There are home communities that rise above the rest when it comes to the types of amenities a particular community might offer. If you are a young professional or are just plain young-at-heart, Denton, Texas could prove to be a tantalizing option to call home. With a population of just over 113,300, as of 2014, Denton’s median age hovers at 26.
It was in 2011 that the FBI’s ‘Crime in The U.S. Report’ honored Denton as among the top-50 safest communities in Texas with populations greater than 20,000. Then, in 2012, Rand McNally and USA TODAY collectively created a list of the 10 best small towns in America. The criteria used to narrow down the contestants included aesthetics, patriotism, recreation opportunities, food and friendliness. The results came in where Denton ranked as:
Those who have a zest for life would find Denton a truly invigorating location based on Denton being included in Rand McNally’s 2013 competition, entitled: ‘2013 Best Small Towns in America’ where ‘The Most Fun’ was deemed an outstanding feature.
Denton is situated only 27 miles from the Dallas metro area and lies even closer to the DFW International Airport. To make the trek into Dallas optimally convenient, Denton sponsors its own local-area A-train Commuter rail transit. Commuters have the enviable positon of being able to hitch a ride to the Dallas area and back again, and completely forego rush-hour traffic.
Denton’s downtown square truly exudes a small-town feel with a vast array of quaint shops, eateries, museums, entertainment venues and various events that are planned throughout the year. Some especially popular activities include Concerts on the Square, Denton’s Arts and Jazz Festival held every April, art shows, holiday and blues festivals, flower festivals, Dog Days, and the Holiday Lighting Festival. To top it off, visitors can become absorbed in the quaint ambiance of Denton’s ‘sampling tours’ where one can get a ‘taste’ of Denton via scheduled tours that take in museums, shopping venues and delightful restaurants.
As a family-friendly college town, Denton hosts three institutions of higher learning: the University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University and North Central Texas College. The University of North Texas is known for its emphasis on the sciences, engineering, liberal arts, fine arts, performing arts and more. Texas Women’s University is famous for its nursing doctoral program which is the largest in the United States. North Central Texas College is the oldest, continuously-operating, public 2-year college in the entire state of Texas! NCTC proudly functions as a full-service community college which serves students from six major campuses in its service area.
For being a small town, Denton offers an impressively-diverse selection of eateries that offer taste sensations from around the world! Not only will you discover pastry shops and bustling café’s and diners that cater to hearty American foods, but you will also discover a plethora of taste sensations with international flair. A few include:
And if you still have room for dessert, an all-time favorite is ‘Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream on The Square’!
School districts in Texas are given an actual grade by ‘Niche Rankings’ which ranks more than 100,000 public and private schools and school districts across the country. Niche assesses K-12 where statistics such as grades and student achievement are included in final assessments as well as innumerable opinions from hundreds of thousands of parents and students. Niche goes above and beyond to ensure their rankings accurately portray a comprehensive assessment of each school or district.
Schools or districts are given what is called an “Overall Niche Rating”; and a high ranking, or grade, indicates noteworthy schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, high-achieving students and a student body and parents who are very pleased with the overall educational experiences. Niche has given the Denton Independent School District an A- rating!
All one has to do is get a taste of the amenities one will find in Denton: arts, antiques, pubs, live music, coffee shops, festivals, friendly people, a cultured vibe, a sophisticated small-town feel and great schools. When you add it all up, it becomes clear that Denton is a wonderful place to buy a new home.
As of the spring of 2016, Dunhill Homes will be offering a stunning selection of newly-constructed residences in the neighborhood community of Villages of Carmel! To learn more, Feel free to contact Dunhill Homes at 972-483-0212 today, and we will address any inquiries you might have.