Over the past weekend I had a phone call from a family relocating to Brevard County, Florida within the next couple of months. We discussed the husband's future employment location, commute times and prices as well as their exact housing requirements.
But, in their case, the overwhelming consideration was school quality. And their decision was being made based on ratings found online. They had never been to Brevard County, Florida so the target area had nothing to do with anything except the quality of the schools. There was one question about crime rate in the school's assignment zone which I answered by referring them to the local law enforcement agency.
After I pointed out that most schools in Brevard County, Florida are very good I left it at that. They had made up their minds based in the school ratings they had already found.
For information on Brevard County, Florida Schools, here are a few useful links.
- Brevard County, Florida school ratings as provided by GreatSchools.org.
- Brevard County, Florida school reviews by parents here.
- Florida Department of Education School Grades
- Which school will my child attend?
Before you make an offer to purchase or sign a lease, please call the assigned school and verify school assignment. Assignment zones do change from time to time.
Still, should the overwhelming consideration be school only (or whatever else)? The answer is simple - yes. My focus as a real estate agent is to match the customer with their goal.
If you are relocating to Brevard County, Florida, please give me a call and let me help you.