From RealtyTrac.com: RealtyTrac analyzed school test scores for nearly 27,000 elementary schools in more than 7,200 U.S. zip codes, along with home price affordability in those same zip codes.
Out of 1,823 zip codes with at least one good school, 1,192 (65 percent) were unaffordable for average wage earners — meaning average wage earners would need to spend more than one-third of their income to buy a median-priced home.
In zip codes with at least one good school, the median home price was nearly double the median home price in zip codes with no good schools. The median sales price in 2015 for homes in zips with good schools was $411,573 on average, 95 percent higher than the median home sales price in zip codes without any good schools ($210,662).
What does it take to afford a home in some of the top-rated school districts in the nation? Look at the full article here to see a breakdown by state.