Lantana is an upscale master-planned community located south of the City of Denton. The population of Lantana at the 2010 census was 6,874. The city had 3,274 occupied homes as of December 31, 2015, with an estimated population of 10,641. Approximately one quarter of the populace have an annual household income of greater than $150,000, with 34% having incomes from $75,000-$150,000. Almost half of the Lantana population has a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. In 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012, Lantana won the People’s Choice Award for Community of the Year at the Dallas Homebuilders Association McSAM Awards. Lantana hosts regular community events, such as outdoor music presentations in the parks, chili cook offs, festivals, picnics, and other similar functions for its residents.
Lantana encompasses 1,780 acres. Development of the community started in 1999. On March 16, 2000, the Developer broke ground on the community. The first residents moved in on July 31, 2001. The homes in Lantana are built around an 18-hole golf course, designed by award-winning golf architect Jay Morrish. In October 2003, Lantana Golf Club became a semi-private facility. In October 2004, a 7,500 square-foot club house expansion was completed providing new facilities such as men’s and women’s locker rooms, men’s card room and lounge, playroom, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The club went private in early 2009.
The Lantana Community Association, Lantana’s HOA, is managed by Insight Association Management. HOA dues cover Grande Communication basic cable television (19 channels), CoSecurity 24-hour security monitoring and system installation, front yard maintenance, and amenities – including five community pools, a water spray park, two fitness centers, playgrounds, tennis courts, hike and bike trails and parks. Lantana’s HOA monthly Board meetings are open to the public. Residents who have individual concerns about their home or the community in general may present those items at the monthly meetings.
The Denton ISD provides all public schools for Lantana. Four of Denton ISD’s schools are located within the community: Tom Harpool Middle School and Annie Blanton Elementary School, which opened in August 2008, Eugenia Porter Rayzor Elementary, which was the first school to be built and opened in August 2002, and Dorothy Adkins Elementary School, which opened in August 2014. Blanton and EP Rayzor elementary schools are rated “Exemplary” and the middle school is rated “Recognized.” Lantana is served by John H. Guyer High School, located 3 miles north of Lantana.
North Star Academy is an on-site daycare and education center located in the heart of Lantana. North Star provides excellent day care and early-childhood education for infants through kindergarteners as well as after-school daycare programs for school-aged children. They offer extended hours to accommodate the busy schedules of Lantana parents as well as Parent’s Night Out twice monthly and summer camps.
Additional Helpful Links:
Lantana – http://www.lantanatx.com/
Denton ISD – https://www.dentonisd.org/
Demographics – http://www.city-data.com/city/Lantana-Texas.html