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Old 10-25-2007, 11:48 AM
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Dear Iggs,

I am a realtor in NKY and saw your post about swim teams and high schools. I think I can give you some more defintive information.

it seems almost all the high schools in the suburban areas you would probably be looking at for buying a home have a swim club. I called all three high schools in Boone County (Ryle, Boone, Conner) the major five in Kenton County (Beechwood, Dixie, Scott, Simon, Llyoy) in Kenton County, and Highlands High School in Fort Thomas and only Lloyd does not have a swim club at the school. Note though only Scoot High School has an actual pool on their premises. So, I think that you need not limit yourself to Ryle and Beechwood and also, it seems you were told that that the high school for Fort Thomas (Highlands High School) does not have a swim club. I was told differently on the phone this morning.

As far as finding which homes are served by which high school or any school, it is very easy. You can go the Northern KY Board of Realtors website, basicaly the "mother" site for all the real estate offices in the area and is open to the public. The address is www.nky.rapmls.com (broken link) and you click the "search properties" tab at the top to take you to the search parameters page. Besides being able to speficy the the usual (price, beds, baths, etc) you will see if you scroll down on the page that you can specify exactly which school or schools the homes must be in. A word of caution, 90% of the time the info is correct but I know all too well from having seen it numerous times that agents will put down the wrong school. So for searching its fine but if you are getting serious about a particular home, you better call the school directly and confirm. In addition, Boone County school system grows so rapidly (new school every 2 years on avg) that the boundaries change every 2 years it seems. Right now a new middle school is slated to be opened up next fall so the boundaries for the middle schools are being drafted. Also, let me clear something up. So be aware of that.

You mentioned about Union and fort Mitchell being the only cities that go to those high schools. Let me clear that up. The school districts boundaries for the most part have no connection with city boundaries. Yes, in the case of Fort Mitchell with its Beechwood High School and Fort Thomas with Highlands High School, they are more or less the same but not 100%. Believe me, agents have been sued for screwing this up and rightfully so. Some school districts accept kids not living in their official boundaries ("open enrollment policy" ) but only if they have slots available and in some cases you must pay out of district tuition (not cheap, we;re talking 2,000 - 3,000 dollar levels if I recall correctly)

In addition to the high schools there is a Northen Ky Swim League formed by 11 private swim clubs in the area that have their own teams. Here is the list and their locations to help you:

Beechwood Swim Club in Fort Mitchell (no connection with Beechwood HS, just on same street),
Bluegrass in Fort Wright
Brookwood in Edgewood
Cherry Hill Swim Club in Erlanger
EEE in Erlanger
Five Seasons in Edgewood
Florence Aquatic Park in Florence
Fort Thomas in Fort Thomas
Lulow in Ludlow
Oakbrook in Florence
Taylor Mill in Taylor Mill

Here is the web page of the NKSL:

Of the above, I believe that only Five Seasons has an indoor pool as it is a health club. All the others are outdoors.

In addition there is Silverlake, a very popular health club in Erlanger, which is well known for their swim team, the Clippers. I was suprised that they are not a member of the NKSL but I know they hosted a ton of meets when I was a member.

Well, I hope this clears thing up. If you are still confused or wondering about something, don't hesitate to ask.

Joe Dorsey
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:37 PM
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Thank you so very much for detailed information. My hubby is interviewing with a co. in No. Kentucky and MI ( where I was born and raised) and I am not opposed to either at this point. I am trying to gather as much info. as possible. Everyone has been so helpful.
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