About the Town
History of the Town
Providence Village was developed as a master-planned community in 2000 in the form of a special taxing entity known as Denton County Fresh Water Supply District Number 9 (DCFWSD Number 9) to pay for the development's infrastructure. Homes in Providence Village feature Cape Cod and Craftsman-style architecture.
In late 2009 a group of over 100 volunteers was formed to inform citizens, neighboring cities, and county officials of the effort to incorporate. Denton County Commissioner Hugh Coleman played a pivotal role in facilitating the process. The desire to incorporate the community was due to several factors, including inadequate safety provisions, preservation of property values, retention of sales tax revenue and securing infrastructure assets.
On February 26, 2010, the county elections administrator certified that enough petition signatures had been gathered for a proposition to incorporate Providence Village to be put to a vote. The Denton County Commissioners Court approved the item on March 2, 2010, which called for an incorporation election to be held on May 8, 2010. The ballot proposition asked voters whether they were in favor of or opposed to the incorporation of the Town of Providence Village as a Type A municipality. Of the 421 votes cast in the election, 296 (70.31%) voted for incorporation. Nearly twenty % of the 2,210 eligible voters participated in the poll, which is considered a high turnout for a local election.
The incorporation election results were canvassed by the Denton County Commissioners Court on May 11, 2010. The Commissioners Court also called for an election to be held on June 19, 2010, to select a mayor and five aldermen at-large. Six candidates filed for the position of mayor and eleven candidates filed for the five alderman positions.
Home Rule Charter
On May 9, 2015, The Town of Providence Village participated in the general election with the major issue on the ballot being the adoption of a Home Rule Charter and moving from the Type A, general-law municipality. This proposition passed in a landslide victory of 92% FOR to 8% AGAINST.
Public education in Providence Village is provided by two Independent School Districts (ISDs), Aubrey and Denton.
The Aubrey Independent School District serves the portion of Providence Village north of Fishtrap Road. For the 2017 to 2018 school year, students are zoned to Monaco Elementary School (grades Pre-Kindergarten to 4), Aubrey Middle School (grades 5 to 8), and Aubrey High School (grades 9 to12). Areas south of Fishtrap Road are served by the Denton Independent School District. For the 2017 to 2018 school year, students are zoned to Providence Elementary School (grades Kindergarten to 5), Rodriguez Middle School (grades 6 to 8), and Braswell High School.
Both Monaco Elementary and Providence Elementary are located within the Providence Village community.