Schools? Children go to the Fairmont Elementary in El Cerrito which is diamond in the rough and improving by leaps and bounds each year as the many young Annex kids become school age and their involved parents enter the picture. Given the make-up of the neighborhood this will no doubt continue and should be a very cool thing to be a part of. Looking for something meaningful to be a part of...this is it!
The Annex is actually a really lovely area with beautiful homes that are well cared for and an active neighborhood organization. It is also really close to the El Cerrito Plaza and all the other amenities of El Cerrito.
I think the Annex represents good value to home buyers.
Someone else will have to answer the school question. I'm not really sure.