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jaime.sweet, Both Buyer and Seller in Boca Raton, FL

Just got a job offer and we are moving to the Boca Raton. What areas should we consider safe, family friendly,and a good school district.?

Asked by jaime.sweet, Boca Raton, FL Mon Aug 20, 2012

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Dear Jaime,

So much depends on your lifestyle; how close you want to be to your new job, friends or family you may have in the area. Your budget is critical especially in the strong market conditions we currently have as is the type of property and condition you are willing to accept.

I applaud you for keeping your children's education at the top of the list and you will find that Boca Raton has one of the highest rated school systems in Palm Beach County along with Jupiter and Wellington. Honing in on particular schools and the zoning maps that you want to keep within will be a huge help. While Jupiter would be a long commute you may also want to consider Wellington where you will find the most favorable housing prices and a great quality of life.

One of my favorite sites when it comes to school ratings is and if you have an iPhone check out their app which is also a fantastic tool. I love their site, use it often and highly recommend it to my clients who are interested in finding the best schools for their children's education. GreatSchools profiles public, private and charter schools and has a great format for readers to leave comments. Besides their rating system the comment section is the best place to go to get real life feedback from children who attend the schools as well as their parents.

You might also want to check out the Florida Department of Education School accountability reports which are also a wealth of information and can be accessed with this link;

After doing your homework on-line I always recommend parents visit the school live and in person prior to making any purchasing decisions in that district and if you need assistance let me know as I would be happy to show you around. I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.

The best thing you can do is clearly define your housing objectives and determine what areas will meet your needs. Inventory levels are very low and finding homes is a much more difficult task than it was a few month ago. If you would like to further discuss your particular situation and put together a game plan to meet your goals please feel free to contact me at your convenience for a complimentary consolation.

Best of luck and if I can offer anything additional please let me know.

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Hello, Jaime!

Congratulations on your job offer here in Boca Raton, Florida! famly communities. Boca Raton is a perfect option for you and your family.

Here's a link for the top Boca public schools -
There are also some great private schools if you rather go that route - Pope John Paul, Saint Andrews.

In East Boca Raton,
Camino Gardens- Non-Gated, Neighborhood Homes For Sale:
Palm Beach Farms--Non Gated--

Central Boca Raton
New Floresta-
Boca Bath and Tennis-
Boca Sailing and Racquet -
Woodfield Hunt Club-
Country Clubs:
Polo Club-
Broken Sound-
Woodfield Country Club:

West Boca Raton:
Mission Bay-
Boca Falls-
Boca Isles North and South-Gated:

It's my pleasure!
Jen Sommers

Jennifer Susanne Sommers
Luxury Real Estate Specialist/Top 5 Producer
Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
200 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 104
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Direct – 561-235-7777
Mobile/Text- 786-390-9299
Web Reference:
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Good Afternoon Jaime,

Please check this video out, and let me know what do you think ;)

About the city:
- 15-20 minutes from Boca Raton
- Eight amazing parks for kids
- A+ Schools
- Free fun activities
- And much more...

Thank you,

Ximena Rosensweig
Direct Line: 954-670-7994
Languages: English, Spanish
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This is a great question...but not the most important one you should be asking at the beginning of your home search.

There are many neighborhoods in Boca Raton that may interest you...but first, you should consider which real estate professional you want to work with and develop a relationship with. As a Buyer you should only be using an Exclusive Buyer Agent ( EBA). An EBA does not LIST any properties and has a fiduciary relationship with JUST THE BUYER. They never have a conflict of interest, never represent the Seller and are not transactional agents who work for themselves and do not have the buyer best interests as their motivation. To learn more about Exclusive Buyer Brokerage visit my website at, the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (, or the Florida Association of Exclusive Buyer Agent (

Florida Brokerages that have Listings with obligations to market and sell properties are known as "Transaction Brokerages". A Transaction Brokerage is simply a "facilitator" of a real estate transaction and by state law, does NOT provide Fiduciary Representation, Total Loyalty or Full Disclosure. These are all elements of an Agency / Agent relationship.

A Buyer Broker / Brokerage and its Exclusive Buyer Agents represent ONLY Buyers. A Buyers Brokerage NEVER have contractual obligations to Sellers. They have no obligation to present properties in the best possible light or to get the HIGHEST PRICE price.

Once you find the right agent to work with you can then narrow down the areas you want to focus on based on what schools you want to attend, you want some neighborhood amenities such as gated access, clubhouse, neighborhood pool, etc.
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Love living out west. Look into boca winds and Boca falls. All three school levels are A rated and walking distance. You will lov
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One of the many appealing aspects of buying a home in Boca Raton is that school district is uniformly excellent. To get an idea of where your children will go to school, and the features of each school, please see this site:
and this site:

As for where your Boca Raton home will be, that is dependent entirely upon the type of home you are looking for (condo. town home, single family home), number of beds and baths, amenities, and price range.

You will find the price range for homes in Boca Raton runs from the very high 100s into the several millions, depending upon what you want in a home and in a neighborhood.

For a quick look at what is available in Boca Raton, please see this site:…

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
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How exciting for you and your family. There are so many good areas in top school districts in Boca Raton so it will be beneficial for us to meet when you are available and chat about the most important criteria on your wish list. I look forward to meeting you and your family.
Eileen Richmond
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
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Congratulations!!! You are making a wonderful choice by moving to Boca Raton. There are several family friendly communities in good school districts. Are you looking to purchase or rent? What is your budget? How many bedrooms, do you have pets? I would love to help you but I would need more specific information. My children are in schools in Boca Raton and I am very familar with the schools and different locations.
Feel free to call or email me to discuss.
Marni Zuckerman
Signature International Real Estate
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Hi Jaime,

Congratulations on your job offer.

I'd be glad to help you find a new home in Boca Raton. There are many aresa that are safe, family friendly and in good school disctricts.

Contact me directly with the information regarding the size of house and price range you are looking for. Is your preference a guard gated community or traditional neighborhood without a gate? Pool or no pool? How many bedrooms & baths?

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
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Boca has many great neighborhoods... The schools are very good. We do have several magnate schools here and depending on your or your childrens likes, and/or dislikes you can narrow down your quest.

I have been a full time resident almost 25 years and know the area well...

Call me...
Gary (561) 306 7653
Web Reference:
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Hi Jaime,

Welcome to Florida and congratulations on your new job! I'm not sure if you want to to purchase a home right away or if you want to rent first, but either way Boca Raton is a great area, excellent school district and beautiful communities.

If you want to rent a home, I have one in the market in El Verde Elem, Omni Middle, Spanish River Community HS district. These are all great schools. This house is a 4 bedroom, 3 baths with a pool. If you are buying I can also find you nice places, but I would suggest that you get preapproved by a mortgage lender and then you can start looking for a property.

Call me if I can be of further assistance. Thank you and good luck!

Best regards,

Nitza Ramos
Realtor & Lic. Community Association Manager
East Coast Realty Group LLC
11820 Miramar Pkwy
Miramar, FL 33025
Direct: 954-856-3156
Fax: 954-934-9530
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Hello Jaime,

congratulation on your job offer.

You received lots of feedback from local real estate professionals who know Boca Raton very well and are able to answer all your questions. You should pick one of them to help you find your new home.

Unless you are a cash buyer, the first thing you should do though is to contact a lender in regards a mortgage loan pre-approval.
With a pre-approval letter in hand you can start your shopping for homes - real estate agents and sellers will take you much more seriously when they see you have your mortgage funding in place.

If there is anything I can do to pre-approve you for the homes of your dreams, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,

Beate Rodriguez
Lic. Loan Originator
NMLS# 299244
Cell: 954.695.4849
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Good morning Jaime,
Boca Raton's school system is generally A rated. The many gated and non-gated communities abound. One of the first items on your list is to get a pre-approval to determine your monies availability for a mortgage ... then contact a real estate agent for guidance concerning your needs and wants in an homestead.
I, of course, will be able to help, if you so decide.
Marvin Krause, Realtor®
Residential Specialist
Lyonsgate Realty, Inc.
Cell: 561-870-8542
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Hi Jaime, the first thing you should do is contact a mortgage loan officer (I recommend Michal Bander 954-684-9227 at Guaranteed Rate) to see what you qualify for because if I tell you which neighborhoods and schools are nice and they are not in your price range, well then we haven't accomplished anything. After you are pre-qualified then we can discuss the best situation for you. Also, Parkland and Coral Springs border Boca to the south and there are lots of opportunities there in many different price ranges. For more information about schools, lifestyle, etc. you can visit my website at I've lived in this area for 25 years.

Gary Hitchcock
Keyes Realty
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Most of the areas in Boca are safe, and in a great school district. The only area that is just average would be southwest boca. Like 441 and 18th street area. Other than that you should be good.

I have lived here all my life and I have 3 children under the age of 7 and it is a great area to raise children. A lot of family activities always going on, and very good schools. I you need more information on the area email or call me and I would be happy to talk to you. Hope to speak to you soon and if not good luck in Boca its an amazing area
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The good news is there are lots of choices for you.
Price considerations and life style are the first items to solving the puzzle as to where you should look.

The school district here is actually the Palm Beach County. There are great local schools in Boca as part of the district. All of those details can be discussed and explained so that you understand your options.

Good luck and feel free to contact me for more information.
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Congratulations on your new Job in Boca Raton! Please feel free to contact us directly regarding any questions that you may have about the area and for all of your real estate needs.


Brian Rossnan
Lic Real Estate Broker
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