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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 #14382746

1539 Wheatley Way, Forney, TX - $309,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,598 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Escape To The Devonshire Home Development In This Fabulous Almost 2 Year New Home! Open The Front Door And See The Gorgeous Entryway With 12 Foot Ceilings, Ceramic Tile Floors, And Neutral Grey Painted Walls. The Separate Study Boasts French Doo...

Photo of Listing #14363884

1321 Highspire, Forney, TX - $244,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,165 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Can Have It All! Greenbelt In Back, A Short Walk To Another Community Green Area Right Out The Front Door. Close To Shopping, Dining, And Easy Access Into Dallas! This Spacious Home Boasts 4 Bedrooms, 2 Dining Areas, And An Office. Updates? Oh...

Photo of Listing #14381296

111 Foggy Branch Trail, Forney, TX - $289,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,692 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Pristine One-owner 2 Story Located In Fox Hollow! You Are Sure To Make Lasting Memories In The Entertainment, Over-sized Backyard. There Is A Place For Everyone With 2 Living Areas & 2 Dining Areas! The Downstairs Features The Study, Formal Dining...

Photo of Listing #14382293

5080 Royal Springs Drive, Forney, TX - $250,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,674 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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New Carpets Throughout The Entire House. A Creek View House With Open Kitchen, A Lot Of Living Space, Walking To Schools. 5.5 Miles Biking & Jogging Paths, Parks, 11 Ponds, 2 Large Swimming Pools & Playgrounds

Photo of Listing #14381019

2402 Tiago Drive, Forney, TX - $236,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,837 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Serenade Floor Plan From Lennar, The 2018 Builder Of The Year!. Home Features Rigid Core Vinyl Tile Floors, Stainless Steel Ge Appliances, Quartz Or Granite Counter Tops And A Covered Patio.. Kitchen Is Open To Family Room And Is Ideal For Ga...

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2217 Whitmore Drive, Forney, TX - $231,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,565 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Lennar - This Serenade Floor Plan Is A Beautiful 3 Bed 2 Bath 1 Story On A Large Homesite With A Front Porch In Forney. This Home Has Beautiful Quartz Counter Tops In The Kitchen That Match Perfectly With Grey Colored Cabinets. Luxury Vinyl Tile I...

Photo of Listing #14377332

106 Rambling Way, Forney, TX - $245,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,300 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Two Story Four Bedroom Home In A Wonderful Neighborhood. The Spacious Living Area Has A Wood Burning Fireplace And Opens To The Island Kitchen And Breakfast Area Along With A Formal Dining Room. Large Master Suite Featuring Master Bath W...

Photo of Listing #14381428

3107 Clear Springs Drive, Forney, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,939 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Move-in Ready Home! Home Features 4 Bedrooms, 2.1 Bathrooms, 2 Living Areas, Office, And Formal Dining Room. When Entering You'll Notice The Ceramic Tile Wood Floors Throughout Downstairs Living Area With Formal Dining Room & Private Off...

Photo of Listing #14381157

1105 Concan Drive, Forney, TX - $250,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,859 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Spacious Floorplan Conveniently Located In Travis Ranch! The Property Features A Lower Level Master Suite, With An Open Concept Kitchen And Living With An Eat-in Kitchen. Upstairs Offers An Oversized Game Room, 3 Secondary Bedrooms, A Full Bath, A...

Photo of Listing #14378823

510 Tumbleweed Drive, Forney, TX - $225,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,770 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Well Maintained Property Is A Must See! The Mature Trees And The Flowerbeds Will Welcome You Home. Once Inside, You Will Notice The Open Concept Living Area And All The Natural Light. Laminate Wood Flooring - No Carpet - Throughout The House,...

Photo of Listing #14380794

2100 Callahan Drive, Forney, TX - $294,837

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,513 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Mls# 14380794 - Built By Castlerock Communities - October Completion! ~ 2 Story, 2 Car Garage, 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, Study, Open Concept, 2-story Family Room With 2nd Floor Game Room. Slate Appliances, Trendy Grey Cabinets, Quartz Mq Astoria White...

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2144 Clarion Drive, Forney, TX - $277,499

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,259 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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New Lennar - This Sonata Floor Plan From Lennar, The 2018 Builder Of The Year!. Home Features Rigid Core Vinyl Tile Floors, Stainless Steel Ge Appliances, Quartz Or Granite Counter Tops And A Covered Patio.. Kitchen Is Open To Family Room And Is I...

Photo of Listing #14380869

2130 Clarion Drive, Forney, TX - $279,499

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,348 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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This Harmony Floor Plan From Lennar, The 2018 Builder Of The Year!. Home Features Rigid Core Vinyl Tile Floors, Stainless Steel Ge Appliances, Quartz Or Granite Counter Tops And A Covered Patio.. Kitchen Is Open To Family Room And Is Ideal For Gat...

Photo of Listing #14377461

529 Madrone Trail, Forney, TX - $298,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,765 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bed 3 Bath Home Tucked Away In The Sought Out Trails Of Chestnut Community. Inside You Will Be Greeted By The Formal Dining. Large Kitchen Features Granite Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets, Walk In Pantry And Open To The Spacious Living...

Photo of Listing #14375584

105 Antler Trail, Forney, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,248 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Custom Built By Cheldan Homes, 3bed 2ba Served As The Model Home & Offers Multiple Upgrades. 3 Large Bedrooms, 1 Study (could Serve As A 4th Bedroom), A Vast Eat-in Breakfast Room And Open Concept Kitchen With Granite Island And Bar Top. The Large...


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Listing information last updated on July 8th, 2020 at 5:15pm CDT.