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[heart]denton. i grew up here, left for school and returned back. couldn't stay away.
Reviewed by andrewrozell
on June 4, 2012
I live here, I can't imagine living anywhere else.
Reviewed by ryanmcfly
on June 4, 2012
After graduating from the University of North Texas, I spent a few years living in Dallas, but could not stay away from the town that had played such an influential role in my formative, collegiate years. I ended up back in Denton after meeting my wonderful husband here, where he owns and operates the Panhandle House Recording Studio ( We are now happily raising our kids in our beloved town, and have since recruited our parents and my brother-in-law to this fun, little, musically acclaimed Texas town!
Reviewed by penguinmama
on June 4, 2012
I have lived in Denton since 1978 and Denton has grown a great deal and has become a place that we can almost always find something fun to do. The square is fantastic and Arts and Jazz Festival is an annual event that our family never misses.
Reviewed by
on June 4, 2012
Denton is a hot bed for great music of all different genres. There are tons of places to go see live music just about any night of the week. Combined with the Jazz Festival and Blues Festival held each year make Denton a great place to be a music fan.
Reviewed by ndenny
on June 4, 2012
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