City of DeSoto
The All America City®
DeSoto’s estimated population of nearly 53,000 is a vibrant group representing a variety of ages, backgrounds and cultures. Less than 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, this 2006 All America City® offers a delightful mix of peaceful suburban living with promising urban amenities. Housing is available to suit the needs of all residents from young professionals to new families to senior citizens and everyone in between.
Our community of neighbors exudes the ‘can do’ spirit, while always striving to create a connected sense of place – one block, one neighborhood at a time.
Eagle Business & Industrial Park
A major business and economic engine in Southwest Dallas County, the Eagle Business and Industrial Park offers more than 400 acres of land with superb access to Interstate 35 E, Interstate 20, and Interstate 45 via Centre Park Boulevard and Polk Street. The business park is home to the corporate headquarters of GlasFloss Industries, Inc., Solar Turbines – A Caterpillar Company, Kohl’s e-Commerce Fulfilment Center, luxury brand Williams-Sonoma Direct, NFI Industries, Sam’s/Wal-Mart Distribution, CINTAS, Steelcase, DW Distribution, DIAB and the new DeSoto Heliport.
For business executives interested in air travel, Dallas Executive Airport is less than a 10 minute drive away.
With 72,000 square feet of space under one roof, Metroplex BMX is America’s first covered facility designed exclusively to host race events of all sizes. Conveniently located in DeSoto, it has become well-known for hosting some of the largest BMX events. Since opening in 1999, Metroplex BMX has been the home of the annual USA BMX Super Nationals. The three-day event draws more than 1,800 participants every year. Riders include amateurs, professionals and Olympians from all over the world.
DeSoto is home to eight (8) hotels with nearly 1,000 rooms that will meet your needs while visiting or doing business within the Best Southwest. Home 2 Suites by Hilton, TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Hampton Inn & Suites, GLō Boutique Hotel and Holiday Inn Express & Suites all call DeSoto home.
DeSoto is one of only three local government agencies in the North Texas area to have two nationally accredited departments:
- DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department – Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA)
- DeSoto Police Department – Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
In addition, the DeSoto Fire Department was awarded the highest ranking by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Insurance Services Office recommended that DeSoto’s Public Protection Classification earned the coveted Class 1 designation.