We know you’ve heard us say this before, but it’s important and it’s summertime, so we think it’s worth a reminder. When you’re looking to buy a new house, make sure you check out the school district. Even if you don’t have children and are not planning to have children, it’s still a wise investment to pick a home in a good school district. It will increase the value of your house and will be important for re-sell if you eventually decide to sell your home.
In Hillsborough County, schools are rated on a scale of A through F. You can search individual school scores by going to http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp. You can also find information about all the schools at the Hillsborough County School Board website http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/.
If you can’t find your dream home in the school district of your choice, there are other options. Tampa Bay is filled with wonderful options such as magnet and charter schools, which are part of the public school system; and private schools.
Do your research and look at all your options, and you’ll find the best home for you and your family.