Serwa Agyeman, CLHMS, SFR
Keller Williams Preferred Properties
Long & Foster Real Estate
When you get to middle and high school, it could be a different story. For example, you can live on Capitol Hill and go to one of three or four elementary schools, depending on where you are. The difference between these schools is probably not large. When you get to high school, some parts of the hill go to Wilson and other parts go to Eastern High. Chances are you will find a large difference in test scores between these two schools.
So for now, I would think about renting and getting a sense of the DC schools for the next couple of years and if you are committed to sticking it out through high school, you can then make a move when your kids get a little older.
As for DC schools, I would google up, look at sources such as the DC Public Schools website, the Washingtonian or other publications that rate DC schools. As agents we cannot steer people to a particular neighborhood or judge the schools. Have you considered Arlington or Alexandria as well? If you are on a metroline your commute could be 30 mins or less to downtown.
I would be happy to talk with you more about what you are looking for and locations. Feel free to drop me an email.