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Joyce Holtka…, Home Buyer in Burlington, IA

Single late 40s looking for area in south florida near coast and within 1/2 hour airport. NOT a retirement area. Lots to do but low crime. Upscale

Asked by Joyce Holtkamp, Burlington, IA Tue Mar 6, 2012

I am relocating in the next 3 months from Iowa. House is sold and ready to get there! I have looked in the Bonita, Estero, Naples areas. Looking for an area with lots of social, fun beaches, relatively close to airport since I travel a lot for my job. Like the idea of gated communities for safety, No highrises, Like a small yard, pool, garage. Low maintainence. Involved community.

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Dear Joyce,

A big Florida welcome to you from a fellow Iowa native where I spent the first 30 years of my life in Betterndorf. 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. The best place I can recommend is my hometown of Jupiter and below is a brief article 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
Web Reference: http://www.tompriester.com
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Hi Joyce,

Plesae use my website and look in Fort Myers and Cape Coral or any other area of the great south west. At http://www.kevincloutier.com I have all they types of homes saved by city and type on the right side tower, just click where and what you want and see them all.

Call or e-mail me with questions. Happy to help!

Welcome to Paradise!!!

Kevin Cloutier
Southern Premier Realty
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Hi Joyce,

We have some great communities here in Palm Beach county. You would have easy acces to the Ft. Lauderdale airport and Palm Beach International Airport.

You will find everything here from low rise condos to HUGE mansions in gated communities. The beaches are beautiful and close by.

Please contact me directly and I will be happy to send you information based on your specific requirements. I look forward to hearing from you.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
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Have you looked at Bella Terra? I have a couple clients from Des Moines that have purchased in there and are very happy.

What's your price range?
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Hi Joyce:

There are so many really nice, safe and active places in South Florida!

I have a preference for South Beach, Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Aventura
and Sunny Isles Beach. There is a very nice gated community in Aventura
known as The Waterways; http://www.waterwayrealty.com/Waterways.htm

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