we are in our 60's ...retiring ... I am real estate agent , husband retiring banker ...looking to be close to water .... also have a horse

Asked by joanhenderson, Vero Beach, FL Sun Nov 18, 2012

(boarding? just starting to look and heard Vero Beach really nice and could have what we might like ... have been to Naples mostly .... would be part time of year ....suggestions??

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James Fla, , Pompano Beach, FL
Thu Dec 13, 2012
Have you considered a mobile home in Pompano Beach Florida?
Very nice area close to FLL airport, shopping, etc
Have a fully renovated one in Pompano Beach that is 4.2 miles away from the beach.

Just under 1500 square feet of living space the 2 bed 2 bath is completely drywalled, granite kitchen with built in wine cooler and ceramic floors.

Master bath has his and hers sink and walkin jacuzzi tub.

Outdoor screened Florida sunroom has ceramic floors and tiki bar.

Backyard has cozy patio that leads to master bedroom and backyard has all plumbing and electric underground for a hot tub as ours is not included in the sale.

You can view pictures athttp://www.trulia.com/property/3086618465-4907-NW-1st-Way-Pompano-Beach-FL-33064
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Bill Baker, Agent, Vero Beach, FL
Thu Feb 7, 2013
Bill baker

How much can you end? How about 5 acres on the beach in vero with stables and rights to ride on the beach?

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Dana De Kleyn, Agent, Vero Beach, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Hi Joan,

One of upscale communities in Vero Beach that is situated on the barrier island and offers horse boarding is Windsor. Please check http://www.windsorflorida.com/club/amenities/equestrian for more details.

Another well established community that offers horse boarding, but is located west of town, is Pointe West. Please check http://www.pointewestflorida.com/Default.aspxp=DynamicModule…

Those are my suggestions, but there are other choices if none of those communities suit your needs. I can e-mail you listings if you would like. Please contact me on my cell phone at 772-538-4855 or send me an e-mail ddekleyn@sorensenrealestate.com.

Dana De Kleyn
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc.
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Julie Rosent…, Agent, Jupiter, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Hi, Joan
thanks for your good details - please call me so I can suggest some properties you two I think would like. Thanks! Julie Rosenthal Your "Go-To" Florida Real Estate Broker.
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John Makris, Agent, Vero Beach, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Joan, if you are looking for a place to retire or escape the harsh winters of the north, Vero Beach is a wonderful place to be. Vero Beach offers plenty of amenities, including places to board your horse, cultural centers, and communities that fit every lifestyle such as golfing, boating, tennis, etc.

You have many options based on your budget and preferences. I will be more than happy to assist you in finding a suitable place in Vero Beach and surrounding areas. Call me at any time at 772-532-0945 to discuss your requirements. Also feel free to visit my website at http://www.veroflrealestate.com to view the various communities in Vero Beach and look at what this area has to offer. Thank you for your inquiry,

John Makris
Weichert Realtors, Hallmark Properties
1630 Club Dr
Vero Beach, FL 32963
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James Belang…, Agent, Sebastian, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Good morning,
Vero Beach is a great community having plenty of affordable areas where you can keep your horse on your property. If you care to contact me directly I can set you up a search matching your criteria and get you started with direct access to our MLS.
Jim Belanger
773 584-1902
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Stephanie El…, Agent, Vero Beach, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Thank you for your inquiry. There are many options for you, your husband and either living on a property that can accommodate a horse or to board.. There are many lakes, ponds and a river slightly west of the barrier island with such properties. Another option for you would be to live on the island and board your horse west of town which is no more than 10-15 minutes from the island. Depending on your criteria and your budget, there are many opportunities in beautiful Indian River County. Please call 772-538-2066 or visit my website at http://www.verorealestates.com.
Stephanie Elliott
Dale Sorensen Real Estate
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Cheryl Goff, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Joan -- Vero Beach is a wonderful quaint area with beautiful beaches and many cultural activities. Many say it is how Naples was 20 years ago. Very uncrowded and unspoiled!! There are many types of developments and properties that would fit your lifestyle and budget. Feel free to call to call, email or text me and I will be happy to provide you with further information on the area.

I specialize in assisting buyers and would welcome the opportunity to provide you with more information on communities and developments that may be of interest!!

Thanks for your interest in the area!!

Cheryl Goff, Realtor
Boca Executive Realty
772 713-6178 cell
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Toni Adams, Agent, VERO BEACH, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Hi Joan.... I am a Florida native and have lived in Vero Beach 33 years. Vero is a beautiful town with lovely beaches, Right now is a terrific time to buy, as prices here are at an all time low. We have several options for boarding a horse, as well as homes with acreage that allow horses. I would be happy to help you find something that fits all your criteria, send me an email at: aldrda@aol.com or call me on 772-538-2646. You will love Vero! Thanks, Toni Adams / Peters, Carlton & Mugford RE
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Tom Priester, Agent, Tequesta, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Dear Joan,

Having been from Jacksonville to Key West and Naples to Pensacola and most points in between I know the state very well. There are some amazing places to call home but many differences in weather, lifestyle and landscape; stay below Vero Beach on the east coast and Sarasota on the west coast if you want the best winter weather. You will find Vero to be right of the edge of the best weather; typically a few degrees cooler than you will find in Naples or Miami. A great little village but small and remote so a lot depends how active you are and the proximity you want to a little more action. One spot I would highly recommend you take a look at is the northern Palm Beach County area which in my opinion has the best of everything Florida has to offer. The best place I can point you is a brief blog I did about the Jupiter area;


As a resident of Jupiter, I work throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and a great place to start is by defining your goals and comparing the lifestyles and housing costs of areas that you are interested in. There are so many different options available to us that reside in the state and I have selected Jupiter because of the quality of life that we enjoy. From my viewpoint, there is no finer place to reside that the Jupiter area; from the best schools, to a fantastic economy fueled by many factors and of course the wonderful facilities of Max Planck and Scripps Institute, to incredible unspoiled beaches, unbelievable dining and shopping options, numerous boating and golf opportunities, uncrowded streets, low crime and just the overall kindness of our residents. Recently we were out with a client form New York who commented on just how nice everyone is; and why not as we are truly lucky to live in Paradise.

I work almost entirely as a buyers agent in Palm Beach and Martin Counties and certainly would be honored to be on the list of Realtors® you interview and happy to be of assistance in any way that I can. If you are in the area and would like a tour I would enjoy showing you why I am so fortunate to call Jupiter my hometown.

I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Thanks for your info tom ... we are just starting to consider options ... what is your proximity to horsey areas if I were to bring my horse down ? a major factor for me.. we are familiar with how wonderful the Jupiter area is .....thanks
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Karen Smith, Agent, Vero Beach, FL
Sun Nov 18, 2012
Hi Joan,

Thank you for your interest in the Vero Beach area. As you know, it is big horse country, and the land values now are at historical lows. I need to know if you are looking at acreage, single family homes, something with existing stables, etc.

I would be delighted to help you in any way I can and send you the appropriate listings that match your search criteria. You can search the Indian River County MLS on my website: http://www.RealEstateofVero.com. Please feel free to email or call me anytime: 772.559.1295 or

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Karen Smith
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thanks Karen, we are not familiar with Vero Beach but have heard it is lovely .... I would be very interested in knowing more about the horse community ... I Hunt of here in Hamilton Ma ... but would possibly bring my horse down for the winter ... not sure what the options are in terms of boarding vs owning .. would love a sampling of possiblities ... husband golfs and we love the beach .... are ther certain areas we should consider ... close to beach would mean traveliing to horse etc ? I will look through you web site to start ...thanks ! Joan
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