Discover out-performers By Good Schools First

With a SchoolSparrow Partner Agent, you’re already three steps ahead of other buyers looking for homes near good schools.

Chicago Top 30 School Search

Discover YOUR Best Public Schools Based on Your Real Estate And Transit Requirements.

Step 1: Expect more balanced and diverse school ranking analysis.

Step 2: Use our Service to find your best home, school and commute in one easy search

Step 3: Save on commute times and property costs. Spend more time with your family.

Find Out-Performers First

You see the best homes near good schools that all the other searches missed.

Save $$ in high potential areas

You save thousands on average by considering homes in the attendance boundaries of great socio-economically diverse schools.

We’ll donate 5%

When you buy with a Sparrow Agent, we donate 5% to your school and another local underprivileged school.

Karen G.

"SchoolSparrow helped me find a great home in the attendance boundaries of the school we wanted. I would recommend SchoolSparrow to anyone who is looking for a home where Public Schools are a factor."

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SchoolSparrow Partner Agent

Katie Davis Himmel

Phone: 217-620-1086

With decades of combined real estate, design, and marketing expertise — Katie has one goal: to make your life easier.

Her strategy for buying and selling begins with actively listening and understanding your individual needs, helping define goals, needs, and wants — and being by your side through this journey with skill and care. She is a skillful negotiator, motivated self-starter, and exceptional manager who can help keep all parties on track for a smooth closing.

Katie moved to Chicago from downstate Illinois to get her bachelor’s degree in design and fell in love with the city — the people, the architecture, the history, the grit. She cares greatly about our community, which is why she donates to local nonprofits as part of every real estate closing.

She currently resides in Old Irving Park and has lived and loved all over the city. She is happy to call Chicago home along with her writer husband, boisterous toddler, and wild rescue pup. In her free time, she paints giant paintings, scratches her handy-woman itch in her new home, is a wannabe chef, and adds to her ever-growing spoon collection.​

Whether you are thinking of buying for the first time and need an expert hand to hold, need added design/planning help while searching or selling, or are in a unique situation that requires extra support and care through your journey — reach out to Katie today to get started!

Our Search Wizard Handles All of these Scenarios with 6 simple questions

Find Your Top 30 Schools with Matching Homes

Search Individual Schools/Districts

Filter Homes by Proximity to Train

Optionally Rank Schools by Normalizing for Parent Incomes

See Only Schools with your Selected Grade Level

Filter by General Location

Create Your Account to Receive More Benefits

Our home search is always free to use, but the true power of SchoolSparrow comes when you sign up for a free account.

Save Money

We’ve partnered with locally based education consultants to give you 50% off any education consulting services you may need. All you need to do is create a free account and the discount is yours.

Save Your Home Search

With an account, you’ll be able to save your home searches and return to them later. When new homes come on the market that fit your criteria, they’ll appear in your saved search.

Daily Home Search Alerts

We’re always on the lookout for your next home. Registered users receive daily email notifications with updated or new home listing in your search area, including the assigned schools for each property.

More Robust Real Estate Data

Registered users gain access to even more comprehensive data about schools and homes in their search area to help you make the right decision and the precise right time for your family.

Give Back - Connect With A School Focused Realtor

SchoolSparrow will facilitate a 5% donation to your School and an underprivileged School when you buy a home with a SchoolSparrow Certified Agent, to the extent allowed by local and state statutes. Registered users can connect with a SchoolSparrow Partner Agent who is qualified to conduct a comprehensive and equitable school-based home search. You will receive access to features only available to SchoolSparrow Certified Agents and their clients.

Sign Up Below for Full-Access to All SchoolSparrow Features

Katie Davis Himmel has offered to sponsor you on SchoolSparrow! Please Register Below and Begin Your School Search.

After joining SchoolSparrow you will have immediate access to our School + Home Search tools, exclusively reserved for our sponsored users:

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