Prop G offers solution to Lindbergh’s growth

To the editor:

Like many new residents, my husband and I made a deliberate choice to buy a home located within the Lindbergh School District.

More than any other amenity, service or shopping experience, it was the performance of the district that drove our decision. As a real estate agent, I have a unique perspective on the effect school districts can have on home values. Looking at statistics, homes in the Lindbergh School district sell for 20 percent to 30 percent more on average than comparable homes in neighboring school districts.

Despite slow retail and industrial growth along Lindbergh’s two main commercial corridors, Lindbergh Boulevard and Watson roads, the demand for homes in our district continues to grow.

There is no question that the school district is an economic engine for the community, and keeping that engine performing at its best is essential to the continued vitality of the area.

As new families establish their homes in our community, they will be spending money for basic goods and services, resulting in increased revenues for the municipalities that provide services to residents who own homes located within the district.

Prop G is the district’s solution to ad-dressing the needs created by student growth and aging facilities, and by supporting this ballot issue, you will help sustain this growth.

Kelly Barger