The Bridges is on the border of Boca Raton, so Boca schools are one of the many positive aspects of purchasing a home in the Bridges. Another is that the homes are designed and built by GL, which continues to improve an already excellent product.
As to future investment, while no one can give you a definite answer, if you look at other communities that have been built by GL, such as the Valencias in Boynton Beach and the Valencias in Delray Beach, you will see that prices have remained consistently high. In addition, they've built homes in Canyons, homes in Canyon Lakes, homes in Canyon Trails, and homes in Canyon Isles that continue to rise in value.
Part of the reason for this is that these communities are zoned for Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton. Another part of the reason is that these communities are very well designed and built.
Due to the fickle nature of zoning in Florida, it is possible that your home in the Bridges or the Canyon Lakes homes, etc, may be rezoned. However, that would mean another middle school and high school would have to be built in western Delray Beach.
Because schools are among the only buildings (except for churches) welcome in agricultural zoning areas, and because there is an abundance of agricultural zoning in the area surrounding the Bridges (although developers are encroaching upon it more and more every day), any school likely to be built will probably be relatively close to your community.
So, while I can't tell you what prices will be in the distant future, for the moment the homes in the Bridges in Delray Beach appear to be intelligent housing decisions.
I have a home in Boca Raton and I think this city is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
However, if your interest is strictly in a newer home and a well regarded school system, you might also want to look into homes in Parkland. This city is at the top of Broward County, just below the Boca Raton border. You will find a number of homes in Parkland that are resales that were built after 2000, and there are subdivisions that are still building new Parkland homes.
Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions