The area also provides much in the way of supportive activities in the arts and sports. There are schools also in the area that align with the University of Colorado with special programs such as science that work with the University to provide classes with that are approved and suported by the University and can affect a positive element if the student decides to continue their studies at CU.
A check with the School District would provide some good answers for your questions. Thanks for posting a very good questionl
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The Boulder Valley School District consistently performs well and is ranked high. On the east side of 28th and north of Baseline, there is High Peaks Elementary, which ranks among the best in the state.
Boulder Valley School District spends significantly more per pupil than many surrounding districts. Feel free to call or drop me an email. I would be happy to answer your questions. And watch for updates on this string.
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After selecting the school look at the attendence area for that school which is also found on the BVSD website.
Private schools do not have boundary limitations.
Then start your search for a home.
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It really depends on what your kids interests and learning needs are.
My husband is a principal and I am happy to provide you with school data and direct you in the right location to gather information on different schools. Please call me directly so I can understand your interests and real estate needs. 393-441-5626 - kimberly
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south Boulder's Table Mesa area has arguably the best 2 elementary schools in the Boulder area: Bear Creek and Mesa elementary. I will be listing a very nice and completely renovated home in this area in the $700K price range in the near future. It is a 2800 + Sq Ft home with 4 conforming bedrooms, 3 baths, a modern master suite, walk-out basement and a 2 car garage, a private fenced yard and walking distance to trails and Mesa Elementary. Please call or e-mail me if you are interested in additional information regarding this upcoming listing. Thank you, Peyman 303.667.8738
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When my family and I moved to Colorado from South Carolina, we researched schools, chose the one we wanted our daughter to attend, and directed our real estate agent to find us a house in that vicinity. It worked out great.
I wasn't an agent then, but now I know that's a good way to go. No real estate agent should be telling you what defines a 'good school'.
Your daughter, being so young, may not have demonstrated what's important to her yet, but you may have some inklings. She might be an early reader, or be fascinated with science (bugs!) or she may already enjoy putting on 'shows'. Our daughter was about 10, and we already knew she was academically smart with a strong bent toward the dramatic. So we looked for a school that fostered those interests.
Best grades academically might be your priority, but it might be something else, such as student/teacher ratio. Don't forget to check out the high schools that the elementary schools feed in to, some are more known for their band or sports or drama programs.
But different schools are strong in different ways. What's important to you? Determine that, and then do your research.
You may even find there are so many good schools in Jefferson and Boulder Counties, it's easier to eliminate the ones you want to avoid.
Then, contact an agent with your price range and let them assist you with neighborhoods.
Do you have any sense of where you want to stay? I've had clients who feel 'funny' if they get too far north, and others who want to be a certain distance from the mountains or the airport. You surely have your own likes or dislikes too.
I'm excited for you - enjoy the journey you're embarking on!
The Boulder Valley School District is among the best anywhere. But, as you can imagine, there are differences between schools. For objective information about any school in the area, I would start my research here:
Additionally, you can find information about any particular school at the BVSD website:
I would suggest you also check out the district's press releases here:
The district does a good job of uploading releases about activities, awards, programs, etc. at individual schools, so this is a good source of information.
Not long ago, someone on this forum asked about the coolest neighborhoods in Boulder. I took the opportunity to talk about a number of neighborhoods. (You can find my rather lengthy answer about two-thirds of the way down the page) But there were a number of excellent answers from various agents. You might want to take a look:
And you might check out Boulder at City-Data.com. There is a list of neighborhoods about two-thirds of the way down this page, with a little info about each:
Well, this should keep you busy for a while! If you have any additional questions or if you would like information about other communities in this area, Please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Superior, Louisville, Boulder, South West Longmont, North West Lafayette, Broomfield, and Erie.
You can find a house in any of these areas with highly rated schools from $250,000 to $2 million.
Some of the variables to think about (which will determine what is a good fit) are:
Lot size, how new or updated the house is, price range, and location (some people are dead set on walking to something).
In terms off a good area for your kid to grow up, it really depends on what you are looking for and what your price point is.
Four Mile Creek on the NE side of town seems to have a real high density of kids, but my 5 year old loves our quiet street in North Boulder that has much more diversity in ages (fewer kids, but with the whole "stand in" grandparent thing). :)
South Boulder, east of Broadway and along the Table Mesa corridor, offers one of the more affordable entry points to the Boulder market, while also having access to great schools.
If schools are your most important factor, you can check out http://www.greatschools.org to get information about local schools. You can view ratings, and see comments from parents and students. Hope that helps!