Back to your original choice tho ..... in regular situations, I'd go for the lake every time. In Davie.... the preserve.
If I can be of any help at all, let me know. I'm very familiar with the area and live just down the street in Pembroke Pines.
Best of luck!
Our experience is that generally speaking for our buyers a lake is more desirable then a preserve. This imformation is supported by the fact that pre-construction lakefront and golf course lots are highly sought after parcels and and sold as "Premium Lots" meaning cost is significantly higher then others.
We agree with your concern of a preserve doubling as a public park next to your ptoperty. There could be far too much traffic involved.
The "Eckler Team"