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.

Denton really is great. It's far enough away from Dallas that you still get that smalltown feel. Everyone is friendly and courteous.
Reviewed by smashleydee
on June 4, 2012
Denton is beautiful and such a friendly atmosphere i wouldn't trade living here for anywhere else!
Reviewed by kakahimboww
on June 4, 2012
Great place to live and visit.....very helpful people at CVB to ensure your stay is memorable
Reviewed by grammie.meme@gmail.com
on June 4, 2012
This town has more to do than you could ever get done in a year. Live music, food, and things to see that will fuel any persons soul. Keep it growing Denton!
Reviewed by dalelath
on June 4, 2012
Denton Is exciting, lots of great restaurants, music is alive, all withing walking distance and close to the beautuful square. The people are friendly and eclectic.
Reviewed by Ranchman
on June 4, 2012
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Population

113,383

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