Denton is comprised of historic areas and suburban neighborhoods. Depending on your lifestyle, or the lifestyle you’d prefer, there is a neighborhood that’s tailored for you. Feast your eyes on some of the best areas Denton has to offer.
Rayzor’s Ranch: Sitting on 400 acres of property, Rayzor’s Ranch is Denton’s take on the classic American neighborhood. Medical offices, a marketplace, and a town center coexist with upscale apartments, villages, cottages, and brownstones to make up a virtual city inside of a city (insert Inception joke here). The community will take you back to a simpler time when you could watch the children play in the park from your stoop or balcony, walk to work or simply strike up conversation with the neighbors. While a perfect place for families and young couples starting out, it’s continuing care community makes Rayzor’s Ranch an awesome spot to settle for retirees. Because it is located on corners of the southeast I-35 and U.S. 380, the Ranch offers an easy commute into Dallas for work or weekend shopping trips. $$-$$$$
Lake Dallas/Hickory Creek: An upper-middle class neighborhood, mostly occupied by young professionals and families, this area offers a ton of single-family homes (three to four bedrooms) and newer, luxury apartments. If driving through the area isn’t enough to convince you, perhaps the apartment amenities will be. Some apartments around here offer things like private concierge service, hot tubs and free personal trainers. It’s like living inside of a reality show, minus the cameras and fake tans. Living here means much more than just an upscale zip code and a man-servant; it’s also close to the I-35E, I-35W and Highways 77 and 288 making your commute to work, class, airport and the mall a total breeze. $$$-$$$$
Carter: Made up of single family homes and apartment complexes, Carter is hip and trendy with a cool college edge due to its proximity to UNT. This area is very popular with renters, partly due to its access to schools and also because of its cultural offerings: A walking-friendly, vibrant music scene, college sports and outdoor activities. $$-$$$
Downtown Denton: Past and present meet in Downtown Denton. Amidst historic sites, such as the Denton County Courthouse (built in the 1800s), sit newer boutiques and eateries. Living here, you will never be bored. Whether it’s a Jazz festival, movie on the lawn or an art show, there is ALWAYS something happening downtown. The houses here are diverse, an eclectic mix of old and new and apartments for rent are plentiful with a wide range of prices and sizes. No matter the cost, this location cannot be beat as it offers a wonderful hybrid of culture and convenience, most apartments sitting about three blocks from the downtown transit stop. $$-$$$$
Shady Shores: An extremely quiet, suburban area located on a lake, Shady Shores is home to college students, young professionals and families. Don’t let the name fool you- this area is defined by it’s upscale single family homes, condos, and apartments. The commute from this area isn’t so bad either, as it sits just off of I-35. Those looking for a little serenity will enjoy living here because of its laid-back feel. It also doesn’t hurt that it features a jogging trail, perfect for health conscious relocators. $$-$$$
Denton Quick Facts:
The weather here is often humid so if you’re prone to curls, seek a good hairdresser. Lucky for you, there happen to be a ton in the area.
Living here often fine-tunes your love of music. If you are already a music lover, this move is ideal for you. If you aren’t but keep an open mind, Denton is about to rock your world (pun most definitely intended). After all, it was once home to Norah Jones and Don Henley, each of which has a little thing called a Grammy.
Pets are welcome in almost all of Denton, TX rental communities with occasional weight and breed restrictions.
Transportation: Texas Traffic at its Busiest**
If one thing about Denton lives up to the Texas lore, it’s the traffic, as congestion and commute times are bigger here than in most cities. This is due to the fact that many Denton residents make their way into Dallas for work. The two local universities and a population of 100,000 don’t work well as traffic decongestants, either.
For traffic relief, residents with a penchant for public transit can sit pretty on one of Denton’s coach services, local bus services or commuter rails.
People have been flocking to Denton by the masses in recent years and it is easy to see why. Thanks to its eclectic music scene, college town-feel and not-so-typical vibe, Denton is miles from ordinary and ready for your arrival. Lets get hunting!
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