Moving to the Windermere High School District
Moving into the new Windermere High School District
There are many things people consider when buying a home in a different location…is there a community pool or park…what kind of floor plan do you desire…do you want a 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom home…what is the quality of the local public high school……..wait, what? “But I don’t have any kids,” or “my kids are in diapers still.” Well, regardless of the size and/or ages of your family members, the quality of the areas schools where you live or intend to live is an important driving force for local property values. Here is the 2017 list of the top rated public school districts in the U.S according to usnews.com. Input those towns into Realtor.com and search for single family homes. I’m guessing the list price of the homes in those areas may be a little higher as compared to cities/towns with low high school rankings. Click this link, Windermere High School Home Search, to browse the homes for sale located within the new Windermere High School District.
As a Windermere resident and parent of two teen-agers, I can tell you first hand that the new Windermere High School has been a hot topic for many years. Both parents and teachers alike have been excited about this school long before the construction started. Now that the construction is complete and Windermere High School has officially opened, the Horizon West Real Estate market has heated up. People are moving into the Windermere district on what seems like a daily basis.
As you look at the design and function of Windermere High School, the campus is both beautiful and state of the art. You can explore the campus by clicking the following link, Windermere Wolverines. You can also check out this cool animated video produced by Windermere Drone Video.
Where is Windermere High School?
The current boundaries of Windermere High School include parts of 3 zip codes; 34786 (Windermere), 34787 (Winter Garden) and 32836 (Orlando). Confused? Don’t be. I have included a detailed school district zoning map from the Orange County Public School website, and you can download it by clicking the following link- Windermere High School Zone Map 2017. Windermere HS is located at 5523 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Windermere, FL, and it’s positioned along the eastern edge of an area called Horizon West. Horizon West is a fast growing suburb of Orlando in west Orange County. The area features communities that flow from one to another with plenty of green space & parks, walking/biking trails and a number of shopping plazas. One of the main reasons Horizon West is considered a great place to live, other than it’s beauty, is the top-rated schools. The Horizon West plan was conceived back in the early 1990s by a group of visionary Orange County property owners. Click the following link to read more about the origins of Horizon West. Having involved teachers and parents along with exceptional facilities, Horizon West has created a strong foundation for learning. Each Horizon West Village was planned with schools as the focal point. As a result, most of the elementary schools are within walking distance for the students who attend them. Combined with an exceptional middle school, Bridgewater Middle, all of the schools that flow into the new Windermere High School have been laying the groundwork of success for these young people as they transition into high school.
Finding your perfect home near Windermere High School
Having lived in Central Florida for over 25 years, and being a licensed Realtor®, I will help guide you and your family as you search for that perfect home. To learn more about me, click here: Chris Siegfried bio. So, whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, there are many options for you and your family to consider, and having the right person in your corner is a key ingredient to allow this transaction to go smoothly. Here are some common questions to consider prior to making a home purchase:
- Do you want a water view or conservation lot?
- Do you prefer a community with a pool?
- Or do you wish to have your own tropical oasis right in your own back yard?
- Is a gated entrance a “must-have” requirement?
No matter what your housing preferences are, you can find your perfect home and community in the new Windermere High School District. As an example of one of the points mentioned above, here are a few gated communities to consider: Keenes Pointe, Tildens Grove, Eden Isle. Click the link for a comprehensive list of homes for sale located within the Windermere High School zone,or if you would like them sent to you automatically, click here, scroll to the bottom and fill out the form. Make sure to let me know what’s on your “must have” list, and I will set up a search for you.
To Build or Not To Build, Is That Your Question?
- Do you want a re-sale home, or do you want to new construction?
- Is there a particular location you desire?
- What is your time-frame?
- Have you considered a builder inventory home?
Are you deciding between the purchase of a new construction or a re-sale home in Windermere? Do want a new home but are unsure of the process? Deciding on whether to build new or buy existing, or determining which builder to have build your dream home can be a daunting task. But fear not, here is some information that will help. Let’s first determine the primary types of home choices. They are…re-sale homes (existing or already built), new construction homes (aka to-be-built) and inventory homes (also brand new). A re-sale is a home that was previously built and purchased…this is the most common type of home purchase. If you are set on a particular location or community, a re-sale may be your only choice. In many cases, these homes could provide substantial savings when compared to similar new construction homes. As an example, the cost of a re-sale pool home is usually less than a similar new construction pool home. In many Central Florida markets, a pool will cost more to build than the value it brings to the house. Also, many home owners spend countless hours and resources (money) improving their landscaping or making upgrades to the interior of the home. There are many reasons to consider a re-sale home purchase, so consult with a Realtor® to determine if this is best for you. Next is the new construction home. Like the description says, this home is brand new. Some refer to these as “To-Be-Built” homes. This is a home where the buyer would go into a home builders sales office (model center), pick out a lot and the model, then chose the features for their home. There is much more that goes into purchasing a new construction home, so I highly recommend bringing a Realtor® with you. He or she will guide you through the process. And did you know that a Realtor® can help you negotiate with the builder to get better pricing or even increase some of the builder incentives? By the way, just like with re-sales, the seller (in this case the builder) pays your real estate agent’s commission. The last type of home is the “inventory” home. An inventory home is a brand new home that is completely finished or nearing completion. In some instances, the construction may have just started. Many times, a new build becomes an inventory home when a buyer signs a contract for a “to-be-built” and cancels after the construction has started. Another type of inventory home is the “spec” home. A “spec” is a new home built or being built without a contract. In either case, the common denominator of an inventory home is that the construction process has started. This type of new home could be a great fit for the buyer who wants to purchase a brand new home, but does not want to wait the 6 months to a year for the completion of a “To-Be-Built” home. FYI, builders sometimes give additional buyer incentives on their inventory homes…especially if they are nearing or 100% complete. For more information on purchasing a re-sale, a “to-be-built” or an inventory home, consult your Realtor®. Better yet, call me for a no obligation consultation. My direct number is 407-307-7922. Or, if you would like me to reach out to you, click here, or scroll to the bottom and fill out the form.
Chris Siegfried | Horizon West Real Estate Expert | Lakeside Realty Windermere | 407-307-7922 | firstname.lastname@example.org