Any property on the intracoastal COULD be subject to storm surge flooding or water damage as a secondary issue to roof damage. This area including the Yacht Club and Mariners is in eastern Lantana/Boynton Beach. It is very close to the main interstate making commuting a snap and has access to shopping, nightlife, and the beach. There are a few community parks nearby and a boat ramp launch. Your best bet for determining your comfort zone in the area is to take a trip yourself if you are local during different times of the day to assess the neighborhood and amenities. I have lived in this area for 15 years, although not on the water and love the smaller town feel of Lantana. I will be more than happy to let you know more about my area if you like. Please check out my website below.
Living in coastal Palm Beach County for the past 34 years, I have never seen flooding like you see on TV during or after a hurricane....New Orleans, Galveston, TX, etc... The Yacht Club community is directly on the intracoastal waterway so there is potential for flooding. Perhaps not buying a ground-floor unit would help ease your concerns.
Brian Gleason, Broker
Illustrated Properties Historic Division
I was just in the Yacht Club yesterday showing a unit listed for $100,000. This unit is infested with mold and water damage. Beware of this one and there are a few others that are have some water damage as well. I haven't had this problem in Mariner's Cay. Good luck with your hunt.
Boynton Intracoastal office
To gather better information, you should contact your insurance agent who would be able to provide you with a better understanding of your risk.
Regards, Karina Leal