Atlanta has hundreds of schools and the highest rated among them — with a rating of 9 — is the Morningside Elementary School. Nearly, a 1000 children study there. There are lots of public schools in Atlanta, which belong to Atlanta Public Schools that enroll about 13% of the total population of Atlanta. There is no shortage of great school districts in Atlanta to purchase a home, but the amount of choices available to people can lead to confusion.
I have been in the real estate industry for more than 27 years, and have frequently heard home buyers and sellers In Atlanta ask me the following:
- ‘what neighborhoods have the best schools?’
- ‘what are the best neighborhoods for new families?’
These are tough questions to answer, because there are so many different choices. However, to make things easier, I have compiled a list of the best school districts in Atlanta to purchase a home.
The Importance and Value of Location
When you are looking at the housing market, the most important thing to home buyers and sellers is location. The next most important things are schools, and the only reason it doesn’t take top spot is because for some people that isn’t the deal breaker. Most people living in Metro Atlanta tend to send their kids to private schools, so they aren’t concerned about living in a school district.
However, this is changing because Atlanta’s growth has meant that there are lots of people who are looking to enroll their children in public schools. This has seen a drastic increase in value and price for properties located in these ‘good’ districts. There is even interest shown by home buyers, who don’t have kids, because they realize that living near a ‘highly-ranked school’, will dramatically increase home values and prices.
That is why most home buyers in Atlanta are looking to purchase homes in the best school districts in Atlanta. The great thing about all this is that home prices in the best school districts in Atlanta are still affordable, which has seen a massive increase in demand.
So, without further ado, here are the top 5 school districts in Atlanta to purchase a home:
- Alpharetta and its high schools – Alpharetta High (6thrank), Milton High (7th rank), Chattahoochee High (9th rank). The median home price here is $412,000.
- Suwanee’s North Gwinnett High (8thrank). The median home price here is $385,000.
- Marietta’s Walton High – (10thrank). The median home price here is $288,500.
- Duluth’s North View High (11thrank). The median home price here is $285,000.
- Decatur High School in Decatur (13thrank). The median home price here is $192,000.
All rankings of the schools are based on the State rankings, which are dependent on the credibility of the U.S. News & World Report. The best school districts in Atlanta to purchase a home, based on the above list, clearly show that Alpharetta and Suwanee are ideal for home buyers.
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