When purchasing a home, there are a variety of factors that you will consider as you decide where to live, such as the size of the house, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the home’s condition, the neighborhood, and so much more. While area of town and accessibility to the highways might be important considerations, if you have a family, knowing where the best school systems are located is likely the most critical aspect of your home search.
When choosing the best school district for your children, it is important to pay attention to school performance ratings. Property values are likely to be higher around public schools with higher scores, as those are the most desirable areas for families. Of course, if the schools continue to perform well, your property value should also likely increase. Even in a “down market,” a fantastic school can be the one factor that lifts all nearby home prices.
A good place to begin your research is the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, which has many tools and data to explain the various school districts in the area. School District Demographics System lets you compare and contrast area schools. SchoolDigger.com is another resource worth exploring. GreatSchools.org offers insights from actual parents who submit their reviews on the experiences their own children have had in the schools.
While school districts and their boundaries may affect your home’s value, finding the right education for your child is one of the most essential decisions you can make for their future. I am happy to share my input when you come in for your