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2,000 Acre Master-Planned, Mixed-Use Development In Forney, Texas

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Imagine enjoying the charm and simplicity of small-town life with all the draws of a big city nearby. Gateway offers the best of both worlds as a mixed-use, master-planned community in Forney, Texas. Dubbed the “gateway to Dallas,” this vibrant, fast-growing suburban city is located just 20 minutes east of downtown on US 80. The award-winning school system is among the best in Texas. The people are down-to-earth. The appeal is undeniable.

Gateway is ideally centered around the future hub of Forney. Designed with planned retail, residential, office, entertainment and light industrial within its 2,000 acres, this progressive development offers an endless array of amenities within close proximity to the Metroplex.

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New Homes

Gateway Parks will include approximately 1,850 single-family homes, constructed by David Weekley Homes, Gehan Homes and Highland Homes. Residents will be close to neighborhood parks and nearby amenities with easy access to the greater Dallas area via Highway 80. READ MORE

Luxury Multi-Family

Gateway Cedars consisting of 334 units and the Gateway Oaks consisting of 313 units are two of the area’s most popular luxury multi-family communities. Development on the third phase, the Gateway Pines is completed and currently leasing. READ MORE

Retail & Entertainment

With thousands of new homes being built, Forney’s growth is spurring new retail development along the US 80 corridor. These alluring shops and restaurants will serve both area residents and surrounding communities via the new Gateway Bridge. READ MORE

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2,000

Acre
Master‑Planned
Community

22

Miles
East of
Downtown Dallas

62%

Of new home sales in Kaufman County are in Forney

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Construction gets underway on homes in Petro-Hunt’s $1B Forney community

Construction has begun on the initial phase of single-family residential homes in Forney's long-awaited Gateway Parks, a $1 billion, 2,000-acre master-planned community that will bring 1,850 home lots to the North Texas suburb.

"We are just getting started on the residential part of this big master-planned development," Alan Bain, vice president of real estate development for Dallas-based developer Petro-Hunt LLC, told the Dallas Business Journal.

"We will have 440 home lots in the first phase and hope to have them done by August of this year," said Bain, who added that he hasn't partnered with any homebuilders yet on the home lots.

"We have been talking to some (homebuilding) groups, but we haven't made any decisions yet," he added.

The single-family homes in Gateway Parks, which sits along U.S. 80 about 22 miles east of downtown Dallas, are expected to range in price from the $250,000s to $300,000s.

The home lots are expected to be complete by August, with homebuilders expected to begin delivering homes by the end of the year, he said. Petro-Hunt is expected to bring in three to five builders for the project.

Other plans for the master-planned community include apartments, retail centers, entertainment destinations, office buildings, a hotel, medical facilities, distribution hubs and senior living facilities.

Bain said Petro-Hunt also has a site slated for an elementary school, which could be developed in the future by the Forney Independent School District.

"These rooftops are very important because they will drive the rest of the commercial development," Bain told me. "This brings shoppers and workers to the area. We hope these homeowners will work in Forney, send their children to school there and spend their money there."

Petro-Hunt has been working on plans for the 540-acre residential portion of Gateway Parks for the past two years. In all, the community is expected to take upwards of two decades to completely develop and will cost more than $1 billion.

Ted Wilson, principal of Dallas-based Residential Strategies, said Gateway Parks is poised to do well in North Texas as the region continues to add jobs and residents.

Recently, Wilson said the outlook of North Texas' homebuilding industry appeared "quite bright" for the next few years as companies continue to relocate employees to the region.

"This steady influx of workers should help sustain housing demand," he said.