Pamela Murphy, Real Estate Pro in Yorktown, VA

my family and i want to move to the area and want to know what the best family friendly areas. any suggestions great schools safe neighborhood?

Asked by Pamela Murphy, Yorktown, VA Fri Jan 7, 2011

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Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider researching areas online and do visit in person more than once and at different times of day--for any safety concerns, for accurate information do contact/visit the local police department, ask all your questions, and hear all there is to hear firsthand; also consider visiting the school district of interest in person, ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., and ask all your questions--then make a determination, where will your comfort level best be reached.
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Hi Rodney, there are some great answers below. However, keep in mind, the definition of "good school" and "good area" varies greatly from one family to another. What you and your family find as priority may not be what another parent of family finds as priority. For example, when discussing schools as being "great" or not, what defines that for you: TAKS test scoring only, or student to teacher ration, curriculum taught, activity and sports, parent to teacher relations, etc. You can see my point. Same goes for area and neighborhood. I'd love to send you an article that most of my clients and parents and families have really enjoyed... I'd love to work with you and your family if you're not already working exclusively with an agent. Feel free to call and/or email me any time. I'm happy to help. Sloan@BrantsRealtors.com or 817-223-5435. I also have references available so you can feel prudent and research my past relations with past and current clients. I also welcome you to contact my broker, if you'd like to research further. I'll provide these contact details if you'd like.

Kind Regards,
Sloan Yorek
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 8, 2011
Rodney... A bit more information I would like to share with you:


ISD in Texas mean Independent School District. In some states this would equal your local
school boundary guidelines.

Here is a link that will take you straight to the school ratings in Fort Worth: Fort Worth ISD

http://www.greatschools.org/texas/fort-worth/
Fort Worth encompasses many,MANY schools and is very widespread.

Carroll ISD - home to New Orleans Superbowl hero - Garrett Hartley:

http://www.davedowns.com/sch_slcisd.htm

The Carroll Independent School District currently operates five elementary schools, three intermediate schools, two middle schools and two high schools. These eleven schools are attended by approximately 8,000 students who live in Southlake, Grapevine, and Westlake.

Depending on your desired location in reference to work commute, infrastructure,HOA's with very active child oriented activities: Northwest ISD

http://www.nisdtx.org/12071046134612373/site/default.asp

Northwest ISD has been selected as the winner of the 2011 District Excellence Award for Digital Learning. Only three school districts in the nation will receive this honor, and NISD was declared the first place recipient amongst the other two.

An area that was nationally recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing communities is Keller ISD:
http://www.greatschools.org/texas/keller/Keller-Independent-…

Closer to the Lake: Eagle Mountain
http://www.emsisd.com/98210424102156940/site/default.asp

You will find highly rated middle and high schools in several school districts. If you could share with me your desired commute and what your expectations are of the school (such as computer sciences,sports,musical departments,gymnastics,teacher/student ratios,special needs etc...)

Middle school transition can be seamless when a child realizes his/her strengths and develops them by being involved in activities that increase their confidence in these areas. This also provides a smooth transition to high school.

Let me know if I can assist you in either buying or selling your home. Your emphasis on school ratings is prevalent in my mind so I will be working with you to ensure your child/ren attend the schools that exceed your expectations. One area I must caution you about it due to the continual growth in North Texas, school boundaries are subject to change. We will want to ensure that your are in a location that if this should happen, you select an area that is rated high as a total district.

Feel comfortable to contact me at:
puniwai@fathomrealty.com
(214)783-6416 - Cell

Regards,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 9, 2011
How about North Fort Worth with Keller schools?
Great area ....great prices....family and kid friendly.

Are you trying to stay in any specific price range?
Also what part of town will you work?

Bruce Lynn
Keller Williams Realty
Web Reference: http://www.teamlynn.com
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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Where are you moving from Rodney?
Brad Roberts
Fidelity 1st Real Estate
7305 S Hulen, FW TX 76133
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 8, 2011
Hey Rodney!

congratulations on your impending move into the DFW metroplex. Check out my facebook http://www.facebook.com/julianmijol. call me so we can chat. Thanks!
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Hi, You can go to http://www.schoolmatters.com, http://www.greatschools.org, and http://www.homefair.com for school reports, demographics, and crime stats.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 8, 2011
Are you going to purchase OR lease?

Once that is determine Realtor can assist in providing areas which work within your lender specifications OR your monthly rental budget amoung.

Direct Link
http://www.lynn911.com/Web/AR287090/CustomContent/index/5041503

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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There are many nice areas. I live in the Burleson, Joshua area and feel these are great communities with great schools. They still have the feel of a small community and have several exemplery schools.
I will be glad to answer any questions.
Dave Buske
RE/MAX
817-980-9436
Dave@DaveBuske.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 8, 2011
I have some great ideas! Fort Worth has expanded so much, it it now connected to Keller and Northwest schools which are exemplary! I have children and grand children enjoying their lives to fullest! So many family oriented communities and people are a just darn friendly! Contact me at puniwai@gmail.com and let's discuss your specifics needs. Size of home, proximity to student activities, neighborhoods that have well organized HOA's with the focus being on children! Schools that take pride in the extra curricular activities that are offered etc..... If you are not familiar with the area, traffic and commute are huge factors when deciding where to live. The deciding factors will be your budget for a mortgage and your work commute. I am the local expert. I have assisted military families in relocating before they ever saw their home. My goal is to work with you closely to determine the best fit for your families needs! Feel free to contact me and let's talk about how I can best serve you.

Lucy A. Puniwai
REALTOR
Fathom Realty
214-783-6416
puniwai@gmail.com
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