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Featured Apartments in Denton, TX
Enjoy a country atmosphere with city convenience at Denton North!
Denton TX, 76207
Convenient to TWU and UNT..Major renovation on inside and outside..New owner and management.
Denton TX, 76209
A Hometown Community...Friendly Service and Quick On-Site Maintenance...Denton Transit Bus Stop, Recycling Program, Great Floorplans, 2.3 miles from UNT...
Denton TX, 76205
Quiet Northeast Denton and close to New Waterworks Park.
Denton TX, 76209
Convenient to Denton Towne Center! Serene landscape and walking trails!
Denton TX, 76210
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Overview of Denton
Denton apartments for rent put residents roughly 40 miles northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and this diverse city is known for having a strong footing in the music industry. Denton has also been named by the U.S. Census Bureau to be one of the top 25 fastest-growing cities in the country.
Whether you refer to Denton as the redbud Capital of Texas or by its endearing nickname of "Little D," which is a reference to the "Big D" (Dallas), Denton has something to offer people of all walks of life. Even the cowboys have a rodeo that pays tribute to the cowboy culture, the annual North Texas State Fair and Rodeo.
Living in Denton, TX
After the U.S. Civil War reached its end, the state of Texas ditched its dreams of becoming a Republic and officially joined the United States. Shortly after, the state created Denton County in 1846 and waves of immigrants began flooding into the area. Denton's population has since grown to more than 117,000 residents as of July 2011, according to information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau explains that while the city of Denton is indeed a thriving college town with a large young population, its deep historical roots means there are many long-time residents whose families have inhabited this city for generations.
A popular neighborhood for living in Denton rentals is Downtown Denton. Here you will find the recognizable Courthouse Square, which is a hub of activity and a popular tourist destination as well.
Denton Work and Study
Denton apartments are popular options for this college city, as Denton is home to the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University and North Central Texas College. In fact, students who are looking for college-town living can look to Denton, as it was featured in 2010 as the Best College Town of Texas by Official Best Of.
With nearly 35,000 students enrolled at the University of North Texas and more than 12,000 enrolled at Texas Woman's University, Denton clearly has a thriving student population. The Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau states that there is nothing quite like the vibe of a college town.
City-Data showed that the most common industry in Denton is the Educational services industry, followed by the Construction industry. The Denton Economic Development Partnership revealed that only 40 percent of the land within the city limits of Denton is developed, and it welcomes and encourages new development.
Rentals in Denton, TX and Cost of Living
According to information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Denton rentals have a vacancy rate of 7.4 percent and the median gross rent was $782 as of 2010. The highest percentile of renters, at 38.2 percent, falls in the gross rent range of $500 to $749. However, roughly 70 percent of all renters fall in the wider range of $500 to $999. More than half of all renters report spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rent costs.
City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, cost of living in Denton was assigned a value of 94 points, which is 6 percent less than the national average of 100.
Denton Attractions and Special Events
The large population and more than 40,000 college students help contribute to a vibrant social scene in Denton, with many events and festivals held here throughout the year. These include Twilight Tunes, Dog Days of Summer and Cinco de Mayo, as well as the Denton Jazz and Arts festival, which attracts thousands from across the country.
Music is a passion for many residents, in all its forms. Denton is well known for its live music scene, with many shows occurring on a weekly basis in Downtown Denton. Whether you come for the music, to take advantage of all the educational opportunities, or simply to smell the area's abundance of Redbud flowered trees, Denton apartments are a great place to be.
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