Just Looking, Palm Beach County, FL
Some observations regarding having a house on a paved road are: your car is usually cleaner longer, the ride is better, and most of the paved roads are thru streets (not dead end), generally more traffic. The dirt roads in Loxahatchee are serviced every month or so and a big piece of heavy equipment tractor. This usually happen while I'm at work. Depending on the skill of the operator it can make the road better or worse. If you live on a dirt road with few houses, say 10 or less the road will usually be in good condition, but if you live on a dirt road that is very long, or heaven forbid a thru street the road can become like a wash board. Also if there are ppl that like to spinout or ppl that like to ride ATV's the road will usually not be as good. You will not generally see ATV's on the paved roads, but on the dirt roads it's more likely. Also there may be low spots on some dirt roads that fill with water, sometimes a 5-6 inches or more deep. Seems to me that homes on paved road usually cost a little more. Also if you live near/on a dirt road that is well traveled, sometimes during the dry season you will see dust on your car. Indian trails services the roads. They have meetings to discuss which streets to pave. Streets that are well traveled seem to get paved first. Sometimes just a section of the road will get paved and then they'll pave it the rest of way later.