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    The Best Private Schools in Miami – Where Should You Live?

    November 20, 2018

    Where to Live for a Short Commute To Miami’s Best Private Schools

    If you are a ‘family’ either new to Miami or moving within Miami one of the big factors you will no doubt play into your decision is making sure you buy a home close enough to the right school for your children.

    As a father and parent myself of two young kids I am giving guidance and advice off real-world experience. Now after 10 years of selling families into the various Miami neighborhoods, I have learned some fundamental lessons that I feel worth sharing. The process of choosing the right school is tough to say the least and although I don’t know the inner workings on every single school I can say from poling hundreds of families that there is no such thing as the perfect school, more the perfect school for your child. Some children are perfectly fitted for one school while others are not. One thing that can be said with universal certainly is that a long school commute is not desirable.

    I have to drive my eldest daughter 40 mins each day to her school and then back again and the only reason I do it is because the school has a special program that is ideally suited to her needs. Still I don’t know if I could put up with the commute much longer and definitely want her closer to home. I am also not prepared to move closer to her school because I am not sold on the surrounding neighborhood. This candid honesty I feel is important to share because as a parent I want you, the reader, to know that I genuinely care and feel uniquely skilled to guide family on both the neighborhoods and school. I have experienced the reality of a long school commute, there is nothing academic about this dialogue, it’s very real world experience.

    I have set below the list of the best school in Miami and identified the key areas that are 20 minutes or less driving commute to the school. This is not 20 minutes at anytime, its 20 mins specifically at school rush hour* and THIS is key, because knowing Miami and knowing how traffic can change depending on the time of the day this is key. Have you ever tried driving from the North Grove to Gulliver School during rush hour compared to driving from the South Grove? Well its quite different! I have moved families from one side of the same neighborhood to the other just because of the school run.

    Unlike Niche or other sites on ranking the schools, this focus is on where to live depending on which school your kids will go to. We do provide links to these schools and we know a great deal about each of them. This blog is written with you having picked a school already, if this is not the case and you want more information on Miami schools then call me at 305.508.0899

    *Most Miami schools start around 7.30 or kids can be dropped of around that time, so our commute is taken with 7.10 AM / 7.15 AM as a departure time.

    Please find below the list of the best Private Schools in Miami and a map indicating where to live if you want a maximum 20 minute commute in the morning


    • Grades PreK – 12
      • PreK – 5, Academy Marian C. Krutulis Campus
        12595 Red Road, Coral Gables, Florida 33156
      • Grades 5-12, Preparatory School
        6575 North Kendall Drive, Pinecrest
      • All grades, Montgomery Drive Campus (Special areas and classes)
        7500 SW 120 Street, Pinecrest

    Riviera Schools

    • Grades PK – 12
    • Grades PK – 5:  Riviera Day School
      6800 Nervia St, Coral Gables
    • Grades 6 – 12: Riviera Preparatory School
      9775 SW 87th Ave, Miami

    Call me any time to discuss the best Miami Private Schools and where to live to find the best Miami Real Estate? As a family man and top producing realtor I can most certainly help you find the perfect home that adds to your work-life balance

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