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Old 02-24-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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We are looking into relocating to Boca (from Michigan) within the year. Homes in Boca Fontana look great from afar, but I'm looking for some insight into the neighborhood.

Ideally, we'll find a neighborhood similar to our current situation - kids play outside together, family dogs, fenced yards - does this exist in Boca??? Price range is around $225k, but we cannot afford the country club fees!

Any thoughts as to areas to look and/or avoid are much appreciated.

NOTE: we have family in east Boca and would like to be within 10-15 min of them.

Thank you!
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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Boca is very nice area with good schools but your budget may not go as far as you would like considering the fact this is Palm Beach County. This part of Florida is really expensive compared to places up in the Midwest so be prepared for some sticker shocks. However looking at Boca Fantana it seems pretty affordable compared to other parts of the area. Central Boca and West Boca are areas I would look into as well with one being more older homes but good community feel and the other being lots of new construction soccer mom type territory.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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Thank you! I could easily get lost in my dreams of living in a $500k+ house down there, but alas, need to stick to reality. It's really important to be close to our family, so I'd be happy to take an older home as long as it's in a decent neighborhood.

Any more thoughts on schools? I've heard lots of people say the public schools do not compare to the schools up here and to be prepared to pay for private school. Seems like there are pockets of decent schools, but I've looked into West Glades Montessori as a back up plan. It appears (again, from afar) to be a nice school that would accommodate both of my children at this age. I spoke with the director over the phone and she was incredibly helpful and gracious. Great vibes, but from this distance it's hard to know.

Again, thank you - any feedback is much appreciated!
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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Thank you! I could easily get lost in my dreams of living in a $500k+ house down there, but alas, need to stick to reality. It's really important to be close to our family, so I'd be happy to take an older home as long as it's in a decent neighborhood.

Any more thoughts on schools? I've heard lots of people say the public schools do not compare to the schools up here and to be prepared to pay for private school. Seems like there are pockets of decent schools, but I've looked into West Glades Montessori as a back up plan. It appears (again, from afar) to be a nice school that would accommodate both of my children at this age. I spoke with the director over the phone and she was incredibly helpful and gracious. Great vibes, but from this distance it's hard to know.

Again, thank you - any feedback is much appreciated!
To be honest good schools are subjective and if you are involved in child's education most likely succeed. I would say schools here are not the best but not the worst either. You have charters and magnets that offer special programs for children as well if you don't trust the school system here.
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