Denton is a city in Denton County, located in North Texas. Retirees are choosing Denton as their place of retirement due to its ideal location and warm weather. The city is home to a quaint downtown, with all the daily necessities one would need, as well as plenty of annual music festivals and parades.
Climate and Geography
Denton is a small city located on the north end of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Summers are sunny and hot, while winters are mild, rarely experiencing snow and freezing temperatures. Residents of Denton can expect to see over 200 sunny days.
Denton is built on prairieland and flat terrain. Pecan Creek and Hickory Creek flow through Denton, and the city is located near Lewisville Lake.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Denton is home to plenty of historical museums and landmarks. Some of the most popular ones are Bayless, Selby House Museum, Denton’s Firefighters Museum, and Courthouse on the Square Museum. For those interested in visiting a bigger city, Dallas or Fort Worth are only an hour away.
Aside from that, there are also plenty of state parks and greenspaces for residents to explore as well.
Denton is known for having an active music life, which is why they have annual music festivals, such as Denton Arts and Jazz Festival and thr 35 Denton Music Festival.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Denton is slightly higher than state and national averages, including housing costs. Other costs, such as groceries and utilities, are lower than the national average, while the cost for transportation is higher.
Texas is a tax-friendly state. There is no tax on Social Security or income tax, and the state offers a homestead exemption for all homeowners. Retirement income remains untaxed as well.
The sales tax in Texas is 6.25 percent and Denton adds a 2 percent tax on that rate.
Texas ranks among the top states in Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
Denton is home to four medical centers and hospitals. These include Texas Health Presbytarian Hospital Denton, Mayhill Hospital, and Integrity Transitional Hospital. Also in Denton, is Baylor Scott and White the Heart Hospital-Denton, which is ranked high performing in three procedures by U.S News.