Back in 1871, a town called “Brooklyn” was established and at the time it had a general store, school, church, lodge, saloon and blacksmith shop. Interestingly enough, the town name was not accepted by the U.S. postal service and was renamed “Forney” so that they could have their own post office. Now, Forney has a Historic Downtown District which is meant to embrace the future while preserving the past. With significant amounts of local investments, the town is now able to provide unique small businesses, restaurants, boutiques and other professional services. Their downtown is thriving and there is even more excitement now that the Victorian Village has been announced and will provide office and retail space in the local victorian styles homes which is meant to tie into the historic theme of the downtown. Homeowners here have been happy to watch the values of their homes on the rise since 2012. Real estate trends tell that the city of Forney has a cold buyers market and with 248 new construction home communities in the market, it is a great time to find a home here. Whether you want to buy or sell a home in Forney, Crosstown Engineering would be pleased to conduct our expert engineering reports, foundation evaluations, and home inspections for your family.