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More listings include ‘school’ in states not recognized for high-quality primary education

In California's Orange County, more than a quarter of listings mention 'school'

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Takeaways: States that don't have good, consistent school systems have more listings containing the word "school." Orange County, California, led the way, with 27.6 percent of listings mentioning schools. Only 1 percent of all U.S. homes for sale on Trulia during the 12-month period analyzed were described as being near a “good” school. The school district in which a home is located is a major selling point in states not recognized as containing good, consistent school systems. Spanning June 2014 to June 2015, 10 markets saw a noticeable number of listings that included the word “school,” according to findings from Trulia. Orange County, California, led the way, with 27.6 percent of listings mentioning schools. San Jose, California (25.3 percent) and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (22.5 percent) followed. “When we look at the top 10 markets where schools are mentioned most frequently and with a positive attribute, we can see that they are general...