Good Schools and Proximity to TransportationJobs
 Protect Property Values


— Smart Growth in San Diego, March 30, 2012

Location, location, location is the mantra reported by experts of Meyers, LLC as school test scores, coupled with easy access to transportation and jobs are touted as predictive indicators in selecting new development sites that will remain stable through volatile real estate markets, California Market Watch, March 5, 2012, Good Schools Add Value — 2011 API Scores.

In North San Diego County, Lilac Hills Ranch has received preliminary approval from the County of San Diego to proceed with design efforts for a mixed-use sustainable community. This could provide an opportunity to demonstrate the claims that a complete community, which connects residents with their environment, can act to stabilize the radical market forces through smart growth and sustainable design.

Lilac Hills Ranch is located within a quarter mile to Interstate 15 near the Old Highway 395 exit. “Easy access to a major transportation corridor provides access to job centers,” said Peter Calthorpe from Calthorpe Associates, a leading expert in the field of Community Planning.

Lilac Hills Ranch is north of Escondido along a regional transportation corridor connecting San Diego and Riverside County. The location and proximity of this mixed-use community to the I-15 freeway will benefit all surrounding communities, including Bonsall, Fallbrook, Vista, Escondido and the western portion of Valley Center.

“Yet, to achieve what we have planned for this community, we cannot discount the responsibility and benefit of a good school. We look forward to working with the nearby communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Valley Center to map out the best possible approach for ensuring educational excellence. The right goal for this community is to provide what is missing and necessary, not just a hub for the community but an advantage for our youth,” said Randy Goodson, CEO, Accretive Investments, Inc.

The goal of providing an exceptional educational opportunity within the neighborhood should come as no surprise. Good schools are shown to improve property values in select regions with a 1% value associated to every 1% increase over the average scores in math and reading, (Impact of Educational Quality on the Community, 2008 RAND study).

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