There are a multitude of reasons why young couples, when choosing to buy a home, consider the proximity of a school as one of the main factors. Here are the top 5 reasons why:
Saves Time: Having a school which is a stone’s throw away from your home allows the parent to drop the child without wasting time on commute. In case of older children it can even allow them to walk to school with their friends, creating a good physical fitness regime and instilling independence. Children also don’t have to wake up too early and the waking up routine doesn’t become stressful.
Saves Money: Expense for commute, whether it may be for a school van or for a child being dropped in a car by a parent, is something to consider. Having a school nearby requires minimum petrol expense—an expense which can accumulate and go a long way to saving good money.
Benefiting from After-School activities: When kids live far from school, they don’t get the opportunity to benefit from after-school classes or extra-curricular sports activities. In case of close proximity to the school from home, parents can easily come to pick their wards at any time or older children can walk to school after using school facilities.
Peace of Mind: Parents are at ease in case the school is near and they can rush in case of a medical emergency and can reach PTA meetings and school events on time. Children also have less chances of encountering strangers if the school is in the vicinity and may be safe from accidents if they live close to a school.
Saves Energy: A long bus ride or a commute which requires being stuck in traffic jams can be a source of exhaustion and anxiety for a child. When a child goes to school near your home, he will be more relaxed, reach home on time and have more time to spend on resting or homework or even play.
Mayfair Vistas located in the heart of the KCCA, off the Kampala Northern Highway, has an assortment of top notch schools nearby. From Acorns International to Dehli Public School; from Kampala Parents to St. Peters Secondary School, Naalya; from Kampala International School of Uganda to the Vienna College—all these superior educational institutes are less than a 15 minute drive.
Research reveals that the proximity to the school is one item that is seriously considered by potential home buyers as the convenient and safer location provides greater flexibility in daily time management and contributes to an overall happier family life.