San Diego Home Info by Gretchen Pagnotta
Selecting Specific School Districts When Purchasing a Home
One of the most important criteria buyers give us when deciding what community or neighborhood they want is to research school districts. Once they have determined some of the top districts and then the top schools in the district they want to know what specific streets and neighborhoods are within the school boundaries. We always ask our clients to confirm the areas by calling the specific school district regional office. Most of the school websites have maps you can use also. This can become confusing and frustrating.
I was recently introduced to a new site; www.education.com. I did give this site a test drive with my address. The school selections were correct. I would still tell people to speak with a school representative as boundaries are subject to change. I know for a fact the high school in my area is suppose to be changed next year. Now I do not know if they will make the kids who are now attending their current school change or if they have any choices. All of these issues are cause for concern. When I had school age children we were committed to the Poway Unified School District. Within the district I wanted the kids to stay in their schools so they would not have to change clubs, activities or have to make new friends. Unfortunately as neighborhoods such as Del Sur, 4S Ranch and Santaluz grow they add more children to the district and there has to be an evaluation of the class sizes and whether the schools can accommodate the growth.
You could make a home se;ction based on the information given today only to find out that there is a change planned for the coming year. Another one of those “no guarantees in life” conversations. That is why we always have this discussion with potential buyers.
If you want to try this new website you may find it a convenient tool. Let me know what you think!
As always as Top Realtors in San Diego we remain committed to helping people in finding the neighborhood and home that best suits their “wish list.” Let us know if you need help and give us some feedback on this new tool.