A lot of factors go into buying a home. In addition to the actual home itself, buyers consider other factors including the location, neighborhood and schools. The great news for buyers of Florida new homes is that the state’s public education system has shown great improvement over the last decade, and is now ranked as one of the top school systems in the nation!
24/7 Wall St. recently named Florida the 6th best state in the country for public education. Florida received this recognition due to their commitment to providing easy transitions between different levels of schooling and ultimately the work force. In addition, Florida is one of few states that uses student assessments for admission, placement and scholarships in their postsecondary education systems.
Over the past few years the Florida school system has received numerous accolades for their quality of teachers, advanced placement participation and graduation rate. In August, Education Next ranked Florida second in the nation in educational progress from 1992-2011. Particular reasons for this ranking include the much improved reading level of students in the 4th-grade. In 1998, Florida scored about a grade level below the national average on the 4th-grade NAEP reading test, but by 2003 was scoring above the national average and has continued to see improvement.
Due to the mild year-round temperatures and fantastic attractions, Florida has become a top destination for home buyers and the housing market has responded with increasing sales and new home starts. At Highland Homes we build new homes throughout the areas of Orlando, Tampa, and Lakeland-Winter Haven. With more than 25 communities and 40+ home designs to choose from, you are sure to find the home of your dreams. Our spacious single-family homes are priced from the low-$100,000s and to make purchasing a home even more affordable, qualified home buyers can move into their new home for just $99 down.
For more information on how you can purchase a new home in Florida, visit the Highland Homes website today!