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Does Proximity to School Still Matter Once Access to Your Preferred School Zone Has Already Been Secured?

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  • Yi Huang

    (Nanjing Audit University
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Sandy Dall’erba

    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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This paper examines the relationship between proximity to secondary schools and property values within three school enrollment zones in Auckland, New Zealand. Results indicate that, in the most sought-after school zone, house prices increase with proximity to school but decrease above 3.664 km. Moreover, we find that the nonlinear effects are most prominent at the lower quantile of the sales price distribution. In the other two school zones, proximity to school reduces house prices. These results demonstrate that distance to school still matters within each school enrollment zone.

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  • Yi Huang & Sandy Dall’erba, 2021. "Does Proximity to School Still Matter Once Access to Your Preferred School Zone Has Already Been Secured?," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 62(4), pages 548-577, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:62:y:2021:i:4:d:10.1007_s11146-020-09761-w
    DOI: 10.1007/s11146-020-09761-w
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