A family-friendly college town, Denton is home to the University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, and North Central Texas College. Young residents thrive in the arts and music scene, and families enjoy plenty of parks and festivals. The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo and the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival attract over 300,000 people to the city each year. Denton is also Horse Country with a number of local horse farms where residents and visitors can tour and ride. Businesses have also come to know Denton for its cutting-edge persona.
Since competing for the title of “Most Fun Small Town in America” in Rand McNally and USA Today’s “Best of the Road,” and placing sixth on the list of “America’s Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots” by the Progressive Public Policy institute, Denton has received wide recognition as a great place to visit, to live and to do business.
Builders are working to keep up with demand for homes as the housing market in Denton County continues to boom. Denton Independent School District (DISD) comprises three high schools, one alternative high school, and primary schools. Denton is also host to several private schools with religious affiliations and alternative education models.