If you have school-age kids, you know that education matters. You want your children to succeed, and because of that, living in a good school district is a high priority when you’re looking for a neighborhood to move into.
Many parents in North Texas focus their home search on the Fort Worth or Dallas suburbs with the best schools for this reason. But just how important are school ratings when buying a house? Let’s explore that topic further and see how great schools make Harvest by Hillwood a special master-planned community.
Having great schools nearby is important to many homebuyers, even if they aren’t parents. But should buyers really make it one of their top priorities? Studies say they should.
According to a 2020 report put out by the National Association of Realtors Research Group, 26% of all homebuyers consider the quality of the school district when choosing a neighborhood. When looking at specific age groups, that percentage only gets higher, peaking at 46% among buyers aged 30 to 39.
The quality of the local school district can also impact the value of your home, with one county in Texas seeing values rise 52% with increased school enrollment. The better the school, the more families it will attract, and therefore the more likely your home is to increase in value.
The numbers are clear that quality schools are essential when it comes to choosing a place to live. That’s why Hillwood Communities makes it a point to place our communities in suburbs of Dallas with good schools. Actually, Hillwood Communities searches for the best school districts in Texas when we are choosing sites, not just Dallas. We have communities with great schools in the greater Austin and Houston areas, as well.
When you move into the master-planned community at Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle/Northlake, TX, you have the unique opportunity to live in one of two highly rated independent school districts – Argyle ISD or Northwest ISD. The home’s location within the community determines which district the residents are in, but both offer quality education to their students, so it’s a no-lose proposition!
Schools are so important that Harvest has partnered with these two districts to build on-site schools right within our neighborhood! Our community is now home to both Lance Thompson Elementary School (Northwest ISD) and Argyle West Elementary School (Argyle ISD). Harvest will also be the site of the new Argyle Middle School in the near future.
Having great schools in such close proximity to your home is beneficial for both you and your kids, and not just because of the quality education offered. Having the school close to home makes it easy for parents to stay involved. Children can walk to school and develop friendships along the way, and you can cut down on time spent shuttling your kids to and from school each day. Let’s learn more about these two great school districts.
A rapidly growing district with over 4,200 students, Argyle ISD has an accountability rating of A as of 2019, and has earned multiple achievements in state championships. These accomplishments include both statewide sports team victories and academic championship awards.
If you’re thinking of moving into Argyle ISD, consider these commonly asked questions:
Yes. Argyle ISD implemented limited open enrollment in 2010, in which parents could apply to transfer their students into the district. Students can complete an application and be accepted into the district to attend school if there are no behavior or attendance concerns.
Enrollment as of August 2021 was at 4,285 students total.
The Argyle ISD has two elementary schools (Pre-K-4th), one intermediate school which serves 5th grade, a middle school for 6th-8th grade, and one high school.
As of 2021, Argyle is classified as a 4a school, but it seems likely they’ll reach Class 5a in 2022.
Northwest ISD has a high parent satisfaction rate and is one of the fastest-growing districts in the state, with projections anticipating 14,000 new students over the next 10 years. The district is a member of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium and received numerous awards and recognitions at both the state and national levels.
Common questions asked about Northwest ISD include:
Northwest ISD does not have open enrollment.
Student enrollment in the district is over 25,700 as of 2021.
Currently, there are three high schools, one accelerated high school, six middle schools, and 20 elementary schools in the district, totaling to 30 schools.
Northwest ISD covers numerous cities in Tarrant, Denton, and Wise counties, including:
If you are interested in a private Christian school, Liberty Christian is just a few miles away from the Harvest community. Known for high levels of student achievement, Liberty offers a wide range of programs and opportunities, including many enrichment classes.
Liberty Christian is a member of the Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), and currently serves over a thousand students.
If you’re looking for a neighborhood in North Texas with top rated schools, amazing amenities, including a robust community garden program where residents have access to their own private garden plots, Harvest by Hillwood in Northlake/Argyle, TX is the community you have been looking for. Learn more about our community of new homes by taking a virtual tour, or contact us for more information.