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Old 03-30-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Hi, I have family members who are seriously considering a move to either Mirabella at Mirasol (Palm Beach Gardens) or Abacoa (Mallory Creek). They have 3 children, aged 3, 6 and 8 whom they would like to send to public schools. They are really undecided between the two areas. They seem to have gotten the impression that the schools are better in Abacoa, but they seem to like the housing style in Mirabella. Could anyone shed some light on lifestyles (pros and cons) of living in these two areas? Has anyone had any experiences (good/bad) with the builders (DiVosta/Mallory Creek or Kenco/Mirabella). What is living in Abacoa with all schools, shops, recreation on site like? Is having such a density of housing in Abacoa a negative when it comes to selling your home? Any insight into these areas would be appreciated. Thanks. Marilyn
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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I would move to Mirasol rather then Abacoa. I think that the elementary school for both places will be Mirasol Elementary (not sure) and it opens next year. Currenty, Mirasol kids currently go to Timber Trace Elementary (my son goes here also) which is, and has been for a long time, an "A" rated school.
As for the resale of your home, either place has rapidly declining home values right now.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County, FL
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We're currently renting a Divosta home, built a few years ago. Lots of white--cabinets, walls, etc. Great construction, however. Mallory Creek is their newest neighborhood and I've heard they've made some changes to interior colors. Mirasol is the new elementary school. As far as I know, no Abacoa neighborhoods will be zoned for that school, but that is always subject to change (I'd check the Palm Beach County Schools website for accurate zoning info). Downtown Abacoa is a lot of fun this time of year with baseball. Agree with PBNative on home prices. There is A LOT for sale right now and things aren't moving.

Feel free to PM me if you have any further questions.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Jupiter
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Default Re: Mirabella

I would think the choice is pretty simple. I am a realtor who works both areas but I live in Abacoa. The lifestyles are very different between Mirabella At Mirasol and Abacoa. I have attached a couple of community videos that might help with your choices.

Steven Schafer
Boca Executive Realty
Boca Executive Realty - Boca Raton Real Estate

Here is a list of all the current homes for sale in Mirabella:
Mirabella Palm Beach Gardens - Mirabella Homes for Sale - Palm Beach Gardens Real Estate

Here is a list of all the current homes for sale in Abacoa:
Abacoa Jupiter - Abacoa Homes for Sale - Jupiter Real Estate

I hope these help answer some of the questions.
Steven
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Mirabella by FAR! No doubt about it, highly regarded area in Palm Beach Gardens, luxury GATED community, significantly more luxurious than Abacoa which is not even gated and where homes are built on top of each other.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:01 AM
 
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Both have their advantages. If you are into a gated community with Mediterranean architecture and larger lots than Mirabella is your best bet. Abacoa, by design, has a variety of different architecture, is more compact, and generally follows the New Urbanist community style.

Both have great schools....
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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The areas are comparable... yet very different lifestyles. If you want the gated community lifestyle, go for Mirabella. Mirabella is also part of the larger "Mirasol" development, the more affordable part with no golf equity required. Still, Mirabella's greatest negative, IMO is that the HOA is a bit steep @ around 400+ per month.

Like Native says, Mallory's Creek is part of Abacoa, which is "new urbanist" (which specifically eschews gates and sacrifices yard sizes for public green space and gathering areas). Whereas you will need a car to get anywhere from Mirabella, Abacoa would allow you to walk to town center for dinner, entertainment, etc.
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