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Old 01-24-2015, 06:36 PM
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I'm getting a bit tired of posting this, but lots of people live in Palmetto Park Terrace, Boca Square, Palm Beach Farms and other family friendly neighborhoods east of 95. The schools are highly rated and the property is a better investment, though it may cost more for older houses.

In my experience, Boca is a much better place for families than Delray Beach. I live in one of these neighborhoods, none of which have association fees anymore. We pay more for windstorm coverage, but we have a more solid investment and do not have to pay extra for water, trash collection. We do not have to call Palm Beach County for police or ambulance. West Boca Raton is not covered by Boca Raton services, and Boca is a good, solid, well managed city.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:43 PM
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I would just like to clarify some things about West Boca for people who may not know. While we do not have our own police or fire department, Palm Beach County's services are just as responsive as The city of Boca's. My trash collection is included in my taxes. While we cannot take books out from the city of Boca's library, there are 2 Palm Beach County libraries in West Boca; one is on Glades and one is on 441. They are both excellent; I reserve books and DVDs often, and they come in quickly. I live in a manned and gated community off of Yamato, and I find the mix of people in my development to be wonderful - there are families with babies, families with schoolchildren, and retired couples. Everyone I've met seems to be well educated. West Boca is not a vast wasteland; there's one rough area that I know of in West Boca, but I've seen that in East Boca as well.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:47 PM
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What is the rough area in West Boca and East Boca?
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:53 PM
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Sandalfoot in West Boca can be a bit rough - a little rundown and some petty crime. In East Boca, I don't know the names of the neighborhoods, but there are some blocks that look rundown. It doesn't look like you have to fear for your life, but it's not the neat and manicured look that you expect for East Boca, or West Boca either for that matter. My husband and I are garage sale addicts, so we drive through many areas of Boca without necessarily knowing the names of the neighborhoods, just the addresses.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:48 PM
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I sent you a friend request. I am in the exact same position as you. My daughter was accepted at FAU so we need to be planted in Boca no later than 8/1/2015. Finding these boards is a great!
I'm so tired of searching every-single-day real estate listings, apts.com, realtor.com, etc.
Also I find very informative the Property Management websites. With many of these you go direct to the Property Management office and rent direct so you don't have to deal with the sometimes annoying real estates that keep sending you "anything" even though you have given them alerts to what your searching for like. 2Bdrm, 2Bth, MiN. Sq Ft. 1100, rent range, etc. I tell you the realtors who are just ignoring my pre-filled forms on their sites are quickly deleted as a resource for me. If they can't help me now with finding and sending what I asked for then Adios! They keep sending me listings with rents between $3,000-$5,000. This is not what I signed up for. I have found a few good realtors that are truly helping me, so this is good.
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