Quote Originally Posted by Sota4Ever View Post
I always thought public schools help increase the value of your house. If you are in a good school district then you will see a big increase in your property value when you try to sell your house.
Ehh just to play devil's advocate so do great fire stations, police protection, closeness to public parks etc.

Lots of people don't realize but fire stations are rated due to response times education etc (especially the volunteer departments). Well if you live within 1 mile of a good one you get a great discount on your home owners insurance.
Ability for good paying jobs close will also drive up housing markets. Lots of things drive up housing markets, none of them are crime though.