Denton, located just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Denton County, is a perfect small town escape from big city living. Take a visit to Denton Square and enjoy Denton’s shopping, dining and nightlife. Grab a sandwich and a cup of tea from the Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro. Satisfy your sweet tooth with selections from Atomic Candy. Browse the racks at Circa 77 and find the perfect retro piece to add to your wardrobe. Interested in Denton’s rich history? Wander into the Courthouse-on-the-Square museum to learn about the iconic courthouse building.
If you enjoy music, Denton is the place to be. There are several clubs and venues in town where you can hear a variety of music from jazz to country. To listen to the soothing sounds of live jazz music, try any one of these great spots: The Greenhouse, Wine Squared, Steve’s Wine Bar or the Chestnut Tree. Want to join in? Head to an open mic night at Andy’s Bar, LSA Burger or Midway Craft House.
Each year, the city hosts the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival which features music from a variety of nationally recognized headliners and jazz musicians from the University of North Texas College of Music. This festival also features a variety of food, drinks, fine arts and crafts.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Denton’s close proximity to Lewisville Lake makes for easy access to a variety of recreational activities such as fishing, swimming and boating.
Most students in the area attend schools in the Denton Independent School District including Savannah Elementary School, Rodriguez Middle School and Braswell High School. Denton is also home to two major higher learning institutions: the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University. UNT is well-known for its robust music program which was the first to offer a degree in the field of jazz studies. Support your local team and attend a Mean Green Gameday! TWU has the second largest nursing program in the state.