Even if the public school district is not an important factor in your home search, the location of public schools can still have a significant impact on your home buying decision.
If you are looking for a home near a school, you may want to take these factors into consideration.
School Speed Zones
Pay attention to the speed limit around schools and times that the school zone speed is enforced. You may want to consider a home that has convenient alternate routes around the school zone.
School Bus Stops
Whether there is a bus route through your neighborhood or on a major thoroughfare, it can affect traffic around your home. Call the school district and ask if there is a bus that stops near your home to pick up students.
Morning and Afternoon Traffic
Traffic congestion near public schools may be an issue during the weekdays. Crowded carpool lanes and frequent bus stops can turn a short trip to the grocery store into a frustrating ordeal.
When you are searching for your home, visit the area during peak morning and afternoon hours. Again, you may want to consider a home that is farther from the school or has convenient alternate routes.
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