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B DeSoto Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C+ DeSoto Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Texas
973% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
DeSoto cost of living
D+ DeSoto Crime Total crime is 3% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,08512% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3312% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
DeSoto crime
C- DeSoto Employment Household income is 10% higher than Texas
Median household income
$60,3509% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$29,1192% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
DeSoto employment
B+ DeSoto Housing Home value is 4% higher than Texas
Median home value
$147,80020% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9864% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%3% lower than the US average
DeSoto real estate
B+ DeSoto Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%23% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
DeSoto K-12 schools or DeSoto colleges

Living in DeSoto, TX

Located in the state of Texas, DeSoto is a moderately-sized city with a population of 51,854 inhabitants. With a total of 70%, the Black or African American racial group makes up the majority of the population in DeSoto. The next most represented races are 26% White and 0% Asian. Something to be aware of when living in DeSoto is the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 31 minutes, this comes in higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in DeSoto, Texas could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in DeSoto and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

With a livability score of 78/100, DeSoto is ranked #2,559 in the United States and #504 in Texas. Compared to the US average, DeSoto ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! DeSoto has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that DeSoto has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (B), weather (B), education (B+) and housing (B+).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in DeSoto, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their DeSoto apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to DeSoto is real estate affordability. The median home price for DeSoto homes is $147,800, which is 3.6% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in DeSoto, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Texas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the DeSoto area were 12.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare DeSoto, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around DeSoto, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West End Historic District, Dallas8013874
Winnetka Heights, Dallas789.265,571
Government District, Dallas7812.8850
Main Street District, Dallas7713.2987
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wolf Creek, Dallas744.336,321
Urbandale-Parkdale, Dallas7215.625,716
Southwest Dallas, Dallas726.4105,590
Cedar Crest, Dallas729.863,686

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North Richland Hills, TX9026.867,994
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DeSoto, TX Continues To Grow

I have lived in DeSoto, Texas many years. It was formerly a bedroom community outside of Dallas. It has grown considerably with the new influx of people into the Metroplex. It has also been fueled by the corresponding flight into the suburbs. When the housing boom of a few years ago is added, you have modern DeSoto. Many parts of the town has struggled to remain a large community with the same appeal of the old town. They have been successful to various degrees. However, there also some good things that come with the rapid expansion into the suburbs. Shopping is certainly one of them. There has been an influx of shopping both in fine clothing and outlet style malls. This means that there are many more options. People still like the old town. These people are keeping the small independent shops and boutiques thriving.

High school sports are big in Texas. The influx means that there are many more opportunities to experience the best high school sports in the country. The proximity to the city cannot be outstated also. If there is any reason to go into the city, it can be accessed easily. Often we go into town simply to be out in the city at night. Museums and some of the best steaks in the world can be had in Dallas. However, that is the benefit of the sprawl. We do not have to go to the city to enjoy great restaurants or clubbing. There are many new venues that are fun to attend. There are also some of the familiar spots that we have always loved. These places remind us of the old town. I think they will always exist for this reason.
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