When it comes to parenting, few things carry the anxiety of trying to decide where to live based on the school district.
It’s especially an issue for those who purchased a home in a neighborhood before they had children, only to discover once their kids reach school age that the schools in the area are not up to their standards.
Should people move for a better school district? The answer may not be what some want to hear, but it’s usually “yes.”
Those who find themselves in this situation often talk themselves out of moving simply because of the work involved with changing homes, which is completely understandable. But the advantages of changing locations for a better school district is worth considering.
The following are some of the reasons why moving could prove a wise decision.
Better Quality Schools
At some point in every parent’s life, they realize it’s no longer about them, it’s about the kids. Attending a highly ranked school means better teachers, smaller class sizes, better materials, better field trips, more funding for extracurricular activities and, in most cases, a higher rate of high school graduates moving on to college.
Another reason that parents often move their children to top ranked schools is for better opportunities in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, dance, art and more.
Midlothian Heritage High School is a top ranked school in the DFW metroplex and has great opportunities for students in the realm of education and extracurriculars. Here are few reasons Midlothian Heritage High School is a great school to consider moving close to:
- 2018 State Champion in Girls Soccer
- 2018 District Champions in Girls and Boys Golf
- Offers an Associate’s Program - Graduate High School with an Associate’s Degree
- Choir & Band received sweepstakes in 2018 at UIL
- Yearbook & Newspaper team took home 16 Best in Texas Awards
- The dance team, The Belles, took home 21 awards at the 2018 contest
- 2018 District Champions in Tennis
Great Schools = Great Neighborhoods
Over time, homes in neighborhoods with good schools tend to appreciate at a more consistent rate than the homes in other areas. A recent study found that homes in good school districts tend to sell faster and at a higher value than homes in other areas. Also, during times of declining home values, homes in good school neighborhoods tend to hold their value much better than homes with poorly ranked schools.
The Grove in Midlothian, TX is a great community to consider if you’re looking to move your family in the Midlothian Heritage High School attendance zone. The Grove is located next to Heritage High School on Walnut Grove Rd. This community offers homes starting at 2,100 SF and under the $300s. Whether you’re looking for a home that is complete and ready for move-in or you want to build a home from scratch to customize your design, we have 8 unique and spacious floor plans to choose from.
For more information about The Grove or any other communities in great school districts, please call 866-245-6706 or visit us at www.jhoustonhomes.com