Located 35 miles north of the Metroplex, Denton (population 109,561) offers an intriguing combination of old and new. The charming historic downtown courthouse and surrounding Main Street district offer an interesting juxtaposition to the rollicking Texas Motor Speedway and fresh faces at the University of North Texas and the Texas Woman’s University.
The universities play a major role in Denton’s identity, with a sizable portion of the city’s population consisting of college students. The University of North Texas has developed a nationally respected reputation for its premier jazz music program, and Texas Woman’s University (yep, it’s woman not women) is one of the country’s largest universities primarily for women.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition