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.

Me, too. Born and raised in Denton...moved away for awhile, but I'm back to raise my family! Love that we're a 2 college town!
Reviewed by DeanFamily1990
on June 4, 2012
Lived here for two years and the people really rally around this town. Would love to make it back.
Reviewed by raymondpg
on June 4, 2012
I love living in Denton! Local restaurants rule here, and our 2 major universities (UNT and TWU) add a young, fun element to our nightlife!
Reviewed by Zipman85
on June 4, 2012
Denton is charming and has finally come in to its own...
Reviewed by bbobo
on June 4, 2012
One of the best music venues.
Reviewed by ggiersch
on June 4, 2012
Showing 81 through 85 of 1555 reviews

Population

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