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A House Near A High-performing D.C. School Will Cost You. Here’s How Much.

The District’s oft-talked about millennial boom has led to a baby boom. Between 2010 and 2013, the number of children younger than 5 has increased by almost 20 percent in the District, from 33,000 to 39,000, according to Census figures.

Strong public schools are crucial in helping to retain these millennials so they don’t decamp for the suburbs as soon as their children hit school age. And if these families don’t want to fork up college-like tuition for a private elementary school or rely on the increasingly competitive charter school lottery system — where about 44 percent of the city’s students are enrolled — they’re going to have to rely on their neighborhood public school.