Denton Real Estate Information

The county seat of Denton County, with which it shares its name, Denton, Texas, is also the county's largest city, said to be near the top 10 in the Dallas/Forth Worth area. Like many other communities in the area, it has experienced tremendous amounts of growth over the most recent decade. In 2000, its population was measured at just over 80,000; a 2008 estimate moved that figure to be near 120,000. It sits on more than 60 square miles.

The city and county were named for John B. Denton, a pioneer who was a preacher, lawyer and Texas Militia captain. The town was founded in 1857 because a county seat was needed. The city's residents have also seen a growth in income levels, as the estimated median household income has risen from around $35,500 in 2000 to nearly $43,000 in 2007. Likewise, real estate values have gone up. The estimated value for residential properties in 2000 was around $99,000; in 2007, it had grown to nearly $150,000.

Children living in Denton are served by the Denton Independent School District, with small portions of the city also served by the Argyle and Sanger Independent School Districts. Winfree Academy is a public charter school operating in the city, while private schools include Denton Calvary Academy; Hilltop Montessori School; Immaculate Conception Catholic School; the Selwyn School; Community School; Countryside Montessori; and Liberty Christian School. The city is home to two state universities as well: the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University.

Business is robust in Denton, and the city's top 10 employers include a mix of both public and private sectors, including: the University of North Texas; Denton Independent School District; Texas Woman’s University; Denton County; Peterbilt Motors; Denton State School; City of Denton; Denton Regional Medical Center; Presbyterian Hospital of Denton; and Jostens. Popular events held in Denton each year include the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, the Redbud Festival, the Denton Blues Festival and the Denton Air Fair.