Some of the most import features of Atlanta real estate are taxes, traffic and schools. This particular Atlanta Real estate blog will focus on what we call the “Atlanta Hop”.
The “Atlanta Hop” is the process of an Atlanta couple buying and selling houses to follow public schools. This home buying process usual starts before a couple even knows it.
1.) The couples usual start with a home in a fun intown location before even thinking about children. Examples of these areas and home for sale in them are; Decatur, Virginia Highland, Brookhaven and Smyrna. These areas in Atlanta are not necessarily known as the best schools but they are known for great locations and fun restaurants and bars.
2.) 1st big HOP. Time to look for a home in a good Elementary school. 1st step in the hop is to call us to list your current home. 2nd step is to look for homes in Dunwoody, East Cobb, Norcross, Morningside or Buckhead. These are areas in Atlanta know for some of the top public elementary schools. Not all schools in these areas are the best but some of the most notable schools (from the web site Schooldigger.com) are Vanderlyn, Tritt, Mountain Park, Mount Bethel, Murdock, Simpson, Livsey, Brandon, Crabapple Crossing, Sope Creek, Fernbank, Austin, Timber Ridge.
3.) 2nd HOP. Time to look for good Middle and or High School. Your Realtor, other parents at the school or school digger are the best resources for your next move. A few areas to focus on that are know for some of the best high schools in Atlanta would be Cobb, Alpharetta, and Gwinnett County. Not all schools in these areas are the best but some of the most notable schools (from the web site Schooldigger.com) are Walton High, Lassiter High, Pope High, Chattahoochee, North Gwinnett, Alpharetta, Roswell High, Kell High and Harrison High.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us…we would be honored to help. If you are looking for homes for sale in a Cobb, Dekalb or Fulton school district please feel free to visit our Search by Atlanta Schools site.