Home of University of North Texas and its renowned music program, Denton is our own little mini-Austin, without the explosive population growth and easy access to Barton Springs. Denton considers itself the live music capital of North Texas, a claim that is pretty much impossible to quantify so, sure, why not? Staying on-theme, its own cutesy slogan à la "Keep Austin Weird" in the form of "We Denton Do It." Denton: Come for the party and art school... leave before you’re the person way too old to be partying with college freshmen.
Ah, the amorphous blobby part of town ambiguously referred to as "North Dallas." No one really knows what the boundaries of North Dallas truly are. Is it any part of Dallas that falls outside of the 635 loop? Is it the part of Dallas North of Park Cities? Does anyone actually care? The phrase "North Dallas" immediately conjures the mental image of rolling plains of brown and taupe apartment complexes, occasionally broken up by a Wal-Mart, Target, or CVS. Very nice, perfectly decent people probably live there and once someone actually figures out where exactly North Dallas is, we can study those people further and learn their culture and customs.
Honorable mentions go out to the comically named cities that didn’t quite make the list but still hold a special place in every Dallas and Fort Worth native’s heart. That means you, Dalworthington Gardens. And thank you, Pantego, for giving the world Pantera. We couldn’t ever forget you, North Richland Hills, and your kind of a waterpark but really just a wave pool with a drive-in movie screen in front of it, cleverly called NRH2O. We’d be a fool not to mention you, Gun Barrel City, just on name alone. Really, there’s so many and... (drowned out by Oscar play off music).
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