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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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1539 Wheatley Way, Forney, TX - $312,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,396 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home! Enjoy The Peaceful Lifestyle With City Amenities Only Minutes Away. From The First Time You Pull Up To The Curb You Will Find Elegant Touches - Entry With 12-foot Ceiling, Ceramic Tile Floor Flows Throughout & Bathed In Natural Light...

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2237 Heaton Street, Forney, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,438 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Home Is Built In The Beautiful And Highly Sought After Devonshire Subdivision. Step Into A Wide Open Floor Plan With Huge Bonus Room Upstairs That Can Be Used For Many Different Purposes. This Home Is Perfect For Entertaining Guest And Also H...

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2003 Northridge Drive, Forney, TX - $229,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,236 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Perfect One Story Four Bedroom In Forney - Large Open Concept Living, Dining, Kitchen Spaces. Granite Countertops, Wood Flooring In Formal Living,dining, Hallways, Family Room With Upgraded Baseboards. Stacked Stone Fireplace Surround, Travertine ...

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2135 Erika Lane, Forney, TX - $262,084

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,152 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14319471 - Built By Taylor Morrison - Ready Now! ~ The Lexington Offers The Ultimate In Style And Flexibility. The Open-concept Kitchen Boasts A Large Island That Overlooks A Spacious Family Room And Has Views To The Backyard. Sliding Glass D...

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2304 Templin Avenue, Forney, TX - $264,887

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,152 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14319494 - Built By Taylor Morrison - June Completion! ~ The Lexington Offers The Ultimate In Style And Flexibility. The Open-concept Kitchen Boasts A Large Island That Overlooks A Spacious Family Room And Has Views To The Backyard. Sliding G...

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1104 Seguin Road, Forney, TX - $305,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,604 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Don't Pass Up A Chance To Own A Gorgeous Home In The Forney Subdivision. This Home Has 4 Bedrooms And 2 Full Bathrooms And 2 Half Baths. Jack And Jill Bedrooms On The Second Floor. Beautiful Upgrades In Kitchen Including Granite Counter Tops, S...

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1030 White Porch Avenue, Forney, TX - $265,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,008 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Bring Your Pickiest Clients To This Move-in Ready Home With Great Curb Appeal And Charm! Large Foyer Expands To Formal Dining And Office (with Closet) The Eat-in Kitchen Is Open To The Main Living Area With Granite Countertops, Backsplash, Gas Ran...

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2280 Templin Avenue, Forney, TX - $289,082

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,293 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Megatel Homes' Annabelle Ii, High Ceilings, 2 Story, 4 Bedroom, 3 Baths, Beautiful Foyer, Luxurious Whirlpool Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Built-in Cabinets, 4 Burner Gas Range, Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Moen Fixtures, Breakfast Area, Family R...

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3105 Shorthorn Way, Forney, TX - $233,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,836 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Front Entry, Single Story, & Great Open Floor Plan. New Construction. Please See Showing Instructions... Plan X40i

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220 Sequoia Drive, Forney, TX - $308,271

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,913 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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A Beautiful One-story Home That Features Three Bedrooms, A Study, Two Baths, A Covered Patio, And A Two-car Garage. Gather With Friends And Family In The Living Room Where You Will Enjoy The Fireplace During The Cooler Months. The Kitchen Features...

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413 River Birch Trail, Forney, TX - $294,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,053 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful And Bright Entry Welcomes You Home On A Large Corner Lot Within Walking Distance Of Claybon Elem. As You Enter The Home, It Leads Into The Open Family Room Overlooking The Large Backyard. The Office Or 4th Bedroom Is Perfectly Located Fo...

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10132 Cimarron Trail, Forney, TX - $239,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,083 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Custom 4 Bedroom 2 Bath On 1acre. Lots Of Cabinets Open Kitchen Concept. Stone Fireplace, Wood Floors. Master Has A Garden Tub, Separate Sinks, And Walk In Closet. Large Patio. Metal Outbuildings Permitted. Home Is Priced Below Market Value To Off...

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1012 Somerset Circle, Forney, TX - $269,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,178 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Stunning Move-in Ready 4 Bed 2 Bath Loaded With Charm! This Exceptional Single Story Home Has A Spacious Floor Plan Ideal For Entertaining Thanks To The Open Kitchen & Living Layout Overlooking The Covered Outdoor Patio. Bonus Living Space Can Be ...

Photo of Listing #14317173

628 Spruce Trail, Forney, TX - $297,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,240 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Megatel Homes' Coleman Ii Home In Trails Of Chestnut Meadows. Forney Isd. Claybon Elementary On Site In Community. 16 Seer Trane Hvac. Granite, Energy Star And Hers Approved Energy Efficiency. Sprinkler System, Full Sod And Landscaping, Tankless W...

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588 Spruce Trail, Forney, TX - $289,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,207 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Awesome Megatel Homes Classic Series Akron Ii Home Located On A Oversized Lot In The Close-out Community Of Chestnut Meadows. Forney Isd With Claybon Elementary On Site In The Community. Hardwood Flooring Through Out Except The Bedrooms. 16 S...


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Listing information last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 6:15pm CDT.