Looking for a small-town feel with big-time amenities? If so, you will love Denton, Texas! This thriving, young-at-heart city hosts two major universities: UNT and Texas Women's University.
It is in Denton, Texas where you will feel the welcoming spirit of the residents and immerse yourself in year-round activities that range from the Denton Air Show and Dog Days of Summer to the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival to the Holiday Lighting Festival, and so much more!
Treating your taste-buds to Denton's eclectic blend of ethnic restaurants is a delight, all on its own. Dishes from every corner of the world will excite your senses – Italian, Greek, Oriental, British and Mexican varieties, to name only a few. The diversity of ethnic cuisine is a big part of what Denton is famous for.
Denton residents love the convenience of its location since I-35 is only minutes away, and Denton's close proximity to Lewisville Lake is a huge plus! Located in southern Denton County, Lewisville Lake offers unlimited outdoor recreation options. More than 20 parks surround the lake where hiking, horseback riding, golf, boating, and other water sports offer a, virtual, paradise-on-earth
Families in Denton feel safe and enjoy its community programs that promote the city's aesthetic appeal. Here are just a few accolades that portray the ambiance of this delightful locale:
*** Denton was placed among the Top-50 Safest Communities in Texas, recognized by the FBI in its 2011 Crime in the US Report.
*** In 2013, Denton was honored as being among the 10 Best Small Towns in America thanks to the exhaustive research performed by Rand McNally and USA Today.
*** Denton placed 2nd in Texas' 2018 Governor's Community Achievement Awards for the population category of cities from 90,001 to 180,000. The GCAA is highly-recognized, and it critically and diligently recognizes communities where the creation and sustaining of comprehensive environmental and beautification programs are in place as well as other areas of dedicated community-improvement pursuits.
Parents appreciate the fact that Denton's school system is highly acclaimed by 'Niche Rankings' which ranks more than 100,000 public and private school districts across the country. Niche assesses K-12 and goes above and beyond to accurately portray a comprehensive evaluation of each school district.
Denton is not overly large, with a population of around 138,500 as of 2018 – not including the student population of about 50,000. In spite of its somewhat-smaller size, the city's art and culture scene is impressive. In fact, Denton's world-renowned Arts and Jazz Festival garners a whopping 225,000 visitors every April.
The small-town flavor is a treasured amenity for those who call Denton 'home'. The downtown is
charmingly historic and its Main Street is nationally recognized. Residents and visitors love the relaxed ambiance of the downtown area that offers quaint shops, arts, dining and, yes, even the simple enjoyment of slowing the pace with an ice cream cone and taking in some old-fashioned people watching.
Denton proudly hosts up to 20 major fairs and festivals each year in addition to music venues, art shows, air shows and more. In fact, there is so much to do and see in Denton that a word has been created to summarize the life and vitality here: 'Dentoning' – Dentoning has been affectionately defined by a local Realtor and 3rd-generation Dentonite, as: The experience of enjoying/discovering/exploring all that Denton, Texas has to offer.
Denton remains an integral part of the DFW Metroplex, and it has been dubbed 'Little d' as an affectionate comparison to the 'BiG D', only 40 miles away. Its ideal location means residents can enjoy all the benefits that come with the vibrancy of DFW, but it retains its charm, convenience, and small-town flavor.
Denton, Texas – it WILL beckon you!
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