The next city in our series, Austin, has one of the most striking geographic separations when it comes to GreatSchools school ratings. That line runs roughly along I-35. To the west, and northwest, higher rated schools. To the east and…
Unlike some of the other cities in our series, Denver's best schools are spread all over town, relatively speaking. Compared to most large cities, Denver is much less geographically defined. The best schools can be found everywhere, except for a…
With Lake Michigan acting as natural border to the east, we find most of Chicago's best schools in the northern half of town. Generally speaking, the best schools appear in two clusters. One cluster is along Lake Michigan and starts slightly north of town center before running off to the north. The other cluster is inland to the west, near Oak Park.
Charlotte's best schools are found in one very clearly defined area: The southeastern part of town. This geographic trend is one of the more striking we've found throughout our series of articles using GreatSchools ratings. This means that the majority of…
Apartment Guide researched the best public schools in Dallas-Fort Worth and identified the cheapest neighborhoods and apartment communities near them.
Living near the best schools in Philly comes at a higher cost, but if you look hard enough there are ways to give your kids access to great schools without breaking the bank. This Apartment Guide analysis identifies the most affordable neighborhoods and apartment communities in Philadelphia that sit inside top-rated school districts.
Seattle runs along a north-south route defined by geography, but the best parts of town for parents looking for educational value from their dollars are only found in one direction: North. The highest rated schools are to the north and east of Seattle in a broad swath, with that swath shrinking in diameter once you factor in rent to try and identify the most affordable options.
The best schools in Baltimore encircle the city, with pockets of higher-rated schools to the north and southwest. The best deals all seem to be found around the Towson area, just to the north of Baltimore. There are other areas with good schools, but Towson seems to offer the best combination of affordable rents and high rated schools.
In most cities, finding an apartment you can afford near highly-rated schools means living far away from the center of town. Orlando is an exception. Good schools are found all over the Orlando area, not just the suburbs. Along with some good deals in the middle of town, the best options (according to the data) can be found to be to the north and east of central Orlando.
Parents with school-aged children who are looking to rent an apartment in Las Vegas can use the data here to help decide which neighborhoods and particular apartment communities offer them the best school systems for their needs.