There are many factors which influence home buyers as to what location they desire. Schools often are a major deciding factor on where a family wants to reside. Even if schools aren’t high on your priority list, an excellent school district is an important factor for resale. Most home buyers in the Foothills of La Canada and La Crescenta are purchasing here because of the school district rankings.
The State of California released the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (“CAASPP”) scores. San Marino Unified School District ranked #1 in the State out of over 400 unified school districts while La Canada USD ranked #3 and South Pasadena ranked #5.
You can check the school rankings here