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Area Description

Denton, Texas, just a short 30-mile drive from Dallas and Fort Worth, has experienced a great revitalization of their downtown area. There really is something for everyone, with varied dining options, more than 25 music venues, two universities and plenty of local events. Denton not only has a robust community calendar, but also has a direct connection to the Dallas metro area (including the downtown Dallas area, the American Airlines Center and both DFW Airport and Love Field) through the DCTA A-train.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Denton is most well known for its robust music scene. There are more than 25 music venues, which feature everything from country to classic rock to rap. The nearby University of North Texas boasts the first jazz music school in the country (established in the 1940s) and has produced such well-known musicians as Don Henley, Roy Orbison and Norah Jones.

The University of North Texas has a new football facility, Apogee Stadium, where the Mean Green light up the scoreboard on Saturdays. Both UNT and nearby Texas Woman's University also have basketball programs, in addition to many other intercollegiate teams.

For those looking to get out and get active, pick one of the terrific parks in the city limits, or make the short drive to the Greenbelt trail, which offers hiking, biking, equestrian and canoeing and kayaking. There are also nearby lakes, Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Lewisville, that offer fishing activities.

Cultural Activities

There is a strong music scene in the area, as well as a dedicated arts community in Denton. There are many art galleries that boast roving exhibitions, outdoor music fests several times a year (including the revered Denton Arts & Jazz Festival every April), lecture series with the universities and the Courthouse on the Square museum. There are three primary theater troupes in town: Music Theatre of Denton, the Denton Community Theater and the Sundown Collaborative Theatre. There are also three library branches in town.

Public transportation

There is a public transit system (DCTA) that operates six days a week, with buses that cover most of Denton (including going to and from both college campuses) and a commuter train that goes to Dallas (connecting directly to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system).

Medical Facilities

There are two major hospitals in town: the Denton Regional Medical Center and the Texas Health Presbyterian-Denton hospital.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  32.0  42.6  53.3  1.9 "  0.1 "
 Feb  36.8  48.0  59.2  2.6 "  0.2 "
 Mar  44.6  55.9  67.2  2.8 "  0.1 "
 Apr  52.4  63.4  74.4  3.3 "  0.0 "
 May  61.4  71.5  81.7  5.4 "  0.0 "
 Jun  69.0  79.1  89.2  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Jul  73.1  83.6  94.1  2.5 "  0.0 "
 Aug  71.9  82.7  93.5  2.3 "  0.0 "
 Sep  65.0  75.5  86.1  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Oct  54.3  65.3  76.3  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Nov  43.0  53.5  64.1  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Dec  34.8  45.4  56.0  2.7 "  0.1 "

Winters are typically less cold than farther north, with mild temperatures and few winter events (ice, snow) per year. Summers can be very hot and dry. Fall usually extends far beyond Thanksgiving. Spring is the most beautiful time of year, with blooming trees and usually an abundance of rainfall.

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Cost of Living for Denton, TX

Denton, Texas cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Denton has a wide range of housing rental options, due to the local universities. There are many nice housing and apartment options for all age ranges, plus several local adult communities (the most prevalent being Robson Ranch).

Senior Assistance in Denton, TX

Denton, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:

The Denton Senior Center is a wonderful facility that offers activities, classes, events, a fitness program and other coordinated trips for seniors in the community. There is also the availability for home care, Meals on Wheels and in-home nurse care.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There is the Texas Workforce Commission in town that works to place senior job hunters in jobs that suit their skills.

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