My wife and I have a 5yo & a 1yo. Since our income is from an online job, we can live anywhere in the U.S. We're only limited by our income. We are looking for a school district where the elementary, middle and high school are rated "10" and average monthly rent is relatively low. Any suggestions of an "affordable" neighborhoods with high rated schools?
We live in St. Johns, Florida and love the schools around here and the community. It was ranked by Forbes and Greatschools number 9 in the county for The Best Schools For Your Real Estate Buck. We use common core education here and all of our High Schools have academies. My kids attend Switzerland Point Middle School. St. Johns county was also just named the healthiest county in Florida.
I understand your worry about a 10 school, but think it is important how you help at home. The rate is not 100% accurate, depend of each one opinion and experience. your selection can take in consideration what other activities they offer like, sport, art class, after school program available. I recommend the Elementary School ps-31 in Brooklyn, NY, #1 in NY. A lot of parents take 30 minutes driving for have their children there, you wont be disappoint. The rent is about 1,500 to 2,000 o live in nearby neighborhood.83192
A wonderful place to raise your family where the elementary, middle and high school are rated 10 and average monthly rent can be found at about $2,000.00 for a three bedroom house is in Irvine, Ca. 92614. Look at Meadow Park Elementary School, South Lake Middle School and University High School. The City of Irvine is extremely wonderful to raise a family, It has everything: sense of community, great parks, great schools, close to everything and affordable! Good luck with your search!83539
We ended up moving to Sharon, Massachusetts. Not exactly a cheap place to live. But after doing our research on best public schools in the country by state, which included reading Amanda Ripley's excellent book " The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way," and doing other research, we learned that Massachusetts public schools trounced all other states academically (SEE: Massachusetts boosts academic success with tough standards ( http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53212517 .
Then MONEY Magazine's annual ranking of the best places to live in America ranked Sharon, MA #1, so that narrowed down WHERE to live in Massachusetts.
So far so good. Our daughter is loving 1st grade and we're very pleased with her school (Heights Elementary). Also, we LOVE Sharon MA! We go to Lake Massapoag beach or the ocean, is an easy drive on hot summer days. Plus, Boston is only a half hour drive. 83807
Glad to hear you found a great place where you are happy! We are in a similar situation but need a great special education program as well. Do you have any thoughts on the special education program where you are? Any advice would be appreciated!83814
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