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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
Denton is a city in Texas with a population of 128,421. Denton is in Denton County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Denton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Denton there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Denton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Denton are highly rated.
About Denton...
Population
128,421

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$932
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    131
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    54
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    405
    500
  • Theft
    1,725
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,487
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Denton is the perfect town to experience a small town with big aspirations. The college population in Denton creates a culture of creative appreciation, whether it be of art, music, amazing food, or simply the culture of its citizens. The most beautiful historic things about Denton are its museums and public buildings near downtown, as well as the small restaurants and shops that have been here for years and support thriving communities.
Like all growing cities, there is a tendency for large corporations and gentrification to attempt to expand the economic value of the town. It's important that Denton and its citizens continue to support small businesses and sites that make the city great!
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Denton, Texas is a spectacular town that is a mixture of college town and family living. From the downtown square and their old-time-y businesses to the new shopping areas in northern Denton. I attend the University of North Texas and the campus is gorgeous. Although the roads around the campus need lots of love. Their is a bit of construction on I35 that runs right through the town, but it is going quickly. Everything is cute, has loads of character, and family friendly while still offering places to go for college-aged students. There is parks, recreational areas, and there is bars and lots and lots of places to grab some grub. Now, the food. OH the food! From regular fast food chains to high end restaurants for date night. There is breakfast and brunch places that smash your pancake and mimosa craving and there is late night greasy corner store for all your late night cravings. Denton truly has everything you could need to survive college or raise a family.
What I like about Denton is how beautiful they keep up with the surroundings, it's very nature oriented and friendly people around. Denton is mostly populated with college students, being the Texas Woman's University and University of North Texas is located in Denton. In Denton they have several good spots to eat around the square and many boutiques that won't break the bank. Night life is so much fun, a popular street to go is called Frye street, where you can find many locals and many college students! Overall, it's a fun environment where people are friendly and engaging with surroundings around them. They do yoga on the square in the grass! It's so much fun and definitely one of my favorite activities to do in Denton.