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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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2944 Montrose Trail, Forney, TX - $276,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,560 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful New Bloomfield Home Available Summer 2019! This 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath Home Features An Open Floor Plan; Gourmet Kitchen With Ss Appliances, Custom Cabinets And Granite Counters; Master Suite With Walk-in Closet; Game Room; Spacious Study; Mud ...

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2205 Milan Drive, Forney, TX - $239,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,225 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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What A Beauty And This One Defintely Shows True Pride Of Ownership. Home Is Decorated Like A Model Home. The Front Living Room Is Used As A Formal But Can Be Used As A Study Or 4th Bedroom. There Are 3 Bedrooms, With 2 Being Separated From The Mas...

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318 Acadia Lane, Forney, TX - $262,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,110 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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No Need To Wait For New And Spend More When You Can Get All That You Want Right Here! Awesome Floor Plan With Huge 3 Car Garage!! Fence Has Been Moved Back To Give You More Backyard Space, And Family Sized Yard. Open Layout, Nice Open Kitchen, ...

Photo of Listing #14044018

2220 Heaton Street, Forney, TX - $235,880

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,941 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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New Construction - Devonshire, A Master-planned Community In Forney. One Story Compton Plan With Brick And Stone Exterior - Elevation R. Available Now For Immediate Move-in. 4br, 3ba + Tile Flooring + Smart Home + Patio + Kitchen Island + Smart Ho...

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1143 Grimes Drive, Forney, TX - $235,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,157 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Single Story Home In Travis Ranch, Built In 2013 By Horizon Homes. Kitchen Boasts Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Appliances And Is Open To Family Room With Breakfast Bar. Family Room Is Anchored By A Stone Fireplace And Hearth. Handsom...

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5508 Yarborough Drive, Forney, TX - $293,749

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,647 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Mls# 14043086 - Built By Highland Homes - May Completion! ~ From Formal To Farmhouse The Possibilities Are Endless. This 2-story Home Has Natural Light Flowing In Through The Tall Windows Throughout The Entire Residence. Take A Rest On The Cozy Wi...

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1022 Weeson Road, Forney, TX - $229,400

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,014 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Move In Ready! Beautiful 3 2 2 At 2,014 Sq Ft Will Be A Great Starter Home With A Park Directly Across The Street. Walking Distance To Lewis Elementary School. Open Concept From The Kitchen To Living Room. The Fourth Flex Room Could Be Used As A 4...

Photo of Listing #14036768

312 Bayberry Trail, Forney, TX - $228,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,944 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home In The Heart Of Forney's Highly Sought After Neighborhood Trails Of Chestnut Meadows. This Home Maximizes Its Square Footage With Large Living Area, Huge Master Bedroom And Large Secondary Bedrooms! New Carpet And T...

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136 Acadia Lane, Forney, TX - $299,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,584 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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This Forney 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home On A Corner Lot With Grand Entry Warmly Welcomes You As Soon As You Step Inside. The Large Eat-in Kitchen Features Ss Appliances, Island, Double Oven, Tiled Backsplash. Open Floor Plan Highlights The Beautiful ...

Photo of Listing #14040476

1226 Mount Olive Drive, Forney, TX - $260,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,996 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Megatel Homes Heather Plan, Former Model Home With 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths And A Gameroom.

2011 Fort Stockton Drive, Forney, TX - $255,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,060 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In A Great Neighborhood. Spacious Living Area With A Wood Burning Fireplace Open To The Dining Area And Updated Island Kitchen With Granite Counters And Recently Installed Stainless Appliances And Backsplash. Office Space With Frenc...

212 Starlight Drive, Forney, TX - $239,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,172 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Flawless Construction In Its Third Year Of A 10 Year Builder's Warranty And Beautiful Stonework Both Inside And Out Are Reassurance That This Incredibly Efficient Home, Within Walking Distance Of Criswell Elementary, Will Treat You Well. There Are...

276 Van Buren Drive, Forney, TX - $249,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,871 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Henderson,warren & South Forney Isd, Small Neighborhood & Easy Access To Everything Is Where You New Home Is Located. As Soon As You Open The Door On This Beauty, You Will Fall In Love. Open Floor Plan With Plenty Of Space To Entertain.awesome K...

10409 Country View Lane, Forney, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,458 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Looking For A Home On An Acre With A Workshop 600 Sq Ft Is A Living Quarters Or For A Game Room. Also Has Kitchenette And Bath.the Home Has 1858 Sq Ft. Large Fenced Yard For The Children To Play In Or For Your Animals. Split Floor Plan. Study Or...

910 Dancing Waters Avenue, Forney, TX - $290,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,499 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Move-in Ready! Gorgeous Views Of Fox Hollow's Park And Pond! Beautiful Stone Accent 4-bedrm Home With Bricked Floor Porch, Wood Shutters, Decorative Lighting, And 2.5 Car Garage! Foyer Has Arched Openings Leading Into The Home. Wood Floors In The ...


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Listing information last updated on March 19th, 2019 at 12:15pm CDT.