Finding a Home in the Right School District
Moving to Chicago is hard enough without children, but when you add finding a school for your kids into the mix locating that perfect home becomes all the more difficult. When you are looking for yourself you likely ask yourself a number of questions: What are good Chicago neighborhoods? Do I want to live on the North or South side? Which neighborhood has the most convenient public transportation? You have a few more questions to consider when you are looking for a place for you and your children. What are the best school districts? What are the boundaries for the district you want your children to be within? What are the school rankings for Chicago Public Schools?
Until now there hasn’t been a very helpful means to get all of the important questions answered, outside of recommendations from locals, but what if you don’t know anyone from Chicago? Thanks to the creator of www.schoolsparrow.com you don’t have to dig too deep to get most of your questions answered. They have taken the most common questions into consideration when developing their website. School Sparrow makes the claim that you can “See the entire landscape of good school districts that also have homes for-sale (or rent) . . . within your budget. [Their] integrated data includes school performance, school boundaries and current real estate information.”
The creator of School Sparrow, Tom Brown, is a local Chicago dad who recently went through the process of finding a school for his daughter and he “created School Sparrow to make it easier for Chicago parents to find a comprehensive list of potential schools to explore, and to find a home in the correct attendance boundaries. After building School Sparrow [he] identified several schools that [he] wished [he] had explored because not only did they look good on paper, but also the housing stock is significantly more affordable than their current location in Ravenswood. Tom loves his current neighborhood and is very happy with the school in which [his] daughter is enrolled, but [he] thinks [he] made the decision without being fully informed about all the options that were available.”
To find out more about School Sparrow and search all of their active listings visit: www.schoolsparrow.com