FORNEY, Texas — After years in the making, Petro Hunt’s Gateway master-planned community in Forney is taking shape.

2012 saw the construction of major infrastructure, including Forney’s first railroad overpass at Highway 80. Phase One of the master plan followed with luxury apartments added on the north side of the highway at FM 548. In 2016, the residential phase of Gateway Parks began offering new homes to Forney residents.

This summer, the ribbon was cut on the sparkling, new amenity center -- which includes a family pool, a children’s pool with splash park, and an adult-only pool.

In the final stages of construction, the 3,000-square-foot clubhouse is set to open soon with party rooms, a fitness facility, and an on-site lifestyle coordinator charged with planning community activities for residents.

Last month, Petro Hunt announced the next phase of the master plan, which brings in the Goodyear Distribution facility adding over 150 jobs to the Forney area. This addition of daytime jobs, along with the new residents in the apartments and residential community, is a promising stepping stone to adding shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.

Highland Homes, DFWs People’s Choice Builder of the Year for seven consecutive years, has been building in Gateway on both 50- and 60-foot wide lots since the community opened in 2016.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting and new community in one of DFWs fastest-growing areas,” said Dave Embry, Division Sales Manager for Highland. “Highland Homes continues to lead all builders in Forney with over 20 different luxurious designs which feature soaring ceilings, tall windows. and floor plans designed for livability and today’s families.”

Highland has 12 homes -- most priced between $250,000 to 300,000 -- that are available now and ready for immediate move-in. For a complete listing, click HERE.

“Purchase an inventory home by the end of November to receive up to $8,000 in closing costs and celebrate the holidays in your beautiful, new home in this exciting new development,” Embry said.

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