For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially when you are less familiar with an area.
For this very reason, this website provides you with the ability to incorporate school ratings directly into your property search as a primary criteria. Additionally, you’ll have access to detailed information and statistics on local schools and neighborhoods on every listing detail page.
In this post, you will learn how to:
- Incorporate school ratings in your search for a new home
- Access accurate school information for virtually every property
When you first start a property search on this site, you will see a menu of search criteria. The Lifestyle section on the right side of the search tool bar allows you to select criteria that reflect your lifestyle preferences. The first option is “School Rating.” Simply select the value that best matches your requirements and the results will instantly update to show only the matches that fit your preferences.
If you are using the map search, hover over any home for summary info; click directly on a property to go to the details page. If you are using the form-based search, click “Search Results” once you are done selecting search criteria. You can then click on any property from the search results page to go to the respective listing detail pages.
To access school information from any listing detail page, just click the “School Information” link in the ‘Neighborhood & School Information’ section of the detail page.
You will have access to detailed information on all nearby schools as well educational statistics such as expenditures per student, students per teacher, and much more.
These tools will help you match your ideal home with the educational path of your children. By following these steps and thoroughly researching schools near any potential home, you will be able to pair two of your most vital investments: your new home–and the education of your children.