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Old 04-07-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I know very little about the western communities of palm beach county. On a recent trip to Lion Country Safari, I decided to make the (long) drive to Belle Glade. Very interesting to say the least. Driving past the sugar cane fields and farmland was really eye opening to me. I think of Florida and I only think of the beach! I'm curious about Royal Palm Beach- its not as far west some other places but what is that community like? Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: S. FL
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It's a very nice area. Pretty upscale actually. It a nice bedroom and retirement community for those who don't want to deal with the crap of West Palm.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Royal Palm is very nice in some areas, but I don't get the sense that it is "improving"... indeed, I went there to look at some houses my friend's parents were looking at to buy... let's just say I wasn't thrilled with the area, and I'm someone who has major tolerance when it comes to the state of my surroundings. It's not somewhere I'd live on purpose. Maybe it was just the neighborhoods I was in... who knows.

In my opinion, if you're going to seek the suburban lifestyle, I say Gardens/Jupiter where you're at now is a much better bet.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Thanks for the info! Yes, I definitely love PBG. I think I'll stay a while It's always interesting discovering other areas, though.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Royal Palm is very nice in some areas, but I don't get the sense that it is "improving"... indeed, I went there to look at some houses my friend's parents were looking at to buy... let's just say I wasn't thrilled with the area, and I'm someone who has major tolerance when it comes to the state of my surroundings. It's not somewhere I'd live on purpose. Maybe it was just the neighborhoods I was in... who knows.

In my opinion, if you're going to seek the suburban lifestyle, I say Gardens/Jupiter where you're at now is a much better bet.
Could you elaborate a bit about Royal Palm ? Is area surrounding Palm West Hospital good ? Town houses just South of Southern ? I also saw houses a few blocks East of Palm West Hospital. It looks nice using Google Maps
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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RPB blows....Visit the SuperTarget or the Walmart on Belvedere and you will forget about living there. It put up some McMansion communities trying to emulate Wellington but it was an epic fail. Madison Green is one of the nicest communities in RPB and even that was a bust.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Could you elaborate a bit about Royal Palm ? Is area surrounding Palm West Hospital good ? Town houses just South of Southern ? I also saw houses a few blocks East of Palm West Hospital. It looks nice using Google Maps
Palms West is in Wellington. Most of Wellington is very nice. I have a few co-workers/friends who live out that way. One in Olympia that I know of and she likes it, despite how people rag on Olympia (and this woman is very picky!)

A few exceptions of areas that allow Section 8 may be less than desirable. Shoma townhouses is one of the development names I've heard people to stay away from.


Don't get me wrong... Royal Palm Beach offers more affordable suburban living. I just was... underwhelmed.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:48 AM
 
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Madison Green is one of the nicest communities in RPB and even that was a bust.

That's where they were looking. Some of the individual neighborhoods within Madison Green are holding up better than others. Maybe once all the foreclosure mess shakes out, things will get better all around.


Years ago (around 2000) I knew a kid who lived in Madison Green, and I thought it was fancy. Now... just another tract home zero lot line place. Again, perfect for some people.... but not for me is all!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Palms West is in Wellington. Most of Wellington is very nice. I have a few co-workers/friends who live out that way. One in Olympia that I know of and she likes it, despite how people rag on Olympia (and this woman is very picky!)

A few exceptions of areas that allow Section 8 may be less than desirable. Shoma townhouses is one of the development names I've heard people to stay away from.


Don't get me wrong... Royal Palm Beach offers more affordable suburban living. I just was... underwhelmed.
I saw condos (2 subdivisions) just East of Palm West Hospital, also houses east of those condos. Are they good (2 subdivision of condos & houses East of those condos) ? High crime ? Noisy ? Teenagers hanging around after schools ?

Shoma townhouses also looks "nice" to me using Google Maps but is it a high crime area ? Noisy ? Teenagers hanging around ?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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I showed Shoma once and someone plowed their car right through the gate while we were putting in the code... Not like that means much but it was a very interesting situation, needless to say the buyers didn't buyer there.
It will probably turn around overtime and be a good investment though.
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