With summer winding down, we must accept the unenviable that a new school year is just around the corner. Soon, kids everywhere will be trading their board shorts and flip-flops for backpacks and #2 pencils. Many families will jumpstart the season with a little back-to-school shopping. For many that means finding the perfect first day of school outfit, but for others it means house hunting is in full crunch mode.
If you’re in the market for a new home, there are many factors to consider before signing on the dotted line. For families with school-age children, a good school district is usually at the top of the list. But even for those who don’t have kids, buying in a quality district can have its advantages, including potentially higher resale values and protection from market fluctuation.
We did our homework and thanks to our friends at Niche, we’ve identified the top school districts throughout Southern California, plus pulled some prime properties to jumpstart your back-to-school shopping.
San Marino Unified School District
Designed in 1913, this magnificent Italian Palladian villa has been extensively remodeled and maintained. A truly unique property, the home is approx. 9,900 sq.ft. and includes a tennis court, swimming pool, and guesthouse.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
This California contemporary inspires the outdoor lifestyle with the swimming pool and expansive deck space easily accessed by almost every main room.
Irvine Unified School District
Affectionately known as “Rancho de Oro,” this spectacular Shady Canyon® custom estate offers a coveted location directly next to the golf course on an approx. ¾ acre lot. There is a space for every occasion, with four levels that encompass the 1,500 bottle wine cellar, poker room, billiard room, concert hall, state-of-the-art home theater room, and 2 wet bars.
Poway Unified School District
An entertainer’s dream home, this 7 bed, 8 bath sprawling property offers stunning views of the Maderas Golf Course and has a billiards room, theater area, wine tasting cellar, and even an elevator.
Coronado Unified School District
This home is a beautiful statement in the Country Club Estates area of charming Coronado. Enjoy golf course views from the backyard or a relaxing afternoon in the courtyard.