Laura, Home Seller in Arlington, MA

Are property values in Arlington, MA affected by school districts? If so, by how much and which districts are the highest?

Asked by Laura, Arlington, MA Thu Jun 7, 2012

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There are certainly school districts in both Arlington and Belmont that are particularly attractive to buyers. However in terms of how much it effects the price there would be no straight forward answer to that as the homes that are in each district tend to follow a different build pattern and price range for factors other than the school district. To best answer your question it would help to understand the reason why you are asking. Feel free to reach out for a talk. 857.258.9888
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Hello Laura,

if you are a seller wondering how much you might be able to get from the sale of your home contact a few different Realtors to give you a CMA (competitive market analysis). This is a free service and it will not cost you anything and it will give you an idea as to what your house is worth in this current market. No one will be able to pin point and tell you in specific dollar amount how much a district directly affects price. They should not differ too much as we all pull the data from the same database but of course there is room for interpretation.
If you are a buyer I would get a buyers agent to do the same for you as it is still a free service and there is no cost to you to use a buyer's agent. There are buyers for almost every home out there and some may put heavy emphasis on school districts and others may not care that much about them, it all depends. Take advantage of the service and talk to a few agents or brokers at the end you will be the one picking someone that you feel comfortable with whether you are a seller or a buyer. Good luck

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Hi Laura... Rebecca is correct, there are popular school districts that drive first time home buyer interest. That said, there are areas of Arlington that are popular beyond the school system. Its a great town with Trail Parks set within a neighborhood, Menotomy Rocks ( There's the Minuteman Bike Trail, Skyline Park, Spy Pond, Public Transportation in town and more... Beyond these are eateries, entertainment and more, making Arlington a popular destination for home buyers.

"Areas Within Arlington":
East Arlington, Arlington Center, Arlington Heights, Jason Heights, Morningside, Kelwyn Manor, Little Scotland, Robbins Farm, Arlmont, Park Circle and Mount Gilboa are distinct Arlington neighborhoods that together provide a rich and diverse community.

If you would like to learn more about Arlington and the surrounding communities, please give me a call. It's always good to interview REALTORS to find the right person to help you. It would be my pleasure to help you, in the meanwhile visit my company site to see available home in each district, . Arlington Sold Statistics by Quarter...

It would be a pleasure to serve you....

James Trano - 857.209.6060 -
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Yes, the Brackett school is the highest ranked elementary school in Arlington. For this reason, buyers and renters often seek properties in that area first, affecting those property values.

For a free market evaluation or a tour of Arlington properties, please contact me today:
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