Buy an Austin home near some of Texas’ top schools
Austin is a community that is dedicated to its residents, and this is visible through its excellent school system. Whether you have children or not, when you are in the market for Austin real estate, the quality of the school district is important. A strong school district will create greater interest in Austin homes, and as a result the resale value of the home you invest in is more likely to remain stable or increase. The good news for Austin buyers, with or without kids, is the fact that Austin has a school system known nationally for its exceptional educational schools.
Austin's Exceptional Schools Earn National Recognition
In the 2013 list of America's Best High Schools, Austin had six schools that made the cut. These schools had high graduation rates, high college acceptance rates and a high participation in AP and International Baccalaureate programs. The three schools were Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, Westwood High School and Westlake High School.
Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Liberal Arts and Science Academy is a comprehensive four-year magnet high school that recruits from both public and private middle schools based on test scores and teacher recommendations. It is the city's first magnet program and has become a very successful one, raising students who become critical thinkers and leaders in many industries.
Liberal Arts and Science Academy, with its 100 percent graduation rate, was at the top of the list, ranked among the top third in the nation. In addition to perfect graduation rates, this school boasts high test scores and excellent scores in AP classes.
Because it is a magnet school, you do not have to live within a certain area for your children to attend the school. However, if you are looking for real estate near Liberal Arts and Science Academy, consider shopping in University Hills, where there are a number of single-family homes available.
Westwood High School
Westwood High School, which also boasts a 100 percent graduation rate and high test scores, also made the top 100 high schools in the nation. Westwood is part of the Round Rock Independent School District. It receives high ranks for its excellent college preparation curriculum and has been named a National Blue Ribbon School or its educational programs.
To find a home near Westwood, consider searching in communities like the Gardens at Balcones and Balcones Greens. Here you will find spacious homes on lots with mature trees and properties on the golf course, all within the area served by Westwood.
Westlake High School
Finally, Westlake High School, which has an impressive 97 percent graduation rate, is the third of Austin's schools to be ranked well. Westlake is the only Eanes Independent School District to serve the communities of West Lake Hills, Rollingwood and Southwest Austin. If you are looking to find Austin homes near this highly ranked school, these are the communities you should consider. Spacious estates and luxury condos are common options for those shopping for Austin real estate in these affluent areas.