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Old 08-11-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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My husband has just accepted a job in Boynton Beach. We have a 2 year old son and are looking for a nice, safe, family friendly area with good schools and not too far from nightlife to rent and possibly buy in the near future. We have been looking at Parkland or Coral Springs. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:26 AM
 
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Of the two, Id be tempted to lean toward Parkland, but you're on the right track.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Parkland is very nice. The Coral ridge area of Coral springs is also very nice and convenient to hop on the sawgrass expressway and take the Turnpike up to Boynton. If your looking out west you may want to look at Central and west Boca as well.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Stay away from all of Boynton Beach. If I were you, I would look to Boca Raton.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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unless you've an urgent need to add miles to your commute, why would you be looking in broward if you are working in palm beach county. try west boynton between boynton beach blvd & hypoluxo & between the tpke & military, vicinity gateway/jog in boynton. lots of young families there. probably about 10-15 miles to downtown west palm or boca for some night life. if you need more nightlife like fort lauderdale downtown then i'd look in boca, east or west depending on where you'll be teaching in boynton.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Just stay in Boynton but west of Jog Rd.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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Delray Beach is the best place to live in Southeast Florida check out tropic Isles beautiful neighborhoods lots of children gorgeous homes near the intercoastal and some on the intercoastal is a wonderful gorgeous area not far from downtown Delray was so many things are happening
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:20 AM
 
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Boca Raton has the most substance of the areas mentioned, but may be the priciest as well. Boca has a lot of restaurants, entertainment, and is close to the beach. Parkland is also beautiful, but is further from the ocean and less shopping. No entertainment to speak of in Parkland. It is prefect for a family though.

Coral Springs is half nice, half sort of sketchy depending on which parts. The areas that border Margate and Tamarac are a bit dicey. The areas further west and north closest to the Sawgrass Expwy are mostly great areas. Coral Springs also has Publix's galore and Whole Foods, and every restaurant known to man pretty much.

Boynton Beach is probably the least desirable of the areas mentioned. There are some nice housing communities in the western half of the city, but there is almost nothing to do in Boynton. The beaches are good I suppose and they have grocery stores. They have a big shopping mall and all of the typical big box stores. But much of Boynton is sketchy.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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Jupiter is the closest you're going to get, staying within the description of "nice/safe".
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Jupiter is over 39 miles away and might be more of a hike than you would want. Parkland is about 27 miles. See how much of a commute you are willing to tolerate. I always tell people to rent for one year before making the big leap.

Parkland is a large family oriented community with decent schools. You got some good advice here -- wishing you well.
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