Forney has quickly become a highly desired place to call home. Being only 20 miles outside of Dallas, it makes for an easy commute for those who work in the city but don’t want to live in the city. Forney has a very strong school district that is always striving to improve. New homes are currently being built by the dozens with commercial being built to accommodate. Though this little city is growing, you still have that small town feel through the downtown area, which hosts a mix of vintage and new age restaurants and shops such as Mama’s Daughter’s Diner and Eno’s Pizza Tavern. I-20 and US 80 provide easy access to Dallas and surrounding areas, yet Forney is surrounded by open fields and ranches giving it a nice country feel. You’ll find neighbors waive as you drive down through the neighbors and you’re often greeted with friends smiling faces where you go. I would recommend Forney to anyone looking in the area or looking to get away from the city.
If you are into Antique shopping, Forney is the place! Known as the antique capital of Texas, this city is host to over a dozen different antique shops. Most can be found off US HWY 80. To the east of downtown you’ll find shops like Little Reds Antiques, De Ridder Antiques and Casper & Gerards clustered together. Just west of downtown you’ll find another cluster that includes Jot’em Down Antiques Store, French Antiques, East Fork Mall Antiques & Collectibles along with a few others. This makes Forney an antique shoppers dream spot! And if for some reason you can’t find something that catches your eye, just drive around as there are plenty of other antique shops around. Maybe something downtown might suit you better. We’d recommend stopping by the Cotton Gin Antique shop if you’re in the area and grab a bite or a coffee off Main Street while you’re there.
The Spellman Museum is located in the heart of downtown Forney. For those unaware, this is a great place to learn about the history of the area from pre-history all the way post WWII. This museum has plenty of photographs and artifacts ranging from wildlife, The Great Depression, Native Americans, Agriculture and so on. This museum was founded in 2001 by the Forney Historic Preservation League. For those of you not so interested in history, there are other things to explore just around the corner from the museum such as cafes, shops, and dining as well as beautiful historic homes from the late 1800s and up.
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