Many parents who want their kids to attend Silver Lake’s highly rated Ivanhoe Elementary – one of the top 100 schools in L.A. County based on state API test scores– are willing to pay extra for a nearby home in return for a free, high-quality, public education. A recent check for family-friendly, three-bedroom homes near Ivanhoe’s campus included an $829,000, 1,555-square-foot home Armstrong Avenue. There was a larger, four bedroom property on Ivan Hill Terrace that was closer to the school but it was listed at $1.28 million. But what if parents can’t afford to live in Ivanhoe’s attendance area, which includes some of Silver Lake’s most pricey real estate?
The Eastsider went searching for three-bedroom homes near some other high scoring elementary schools on the Eastside. Those other schools didn’t come close to Ivanhoe’s 2010 API score of 938, and there were no three-bedroom homes for sale near the Eastside’s third ranked elementary – Solano Avenue, with an API of 893. But there were definitely lower priced three-bedroom homes near some other high scoring schools:
|School: Mt Washington Elementary, Mt. Washington
API Score: 896
NearbyListing: 639 Museum Dr.
Square Footage: 1,830
Sales Pitch: “Excellent deal on stunning multi-level home within Mt. WashingtonElementary School boundaries.”
|School: Delevan Drive Elementary, Eagle Rock
API Score: 882
Nearby Listing :2709 Dicturn St.
Square footage: 1,489 (4 bedrooms)
Sales Pitch: “The spacious 4 bedroom 2 bathroom property is surrounded by mature trees and has a large park like back yard.”
|School: Garvanza Elementary, Garvana/Highland Park
API Score: 843
NearbyListing: 6144 York Blvd.
Square Footage: 1,298
Sales Pitch: “Beautiful Remodeled Craftsman Style Home! 3 bedroom 1 bath – Possible 4th bedroom or office.”
Listing information from Redfin