If you are looking for apartments in the South Dallas area, take a look at the communities of Red Oak, Lancaster and Desoto. Any one of these places would make a good home base. Red Oak is about 20 minutes south of the city, so it is only a short drive to the downtown area. Desoto has a population of around 48,000 people, and it has a thriving arts community. A historic farm, parks and the Metroplex BMX all contribute to form this town’s unique character.
Just 15 minutes south of downtown Dallas you will find Lancaster, a city of over 36,000 people. Set against the backdrop of rolling hills, beautiful trees and creeks, this town has over 700 acres of parks as well as 13 playgrounds. There is also a five-mile trail and a nature preserve here. These three towns to the south of Dallas all make wonderful places to live, and each has its own feel. Take a look at them and see if one meets your needs.