Real Estate Analysis: Boca Falls

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We’ve been doing real estate reports for a while now, but to help our readers better understand the market, we’re starting a new series of reports analyzing real estate data to get a better sense of market trends specifically for West Boca.
We’re starting with Boca Falls. We looked at closed real estate transactions in the first half of 2015, and compared them with the second half of 2014 and the first half of 2014 as well. Our spreadsheets are at the bottom of the article for those who want to get into the nitty gritty.


Average transaction prices were up compared to a year ago, but on a $/sq.ft. basis there was not much change. Houses do seem to be selling more quickly.


Overall prices seem steady with some hints of increases. The average transaction price of non-REO* sales in Boca Falls in the first half of 2015 was $556,990, just a few hundred dollars less than the second half of 2015. This is significantly higher than the first half of 2014, which was $495,763.

*REO (generally meaning bank-owned) transactions tend to be lower prices and of less interest to readers thinking of selling their house.

The average price in per square foot hasn’t changed much, staying pretty close to $177/sq.ft. For the more recent two data sets we broke them down by number of floors. Single-story homes sold for roughly $10-20 more per square foot but there is still plenty of variability.
Non-REO homes did move more quickly in the first half of the year, selling on average in 53 days, 23 days quicker than in the previous six-month period. Transaction prices are nearly 95% of the original list price, with a few sales at the listing price. Back in the first half of 2014 we saw houses selling for closer to original list price, suggesting that sellers are asking for more now but not getting much more.
REO homes are selling for closer to 90% of the original list price, and that actually declined in the first half of 2015.
We’ll do some more neighborhoods over the next few weeks and eventually try to tie it all together with a larger analysis of neighborhoods that have a lot in common.
First half (January to June) of 2015
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Second half (July to December) of 2014
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First half of 2014 – There was only one REO transaction which was removed from this data.
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Recent Home Sales in Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Mission Bay, Loggers Run and Palma Vista

Zip code 33428 is located west of Lyons Road, south of Glades Road, and north of Loxahatchee Road. Many neighborhoods can be found here including Mission Bay, Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers’ Run, Avalon, Vineyards, Boca Woods, Boca Lago, and Boca Dunes. The area is close to shopping and the South County Regional Park.
Boca Falls
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Boca Falls is a gated community with manned entrances at the far west end of Glades Road and Palmetto Park Road. The community has a clubhouse with a new exercise room, full-size basketball courts and several tennis courts. There is also a large resort-style pool and kiddie pool as well as a covered playground. There are sidewalks and biking paths and a private entry for the elementary school. Students attend Waters Edge Elementary School, Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca Raton High School.

12295 Cascades Pointe Drive; image by Google
12295 Cascades Pointe Drive; image by Google

The beautiful home at 12295 Cascades Point Drive sold for $700,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3254 sq. feet of living space. The master bedroom is located on the first floor. The large master bath has dual sinks and separate shower and tub. The backyard has an in-ground pool overlooking the lake. Located on the cul de sac, the home was built in 1997.
This is a high price for a house of this size in Boca Falls and good news for sellers in the near future. The house was previously purchased in 2007 for $680K, before the market fell. Our information indicates the sellers invested a lot in upgrades including top of the line appliances (including two dishwashers), custom cabinets and a summer kitchen.
21473 Halstead Drive; image by Google
21473 Halstead Drive; image by Google

21473 Halstead Drive sold for $575,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It’s a similar model to the $700K house above, but the location is not as good. It has no waterfront, is not on a cul de sac, and its backyard faces Boca Falls Drive through a hedge.
12220 Kenton Way
12220 Kenton Way sold for $645,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in nearly 3500 square feet on one floor. It is in Crystal Pointe, one of the two premium subdivisions in Boca Falls. It does have a lake view but the location is at the entrance to the subdivision meaning somewhat more traffic both in and out and along Boca Falls Drive.
Boca Winds
Boca Winds is a sister community to Boca Falls, also at the far west end of Palmetto Park Road, on the south side. The southern edge of the community borders the Loxahatchee Canal and Broward County. Community amenities include a clubhouse, basketball and tennis courts, a pool and sidewalks. Students attend Waters Edge Elementary School, Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca Raton High School. Unlike Boca Falls there is no gate.
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The contemporary home at 12642 Maypan Drive sold for $450,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2531 sq. feet of living space. The 4 bedrooms are all on the second floor. The kitchen is modern and there is marble flooring throughout the first floor. There is also a 3 car garage. The backyard features a screened in pool and fenced in yard with a  view of the lake.
12757 Spikerush Circle; image by Google
12757 Spikerush Circle; image by Google

12757 Spikerush Circle sold for $421,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms.
Palma Vista
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Palma Vista is a gated community located south of Glades on the east side of US-441, a short walk from West Boca Medical Center. Amenities include a new clubhouse, exercise room and community pool. There are also sidewalks and tennis courts. Students go to Sandpiper Shores Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High School.
The large home at 9779 Palma Vista Way sold for $666,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3749 sq. feet of living space. The home was built in 2002. The kitchen has granite counter tops, an island, 2 wall ovens, stainless steel appliances and a walk in pantry. The resort style backyard has a heated pool and hot tub and overlooks the lake.
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Mission Bay
The Mission Bay development is just west of US-441 on both sides of Glades Road. The south side of Glades Road is in zip code 33428 and is covered in this article. The north side is in zip code 33498 and is covered in our articles about that zip code.
11065 Harbour Springs Circle; Image by Google
11065 Harbour Springs Circle; Image by Google

11065 Harbour Springs Circle in Mission Bay sold for $425,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2451 sq. feet of living space.
10516 Mendocino Lane in Mission Bay sold for $440,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2872 sq. feet of living space.
20971 Avenul Run in a gated section of Mission Bay sold for $415,00. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2439 sq. feet of living space.
10848 La Salinas Circle in Mission Bay sold for $445,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2521 sq. feet of living space.
Other Neighborhoods
10766 River Glen Drive in Boca Woods Country Club sold for $400,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3390 sq. feet of living space.
22135 Braddock Place in Lexington Home Estates sold for $525,000. It has 7 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3740 sq. feet of living space.
9729 Vineyard Court in Vineyards sold for $425,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2648 sq. feet of living space.
22315 Solitude Drive in Winding Lakes of Loggers Run sold for $550,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 4087 sq. feet of living space.
21094 Sweetwater Lane in Winding Lakes sold for $550,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2917 sq. feet of living space.
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Recent Home Sales in Avalon Estates, Boca Falls and Boca Winds

Zip code 33428 is located west of Lyons Road, south of Glades Road, and north of Loxahatchee Road and the county line. Many neighborhoods can be found here including Mission Bay, Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers’ Run, Avalon, Vineyards, Boca Woods, Boca Lago, and Boca Dunes. The area is close to shopping and the South County Regional Park.
Avalon Estates
Avalon Estates is a gated community just east of 441 on Palmetto Park Road. Amenities include a clubhouse, basketball courts, playground and sidewalks. Students attend Sandpiper Shores Elementary, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High School.
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This contemporary home at 9562 Parkview Avenue was sold by our brokerage for $500,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2778 sq. feet of living space. Built in 1998. It has a large screened in-ground pool and garden views.
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The master bedroom is in on the ground floor and has a new bathroom with double vanities, shower and whirlpool spa. The kitchen was recently remodeled and has new stainless steel appliances.
Boca Falls
Boca Falls is a gated community with manned entrances west of 441 between Glades Road and Palmetto Park Road. The community has a clubhouse with a new exercise room, a full-size basketball courts and several tennis courts. There is also a large resort-style pool and kiddie pool as well as a covered playground. There are amazing sidewalks and biking paths and a private entry for the elementary school. Students attend Waters Edge Elementary School, Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca Raton High School.

21404 Shannon Ridge Way; image by Google
21404 Shannon Ridge Way; image by Google

The ranch home at 21404 Shannon Ridge Way in Boca Falls sold for $550,000. It has 4 bedrooms plus office and 3 full bathrooms in 2772 sq. feet of living space. The home has lake views and a large heated pool with waterfall and spa. There is a large screend in porch as well. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and the house has an open floor plan. Built in 1997.
12403 Rockledge Circle; image by Google
12403 Rockledge Circle; image by Google

The beautiful home at 12403 Rockledge Circle sold for $618,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3119 sq. feet of living space. The home has an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The living room and bathrooms have plantation shutters. The large patio and pool have views of the lake.
Torbay Drive; image and map data by Google
Torbay Drive; image and map data by Google

Two homes almost next to each other sold in the Majestic Bay subdivision on Torbay Drive.
12662 Torbay (far left) and 12678 Torbay (right); image by Google
12662 Torbay (far left) and 12678 Torbay (right); image by Google

12678 Torbay Drive sold for $575,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 3042 sq. feet of living space.
12662 Torbay Drive sold for $525,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3136 sq. feet of living space.
21681 Fall River Drive; image by Google
21681 Fall River Drive; image by Google

Also 21681 Fall River Drive sold for $566,161. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3488 sq. feet of living space.
Boca Winds
Boca Winds is a large community west of 441 on Palmetto Park Road. Community amenities include a clubhouse, basketball and tennis courts, a pool and sidewalks. Students attend Waters Edge Elementary School, Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca Raton High School.
12617 Lady Fern Circle; image by Google
12617 Lady Fern Circle; image by Google

The home at 12617 Lady Fern Circle sold for $480,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2890 sq. feet of living space. The home has lake views and is located on a cul-de-sac. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry featuring stainless steel appliances, granite counter and cherry cabinets. Note that on some maps the street shows as Ladyfern (one word) rather than Lady Fern.
21958 Palm Grass Drive; image by Google
21958 Palm Grass Drive; image by Google

The two story home at 21958 Palm Grass Drive sold for $405,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2890 sq. feet of living space. The corner lot has views of the lake and a tiled patio. The open floor plan has french doors out to the patio. The master bathroom has double vanities, a separate shower and tub.
Palma Vista
Palma Vista is a small neighborhood on the east side of 441, north of West Boca Medical Center, and not far south of Westwinds of Boca (the Home Depot plaza).
9784 Palma Vista Way in Palma Vista sold for $470,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3100 square feet, all on one floor.
9761 Palma Vista Way sold for $530,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 and a half bathrooms in 4400 square feet on two floors.
Other Neighborhoods
21010 Shady Vista; image by Google
21010 Shady Vista; image by Google

21020 Shady Vista in Indian Head (Logger’s Run) sold for $415,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
21929 Pine Bark Way in Arborwood (west side of Lyons Road, just north of Palmetto Park) sold for $405,000. The single story house has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, in 3300 square feet.
10525 Wheelhouse Cir in the gated Regatta section of Mission Bay (south of Glades Road) sold for $420,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3300 square feet on two floors.

Recent Sales in Boca Reserve, Boca Falls, Loggers Run and Mission Bay

Zip code 33428 is located west of Lyons Road, south of Glades Road, and north of Loxahatchee Road. Many neighborhoods can be found here including Mission Bay, Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers’ Run, Avalon, Vineyards, Boca Woods, Boca Lago, and Boca Dunes. The area is close to shopping and the South County Regional Park.

Boca Reserve - Imagery and map data from Google.
Boca Reserve – Imagery and map data from Google.

Boca Reserve
Boca Reserve is a gated community located off Palmetto Park Road, west of 441. The community has landscaped walkways and is close to shopping. Students go to Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca High School. We previously wrote about the development in 2014 and earlier in 2013.
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Below is one of our photos from 2014:
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The house at 12066 Boca Reserve Lane sold for $910,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 and half bathrooms. The total square footage is 5381 sq. feet. Some records indicate it was built in 2013, but we think it wasn’t really finished until this sale. The house has tile and wood flooring, impact glass windows and a resort style pool, fire pit and grill. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops and beautiful wood cabinets. There is a 3 car garage.
Another home at 12105 Boca Reserve Lane sold for $655,000. The home has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Built in 2014, it is brand new and has a gourmet kitchen with quartz counter tops, a double oven, stainless steel appliances and wood floors.
Below is the promotional video the developer (Minto) posted some time ago.

Boca Falls
Boca Falls is a gated community with manned entrances on Glades Road and Palmetto Park Road, west of 441. Amenities include an large resort-style pool, several tennis courts and a full-size outdoor basketball court. The clubhouse has a recently renovated and enlarged fitness room along with a covered playground. There are amazing sidewalks and biking paths and a private entry for the elementary school. Students go to Waters Edge Elementary School, Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca Raton High School.
21420 Gosier Way in Boca Falls; Image from Google 2011.
21420 Gosier Way in Boca Falls; Image from Google 2011.

The home at 21420 Gosier Way sold for $530,000. Located in the gated community of Boca Falls, it has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2700 sq. feet of living space on one floor. The master bedroom and kitchen were recently remodeled. There is a screened patio and an in ground pool. The house was built in 1997. The previous owner took a hit, having paid $724K back in 2005.
21516 Halstead Drive; Image 2011 from Google.
21516 Halstead Drive; Image 2011 from Google.

This two story home at 21516 Halstead Drive sold for $550,000. The home has 6 bedroom and 3 full bathrooms in 3000 sq. feet of living space, also on one floor. The house features an oversized pool and spa overlooking a lake and a recently renovated kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops. The bathrooms were recently renovated also. It was originally built in 1996. From the appraiser records this looks like it was a bank owned home but at least one record we see says otherwise. Previous transactions include what looks like a foreclosure sale in 2014 for $442K. In 2005 there’s a $480K but that seems to have been within the same family.
21780 Marigot Drive; Image from Google.
21780 Marigot Drive; Image from Google.

This stunning ranch at 21780 Marigot Drive sold for $634,350. The home is located in the higher end “Crystal Pointe” subdivision of Boca Falls and features a large pool, patio and outdoor kitchen overlooking the lake. The home has 6 bedrooms and 4 and a half bathrooms in 3500 sq. feet of living space. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has engineered hardwood floors. The seller was the original owner who paid $325K in 1996.
21803 Marigot Drive; Image from Google.
21803 Marigot Drive; Image from Google.

A few doors down the two story home at 21803 Marigot Drive sold for $685,000. This modern home has 4 bedrooms plus a den and 3.1 bathrooms in 3506 sq. feet of living space. The backyard oasis has a salt water pool that is gas-heated and a full outdoor gas kitchen and bar as well as an oversized screen enclosure. The new kitchen has granite counter tops. Originally built in 1997, the house had two transactions in 2010 with the later one at $440K.
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21288 Rock Ridge Drive sold for $530,000. Built in 1998, it has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3879 sq. feet of living space. Located in The Estates subdivision, it has a large screened patio with a pool. The master bedroom is on the ground floor. It was purchased by an investment firm and then quickly sold to what looks like an individual investor in Deerfield Beach. Like Crystal Pointe, “The Estates” is on the higher end of the homes in Boca Falls. These two neighborhoods typically have paver driveways instead of stamped concrete, and other luxury features.
21404 Shannon Ridge Way; Image from Google.
21404 Shannon Ridge Way; Image from Google.

21404 Shannon Ridge Way in the Mystic Bay subdivision sold for $550,000. That’s a pretty good price for a four bedroom, three bath house in less than 2800 square feet. It is on one floor, has a wide lake view, and a fairly large rectangular pool. There is a 5th bedroom in the house but it’s configured as an office.
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Logger’s Run
Crystal Cove entrance on Ponderosa; Image from Google
Crystal Cove entrance on Ponderosa; Image from Google

Crystal Cove Estates is one of many subdivisions within the larger Logger’s Run neighborhood. It’s just north of Palmetto Park Road behind Logger’s Run Plaza, between Judge Winikoff and Ponderosa.
11581 Kensington Court in Crystal Cove sold for $500K even. The house has 4 beds and 3 1/2 baths in just under 3300 square feet, with another 680 sq. ft. of garage space along with a couple of patios, and it has a screened in pool in the backyard. It was purchased new in 2000 for $408K.
21118 Sweetwater Lane North; Image by Google
21118 Sweetwater Lane North; Image by Google

21118 Sweetwater Lane North is in the Winding Lake Estates subdivision. The 5 bedroom, 4 bath house sold for $600K. It has an unusually large lot – almost an acre, and sits on a cul de sac. In addition to the 3300 square feet of living space the house has two 2-car garages totaling over 1200 square feet.


Other sales of note:
9719 Palma Vista Way, on the east side of 441 just north of West Boca Medical Center and just south of the Home Depot and Publix plaza, sold for $675K. The house has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in 3700 square feet on two floors.
21805 Old Bridge Trail, in Boca Woods, sold for $625K. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths in nearly 3500 square feet, and a golf course view.

Recent Home Sales in 33428

Brian Levine is a student at West Boca High.

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Boca Raton, FL 33428; Map Data: Google

Zip code 33428 is located west of Lyons Road, south of Glades Road, and north of Loxahatchee Road. Many neighborhoods can be found here including Mission Bay, Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers’ Run, Avalon, Vineyards, Boca Woods, Boca Lago, and Boca Dunes.


The following homes sold recently in the 33428:
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21791 Sugarberry Cir; Image and Map Data: Google

The first home in our report is located in Boca Winds at 21791 Sugarberry Circle. This single family was built in 1995 and contains four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a garage, and a pool. It was sold for $360,000 and the house is a total of 2,472 square feet. The original owner bought it for $186K in early 1996.


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22064 Palm Grass Dr; Image and Map Data: Google

Also in Boca Winds and with the same square footage, this beautiful, naturally decorated house sold for $362,000. It has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms. The house was built in 1996 and comes with a two car garage, a screened patio, and a pool. Appraiser records suggest the home was acquired out of foreclosure in October for $286K.


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12365 Antille Dr; Image and Map Data: Google

This stunning house in gated Boca Falls was built in 1996 and sold for $315,000. Located at 12365 Antille Drive, it comes equipped with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a garage, and a basketball hoop. There’s a total of over 3400 square feet on two floors. Appraiser records indicate a 2013 transaction for $365K, suggesting the most recent transaction might not be at arms length.
Also in Boca Falls, 12409 Rockledge Circle sold for $540K in early December. The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2400 square feet. The backyard has a lake view. It was acquired by an investor out of foreclosure a few months earlier for only $347K.


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10679 Boca Woods Ln; Image and Map Data: Google

10679 Boca Woods Lane sold for $550K in the gated Boca Woods golf club community. It was built in 1989, and was remodeled more recently. Currently, the home contains a two car garage, three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a pool and golf view, a fireplace, and a fenced in patio. The home is over 3300 square feet. The new owner is a Delaware corporation, which purchased the property from the original owner.


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10821 Fox Glen Drive; Image and Map Data: Google

At 10821 Fox Glen Drive, this single family home sold for $375,000 after being relisted for $414,900 a few months prior. The home has five bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, has two stories, a three-car garage, and a fenced-in pool. The home itself is a total of 3,084 square feet and was built in 1994. The property was foreclosed by Fannie Mae in 2013.


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9815 Palma Vista Way; Image and Map Data: Google

Recently sold for $608,000, this house is located at 9815 Palma Vista Way and has over 3,800 square feet. In in the gated “The Estates” community on the east side of 441, it was built in 2000 and contains a garage, basketball hoop, a pool, and a pond view. The new owner is an LLC based in Sunrise.


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10260 Brookville Ln; Image and Map Data: Google

The final home in our report sold for $329,000. This house contains four bedrooms, two and a half showers, a two-car garage, a pool, a screened patio, and an open balcony. The home has 2,265 square feet and was built in 1995. The home is located at 10260 Brookville Lane in the Meadow Lakes community on the west side of 441 at the county line. This is another house with a foreclosure in its recent history, back in July of 2014.


Other notable sales include:
11549 Kensington Court in Loggers’ Run, with 4 beds, 3 baths, 3000 square feet, sold for $537K
9689 Parkview Avenue in gated Avalon (Palmetto Park Road behind Lowe’s), with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 3400 square feet under air, sold for just under $619K.
21836 Reflection Lane in Winding Lakes II (Loggers’ Run) with 4 beds, 2 baths in 2100 square feet, on a large, 3/4 acre lot, sold for $495K.

Home Sales in 33428 for June and Early July

Homes in the 33428 zip code are west of Lyons Road, east of Glades Road, south of Glades Road and North of Loxahatchee Road. Neighborhoods in this zip code include Boca Woods Country Club, Mission Bay, Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers’ Run, Avalon, Vineyards, Boca Lago Country Club, and Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club. Students go to Loggers Run Middle School or Eagles Landing Middle School and West Boca Community High School or Olympic Heights Community High.
21867cypresspalmctAt the top of the list is 21867 Cypress Palm Ct, sold for $700,000. This single family home has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bath. This two story estate on a large cul de sac lot has 4041 sw. feet of living space. The kitchen boasts custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and top of the line appliances. It is located in the Avalon subdivision of Parkview Estates, west of Lyons and north of Palmetto Park Road. It was built in 1997 for $394,400 and purchased in 2005 for $825,000.


12468clearfallsdr12468 Clearfalls Drive in Boca Falls sold for $595,000. This 5 bedroom, 5 bath home is situated on a cul-de-sac with lake views. It is 3444 sq. feet and was built in 1997. The home has a heated pool and spa, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble floors. It was originally purchased for $294,300 and was sold for $515,000 in 2002.


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9260vistadellagoThis totally remodeled villa located at 9260 Vista Del Lago Del Lago Unit 22B in The Pines of Boca Lago sold for $310,000. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa was built in 1980. The home has 1860 sq. feet, a brand new kitchen with an open floor plan and hurricane impact sliders.


11092bocawoodsln11092 Boca Woods Ln in the Boca Woods Country Club sold for $312,500. This remodeled home has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths in 2365 square feet. The ranch, originally built in 1988, it has an open kitchen with state of the art appliances and a view of the lake and golf course. Club membership is required.


12637littlepalmlnThis 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath at 12637 Little Palm Ln sold for $480,000. Located on a lake in the Boca Winds development, it is 3253 sq. feet and has a covered pool and patio. The home was built in 1988.


11149harbourspringsThis home in the Harbour Springs section of Mission Bay sold for $459,000. 11149 Harbour Springs Circle has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 3292 sq. feet. There is a private fenced yard with a screened in spa and pool.


21081bellavistacir21081 Bella Vista Circle in the manned-gated Estates at Palma Vista sold for $490,000. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath house is located on a lake and has a heated pool. Built in 2002, it has 2497 sq. feet of living space on a 7841 sq. ft lot. Originally purchased for $418, 489, it was sold for $550,000 in 2004 and $693,000 in 2005.

9 Zip Codes: Crime Rates in Boca Raton

west-boca-zipsThis is the second in our series on crime rates. Part 1 compared arrest statistics in West Boca with East Boca and with the rest of Palm Beach County.
In this second part, we will look at arrests in West Boca and East Boca only, by individual zip code. We’ve figured out which zip codes have the most arrests and which have the fewest.
As discussed in Part 1 there’s no perfect way to break down east and west. We generally define West Boca as including zip codes 33428, 33498, 33496, 33434 and 33433.
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East Boca includes zip codes 33431, 33432, 33486 and 33487. The division is a rough compromise between the city boundaries and using Congress, Military Trail and/or St. Andrews Blvd. as the break line. One East Boca friend tells us that I-95 should be the divider. Others think it should be the Turnpike or Jog Road. But zip codes are useful so that’s what we’re doing.
Let’s start with the zip codes that have the fewest arrests. To be clear, we are referring to the address listed for the person arrested. We do not have information on where the arrests or alleged crimes took place, so this is what we have to go on.
Three West Boca zips are in a virtual tie. With only 1.1 arrests per thousand residents, zip code 33434 generally runs from 441 to St. Andrews between Yamato and Glades. Just barely higher at 1.2 arrests per 1000 is zip code 33496, a rectangle from 441 to Military Trail north of Yamato. Tied with that number is zip code 33498, west of 441 and north of Glades. That is using arrests per population. If we go by counts, 33496 is actually the lowest with 2 counts per thousand, just below 33434 with 2.1 counts per thousand and 33498 is a bit higher at 2.4 counts per thousand.
Mostly south of the 33434 zip code between Lyons and St. Andrews/Military Trail south of Glades Road, 33433 had more arrests with 1.6 per thousand and more counts with 2.6 per thousand. The highest arrest rate in West Boca is 33428, the home zip code for West Boca News. We had 2.4 arrests per thousand residents and 4.5 counts per thousand. The number of counts for 33428 was inflated somewhat by one man arrested for 36 counts of sexual assault on a  child.
Our spreadsheet with the data is below, including some demographic statistics and numbers for East Boca as well.
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While the numbers for 33428 might seem high, they’re actually in line with three of the East Boca zip codes, 33487, 33486 and 33431. The worst zip code in all of Boca Raton is 33432, with 4.2 arrests and 8.8 counts per thousand residents. Keep in mind that the rest of the county has an even higher crime rate with 12 counts per thousand. So even the worst zip code in all of Boca is significantly safer.
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Demographics may play an interesting role in the numbers. Zip code 33434 has the lowest arrest rate and also has the oldest population with a median age over 62 years old. Approximately half the population of 33434 lives in either Century Village or Boca West, two very large developments filled with seniors. Meanwhile 33428 has the youngest population in West Boca with a median age of 41 years old.
Regular readers of West Boca News will have noticed a lot of arrests in the Sandalfoot area (and the Sandalfoot KKK guy). That area is mostly in 33428 but also includes the western edge of 33433. It may explain the higher arrest rates in those two zip codes, though on the other hand Sandalfoot may be unfairly stigmatized.
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We’re not quite done with this project. In Part 3 we will be talking about the worst zip codes in the whole county. It’s going to take us a while to get through all the data so don’t expect that article for a couple weeks or longer.
To see Part 1 of the series, click this link: How bad is crime in West Boca?