I looked around before posting and didn't find any recent posts on the topic. If I overlooked them I apologize...please direct me to where I need to go

We'll be arriving in August and will only be there through December. Our kids are elementary school age and since it's a TDY we won't have HHG; only 800 lbs in an unaccompanied baggage. We plan to rent furniture if we're not able to get a furnished rental.

Are there any areas (for a house/apartment) to avoid? I found a house in Seaside that looks promising but don't know anything about it. Are the elementary schools ok? I looked at greatschools.org and they were rated at a 4...not promising, but I'm not sure how accurate that is. I also thought we could subsidize at home since they're so young.

Thank you in advance!