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.

Not too big, & not too small, but just right.
Reviewed by cyarbrough
on June 4, 2012
I love Denton! It has the charm of Austin, but not the size
Reviewed by jessie2376
on June 4, 2012
Denton Texas is the best little town in Texas for good music, great food and open minded people. The colleges support the liberal arts and make for interesting and educated characters!!
Reviewed by sberlinn
on June 4, 2012
Denton is the best town in the country! Not only do we have two leading Universities, award-winning school district and a rocking festivals, we have awesome people too! It's not too small and not too big, but both big and small places are within a short drive if that's what you have a hankering for. With the DCTA A-train, we now have mass transit access to Dallas, so no more bumper-to-bumper on 35 to go to a museum, gallery or sporting event.
Reviewed by tarnishedtiara
on June 4, 2012
Denton is truly the "Best Small Town in America". It is a funky, quirky, artsy town and a wonderful place to live with a great square and downtown that thrives on local, original restaurants, bars, and stores.
Reviewed by caro_eliz
on June 4, 2012
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