Denton, Texas

Votes



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"

Description

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.

Just walk downtown on the square and you will meet the friendliest people in the North Texas area.
Reviewed by valereec
on June 4, 2012
moved here 11 years ago and love it all. So much to do, good places to eat, and wonderful, friendly helpful people! I love it here.
Reviewed by PamelaCates
on June 4, 2012
We moved here 6 years ago to attend school, and have stayed because we love it so much.
Reviewed by nelsenjd
on June 4, 2012
Denton has one of the most picturesque squares in the state, if not all of the country. As a county seat and home to one of the largest universities in the area, it definitely represents best of the road.
Reviewed by sirbach
on June 4, 2012
Great little city on the north Texas plains.......nice people, happening music scene and close to Dallas by light rail........
Reviewed by Troubadour
on June 4, 2012
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Population

113,383

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