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Old 01-11-2016, 10:45 AM
Location: Davie, FL
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Originally Posted by harbinger4truth View Post
With a budget of $500K to $700K, what part of Wellington might you suggest? We are self-employed software professionals who can live and work anywhere. Is there an airport close to Wellington that can get me back to PA directly when needed? Looking for top schools for my 5 year old twin daughters. We own a large motor-coach as well. So, we are considering a visit this summer (June - July) when the kids are out of school. Coming from 3 acres in PA, the Boca/Parkland area feels too close to me. Plus, the whole Chinese drywall issue there has me spooked. Still a lot of foreclosures and shadow inventory. I'd like something with about 1 acre +/- Any recommendations? Thank's in advance.

Why not Loxahatchee? I have a niece who attends school there and it's a very nice place. My parents just bought a house there 6 months ago, too. It's got a rural, down home feel and everyone who lives there absolutely swears by it. They do a lot of family things, lots of kids driving golf carts around. We go up there just for the Halloween event!

You can get a decent house on 1.25 acres for much less than $500k. If you want to spend $500k or more, you can get a VERY nice house and property and probably find a double lot with 2.5 acres. It's plenty accessible to Palm Beach International airport. It's inexpensive because there isn't a lot of work in the area, but since you work from home, you can take advantage of it. The drive to stores, theaters, and all that Palm Beach has to offer is less than 20 - 30 minutes, so trivial. Plus it's a shorter drive to Orlando.

No HOA, you can have horses, chickens, park your motor-coach, 5 boats, do whatever you want, really. My parents have a 45foot fifth-wheel in their driveway

I would HIGHLY recommend checking the Acreage in Loxahatchee with a realtor and see if it's your cup of tea. I can't tell you how many people I know who are moving there and absolutely love it. It's hot.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:26 AM
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We live in the Acreage, the Acreage, and Loxahatchee Groves are currently 1.25 acre and up lots, most roads are dirt, the main throughways are paved, so if you don't like a permanently dirty car you may wish to avoid the area. You'll also have to contend with well water, which is its own research project. There are several LARGE developments that the County has just been green lighting along that will add roughly 100,000 more people over the next 15-20 years (given 2 people per planned unit), from west Palm Beach Gardens (Avenir) to a former orange grove right in the middle of our formerly rural area (Minto West that will actually be a small city), and the latest which will be on the corner of Southern Blvd and Seminole Pratt. Google them. There is no road infrastructure for this, nor has the County properly budgeted or planned for the capacity that will be needed. The urban sprawl is coming. I don't know what water all of these people will drink, or for that matter, if Florida will even be above water. So, if you're planning a move to this area, while summers traffic is still a little light, expect plenty of time sitting at traffic lights or avoiding accidents by crazy out of towners and locals who are just nasty drivers because the heavier and heavier traffic means no one can get anywhere in a reasonable amount of time anymore.
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