An important consideration for property buyers with children is where the kids are going to go to school. You don't want to buy or rent a home only to find out that your child will attending a different school than where you originally thought. Do not rely solely on the MLS listing, or what somebody told you. You should contact the schools directly to confirm that your child will be attending there, and to find out about any other requirements.
Make yourself familiar with the geographic proximity of the schools to the neighborhoods that you are looking in. Check attendance zones, school report cards, curriculum, sports, music, and arts programs, etc. With a growing number of magnet & private schools, you have more choices than ever.
Here is a list of resources to help you do your homework!