of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The communities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster have been joined by Ferris, Glenn Heights, Hutchins, Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak, Wilmer and Balch Springs to partner in promoting the advantages and benefits of living in and investing in Southern Dallas County and Northern Ellis County.

The Best Southwest Partnership was formed in 1986 by four cities – Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster. In 2016, there are 12 city partners and 18 other partners that include hospitals, colleges and universities, banks, utilities and other businesses, all interested in improving the quality of life in this region, thereby promoting economic development.

  1. Best Southwest Partnership History

    The Best Southwest Partnership is a cooperative effort among the communities of Cedar Hill, De Soto, Duncanville and Lancaster with additional associate memberships to promote economic, legislative and educational well-being for Southwest Dallas and Northern Ellis Counties.

  2. Costs

    If you are from either the east or west coasts, the cost of living in the Best-Southwest area is less than you are used to. Here are a few facts to back it up.

  3. Economic Profile & Features

    View top employers in addition to other statistics, as well as information on the Lay of Land in the Best-Southwest which offers a topographical paradise of beautiful hillsides; the area is affectionately referred to as Dallas’ Hill Country.

  4. Employment Information

    Best Southwest employment trends show an annual 2-3% growth in the number of area jobs.

BSW 2016 Overview