IF you have any interests in finding the best school district for your kids, you may be in for a pleasant surprise!
Westchester is extraordinary in having 4 of the nation's top 10 school districts1; Edgemont, Scarsdale, Rye and Chappaqua. Generally speaking, housing prices closely correlate to the desirability of the local school system. BUT... there are exceptions.
Consider the Chappaqua school district. A 2,000 square foot home with central a/c & decent upgrades can easily cost $800,000. Of course, if you don't need to have a Chappaqua zip code attached to your address, you MAY want to consider a very nice listing offered at under $600,000. Really nice house on ¾ acre level, manicured property & one of the very best school systems in the nation!
Or let's say you're really into a particular town that has EVERYTHING going for it--- EXCEPT the school system. Housing prices will be lower because a lot of potential buyers will shy away. Yet PARTS of town may be in a much better school district. A little research can net you a true bargain.
You can't search by school system? Call me. I'd be glad to help.
1 Per http://k12.niche.comwebsite, which compiles this data.
Author:Cristina Gameiro Phone: 914-804-1692 Dated: August 7th 2015 Views: 1,244 About Cristina: Cristina Gameiro, a full-service New York State salesperson (ABR) specializing in Westchester and Pu...
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