Denton

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Apartments in Denton, Texas

Named after John B. Denton, a Texas militia captain, Denton is a friendly college town. It is home to 45,000 students that attend either the University of North Texas or Texas Women’s University. Denton is known for its music scene and has been named as America’s “Best Music Scene” in 2008. Denton also hosts the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo and the Denton Arts Festival. This growing town was named No. 58 out of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America” by Money magazine in 2006. There are beautiful Denton apartments located near all of the recreation facilities and entertainment venues.

Education

The Denton Independent School District (DISD) overseas the school system for the Denton area. Denton also has several private schools. The University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton is the main campus for the University of North Texas System, which also includes the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the University of North Texas at Dallas. The UNT College of Music is nationally recognized. Texas Woman’s University (TWU) was founded in 1901 as a single sex institution, but became co-ed in 1972. TWU has two health science center branches, one in Dallas, Texas and the other in Houston, Texas. TWU has the world’s largest nursing doctoral program. There are Denton apartments located near all of the Denton public schools.

Economics

In Addition to educational services, health services, manufacturing and retail trade, Denton has many headquarters for large companies, like Peterbilt and Sally Beauty Company. Wholesale trade and hospitality also support Denton’s growing economy. Apartments in Denton also employ many residents of the city.

History

Incorporated in 1866, Denton was a strong agricultural trade center and manufacturing destination. 1881 brought the Texas and Pacific Railway and many new people to Denton. In 1890, Denton became a college town when The University of Texas opened, originally called North Texas Normal College.

Culture and Recreation

Denton is home to name annual events like the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. A strong local music scene has grown in Denton, partially due to the strong music and arts programs at the universities, which graduated many famous musicians like Norah Jones, Bowling for Soup, Don Henley, Meat Loaf, Roy Orbison and Brave Combo.

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