The heart of Denison beats to a friendly rhythm, welcoming newcomers with open arms and wide, warm smiles while caring for residents with kindness and compassion. The atmosphere is small-town and down-home; the amenities, first-class and very cosmopolitan; the possibilities: absolutely endless.
Numerous art galleries, a host of antique dealers, wonderful furniture and clothing boutiques, cozy coffee shops and restaurants provide a unique atmosphere in one of the state’s premier downtown districts.
Denison has a rich history that dates back to the Wild West and is well known for its inventive spirit. Home of the first public school in Texas, Denison is also known as Eisenhower’s birthplace, headquarters of the Katy Railroad, and the ice cream soda was invented here.
Doc Holliday was a dentist in Denison, Jesse James hung out here, and Bonnie and Clyde frequented the town to stay with his sister. “Higgins” from Magnum PI and Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, were born and raised here,
Points of interest include the Eisenhower Birthplace, Perrin Field Museum, the Railroad Museum and the Munson vineyards. Denison resident T.V. Munson saved the French wine industry by developing a blight resistant rootsock. Every bottle of Fr4ench wine produced today has it “roots” in Denison, TX/
With a nod to its historic past, Denison has an eye toward the future. Steady growth, friendly people, some of the finest schools in America, along with a a highly-skilled workforce, Denison is consistently ranked among the top places to live in the country.
We encourage you to visit Denison and stay for a lifetime. Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did!”
Denison – Best Recreation Destination, Best of Texas Award 2013
Denison – Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Award
In 2014, The Hampton Inn and Suites Denison received the Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Exceptional Service. This Award lists the top 25 hotels in all of America based on service and customer feedback. The hotel was ranked number 16 nationally and number 1 in Texas based solely on consumer reviews and feedback. This award further solidifies Denison Texas as a premiere travel destination
Denison – One of the least expensive places to live
2015 – The Sherman-Denison area was found to be tied for the fifth lowest cost of living in the United States, with a cost of living nearly 20 percent lower than the national average.
2015 – One of the Best Places to Retire
Kiplinger picked the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Area as one of the 12 cheapest places to retire in the nation.
2011 – D Magazine – Top Ten Lakes to Call Home