You can actually eliminate a specific school district or vise verse, search by one.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
I wanted to reiterate that the BEST way to be sure you find the perfect home for you -- in the location and school district(s) you've targeted, within your budget and which meets your specific needs -- is to hire a Buyer's Agent to represent YOUR interests. It won't cost you anything (as your Realtor's commissions are paid by the seller)...but the insight and guidance provided by a Realtor is truly invaluable. In fact, an experienced and knowledgeable Realtor will not only save you time and stress .... but also MONEY as well (effective negotiation is a necessary skill for both buyers and sellers in today's market...and can save you thousands of dollars).
Please call me direct at (610) 324-5240 if I can be of further assistance. It would be my pleasure to answer any additional questions you may have.
Good luck and blessings to you.........
Judy May, Esquire, REALTOR
"A Refreshingly Different Real Estate Experience"
CENTURY 21 Alliance
2828 Audubon Village Dr
Audubon PA 19403
O: 610.666.0202 x. 226
C: 610.324.5240 (preferred)
As so many homes fall in different boudaries for township, school district and post office address a good way to find out is to get the transport phone number for the school districts you think it falls into, usually obtainable on line, and ask which school boundaries does that address fall in. Even as an agent for me this is the best way to make certain of which schools a child will go to from that address and is what I will do when listing a home.
Great question! It's not easy understanding school districts and cities/towns (zip codes). When you search on Trulia you are searching for a city and state not a school district. Because of the way school districts are organized you need to be able to search School Districts. You can't search school districts on Trulia.
You need to go to a website that will tell you the school district. You can search MLS listings on my website for free and with no obligation. If you've hired a Realtor to represent you, ask them to give you information on which school districts are in which townships. If not, you can request a map of the school districts on my website. That will require your name and a mailing address since it will need to be sent to you. No obligation either--just want you to know how it works.
Remember too, that your future children will not be in school for at least 5 years after they're born. Each school is different--each classroom teacher is also different. But, if you pick a school district that would make you happy today, it will probably do so in the future when you need it.
Century 21 Absolute Realty
1314 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Office: 610-692-6600 x303
The absolute best way to determine a school district is to contact a Realtor. If you want your home to be located in Downingtown School District then be sure you let the Realtor know that. They can then send you via email all the homes that match your specific criteria in that particular school district. In this way you can avoid any confusion. Remember that sometimes some of the districts are split such as Downingtown which has Downingtown East and Downingtown West so be sure you are specific. Good luck with your search and feel free to contact me if I can assist you.
Jennifer Daywalt, Realtor
Re/Max Results Realty - Collegeville
Top Agent 2004 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Author of "Ask The Realtor" Column in The Saturday Edition of The Phoenix Newspaper
Licensed since 2001 in PA
610-489-7355 Main Office
610-999-7693 Direct Line
Where are the homes located? Some may be closer to Downingtown and the Downingtown Post Office , but actually in the Coatesville School District. It all depends where the township line is. Some could be in Coatesville school district, but have a Downingtown Post Office. Some of the homes in Downingtown Post Office actually go to West Chester Schools. It is very confusing if you are not familiar with the school district boundaries. It is usually homes that border on the township lines. If you give me the mls numbers or the addresses, I can tell you which school district they are in.