Best ZIP codes for good schools and affordable homes

  • Blue Springs, Missouri's median home value is $143,000 making it the most affordable place to live with the best schools.
  • Of the data pool, San Francisco metro Novato came in at the bottom with median home value of $612,000.
  • Chicagoland's best ZIP code is 60301, or Oak Park, where the median home value is $172,000 and area schools rank 91.3.

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There are approximately 5,567 grade school students in the 64014 ZIP code of Blue Springs, Missouri, and 92 percent of them will graduate high school, according to HomeUnion, which says the school system sits in the no. 1 ZIP code to live in for great schools with affordable living.