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Forney Independent School District: Get to Know Forney ISD

All parents want the best for their children. Research consistently shows that the community in which your child is raised may matter as much as, or even more than, individual parenting decisions. Forney, Texas, is a welcoming and nurturing community where parents can raise compassionate and intelligent kids who are destined for success. Parents who live in Forney, Texas, can choose from a wide range of exceptional schools, including private and charter schools. Forney Independent School District is a rapidly growing school district serving families in Forney and surrounding regions. Here’s what you need to know about the district.

New Businesses in Forney

Forney, Texas, is rapidly becoming Dallas-Fort Worth’s hottest suburb. With affordable housing still available, plenty of jobs, and a comparatively low cost of living, there’s no better time to consider a move to Forney. A number of new businesses have helped turn Forney from the Antiques Capital of Texas to something much more expansive and sophisticated. Check out these great new places.

Crossroads at Terrell

The Crossroads at Terrell, located just outside of Forney, will be Forney’s one-stop-shopping destination, with a wide range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The Terrell Economic Development Corporation recently announced a slate of new retailers added to this giant shopping center, including:

Gateway Parks Builder Spotlight: Highland Homes

Gateway Parks is proud to feature Highland Homes in our impeccable Forney, Texas, community. Stop by to visit one of our homes and we think you’ll quickly understand why Highland Homes are a neighborhood favorite.

Highland Homes in Gateway Parks

Highland Homes is an acclaimed Dallas-based home building company with some of the happiest home owners around, having been named the People’s Choice Builder of the Year by the Dallas Builders Association every year since 2011. This employee-owned home builder prioritizes impeccable quality and distinctive style, boasting unique architectural elements and flawless craftsmanship.

Celebrate Independence Day in Forney

Forney, Texas, offers the best of both worlds: ready access to all that’s great about Dallas-Fort Worth, but with the quiet suburban charms of a warm and welcoming community. This Independence Day, share your patriotic spirit with your neighbors at one of these great community events.

Summer in Forney: Your Ultimate Guide to Making the Most of the Season

The lazy, hazy days of summer are here. If you want to stay out of the heat but escape the endless whines of “I’m boooored,” you’re not alone. Forney offers a ton for families to do all summer long. Here are our picks for passing the time, whether you want to stay in the A/C, maximize family togetherness, get away from the kids, or take in the great outdoors.

Featured Builder - Gehan Homes

Gateway Parks is the premier planned community in Forney, Texas. We offer impeccably landscaped lots, a wide range of amenities, and a welcoming, family-friendly community with a neighborly spirit. Family is everything for us, and we believe that the best neighborhoods are those that put family first. Our streets are safe and walkable, and neighbors enjoy access to some of Texas’s best schools. We’re proud to have Gehan Homes as part of our community. Get to know this builder a little better.

Gateway Parks Opens New Amenity Center

The Gateway Forney amenity center pool and recreation area

Gateway Parks is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of its new amenity center. As Forney’s premier planned development, we’re committed to offering a wide range of family-friendly amenities. Our amenity center is the latest addition, and we can’t wait to share it with you this summer.

Amenity Center Grand Opening

Our amenity center offers all of the luxuries of the best resorts, but without the inconvenience of leaving home. Simply walk down the street to spend a day indulging in a wide variety of family fun.

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.

Construction begins on next phase of 2,000-acre community in Forney

Developers have begun construction on the southern portion of a 2,000-acre master-planned residential community in Forney, which will bring 1,840 homes to the area.

Gateway Holdings LP has started construction on the second phase — a 540-acre tract on the south side of State Highway 80 within the master-planned community known as Gateway.

Once the single-family homes are underway, the development group's vice president Alan Bain said the developer will begin work on the commercial and retail portions of the project.

Gateway residential community project to transform Forney

Developers have kicked off construction on a major residential community just east of Dallas, hoping to hitch a ride on demand for moderately priced new homes.

The 1,850-home Gateway Parks project on U.S. Highway 80 in Forney is the biggest section yet in a larger development in the works for more than a decade.

The 2,000-acre community will contain everything from apartments and shopping centers to offices and single-family homes. It’s being built by an investment company owned by Dallas’ Hunt family.