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Denton County, Texas

Denton County is located in North Texas. Land features partly hilly topography draining to Elm Fork of Trinity River, Lewisville Lake, Ray Roberts Lake, Grapevine Lake, and Blackland and Grand Prairie soils and terrain. Local economy consists of varied industries, colleges, horse industry, tourism, government services, and is part of Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $3.5M
Lowest Price $300K
Highest Price $15M
Total Listings 113
Avg. Days On Market 2
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.1K

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Where is Denton County, Texas?

  • Denton County covers 911 square miles in north central Texas. Its center point is at 33°12' north latitude and 97°13' west longitude. It borders Dallas and Tarrant counties on the south and Cooke and Grayson counties on the north; it is one county south of Oklahoma. The western half of the county is surfaced by the black soil of the Grand Prairie. An eastern sliver is on the western edge of the Blackland Prairie, where the rich black soil contrasts sharply with the sandy land of the Eastern Cross Timbers jutting down from Oklahoma through the central part of the county.
  • Denton County is in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 662,614, making it the 9th-most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Denton. The 2019 Census Bureau estimate for Denton County's population is 887,207. The county, which was named for John B. Denton, was established in 1846. Denton County constitutes part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. In 2007, it was one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.

Adjacent Counties

  • Cooke County (north)
  • Grayson County (northeast)
  • Collin County (east)
  • Dallas County (southeast)
  • Tarrant County (south)
  • Wise County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Denton County

  • Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park in Plano, Texas. It has several amenities including 3 miles of paved hiking trail, 3 miles of unpaved hiking trail, a 2.8-mile off-road bike trail, restrooms, a covered pavilion, and a playground. The pavilion can be reserved for special events. An observation tower provides a bird's eye view of the park. There are three regions in the park: Blackland Prairie, Riparian Forest, and Upland Forest. Birds that live in the park include killdeer, owls, woodpeckers, egrets, herons, scissor-tailed flycatcher, and turkey vulture. Many other wildlife such as deer, coyotes, snakes, bobcats, turtles, fish, and rabbits also live in the park.

  • Hawaiian Falls Roanoke takes waterparks in Texas to a new level of excitement with the Mega WaterWorld attraction, the largest aquatic play structure in the world. Equipped with body slides, dump buckets, a three-line racer, and a family raft ride, this attraction offers fun for the entire family. The Roanoke Waterpark is also home to Beach Blasters, the world's first multi-tube slide where participants can race against each other to the finish line.

Farming and Ranching in Denton County

  • Denton County ranges in elevation from 500 to 900 feet, has an annual average rainfall of about thirty-three inches, and a temperature average ranging from a minimum of 34° F in January to a maximum of 96° in July. With an average growing season of 226 days, it is a good area for general crop and livestock production.
  •  In 2002 the county had 2,358 farms and ranches covering 349,000 acres, 48 percent of which were devoted to pasture and 46 percent to crops. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $49,102,000; livestock sales accounted for $37,338,000 of the total. Horses, eggs, nursery plants, turf, and cattle were the chief agricultural products.

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