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73 Apartments for rent in DeSoto, TX

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Last updated December 15 at 8:03am UTC
Hampton Village
218 S Hampton Rd
DeSoto, TX
Updated December 15 at 7:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of DeSoto, TX
Brandon Mill
8081 Marvin D Love Freeway
Dallas, TX
Updated December 15 at 6:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Eagle Pointe
3913 Gannon Lane
Dallas, TX
Updated December 6 at 10:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of DeSoto, TX
Highlands of Duncanville
715 Hustead St
Duncanville, TX
Updated December 15 at 6:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
Magnolia Creek
7272 Marvin D Love Fwy
Dallas, TX
Updated December 15 at 7:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
City Guide
De Soto
Renting in DeSoto

Being a fairly large community, finding a home to rent in DeSoto shouldn't take you too long. However, it's always wise to leave enough time for your apartment search, as you don't want to be forced to bunk with a family of raccoons in a rundown house simply because it's the only place available. As a rule, it's good to allow at least four weeks to find a house or apartment to rent, particularly if you know you're picky. Things are quite standard when it comes to sorting out the paperwork. You'll need to have some kind of proof of income, your credit history and your rental history. Expect to hand over a month's rent up front, plus a sizable security deposit.

DeSoto Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods in DeSoto can vary quite drastically. Some are right close to the center and always have things happening (perfect if you fancy a pizza at 1 a.m. in the morning), whereas others have a more rural feel, with few or no amenities within walking distance. Some comprise mostly of smaller properties, where you're likely to find rental condos or apartments, whereas others contain mostly larger properties.

Crestwood Village: While this neighborhood is a little way out from the center, it's conveniently located near the I-35.

Downtown DeSoto: This is where it's all happening. If you live in the neighborhood, you'll be just a few steps away from a wealth of coffee houses, restaurants, shops and more.

Stillwater Canyon: Despite being a mostly residential area, with lots of larger properties, this is one of the places to live in DeSoto where you'll still find plenty to do. It's close to shops and restaurants, plus there's a neighborhood pool.

Woodlands on the Creek: This picturesque area has a great sense of community spirit, with several annual neighborhood events and get-togethers.

Life in DeSoto

If you're looking for something to do in DeSoto, you'll rarely find yourself at a loss. Theater fans might enjoy watching performances from one of several local drama groups, including the critically acclaimed African-American Repertory Theater. The city really supports the arts, with the DeSoto Arts Commission giving out grants to a variety of local art groups and programs. You can also catch live music performances at Town Center Amphitheater.

The Thorntree Country Club has a renowned 18-hole golf course, plus other facilities, such as tennis courts and a pool. There are also a number of public leisure and recreation facilities in DeSoto. The city has 12 public parks, including the gorgeous 75-acre Windmill Hill Nature Reserve, with wooded areas and an award-winning hiking trail. Other parks have some great sporting facilities, including softball and baseball fields, soccer pitches and sand volleyball areas. The Metroplex BMX is a fully-covered, 60,00-square-foot BMX track which hosts both local and national events and competitions. A range of town events regularly take place, including Creekfest, the Best Southwest Book Festival, the Music in the Park Series and the Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration.

December 2018 DeSoto Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 DeSoto Rent Report. DeSoto rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the DeSoto rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Rent Report

December 2018 DeSoto Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 DeSoto Rent Report. DeSoto rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the DeSoto rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

DeSoto rent trends were flat over the past month

DeSoto rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in DeSoto stand at $980 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,220 for a two-bedroom. DeSoto's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of DeSoto throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in all of of the largest 10 cities in the Dallas metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Mesquite has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,080.
  • Over the past month, Garland has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,220, while one-bedrooms go for $990.
  • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,110; rents rose 1.1% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Plano has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,440; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 1.4% over the past year.

DeSoto rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in DeSoto has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. DeSoto is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Austin, 1.9% in San Antonio, and 0.7% in Houston.
  • DeSoto's median two-bedroom rent of $1,220 is slightly above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in DeSoto.
  • While rents in DeSoto remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.2%), New York (+2.3%), and San Francisco (+1.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,060, $2,530, and $3,100 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in DeSoto than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in DeSoto.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Dallas $890 $1,110 0.0% 1.1%
Fort Worth $920 $1,150 0.0% 1.3%
Arlington $990 $1,230 0.2% 3.1%
Plano $1,150 $1,440 0.1% 1.4%
Garland $990 $1,220 -0.3% 1.6%
Irving $980 $1,220 -0.1% 2.3%
Grand Prairie $1,010 $1,260 0.3% 3.2%
Mesquite $1,080 $1,340 0.8% 3.9%
McKinney $1,130 $1,400 0.3% 0.2%
Carrollton $1,100 $1,370 -0.2% 1.9%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.