With Labor Day weekend in Washington comes a very important tradition: The first day of school. Brimming with its photos on doorsteps, school bus stop hang-outs, and its first homework assignments of the year, the school year is a fresh start for littles to teens heading off into the world.
For the real estate advisors of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, the school year is also a reminder of one of the top factors their clients consider when buying or selling their home: school district location. Whether buyers are thinking about where their littles might attend school, or sellers are looking for the best return on their home, the quality of a school district can drastically impact a home’s desirability and its final sold price. It doesn’t seem like a huge leap that average listing prices increase in the top school districts in Washington.
While the top district rankings may vary slightly from source to source depending on how they weigh the factors, year after year these school districts have been honored as the top in Washington. And just as eager parents understand the correlation between their involvement in their child’s education and how well their student excels, some of the best real estate brokers know that likewise supporting schools in their communities is paramount. RSIR brokers have been known to host fundraisers, sit on school boards, and cheer on school athletics because, like their clients, they want to see their school districts succeed.
Today we’re making it easy to explore the market in Washington’s top school districts. Browse below, and if you have questions about what it would mean to buy or sell a home in these areas, connect with to get matched with an expert real estate advisor who will understand your goals and help you achieve your greatest return.
Mercer Island | # of schools: 6 | # of students: 4,065
Bellevue School District | # of schools: 31 | # of students: 19,510
Lake Washington School District | # of schools: 58 | # of students: 30,730
Bainbridge Island School District | # of schools: 10 | # of students: 3,638
Northshore School District | # of schools: 39 | # of students: 22,974
Issaquah School District | # of schools: 30 | # of students: 19,590
University Place School District | # of schools: 8 | # of students: 5,613