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Old 09-01-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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We will be moving to the area and want to be somewhat near in-laws in Lake Worth. They recommended Wellington or Palm Beach Gardens. It sounds like Wellington schools are decent, but what about Palm Beach Gardens?

How much house would about 350K buy in PBG? We'd like about 3000-3500 sq ft with a decent size lot. We like a nice tidy neighborhood but I've heard Wellington is crazy strict with CCNRs.

Which town would be better for someone who is a nature lover? I like to see lots of green and walk/hike often. We work from home so commute/jobs are not an issue. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Both Wellington and PBG have areas that will satifsy your desire for green space. Both have beautiful homes. In today's market, $350K will get you a beautiful 3000sf home on less than a quarter acre, in a nice area. I live in Wellington, and its a great community. There is lot's to do and the schools are great.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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As nice as PBG/Jupiter is 350 only gets you around 2000-2600 sqft for a nicer home. Definitely a nice area though.
Have you checked out Journeys End or Winston Trails in West Lake Worth? Great neighborhoods with good schools that you should be able to find the type of home you are looking for, for around 350k.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Wellington and West Lake Worth get you a LOT "more for the money"....

It's all about location though. Do you want to be closer to 95 and the ocean, or are you OK being in western county?
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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I'd rather pay a little more (or buy a smaller house) in PBG/Jupiter, than a bigger house in Wellington.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Me too.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. It's hard to picture as we haven't spent much time in the area but I'm trying to do research for a trip in the coming months. Hmm...we don't need to be so close to the ocean or 95 though it would be nice. What do you mean by "western country" TriMT7?
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. It's hard to picture as we haven't spent much time in the area but I'm trying to do research for a trip in the coming months. Hmm...we don't need to be so close to the ocean or 95 though it would be nice. What do you mean by "western country" TriMT7?
"Western County" = places like Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Greenacres, West Boynton, West Boca and West Lake Worth.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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We will be moving to the area and want to be somewhat near in-laws in Lake Worth. They recommended Wellington or Palm Beach Gardens. It sounds like Wellington schools are decent, but what about Palm Beach Gardens?

How much house would about 350K buy in PBG? We'd like about 3000-3500 sq ft with a decent size lot. We like a nice tidy neighborhood but I've heard Wellington is crazy strict with CCNRs.

Which town would be better for someone who is a nature lover? I like to see lots of green and walk/hike often. We work from home so commute/jobs are not an issue. Thanks!
Palm Beach Gardens is not going to be close to the "in-laws". Depending where in Lake Worth and where in Palm Beach Gardens, your looking at 20-30 mile drive one way between the two.

You can get a nice house in Wellington for $350K. A friend of mine just moved here and bought a nice house that 4-6 years ago was going for $500K near the Aero Club in Welly World.

They have referred to Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and etc. as "The Western Communities", it's NOT "Western County" people are incorrect. If you look at the map below you will see that Palm Beach County goes way out to Belle Glade and Lake Okeechobee. We often refer to Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens as North County, Boca and Delray as South County and the parts in the middle as Central Palm Beach County.

http://www.floridacountiesmap.com/graphics/palmbeach_map.gif (broken link)
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