An area 35 miles from downtown Gastonia includes all of Charlotte and parts of 15 counties in NC and SC. This is a huge area and there are many public and private schools that are highly ranked. You might want to read the Trulia Real Estate Blog: "Which areas surrounding Charlotte would be a nice place to relocate?" There are some detailed suggestions about schools and locations there. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
Your best bet is to check out http://www.greatschools.org in order to meet your needs the best. Realtors are not allowed to disclose certain things like demographics and statistics, etc. that may steer someone one way or another.
If you have specific questions about schools around certain homes, feel free to reach out to me directly. Also, if you need help finding a home, I work with buyers and it won't cost you anything extra while using me!
As a Realtor we are not allowed to give opinions on schools or steer people one way or the other toward any specific school or away from any area. federal housing laws prohibit this from happening.
What I can do is recommend some various websites to help you in your search based on schools that will give you information about the schools. Two sites I use are http://www.ncreportcard.org and http://www.greatschools.org both sites provide information about individual schools. I like the nc report card site becuase it shows how the schools compare to otehrs in the district and the state.
great schools give opinions based on parents and students feedback of a particular school.....
Once you think you have found a school you wanr your children go to then i would have a Realtor research for you homes in that area..we cannto steer you to or from a school but we can hone our search down to a specific school and look for homes in that school boundaries only.
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