I can recommend areas such as Boynton, Boca but have you considered going a little west. There are beautiful neighborhoods within a very reasonable commute time to Fort Lauderdale. I personally live in Pembroke Pines, there is also Weston, Cooper City (voted by Family Circle as one of the top 10 towns to live in for families). I would like to learn a little more about where you envision being and where the "family" are located. If you can tell me that - I can find you somewhere comfortably enough away from them!! I can relate, trust me!!!
We are a small, boutique real estate brokerage, my husband and I work together, and we specialize in out of town buyers who are relocating, such as yourselves and vacation property buyers. Don't hesitate to contact me at any time. My number is 954-816-7996.
I hope to hear from you,
Best of luck to you.
Villa G Realty, Inc.
Take a look at Marco Island, we are ex-pats from Australia and picked Marco Island for the same reasons you mentioned. It's about 100 miles west of Ft. Lauderdale. And an easy drive across alligator alley, its a straight shot.
Here are the demographics: http://profiles.nationalrelocation.com/Florida/Marco%20Island/
Also, a great benefit... you can see a sunset over the gulf! (Not so on the east coast)
Search for properties in your price range here: http://www.onmarco.com/default.asp_Q_f_E_mls
Please let me know if you have any other questions about the Marco Island and Naples areas.
Independent Brokers Realty
in addition to what my colleagues have mentioned, I would add Lighthouse Point to the list and perhaps Deerfield Beach. Boynton is a real stretch within the drivetime limits, but Delray Beach should also work, so you'll end up with
- Lighthouse Point
- Deerfield Beach
- Boca Raton
- Delray Beach
First, set a timeframe for yourself, establish a budget and a list of search criteria of must-haves and nice-to-haves. Then pick an agent or agents you are comfortable with (after at least a phone conversation, do not decide by email or web presence). If you work with several realtors, set clear geographic boundaries to avoid frustrating overlap.
Let me know how I can further help you -
and all the best,
Tobias Kaiser, MS, CIPS
Greater Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Broker + Consultant
Certified International Property Specialist
954.561.0066 x 11
Please let me
The Eckler Team
Boca Raton would be an ideal location. Not too far to travel. Lots of lovely communities with condos, townhouses and single family homes. Great schools. Send me an email with more info on exactly what type of home you are looking for.
Regency Realty Services
Boca Raton is the best place to live north of Fort Lauderdale. It is 30 to 45 minute drive to Fort Lauderdale, depending on the time of day and how far west you live. Boca is very safe and has great schools. I have lived in West Boca since 2004, so I know the area very well. Please call me any time and I will be happy to help you answer any questions.
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
I specialize in relocation. I would be very happy to help you locate the best home for you and your family. If you could email me where aprox. your extended family lives and what area your husbands job offer is, I would be glad to email you some listings of homes to view. Also tell me what price range you are wanting, and how many bedrooms.
I look forward to your response!
Sincerely, Judy Calufetti