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The City of Arcadia is the county seat for DeSoto County. It is centrally located between Orlando, Ft. Myers, Sarasota and Lake Okeechobee at the crossroads of US 17 and State Route 70. It is where the Old West meets the Old South. Arcadia is quaint, charming and known throughout Florida for its historic downtown antique district. On the fourth Saturday of each month, Arcadia welcomes outside vendors from surrounding areas to set up shop on the streets to pedal their wares and precious finds. Tucked between the shops, you’ll have the chance to enjoy cafes, home cooking, a tea room and even an old fashion ice cream parlor. The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo, the oldest in the state, is held in March and October at the Mosaic Arena. The rich Arcadia land make it perfect for growing citrus and groves pepper the landscape.

Lake Suzy

Lake Suzy is an unincorporated community in DeSoto County, Florida, United States. It is located at the extreme southwest corner of DeSoto County, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Port Charlotte in Charlotte County. Just minutes away from Interstate I-75, it provides well for the commuter. Kingsway Country Club offers an array of membership opportunities including social, dining and golf packages. Lake Suzy estates hosts a private airstrip. Although located in DeSoto County, the proximity to Charlotte County provides ease of access to commercial interests. Step back in time with a trip to the Nav-A-Gator at the DeSoto Marina. Entertain guests with casual dining, live entertainment, a boat tour of the Peace River or an overnight stay in a cottage. Gator is on the menu.