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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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Photo of Listing #14631957

2243 Hartley Drive, Forney, TX - $300,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,960 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Study Home Is Loaded With Upgrades. The Kitchen Boasts Ss Appliances, Granite Countertops, Lots Of Cabinets With Soft Close Drawers, And A Gas Oven.  Luxury Flooring throughout, Elegant Light Fixtures And Large...

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514 Rosewood Lane, Forney, TX - $264,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,504 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fantastic Home On A Huge Corner Lot! This Great 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Plus An Office Is Move-in Ready. The Living Room Features A Cozy Brick Wood-burning Fireplace & Is Open To The Dining Room. Nice Sized Master Suite Has Dual Sinks With A Vanit...

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2204 Doole Court, Forney, TX - $269,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,670 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Home Directly Across The Street From The Park! Excellent Floor Plan With 4 Split Bedrooms, Large Open Living, Kitchen And Dining Area Making This An Ideal Setting For Entertaining And Bbq's In The Backyard. Just A Few Steps Aw...

Photo of Listing #14631299

2535 Leona Street, Forney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,326 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Premium Corner Lot W Sunset & Pond Views Offering An Easy Walk To The Community Pool And Convenient Access To I-20. This Beautifully Appointed 2 Story Home Offers Ceramic Tile Throughout All Common Areas And Carpet In All Bedrooms. The 4 Bedrooms...

Photo of Listing #14629978

1333 Greenbelt Drive, Forney, TX - $324,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,911 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Light & Bright 3 Bed, 2 Bath Open Floor Plan Including A Flex Children's Retreat Located In Gateway Parks. Come See The Granite Countertops, Large Island Vent Hood Kitchen With Subway Tile Backsplash. Home Also Boasts A Large Fenced Backyard And I...

Photo of Listing #14632040

1014 Morris Ranch Court, Forney, TX - $319,700

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,770 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Former Model Home On A Quiet Cul De Sac, With Office And Game Room! Home Boasts An Open Layout, Perfect For Entertaining With 2 Dining Areas And Spacious Living Downstairs. Upstairs Is Perfect For Family Game Nights-movi...

Photo of Listing #14631226

120 Starlight Drive, Forney, TX - $300,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,860 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To Mustang Creek In Forney, Tx. This Home Features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths An Open Concept Kitchen That Flows Into The Breakfast Area, Living Room, Office Area So All Are Included In Conversation. The Laminate Hardwood Floors Flow From The F...

Photo of Listing #14631548

1025 Callahan Drive, Forney, TX - $287,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,741 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Don't Miss Your Chance To Own This Adorable Home In Forney Isd! Situated On A Corner Lot, This Home Offers Tons Of Curb Appeal. Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Living Areas And A Light, Bright Open Floor Plan. The Kitchen Offers Ss Appliances, An...

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106 Cassandra Drive, Forney, TX - $305,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,167 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Is A Great Floorplan With Easy & Fast Access To Highway 80! Open The Front Door & Clear View To The Back Of The Home. Great Flow To The Kitchen & Den. Open Island Kitchen With Breakfast Bar, Lots Of Cabinets, Counter Space. Living Dining ...

Photo of Listing #14631845

1107 Ringgold Road, Forney, TX - $285,490

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,566 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Lovely *brand New* 4,2,2 Single Story With Covered Patio. Beautiful Kitchen With Island And Granite Counters Overlooking The Family Room And Laminate Wood Look Flooring Throughout Main Areas Of The Home. Come See This Home, It Won't Last Long! P...

Photo of Listing #14630667

2126 Hartley Drive, Forney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,902 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Highest And Best By Sunday July 25 At 5pm, Agents Will Be Notified By Monday Mid-morning. Welcome Home To This Wonderful Home Located In Rockwall Isd! The Generous Living Room With Coffered Ceiling And Corner Fireplace Opens Up To Kitchen With Gr...

Photo of Listing #14631408

1104 Buckingham Drive, Forney, TX - $225,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,104 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Lots Of Potential For This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Living Areas. Needs Some Tlc. Great Floorplan Backing Up To Day Care. Kitchen Opens To Family Room With Gas Fireplace , Tall Ceilings With Lots Of Windows . Easy Access To Hwy 80 And Lots Of Shopping...

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213 Independence Trail, Forney, TX - $260,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,487 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Come See This Cute Home On A Quiet Street Near The Cul-de-sac . This Home Offers An Open Floor Plan Perfect For Entertaining. Well Maintained And Is Move In Ready. Wired For Theater System. Beautiful Outdoor Lighting Illuminates The Elevation Maki...

Photo of Listing #14630431

5836 Melville Lane, Forney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,842 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Professionally Designed And Recently Built Single-story 3 Bed 2 Bath Home With A Spacious Family Room And Corner Fireplace Opens To The Kitchen, Creating A Fantastic Great Room Concept! Stainless Energy Star Whirlpool Appliances With Granite Count...

Photo of Listing #14627999

417 Acadia Lane, Forney, TX - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,101 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Multiple Offers Received Deadline For Offers Is Thursday July 22 At 5pm This Beautiful One-story Home Features Spacious Rooms And An Abundance Of Natural Lighting With Plenty Of Room To Grow! The Trendy Kitchen Includes A Center Cooking Island Wi...


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Listing information last updated on July 24th, 2021 at 12:46pm CDT.