Your home: School boundaries and their effect on real estate values

the taylor-made team

Westwood_View_ElementaryAll you have to say is “possible school boundary changes” or “proposed school closings” and the emotions start to run high. And understandably so. We have had clients purchase a home specifically because of the elementary, middle, or high school.

School boundaries and school attendance are certainly a moving target. Because all school districts are big businesses, they are constantly looking at budget and attendance numbers. The challenge is that behind those budget and attendance numbers are real people.

I am sure many of you remember the most recent boundary change when the south boundary for Shawnee Mission East High School was moved from 103rd Street to 95th Street. That change caused a tremendous uproar. Many parents who had graduated from SM East were furious that their kids would not be able to attend their alma mater due to the boundary change. As soon as the rumors hit the street…

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