North of Ordinary

UNT is in Denton, located about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth and recently named “the best college town in Texas.” One of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, our region is rich in:


Forbes magazine (September 2009) named Dallas the #1 city in the U.S. in which to earn a living based on cost of living, strength of industry, economists' predictions of the future, state of employment, and salary.

Dallas Fort-Worth is connected to the world by DFW International Airport, the third busiest global airport. Because of low taxes, reasonable real estate costs, and a workforce of more than 3.2 million strong, the North Texas area is attractive for employers.

Entertainment and Shopping

From the Fort Worth Zoo, to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, to the Knox-Henderson area of Dallas, the Metroplex offers many things to do!

With over 10,000 restaurants in the Metroplex, DFW residents tend to eat out quite frequently. Dallas has more restaurants per person than New York City and more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city!

Denton itself boasts numerous annual festivals and events, including the Annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, the North Texas State Fair, and Horse Country Tours.

You can learn more about entertainment, dining, and shopping opportunities at:


The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a combination of the fashionable and contemporary and laid back country, with unique opportunities to soak up the culture and arts.

Major museums and performance halls in "Big D" include The Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, which was designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei.
The Art & Culture of Dallas

"Cowtown" is home to the Fort Worth Stockyards, Bass Performance Hall, and the Kimbell Art Museum, designed by architect Luis I. Kahn.
Attractions in Fort Worth

Professional Sports

DFW is one of just thirteen metropolitan areas in the United States that has a team in each of the major professional sports leagues. Major League teams include:

Parks and Wildlife

A wealth of opportunities exists in Texas to enjoy the great outdoors. Find places near Dallas-Fort Worth to hike, boat, fish, camp, or bike.
Texas Parks and Wildlife

Relocating to Denton?

You can find information on the cost of living, city and health services here: Denton Economic Development