Houses Sold in Boca Falls, Lexington Estates, Mission Bay, Boca Winds & Loggers Run

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.
bocafallsBoca 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.

21241 Rock Ridge Drive; image by Google
21241 Rock Ridge Drive; image by Google

This contemporary ranch at 21241 Rock Ridge Drive sold for $780,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3780 sq. feet of living space. The large circular driveway is beautifully landscaped and leads to a 3 car garage. There is a open floor plan with ceramic tile floors throughout. The kitchen has a large island, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The master bath has been recently renovated and includes double vanities, a soaker tub and a large shower. The large backyard has a beautiful lake view and a heated in ground pool with spa. Built in 1998, it was previously purchased for $650,000 in 2011.
21632 Lynhurst Way ; image by Google
21632 Lynhurst Way ; image by Google

This beautiful two story at 21632 Lynhurst Way sold for $518,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2731 sq. feet of living space. The renovated kitchen, which opens to the family room, has granite counter tops, a tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances including a wall oven. There are marble floors throughout the downstairs. The master bath has an extra large vanity with double sinks, soaker tub and stand alone shower. The covered patio and screened in pool overlook the lake. The home was last purchased in 2001 for $347,500. It was built in 1997.
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21747 Fall River Drive sold for $700,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3867 sq. feet of living space.
21747 Fall River Drive; image by Google
21747 Fall River Drive; image by Google

21441 Crestfalls Court; image by Google
21441 Crestfalls Court; image by Google

21441 Crestfalls Court sold for $630,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3172 sq. feet of living space.
Lexington Estates is a gated community located on Palmetto Park Road, west of 441. Amenities include basketball and tennis courts as well as a community pool and picnic area. Students attend Coral Sunset Elementary School, Loggers Run Middle School and West Boca Community High School.
The Mediterranean style home at 10301 Lexington Estates Blvd sold for $475,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2935 sq. feet of living space. The updated kitchen has granite counter tops, a breakfast bar, a built-in wine cooler and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom is on the ground floor. Saturnia marble floors are throughout the main floor. The screened in patio and pool overlooks a lake. Built in 1995, it was purchased for $375,000 in 2009 and $308,600 in 1995.
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.
The contemporary home at 20940 Avenel Run sold for $462,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2705 sq. feet of living space. The renovated kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances with a tile backsplash. The main floor has ceramic tile and the upstairs has wood flooring in all the bedrooms.  The upstairs has a large loft space. The family room opens onto a screened in pool and patio. Built in 1995 and sold for $199,100, it was last sold for $439,000 in 2011.
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Other neighborhoods:
12358 Saint Simon Drive; image by Google
12358 Saint Simon Drive; image by Google

12358 Saint Simon Drive in Bay Winds (Boca Winds) sold for $500,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3474 sq. feet of living space.
22528 Orange Blossom in Tamarron (Loggers Run) sold for $487,450. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2723 sq. feet of living space.
11278 Boca Woods Lane in Boca Woods Country Club sold for $425,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2692 sq. feet of living space.

Homes Sold in Boca Falls, Loggers Run, Boca Winds, Avalon and Lexington Estates

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 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.
The beautiful home at 9748 Parkview Avenue sold for $590,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3369 sq. feet of living space. This spacious home has a master bedroom on the ground floor, netural colors and high ceilings. The kitchen boasts granite counter tops and wood cabinets. There is a 3 car garage. French doors lead out to the backyard which features lake views and an in ground pool. Built in 1998, it was last purchased in 2014 for $517,800.
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.

21764 Westmount Court; image by Google
21764 Westmount Court; image by Google

The two story home at 21764 Westmont Court sold for $520,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3254 sq. feet of living space. There is an open floor plan with large windows and two sliding doors overlooking the backyard. The master bedroom and an additional bedroom are on the first floor. Located on a corner lot, there is an in ground pool and a 3 car garage. It was originally purchased in 1996 for $255,100.
12372 Cascades Pointe Drive sold for $450,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2350 sq. feet of living space.
12385 Cascades Pointe Drive sold for $425,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2350 sq. feet of living space.
12353 Antille Drive sold for $414,900. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2756 sq. feet of living space.
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The Loggers’ Run development consists of fifteen subdivisions. Most of the subdivisions are not gated.  The development features a common swimming pool, tennis courts and a playground. There are also jogging and biking trails.  Students go to Sandpiper Shores Elementary School, Loggers’ Run Community Middle School and West Boca Raton High School.
11556 Kensington Court; image and map data by Google
11556 Kensington Court; image and map data by Google

This Mediterranean style home at 11556 Kensington Court sold for $578,750. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3219 sq. feet of living space. There is a split bedroom floor plan, tile throughout and french doors leading to the back. The upgraded kitchen has an island, granite counter tops, custom maple cabinets and a double wall oven. The brick paver patio leads to a guesthouse with a private bath and a pool. Built in 1999, it is located in the gatedCrystal Cove Estates subdivision. Unfortunately, the owner purchased the home in 2007 for $740,000, resulting in a loss. The new owners may not be happy that a large assisted living facility is about to be built in their backyard.
Lexington Estates is a gated community located on Palmetto Park Road, west of 441. Amenities include basketball and tennis courts as well as a community pool and picnic area. Students attend Coral Sunset Elementary School, Loggers Run Middle School and West Boca Community High School.
The lovely home at 10283 Lexington Estate Boulevard sold for $440,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2933 sq. feet of living space. This move-in ready home has soaring ceilings and an open floor plan. The kitchen has been recently remodeled and includes an island, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom is on the first floor and has views of the lake. Built in 1994, it was previously sold for $379,000 in 2004.
10135 Umberland Place sold for $438,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2276 sq. feet of living space.
Other neighborhoods:
22220 Cranbrook Road; image by Google
22220 Cranbrook Road; image by Google

22220 Cranbrook Road in Boca Winds sold for $405,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2325 sq. feet of living space.
11105 Whispering Pines Lane in Tamarron sold for $485,000> it has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2600 sq. feet of living space.
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Burglaries in Boca Falls & Boca Madera; School on Lockdown

Update: A homeowner in Bayberry (Boca Winds) said she saw two black males in a older white pickup “casing the neighborhood”. They were not young, perhaps in their 30s or 40s, and she saw them two or three times. The location is very close to the Boca Falls burglary in this story and the description seems to match what the homeowner saw when she walked in on the burglars.

Two burglary incidents attracted a lot of attention in the past 24 hours, one yesterday afternoon in Boca Falls and early this morning in Boca Madera.

Mystic Cove in Boca Falls; image by Google
Mystic Cove in Boca Falls; image by Google

Readers alerted us to an incident yesterday in and near Boca Falls at the west end of Glades Road and Palmetto Park Road. Several police cars were seen, some on Glades Road near the Boca Falls entrance with others on or near Palmetto. Readers also saw a police helicopter. We arrived on the scene about an hour later and saw one police car at Palmetto and Riverside along with the helicopter.
One of our readers described the incident as he heard it:

[The homeowner] walked into her house and her house was being robbed! She saw them and they saw her and then they ran out the back and she ran out the front. They did take items from her house. From what she said, they came in by piggybacking through the gate.
Hopefully word will get out and our neighborhood will take precautions and this doesn’t happen again!

Various sources tell us that police were looking for two black males in a white pickup; the pickup “piggy backed” through the gate near Waters Edge Elementary School; Waters Edge went on a “Code Yellow” lockdown for about an hour; and that Boca Falls was already considering measures to improve gate security and this incident is likely to accelerate changes.
The reference to piggy backing is when an unauthorized vehicle follows closely behind an authorized vehicle to get through a gate before it closes.
Another reader forwarded us this notice from Waters Edge Elementary:

Please know that for everyone’s safety, we were on a Code Yellow today from approximately 12:25-1:25 pm due to some unusual activity in Boca Falls– we are now “All Clear”. All students and staff remained in the building and they did a fabulous job following our expectations. We appreciate everyone’s support during this time.

So far there’s no indication as to whether the burglars were caught or not.
We should note that crime maps show incidents like this are rare in gated communities, and West Boca has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County and South Florida.

Boca Madera entrance; image by Google
Boca Madera entrance; image by Google

Early this morning there was a burglary in the Boca Madera neighborhood which is on the east side of Jog Road north of Glades near the St. Andrews School. It’s inside the city line but still what we consider West Boca (west of Military Trail). Boca Raton Police notified the community (via Facebook and Twitter) of the incident and warned residents to stay inside.
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Not too long after they followed up with an all-clear notice:
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WPTV reports that two men were arrested after a search was conducted by Boca Raton PD and a PBSO helicopter. We do not see any blotter entries that fit yet, but it was only a few hours ago and usually takes longer than that for them to show up.
Note that the correct spelling of the neighborhood is Boca Madera (Madera is Spanish for wood), not Madeira (a Portuguese wine).

Homes Sold in Mission Bay, Avalon and Boca Falls

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.
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.

20562 Sausalito; image and map data by Google
20562 Sausalito; image and map data by Google

The two story home at 20562 Sausalito Drive sold for $446,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3037 sq. feet of living space. The downstairs has all marble floors and a black granite kitchen with a cook island. The upstairs master bedroom has dual sinks and a separate shower and tub. The backyard and large lap pool overlook the lake. This short sale was last purchased in 2005 for $565,000. It was built in 1988.
View of rear of 10671 Bexley from Diego Drive; image by Google.
View of rear of 10671 Bexley from Diego Drive; image by Google.

10671 Bexley Boulevard sold for $420,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2157 sq. feet of living space.
10900 La Salinas Circle sold for $375,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2260 sq. feet of living space.
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.
The Mediterranean style home at 9617 Parkview Avenue sold for $600,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3400 sq. feet of living space. This 2 story home has a granite kitchen with maple wood cabinets with built in appliances. There is custom procelain tile and crown moldings throughout the home and a dramatic foyer. The backyard features a large private in ground pool and fenced in yard. Built in 1998, it was purchased for $800,000 in 2005.
9786 Parkview Avenue sold for $535,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2925 sq. feet of living space.
bocafallsBoca 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.
12328 Riverfalls Court; photo copyright Warren Redlich, West Boca News
12328 Riverfalls Court; photo copyright Warren Redlich, West Boca News

The beautiful home at 12328 Riverfalls Ct sold for $585,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2773 sq. feet of living space. The custom contemporary kitchen has quartz counter tops, beautiful wood cabinets and high end stainless steel appliances. There is an open floor plan and wood floors throughout the bedrooms. Special features include a screened in pool and eating area. Built in 1997, it was purchased in 2013 for $412,500.
The landscaping is very nice and includes a fountain along the walk from the driveway to the front door.
Fountain and landscaping; photo copyright Warren Redlich, West Boca News
Fountain and landscaping; photo copyright Warren Redlich, West Boca News

This is the second recent example of a home in Boca Falls selling for a higher than usual price, and suggests values in the neighborhood are increasing. We saw this in our July report on Boca Falls with a house on the other street in the same subdivision.
Other Neighborhoods:
10228 Lexington Estates Blvd. in gated Lexington Estates sold for $480,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms in 3233 sq. feet of living space.
21927 Palm Beach Grass Drive in Boca Winds sold for $450,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2890 sq. feet of living space.
12322 Saint Simon Drive in Bay Winds (Boca Winds) sold for $378,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 full bathrooms in 3253 sq. feet of living space.
11817 Woodsong Court in Country Landing (Loggers’ Run) sold for $359,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in 2045 sq. feet of living space.
11480 Chipmunk Drive in Loggers Run sold for $357,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 2616 sq. feet of living space.

Home Sales in Loggers Run, Boca Falls and Boca Winds

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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.
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The Loggers’ Run development consists of fifteen subdivisions. Most of the subdivisions are not gated.  The development features a common swimming pool, tennis courts and a playground. There are also jogging and biking trails.  Students go to Sandpiper Shores Elementary School, Loggers’ Run Community Middle School and West Boca Raton High School.

21442 Sweetwater Lane S; image and map data by Google
21442 Sweetwater Lane S; image and map data by Google

This ranch home at 21442 Sweetwater Lane S. in the Winding Lake Estates section of Loggers Run sold for $585,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2927 sq. feet of living space. Located on 2/3 of an acre it is a private lot with a large covered patio and pool area. Beautiful french doors overlook the pool area. Built in 1984, the kitchens and bathrooms have been  renovated. The home was last purchased in 2010 for $485,000.
11132 Whispering Pines Lane; image by Google (May 2015)
11132 Whispering Pines Lane; image by Google (May 2015)

11132 Whispering Pines Lane sold for $550,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2615 square feet of living space. Homes in this Tamarron section of Loggers’ Run have larger lot sizes and this one has a full acre of land. That may explain the high price.
Not far away in the same Tamarron subdivision, 22057 Woodset Way sold for $569,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2723 sq. feet of living space. The house sits on a 1.1 acre lot on a cul de sac.
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.
21717 Fall River Dr; image by Google
21717 Fall River Dr; image by Google

The beautiful home at 21717 Fall River Dr. in the Crystal Pointe section of Boca Falls sold for $600,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3108 sq. feet of living space. This Mediterranean style home has a 3 car garage. The bathrooms have been updated. The large backyard has an in ground pool. Built in 1997 for $295,000, it was sold for $779,900 in 2005. Crystal Pointe is one of the two higher end subdivisions within Boca Falls.
12913 Hyland Circle; image by Google
12913 Hyland Circle; image by Google

12913 Hyland Circle sold for $451,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2497 sq. feet of living space.
12331 Cascades Pointe; image by Google
12331 Cascades Pointe; image by Google

12331 Cascades Pointe Drive sold for $545,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3528 sq. feet of living space. In our last Boca Falls report we mentioned a similar size house five houses down that sold for $700K.
21329 Gosier sold for $505,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3331 sq. feet of living space.
Boca Winds s 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.
The large Mediterranean home at 12608 Little Palm Lane sold for $455,00. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2835 sq. feet of living space. The kitchen was recently renovated with marble counters, maple cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The rear of the home faces the Loxahatchee Canal and the county line. A large screened in heated pool is in the backyard. Built in 1999, the previous owners purchased the house for $337,500.
22160 Crofton Court sold for $430,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2544 sq. feet of living space.
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Other Neighborhoods:
9814 Palma Vista Way in Palma Vista sold for $485,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3275 sq. feet of living space.
11161 Harbour Springs Circle in Mission Bay sold for $415,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2983 sq. feet of living space.
10610 Wheelhouse Circle in Mission Bay sold for $457, 500. It has 6 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3048 sq. feet of living space.
22281 Tupelo Place in Lexington Estates sold for $440,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2964 sq. feet of living space.
22329 Rushmore Place in Lexington Estates sold for $417,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3029 sq. feet of living space.

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.
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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.

FWC Educates Boca Winds About Coyotes

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The Boca Winds Home Owners Association had an emotional meeting tonight to discuss problems with coyotes in the neighborhood. The clubhouse lot overflowed with cars and with a few cars parked on the grass alongside Shorewind Drive.
Four employees of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission attended the meeting. Two spoke to the crowd including a non-uniformed woman whose name we didn’t get, and Public Information Officer Amanda Phillips who was in uniform.
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It started with a PowerPoint presentation about coyotes led by the non-uniformed employee, apparently a biologist. She and Officer Phillips then took questions from the audience.
It got contentious at times and at one point Officer Phillips ordered one of the other officers to remove a homeowner from the meeting. It is not clear at this writing how a government official would have authority to remove a homeowner from a private community clubhouse.
It was a packed house with dozens of residents.
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The FWC staff insisted that coyotes do not attack humans and that parents have no reason to fear any threat to themselves or their children. Some in the audience found this hard to believe, and the staff undercut themselves a bit when they said that you shouldn’t run from coyotes because then they’ll think you’re prey.
There was talk about trapping the coyotes. At one point there was a question about shooting coyotes and one of the other officers said: “We’re not going to hunt them in Boca.” At one point Officer Phillips suggested arming children with pepper spray.
There was also a lot of discussion about not feeding wild animals, including raccoons and feral cats. These animals become a food source for the coyotes and if you cut off the food source, the coyotes will go somewhere else.
Once the Fish & Wildlife portion of the meeting was over some people filtered outside. The HOA meeting continued inside.
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Officer Phillips answered a few questions from CBS 12 and from myself. In that conversation she largely agreed with some of the key points in our earlier article about whether you can shoot a coyote. An individual generally cannot walk around carrying a firearm openly so rifles and shotguns (which are nearly impossible to carry concealed) are not practical. An individual who is carrying a concealed pistol and is confronted by a coyote can shoot the coyote if he or she feels threatened. And you can shoot a coyote on your own property even if you don’t feel threatened, as long as you somehow manage to keep the bullet on your own property. But that is difficult to do in the small lots we have in most of West Boca.
It was this writer’s impression that the vast majority of the residents meeting did not like the idea of people shooting coyotes in the neighborhood. We wonder if that attitude will change if a child is harmed.
Officer Phillips was also asked if it’s realistic to expect that residents can be stopped from feeding wild animals and feral cats considering the large number of homes in the community. She had no answer for that.
As an aside the Boca Winds HOA was very difficult with the media, and not just us. CBS 12 was not allowed to enter the building. An unidentified woman approached me and ordered me to stop taking photographs. It was unclear why she would have any authority to give such an order but I was not there to get in an argument so I stopped taking pictures. We heard that a Palm Beach Post reporter was allowed in and recorded the meeting with an audio recorder but we don’t know that for sure. Because of the presence of government officials, including three visibly armed officers, exercising unclear authority to remove residents, we consider that portion of the meeting a public event. This is a matter of substantial public concern beyond Boca Winds as coyotes have been spotted in Loggers Run and other neighborhoods, and there are a number of other neighborhoods close by. Once the FWC officials left we also left.
It is our understanding that the HOA did hire a trapper previously and that was unsuccessful. We heard from other residents that the HOA was not likely to do anything significant at tonight’s meeting but will meet again to consider further action.

Can You Shoot a Coyote? Yes, but …

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Readers have been contacting us about a coyote problem in various areas, especially Boca Winds and also in Logger’s Run. We recently shared a Boca Winds resident’s video on Facebook and it got a lot of attention:

7am in the broad daylight on Little Palm Lane in Waters Edge in Boca Winds. No fear, 4 grown men, sprinklers came on – wouldn't leave. AND….my neighbor put that garbage out about 15mins before and I was out here changing tire when this Coyote appeared out of no where.

Posted by Ralph Peter on Thursday, May 21, 2015

In comments some readers have talked about trapping or shooting the coyote. Others seem horrified about that and sympathetic to the animal, saying for example that our houses have encroached on their natural habitat.
For starters, South Florida is not the coyote’s habitat. They are native to the western United States and not too popular there either as you can see from the photo at top. There might just be a reason that the Road Runner’s bad guy was Wile E. Coyote. Coyotes were first brought to Florida in the 1920s.
Most coyotes will keep their distance from us. This one seems unafraid of humans. It is a genuine danger not just to pets but also to children and even adults. There was a report ten days ago that a coyote attacked a man.
Florida law considers coyotes a “nuisance species.” You can shoot them under the right circumstances but you should be very careful about both legal and practical concerns.

West Boca News does NOT recommend shooting coyotes.

There are restrictions on when you can hunt various species. Coyotes are so bad that these restrictions do not apply. You can hunt them year-round. The “night and light” permit required for many species is also not required for coyotes. So as far as timing goes, you can shoot them any time.
Place is a whole different issue. Under Florida law you can fire a gun on your own property (typically for target shooting) and as long as the bullets don’t leave your property it’s legal. State law actually prohibits cities and counties from regulating that.
If the coyote is on your property and you shoot it, and you make sure all your bullets stay on your property, you should be fine. But when you live in the suburbs on small lots, it’s hard to do that. If you have your neighbor’s permission you should be able to shoot them on their lot as well. We’d suggest getting that permission in writing (an e-mail or text message is fine).
Of course the coyote may not be on your property when you encounter it. In the video the coyote is on a public street.
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We contacted the Sheriff to ask about this and did not get much of an answer. They referred us to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. And of course when we looked this up on the FWC website, they recommend contacting local law enforcement.

The discharge of a firearm may be prohibited in some cities and residential areas, check with local law enforcement.

Practical Issues
If you are thinking about shooting a coyote we recommend extreme caution. As with any firearms situation, make sure you know what’s behind your target. No matter how good you are you might miss or the bullet might overpenetrate. You don’t want that bullet hitting any people or damaging your neighbor’s property. It may be helpful to shoot at a downward angle if the coyote is on grass. On pavement that bullet will ricochet so it’s still a potential problem.
In reading about coyote hunting we’ve seen various recommendations about caliber and a lot of those suggest “centerfire” rifle cartridges like the .223. Typically these are in rural environments. The problem with such rifles in a suburban environment is that they have serious potential to penetrate walls.
It’s pretty common to hunt smaller game with the .22LR which is about as safe as you can get in terms of bad things that might happen with any misses. Some feel that the .22LR lacks stopping power, but we’d rather compromise on that than risk the negative consequences of what might happen with something more powerful.
Since “open carry” is generally illegal in Florida you’re probably not going to have a rifle on you when you encounter a coyote. More likely – if you have a CCW license – you’ll be carrying a pistol. Pistols can be difficult to shoot at a distance but this particular coyote seems to come very close to humans so you should be able to get a good shot. Most handgun calibers will be effective. Texas Governor Rick Perry killed a coyote with a .380.
As with rifles you have to know what’s beyond your target and we recommend shooting at a downward angle to minimize the risk of unintended damage from misses or overpenetrating rounds.
Dealing with the Aftermath
In an ideal world after such an incident you would call 911, explain everything to the deputies when they come to the scene, and it’ll all be okay. As a criminal defense attorney I’ve seen too much. I just don’t trust police and prosecutors. Some are good and some aren’t. The Sheriff’s non-answer to our question should make anyone uncomfortable.
If you shoot a coyote you are at risk for prosecution. From that perspective it’s safest to go straight home and secure your firearm. If deputies come to your house you should not let them in your house without a warrant and don’t talk to them without a lawyer (who will tell you not to talk to them anyway).
It may be wise to write down some notes about the incident to discuss with your attorney later if necessary. Write “For Attorney” at the top of the notes to make sure they’re protected by the attorney-client privilege (in case the police get a warrant and find them).
If you’re not comfortable with the above then you probably should not shoot that coyote and may want to reconsider carrying a firearm at all.

Recent Home Sales in 33428

Brian Levine is a student at West Boca High.

Area
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.