How School Districts Impact Property Values

School Districts + Property Values 

Many factors influence a family’s decision to purchase a home, including safety, overall layout, proximity to work, and more. For many, schools and the quality of the local school district is a higher – if not the highest – item on the wish list. 

Parents want the best for their children, and they are making home-buying decisions based on where they want their kids to go to school. In fact, a survey of homeowners by the National Association of REALTORS® found that 53 percent of buyers with children in the home under 18 years of age, said the quality of the school districts is an important factor when purchasing a home.

Spotlighting Central Ohio School Districts

Whether you’re a family with children or a first-time homebuyer, shopping for a home in a location with strong local schools is key to quality living and an increased home value. Compass Homes is proud to build in some of the best school districts in Central Ohio, whether on your lot or on one of ours. We have no doubt that you will be able to find the home, neighborhood, and school district that’s perfect for your family. 

Upper Arlington Schools 

Located close to downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University, Upper Arlington Schools are among the top-rated schools in the state of Ohio. Serving 1,802 students, with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1, Upper Arlington Schools has an A+ rating and the community has consistently been ranked as one of the most educated in the U.S., and one of the best places to live. The District is in the midst of a major renovation project for many of its facilities, including a new high school and high school stadium facility. 

Dublin City Schools 

Ranked among the Best School in the Columbus region, Dublin City Schools is listed as the #7 Best School District in the entire state of Ohio and has an A+ rating. The district serves the city of Dublin, as well as part of the city of Columbus, and the unincorporated parts of Delaware and Union counties. It has 15,729 students enrolled in 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, and a variety of experiential academies offered at its Emerald Campus.

Olentangy Local Schools

With an A+ rating and ranked as the #1 Best School District in Delaware County by Niche, Olentangy Local Schools is the largest school district in Delaware County, with a small portion of the southern tip falling in Franklin County. A large and rapidly growing district, Olentangy serves the unincorporated community of Lewis Center and the cities of Columbus, Delaware, Powell, and Westerville. The district also serves students from Berkshire, Berlin, Concord, Genoa, Liberty, and Orange townships. 

The District has 2,784 students enrolled from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and the student-teacher ratio is 20 to 1. Throughout the district, there are 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 high schools.


Compass Homes builds on prime homesites in some of the best school districts throughout Central Ohio. Contact us to learn how we can help you design a custom home that reflects your family’s lifestyle and is an investment for years to come, all in a community that you will be proud to call home.