With summer winding down, we must accept the inevitable that a new school year is upon us. Soon, kids everywhere will be trading their board shorts and flip-flops for backpacks and #2 pencils. Many families will jumpstart the season with a little back-to-school shopping. For many that means finding the perfect first day of school outfit, but for others it means house hunting is in full crunch mode.

If you’re in the market for a new home, there are many factors to consider before signing on the dotted line. For families with school-age children, a good school district is usually at the top of the list. But even if those who don’t have kids, buying in a quality district can have its advantages, including potentially higher resale values and greater protection from market fluctuations.

Today we’re heading down to Southern California and, thanks to our friends at Niche, we identified the top school districts throughout SoCal, plus pulled some fantastic finds from ColdwellBankerHomes.com to jumpstart your back-to-school shopping.

San Marino Unified School District

Designed in 1913, this magnificent Italian Palladian villa has been extensively remodeled and maintained. A truly unique property, the home is approx. 9,900 sq.ft and includes a tennis court, swimming pool, and guesthouse. CaliforniaHome.me

Designed in 1913, this magnificent Italian Palladian villa has been extensively remodeled and maintained. A truly unique property, the home is approx. 9,900 sq.ft and includes a tennis court, swimming pool, and guesthouse.

1161 Virginia Road is offered at $17,000,000. Find more homes in San Marino Unified School District.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

This California Contemporary inspires the outdoor lifestyle with the swimming pool and expansive deck space easily accessed by almost every main room.  949 Via Rincon is offered at $5,999,998. CaliforniaHome.me

This California Contemporary inspires the outdoor lifestyle with the swimming pool and expansive deck space easily accessed by almost every main room.

949 Via Rincon is offered at $5,999,998. Find more homes in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.

Irvine Unified School District

Affectionately known as “Rancho de Oro” this spectacular Shady Canyon custom estate offers a coveted location directly next to the golf course on an approx. ¾ acre lot. There is a space for every occasion, with four levels that encompass the 1,500 bottle wine cellar, poker room, billiard room, concert hall, state-of-the-art home theater room, and two wet bars.  26 Boulder View is offered at $8,499,000.

Affectionately known as “Rancho de Oro” this spectacular Shady Canyon custom estate offers a coveted location directly next to the golf course on an approx. ¾ acre lot. There is a space for every occasion, with four levels that encompass the 1,500 bottle wine cellar, poker room, billiard room, concert hall, state-of-the-art home theater room, and two wet bars.

26 Boulder View is offered at $8,499,000. Find more homes in Irvine Unified School District.

Poway Unified School District

An entertainer’s dream home, this 7 bedrooom, 8 bath sprawling property offers stunning views of the Maderas Golf Course and has a billiards room, theater area, wine tasting cellar, and even an elevator.

An entertainer’s dream home, this 7 bedrooom, 8 bath sprawling property offers stunning views of the Maderas Golf Course and has a billiards room, theater area, wine tasting cellar, and even an elevator.

18060 Old Coach Drive is offered at $2,895,000. Find more homes in Poway Unified School District.

Coronado Unified School District

This home is a beautiful statement in the Country Club Estates area of charming Coronado. Enjoy golf course views from the backyard or a relaxing afternoon in the courtyard.

This home is a beautiful statement in the Country Club Estates area of charming Coronado. Enjoy golf course views from the backyard or a relaxing afternoon in the courtyard.

640 Coronado Avenue is offered at $2,490,000. Find more homes in Coronado Unified School District.

 

Which district will you be doing some back-to-school shopping in?

Did you know? When searching on ColdwellBankerHomes.com, school district information is readily available. Just look at the property details for any listing and scroll to the “School Information” section.