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.

It feels like family when your out.
Reviewed by mvcraft1930
on June 4, 2012
Denton is the most fun in North Texas! Plenty to do, music to listen to and great restaurants! Small town atmosphere but very sophisticated.
Reviewed by
on June 4, 2012
Denton has the feel of a small college town with the advantages of being an 30 minutes from a hug metropolitan area. With 2 universities that account for nearly 40k of students there are always trendy/edgy events happening. At the same time Denton is able to maintain the charm and pace that you would find in a much more rural setting.
Reviewed by joeandmeg
on June 4, 2012
Wonderful local eclectic choices all within walking distance of the Historic Downtown Square.
Reviewed by dentoncvb
on June 4, 2012
I moved to Denton when my son was born 14 years ago and instantly fell in love. It is now what I consider my hometown.
Reviewed by mistymoored
on June 4, 2012
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