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Old 04-14-2021, 04:16 PM
 
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Ok, so I will preface this by saying I am from Long Island NY where everybody complains about the increased traffic and I never even really notice it. I have a house in PGA and I frequently play golf at Sandhill Crane Golf (Gardens Golf) on Northlake near Ibis.

When coming out of Sandhill Crane on Northlake I want to make the left and head back to PGA, the amount of cars I see going west is absolutely insane. There are so many back to back cars you can't make the left as there is no traffic light, and the closest traffic light is at Ibis which barely turns red allowing a continuous flow of westbound traffic. I eventually had to go right and make the U-Turn at Avenir.

So the reason for the post is simply, what's going on? Where are all these cars coming from? This was at 545pm so I get it there could be rush hour traffic. But I have owned here for six years now and I have never seen the amount of cars that I am seeing this far west.

- I know they are building Avenir, but that's no where close to being done. Seems like cars are going west towards Acerage/Loxahatchee.

- Have there been other major builds this far west in PBG that is seeing increased traffic?

- If you take Northlake to the end and make the left on Seminole Pratt and take that down you are in Wellington which is blue collar central so I get there may be plenty of people commuting for work. But....

- What has changed recently where even if people were going to Wellington that traffic has increased exponentially at this part of Northlake Blvd? I know Wellington is more of a middle class full time resident area. Are there a ton more population there now then say two years ago? And even if that's the case, Wellington has been pretty populated for a while now.

- I know post covid more people are moving down to Florida full time. But if that's the case are they really living that far west in the Acerage/Loxahatchee and also working in the Palm Beach Gardens area or are they working on other parts of the east coast and using Northlake Blvd as a through street to get to these parts west?

Curious minds want to know.

TIA
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Maybe it’s due to that new master planned city, Westlake, by Minto? I have clients that live in Loxahatchee and the big city life is catching up to that area.
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Old 04-16-2021, 06:52 AM
 
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Wellington is middle class?
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Old 04-16-2021, 02:13 PM
 
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Wellington is middle class?
Thats what I was wondering, we were just down there for a week....
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:52 AM
 
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So the reason for the post is simply, what's going on? Where are all these cars coming from? This was at 545pm so I get it there could be rush hour traffic. But I have owned here for six years now and I have never seen the amount of cars that I am seeing this far west.

- I know they are building Avenir, but that's no where close to being done. Seems like cars are going west towards Acerage/Loxahatchee.

- Have there been other major builds this far west in PBG that is seeing increased traffic?


Curious minds want to know.

TIA
Why not head out west and see where they are all going?

Traffic has always been crazy on Northlake, Ibis is the first thing out there (west of Beeline) and the new construction is only going to make it worse.

Also as a heads up Wellington is not blue collar, Greenacres/Lake Worth/Royal Palm Beach would be but Welly world no.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:48 AM
 
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Too bad, Royal Palm Beach sounds so upper class.
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Old 04-17-2021, 03:57 PM
 
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Too bad, Royal Palm Beach sounds so upper class.
Hint: Palm Beach is the uber rich, so anything playing off that isn't uber rich (Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, etc)
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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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https://ongardens.org/2021/05/10/abu...ill-stoplight/

Seems like I am not the only person that has noticed this intersection.
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