Desoto is a city situated in the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area, which is part of Texas, United States.
Desoto is good for those who like quiet areas, as the streets tend to be reasonably tranquil - although that is not the case near Marvin D Love Freeway or Robert L Thornton Freeway. It is sometimes hard to get to parks from a lot of locations within the city since they aren't well-spread out. Despite that, there are approximately 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to visit.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Desoto is an important part of its character. This city did not experience a single housing boom; the construction of new dwellings in Desoto is spread throughout multiple decades in recent history. This part of the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area has quite a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 70% of the properties in the city are occupied by home owners whereas the remainder are rented.
A fraction of house buyers in Desoto may be able to reach one of around 20 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to rely on a vehicle. There are also over 50 restaurants and cafes in this city. In terms of education, residents will find that no matter where their house is situated in Desoto, primary schools are nearby. However, it can be difficult to access high schools as a pedestrian. Home buyers have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Desoto is very car friendly. It is very convenient to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in this part of the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area is quite poor. Thankfully, home owners are served by a few bus lines. Most houses for sale in this city are located in places that are not very conducive to walking since running daily errands is inconvenient.