I moved to DeSoto when I was 4 years old. It was a very good community. However I am now 21 and I can't believe it has takin me this long to move away. Lots of thefts! Kids (and I mean from 4 years old to 16) run around like animals, cussing, yelling, littering, rough housin, and fighting! I can't remember the last time I saw someone walking down the street with their pants pulled up. GHETTO people! Foreclosure after foreclosure after foreclosure!!! Not a safe place to raise children in a good environment.
Cedar Hill is better, there are private schools, some entertainment, restaurants, and shopping. Red Oak is about 5 minutes south on I35 and it is a better community as well.