When you start the house hunting process, most homebuyers take a list of “needs” and “wants” to their realtors. Your needs may include things like the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, completed upgrades (so you don’t have to do any renovations), the size of the property, etc. And your wants list is likely comprised of aesthetics or conveniences, such as newer appliances, a mudroom or property entryway, closet space and more.
If you’re a young and/or growing family, one thing that’s sure to be at the top of your needs list is the home’s proximity to good schools in your city. Scholarhood is a new website that helps buyers find homes close to the best schools in Toronto. Here’s how it works:
What is Scholarhood?
Understanding how important it is for parents to find homes near their children’s schools, Scholarhood was designed to show house hunters how schools rank in various school districts, and help them find homes in their desired locations. The site showcases the boundary data for all of Toronto’s school districts on a map, and uses up-to-date metrics from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and the Fraser Institute to show how the schools ranks in each district.
How to Search for the Best Schools in Toronto on Scholarhood
Let’s look at an example of how the site works. If you wanted to find the best high schools in Toronto, you would use the dropdown search function to sort through all of the schools listed on Scholarhood.
As you select different options, you’ll see that the school listings below the search function will automatically update with your new results.
From here, you can click on the name of a school that interests you, to see a larger map of the boundary lines for its school district and read more information about the school itself.
If you scroll down, you’ll also find the latest results from both the Fraser Institute and EQAO, which will inform you of both demographics and testing results at the school.
There’s a lot of informative data to read through, but once you find a school or school district that interests you, you can request more information on all listings within that district’s boundary. By filling in the contact form on Scholarhood, the site will connect you with a realtor that specializes in your desired school district.
Good luck in your search!