Why Every Buyer Should Pay Attention to School Districts

If you're buying a house, you probably know that many different things can impact the value of a home. And the value of the house ultimately impacts how much you buy it for—and sell it for down the road.
And one thing that can impact the value of a home is the school district the property is located in. Even if you don't have kids, you should pay attention to the school district. Because whether you end up using the schools or not, they can impact your home's value!
A good school district with highly rated schools nearby is a major draw for many buyers, which can add to your home's resale value. That can translate to more cash in your pocket when you sell your home in the future. In fact, one study found that homes in high-rated school districts sold for $30 more per square foot compared to similar homes in lower-rated school districts. That's a huge increase in value!
So when you're looking at properties, don't forget to take a look at the surrounding schools while you're shopping. Your real estate agent will be able to give you some facts on the neighborhood, but websites like Niche or SchoolDigger and your state's Department of Education can help you see how the schools in the area perform. In Monterey County, we have several highly rated schools and districts.

Some of them are

Carmel School District - A useful link to all information in the Carmel Unified School District is here.
Schools in the Carmel area include Carmel River elementary school, Carmel Middle School, Carmel High School, and Tularcitos Elementary school.
Pacific Grove School District - A useful link to all Pacific Grove School information is here
Schools in the Pacific Grove area include Forest Grove Elementary School, Robert Down Elementary School, Pacific Grove Middle School, Pacific Grove High School, Monterey Bay Charter School, St. Angela Preschool, and Trinity Christian High School.
Private Schools in Monterey County
Stevenson School Carmel Campus (Pk-8), Stevenson High School
Santa Catalina School
All Saints Day School
York School
That being said, the school district isn't the end-all-be-all when it comes to choosing a house. You should focus more on how the property itself will fit into your lifestyle and whether it meets your needs. Feel free to reach out to me anytime­ you can always find me in my Compass Carmel office on 6th avenue in Carmel-by-the-sea, California.

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