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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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1000 Chatham Lane, Forney, TX - $279,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,928 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Lovely Single Story, Contemporary Home In Windmill Farms With Great Views! Huge Windows Across The Back Of This Home Allows Natural Light To Pour In & Provide Views Of The Backyard. Beautiful Flooring Throughout. The Kitchen Is The Central Locatio...

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3102 Flowering Springs Drive, Forney, TX - $305,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,986 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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One Story House Excellent Curb View, Great Open Floorplan With 4 Bedrooms And 2 Baths. New Remodel Kitchen With Granite Countertop. New Laminate Floors Is Installed. Smell Fresh Paint. Master Suite With Separate Vanities, Garden Tub And Shower. ...

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1106 Halifax Lane, Forney, TX - $261,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,928 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Check Out This Adorable Home In The Heart Of Forney! With Access To The Amenities Of Windmill Farms, 5 Great Schools Located Inside The Community, This Area And Home Features It All! This Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Homes, Has A Large 4th Bedro...

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2002 Sumac Drive, Forney, TX - $303,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,105 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Forney One-story Cul-de-sac Home Offers A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions.

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1004 Edgefield Lane, Forney, TX - $314,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,416 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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**multiple Offers Received - Highest And Best By 10am Monday April 19th** This House Will Not Last!! Come And See This Beauty Asap. Wonderful Open Floor Plan And Plenty Of Space To Entertain Best Describe This Home. A Game Room And Half Bath Upsta...

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1626 Luckenbach Drive, Forney, TX - $270,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,246 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautifully Maintained And Original Owner, This Single Story Home Will Wow You! Welcomed By A Texas Sixed Front Porch, This Home Offers A Great Floorplan Featuring Large Master Suite & 2 Split Secondary Bedrooms With A Flex Room With Many Options ...

Photo of Listing #14557464

303 Onslow Drive, Forney, TX - $298,740

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,743 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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New Construction - Devonshire, A Master-planned Community In Forney. One Story Morgan - Elevation R. Available For June 2021 Move-in. 3br, 2ba + Lvp Flooring + Recessed Lighting + Smart Home + Kitchen Island + Whirlpool Appliances - 1743 Sq.ft. Op...

Photo of Listing #14557279

1018 Weeson Road, Forney, TX - $265,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,815 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Welcome Home To Travis Ranch! This Well Maintained Home Is Full Of Recent Upgrades That Makes The Worries Of Maintenance A Thing Of The Past. The Kitchen Has Updated Appliances With The Dishwasher Being New In 2020. Featuring 3 Bedrooms And 2 B...

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2073 Avondown Road, Forney, TX - $305,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,052 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In Devonshire With Three Bedrooms Plus An Office. The Spacious Living Area Opens To The Dining Area And Island Kitchen With Breakfast Bar And Stainless Appliances. Large Master Suite Featuring A Sitting Area And A Master Bath With A...

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1002 Valera Road, Forney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,049 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Gorgeous Updated 5 Bedroom Home Nestled On An Excellent Cul-du-sac, Across From Park & Elementary School! As You Enter This Beauty, You Will See The Study & Dining Room On The Right, Followed By Traditional Brick Wood Burning Fireplace, Ornamented...

Photo of Listing #14551499

1024 Castroville Drive, Forney, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,742 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Check Out This Fabulous Home That Is Less Than 1 Year Old And Barely Lived In! Gorgeous 2-story With 4 Br, 2.5 Bath Plus Gameroom. Room Near Entry Could Be Dining Room, Study Or 3rd Living Area. Bright Kitchen Features Stainless Whirlpool Applian...

Photo of Listing #14555724

412 River Birch Trail, Forney, TX - $324,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,394 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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This Open Concept Home Has High Ceilings & Windows Galore; Upgrades Include Coffered Beam Ceiling, Granite Countertops, Knotty Alder Wood Cabinets, Undermount Lighting, Ss Appliances, Over-sized Tile Throughout All Common Areas, Custom Surround S...

Photo of Listing #14553673

1005 Comfort Drive, Forney, TX - $269,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,998 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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This 3 Bedroom,2 Bathroom Home With A Study Won’t Last Long!cozy And Family Oriented.use The Study As A Playroom For Children,office,or As An Optional 4th Bedroom.the Open Kitchen And Large Living Room Provide Great Space For Entertaining.the Back...

Photo of Listing #14542875

3000 Rocking Hills Trail, Forney, TX - $235,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,608 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful And Well Maintained Home Built In 2016. This Corner Lot Home Has All Kinds Of Curb Appeal From The Landscaping To The Brick Color. Backing Up To A Greenbelt Area Allows For The Right Amount Of Privacy As You Enjoy Morning Coffee Watching...

Photo of Listing #14554896

2017 Zavala, Forney, TX - $280,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,954 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Travis Ranch 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Including A Study With Open Floor Plan For Entertaining Ready For You. This Home Sits On A Corner Lot, Covered Back Patio And A Firepit To Relax By.


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Listing information last updated on April 18th, 2021 at 1:01pm CDT.