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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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1011 Morris Ranch Court, Forney, TX - $236,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,156 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Your New Home Is Ready- No Waiting To Build! Dr Horton Cul-de-sac Home Boasts Lots Of Natural Sunlight! Admire The Luscious Landscape And Stone Awning As You Enter This Spacious Gem. Modern Open Concept Floor Plan- Ample Bedrooms With Split 4th...

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2105 Rose May Drive, Forney, TX - $225,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,154 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To Your New Home! This Spacious Floorpan Features 3 Bedrooms With A Separate Kids Play Area Or Living Space, Open Concept Kitchen With An Island, 2 Dining Areas, And A Sunroom To Relax In! Windmill Farms Has Great Amenities Including Joggi...

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2042 Avondown Road, Forney, TX - $285,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,399 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Highly Motivated Sellers Wanting A Quick Close! Open House Sunday July 21 4-6pm. Cash Buyers Highly Encouraged. Conventional Financing Okay As Well. 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2 Living Areas, Wb Fireplace, 2 Car Garage. Backyard Fenced With Privacy. Gra...

Photo of Listing #14142849

5026 Flanagan Drive, Forney, TX - $281,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,433 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great 2 Story Plan With Very Open Family Room To Kitchen With Large Island!... Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 2956

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5812 Melville Lane, Forney, TX - $244,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,760 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Lovely 1 Story Home On Corner Lot, With Study, Extended Covered Patio, Kitchen With Center Island Looking Over Casual Dining And Family Room. White Cabinets Throughout Home. Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 4610

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5820 Melville Lane, Forney, TX - $279,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,484 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful 2 Story Home With Front Porch On Oversized Lot With Formal Dining, Open Floor Plan With High Ceilings In Entry And Family And Wrought Iron Railings. Large Master Suite & Bath With Separate Tub And Shower And Double Sinks. Please See Sho...

Photo of Listing #14142887

5805 Melville Lane, Forney, TX - $263,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,045 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spacious 1 Story Home, With 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths And Bedroom-study, Formal Dining Open Floor Plan And Covered Patio Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 2045

Photo of Listing #14142929

5028 Flanagan Drive, Forney, TX - $244,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,760 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Perfect 1 Story Home With 3 Bed, 2 Baths, Large Kitchen With Island Open To Family Room And Casual Dining. Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 4610

Photo of Listing #14142941

5564 Yarborough Drive, Forney, TX - $232,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,882 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great 1.5 Story Plan With Open Family Room To Kitchen! Gameroom And Half Bath Up. Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 1883

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5524 Yarborough Drive, Forney, TX - $255,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,233 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing 2 Story Home With Beautiful Arch Over Front Door Entry, Large Open Family Room, Casual Dining And Kitchen. Great Covered Patio For Outdoor Entertaining. 3 Beds W. Walk-in Closets And Bath -dual Sinks- Up. Please See Showing Instructions.....

Photo of Listing #14143082

2808 Lenham Lane, Forney, TX - $275,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,445 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great 2 Story Plan With Very Open Family Room To Kitchen With Large Island!!... Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 2445

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2812 Lenham Lane, Forney, TX - $248,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,206 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great 2 Story Plan With Jack-n-jill Bathroom, Lots Of Storage, Open Concept Home! Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 3217

Photo of Listing #14142348

112 Acadia Lane, Forney, TX - $255,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,737 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Over Quarter Of An Acre Lot! Do You Want Space For A Pool Or Lots Of Yard For Play? This Is Your House! Only 2 Years Old And Barely Lived In This Lennar Home Offers Everything Today's Buyer Wants. For This Price Range It Is Difficult To Find A ...

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106 Jason Drive, Forney, TX - $234,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,022 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Nice 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Or The 4th Bedroom Could Be An Office. Open Kitchen Concept Lots Of Cabinets And Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances. Nice Light Fixtures. Large Open Patio, Storage Building With Electric And Ac. Quick Access To Hwy 80.

Photo of Listing #14141423

13051 Glenwood Trail, Forney, TX - $245,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,594 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming Ranch Style Home, Sitting On 1.26 Acres Just Outside Of City Limits In The Desirable Forney School District. If You Are Looking For A Slice Of The Country Living But Want To Be Close To Restaurants And Entertainment That Forney Has To Off...


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Listing information last updated on July 18th, 2019 at 2:30pm CDT.