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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
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||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.
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 (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."
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
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.
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.
5313 Canfield Lane, Forney, TX - $240,000
1007 Edgefield Lane, Forney, TX - $309,000
410 Elmcrest Court, Forney, TX - $264,000
860 Lauren Grove Lane, Forney, TX - $324,999
861 Lauren Grove Lane, Forney, TX - $268,999
1027 Johnson City Avenue, Forney, TX - $285,000
4551 Mares Tail Drive, Forney, TX - $238,900
2148 Winsbury Way, Forney, TX - $275,900
1121 Almond, Forney, TX - $299,376
1022 Ranger Road, Forney, TX - $290,000
2113 Long Forest Road, Forney, TX - $228,000
1006 Kimbro Drive, Forney, TX - $246,000
649 Marlee Drive, Forney, TX - $250,000
10035 Country View Lane, Forney, TX - $314,900
2610 Pinckney Court, Forney, TX - $269,990
More about living in Forney
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Listing information last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 3:45pm CST.