If you have kids that go to that school it would be great ! The challenge living across the street from the school is that it is very busy early in the morning and late afternoon ,but it is usually very quiet at night & on weekends. Good Luck !
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Just like anything else, there are pros and cons to purchasing a home across from an elementary schools. The specific school will have a lot of to with it. For example, it is a school that is active with various activities, a summer program or after school access for extra curriculum functions?
My clients purchased a home across the street from their daughter's elementary school last year and they love it because it facilitates their participation in the school. Having said that, the next door neighbor, who happens to be a friend of mine, currently has me looking for a home for her away from the school because There is a lot of traffic in the mornings and afternoon and she was just hired to be a creative writer so she needs the peace and quite to work from home.
I shared these two examples with you because at the end of the day, it all boils down to your specific lifestyle. There will be people who will pay a premium to live next to a school and there will be people who will pay a premium to live as far away from one as possible.
If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We have a "Getting Ready to Buy" program that might be helpful.
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Mornings, afternoons, any times when there are performances, back to school nights etc. will have heavy traffic. The other issue is parking. Many schools do not have enough on site parking for all the teachers, much less visitors, so parking is usually at a premium. If, in addition to the school, you are adjacent to local businesses, that can also further complicate the parking and traffic issues.
In the end you will need to think about your lifestyle and if these issues will meaningfully affect the way you entertain or live in any meaningful way. From a resale perspective it will eliminate some buyers, so that may be a factor to take into consideration. If you have school age children, this scenario may end up being a huge plus.
I am President of Roosevelt Elementary School Booster Club and can offer more insights based on my experiences with that school. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me:
The upside is that schools are very quiet at night and weekends when you're home. The downside is that there will be traffic at 7:00-8 am for drop off and 2:00- 3:00 for pick up.
I would visit the location at different times of the day and see if it will fit your life style or not.
When selling homes I have found most people do not want to live by a school.
For some people being across from the Elementary school is a great option (definitely better than a high school). I have a client with 3 children and he loves just having to cross the street, or let his oldest take her siblings across the street to school while he watches from the front porch.
Other benefits - you have a great park to play in on the weekends; school lets out around 2-3 p.m. so you have a quiet, non-residential building across the street from you evenings and weekend, when you are home enjoying your outdoor space; often you are across the street from the school yard, so you have wide open expanses of green and colorful play equipment as your view and not your neighbors garage; I could go on.
Of course, for people who do not have kids, or don't like kids, this is a bad alternative. So when you go to resell, those people will probably not be in the buyer pool.
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