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sangeethapat…, Home Buyer in Marietta, GA

We are planning to buy a home in Marietta and unable to decide which school to choose from (Walton,Pope,,Lassiter)

Asked by sangeethapatlolla, Marietta, GA Tue Mar 12, 2013

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Sangeetha,

All of these schools are great, but be careful of the ratings of some of the middle schools that lead up to Pope and Lassiter.

Another factor would be commute. We looked at all three schools and ended up buying in Walton (30068) simply because it afforded us the shortest commute to downtown Atlanta. Do keep in mind, however, that you would get more house for the money in the Pope and Lassiter districts than Walton. This is simply because of Walton's popularity.

Best of luck in your search,
Mammai
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Hi Sangeetha,

It is a matter of what fits you and your student best - they are all great schools and I suggest you actually visit each school if you want to get the best feel - do not rely on agents or other parents - this is too personal. And absolutly do not rely on GreatSchools.net - they give inaccurate data, and worse misleading parent reviews - I hate it when some parent is awash in praise over a school thier child goes to that is in the 60 percentile or worse academically - clearly a biased review and conflict of interest.

I live and work in the area and my son goes to Lassiter, but that may not be your choice. Sometimes the location of the home will make your choice for you if you dont choose - there are also certain neighborhoods that feed both Walton and Pope. I verify schools by property address rather than neighborhood - its sometimes the only way to be sure.

As a Broker/Owner and ICC Certified Building Inspection Expert, I provide unmatched due-diligence and protections for my clients by providing full property information, accurate market insights, and, free structural and major system evaluations to make you the most informed buyer in the marketplace. It pays to be much more informed before you act - and before you blow $300-$400 for a home inspection. It also pays to have an expert on your team that will advise you not to buy certain homes when that is in your best interests.

I have about 11 websites dedicated solely to East Cobb, for unprecidented focus and coverage through both FMLS and GMLS, and there is even a dedicated website for each of these three high schools, and a site for EastCobbSchoolReports. You can link to all these sites from the site below EastCobbHomeGuide.

I invite you to give me a call for more information, and a no obligation consultation to discuss your plans.


Regards,

Robert Whitfield
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 13, 2013
If you go strictly by scores,Walton will be top. However, the best high school experience is usually a mix of things, not just straight test scores.

Inventory is very tight in Walton, tight in Pope and Lassiter - much depends on price point and what your expectations are.

Let me know if you need advice, I'm a broker and certified appraiser based in ECobb - you can chart values for those districts and zips updated weekly here -
http://hankmillerteam.com/atlanta-real-estate-conditions/mar…

Hank
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 13, 2013
As Bruce and Hank said, it is a matter of what fits you best - they are all great schools and I suggest you actually visit each school if you want to get the best feel - do not rely on agents or other parents - this is too personal.

I live and work in the area and my son goes to Lassiter, but that may not be your choice. Sometimes the location of the home will make your choice for you if you dont choose - there are also certain neighborhoods that feed both Walton and Pope. I verify schools by property address rather than neighborhood - its sometimes the only way to be sure.

As a Broker/Owner and ICC Certified Building Inspection Expert, I provide unmatched due-diligence and protections for my clients by providing full property information, accurate market insights, and, free structural and major system evaluations to make you the most informed buyer in the marketplace. It pays to be much more informed before you act - and before you blow $300-$400 for a home inspection.

I have about 11 websites dedicated solely to East Cobb, for unprecidented focus and coverage through both FMLS and GMLS, and there is even a dedicated website for each of these three high schools, and a site for EastCobbSchoolReports. You can link to all these sites from the site below EastCobbHomeGuide.

I invite you to give me a call for more information, and a no obligation consultation to discuss your plans.


Regards,

Robert Whitfield
Broker/Owner
Professional Buyers Broker
New Home Construction Expert
ICC Code Certified Building Inspector
Advantage Realtors
678-585-9691
RobertWhitfield.com
TheHomeBuyersRep.com
Corporate Relocations | New Construction | Luxury & Investment Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 12, 2013
For updated school info and school scores go to ajc.com - then to home finders section and school report. All three of those high school districts have strong resale values. Please feel free to contact me with any futher questions. Lisa Moss Prudential Georgia Realty 770-880-5619
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To research schools, you should check out http://www.GreatSchools.net. To look for a home in the school district of choice, you should speak with me. As an East Cobb resident and agent, I would love to help you. If you would like, you can call me any time at 678-520-3113 and we can discuss your must have list in more detail.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 12, 2013
I would agree with Hank's comments. All the schools are highly rated academically. Your choice depends on what you are looking for in a school, I've had two children graduate from Walton, one from Lassiter and one now in Lassiter. Working in real estate for 33 years in this area, I am familiar with the nuances of the schools. Equally important is the interests of your child. Different schools excel in certain sports, music, academic disciplines. You will see significant price differences in the three school districts for similar homes and that will likely be a factor in your decision.

Bruce Ailion,
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Marietta GA 30062
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678-760-6266 Buyer’s Agent Adam
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 12, 2013
What are you and your family trying to find in the school you ultimately select, sangeethapatlolla? Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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404-538-5499

http://www.georgiamls.com/agentsite/index.cfm?SiteID=HAMMONDJOHNM

http://www.chapmanhallprofessionals.com

http://www.SellsRealty.org

http://www.city-data.com/

http://www.greatschools.org/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 12, 2013
I would be happy to help you find a home in East Cobb. Walton ranks top, but Pope and Lassiter are both great as well. Go to http://www.cobbk12.org and you can see the scores. You can search at http://www.SidneyDikeman.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 12, 2013
All three are excellent--you will not go wrong with any you select. The issue you will run into is your price point and the reduced inventory of homes. Hope this helps.

Dan Gentz Atlanta Communities & Atlanta Commerical
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