Education is very important and a better school district makes a huge difference in the performance of your children, who they associate with, and their decision to go to college following high school.
As a parent it is your obligation to do everything you can to invest in your childrens future.
Homes are very affordable now, interest rates are very low. It is an excellent time to buy in the Calabasas area. The people are great, the lifestyle enjoyable. You can only benefit from this decision both financially and for your children.
I would be more than happy to help you find a home.
Burbank has a great school district as well.
Have you checked it out?
I have many clients who move there for that reason.
I also have clients who have moved to Calabassas.
I think you should spend some time in both areas and see what makes you happy.
You know how driving is here in L.A.
You also mentioned Woodland Hills.
I live close to Woodland Hills and I love it.
As you said, you are still close to Calabassas.
What city do you work/commute? If you give me a call or send me an email
I would be happy to answer some questions.
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The best answer is what is best for your family. The cost of purchase will a lot higher in Calabasas, but you get what you pay for.
I have had clients do the math between buying in one town and sending the kids to private school, versus buying in a more expensive town and having their kids go to public school.
You need to see what makes sense for you and your family. You might try visiting a school in each district and see what you think. Also, I would look at the school site plan and test score trends.
I work in Calabasas and Woodland Hills areas, my office is in Calabasas. Schools in Calabasas are better. But again, as you were told, "How much of a strech" you are capabal and how long you want to drive to your office. You could reach me for further questions or help at email@example.com
I am in Marin, but the only thing I know is that my husband's best friend lives in Calabasas and they just absolutely love the town,the schools and people there. He is a partner at a lawfirm and commutes more than 1 hour each way to work and thought it's well worth it.