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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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11727 County Road 213, Forney, TX - $249,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,524 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To This Lovely Home Nestled On A Fabulous 1 Acre Lot With No Hoa! You Will Love This 3 Bedroom Gem! Kitchen Is Light And Bright With Beautiful Glass Tile Back Splash, Custom Cabinetry, Stainless Steel Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Over-sized ...

Photo of Listing #14231007

619 Fox Glen, Forney, TX - $229,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,611 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Wow! Look At This Spacious Open Floor Plan With Plenty Of Room For A Growing Family*gorgeous Ceramic Tile Floors On The Entire First Floor*large Living Room With A Custom Tile Surround Fireplace And Hearth To Enjoy*study Off The Entry Or Use As A ...

Photo of Listing #14230038

1132 Flamingo Road, Forney, TX - $259,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,049 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Megatel Homes' Heather Ii Home. 16 Seer Trane Hvac, Sprinkler System, Full Sod, Tile Flooring, Granite Quartz Countertops. Forney Isd Including Johnson, Warren, And Forney High School. Ask About Special End Of Year Pricing For This Home. A Must Se...

Photo of Listing #14230082

1140 Flamingo Road, Forney, TX - $279,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,293 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Megatel Homes' Annabelle Ii Home In Grayhawk. 16 Seer Trane Hvac Radiant Barrier, Granite Quartz Countertops, Sprinkler System Full Sod Covered Patio Tile In Wet Areas. Forney Isd Johnson Elementary Warren Middle And Forney High School. No Mud Or ...

Photo of Listing #14230911

108 Bowie Street, Forney, TX - $244,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,513 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Majestic Two Story Home Features Large Corner Lot And Impressive Curb Appeal! Beautifully Manicured Lawn And Landscape Enhance The Home's Elevation! Adjacent To The Main Entry, You'll Find A Private Study With French Doors And Formal Dining Room...

Photo of Listing #14155332

2205 Milan Drive, Forney, TX - $239,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,225 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home! This Beautifully Landscaped Home Is A Desirable 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage With J-shaped Driveway, 2 Dining Areas Plus A Study-den Area. The Kitchen Is Open To The Living Area! The Private Master Suite Is Spacious! Master Bath...

Photo of Listing #14229880

2033 Brackettville, Forney, TX - $297,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,062 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Beautiful, Landscaped Home Is Move In Ready! New Paint, New Fixtures And Great Updates, This Family Friendly Neighborhood Offers Contemporary Living, In A Desired Home Destination And Rockwall Isd. Great Amenities, Inline Skating, Hockey Rin...

Photo of Listing #14229999

1116 Ainsley Lane, Forney, TX - $284,050

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,498 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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New Construction - Devonshire, A Master-planned Community In Forney. Two Story Thomaston - Elevation D. Available For February 2020 Move-in. 4br, 2ba + Study + Pendant Lighting + Fireplace + Kitchen + Patio + Smart Home Features - 2498 Sq.ft. Open...

Photo of Listing #14230036

1114 Ainsley Lane, Forney, TX - $278,590

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,941 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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New Construction - Devonshire, A Master-planned Community In Forney. One Story Eastgate - Elevation Q. Available For February 2020 Move-in. 4br, 3ba + Tray Ceiling + Kitchen Island + Fireplace + Patio + Smart Home Features + Tray Ceiling - 1941 Sq...

Photo of Listing #14230047

310 Onslow Drive, Forney, TX - $250,670

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,941 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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New Construction - Devonshire, A Master-planned Community In Forney. One Story Eastgate - Elevation O. Available For February 2020 Move-in. 3br, 2ba + Study + Pendant Lighting + Tray Ceiling + Kitchen Island + Patio + Smart Home Features - 1941 Sq...

Photo of Listing #14230138

312 Onslow Drive, Forney, TX - $297,820

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 274 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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New Construction - Devonshire, A Master-planned Community In Forney. Two Story Stockdale - Elevation O. Available For February 2020 Move-in. 4br, 2.5ba + Tray Ceiling + Game Room + Pendant Lighting + Patio + Smart Home Features + Kitchen Island - ...

Photo of Listing #14230215

308 Onslow Drive, Forney, TX - $262,390

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,988 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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New Construction - Devonshire, A Master-planned Community In Forney. One Story Killeen - Elevation D. Available For February 2020 Move-in. 3br, 2ba + Study + Tray Ceiling +kitchen Island + Smart Home Features + Recessed Lighting - 1988 Sq.ft. Open...

Photo of Listing #14228822

228 Sequoia Drive, Forney, TX - $319,196

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,090 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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The Caldwell Plan Has 3 Full Baths, 4 Bedrooms And An A Framed Covered Patio. The 3 Car Garage Has A 5ft. Extended Garage Length. Big Lot, Interior Has Lots Of Natural Light. Gourmet Kitchen, It’s A Must See!

Photo of Listing #14228193

4160 Perch Drive, Forney, TX - $260,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,965 SQFT
  • 6 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...


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Listing information last updated on November 21st, 2019 at 6:00pm CST.