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Old 01-03-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Hi

Very much a newbie in PBC area - has anyone done a list or better a map of area's that one should stay clear of? Read some threads - but since I really don't have the names of locations set yet = awkward.

I ran across Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world! and was handy for showing property of some condo units --something like that might work to shade in area's to avoid ...just wondering

Appreciate any help offered. We are looking at property to rent/buy and have not been in area for years.

Greg
from Canada
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Smile Stay away from south florida

Just moved from Florida. Lost my house to the bank and my home is worth nothing now after 10 years of owning it. Too expensive and tooooo hot. PBC is ok. Port St. Lucie is nice, east of Federal, also Cocoa Beach is awesome. Good Luck.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Which City In Pbc Looks The Worst?

Check out the chart on the first post. Though you might want to change West Palm Beach to yellow if you factor in the wealthy areas and can accept a lack of an acceptable middle class.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:59 AM
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I don't understand how anyone could say FL is expensive. My mom was a single mom with only a high school education and worked as a waitress. We weren't loaded but I never went without. I'm 29 and have friends in the area who have never had any problems. It's unfortunate that someone would lose their home, but don't let one bad story worry you.


BTW: Boca is very congested, Riviera Beach is a rough area, certain areas of WPB are in bad shape, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Tequesta, & Wellington are all nice. Boynton Beach is going down the tubes and Lake Worth should be avoided.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Have you lived anywhere else??? I came here as a single mother too in '97 and looked for a good clerical job and they were all pretty low-paying, it didn't even help that I'm completely bi-lingual in English/Spanish. Right off the bat apartment rental and car insurance cost more and so did other basic necessities. My children (26 and 24 y.o.) and I still live together because splitting would cost us way more (well, my son doesn't even have a job right now...).

Back to the subject, I can really only speak about W. Palm Beach and it has quite a few that are bad and there's some good ones that are pretty close to the bad. There are many nice single family home developments in different parts of the city which I believe have good security. As for apartments, around the Villages is pretty good and west on Okeechobee Blvd. I think. But your best bet is to contact the local police department (http://www.wpbpolice.org/wpbcop.php - broken link) and ask them for recommendations of the least troublesome spots.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:30 PM
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I have lived elsewhere. Stuart, FL for a while and NYC for the past 6.5 years (now that's expensive.) I've also lived on my own and supported myself since I was 17.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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GOOD AREAS:
1. Wellington
2. West Boynton Beach, Lake Worth
3. Royal Palm Beach (some areas)
4. Palm Beach Gardens
5. Boca Raton (some areas)

BAD AREAS:
1. West Palm Beach (central, but the intracoastal sections has some antique homes and new condos)
2. Central Lake Worth


Overall, there are some great home prices in Palm Beach County for rent or to buy.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Which City In Pbc Looks The Worst?

Check out the chart on the first post. Though you might want to change West Palm Beach to yellow if you factor in the wealthy areas and can accept a lack of an acceptable middle class.
I'm doing this for Broward County now, with a tweak since you noted that about WPB.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Which City In Pbc Looks The Worst?

Check out the chart on the first post. Though you might want to change West Palm Beach to yellow if you factor in the wealthy areas and can accept a lack of an acceptable middle class.

I would definitely turn West Palm Beach "yellow".... contrary to popular belief, there IS a good, solid Middle Class people and homes in West Palm Beach proper (east of 95), and the surrounding areas. The areas South of Okeechobee, specifically, South of Southern Blvd., and into places like Vedado, Lake Clarke Shores, (though technically not WPB) etc.

The crappiest parts of West Palm are east of 95, North of Banyan Blvd..... I basically consider that an extension of Riviera Beach. Most people who visit those areas will know immediately not to live there.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I would definitely turn West Palm Beach "yellow".... contrary to popular belief, there IS a good, solid Middle Class people and homes in West Palm Beach proper (east of 95), and the surrounding areas. The areas South of Okeechobee, specifically, South of Southern Blvd., and into places like Vedado, Lake Clarke Shores, (though technically not WPB) etc.

The crappiest parts of West Palm are east of 95, North of Banyan Blvd..... I basically consider that an extension of Riviera Beach. Most people who visit those areas will know immediately not to live there.
Actually, I would go a bit further and say anything west of the Turnpike is good and stay away from anything east of it - with the exception of CityPlace in WPB.
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