Arcadia is a city in DeSoto County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,604 as of the 2000 census. According to the U. S Census estimates of 2005, the city grew to 7,151. It is the county seat of DeSoto County; it is also DeSoto County's only incorporated community. On October 27, 2009, President Barack Obama visited Arcadia, He became the first sitting president to do so. The city was devastated by Hurricane Charley on Friday, August 13, 2004.