elementary schools, two middle schools,
and a high school within the community.
Residents enjoy the services of a
dynamic, progressive public library.
School District: Denton, Argyle,
Aubrey, Krum, Pilot Point, Ponder
Chamber of Commerce:
Median Home Price: $139,500
Denton is one of the fastest growing
metropolitan areas in the country. Denton
calls itself the creative and intellectual
capital of North Texas – the city’s
competitive advantage rests primarily in its
academic institutions: the University of
North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.
The University of North Texas is the largest
university in the Metroplex. And, although
Texas Woman’s University has welcomed
male students for years, it is the nation’s
largest university primarily for women.
Denton is strategically positioned within the
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where the
eastern and western segments of I- 35 join
40 miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas.
Thanks to the I- 35 corridor, Denton offers
nonstop access to either Canada or
Mexico. Denton maintains a municipal
airport, which is a controlled field.
Alliance Airport and DFW International
Airport are in close proximity making
Denton able to benefit all types of
businesses, from national to international.
Government also has a significant
presence here with the FEMA Region VI
Headquarters and the Denton State
School. Major employers include the
international headquarters of Sally Beauty
Company, Victor Equipment, Jostens,
Peterbilt Motors Headquarters, Morrison
Milling and United Copper Industries.
Denton Community Hospital and Denton
Regional Medical Center provide all levels
of health care services; the newest
healthcare facility here is Presbyterian
Hospital of Denton.
The Golden Triangle Mall and Denton
Crossing, a 52-acre retail power center in
southern Denton, anchor Denton’s
consumer trade area and include more
than 30 retail establishments and
restaurants. Denton is especially proud of
its downtown square. The historic
courthouse is often the backdrop for city
festivals such as the Arts Antiques and
Autos Extravaganza, Dog Days of Summer,
and the Holiday Lighting Festival.
A waterpark on N. Loop 288 in northeast
Denton features four giant water slides, a
600-foot tubing river, children’s play pool,
and outdoor amphitheater. The water
park is adjacent to a new natatorium with
two indoor pools. For racecar lovers,
almost one-half of NASCAR racing
enthusiasts visiting the Texas Motor
Speedway pass through Denton. The
speedway is 14 miles south of Denton,
next to Alliance Airport, and offers the
experience of both dual-track NASCAR
and Indy car racing.
Denton ISD has been named a
Recognized district by the Texas Education
Association, featuring such programs as
gifted and talented, fine arts, deaf
education, honors and vocational courses.
School District: Lewisville, Argyle,
Coppell, Denton, Northwest
Chamber of Commerce:
Median Home Price: $277,900
When settlers discovered this area of
Blackland Prairie in the 1840s, it was
filled with blue stem grasses and
wildflowers, all of which covered an
unusual formation rising up from the
prairie flatlands—a 12-1/2-acre mound
that was 50 feet high that gave the town
the name Flower Mound.
Pastures of grazing horses border
modern residential neighborhoods in this
picturesque, north central Texas town.
Rolling hills and heavily wooded land in
the western and southern portions of the
community complement the distinctive
contemporary architecture near the
Because of its close proximity to Fort
Worth and Dallas, and its relaxing
environment, Flower Mound is a popular
community for many new Texans.
Located just 10 minutes from DFW
International Airport, the community is
situated north of Dallas and Fort Worth.
Since 1987, Flower Mound’s population
has increased to more than 74,000 – a
fast growing city in an equally fast
The city’s housing boom can be
attributed to several factors, including
comparatively low land prices that offer
urban residents a scenic community and
less city noise and distractions. While
home construction continues, the town’s
master plan is designed to monitor
zoning and building densities carefully.
Flower Mound offers Lake Grapevine to
the south and Lake Lewisville to the north
for recreation. The US Department of the
Interior gave the city the Enjoy Outdoor
America award for its use of open
spaces, linking neighborhoods with parks
and trails for walking, jogging and
cycling. The acclaimed Lewisville ISD
serves the majority of students and
provides such activities as Adopt-a-School
program, which allows local businesses,
organizations or individuals the
opportunity to support a school by
donating special services or materials.