Some of the best public schools in the country are in very affordable housing markets.
BusinessWeek.com, in cooperation with real-estate marketer Cyberhomes, identified 25 locales nationwide where the price of homes is moderate and schools are A-rated.
Quality schools tend to go hand-in-hand with high real estate prices. David Figlio, a professor of education, social policy, and economics at Northwestern University, recommends that concerned parents with limited funds choose a B-rated school that just missed getting the top grade. “If a school barely missed getting an A, you might be getting the biggest bang for your buck,” Figlio says.
The top-ranked schools chosen by the magazine were in these communities:
Lake Worth, Fla.
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Source: BusinessWeek.com, Prashant Gopal (09/25/2009)
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