There are several wonderful areas that you can consider when you move your family to the Valley. I do recommend to do an extensive research when it comes to school districts and the area that you want to live in as well. Some great school district areas may have older areas and you may be looking for a newer home and vice versa.
Go to the department of education list of top school districts here :
I have lived in both Chandler and Gilbert area, and I concur with Chad ...both have great and top rating schools and districts.
Make sure you find a realtor that knows the area well once you decide on the area, and go from there
I would love to help you find the right school district, then the right home. I am a retired school teacher and have extensive knowledge in the school system. feel free to give me a call if you are not already working with a Realtor.
I would love to help you find your new home. Finding the right school is my specialty; I am a retired school teacher in Arizona. I know what districts are the best.
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Here are a couple links that you can use to evaluate the schools:
Gilbert is a great area and has some fantastic neighborhoods. Chandler has great schools as well. We moved here from Illinois about 25 years ago and have loved it ever since! I hope your move goes well and if you decide to buy a home (we don't work with rentals other than if our investors have a vacancy), please remember to give us a call. We would love to help!
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I don't do rentals, but I can refer you to someone that does.As all the respondents of this Post, I know that Gilbert has the best schools in the valley other than the Kyrene School district in Chandler. Most other school districts in Chandler don't rate very high on student performance. Here are links to some resources to help you research and make an informed decision.
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