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Old 08-23-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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I am wondering how kid friendly is the area west of the Florida Turnpike in Boca? I don't care about being close to the beach.

What are these areas like for a family to live in. Is there a lot part time residents there. To me is seems like Boca in General is becoming more year round. Also is there any communities to avoid?
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:04 AM
 
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I am wondering how kid friendly is the area west of the Florida Turnpike in Boca? I don't care about being close to the beach.

What are these areas like for a family to live in. Is there a lot part time residents there. To me is seems like Boca in General is becoming more year round. Also is there any communities to avoid?
Very kid friendly, depending on the community. Most SFH communities are the ines that attract families and kids. Condos? Not so much. Also, technically, Boca west of the turnpike is really not Boca, but unincorporated Palm Beach County. Gets technical regarding police services, cost of Beach permits and other things I can't think of right now.

I have friends that live just west of Jog Road and west of Palmetto Park Road. Boca Falls/Boca Winds/Loggers Run communities. Mix of families and empty nesters. Looking at the west side should buy you more for your money.

The area that I wouldn't bother looking in is around 441, south of Judge Winikoff Road. It's known as the Sandalfoot area and sadly, the homes have not aged well. My former employer used to have an office there in the early 90's and it was fine. However, the years haven't been so kind. Good luck!
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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West Boca is pretty decent overall. Especially west of 441 near Glades and Yamato. Lots of nice communities with family life dominating. Mission Bay has a lot of nice communities, mostly gated. Like another poster said, avoid the 441 and sandalfoot area. It's just dumpy overall. A trailer park feel if u will. Just meh. Stay north of Palmetto Park rd and west of 441. You'll be good.
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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I am trying to focus on certain areas so it sounds like this area in general will be a good area to focus on.

I have been looking at Stonebridge and boca west as communities. Both them are equity country communities but I play a lot of golf so they are very attractive to me. I am aware the monthly fees and equity issues but that is a different issue. The area in general looks pretty good to me either way.

How is the area if your Catholic vs other areas of Boca Raton. We have been looking at central Boca in areas like woodfield.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:57 PM
 
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I am trying to focus on certain areas so it sounds like this area in general will be a good area to focus on.

I have been looking at Stonebridge and boca west as communities. Both them are equity country communities but I play a lot of golf so they are very attractive to me. I am aware the monthly fees and equity issues but that is a different issue. The area in general looks pretty good to me either way.

How is the area if your Catholic vs other areas of Boca Raton. We have been looking at central Boca in areas like woodfield.
Stonebridge is all old people and predominantly Jewish. Real estate is cheap for those two reasons!

Woodfield Hunt is older homes not a ton of kids, Woodfield Country Club is newer/more kids but also it is more money than Hunt.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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What areas of boca raton will Catholics be welcome in my thought was boca raton was prett diverse.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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What areas of boca raton will Catholics be welcome in my thought was boca raton was prett diverse.
Boca Bath and Tennis on Military Trail and Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club.

Boca is very Jewish:

Wikipedia comparison of surrounding cities:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: 24,377 Jews live in Fort. Lauderdale.
Pembroke Pines, Florida: approximately 19,988 Jews live in Pembroke Pines.
Weston, Florida: approximately 18,000 Jews live in Weston.
Plantation, Florida approximately 11,275 Jews live in Plantation.
Davie, Florida approximately 11,228 Jews live in Davie.
South Palm Beach Metropolitan Area, Florida: approximately 122,000 Jews live in all of South Palm Beach (Boca Raton and Delray Beach).
Boca Raton, Florida: Approximately 64,660 Jews live in Boca Raton.
Delray Beach, Florida: Approximately 57,340 Jews live in Delray Beach.
West Palm Beach Metropolitan Area, Florida: approximately 94,000 Jews live in West Palm Beach (Palm Beach County from Boynton Beach to Jupiter).
Miami Metropolitan Area, Florida: approximately 123,000 Jews live in Miami, an increase from 113,000 in 2004.
Miami Beach, Florida: Approximately 15,000 Jews live in Miami Beach.
Aventura, Florida
Tampa Bay Area, Florida: approximately 60,000 Jews live in the Tampa Bay area.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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having a lot Jewish in an area doesn't mean there are not lots of Catholics and Christian's in the area. I see plenty of churches in boca and quite frankly I don't think there is any area where Jewish outnumber christians.

Christian area sometimes is not the best place to be if you catholic either. For instance try being a catholic in Utah. Usually You see a lot dialogue between Catholic Churches and Jewish temples to solve local issues.

Also the average age of jewish is south florida is something like 68 or 70 and are retiree's. People are not retiring to florida like they were so there is a lot demographic switches going on.

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Old 08-24-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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having a lot Jewish in an area doesn't mean there are not lots of Catholics and Christian's in the area. I see plenty of churches in boca and quite frankly I don't think there is any area where Jewish outnumber christians.

Christian area sometimes is not the best place to be if you catholic either. For instance try being a catholic in Utah. Usually You see a lot dialogue between Catholic Churches and Jewish temples to solve local issues.

Also the average age of jewish is south florida is something like 68 or 70 and are retiree's. People are not retiring to florida like they were so there is a lot demographic switches going on.
Lived and worked there for 17 years.......attended a Catholic HS there also. The Catholic high school will have less than 800 kids and most are from non-Boca school districts (Deerfield, Lighthouse Point, Delray, Boynton). Parents in subpar districts will send kids to Pope due to the cheaper tuition than other area private schools. There also are more Temples in Boca than the 3 Catholic Churches.

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Type in an address, then click on map. You can look at every neighbor on a street and make your own determinations. Stonebridge will be very jewish. Royal Palm will not.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:34 PM
 
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Stonebridge is all old people and predominantly Jewish. Real estate is cheap for those two reasons!

Woodfield Hunt is older homes not a ton of kids, Woodfield Country Club is newer/more kids but also it is more money than Hunt.
It's cheaper because more Jews live there? Take your anti-semetic comment and shove it. That's a very dis-respectful comment and it happens to be wrong.
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