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Denton offers the best of both worlds; a charming small, college town (population 120,000) and access to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area (known locally as the Metroplex with a population of 6.5 million).

  • 01 City of Denton and Dallas-Fort Worth area
    Denton Courthouse

    01 City of Denton and Dallas-Fort Worth area

    The city of Denton was named “the best college town in Texas” in the Official Best of Texas 2014. Denton’s downtown square combines an active art and live music scene with a hometown feel. While having many shops and restaurants to explore, Denton was also featured in the New York Times as having an “Indie scene with a Texas twang.”

    The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth are located only 40 minutes south of Denton and are accessible by train. The cosmopolitan Dallas-Fort Worth area offers a wealth of world-class cultural, social, recreational and leisure opportunities. Dallas also has the largest urban arts district in the country adding to the leading reputation in Arts and Arts Education at UNT. This region is rapidly growing with the sixth highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the US, including AT&T, Celanese, ExxonMobil, GameStop, Kimberly Clark, Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments.

    Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is the United States’ 4th busiest airport and offers daily non-stop service to China, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Brazil and other destinations across Asia, South America and the Middle East. DFW also offers convenient access to all major North American cities.

  • 02 Key Facts

    02 Key Facts

    The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is home to the world’s largest parking lot. It has its own post office ZIP code as well as its own police, fire protection, and emergency medical services.

    At 268,601 square miles, Texas is the largest state in the contiguous United States and is the second biggest state in the U.S. (only Alaska is bigger). Texas is larger than many nations of the world, including every country in Europe. If it were a country, it would be the 40th largest country in the world, after Chile and Zambia.

    Texas is a highly sought-after destination by international students and is host to the 3rd highest population of international students in the U.S., according to SEVP, 2014.

    UNT ranks among the world’s sustainable campuses in the Green Metric Ranking of World Universities. The Princeton Review consistently lists UNT in their Guide to Green Colleges.

  • 03 Attractions

    03 Attractions

    People are attracted to Texas throughout the year for entertainment and culture including (but certainly not limited to):

    • Beautiful lakes, gardens, parks and trails
    • Museums covering art, aviation, heritage, railroad, firefighters, and presidents
    • Horse arenas, ranches and rodeos
    • Motorsports parks
    • Amusement parks and entertainment
    • Zoos and aquariums
  • 04 Shopping
    Golden Triangle Mall
  • 05 Music

    05 Music

    • Performing arts including theatre, ballet, and music.
    • Live concerts at the American Airlines Center.
    • The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. The free event is held in the last weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park.  The event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting.
  • 06 Sporting events

    06 Sporting events

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