The best college town in Texas

Discover Your New Community

Get ready to make yourself at home in Denton, a one-of-a-kind city that’s been named one of the Top Ten Best College Towns in the nation. Here are just a few reasons we made the list.

Exceptional events

Annual celebrations you’ll find nowhere else include the completely free, three-day Arts and Jazz Festival, the Coffin Races and the Holiday Lighting Festival.

Coffin car race
Students canoeing

The great outdoors

200 sunny days each year mean there’s plenty of time for exploring parks and bike trails, two nearby lakes and a 2,000-acre nature preserve.

A creative vibe

The local arts and music scene keep Denton original and independent. There’s also the Denton Community Market, home to creators of all kinds.

Student riding bike downtown
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Dallas-Fort Worth

A short trip to the big city

From Denton, you can head about 40 miles south to Dallas or Fort Worth to explore one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Being close to the big city means you're never short on opportunities for entertainment. To explore Dallas, grab a seat on the A-train, which offers an easy way to connect to the rest of the metroplex for a must-see show, a delicious bite to eat and the largest urban arts district in the U.S.


Head to Dallas to check out the museums, symphonies, orchestras, operas and theatre performances. You can also visit American Airlines Center to catch a Dallas Stars or Dallas Mavericks game.

Fort Worth

Get your fill of cowboy culture in the historic stockyards in Fort Worth. You can also see a show at Bass Performance Hall, reconnect with your wild side at the Fort Worth Zoo, or head over to Texas Motor Speedway for a race.

So much more

The best part of being in the D/FW area is that there’s always something new to explore. Sports fans can head to Arlington to watch the Texas Rangers or Dallas Cowboys, shopaholics have their choice of malls and nature lovers can head to one of the many area lakes.

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