Taman Desa's construction was started in the early 1970s. It is within close proximity to Kuala Lumpur city centre, taking approximately ten minutes of travel time by car. Taman Danau Desa is a trendy spot in Taman Desa. The Faber Towers and Desa Waterpark near Tasik Taman Desa is located here. Business centres like Danau Business Centre, Plaza Danau 2 and the Faber Complex has more shops, bakeries and banks. Adjacent to Taman Desa is Taman Bukit Desa.
The neighbourhood offers a large concentration of middle- and upper-class condominiums. The local residents have an association called "TDRA" or Taman Desa Residents Association where neighborhood issues such as security and festivities arrangement are met regularly by a committee.