Qbol, Home Seller in Madison, WI

Looking for an upscale gated community in Palm Beach Gardens or Jupiter that has a lot of kids. What would you recommend?

Asked by Qbol, Madison, WI Thu Jan 17, 2013

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Chas Berle’s answer
Frenchmans Reserve, Mirasol or Evergreene are nice, upscale, gated communities communities in Palm Beach Gardens. All have a high proportion of school aged children. There are several excellent private schools in the area in addition to the public school system. There are several options which meet your initial criteria in Jupiter, but more in PBG.

Other gated communities in Palm Beach Gardens are also "upscale" but lack a high proportion of children. One of the biggest factors will be the community percenage of year-round residents along with the average age of the homeowners I will be happy to provide this information to you if you call me.

Chas Berle
VP, Sales
Frenchmans Real Estate
e-mail: chas@frenchmansrealestate.com
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I moved from Madison, WI a few years ago as well and have nothing but great things to say about the location but there are things that you need to factor in when moving here that you would never even consider when coming from a place like Madison. I have young children myself and have spent the last two years exploring and selling homes in Gardens and Jupiter. Give me a call and I will share with you what to expect! A great website for the schools is http://www.greatschools.org

Jody Boettge
Broker Associate
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Cielo Townhomes in Palm Beach Gardens is Luxury Style Townhomes, gated community, with many children.
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Dear Qbol,

I was born a little south of you in Bettendorf, Iowa before figuring out that life is meant to be spent in flip flops and shorts so welcome to the area. Upscale means different things to different people so that really needs to be further defined. The absolute best thing you can do when moving to an area is interview at least three professional Realtors® and find one you know will have your best interest at heart. There are a couple things I will tell you and the first is to not sign a buyer's broker agreement with anyone. This is a form an agent will use to tie you up and ensure any transaction you make will only be through them. Find an agent who is happy to perform their services with the knowledge that if they do not properly meet your expectations they will lose your business. 

Second, never call a listing agent about a home they have listed as their initial relationship with the seller will prevent you from working out the best deal. I certainly would be honored to be included on the list of agents you may choose to interview.

It certainly sounds like you have children so schools will certainly be an important part of any locational decision. Jupiter has a very good public school system so one of the first things you will want to explore is where your children will attend school. One of my favorite sites when it comes to school ratings is http://www.greatschools.org 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 am a resident of Jupiter (actually Tequesta) and work throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties. A great place to start is by clearly defining your goals and comparing the lifestyles and housing costs and school zones of areas that you are interested in. There are so many different options available to us that reside in the state and I have selected Jupiter because of the quality of life that we enjoy. From my viewpoint, there is no finer place to reside that the Jupiter area; from the best schools, to a fantastic economy fueled by many factors and of course the wonderful facilities of Max Planck and Scripps Institute, to incredible unspoiled beaches, unbelievable dining and shopping options, numerous boating and golf opportunities, uncrowded streets, low crime and just the overall kindness of our residents. Recently we were out with a client from up north who commented on just how nice everyone is; and why not as we are truly lucky to live in Paradise. You might be interested in this article I wrote for a little more information on this incredible area;


You will find that there are many gated communities but also some that are not gated you may want to explore. Working with an agent who listens to your unique needs and is able to make recommendations and ensure you receive timely and complete information is critical to making a wise investment.

I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call. Welcome to Paradise!


Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Since this is a small geographic area, the communities the other agents have already listed are great choices. You might want to consult the Palm Beach County school board website and do a little research on the schools and their districts. You may find this very helpful.

You may also want to compare HOA/POA fees since they could be a deciding factor in your budget considerations and they could be substantially higher than you experienced in your previous location.

Richard Sites
Keyes at Jonathan's Landing
http http://:www.coastalflrealestate.com
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Frenchmans Reserve without a doubt. Maybe you would like to buy my home .. we're downsizing but staying in Frenchmans. Check it out!
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My broker recently moved here from Madison, Wisconsin. I've lived in this area for over 23 years, I've raised my children here and now my grandchildren are enjoying the wonderful Florida lifestyle. There are many communities in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter that have lots of kids. My favorites are Evergrene, Abacoa, The Shores, Botanica, Sienna Oaks, The Isles, Catalina Lakes. Call me and I can tell you more about these communities and many more.

Roselyn Gross, PA
Keller Williams Realty of the Palm Beaches
2901 PGA Blvd. suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33410
561-628-3976 (cell)
561-828-3144 (fax)
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I believe the communities below are very nice.However, if you are looking for a little more high end or upscale-please let me know.I will be happy to help.


you will love our website -It was voted #1 by the Florida Association of Realtors.You can search by any criteria like price,by map,by school zone, .etc.

Please call or log on when you have a chance.

Jeff Egizio
Boca Executive Realty-Juno Beach
561.339.0730 - Direct
skype: jeff.egizio
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Paloma is nice. Good schools and very well built. Marlwood in PGA National is another one. I'm not sure what age your children are but the elementary school is excellent. If you'd like to contact me and give me your price range and the age of your children I'd be better able to pinpoint a community for you.
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I would recommend Evergrene in Palm Beach Gardens. There are a lot of young families in the community, they are zoned for great schools and the amenities are perfect for children and adults.

If you are interested in renting or buying in Evergrene, I would be happy to help!

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