How to Search for Homes by a School
Double check to determine the school district's assignment policy.Thumbtack in a map image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.com
Decide upon the school you wish to live near. Locate it online using mapping tools or on a paper street map. Use this map throughout your search to locate addresses of homes you find.
Locate your school on a map with attention to district lines.direction on a map image by leafy from Fotolia.com
Do any necessary research with the school district to determine assignment policies and to locate district maps. If the district has an assignment finder tool online, bookmark it for future reference. Remember, magnet and charter schools may have different admission policies than traditional neighborhood schools.
Try using a detailed street map book to find homes.finger pointing at map image by david hughes from Fotolia.com
Search national or local real estate sites for available homes. Realtor.com has information on homes for rent or sale customized by zip code, town, price, and more. Individual property listings should provide school information. For a more locally customized search, many local offices of national real estate firms offer searches by school district and even school.
Online mapping tools are a flexible and paperless utility.house image by dinostock from Fotolia.com
Locate homes by using online mapping tools. Using Mapquest or Google Maps, type in the school's address. The map will show a marker for the location. If you are using Google maps, click "More" and then click "Real Estate" in the drop-down box to see listings close to the school. With Mapquest you can search in the opposite way: input the address of a house you are interested in, then look for nearby schools using the "Advanced Search" feature, refining your search by city, type of school, and grade level.