How To Find A School When Buying A New Home

When you’re looking for a new home, there are many considerations that go into finding your ideal property. Square footage, the number of bedrooms, the size of the living spaces and the price are all important things to think about when looking for a new home.


It’s equally important to consider features outside of the property itself. Whether you’re a parent or plan on starting a family in the future, schools can be an important consideration when buying a new home.


Direct Your Realtor To The Right Neighbourhood

At Lifestyle Real Estate, we often have clients who are very well educated about the schools in the city. For many people, being in an area with good schools is one of the most important parts of buying a home. We find that we have a lot of home buyers who have done their research and direct us to find a home for them in the neighbourhoods near their preferred schools.


How To Find Your Neighbourhood’s School

If you want to ensure that your new home is in a good location for a great school, there are two easy ways to find the school closest to your potential new home:

1. Contact the local school board.
  • In Guelph, the public school board is the Upper Grand District School Board, and the Catholic school board is the Wellington Catholic District School Board.
  • By contacting the boards directly, you’ll be able to find out what schools are in the neighbourhoods you’re considering buying a home or other neighbourhoods with great schools that you might not have considered.
  • The easiest way to find your school is to visit this website and input the information of your desired home or neighbourhood.This site will instantly show you what school your children would be attending based on your desired property.

Avoid Surprises

The most important thing to remember when considering what school your children may attend is, don’t let it be a surprise! Make sure you do your research so you know exactly where your children may be attending school before purchasing your new home.


When it comes to buying a home, there are a lot of things to consider that you may not be aware of, but the team at Lifestyle Real Estate is here to help! Contact our team today for help buying or selling a home in Guelph.