I'm a real estate agent for 9 years. I am a mother of 2 young boys and I can relate to your concern. With my expertise in selling properties all over Palm Beach County and Broward County, Boca Raton is a very nice city to live in, if you prefer Palm Beach County. At the $200,000 price point, this will qualify you for a townhouse or villa and would be an older home because it is an older city. If you choose to live in Broward County, I would suggest, Parkland, or the north end of Coral Springs, where the homes are newer, although, you are still at the townhouse price point. Note that the next city north of Coral Springs is Boca Raton. They are 15 minutes away from one another although they are two separate counties. Hope this information helps you in you search for real estate. If I can be of anymore assistance, please do not hesitate to call me. Best Wishes. Maribel - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate: 954-268-3975.