South Burlington VT Schools Earn Superior Ratings
South Burlington VT
February 26th, 2011
One of the barometers many real estate buyers look towards before buying a new home is the quality of public education within a specific town/community. The quality and performance of public schools helps drive home values and in this economy certainly helps maintain them.
Several school rating services can help you in determing the health of public education wherever you live currently or are contemplating moving to.
In South Burlington VT, residents there already know they have outstanding schools. To back that up, take a look at this link at GreatSchools.org and this one at NeighborhoodScout.com which offer FREE top rated school reports. These reports validate what is common knowledge amongst S Burlington Vermont residents in the know. At NeighborhoodScout, they rate South Burlington schools as better than 97.7% of all school districts in the entire United States. They cite the average pupil to teacher ratio at 12:1. Proficiency scores in reading and math far outpace averages for the state of Vermont.
Of course, there are additional towns within Chittenden County that also possess excellent schools systems as well. Please feel free to call or email me with your questions or explore the two links I provided above to acquire third party information to help you in your decision making process.
Additionally, last summer, an article in the Wall Street Journal detailed several key points connected to this topic. Michael Sklarz, president of Collateral Analytics, a Honolulu based firm that specializes in real estate data analysis stated that “areas with good schools tend to be more affluent and were less susceptible to the sub-prime mortgage debacle so saw fewer foreclosures. What’s more, homes associated with great schools generally sell faster, in good markets and bad”.
If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home or condominium in or near Burlington Vermont Real Estate or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256 or email me at [email protected]
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Armed with solid numbers, buyers and sellers alike can manage their expectations and the current realities of our local market.
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