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Old 06-27-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Hi,

My husband and I are considering a move to FL. We are picking the neighborhood we live in based on the schools. From what I learned on schooldigger.com Parkland was one of the better schools in the SE area. Jupiter being the best and Boca and Wellington also up there. Our family is in Boynton and Boca so we'd like to stay within about 30 min. of those towns.

Are the schools really good in Parkland from E - HS? Is it safe? If anyone has info about Parkland please let me know. Thanks.

J
Parkland is nice. It is one of the safer areas in Broward. If you buy a house in Parkland make sure you have it inspected for toxic drywall. They have been having problems with that in that area. As long as you buy a house that does not have toxic drywall I think you will LOVE Parkland.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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Parkland is nice. It is one of the safer areas in Broward. If you buy a house in Parkland make sure you have it inspected for toxic drywall. They have been having problems with that in that area. As long as you buy a house that does not have toxic drywall I think you will LOVE Parkland.
I live in Parkland ( Heron Bay ) .... we love it and along with Weston , Cooper City , most of Coral Springs and Plantation are the nicest areas to live in Broward . No Chinese drywall in our house as it was built in 2001 .. thank God .... but it is a great place to live .
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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I live in Parkland ( Heron Bay ) .... we love it and along with Weston , Cooper City , most of Coral Springs and Plantation are the nicest areas to live in Broward . No Chinese drywall in our house as it was built in 2001 .. thank God .... but it is a great place to live .
I think that the reason there is more of an issue with toxic drywall in Parkland is that more of the homes were built during the period that toxic drywall was used. We are waiting to close on a home in Plantation. It was built in 2005 and we had a separate drywall inspection because anything built in that time frame can have toxic drywall.

I go to Parkland frequently because my kids play lacrosse there. It really is a lovely community.
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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larger lot sizes
English as first language for more residents than Weston
only 0.5% of people over 65
great parks and recreation
far enough away from beach that the only reason to live there is because it's a great place to raise kids - so figure it'll be a lot of families like us.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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North Coral Springs (north of Wiles Rd) is nice and neighbors Parkland wich is very nice! Ideally, you are looking to get into the Stoneman Douglas school district (or feeder schools) if you have school aged children. The lots and homes are much larger and it used to be more rural back in the early nineties, but there has been lots of development. I think it is a nicely planned community and not crowded like some other areas. Always inspect for Chinese drywall in newer homes, especially in Parkland. In Palm Beach, choose East Boca over West Boca. Good luck.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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larger lot sizes
English as first language for more residents than Weston
only 0.5% of people over 65
great parks and recreation
far enough away from beach that the only reason to live there is because it's a great place to raise kids - so figure it'll be a lot of families like us.

Some of the communities in Parkland have larger lots than in Weston ... not all . The English issue did not bother us when we lived in Weston as most of the Hispanics were highly educated and of a professional class .. most spoke good English unlike down south in Miami or even Pembroke Pines . We love Parkland , but miss the diversity in Weston as you had not only Hispanics ( Argentines , Venezuelans , Colombians , Mexicans ) but also a growing Asian and Indian ( Hindu ) community as well as Caribbean community .. we also had neighbors from Canada , The UK , Holland and Australia ... Parkland is more lily white Non Hispanic .. which may suit some people better ... but I miss the diversity and frankly our neighbors were a little friendlier in Weston. Both communities are great for kids and in fact I would say that Weston is even more kid friendly but Parkland is getting there .... anyhow if the OP choses Parkland he will be making an excellent choice ... we also enjoy the fact that Parkland is close to Boca Raton where we have many friends and you have a wide variety of shopping and restaurant options .
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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My husband and I are probably relocating within the next month to the Boca area (job in Boca), and we were down in Boca looking at houses this past week and weren't really thrilled with the selection in our price range, but a co-worker mentioned Parkland, and WOW! Looks totally our vibe, with a little bit of land. We will be looking out there instead,and the schools look amazing. Will miss being closer to the beach, but it's about where we are now in CA...is it way hotter? Are the bugs bad? I see not every pool is enclosed. How is toxic drywall remediated? I saw a home listed as in the remediation stage, and who pays for this? What vintage, I thought it was 2005-2007, but not sure. I will want to stay away from that. Any more good/bad/ugly? Sounds all good
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