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Retirement Living In Denton - Texas

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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.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Denton, Texas?

For those of you that retire in Denton, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Denton such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Denton is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the mid 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect a few days of rain.

If you retire in Denton, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  32  44  55
 Feb  36  48  59
 Mar  43  55  67
 Apr  52  64  75
 May  62  72  83
 Jun  69  80  91
 Jul  73  85  96
 Aug  73  84  96
 Sep  65  76  88
 Oct  54  66  78
 Nov  43  55  66
 Dec  34  45  56

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  16  0
 Feb  0  10  0
 Mar  0  3  0
 Apr  1  0  0
 May  5  0  0
 Jun  18  0  0
 Jul  27  0  0
 Aug  26  0  0
 Sep  13  0  0
 Oct  2  0  0
 Nov  0  4  0
 Dec  0  14  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  2 "  6  32 %
 Feb  3 "  6  36 %
 Mar  4 "  7  43 %
 Apr  3 "  6  51 %
 May  5 "  9  61 %
 Jun  4 "  7  67 %
 Jul  2 "  4  68 %
 Aug  2 "  5  67 %
 Sep  3 "  5  62 %
 Oct  5 "  7  53 %
 Nov  3 "  6  44 %
 Dec  3 "  6  35 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Denton, TX

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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.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Denton Offer For Retirees?

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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