School of thought for choosing your suburb

25 November 2010 - 3 min read

Buying a new home is ultimately about creating lifestyle convenience for you and your family, but it also pays to consider resale value.

Part of that value is considering what educational facilities are based in your local area, because this is important to all families.

Driving an hour or two everyday to drop your children at a preferred school is not an ideal scenario so it’s important to look at the options before you purchase a new home.

The Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood development has an interactive website where you can plug in your location details and find out what educational facilities are around.

It also has links to find religious and independent schools, so it is a great resource to help you find the best school for your needs.

The Government has also introduced the NAPLAN program to help parents evaluate a school’s performance by providing student outcome results and school comparisons.