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3 Great Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL

March 28, 2017
Kids running at a school

Balmy breezes, sandy beaches, superb shopping, notable dining and the nation’s largest urban park system… There’s a lot to love about living in Jacksonville, Florida. But for families with school-aged children (and even folks just thinking about resale), education is typically at the top of the new home wish list. The good news is there are many top-notch schools in and around The River City. Here, we’ve identified three great public schools in Jacksonville that earned top marks from GreatSchools.org, the “leading national nonprofit empowering…

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Life at Home

Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

August 4, 2016
Mother and child with backpack standing in front of school

Summer is winding down and the new school year is fast approaching. Excitement is in the air as children across the country gather their pencils, binders and backpacks and eagerly anticipate catching up with classmates, returning to clubs and sports teams and getting to know new teachers and subject matter. But kids planning to attend a new school this year may experience some anxiety during this time.   If you moved into a new home—and a new school district—over the summer and are concerned about…

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The Hunt for Great School Districts in the US

July 20, 2015

For parents of school-age children, a great school district is probably at the top of the new home wish list. And let’s face it, even if you don’t have kids, highly-acclaimed schools can be positive for resale value in the future. For those looking to relocate, we’ve rounded up some areas boasting notable school districts. ROCKLIN, CA Located approximately 22 miles from Sacramento, Rocklin has a beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain backdrop. Notable schools and outdoor recreation make it a great place to call home. Residents…

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Buying a Home

How to Find the Right School District for Your Child

July 17, 2014

Finding the right school district can be an important part of your new home search. Whether you’re a parent looking for the best education for your children, or just a savvy house hunter with resale in mind, an attractive school district may be one of your top wish list items as you shop. So what steps do you need to take in your research process? Identify the neighborhood school district/school When you’re considering a home for sale that you’ve found on a website like RedFin,…

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Buying a Home

Buying a New Home in Vail School District

July 15, 2013

Many homebuyers in the Tucson, Arizona area with school-age children are moving south of the city to live within the Vail School District. It’s easy to see why! Exceptional ratings on national school websites and high test scores make the schools in this district a popular choice. The high school experience As of July 2013, Cienega High School and Empire High School are rated 9 and 10 respectively on GreatSchools.org, a website that rates schools on a 10-point scale according to test results in reading,…

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