Good news Central Florida home buyers, especially if you have college-age kids. Recently, two major Florida schools ranked in the lists of best public universities. These schools are close to ICI Homes communities throughout the state of Florida.
We’re talking about the University of Florida in Gainesville, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Both schools ranked high on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges for 2020 report. The report is known for its comprehensive rankings in many industries. Education, of course, is a prime one.
Strong educational opportunities are huge quality-of-life markers for the surrounding area. Perhaps even more noteworthy, being close to great colleges can increase your home values.
Here’s why highly ranked schools make a big difference to home buyers.
University of Florida
“UF” is one of the Sunshine State’s flagship schools. Vibrant north-central Gainesville is home to the university. The school boasts all the classic services. Cultural offerings and activities found in large public universities are also available.
More importantly, the University of Florida’s educational quality just keeps getting better. It rose in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings for best public universities for the 3rd year in a row. In the 2020 report, it jumped from 8th in 2019 to a tie for 7th.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
ERAU, as it’s known locally, is found in Daytona Beach, one of Florida’s best-known cities. This area has also benefited from a period of growth and recognition. The U.S. News and World Report ranks Daytona Beach #11 for the 2020 ranking of regional universities, up from 15th a year ago.
Embry-Riddle offers a wide variety of programs. However, ERAU rocks its special programs. The school is tied with Purdue at 4th among undergraduate aerospace, aeronautical, and astronomical engineering universities for 2020.
Additionally, Embry-Riddle ranks for veteran students. It’s tied with John Brown University for 4th on the list of best 2020 colleges for veterans.
Communities near public universities
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