Well, I'm not a real estate agent, and I think that Boca in season has become crazy busy. Restaurants are impossible to get in, parking at the shopping centers (Regency Mall for example) is packed with cars and difficult to find parking…
How about some opinions from people who don't have something to sell you.... more
It depends on your budget. If you want to be near downtown then the prices are higher.The area beween 95 and Swinton can be iffy. That section of Delray is home to halfway houses etc. Docs and the library are the unoffical divider of the good and bad side of the tracks.
Anything after Swinton is good and expensive, as long as you don't venture too far from Atlantic. If you want to be west of 95 then there are a lot of nice communities, some gated and some not. It just depends what you are looking for and how much you have to spend.
If you are going to be looking for public schools in the future you are better off looking in Boca Raton. East Boca has Addison Mizner which is an excellent elementary school and the neighborhoods for that school are Boca Raton Square, Palm Beach Farms and Royal Oak Hills etc. In Delray the best elementary school that is east is probably JD Spady but its a lottery school so not everyone gets in there.... more
I have lived in the West Boca 33428 zip code for 15 years. I have sold numerous homes in the area and am very familiar with the school systems and the local amenities. The developments in the immediate area have homes that range from the mid-$200's and up.
Feel free to give me a call @ (954) 295-7116 to help narrow down your needs.... more
The HOA (or POA Property Owners' Association) fees are dependent upon what community you're buying in ... and within communities, there can even be smaller communities with different HOA fees. I'm a Realtor Associate who specialized in country club communities, so if you'd like shoot me an email or call me and I'll be glad to get all the information for you. It's important to know these details when you're considering community living. I live in St Andrws Country Club in Boca Raton (where I also sell homes) and we have both a POA fee and a Country Club fee. So, make sure you fully understand ALL the fees you're responsible for when you move into a community.
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That truly depends on where you're asking this question about and what your definition of pet is. :) I live and sell real real estate in St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton, FL and we have a written "2 pet" restriction, but personally I have never seen it enforced. If you have questions about a particular community, please feel free to email me and I'll let you know the "written" published regulations of that community in Boca Raton. I will also supply you with the telephone number of a representative of the community who can talk with you personally about the enforcement of such regulations.
Remember, if you have an unusual pet (elephant, zebra, horse), I'd let them know that when I called.
We have a wealth of temples and synagogues serving south Palm Beach County (33496 & vicinity) that represent all Jewish denominations and suit all needs. While google and the the search engines are good, I feel the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County would best answer your question since there are so many factors that affect the choice of one's synagogue and the Federation is so active in Boca Raton. Their website is filled with useful information for the Jewish Community.
www.jewishboca.org and "Community Resources" tab and then "Synagogues" tab. If you prefer to call, the # is 561-852-3100. If you need more assistance and this doesn't work, just let me know (I'll follow the question in Trulia) and I'll get the information to you by old fashioned mail... more
I like high point in Delray Beach better. It is just north of Atlantic Blvd on Military Trail. It is near so many stores including a new Walmart.. The community is wide open with plenty of green areas. I have a 1 BR listing for $37,500 which has over $20,000 in renovations. If you want to see it call or email me at 561 353 7793 or email@example.com... more
Hi, Jeff! I just came accross your message of Sep.4, sorry I missed it before. We have a beautiful 2/2 condo there for an annual rent, fully furnished, completely updated and very clean. The apartment is gorgeous and the small building is just superb with a beautiful lobby, private gym, sauna, party room and a sparkling pool. There is also a covered garage for all residents and your parking space is just next to the garage door. Please let me know if you are interested to check it out and I will meet you there.
The biggest difference would be the taxes paid...both are magnificent cities to call home. The biggest difference between them would be home prices. Prices in Boca tend to be a little higher....both cities provide great sunshine, entertainment, beaches and friendly people. They are right besides each other and could get to enjoy the benefits to either.
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Use craigslist.com and rentometer.com to find out how much rents are in your area. In Boca Rio area, a 3/3 townhome rents for $1400+ . However, the HOA has rental application fees (about $500) and may turn down your tenant. HOA fees are typically $300-$400/month but that may not include all your insurance costs you need to own the townhome (i.e. H06 policy and supplemental flood). Also, your taxes are probably double what's listed on the web because it wont be homesteaded if its a rental.
As a rule of thumb don't pay more than 8 times what the annual rent is for that property. So $1400/month is only worth $135k max.... more
You're going to love Boca Raton! Priort to living in Boca Raton, I have lived all over...Ohio, Arizona, Cali, Miami, and other areas in South Florida.
I personally had a misperception on Boca Raton...and they were all incorrect. Life in Boca Raton is everything you imagine and moreâ€¦great weather year round, soaring palm trees, and turquoise Atlantic waters.
Boca Raton is conveniently located between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. West Palm Beach is only about 25 miles North, Fort Lauderdale is only 25 minutes south, and Miami, less than an hour away, which offer a nightlife second to none, in addition to notable art museums.
There is fabulous entertainment around town, culture, recreational activity, stylish shopping, fantastic restaurants and outdoor fun one can experience in South Florida.
For the water lover, south Florida is the Yachting capital of the world! There are exciting offshore excursions, , waterskiing and windsurfing -each to be enjoyed in the warm waters of the Atlantic. For the land lovers, experience championship golf courses and amazing country clubs!
Sports lovers can enjoy professional football, baseball, basketball, and hockey games and championships.
So what i'm getting a, is there so much to do here! And there really is an area for everyone that will be perfect for you.
Ricki, if you need help discovering the areas Boca Raton has to offer, It will be my pleasure!
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