Denton, Texas


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

64 Votes - "Most Fun"
9 Votes - "Friendliest"
5 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
2 Votes - "Best For Food"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"


A family-friendly college town, Denton hosts the University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, and North Central Texas College. Young residents thrive in the arts and music scene while families enjoy plenty of parks and festivals, all of which culminate in Courthouse Square.

The downtown square is bustling with shops, eateries, entertainment venues and events. Visitors can shop, relax at a spa, eat to their hearts content and catch a live show or browse a gallery. In addition to the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, the town offers an African American Museum, a Firefighters’ Museum, the Bayless-Selby House Museum and Hangar 10 Museum. The universities host the majority of the dozen art galleries and walking tours are available.

Music entertainment ranges from Concerts on the Square and Twilight Tunes to the annual Arts & Jazz Festival in April. Also check out Denton Community Theatre, Dan’s Silverleaf, and the Center for Visual Arts for more local talent. These venues host film, storytelling, flower, holiday and blues festivals annually, plus concerts, tastings and art shows.

Denton’s also home to Horse Country with a number of local horse farms where visitors can tour and ride. Additional local tours include live music pub crawls, historic walking tours, a public art tour, and a sampling tour that combines museums, shopping and restaurants. See what else residents love about Denton in their reviews.

I grew up in Denton and now raise my family here. There are many wonderful things about our town including our local music talent, theater and arts promoted for old and young alike, the versatile restaurants offered, annual festivals for man and animal alike! You don't have to go far to find something fun and entertaining to do in our town.
Reviewed by DentonGal
on June 4, 2012
I moved to Denton for school a couple of years ago and I instantly fell in love. It's going to be hard for me to leave Denton when I finish school.
Reviewed by nicholassanguino
on June 4, 2012
Love living here! :)
Reviewed by justcatie
on June 4, 2012
Born and raised in Denton. Love this city with all my heart.
Reviewed by rappleton
on June 4, 2012
Love Denton, the town square is beautiful!! The people are wonderful!
Reviewed by traveletc
on June 4, 2012
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