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Beyond the Lake & Garden District: Far East Dallas’ Hidden Gems


Every year, thousands of people move to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A diverse metro with a combination of urban, suburban and rural characteristics, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. The further reaches of East Dallas, with suburban jewels such as Sunnyvale and Forney, are a booming area of the county, and the ideal location for Kindred Homes communities, Overland Grove, Berkshire Estates, and Stoney Creek. 

When it comes to choosing where to build our communities, we always think about what our residents want the most: convenience, great schools, and easy access to everything. The East Dallas suburbs tick all the boxes; there are parks and trails, vast tracts of open space, plentiful shopping and dining options, and highways such as Route 80, I-30, and I-635. 

We've put together a little getting-to-know-you guide for two of our favorite hidden gems in the Dallas ‘burbs: Forney, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. 


Gem #1: Forney, Texas

 Located close to Forney's old-fashioned town square, with easy access to downtown Dallas and other entertainment and employment centers, Overland Grove is a brilliant master-planned community. With an abundance of amenities, including a resort-style pool, clubhouse, fishing pier, and community garden, Overland Grove is the perfect combination of tranquil suburban living and modern comfort. Families are served by the Forney Independent School District with an onsite elementary school. Featuring our newest line of floor plans with vast open-living concepts, spacious walk-in closets, and outdoor living areas. 

Berkshire Estates, located just 25 miles east of Downtown Dallas, offers serene living just minutes from major entertainment and employment centers. This area has everything from the rodeo to incredible restaurants to historical sites and outdoor adventures. There is something for the whole family to enjoy. Our thoughtfully designed lineup of floor plans with designer-appointed finishes and upgrades are all built on stunning one-acre lots. 


Formerly known as the "Antique Capital of Texas”, Forney is just 30 minutes east of downtown Dallas. But this welcoming small town is a world away from the urban melee. As part of Kaufman County, the third fastest-growing county in the nation, Forney’s family-oriented lifestyle makes it an attractive choice for putting down roots. Forney retains a rural feel, with over 200 acres of parks and open space. And did we mention Lake Ray Hubbard? This freshwater reservoir is heaven for anglers. The future is secure, too; the public schools in Forney are highly rated. All of these facets make Forney a prime location for Kindred homes! Check out our homes for sale in Forney, TX.


Gem #2: Sunnyvale, Texas

Stoney Creek is located just 25 minutes from downtown Dallas. This master-planned community was meticulously designed with families in mind, offering fantastic amenities, including a community center, two swimming pools, a fitness center, biking trails, and a 13-acre private lake. Kindred Homes has a range of newly developed home plans, with upgraded features. It’s all part of creating a welcoming neighborhood you’ll be proud to call home. 

Sunnyvale, in Dallas County, is one of the best places to live in Texas. Though just 16 square miles, the shining town offers its residents all the benefits of small-town living combined with a rural feel and access to the many offerings of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. A quiet, family-oriented community, Sunnyvale has a solid setting, with manufacturing centers, a regional medical center, and commercial and retail development. While it enjoys easy access to downtown Dallas, Sunnyvale also has plenty of its own charms, such as Sunny Fest, the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, and more. Outdoor recreation is easy to find with four city parks, as well as Lake Ray Hubbard. Sunnyvale ISD serves students in grades pre-K through 12. And all of Dallas County is served by Dallas College (formerly Dallas County Community College). These priceless elements contribute to Sunnyvale’s prime location for Kindred homes! Check out our homes for sale in Sunnyvale, TX. 

Kindred Offers the Best Homes for Sale in Forney & Sunnyvale, Texas!

Regardless of your decision, we hope this article has helped you learn some of the benefits of living near East Dallas as well as some information about the nearby communities we have to offer. Aside from the great schools, the thriving job market, the diverse culture, and the rich history, there’s even more to love about living here. At Kindred Homes, we can’t wait for the chance to show you more and provide excellent customer service when looking for your next forever home. When you’re ready, you can connect with us here online.

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