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Area Guide: Denton

The city of Denton was incorporated in 1866, and is now populated by more than 113,000 residents. It occupies a total area of 89.316 square miles on the northern end of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Denton serves as the county seat of Denton County.

The city is named after John B. Denton, a prominent preacher and lawyer who lost his life in a skirmish against the Kichai tribe in 1841. In the past, Denton served as an agricultural trade center for the booming mill and cottage industry. Its population flourished throughout the years as the Texas and Pacific Railway, the Interstate 35E, and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport brought in a steady influx of people.

Local Attractions and Signature Events

  • During April, over 200,000 people head to the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, a free two-and-a-half-day event with seven stages, and more than 250 arts and crafts booths.
  • Denton hosts the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, a fun-filled nine-day event with plenty of music, rodeos, shopping, and kid-friendly activities. The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo is usually held during the month of August.
  • Join a guided Horse Country Tour, and get to see a diverse variety of horse breeds. Denton is an absolute paradise for professional horsemen and horse enthusiasts, as it is home to a great number of horse farms.
  • Know more about the courage and bravery of firefighters past and present at The Denton Firefighter’s Museum, which houses a collection of interesting memorabilia that includes a hose cart from the 1800’s, antique fire extinguishers, uniforms, helmets, and other equipment.

Denton TX Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Denton TX

There’s an excellent selection of properties available in Denton. Options range from comfortable three-bedroom bungalows, charming 60’s-style homes with modern amenities, and beautiful eight-bedroom classic Texas farmhouses with plenty of up-to-date features. Robson Ranch is the most popular active adult community in the Metro–Plex.