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When it comes to choosing a new home, great schools are on everyone’s minds. According to a recent study from NAR, 53% of buyers with children in the home under the age of 18 said the quality of schools districts is an important factor when purchasing a home. Another 50% believe convenience to schools is an important factor as well. Even if you don’t have children, purchasing a home within a top school district ensures your home will hold it’s value well when it comes time to sell.

So if you’re in the market for a new home and need a top notch school district for your kids, consider one of these homes on the Southern California market available now.

337 Heartwood Circle, Brea, CA 92821

Price: $875,000
Listed by: Tammy Lathrop
School District: Brea-Olinda Unified

337 Heartwood Circle, Brea

Located in the sought after community of Country Hills, this 4-bed, 2.5-bath home is an entertainer’s dream and perfect for any family after a great school district for their kids. Brea-Olinda Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Brea, CA. It has 5,909 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. Brea-Olinda High ranks as the 78th best public high school in California.

This hard to find rare Jewel is the lowest price per square foot for a detached home in the city of Brea between 2,558 – 3,358 square feet!

3721 Palos Verdes Drive N, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Price: $1,349,800
Listed by: Mana Aminian
School District: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified

3721 Palos Verdes Dr N, Palos Verdes Estates
3721 Palos Verdes Dr N, Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified is one of the best school district in all of LA county and even ranks higher than some of the best schools in Orange County. In fact, it is common for buyers with families to move to Palos Verdes Estates from Los Angeles because of the schools.

This beautiful and well-appointed single-level home on a large flat lot is in the highly sought-after Valmonte neighborhood, close to the Palos Verdes Golf Club. It’s got fantastic curb appeal and gorgeous updates throughout with 3 beds and 2 baths.

39390 Calle San Clemente, Murrieta, CA 92562

Price: $385,000
Listed by: Ozzie Llamas
School District: Murrieta Valley Unified

39390 Calle San Clemente, Murrieta

Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Monteña community, this 3-bed, 2-bath home is just a short walk away from California Distinguished School, Avaxat Elementary, as well as parks, and walking trails. The home has been recently remodeled with today’s modern finishes, newly installed luxury vinyl floors, new bedroom carpeting, new baseboards, fresh exterior and interior paint throughout, new outlets and faceplates, new kitchen and bathroom faucets, and new light fixtures.

Located in the heart of Murrieta with low taxes, this starter home is perfect for families with young kids.

23508 Mountain Breeze Dr, Murrieta, CA 92562

Price: $574,900
Listed by: Amber Treat
School District: Murrieta Valley Unified

23508 Mountain Breeze Drive, Murrieta, CA 92562

Also located within Murrieta Valley Unified School District, this pool home is within the award winning Cole Canyon Elementary boundaries. Completely turnkey, this 4-bed, 3-bath home is located in the highly sought after community of Grizzly Ridge and features an entertainer’s backyard. Complete with pool and spa, built-in bar area with kegerator, dual Alumawood patio covers, koi pond and raised horseshoe pits with a waterfall feature. Be prepared to host some unforgettable pool parties after school!

32216 Copper Crest Lane, Temecula, CA 92592

Price: $524,900
Listed by: Ashley Cooper
School District: Temecula Valley Unified 

32216 Copper Crest Lane, Temecula

This 4-bed, 3-bath, two-story home is located in the Wolf Creek Community which offers access to Distinguished Temecula Schools and is within the Great Oaks High School boundaries. According to, Great Oaks High School is a 10/10 with a 98% 4-year graduation rate, with 85% of graduates meeting the UC/CSU entrance requirements. The Wolf Creek Community also offers residents resort like amenities including a pool, clubhouse, and parks.

The home offers a downstairs bedroom and full bath as well as soaring two story ceilings, a gas fireplace, and large windows allowing natural light to fill the space. A spacious backyard also has a covered patio trimmed by colorful flowers and a large side yard which is perfect for gardening and play.

44815 Via Renaissance, Temecula, CA 92590

Price: $1,750,000
Listed by: Ashley Cooper
School District: Temecula Valley Unified 

44815 Via Renaissance, Temecula

This private estate featuring 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 5,067 square feet is on a 4.63 acre lot is tucked away in the hills, just minutes away from town with access to the Temecula School District. If you’re in the market for something bigger and better for the whole family – this is it!

Off the courtyard is the entry to the casita which offers a cozy fireplace, a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, and an ensuite bathroom. Take a dip in the infinity edge pool and melt the day away, entertain while everyone gathers around the built-in BBQ, or take a stroll through the on-site vineyard at sunset.

35364 Mahogany Glen Drive, Winchester, CA 92596

Price: $579,900
Listed by: Ashley Cooper
School District: Temecula Valley Unified 

35364 Mahogany Glen Drive, Winchester, CA 92596

Located within the city of Winchester, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, two-story home is actually located within the Temecula School District! The great room encompasses a large family room and dining room that are accented by wood beamed ceilings, numerous windows and dual sliders, and opens to the entertainers kitchen which is offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry, and an oversized kitchen island with eat-up bar seating. Plus you get a low maintenance backyard with a covered patio, turf, planter bed and room on the side yard for a boat.