The root of the word Arcadia can be traced to a province in Greece. Through the years, the name has become a poetic synonym for utopia. This Arcadia, in Phoenix, Arizona, was named by its creators in 1919, who marketed it as a “garden-like area, bathed in golden sunshine and reflected from the gray and purple shadows of the surrounding desert.”
We aren’t the only Arcadia in the U.S.A. Here are some other places and things that have the same name!
1. Arcadia, CA
A city in California, located about 13 miles from Los Angeles. The city had a population of 58,152 at the 2019 census. In 2016, Arcadia was ranked the 5th most expensive housing market in the United States by Business Insider, with an average list of $1.7 million for a four-bedroom home.
2. Arcadia, FL
City and county seat of DeSoto County, Florida. The population was 8,072 as of the 2019 census. Arcadia’s Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
3. Arcadia, IL
An unincorporated community in Morgan County, Illinois. Arcadia is seven miles north of Jacksonville.
4. Arcadia, IN
Town in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. As of the 2019 census there were 1,591 people residing in the town.
5. Arcadia, IA
A city in Carroll County, Iowa. The population was 507 at the 2019 census.
6. Arcadia, KS
A city in Crawford County, Kansas. As of the 2019 census, the city population was 364.
7. Arcadia, LA
Town and parish seat of Bienville Parish in north Louisiana. The population was 2,774 as of the 2019 census. Arcadia has the highest elevation of any town in Louisiana.
8. Arcadia, MD
A city located in Baltimore County, Maryland. The population as of the 2019 census for zip code 21155, part of which covers Arcadia, was 3,034.
9. Arcadia, MS
A ghost town in Issaquena County, Mississippi. Formerly a postal town located on the Mississippi River, it is now called Arcadia Point and is located on the east side of an unpopulated island.
10. Arcadia, MO
A city in Iron County, Missouri. The population was 702 at the 2019 census.
11. Arcadia, MI
Michigan has two Arcadia Townships. One is in Manistee County, with a population of 621 (2019 census) and another in Lapeer County, with a population of 3,106 (2018 census).
12. Arcadia, NE
A village in Valley County, Nebraska. The population was 271 at the 2019 census.
13. Arcadia, NY
A town in Wayne County, New York, east of Rochester. The population was 13,564 at the 2018 census.
14. Arcadia, NC
An unincorporated community in Davidson County, North Carolina. The East Arcadia population is 446 as of 2022, and Arcadia Township has a population of 11,042.
15. Arcadia, OH
A village in Hancock County, Ohio. The population was 582 at the 2019 census.
16. Arcadia, OK
A town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population was 203 at the 2019 census.
17. Arcadia, PA
An unincorporated community in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1900 as a coal town. Fun fact: Beaver College in PA changed its name to Arcadia University in 2001.
18. Arcadia, RI
A village in Rhode Island, this Arcadia is located near the towns of Richmond and Exeter – which happens to be the name of the second largest road in our Arcadia here in Phoenix!
19. Arcadia, SC
A census-designated place located in Spartanburg County in South Carolina. The population according to the 2019 census was 3,370.
20. Arcadia, Galveston County, TX
Established in 1889, this unincorporated area had as many as 300 people residing in it. The last surviving business closed its doors in 1985, and in 2014 Arcadia had population of 51, primarily made up of descendants of the original founding families.
21. Arcadia, Shelby Cty., TX
An unincorporated community in Shelby County, Texas. It sits at an elevation of 351 feet.
22. Arcadia, TN
Originally known as the Reedy Creek Settlement, this unincorporated community in Sullivan County was one of the earliest settlements in Tennessee.
23. Arcadia, WI
City in Trempealeau County, along the Trempealeau River. The population was 3,031 at the 2019 census. It is the largest city in Trempealeau County.
24. Arcadia, Botetourt County, VA
A very small unincorporated community in Botetourt County, north of Roanoke.
25. Arcadia, Spotsylvania County, VA
Another very small unincorporated community in Botetourt County, north of Richmond.
26. Arcadia, WA
An unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington on southwest Puget Sound, situated between Olympia and Shelton, Washington.