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Living In Forney TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Forney and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Forney in 2019 is like. Forney livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Forney homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Forney.


Forney livability factors


2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 33

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 56.1
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 16.1
  2017 median single family house value: $171,600
  2017 residences owner occupied: 84.6%
  2017 median household income: $80,160
  2017 population: 20,336
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 29.6%


Forney has had the twelfth fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years and has the twenty-fourth highest percentage of owner occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs. Some of the ways Forney is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Forney is located in northwest Kaufman County, approximately 21 miles east of downtown Dallas and 53 miles east of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Forney's proximity to downtown Dallas and to both the north Dallas and Las Colinas business centers is likely to make Forney residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Most school age children who reside in Forney are eligible to attend Forney ISD schools. The attendance boundaries of Rockwall ISD also extends into Forney.

Information about student performance at the schools attended by Forney students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.


Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 93.3 percent of the Forney residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $171,600 ... about 72 percent of Forney housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately nine percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about three percent of Forney housing units have been constructed since 2014


New home construction

There currently is very significant new home construction occurring in Forney. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Forney homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Commutes

Approximately 21 miles and 23 minutes drive time without traffic from central Forney to downtown Dallas ... 27 miles and 27 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 33 miles and 33 minutes to Las Colinas business center

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page

Demographics

2017 estimated population 20,336 ... population density 1,422 residents per square mile ... 29.6 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $80,160 ... 84.6 percent of Forney residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Forney and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Forney attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since each of these entities have different tax rates, Forney real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.79 percent to 2.95 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.


Moderately priced homes for sale in Forney

Key to understanding what living in Forney is like is knowing about Forney housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Forney single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Forney single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Forney homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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Photo of Listing #14182934

1010 Bend Court, Forney, TX - $229,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,822 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Former Model Home! Beautiful Drive Up And A Nice Large Corner Lot With Sprinkler System. Custom Landscaping, Over Sized Garage With Room For A Freezer Or Lawn Storage. Great Floor Plan With Open Kitchen With Granite Counters And An Island With A B...

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118 Jason Drive, Forney, TX - $249,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,235 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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You Do Not Want To Miss Out On This Highland Home Tucked Away In Skyline Estates Neighborhood; This 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Has An Open Floor Plan & Will Perfectly Fit The Needs Of Your Family! A Beautiful Study W-french Doors Meets You As You Walk ...

Photo of Listing #14173878

4114 Perch Drive, Forney, TX - $234,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,683 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Now Introducing Our Most Spacious Single Story Home In The Community Of Windmill Farms, The Sabine! This New Home Is Perfect For Any Lifestyle, Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, A Large Living Area And A Study. The Sabine Comes With Thousands Of...

Photo of Listing #14184025

2014 Dripping Springs Drive, Forney, TX - $245,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,459 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Desirable Single Story With 4 Bedroom And 3 Full Baths! This Gehan Built Home Is One Of The Better Layouts For A Family Looking For A Split Concept With Soaring Ceilings. Freshly Painted Throughout, This Beautiful Home Offers An Large Kitchen With...

Photo of Listing #14184118

4207 Calla Drive, Forney, TX - $257,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,153 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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The Cypress Is A Gorgeous, Two-story Home Featuring An Open Floor Plan, 4 Bedrooms And 2.5 Baths. The Cypress Showcases A Master Suite On The Main Floor Complete With An In-suite Bathroom With Double Sinks And A Garden Tub. This New Home Comes Wit...

Photo of Listing #14179603

4168 Perch Drive, Forney, TX - $260,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,965 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Megatel Homes' Clover Ii Proudly Returns To Windmill Farms With A Beautiful Classic Series Home. 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths With A 2 Car Garage. 16 Seer Trane Hvac, Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, Quartz Countertops, Sprinkler System, Full Sod And Landscapi...

Photo of Listing #14181419

4164 Perch Drive, Forney, TX - $244,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,653 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Megatel Homes' Iris Returns To Windmill Farms With A Beautiful Classic Series Plan. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Garage With Trane 16 Seer Hvac, Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, Sprinkler System, Full Sod , Landscaping, Granite Or Quartz Countertops, Tile ...

Photo of Listing #14181613

512 Appaloosa Drive, Forney, TX - $235,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,614 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautifully, Well Maintained 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath 2 Story Turn-key Ready Home In Mustang Creek. Sellers Have Taken Pride In Keeping This Home Well Maintained And Adding Updates; Ready For Buyers To Simply Pack And Move In! Dinning, Kitchen, & Living...

Photo of Listing #14183299

1926 Knoxbridge Road, Forney, TX - $309,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,764 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Exquisite Stone, Rustic Elements In This Home On Larger Lot In Popular Devonshire Neighborhood! Interior Boasts Hand-scraped Hardwood Floors, Light Neutral Color Palette, Vaulted Ceilings W-beams, Fabulous Open Great Room Living-dining-kitchen W-e...

Photo of Listing #14183599

2415 Anton Drive, Forney, TX - $227,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,891 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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The Wonderful Houston Floor Plan! Open Layout, Large Master Suite- Bedroom, Bathroom And Closet-, Large Secondary Bedrooms, Covered Patio Extra Storage In Garage Or Room For Built-ins And Great Flow Overall For Traffic And Entertainment. Please Se...

Photo of Listing #14183670

5001 Flanagan Drive, Forney, TX - $304,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,913 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful 2 Story Home With Formal Dining Room And Entry Open To Below With Wrought Iron Railing. Open Kitchen To Casual Dining And Family Room. Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 2796

Photo of Listing #14183680

2498 San Marcos Drive, Forney, TX - $257,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,014 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Awesome 1 Story Open Floor Plan On Corner Lot With 4 Beds, 2 Baths, Oversized Utility Room, Mud Room, Butler's Pantry And Mail Center. This Home Has It All!!! Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 1956

Photo of Listing #14183707

6103 Gritten Drive, Forney, TX - $247,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,770 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful Open 1 Story, With Covered Back Patio, 3 Beds And 2 Baths. Awesome Master Suite With Separated Tub And Shower, 2 Sinks And Large Master Closet! Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 1779

Photo of Listing #14183714

5637 Durst Lane, Forney, TX - $279,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,185 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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2 Story Home With Open Concept, Large Covered Patio, 2 Beds & 2 Baths Down With 2 Beds & 1 Bath Up. Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 2208

Photo of Listing #14179323

2026 Fairview Drive, Forney, TX - $225,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,356 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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This Forney Two-story Home Offers A Fireplace, A Den, An Office, And A Two-car Garage.


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Listing information last updated on September 18th, 2019 at 12:15am CDT.