If McKinney and Plano are sister cities, then Denton must be the big brother in this part the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. It's the county seat of Denton county and home to two of the state universities: UNT and Texas Woman's University. With over 45,000 students in residence, Denton can truly be considered a college town to some.
Both County and Denton city are named after a captain in the militia, John B. Denton. Largely because of the colleges, Denton is known for it's culteral activies, music, and the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo make their home here. In 2006, Money magazine awarded the city 58th place on the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in America". Land grants began the Denton area and the railroad didn't affect it as much as some of the smaller towns nearby. Instead, when it incorporated in 1866 it remained more of a farming town. The first college came along in 1890 and it changed the role Denton would play for its residents. Denton also has the distinction of being a government underground shelter for the president during time of war.
Denton is the 27th largest city in Texas with an average family income of $51.5k. The main employers are the city itself and the universities, along with a couple of large companies such as Peterbilt and Sally Beauty Company. Notable entertainment for the residents include the State Fair and Rodeo, an annual Arts and Jazz Festival, and at Christmas the downtown is ablaze with the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, complete with music. If you like living in a culteral center, Denton Texas is your kind of city.
TV's "Dr. Phil" McGraw was a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton.
A few great neighborhoods to consider in your search for a home in Denton include; Robson Ranch, Lantana, County Lakes, Oakmont, and The Preserve at Pecan Creek.
Denton is an older City with a mixture of business, culture, health services, and entertainment. It has has doubled in size the last ten years or so, and is a great place to live for all ages. The city is located on I-35; approximately 40 miles from Dallas, 40 miles from Fort Worth, and 35 miles from the Oklahoma border. You can find the home features and price range you are looking for in Denton Texas real estate. Browse the sample homes below, use our great new Denton MLS search tool, or call us for more information.
Beautiful home built on cul-de-sac-shaped lot, with 97 feet of stunning view of golf course, trees, and ponds. Backing up to Oakmont golf course, corner fence gate allows...
Listing courtesy of Prime North Texas Real Estate.
Shows like a model and barely lived in! No need to wait to build this one is just like new! Loads of features that aren't standard in this subdivision, a must see! The fl...
Listing courtesy of Jeanette Anderson Real Estate.
Possibly the most unique and enchanting home in all of North Texas. This fabulous home has been highly customized and adorned by a master artisan. Do not be fooled, this ...
Listing courtesy of Expert Advisor Home Services.
Well-loved home with beautiful yard & pool. Concrete floors in living areas (carpet in bedrooms). Square footage does *not* include 16x20 bonus room - use as den, plant r...
Listing courtesy of CENTURY 21 JUDGE FITE CO..