Arcadia was established in 1855 with the arrival of a group of settlers looking for agricultural land. These men registered homesteads in the area of the crossroads, curently the interesection of the State Highway 93 & 95. The business district which was developed at these cornser is referred to as Arcadia on the hill. It distinguishes it from the area of Arcadia then know as Arcadia under the hill that was developed after 1873 with the location of the Green Bay and Minnesota Railroads. This area is also referred to now as downtown Arcadia. But these days Arcadia on the hill and Arcadia under the hill, are both home to many local businesses.
With a Population of 2,925 Arcadia is a small town with big opportunities. We are a community that is rich with business and employment opportunities. There are numerous parks located throughout the city that are wonderful for a day of play. If you would like to go for a stroll the walking path surrounding Memorial Park will be sure to please. Arcadia is a thriving community that offers great shopping right here in a small town. We hope you spend some time here and find out why we say "Arcadia is More!"