The best school districts in terms of overall ratings that are within 30 miles of West Palm Beach include the following:
Parkland, which is well west of route 441 and just at the top of Broward County. It is considered the top district in our area.
Close to you, but north, Jupiter schools are A rated and homes in Jupiter maintain value because of the schools.
To the west of you is Wellington, where schools to the west of the community are all A rated.
Finally, there is Boca Raton, which has long been sought out by homebuyers because its schools have been consistently rated A by the state for the last 20 years.
In terms of commute, a home in Wellington, will be closest in mileage. You might hesitate at that kind of move because Forest Hills Boulevard is a local east to west route, and you will exit from your Wellington home on that road.
However, if you drive north to Southern Boulevard, which is the next main intersection north on 441 (State Road 7). you will be on our local/express road, which will get you into the City Place area in around 15 minutes.
If you're thinking that you might like to move to a home in Boca Raton, your commute will be very close to your commuting time from a Wellington home.
That's because from Boca Raton you'll be able to take Florida's Turnpike up to Southern Boulevard, and then head east. You'll move from highway to local/express.
Also, driving time is likely to be equal because most of the homes in your price category in Wellington will be situated farther to the west than are homes in Boca. Less local driving and more highway driving from Boca; more local driving from Wellington.
A home in Parkland will mean a long trek each day. You're west of Boca and you have to head east by local roads to the turnpike or route 869, another highway, and then to the turnpike in order to get up to Southern Boulevard.
Similarly, commuting to a Jupiter home will occasionally feel as if you are traveling to a distant planet.
So, in synopsis, best school districts for you in terms of commuting time are in Wellington to the west, or anywhere in Boca Raton. Your home in Boca Raton may be situated to the west near the Florida Turnpike or the east near route 95. And 95 brings you directly up to Okeechobee Boulevard, (one exit north of Southern) which leads directly into the City Place vicinity.
To check school ratings in Palm Beach County for Jupiter, Wellington, and Boca Raton, go to: http://palmbeachschools.org/
To check by home address to see where your child will go to school if you live in Boca Raton, Jupiter, or Wellington, go to: http://pbgis.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/addresslocator/lookup.html
To check school ratings in Parkland (Broward County), go to: http://www.browardschools.com/index.asp
To check by home address in Parkland to see where your child will go to school, go to: http://www.browardschools.com/schools/locator.htm
To find currently available homes located in any of the abovementioned cities, please go to: http://www.JablonTeam.com
You will be able to search by price and/ or subdivision.
Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions