DC metro home owners have great schools.Families on the market for a DC metro home have to balance several different needs. A reasonable commute time, proximity of shopping and public transportation, and good schools for the kids. Fortunately, there are several DC metro real estate areas whose public schools get top marks both for academics, college preparation, graduation rates, and in reviews from parents and students.

Of the top 10 counties for public schools, Virginia has six. Arlington County in Virginia is the top county for public schools. It’s also adjacent to Washington, DC, making it a great choice for those who would like a short commute. There are 37 different schools in Arlington, which serve more than 23,000 students. Next to Arlington County is Falls Church County, which ranks second for its four schools. Nearly 2,500 students are served.

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For house hunters who would like to live in Maryland, the third place county is Montgomery County, which is just north of the capital. It’s the second-place county in Maryland overall. There are 207 schools in the county, with more than 15,000 students.

To find out about the schools where you’re looking at houses, check out the Great Schools website. You can also get information about private and parochial schools. Call our office if you’d like to discuss your DC metro home needs.