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I will be looking for a home to rent in the East Bay area. The price of real estate in East Bay is overwhelming compared to Washington State. I'm looking for a rental, short sale, or foreclosure. Although, the first step is deciding what area. I've been to Walnut Creek and loved it, but we are also looking around Pleasanton. I heard great things about Lafayette, but I don't think we could afford the area. My husband works downtown SF and will be commuting on BART. Our budget is approximately $2,600 to $3,000 per month, and I'm not sure if that is realistic.
My fellow Agents and Brokers have touched on the qualitative aspects of your decision; however, I assume API score is one of the variables you will review when making this decision. The easiest way to find this information is by:
1) Going to: http://www.SchoolAndHousing.com
2) Under the "school Locator" select "Find Schools by API"
3) Select the County, School Type, and API range
4) Select between API Score, API Momentum, or Price-API Ratio
I'm sure you will find this a useful tool in your search.
Our more affluent schools have massive support as a whole from parents and the communality financially and in many other ways. It is not uncommon for the wealthy areas to add to the curriculum with tutors academically, in sports, the arts and with college counselors just to get ahead. Since each kid needs to be supported in different ways, I think it might be best to think about the environment that your son or daughter might thrive best in.
In addition to our East Bay schools, there are several great private schools to look at as well.
It might be nice to talk with students, parents, and faculty, from the few of our schools. Let me know if you would like introductions. With kids involved with everything from sports to music and scouts, we have a wide net of friends in many of these schools.
Looking back, these four years FLEW by. Enjoy this time. Let me know how else I might help! I specialize in the East Bay.
However, the best high schools in the East Bay are Miramonte High School in Orinda and Acalanes High School in Lafayette. Both send 90%+ of their students to college. Real estate is a little expensive in these towns, but the schools are the best and the quality of life is the highest in the East Bay.
Alameda County: http://api.cde.ca.gov/Acnt2011/2010Base_Co.aspx?cYear=&c for Alameda
Contra Costa County: http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/Acnt2011/2011GrthAPICo.aspx?c
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