Advantages And Disadvantages Of Living Near A School

After days of looking at different homes, you finally find your dream home. But, it sits just across the street from a school. This can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it. That’s why before you make the final decision, you should weigh out the advantages and disadvantages of living near a school.

Advantages

  • Your kids can walk to school- a lot of parents dread the drive-through crunch when dropping off and picking their kids from school.
  • ¬†Access to the playground- public parks can at times be located a distance away. When you live near a school, your kids can access the playground when school is ou for the day.
  • Safety- most schools have daily police patrols and tight security measures to keep the school secure. This can be an added benefit for home buyers looking for a safe community.
  • Resale value- homes near schools can have good resale value due to their demand from buyers looking for neighborhoods with good school districts.

Disadvantages

  • Heavy traffic- living near a school means dealing with heavy traffic including idling cars and busses shuttling kids to and from school.
  • Lack of parking enforcement- from inconsiderate parents parking in, or blocking neighborhood driveways, this is one of the biggest gripes that you’ll have to deal with when you live near a school.
  • Heightened noise level- when you think about living near a school, the first thing that comes to mind is the noise. From kids cheering at a game to band practice, living near a school can bring all kinds of noises.
  • Lack of privacy- with so many kids walking all over the neighborhood, a homeowner has to contend with trespassing and lack of privacy.

Properties in Arlington County

$739,900: 851 N Glebe Rd #1705

851 N Glebe Rd #1705

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,165 sqft

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$420,000: 1530 Key Blvd #125

1530 Key Blvd #125

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 765 sqft

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$859,000: 5900 4th St N

5900 4th St N

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full baths / Living Area: 1,858 sqft

ITS EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A HOUSE. This three-bedroom, three-bath home is perched on a cunning...

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$895,000: 125 N Oakland St

125 N Oakland St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 1 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,986 sqft

Colonial charm, elegance and sophistication await you as you tour this special home. There is a...

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$334,800: 1830 Columbia Pike #302

1830 Columbia Pike #302

Beds: 2 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 1,020 sqft

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$399,900: 1024 N Utah St #121

1024 N Utah St #121

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 700 sqft

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$949,900: 6224 Lee Hwy

6224 Lee Hwy

Beds: 5 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 3,362 sqft

Plenty of room to roam and just 1/2 mile to Metro! This exceptionally spacious 5 bedroom, 3.5...

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$999,900: 5717 11th St N

5717 11th St N

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,115 sqft

This is your opportunity to own a fabulous townhome that has it ALL! Luxury updates on all...

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$1,198,000: 5133 37th St N

5133 37th St N

Beds: 6 / Baths: 3 full baths / Living Area: 2,729 sqft

This beautiful home in sought after Woodland Acres is nestled on an exquisitely maintained .39...

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$799,000: 867 N Lebanon St

867 N Lebanon St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,600 sqft

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$715,000: 4617 6th St S

4617 6th St S

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,215 sqft

Cute as a button, 3BR, 2 BA Cape Cod with inviting front porch! Two main level bedrooms with...

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$267,500: 1300 Army Navy Dr #1020

1300 Army Navy Dr #1020

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 660 sqft

This condo is exactly what you've been looking for! Close to the Pentagon City Metro stop in...

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$319,900: 5020 7th Rd S #301

5020 7th Rd S #301

Beds: 2 / Baths: 1 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,063 sqft

Spacious 2 bedroom home with a large balcony, plenty of closets, and storage space. Lots of...

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$260,000: 4373 Lee Hwy #206

4373 Lee Hwy #206

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 662 sqft

Beautifully renovated and laid out, rarely available one bedroom unit available in Carlyn Place....

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$439,900: 3479 S Stafford St #B2

3479 S Stafford St #B2

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,300 sqft

Beautiful, expanded 2BR/2BA Braddock-model home nestled in park-like Fairlington Meadows. With...

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