If you consider your child’s education when purchasing a new home – you aren’t alone. More than 75 percent of homebuyers consider education as an important factor in their home search. And 53 percent say they would buy a new home specifically to get their child into a better school. The same survey conducted by Bank of America also reported that more than 25 percent of those polled said they would plan their move around school breaks, making summer an ideal time to find a new home.
The weight of education in the decision-making process is not likely to diminish. Recent data from realtor.com® shows that millennials are less likely than other generations to compromise on schools when selecting a home, with 52 percent reporting school districts as a deal breaker in their home search.
Throughout the month of August, we’ll be featuring some of the best homes to get back-to-school ready in no time. Take notes!
In Willow Bend Country, this Plano ISD home is centrally located near West Plano’s exemplary public schools. A covered arbor connects the main house and guest home, creating a fully equipped outdoor living room with a stainless steel kitchen, veranda heaters and stone patios. Listed by Dona Timm.
Expensive greenbelt views add to the serenity of this gorgeous, five-bedroom custom home by Shelley Reynolds. Enjoy the sparkling pool, spa, large patio space and expansive yard of this Starwood gem in Frisco ISD. Listed by Maureen Steitle and Patti Winchester.
Clean lines, beautiful hardware and hardwood floors grace this remarkable new construction in University Park – minutes from Hyer Elementary. The den overlooks the backyard and contains beamed ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, wine room and wet bar. Listed by Tom Hughes and Seth Pogoloff.
This sophisticated, chic and completely remodeled Tudor in the heart of Highland Park boasts four bedrooms and hardwood floors throughout. The gourmet kitchen opens to a large family room that overlooks a covered patio, outdoor kitchen, cabana, saltwater pool and spa. Listed by Lisa Besserer
This home is served by the highly acclaimed Grapevine-Collyeville ISD, and is situated in the prestigious, gated Lakewood Estates community. Stunning hardwood floors on the first floor complement a decorator’s touch throughout this pristine home. Listed by Nanette Ecklund-Luker and Brian Luker.
A move-in ready transitional with plenty of natural light, this Southlake home is perfectly located in Carroll ISD. Irresistible details include a restaurant-look wine room, downstairs game-media room, and a spacious yard. Listed by Wynne Moore.
This exquisite Westcliff estate is situated on more than .5 acres within the Fort Worth ISD Tanglewood school pyramid. The private master wing features a loft study area, balcony and spa-like bath. Listed by John Zimmerman.
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