Coco Zhan, Home Buyer in 08823

Which is better, Monta Vista or Lynbrook high school or Mission San Jose high

Asked by Coco Zhan, 08823 Tue Mar 11, 2008

I am from NJ, we will relocate to Bay area this summer. I need advices as to which areas I should move. Since I have a kid who wants to go to top high school, it seems Monta Vista or Lynbrook high school should be the choice. However, I also have to watch my bugdet of buying a property.(3 bedroom town house is my target, or I might afford). What about Mission San Jose high school, housing price seems lower in that area, relatively speaking.
I work at home most of the time. I can go any locations, if there is top high school, and relatively lower housing market. (Current price of housing market in Bay area is a joke for a person from middle area of NJ)
Thank you for your avices!!!

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Jennifer Kre…, Home Seller, 95124
Tue Jun 3, 2008
Thanks for the list CJ!
Wow! Mission, Saratoga, Lynbrook and Gunn were on the list too.
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CJ Brasiel, Agent, San Jose, CA
Tue Jun 3, 2008
Coco -

Here is the link to the reference Jennifer made:

http://www.nbc10.com/education/14737278/detail.html
Web Reference:  http://www.TalkToCJ.com
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Jennifer Kre…, Home Seller, 95124
Mon Jun 2, 2008
Monta Vista High School was recenly on a list of the top High Schools in the nation. I saw this on the NBC news recently so I don't have a internet link for you.
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CJ Brasiel, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sun Jun 1, 2008
Try http://www.schoolperformancemaps.com
I find it helps narrow down the neighborhoods and schools.

Good luck!
CJ
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Helen Zhao, , West Windsor, NJ
Tue May 27, 2008
Hi Coco,

It is Hongrong, Are you in States, I happen to be on this website searching something and come cross your name. It sounds like you. Please provide your contact info. My email address is hzhirsch@gmail.com
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Chris, , 95037
Sat Mar 29, 2008
Hi Coco,

I am from central NJ myself, been out here for 12 years and never looked back. Based on what I know, prices in the decent school districts are comparable to high end NJ areas, CA being a bit higher, yes!

Prices are coming down everywhere, and with interest rates being very desirable....I think you may be in luck.

You obviously have done your homework, the mission area is more affordable than the other areas and to be honest their schools are very desirable (API scores are high).

Since you will be working from home mostly, sounds like your in a good position to be flexible.

Let me know if your coming to the bay area soon, let a fellow Jersey Girl show you around! : ).

Best Wishes!
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Karen, Home Buyer,
Fri Mar 28, 2008
You can look into this link to find out where the good school district is.

http://www.greatschool.net
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Dominique B…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2008
I recently had a client with the same question.
A decent 3Bed in Cupertino with Lynbrook will set you back at least 800K, Monta Vista might be a little bit cheaper but not by much same as Mission San Jose. There are also great High Schools like Leland High in Almaden Valley and a 3Bed townhouse there would cost you mid 600"s. There are lots of great schools in the Bay Area and you would need to consider more factors then just a school.
dom@weichert1team.com
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Andrea Wince…, Agent, Milpitas, CA
Wed Mar 26, 2008
Another good resource for school info is http://www.greatschools.net in which you can also link to from my website below under "Communities".
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Annie Nguyen, Agent, Fremont, CA
Wed Mar 26, 2008
Hi Coco,

If you are living Cupertino area then Monta Vista is the good high school. Mission San Jose is in Fremont. It has equivalent value of great performance to Monta Vista High school. For better school API scores you need to contact school district directly for more information since there always have some new changes yearly in the school boundary before you decide to buy your new house. You can check free information on my website. Feel free to contact me if you have question.
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Andrea Wince…, Agent, Milpitas, CA
Thu Mar 13, 2008
Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose is a California Distinguished School. Homes in that area are still reasonably priced. You can concentrate your search on zip code 95132. However, some of those homes feed to another high school so you really need an area specialist to help narrow it down. Contact me through my website below when you are ready to proceed. Kind regards.
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Mary, Both Buyer And Seller,
Tue Mar 11, 2008
Top high school and relatively lower housing market..nope, you won't find it in the Bay Area.
I suggest that you research the rental market (Bay Rentals in San Jose is a good place to start).
It would not suprise me if you were to find more rentals in the Lynbrook area versus Monta Vista.
best of luck,
Mary
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