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

$199,000: 750 S Dickerson St #314

750 S Dickerson St #314

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 781 sqft

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$1,850,000: 4856 33rd Rd N

4856 33rd Rd N

Beds: 5 / Baths: 5 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 4,834 sqft

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$999,900: 2509 S Kenwood St

2509 S Kenwood St

Beds: 5 / Baths: 4 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 3,470 sqft

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION! In the heart of Shirlington w/ proximity to EVERYTHING this 5 BR...

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$895,000: 44 N Oakland St

44 N Oakland St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,094 sqft

Storybook Cape Cod in the heart of popular Ashton Heights, that has been meticulously maintained...

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$725,000: 1908 N Underwood St

1908 N Underwood St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 1,275 sqft

Great location within one block of East Falls Church Metro on a lovely street with many new and...

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$675,000: 3459 S Kemper Rd

3459 S Kemper Rd

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,409 sqft

Open Houses Sat 2/22 1-3PM & Sun 2/23 2-4PM!! 2 bedroom/2.5 bath townhouse in Shirlington Crest!...

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$529,000: 4141 N Henderson Rd #1011

4141 N Henderson Rd #1011

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,702 sqft

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$439,000: 1050 N Stuart St #303

1050 N Stuart St #303

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 754 sqft

Elegant third floor unit, with corner fireplace and view of trees from two balconies, is a...

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$678,000: 2203 20th St N

2203 20th St N

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 680 sqft

Courthouse cutie brimming with charm! *Stellar locale across from Mom's Organic Market, Capital...

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$854,900: 1201 N Garfield St #507

1201 N Garfield St #507

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,399 sqft

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Rare opportunity to own in Arlington to own a condo with a balcony!...

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$548,800: 4141 Henderson Rd #324

4141 Henderson Rd #324

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,425 sqft

1,425 square feet, 1/2 mile to Metro! // AS-IS SALE - Here's your opportunity to imagine your...

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$1,839,000: 5105 26th Rd N

5105 26th Rd N

Beds: 6 / Baths: 5 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 6,105 sqft

Gorgeous Custom Home in sought after Yorktown area of N Arlington. Quiet street with mature...

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$885,000: 6721 Little Falls Rd

6721 Little Falls Rd

Beds: 4 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,785 sqft

Adorable move-in-ready and absolutely charming 4BR/2.5BA Cape Cod in Arlington. This home has...

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$2,549,000: 3516 N Valley St

3516 N Valley St

Beds: 7 / Baths: 7 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 7,066 sqft

This home is everything you have been looking for in the brilliant price package. Imagine...

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$2,250,000: 3081 N Pollard St

3081 N Pollard St

Beds: 6 / Baths: 5 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 6,095 sqft

OFFERS DUE TUESDAY, 02/25 AT 3 PM. Exquisite new luxury home in the peaceful, sought-after...

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