Friday, February 10, 2012

Home buying tips: CPS School Locator for attendance boundaries

We often have clients looking to buy in a specific elementary school attendance boundaries. This makes buying a house or condo easier for our clients in one aspect (decision making), but also makes the few homes that come on the market very competitive. One tool we use to verify a school's attendance area is the Chicago Public School's "Geographic Information System" or "School Locator".

The CPS School Locator is a great way to double check addresses to make sure they fall in the attendance boundaries you want.  You should always triple check with the school itself if you are going to purchase the home. The Locator site allows you to choose all kinds of information and color keys to display on a map relative to addresses.

Want to move into Coonley school boundaries?  We use the CPS School Locator to help set up our property searches.
Often times, listing agents do not provide the name of the public school (or correct school for that matter) that corresponds to their listing. The CPS Locator site is in my favorite bookmarks so we can double check the school when searching for clients or when compiling home sale statistics in a particular school boundary. The school boundary feature on the site also helps us set up our automatic "map searches" for all homes listed for sale in a particular school attendance area.

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