Denton has won many accolades over the years and has topped a few lists such as Best Small Town in America, Top 100 Best Places to Live, and America’s top 25 High-Tech Hotspots.  But we love when Denton is recognized through the institutions that fuel our originality and independence, the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.  Denton is leading in some familiar territory as our eclectic community is once again named the “Best College Town” in the Official Best of Texas 2014.

The Official Best Of is a research travel resource that provides features online as well as television programs that facilitate the planning process for Texas vacations, day trips and outings.  It is popular with residents within the State of Texas as well as visitors. Official Best Of is currently working its way around the state, and will be in the “Official Best College Town in Texas” during February.

Being a college town is one of Denton’s prize attributes.  The original, independent Denton spirit is largely fueled by the ingenuity and creativity energy our nearly 50,000 students and hundreds of professors, teachers, and alums bring to Denton life.  In return, Denton gives them an audience and a living room where students from both universities regularly share their insights, opinions, music, performances and artwork.

In Denton, we embrace differences and mingle quite splendidly. Step into any local venue and you’ll find hipsters enjoying an independent music scene right along with old-timers and business suits.

Recognizing Denton in this category is not only a nod to the next generation.  It’s also a thumbs up to a community that works tirelessly to fuse and incorporate members of all generations.  That is the secret to our Original and Independent Denton.

With a projected airtime this Spring, be on the lookout for Official Best Of camera crews to be in Denton soon.  Do you know how you will describe the Best College Town in Texas if you are encountered with the “man on the street” question? Start prepping your good side, Denton!

Here are some projected air dates for the Official Best of Texas 2014 show:

  • Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm on KTVT 11 CBS Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 @ 11:30 am on KUBE 57 Houston
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 4:00 am CST, 5:00 am E/P, 6:00 am MST on Discovery Channel
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm on: 76 Houston

Keep an eye out for updates on Discover Denton’s Facebook page and Twitter account.

Watch “Best College Town” in the Official Best of Texas from 2010: