Forney, Texas is only a stone’s throw from neighboring Dallas; and is a community that is family-focused with a city government that is visionary and impassioned regarding the potential for continued growth. As of 2015, Forney has a population of just below 15,000 with a median age of 31. Though small in size, Forney is big on progressive ideas; and it remains the 15th fastest-growing community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area!
Residents of Forney are a mere 20 minutes from the Dallas Metro area and can savor every type of dining, entertainment and shopping venue imaginable. Proximity to national and international travel is another big plus for those living in Forney since the city is only 36 miles from the DFW International Airport and a little over 25 miles from Dallas Love Field.
Forney has 9 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools and 1 academic center. In 2010, the Texas Education Agency bestowed the Forney School District with a coveted rating of ‘Exemplary’! Additionally, 7 of the 9 elementary schools as well as Forney’s Warren Middle School were chosen to receive their own, individual ‘Exemplary’ rankings. By providing ‘Pre-Advanced Placement’ as well as ‘Advanced Placement’ courses at the secondary level in addition to students being allowed to earn up to 18 hours of college credit, a child’s potential to academically advance remains a targeted priority. The district’s laptop program, known as E-books, provides every student in the district from the 5th grade onward with a school-issued laptop, purposed as an educational resource to be used home and at school.
The Forney Chamber of Commerce is a uniquely-active and empathetic partner with local businesses via its assistance towards, and encouragement of, small business owners. The Forney Chamber of Commerce partners with the Forney Economic Development Corporation which enthusiastically attracts businesses while the Forney Chamber of Commerce serves as a major player with the actual promotion of new businesses.
Whether a business is new, expanding or established, one-on-one evaluations via the Forney EDC are continually available where germane, business-related data such as demographics are analyzed to determine how that insight can be utilized to enhance any businesses’ success. The Forney EDC provides business owners with tours, Q&A sessions, cost-free consultations as well as assistance with a new business’ grand-opening.
Forney was officially dubbed ‘The Antique Capital of Texas’ by the Texas State Legislature, in 1987. In Forney, more than a dozen Texas antique dealers offer eclectic collections of every imaginable period-piece. Treasures abound; and antiques remain a colorful part of Forney’s historical background; and it is an identity Forney continues to embrace.
The 2nd Saturday of each month is reserved for entrepreneurially-spirited residents who eagerly display their wares in Downtown Forney in an open-market setting. Handcrafted artisan goods, home-made food, music and live entertainment add a nostalgic ambiance that adds a distinctive flavor to the entire Forney community.
In 2012, Forney Parks and Recreation completed a titanic project—the Mick Spellman Amphitheater which was constructed in Forney Community Park. This community amenity has become a renowned 5,000-seat arena where concerts, movies and a vast array of other events are hosted throughout the year.
Additionally, The Forney Arts Council offers an impressive array of family-centered activities that cater to children of all ages. A sampling includes Beginner Guitar Classes, an after-school art program,Yoga, Kidsbook Friends Reading Club, Comic-Book Drawing classes for older children and so much more! These activities are not only fun and educational, but they serve to bring the city of Forney together as a community family.
Forney offers the best of both worlds— small-town ambiance combined with quick access to the diversity and electricity that big-city excitement provides. Purchasing a newly-constructed home in this thriving part of The Lone Star State represents a slice of the American Dream; and Dunhill Homes offers a stunning collection of move-in-ready beauties that will take your breath away.