Good schools help home buyers determine where they want to focus their property searches. Families want neighborhoods with an excellent quality of life where they can ensure their children receive the best education possible….BUT good schools are not just a benefit to those homeowners with young children! According to the recently released ATTOM Data Solutions 2016 Schools and Housing Report, homes in zip codes that contain at least one highly ranked elementary school have home values 77 percent higher than homes in zip codes without one!!!


To find these results, ATTOM Data Solutions examined almost 19,000 elementary schools across the nation in 4,435 zip codes. Elementary schools were defined as “good” if their 2015 average test scores were at least one-third above the respective state average. This data was then analyzed alongside the 2016 home values and price appreciation in the local area.  


As of July 2016, the average estimated home value was $427,402 in 1,661 zip codes with at least one good school. This is compared to the average estimated home value of $241,096 in the 2,774 zip codes without a good school. That’s a difference of 77%!


Homes in zip codes with good schools also provide a good long term investment for owners. The study found that homeowners residing in such zip codes had...on average...a 32 percent return on their investment! Over the past decade, home appreciation values have been far more volatile in those zip codes without any good schools.


Looking for a home in a neighborhood with a great school in the Fox Valley area?! With Illinois ranked as the #13 state with the best school districts in the country (according to website Wallethub)…..it’s incredibly easy to do!!


This statewide excellence carries over to three of our local districts that rank in the top 30 school districts in Illinois! All of these districts are recognized for their academic excellence, high graduation rates, top notch teaching staff, and access to a variety of clubs & activities:  

#14 Geneva Community Unit School District No. 304 (Current Homes for Sale in Geneva)

#20 St. Charles Community Unit School District No. 303 (Current Homes for Sale in St. Charles)

#30 Batavia Unified School District No. 101 (Current Homes for Sale in Batavia)


Let us help you find your dream home in one of these great school districts! Give Capital Asset Group a call today or visit our website at http://www.foxvalleyhomesearch.com/.


Resource: RISMedia