Arcadia Main Street Program uses a Four-Point Approach in building a cohesive program. It is our goal to make downtown Arcadia a year round destination for all to enjoy by encouraging arts, culture and a good mix of prosperous businesses. We also hope through our efforts we can bring about the preservation of historic commercial and residential properties making them a true asset to the downtown. We would like to see downtown be aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as pedestrian friendly. The Four-Point Approach is structured into the following committees:
DESIGN The purpose of the Design Committee is to encourage quality building rehabilitation, signage, and public improvements of the downtown area. It is the goal of the Design Committee to make the downtown area an aesthetically appealing environment for local residents and visitors.
MEMBERSHIP The purpose of the Membership Committee is to build consensus and cooperation among many groups, businesses and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process of the downtown area. This committee will also encourage members to participate in the activities of the program, thereby increasing the likelihood of membership renewals.
PROMOTIONS The purpose of the Promotions Committee is to market the downtown area and its assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local residents and visitors through events and activities.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Economic Development Committee is responsible for improving the economic base of the downtown by strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new businesses.
From the beautiful Peace River to our quaint downtown, we invite you to visit Arcadia, Florida. Arcadia is great for a day trip or a weekend escape. Experience the charm of real Florida. Our Downtown Antique District is home to 25+ antique shops, several specialty stores, and world famous local restaurants. Arcadia has been named best Antiquing Town in Florida, Best Place to Canoe, and is home to the Best Rodeo as voted by Florida Monthly Magazine. Discover Arcadia and DeSoto County Florida.