Personally, I think it should be a requirement. After all, school districts do have a significant impact on a home’s value. I’d say more than half of all home listings here do not have the school zoning included. There is a feature in our MLS that allows us to search for homes by school zones but currently it’s useless because many of the listings don’t have the school zone section filled out.
For now you’ll have to check with the school board to find out the zoning for a particular property. They do make it easy though. All you have to do is put an address in and viola, you get the elementary, middle, and high school. Here are the links for the local counties in Central Florida.
- Orange County Public School Zoning
- Lake County Public School Zoning
- Seminole County Public School Zoning
Once you’ve figured out which schools a property is zoned for, you can figure out if it’s good or not and compare them to each other at greatschools.net. It’s a wonderful independent resource.