Realtors have tools that can display all kinds of information around a home, including flood maps, local hospitals, stores, etc. beyond
In addition i'd check some of the statistics for school performance to determine the best school for your child. There are many ways to investigate that. One link is http://www.greatschools.org
but if you search the internet on school evaluations/school rankings, or different topics like that, you'll find an enormous amount of information that would be insightful as you select a school. You don't have to select just based on proximity to your home. In many cases, you can choose within the complete school district.