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Old 02-28-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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We are from Maryland and are planning to buy a second residence in the Boca/Boynton Beach/WPB area to use during winter months. We are barely able to qualify for 55+ communities but are reluctant to look at those communities. We are looking for a community with pool and fitness amenities with HOA that covers the home's exterior. We don't want mandatory golf club membership. Any suggestions for communities and developments would be appreciated. Also, are there any hidden costs? For example, it appears that utility costs in Lake Worth mat be higher than surrounding areas.

From my internet research, it appears that Palladium and Piper's Glen, both in Boynton Beach would be what we are looking for. Does anyone have any feedback on these developments?

Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
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We are from Maryland and are planning to buy a second residence in the Boca/Boynton Beach/WPB area to use during winter months. We are barely able to qualify for 55+ communities but are reluctant to look at those communities. We are looking for a community with pool and fitness amenities with HOA that covers the home's exterior. We don't want mandatory golf club membership. Any suggestions for communities and developments would be appreciated. Also, are there any hidden costs? For example, it appears that utility costs in Lake Worth mat be higher than surrounding areas.

From my internet research, it appears that Palladium and Piper's Glen, both in Boynton Beach would be what we are looking for. Does anyone have any feedback on these developments?

Thanks.
You sound like you want all the things that I do . Look no further than Abacoa, and preferably The Island at Abacoa where you can live on one of the best and most affordable public golf courses around without having to buy a membership or pay ridiculously high HOA dues.

You can learn more about The Island or see the rest of Abacoa and the mls listings available here:

Abacoa Homes For Sale | Abacoa Real Estate | Abacoa Townhomes & Condos
Island at Abacoa | Abacoa Homes For Sale | Golf Course Homes

I also have videos of the neighborhoods and development....

YouTube - The Island at Abacoa in Jupiter, Florida
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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HOA's do not cover the exterior maintenance. HOA's will mow your grass, repair your sprinkler's and replace plants. This normally is front yard only. Any other maintenance is yours.

Condo Associations you only own the interior of your apartment - from the paint in - Condo's cover the exterior maintenance of the building.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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I had a few owners tell me Palladium is aimed at the 55+ crowd without actually restricting it to 55+... The dues are pretty reasonable compared to other neighborhoods that do the same amount of maintenance. It has a nice clubhouse/pool as well.

There are other neighborhoods though that cover lawn maintenance, most won't cover exterior maintenance other than painting every 5 years or so.

If you like South PBC compare what you've seen to a newer 55+ neighborhood like Tuscany, the Valencias, Venetian etc. I think then you'll find your answer if you really want to be in a 55+ community than. If you are not familiar with those communities feel free to DM and I can get you more info.

Be prepared to pay around 150 a month give or take for home owners insurance, roughly 2% of the purchase price for taxes, and whatever your HOA's are which go from 2-400 (or more) a month.
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