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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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The good school district is typically high on the wish-list for families with school-aged children looking to buy in Silver Spring, MD - ranking high up there with the good subdivision.
Good, however, is relative - what may be good (enough) for one, may not be good (enough) for another. As a Silver Spring, MD Realtor® I cannot determine for you which area or school meets your definition of good and which one doesn't.
That does not mean, I cannot assist you in your home search and in narrowing down your choices. I will point you to the right resources and I will adjust my search based on your specific criteria.
If you are new to the area or the school topic is a new one for your family, then the following are good starting points:
1. www.greatschools.org: provides information on school performance and rates schools accordingly, it also allows for comments which may or may not be helpful (keep in mind that people are more likely to comment when dissatisfied than happy)
Currently, the following are the top-rated public schools in Silver Spring, MD: Viers Mill Elementary School, Cloverly Elementary School, Forest Knolls Elementary School, Takoma Park Middle School and Montgomery Blair High School.
Viers Mill Elementary School is also a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence having received the award in 2005.
Once you have identified a specific school district/area we will research the market to make sure it fits your budget and any other criteria that may be high on your wish list (proximity to public transportation for example, or lot size).
I will adjust my search based on your preferred geographic area and make sure the homes we are going to tour fall within it. Our MLS just recently added a school layer to the map function which allows me to quickly see whether or not a property lies within those boundaries.
Only you can decide which area is the right one for you and which school district meets your standards. It is part of my job to assist you with the right resources and in narrowing down your choices - just one of the many things I do as a Silver Spring Realtor®!
ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVINGMARYLANDBLIPS
Andrea is a proud military spouse, mom of two beautiful little girls, hobby decorator and a Realtor® based in Silver Spring, MD. Andrea focuses on Montgomery County and Howard County Real Estate, she enjoys everything beautiful in life and always answers the phone with a smile.
All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
From Bethesda to Odenton - Montgomery & Howard County Real Estate blog
My blog is a mix of information about Maryland Real Estate, community spotlights, customer service discussions, industry news and trends, things to do & places to visit ... - sprinkled with a candid perspective of the life, times & tribulations of my life as a Realtor, mom and military spouse in the national capitol area
Please visit mdhomes4mil.com - my blog for military families stationed at WRNMMC/NSA Bethesda and Fort Meade!
Have a question about the Maryland Real Estate market?
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.