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Old 08-27-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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We may be moving to Denton, TX area from WY. If we move to the area my husband will be working in Denton. What can you tell me about the city of Denton in 2019? We were in Denton a few months ago for the first time and it seemed okay. I liked the small town of Krum nearby and thought that I would like Prosper but the highway from Denton to there seemed small and dangerous, although not too much traffic. What areas in north Denton are desirable to live? Windsor Farms I think it was called looked nice. I didn't get to check out Idiot's Hill but I wish I had. I think that drive would be further for my husband that Krum though and more traffic, I'm assuming. Property taxes there scare me. We might rent the first year until we figure out which area we really want to live in.
I don't see very many grocery stores...
Our 21 year old plans to move there if we do. can you tell me about job opportunities for a young man who doesn't want to attend college right now?
I am a nurse and am interested in what jobs are available. I'm leaning towards clinic and/ or school nursing.
We have teens. What can you tell me about the high schools in the area? One is very active in musical theatre. Do any of the high schools in the are have a MT program? Are there businesses that hire high schoolers? Our boys love to fish. Is there good fishing nearby? I'm nervous about bugs I guess I will have to get over it!
We will be in search of an exceptional pediatrician nearby, endocrinologist, primary care provider, dentist and mental health professionals. How about churches? We are evangelical and currently members of an Assembly of God.
I'm sure I'll think of many more questions, but thank you so much for your help!
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I lived in Denton for four years as a student at the University of North Texas. So, I will give you the perspective of someone who lived there in their early twenties and share my experiences

- I never felt unsafe in Denton, even when I was out late at night. The only incident I experienced was the bike I had for four years was stolen. However, I partially blame myself because of where and how I locked it up at my apartment complex.
- Denton's square is a great area to hang out. There are many events that happen there. They have a Christmas festival every year that is great to attend.
- I once had to be taken to the Presbyterian Hospital for an emergency and I experienced great care there.
- Lake Lewisville and Lake Ray Roberts are not far from Denton. They can provide camping, hiking, fishing, and boating.
- Grocery stores I went to were Sam's, Kroger, and Albertson's. I never had any problems with them. They are all on 380. You are correct that Denton doesn't have many options for grocery stores and they aren't spread out around the city.
- There are a decent amount of health-related businesses in the area where it shouldn't be a problem finding a nurse position. UNT also has a clinic.
- I feel like Denton is like any other city where you are going to find a lot of businesses that hire high schoolers and young adults. Since Denton is a college town, you are going to see a lot of students working at these businesses.
- With the massive amount of growth going on up there, 380 (highway from Prosper to Denton) is going through a transition from small rural highway to larger main highway. So, 380 will be a pain to drive for several years.
- Denton lacked in shopping. My friends and I would go to Southlake, Frisco, or Dallas to shop.
- I decided to move away from Denton when I graduated because I wanted to be closer to Dallas and there were more opportunities in Dallas for me. However, I enjoyed living in Denton and don't have many complaints.

I cannot answer all of your questions, but at least wanted to share my experience.
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Old 08-27-2019, 10:39 PM
 
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I would suggest looking into north Lake Lewisville small cities of Oak Point, Cross Roads and Lakewood Village. Each are close enough to Frisco which has plenty of job opportunities. In addition, Argyle, although as you head south there will be more airplane noise from DFW, especially in landing paths. Good Luck!
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:01 AM
 
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Since you said that you may be moving, I would recommend not moving. There's a very good argument to be made as to why Wyoming is the best state in the United States. If I didn't need to be in Dallas for social or career reasons, I might be living in Wyoming. You have a nursing job, and nurses are in demand everywhere. You don't need to date new people.

Enjoy Wyoming!
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I don’t know that much about the Denton area, but it’s kind of the edge of the DFW development and there are some nice-looking small towns around it.

If you’re looking at Krug, then Aubrey looks like it could be another good option.

Because you’re from Wyoming, then you might feel like the more suburban areas could be overwhelming. Places such as Corinth, Highland Village, or Flower Mound are a little closer to Dallas. That could come in handy if you decide to find work, and your job is in town.

Prosper is another good option. Short-term, the traffic will become worse until they upgrade 380.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I would avoid Prosper. 380 is a nightmare and even if you live in the most SW portion of Prosper, it will still take you a solid 40-45 minutes to get to 35 depending on the time of day. My husband's office is in Denton but we live in far NW Frisco just a couple of miles off of 380. As others have pointed out, 380 is only going to get worse.

What's your budget? Are you only interested in master planned, newer communities?
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Denton, TX
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I'm 61, my wife is 67.

We've lived in Denton going on 4yrs. Moved from Dallas which both of us lived most of our lives there.

We both like it very much. We moved away from the crime and forced diversity of the DFW Metroplex. I'm certain all that will eventually catch up here in Denton.

For now, Denton suits us considering our age. However, if we were 20yrs younger, we probably wouldn't be happy here.

Here are some of the things we don't care for........

Lack of all the good places to eat out we were close to the last place we lived (Coppell).

Lack of all the same places to shop we had in Dallas Metro area. I love Costco, now have to drive to Frisco, Lewisville, or Ft Worth to get to one. Every Sam's Club we go to (including the one here in Denton) is so ghetto compared to Costco. I know.....first world problems, not that big a deal though really.


These are really minor quibbles. It's not a big deal to Drive into Dallas, Ft Worth, or even McKinney/Frisco now since much of the major construction on the highways is done. 135E & W were really bad up until a couple of years ago. University/380 construction in Denton is mostly complete now.

But all in all, we like it here. The people are nice, its more laid back than it was in Dallas/Ft Worth. We've had no problems with crime like we did (even in Coppell).

Homestead and over 65 exemptions keep a cap on our property taxes.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Denton is a very eclectic city. UNT provides the city with the restaurants/bars/entertainment that it would not have without the campus being there. Crime is a bit higher in Denton, however the Denton Police Department are usually very quick to respond and always out patrolling. Speeding and traffic stops are highly enforced within the city. Denton has low property costs which are good, however Denton schools aren't really the best. I would definitely look at Ponder, McKinney, perhaps even Celina or Frisco. Denton traffic on I-35 is horrible, so keep that in mind.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:15 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Denton is a very eclectic city. UNT provides the city with the restaurants/bars/entertainment that it would not have without the campus being there. Crime is a bit higher in Denton, however the Denton Police Department are usually very quick to respond and always out patrolling. Speeding and traffic stops are highly enforced within the city. Denton has low property costs which are good, however Denton schools aren't really the best. I would definitely look at Ponder, McKinney, perhaps even Celina or Frisco. Denton traffic on I-35 is horrible, so keep that in mind.
I want to point out that Denton and McKinney ISD's have the exact same grade this year. So, take people's opinions on school districts with a grain of salt. I've learned there are a lot of school districts that are given not so great reviews that are in fact good districts.

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Old 09-04-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Denton, TX
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Denton is a very eclectic city.
Considering the entire geographical area encompassing Denton I would not call it "very eclectic". The inner city close to UNT & TWU perhaps moderately so. But then that's what I like about it. I have spent many weekends literally walking all over the city.

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UNT provides the city with the restaurants/bars/entertainment that it would not have without the campus being there.
....and most of them are nothing to rave about.

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Crime is a bit higher in Denton,......
Sure...it has it's bad areas, but all things considered, these are isolated. I have been all over the city on foot, by myself and have yet to feel a need to reach for my legally concealed firearm. But yes I do see Denton Police and County Sheriff patrolling everywhere, and I mean regularly and everywhere all hours of the day and night.

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Denton traffic on I-35 is horrible, so keep that in mind...
No it isn't unless you are on the section of I35E in approximately the middle of the city, and if so then yes it bottlenecks there. But that has been bad lately with construction at I35E & 288 and usually starts congesting right before Mayhill RD if you're Northbound, and Teasley if you're Southbound. But unless there's a major accident it is no worse than any of the worst parts of Interstate in the DFW Metro Area. Now, before they completed most of the construction on the Express Toll parts of I35E, yes it was horrible.

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Denton has low property costs which are good...
Property values are on the rise. I have seen much development in the 4yrs I have lived here.
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