Three Houses for Sale in Saturnia for $750K and up

As an agent with Signature International Real Estate, I recently learned of three houses our brokerage has on the market in the Saturnia neighborhood at the far west end of Yamato Road. I’d be happy to show these houses to potential buyers. Call me at 888-733-5299.
Currently active listings in Saturnia start around $540K and go as high as $1.2 million. The three homes from Signature are in the middle of that pack, starting at $750K.

Saturnia has a unique location sheltered from the rest of the world by South County Regional Park, and conveniently located across the street from highly rated schools: Eagles Landing Middle and Sunrise Park Elementary.

Prices are likely to go up since GL Homes is going ahead with a 43-home high-end development just south of Saturnia. Those houses will start somewhere north of $1 million, and that kind of addition tends to boost neighboring home values.

Two of the homes in this report are on one floor and were built in 2001. Brand new on the market is 19211 North Creekshore Court, listed at $809,900.
This is a large home for only one floor. It has five bedrooms and 4 baths in nearly 3700 square feet of living space. It’s also a fairly big lot at a third of an acre and it’s on a cul-de-sac with a pool and a pleasant lake view.
One particularly notable feature is the kitchen. It has gorgeous dark wood floors, upgraded cabinets, stainless appliances and exotic granite countertops.
Of course the house has a spacious master and its windows look out on the pool and lake. The master bath has a nice tub, separate shower, and separate “his and hers” vanities.


Next up is another large one-floor home with 6 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in just over 3400 square feet. 11741 Watercrest Lane is listed for $799,000 and has been on the market for less than a month.
Common in such homes of this vintage, it has an open floor plan.
The master bedroom has plenty of room with pool and lake views.
The master bath has a similar layout to the previous home with two vanities, a tub and separate shower area.
That pool and lake view is particularly nice:


The third house, 11729 Preservation is a two-floor model with over 4000 square feet, listed at $750,000.
The most notable feature just might be the pool area which includes special lighting and a spiral staircase down from the second floor patio.
The house also includes a very nice kitchen with a refrigerator that matches the cabinets and a bonus wine area including a rack and cooler.
The master bedroom is nice, though for some reason the photographer took this shot from a very low angle.
And that extra square footage creates space for features like the impressive master bath:
Sitting next to a cul-de-sac on the north edge of Saturnia, the rear of the house faces a canal and a large empty lot. That’s owned by the South Florida Water Management District so it’s likely to remain undeveloped and peaceful for decades.
Please call me (Warren) at 888-733-5299 if you’d like to see one of these houses or if I can help you with any other real estate needs in West Boca.

Recent Home Sales in Saturnia, Mission Bay, and Island Lakes

Homes in the 33498 zip code are located north of Glades Road, and west of 441. The schools in this area have an excellent reputation and the area has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. In addition, there are many unique attractions both nearby and within, such as South County Regional Park.
Many of these communities are gated and Google Maps does not have “street view” of the homes. Due to restrictions on real estate photos, we are using Google satellite images for this article. We’re covering part of 33498 in this article. We previously covered Boca Isles real estate a couple weeks ago.

19542 Estuary Drive
19542 Estuary Drive. Map data and image Google.

This beautiful home at 19542 Estuary Drive in Saturnia sold for $550,000. The two story home has 3379 sq. fee of living space, 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It was built in 1999 and sold in 2002 for $480,000. Located on the lake, it has an inground heated pool and spa. The home has hard wood floors and a gourmet kitchen with wood cabinets and a center island. There is a guest bedroom on the first floor. The master bedroom suite is upstairs and there is a loft as well.
19294 Skyridge Circle
19294 Skyridge Circle. Map data and image Google.

Also located in Saturnia, 19294 Skyridge Circle sold for $500,000. This lake front Chardonnay model has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2819 sq. feet. The home was built in 1999 and has marble and wood flooring. It is a one story home. It was previously purchased in 2011 for $425,000.
19221 Skyridge Circle
19221 Skyridge Circle. Map data and image Google.

In the same neighborhood, 19221 Skyridge Circle sold for $530,000.  This two story home has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3495 sq. feet. There is an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and wood cabinets. The master bedroom suite is located on the first floor. Upstairs is a large loft and 3 bedrooms. While the first two have full lake views, this one has a limited corner lake view and is close to the community entrance.
The Saturnia neighborhood is wonderful for families and offers a 24 hour guarded gate, clubhouse, pool and spa. It also has basketball and tennis courts, and a fitness center. Students attend the highly regarded Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights High School, though some go to other area schools. There are HOA fees.

Mission Bay
10751 Avenida Santa Ana
10751 Avenida Santa Ana. Map data and image Google.

This ranch at 10751 Avenida Santa Ana sold for $510,000. Built in 1991, it has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2860 square feet of living space. It has a lake view and an in ground screened in pool and patio. The house is located in a small cul-de-sac in a gated section, The Isle at Mission Bay. It was purchased in 2005 for $567,000. Previous transactions include 1996 for $284,000, and 1999 for $315,000.
10957 Ravel Court
10957 Ravel Court. Map data and image Google.

The beautiful courtyard home at 10957 Ravel Court sold for $485,000. Located in Sonata in Mission Bay, it has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2987 sq. feet of living space. Built in 1994, the kitchen and bathrooms were recently remodeled. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The home surrounds a custom free form pool plus private guest house.
You can see that the structure is wrapped around the screened in pool when you look at it from an angle:
10957 Ravel Court: angled view. Map data and image Google.
10957 Ravel Court: angled view. Image Google.

The Mission Bay development consists of over twelve hundred homes within 10 “villages.” Certain villages have their own sub-associations. The community is west of 441 and covers 500 acres on both sides of Glades Road. The land includes the Evert Tennis Academy and Boca Prep International School and is near commercial plazas including Sports Authority and Mission Bay Plaza. There are swimming pools, tennis leagues, social events and more. HOA fees vary. Students attend Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca High.
11797 Island Lakes Lane. Map and Image: Google.
11797 Island Lakes Lane. Map and Image: Google.

11797 Island Lakes Lane located in Loggers Run sold for $520,000. The contemporary home is located in the Island Lakes gated subdivision on the north side of Glades Road. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3070 sq. feet of living space. The master bedroom is on the first floor. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances. It was built in 1991 and sold for $294,300. It was sold in 2002 for $360,000. The home has a 3 car garage on a corner lot and a great view of the lake.
20671 Bay Brooke Court. Map data and Image: Google
20671 Bay Brooke Court. Map data and Image: Google

Also located in the Island Lakes subdivision, 20671 Bay Brooke Court sold for $509,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in 2288 sq. feet of living space. This ranch home has an attractive circular drive, lake views and an in ground salt water pool. The home has an open floor plan and hurricane impact windows and doors. It was built in 1988. The subdivision has basketball courts, jogging paths and tennis. It’s also only a couple houses from the cul de sac at the end of this short street (only 13 houses).

Recent Home Sales in Boca Isles

Boca Isles is in the 33498 zip code. There are two sections, both on the west side of Cain Blvd (west of 441) and just east of South County Regional Park. Boca Isles North is south of Yamato Road and north of Old Everglades-Pump Road (aka Kimberly Blvd). Boca Isles South is south of Kimberly and a little north of Glades Road. Due to restrictions on real estate photos, we are using satellite images for this article. All such imagery and map data are from Google.
Boca Isles is zoned for Eagles Landing Middle School, and Olympic Heights High School, have an excellent reputation. Also, zip code 33428 has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. There are many attractions nearby, such as South County Regional Park, as well as shops and restaurants.
The following homes, located in Boca Isles, sold in February and March 2015:
Boca Isles North

10770 Maple Chase Drive
10770 Maple Chase Drive

10770 Maple Chase Drive sold for $650,000. This Mediterranean home has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. There is a large screened-in patio and a pool with a waterfall feature. Rare for West Boca, this side of the street has a large wooded area behind it. The home has been upgraded throughout and has custom kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances and marble flooring. The master bathroom has large vanity with double sinks and a frameless shower. The home was built in 1993 and last purchased in 1996 for $320,000.
19746 Black Olive Lane
19746 Black Olive Lane

19746 Black Olive Lane sold for $525,000. This two story home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3493 sq. feet. The high end kitchen has stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. It has a private heated saltwater pool that looks gorgeous on the satellite image. Other features include an outdoor kitchen and large sun room. It was built in 1994 and purchased for $322,000 in 2000. It was last sold for $498,000 in 2013. The house is located at the southwestern corner of the community and the lot also borders Old Everglades-Pump Road near the park, so there may be traffic noise as well as noise issues from the park.
19619 Black Olive Lane
19619 Black Olive Lane

At the other end of the street and on the other side, the Mediterranean home at 19619 Black Olive Lane sold for $520,000. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 3493 sq. feet. It has a 3 car garage. This waterfront home has an upgraded kitchen, new roof and new carpet. It has ceramic tile floors and an open layout. It was purchased in 2011 for $450,000.
bocaisles2The Boca Isles neighborhoods are gated communities with bike and jogging paths and they’re popular with families. Each community has a large clubhouse with meeting rooms and billiards. There are state of the art exercise rooms, basketball courts, playgrounds and tennis courts. There is also a large pool and spa.
Boca Isles South
20051 Palm Island Drive
20051 Palm Island Drive

20051 Palm Island Drive sold for $560,000. The courtyard home had 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3334 sq. feet. Built in 1995, it has and end-of-lake view along with a spa and pool. It was previously purchased in 2006 for $600,000.
20185 Ocean Key Drive
20185 Ocean Key Drive

20185 Ocean Key Drive, a  two story home, has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 4384 sq. feet. Built in 1997, it has a wide lakefront view plus a pool and spa. Purchased in 2003 for $535,000, it was just sold as a short sale for $505,000.
19771 Dinner Key Drive
19771 Dinner Key Drive

The two story home at 19771 Dinner Key Drive sold for $495,000. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3845 sq. feet. The home has a view of the lake and an in ground pool. The kitchen has custom cabinets, a large island and stainless steel appliances. The floors in the home are ceramic tile and carpet. It was built in 1995 for $232,000 and sold in 1999 for $305,000.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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?