If you have children or are planning to start a family soon, one of the most important things to consider during the relocation process is the school district that your new Chicago condo is located in; after all, it doesn’t matter if you find the perfect piece of Chicago real estate if it isn’t convenient to one of the city’s premier schools – and of course, you want only the best for your kids.
Fortunately for residents and newcomers alike, Chicago is home to many excellent independent schools. Parents often prefer these schools because they offer unique advantages and provide exceptional learning environments for their children; independent schools in Chicago must also meet rigorous accreditation standards. They also give parents the chance to be more involved in the day-to-day workings of the school, to be in regular contact with their children’s teachers, and most importantly, to ensure that their kids receive individualized attention from the school’s staff.
Some of Chicago’s premier independent and private schools are located on the north side of the city, in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods (check out the GreatSchools.net list for more details on individual schools). Still more are located in the city center and the River North as well as further west in Bucktown and Wicker Park, making it possible for parents to choose the type of area they live in and still be close to top-notch schools for their kids. Furthermore, these neighborhoods also have some amazing Chicago condos and other real estate, making them ideal locations for families to call home.