Orlando is nation’s fifth ‘booming’ housing market

Sure, the weather’s great and we’ve got plenty of activities for princesses and wizards, but economic development officials and professionals often speak highly of Central Florida’s schools.

And now, a new ZipRealty report puts the Orlando area at No. 5 in the U.S. among the top 10 “booming” real estate markets with the best public schools.

Top schools are typically a key factor that skilled workers look for in relocating to a particular market, and can be used as a recruitment tool by companies.

The metro areas were named to the list based on growth in median home prices as of mid-August 2013, while the schools were ranked based on top School Score − ZipRealty’s measure of the performance of each school district on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.

Metro Orlando notched a 26 percent jump in year-over-year median home values at $144,900, and Seminole County Public Schools notched a score of 7.8, the highest in the metro area.

Check out the slideshow for more on the 10 markets.

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