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It’s that time of year when going back to school is on the brains of children, parents and community members. Whether you have a family to consider or not, buying property in an area with good schools can benefit you in many ways.

Finding Good Schools

If you are seeking good schools for your children, it’s beneficial to know district boundaries. Most school districts have an attendance area map that breaks down the sections of the town by the schools. Learning the area of the desired property can help you make the final decision and it is also helpful to learn the bus routes and the layout of the neighborhood. In the Bend-La Pine School District, there are a lot of students and schools, so it’s important to know where you’re buying. Buying one or two streets over can make a significant difference when it comes to the location of schools. Follow this link to the Bend LaPine School District Attendance Areas; https://www.bend.k12.or.us/district/parents/attendance-areas

Don’t Have Children?

Even if you don’t have children to factor, buying near a well-ranked school system can increase the value of your home. If there are good schools, public or private, in your area it makes that area more desirable for future buyers. It’s adding value to your house without having to do anything to the property. It’s the same as buying a property that’s close to amenities like restaurants, shopping, etc. Typically, you don’t have to do any physical updates to the property for the value to increase. In Bend, the Northwest Crossing neighborhood is located right in the middle of several K-12 schools, and all of those schools are well-ranked, popular and easily accessible from the neighborhood.

Future planning

If you’re considering buying a home in a new area, it is important to note if there are good schools nearby. If you wind up having kids, ideally you would want to make sure you’re already in a good school system. It would be unfortunate to buy in an area and lose value in your home when it’s time to sell it because you weren’t near good schools. Whether you are planning to start a family now or in the future, living near a school will be of great benefit. Your real estate broker can help you decide which neighborhood fits your plan, feel free to call today and start the process of finding your next home!

When you’re considering in investing in property or real estate in Bend, Oregon, or elsewhere, it’s important to consider the school district the home resides in. Good schools bring in much more than just educated students, they can influence local culture, arts, restaurants and more. Good schools also can mean that you’re living in a great area, which can directly increase the value of your property or home. If you have children, living in a school neighborhood gives your kids the opportunity to meet other kids their age, which in turn brings the community together, something a lot of people enjoy being a part of.