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Old 02-16-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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Reedsmit explained very well all those fees.
In my opinion, if you are not very rich, living in a gated community or in an expensive condo with all sort of amenities is too expensive for a "normal" person/family. Are you going daily to the gym ? I don't think so, and in Florida if you really want to exercise, buy a bike, run, swim.
Yes, you pay for a lot of people who are just moving papers around and your fees will increase almost every year. In a gated community they decide how your lawn looks, what trees can grow, what color is your house, etc.
My question is (as a potential buyer) where can I find in WPB a safe area to buy a small house and to have the liberty to plant the flowers and the trees I like ? Does this exists ?

Sometimes I feel like a broken record, lol, BUT, in West Palm Beach, sounds like Grandview Heights, Flamingo Park, and the South of Southern Blvd neighborhoods are just what you're looking for.

Between Okeechobee Blvd. and Belvedere, stay East of Parker for the best neighborhoods. Between Belvedere and the West Palm City line, stay east of Dixie for the best neighborhoods.

These are good, eclectic safe, established, non-HOA fee neighborhoods. Tree lined streets, sidewalks, many historic homes, bungalows, etc.... everything from small Florida cottages to Mediterranean mansions, and in prices from 100k to 3 million.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Yeah it's definitely different strokes for different folks. Some people can't stand an HOA, others wouldn't live without one. There's discussions on this all over the forums and elsewhere.
If you are in a nice well maintained non-hoa neighborhood as Tri speaks of it's nice, but if you are in a neighborhood where your neighbor has 6 cars parked in his lawn and nobody can do anything about it an HOA starts looking pretty nice.
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