Denton, TX is located north of Dallas, and is the nation’s seventh fastest growing city with a population of more than 100,000. This community has many attributes that make people want to find a home in the area. Denton is a college town with family events, and things to do and places to explore. The city values education, quality services and a broad economic base.
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When you make the move to Denton, you will have everything you need at your fingertips. The exceptional infrastructure of the community is what has earned it its many accolades. From healthcare to shopping, the amenities required to make your life comfortable are easily found in Denton. This city is ranked as one of Texas's most livable cities because of its social opportunities, real estate options and educational system. Life here is simply enjoyable!
Denton is home to more than 133,383 residents (2010 U.S. Census) making it the 27th most populated city in Texas. Located on the northern edge of Texas, Denton is part of the Golden Triangle of North Texas which also includes the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Browse the newest real estate listings in Denton, TX.
One thing that impresses many who move to Denton is the amount of involvement they see in the local community. People here are active in the community and are working hard to promote their town as a great place to live. Funding is readily available for schools and the arts as the community members embrace their town. This involvement is also seen in area schools, which are known for their excellent programming. The Denton ISD is a recognized district that the Texas Education Association has honored for its gifted and talented, arts and deaf education programming. If you are making the move to Denton with children, you can rest assured they will be well educated by area schools.
Denton residents are served by the Denton Independent School District. The district operates three high schools, one alternative high school, eight middle schools, and 21 primary schools. This school district is based in Denton and covers approximately 180 square miles, but prides itself on providing students and parents with quality education in small community climate. Denton is also home to the North Central Texas College, University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University. Find homes in Denton by school district.
Denton’s central location has made it an excellent home for companies such as Peterbilt Motors and Victor Equipment. Moore’s Business Forms and Morrison Milling Company also call Denton home. Beauty supplier Sally Beauty and jeweler Jostens have headquarters here as well. The largest employers in Denton are the University of North Texas with more than 8,887 jobs. The other top employers are Denton Independent School District, Texas Women’s University and Denton County.
Businesses here have an advocate in the Denton Chamber of Commerce. In addition to providing assistance to businesses, the chamber administers the Convention and Visitors Bureau, an economic development partnership, a leadership program, and the Small Business Development Center. The chamber was established in 1909 and is one of only 250 chambers in the nation to achieve and maintain Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the last 35 years.
Everywhere you look in Denton, you will find the opportunity to enjoy some culture. The Center for the Visual Arts, for example, contains art studios, two galleries and a Festival Hall for local events. If you prefer performing arts, you will find many performances at the Murchison Performing Arts Center
If the arts are not your favorite type of entertainment—don’t worry! You can spend your weekends shopping at the 52-acre Golden Triangle Mall, enjoy one of the many city festivals or take the kids to the community's water park. The Texas Motor Speedway is just 14 miles to the south of the community, and many visitors pass through Denton on their way to watch NASCAR races.
Denton is home to the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, the Denton Air Show, the Redbud Festival, Fiesta on the Square, and the Thin Line Documentary Film Fest, as well as many other cultural arts venues including Campus Theatre—an old Texas motion picture theatre that was restored.
Music is a vital part of Denton’s cultural fabric. Live local music venues such as Andy’s Bar and Grill on the Square, Banter, Dan’s Silver Leaf, Denton Square Donuts, Greenhouse Restaurant, and Hailey’s, Rockin Rodeo provide entertainment enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
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