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Old 08-06-2006, 07:23 PM
 
Location: South Suburbs of Chicago
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Hi all. New to the forum here. I've been reading the forum but have some questions. Because of my job, I may have to relocate to South Florida in a couple of years. The corporate office is in Boca Raton, which is a very nice area, but very also very expensive. We can't find anything close to our home (2168 sq. ft., 3-4 BR, 2 bath) for under $325K, which is more than twice what we paid almost 5 years ago. I guess my question is, what are considered the "good" areas around Boca Raton and which areas aren't too outrageously expensive? I'm used to dealing with traffic and wouldn't mind an hour commute, but is Port St. Lucie or Jupiter too far if I'm working in Boca Raton?

Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:49 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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I would not fret what may or may not happen in a couple of years down the road.Boca Raton is an expensive place to live. I do not know where you live now,but your home has probably doubled in value the last 5 years or close to it since you purchased it.
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Default Consider Delray/Boynton Beach

I agree Boca is expen$ive and you won't be able to find a single family for 325K... You can get a nice townhouse but I wouldn't recomment it. I would suggest you look into Delray Beach or Boynoton Beach (2 towns north of Boca), while the prices have gone up everywhere I can still find you a decent 3/2 there for less than 350K. I personally live in Delray and love it... You will be able to commute to your work without getting on to I-95 mess.... which is blessing if you live in South Florida. I wouldn't recommend St. Lucie or Jupiter... they are just far out to commute on a daily basis on I-95 and Turnpike is 2 lanes north of Delray so that doesn't help either.
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:09 AM
 
Location: South Suburbs of Chicago
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We live in the South Suburbs of Chicago and paid $138,500 for our home almost 5 years ago. We live in a decent area, but our home hasn't doubled in value. It's worth approximately $175K - $190K. I initially started looking in that range but quickly discovered that anything in that price range was roughly the size of my garage. I'm just afraid that the cost of housing, property taxes, insurance, etc. may prevent us from relocating.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: New York
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I reside in Albany NY and work for the State of NY. I am tiring of the weather, cost of living, winters, and the aggressive fast pace.. Can anyone recommend if it is worth the relocation to Boca I am 54 college educated single female.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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boca isn't all that. it is still 400+ for a great house
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Hi all. New to the forum here. I've been reading the forum but have some questions. Because of my job, I may have to relocate to South Florida in a couple of years. The corporate office is in Boca Raton, which is a very nice area, but very also very expensive. We can't find anything close to our home (2168 sq. ft., 3-4 BR, 2 bath) for under $325K, which is more than twice what we paid almost 5 years ago. I guess my question is, what are considered the "good" areas around Boca Raton and which areas aren't too outrageously expensive? I'm used to dealing with traffic and wouldn't mind an hour commute, but is Port St. Lucie or Jupiter too far if I'm working in Boca Raton?

Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
You can find nice houses all over for under $300K, I would check out the pbpost.com realty site for lot's of listings.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Skippack, PA
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We are also relocating to Boca in July. You CAN find a single family home for low $300's- I have been looking and have found quite a few that are within your specifications. I grew up in Boca and loved it. Look on realtor.com for options available. Also, my husband grew up in Jupiter and is also a great place to live. I have a few friends that live there and love it. One of the developments to look at is Albacoa, very nice family development with pool. Jupiter isn't that far from Boca if you don't mind 30 min commute, depending on where in Boca you will be traveling to. Good luck!
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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Jupiter without traffic is about 40 min...with traffic will be an hour..my neighbor commutes to Jupiter 3x a week and when he traffic its a pain...its a possible commute if one wanted to drive that far everyday...that is going to be tough in that price range in Boca...You can probably find it in West Boca..

Good Luck
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Jupiter without traffic is about 40 min...with traffic will be an hour..my neighbor commutes to Jupiter 3x a week and when he traffic its a pain...its a possible commute if one wanted to drive that far everyday...that is going to be tough in that price range in Boca...You can probably find it in West Boca..

Good Luck

The thread is really really old, but other options for those who want to be near Boca but can't afford to live in City limits is West Boynton and West Delray.
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