47 Homes Sold in Loggers’ Run – Mid-Year Report for 2018

22585 Lemon Tree Lane in Tamarron; image by Google.

Loggers’ Run had 47 homes sold in the first half of 2018. 37 of the sales were single family homes, along with higher prices for the 10 townhomes and villas in Timberwalk.

Winding Lakes

There were only two transactions in the Winding Lakes subdivisions so far this year. 21503 Sweetwater Lane S in Winding Lakes III sold for $665,000, the highest in Loggers’ Run. The 5-bedroom, 3-bath house had extensive renovations and a nearly one-acre lot. The selling price was well below its original list price of $799,000.

In Winding Lakes I (south of Palmetto Park Road), 22396 Waterside Drive sold for $585,000 with 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a 0.6 acre lot and a very impressive kitchen, all in 2900 square feet.

Tamarron

Also south of Palmetto, 22585 Lemon Tree Lane (picture at top of article) sold for $547,250 with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in just 2500 square feet. This is another large lot at 1.2 acres.

Island Lakes

North of Glades Road, three homes sold in Island Lakes including 11874 Island Lakes Lane at $580,000. This is a rare two-story home in Island Lakes with 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in nearly 3100 square feet. The house sold in just 7 days. With higher list price and patience the sale price could have topped $600,000.

The other two sales in Island Lakes were the popular 2440 square foot model with 11560 Island Lakes Lane selling at $500,000 in just 5 days and 11720 Island Lakes Lane at $450,000 after 3 months on the market. The lower priced home had a more dated interior, though an arguably better location.

Indian Head

Indian Head was very active with eight sales already, compared to eight sales for all of 2017. 21044 Shady Vista Lane was the only home in 2018 so far that sold for over $400,000 at $440,000. That house has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2100 square feet. Thanks to fresh renovations it sold in just 5 days.

Two homes on Shady Vista sold for $390,000 each, at 21077 Shady Vista Lane and 20972 Shady Vista Lane. Selling for $380,000 was 20858 Sugarloaf Lane, and two more sold for $370,000 – 21269 Purple Sage Lane and 20847 Sugarloaf Lane. These are all 3 and 4 bedroom homes between 1900 and 2500 square feet, and all sold in less than two months.

The low end in Indian Head was 21230 Raindance Lane at $335,000 with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2000 square feet. It’s not clear from the listing why it sold for so much less, but it sat on the market for nearly 5 months.

Crystal Cove Estates

The newer homes on Kensington Court continue to sell well. Prices and sales volume are similar to 2017. There have been two sales so far in 2017:

The nearly 3900 square foot house at 11605 Kensington Court sold for $642,500 after 10 months on the market. Smaller but all on one floor, 11597 Kensington Court sold for $611,000 in less than three weeks.

Call or text Warren at 518-225-3710, or e-mail warren@westbocanews.com for help buying or selling homes in West Boca.

Country Landing

As usual the Country Landing subdivisions were the busiest with 17 transactions so far in 2018. Prices varied more with a low of $295,000 for the small 1400 square foot house at 11418 Country Sound Court in Country Landing I, and three houses going for over $450,000.

11944 and 11956 Sunchase Court in Country Landing 4; image by Google.

In Country Landing 4, north of Glades Road, 11956 Sunchase Court sold for $465,000 with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2000 square feet, and it went in just 3 days. Next door the same model at 11944 Sunchase Court got $455,000, also selling quickly.

Two more of the same model sold in Country Landing 3 over $400K with 21100 Woodspring Avenue at $457,400, in just 11 days, and next door 21090 Woodspring Avenue at $415,000 in only 5 days. And three more sold under $400K. A bank-owned foreclosure sold for only $330,000, while the other two went for $365K and $395K.

Country Landing I had 3 sales including the $295K low price, and two 1900 square foot 4-bedrooms at $380K and $350K.

There were six sales in Country Landing II, most in the mid-300 price range. 11668 Quiet Waters Lane managed to get $394,000 with only 1640 square feet. Listed as needing TLC, 21303 Summertrace Circle only got $315,000 out of its 1750 square feet.

Cimarron

Cimarron continues to sell well with a high price of $420,000 for the 1900 square foot 3 bedroom at 21636 Little Bear Lane. The low there was 11480 Chipmunk Drive with 2600 square feet, the price possibly affected by its corner location facing busy Ponderosa Drive.

Timberwalk

22529 Vistawood Way sold for $275,500 with extensive remodeling inside; image by Google.

Prices are up 7.5% in Timberwalk to an average of nearly $250,000. Of the 10 transactions this year so far, only two were below the 2017 average of $232,000, and only slightly below at $225K and $226K. Six of the transactions in the first six months of 2018 were at $250,000 or above, compared to four for all of 2017. The high price remains at or near $275,000, with 22529 Vistawood Way selling for just above that with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1400 square feet.

Loggers' Run Homes Sold 2017 – $198K to $1.1M

11351 Timberlodge in Loggers’ Run sold for $1.1 million; image by Google.

Loggers’ Run is a large community in West Boca. There are several subdivisions including the Timberwalk townhomes and single family homes in Cimarron, Country Landing, Indianhead, Crystal Cove Estates, Island Lakes, Winding Lakes, Tamarron and Ponderosa. Timberwalk in particular has seen substantial gains in home values over the past few years – see bottom of the article.
Loggers’ Run map with its neighboring communities. Image and map data by Google with development names added by West Boca News.

Single Family Homes Sold
The average price per square foot across the single family subdivisions was $187 for all of Loggers’ Run. Island Lakes had the lowest prices on a per square foot basis, coming in just below $180/sq.ft. Indianhead and Crystal Cove Estates were $185/sq.ft. and the others were all about $190/sq.ft. The houses typically sell in two months or less.
Ponderosa
The highest overall price for 2017 was an outlier at 11351 Timberlodge Terrace in the Ponderosa subdivision. The 7200 square foot home sold near the corner of Winikoff and Palmetto for $1.1 million. Two smaller Ponderosa homes sold for $600,000 (3000 square feet) and $680,000 (3300 square feet).
Winding Lakes
Eight homes sold in the Winding Lakes subdivisions. One 2900 square foot model sold for $500,000. The rest sold for prices of $615K or higher. The highest price and most per square foot was 21387 Sweetwater Lane, a 3450 square foot house with four bedrooms and three baths that sold for $760,000.

Crystal Cove Estates
Crystal Cove Estates is a small gated subdivision just north of Loggers’ Run Plaza. Three homes sold in 2017. A smaller 3000 square foot house sold for $595,000, while two 3500 square foot houses sold for $615,000 (11541 Kensington Court) and $659,000 (11637 Kensington). All three have five bedrooms and were built in 2000.
Map of subdivision in Loggers’ Run north of Palmetto Park Road. Image and map data by Google with subdivisions added by West Boca News.

Island Lakes
Island Lakes is a gated loop of one-floor houses on the north side of Glades Road, with the park to its north. There were seven homes sold in Island Lakes in 2017. Prices ranged from $392K for the 2400 square foot home at 11650 Island Lakes Lane to $542,500 for the 2950 square footer at 11283 Island Lakes Lane. The average price for Island Lakes was $463,500. Island Lakes homes took the longest to sell in Loggers’ Run with most selling in one to three months.
Indianhead
21215 Raindance Lane; image by Google.

Eight homes sold in the Indianhead subdivision with prices ranging from $332K to $430K. The most typical transaction was 21215 Raindance Lane, a 2000-square-foot 4-bedroom that sold for $373,000.
Cimarron
The Cimmaron subdivisions had 11 transactions in 2017. The low price was an REO (bank-owned, typically after foreclosure) 3 bedroom with less than 2000 square feet that sold for $325,000. A similar non-REO model sold for $341,500. Two homes sold for $410,000. One was a 2600 square foot 2-floor house with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The other was a 2100 square foot 1-floor with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The average price for Cimarron was $378,500.
Country Landing
Twenty homes sold in the Country Landing subdivisions, most in the $300K range. Two smaller houses (1600 – 1700 square feet) sold for $290K. The top two prices were on Woodspring Avenue at $395K and $385K, both somewhat larger between 2000 and 2200 square feet. The average in the Country Landing group was $337,000. Country Landing homes also seem to sell quicker, averaging less than a month.
Loggers’ Run subdivisions south of Palmetto Park Road. Image and map data by Google, subdivisions added by West Boca News.

Timberwalk Townhomes
Timberwalk is a community of townhomes just south of Loggers’ Run Middle School between Ponderosa and Judge Winikoff. It’s a very convenient location with a back gate into the school and a short walk to Publix and the Loggers’ Run shopping plaza.
Twenty-one of the Timberwalk townhouses sold in 2017 and prices averaged $232,000. Only one sold for less than $200,000 and just barely so at $198K. Four homes sold for $250K or more, with the top going to 22499 Vistawood Way at $275K.
22499 Vistawood Way; image by Google

Just a few years ago in 2014 most of the Timberwalk sales were for less than $200K with the bottom close to $100K and nothing over $240K. In 2013 the highest price was $190K.
They’re also moving quickly, with most selling in less than a month and about half in 10 days or less. On a per square foot basis the average was $176/sq.ft. with some smaller 1200 square foot 3-bedrooms going for over $200/sq.ft.

Home Sales: Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers Run, Lexington Estates, Boca Woods and More

This reports includes homes over 2000 square feet in zip code 33428, plus the northern part of Mission Bay and Loggers’ Run. We covered smaller homes in an earlier report. Zip code 33498 will be up next.
Boca Falls saw three transactions since early August.

12387 Clearfalls in Boca Falls sold for $615K in late August; image by Google.

The highest price was 12387 Clearfalls Drive in Mystic Bay at $615,000. It’s a 5 bedroom, 3 bath house on one floor. While the location is not particularly special, the house features substantial upgrades including marble floors, a pool and a whole house generator. The listing also had excellent photography.
12265 Rockledge Circle in the Mystic Cove subdivision sold for $577,500. While roughly the same  size as the above, it has four bedrooms and substantial waterfront, though no pool.
12806 Hyland Circle in Emerald Isles sold for $535K with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths in 2800 square feet on two floors with no waterfront.
Loggers’ Run
22188 Waterside Drive; image and map data by Google.

22188 Waterside Drive was the biggest transaction in zip code 33428 at $690,000 for 5 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths in 3600 square feet. The location includes waterfront and is a short distance to the middle school, Publix, and Windjammer Park.
On the north side of Glades in the gated Island Lakes, 11818 Island Lakes Lane sold for $405K with 4 beds, 2 baths and 2300 square feet.
21799 Little Bear Court in Cimarrron sold for $410K with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 2600 square feet.
21550 Woodchuck sold for $395K; image by Google.

21550 Woodchuck Court, also in Cimarron, sold for $395K with 4 beds and 2 baths in 2200 square feet.
21091 Woodspring Avenue in Country Landing 3 sold for $395 with 4 beds and 2 baths in just over 2000 square feet with substantial upgrades.
Two doors over, 21071 Woodspring Avenue sold for a much lower $323K with a very similar size. The listing indicates the house was a short sale that needed “TLC”.

Boca Winds
22095 Altona Drive; image by Google.

22095 Altona Drive sold for $435K with 4 beds, 3 baths and just under 2300 square feet. The house was in good shape with some upgrades and has an excellent location with a lake view backed up to the future Fran Reich Preserve.
12490 Baywind Court sold for $435K; image by Google.

Also selling for $435K was 12490 Baywind Court with 4 beds and 3 baths in 2200 square feet. Situated on a cul de sac this house has tremendous waterfront and great lake views. This is another listing with great photography including drone shots but unfortunately the interior photos showed off the need for upgrades.
Two houses sold for $400K even, both with waterfront.
12658 Maypan Drive has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 2100 square feet.
21943 Palm Grass Drive also had 3 beds and 2 1/2 baths with a floor plan only slightly larger.
Landlocked but on a cul de sac, 22146 Candle Court sold for $352,500 with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2000 square feet.
Lexington Estates
10076 Umberland Place sold for $480K. The house has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths on 2 floors with 3200 square feet.
One of the smaller models in Lexington Estates, 22138 Cressmont Place sold for $395K with 3 beds and 2 baths in 2100 square feet.

Mission Bay
10781 Santa Laguna Drive sold for $395K with 4 beds, 3 baths and 2300 square feet. It’s on the south side of Glades in 33428.
On the north side in 33498, 20508 Sausalito Drive sold for $450K with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 2500 square feet.
20295 Vera Cruz Lane had 4 beds and 2 1/2 baths in 2250 square feet and sold for $432K.
10381 Buena Ventura Drive sold for $417K with 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths and 2500 square feet.
Boca Woods
There were three promising sales in Boca Woods with higher prices than we are used to seeing.
11044 Boca Woods Lane selling for an unusually high $325K with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2000 square feet. Usually the golf club requirements drag prices down but this home sold well and relatively quickly in under two months.
Two others sold for $290K, each after 5 months on the market: 10935 Boca Woods Lane with 3 beds and 2 baths in 3000 square feet, and 10759 Boca Woods Lane with 3 beds and 3 baths in 2400 square feet.
It drops from there with 10718 Boca Woods Lane selling for $215K after well over a year on the market. The house has 3 beds and 2 1/2 baths in 2400 square feet.
And at the bottom, 10376 Sunset Bend Drive sold for $100K with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2000 square feet.
Others:
Two homes sold on Brookville Lane in Meadow Lakes:
$370,000 – 10266 Brookville Lane, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2300 sq.ft.
$359,500 – 10181 Brookville Lane, 4, 2 1/2, 2700 sq.ft.
And 23097 SW 59th Way in Sandalfoot Cove sold for $343K with 4 beds and 2 baths in 2250 square feet.

May Home Sales II: $185K to $750K

21351 Falls Ridge Way in The Estates, Boca Falls sold for $721K; image by Google.

In Part Two of reviewing sales in May, we look at houses that sold for less than $800K. This is for homes west of the Turnpike (as far north as Atlantic) with over 2000 square feet of living space. Most of these transactions were west of US-441 and south of Clint Moore.

See Part One – Sales from $800K to $6.4M

Boca Falls: $473K to $721K
21351 Falls Ridge Way in The Estates sold for $721,000 after four months on the market. The large home has 7 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths in nearly 4600 square feet, and 4 garage spaces. It’s on a corner lot with no lake view. At $158 per square foot it looks like a bargain though the house could use some updating in the bathrooms.

21278 Falls Ridge Way sold for $590K; image by Google.

Also in The Estates, 21278 Falls Ridge Way sold for $590K after just 4 days on the market. The 5 bed, 3 bath house has just under 3200 square feet of living space on one floor.
The low end for Boca Falls was $473K for 12336 Antille Drive in the Cascades subdivision. The 4 bedroom, 3 bath house has nearly 2800 square feet on two floors, with no waterfront and no pool.
Others in Boca Falls include:

  • $605K – 12341 Riverfalls Court, 5 beds, 3 baths, 3250 sq.ft.
  • $590K – 21409 Crestfalls Court, 5 beds, 3 baths, 2800 sq.ft. (one floor)
  • $530K – 12372 Cascades Pointe, 4 beds, 3 baths, 2350 sq.ft.
  • $515K – 21395 Gosier Way, 4 beds, 3 baths, 2700 sq.ft.
  • $495K – 21440 Crestfalls Court, 5 beds, 3 baths, 2700 sq.ft. (short sale)

Boca Isles: $360K – $699K

10885 Bal Harbor Drive sold for $699K; image and map data by Google.

10885 Bal Harbor Drive in Boca Isles South sold for just under $700,000. The 5 bedroom, 4 bath home in 3300 square feet has many upgrades including a circular driveway, gorgeous pool deck and high end kitchen.
19916 Dinner Key Drive sold for $360K with 4 beds and 2 baths in 2300 square feet. The smaller home needs updating and the lot backs up to the road noise from Cain Blvd.

Others in Boca Isles:

  • $645K – 20220 Ocean Key Drive, 5 beds, 3 baths, 2900 square feet (Boca Isles South, 1 floor)
  • $625K – 19440 Preserve Drive, 4 beds, 3 baths, 2700 square feet (North)
  • $530K – 19281 Cloister Lake, 5 beds, 3 baths, 2800 square feet (North)
  • $515K – 20190 Ocean Key, 4 beds, 3 baths, 2800 square feet (South)

Boca Chase: $350K – $410K
18348 Coral Chase Drive sold for $410K with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 2700 square feet, including a large second floor balcony overlooking the backyard pool and lake view.

  • $350K – 21460 Millbrook Court, 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2700 sq.ft.
  • $390K – 18269 Clear Brook Circle, 4 beds, 3 1/2 baths, 2800 sq.ft.
  • $398K – 18218 104th Terrace, 3 beds, 2 baths, 2200 sq.ft.

Boca Greens: $439K – $490K

  • $439K – 20112 Back Nine Drive, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2100 sq.ft.
  • $465K – 10070 Crosswind Road, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2250 sq.ft.
  • $490K – 10152 Canoe Brook Circle, 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath, 2900 sq.ft.

Boca Winds: $400K – $510K
12737 Tulipwood Circle sold for $510K. The house has 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 2900 square feet, including a lake view, small backyard pool, and recent updates to the kitchen and bathrooms.
All five Boca Winds homes in this report have water views.

  • $400K – 22225 Collington Drive, 4 bed, 3 bath, 2200 sq.ft.
  • $425K – 21910 Palm Grass Drive, 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath, 2400 sq.ft.
  • $437K – 12332 Cabot Court, 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath, 2300 sq.ft.
  • $495K – 22313 Vista Lago Drive, 4 bed, 3 bath, 2700 sq.ft.

Loggers’ Run: $355K – $750K
21406 Sweetwater Lane sold for $750K. The renovated 29 year old home has 5 bedrooms, and 4 baths in 4450 square feet, mostly on one floor on a 3/4 acre lot. There is a 550 square foot bonus room on the second floor.

  • $355K – 11661 Timberwood Road, 4 beds, 2 baths, 2050 sq.ft.
  • $380K – 11885 Sunchase Court, 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2100 sq.ft.
  • $535K – 11325 Island Lakes Lane, 4 beds, 3 baths, 2700 sq.ft.
  • $500K – 22364 Waterside Drive, 4 beds, 2 baths, 2900 sq.ft.

Mission Bay: $357K – $441K

  • $441K – 10538 Wheelhouse Circle, 5 beds, 4 baths, 3200 sq.ft.
  • $415K – 10349 Buena Ventura Drive, 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2600 sq.ft.
  • $406K – 10406 Buena Ventura Drive, 5 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2950 sq.ft.
  • $375K – 20904 Avenel Run, 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2300 sq.ft.
  • $357K – 10831 Haydn Drive, 4 beds, 2 baths, 2000 sq.ft.

Saturnia: $505K – $800K
In Part One we mentioned one Saturnia home that sold for a bargain $800K with 4700 square feet. An even bigger bargain was 11845 Bayfield Drive at $690K with 5 beds, 4 1/2 baths also in 4700 sq.ft. While the listing does not indicate short sale or REO, we do think it was some form of distressed sale.

  • $505K – 19101 Skyridge Circle, 4 beds, 4 baths, 2800 sq.ft.
  • $533K – 11554 Big Sky Court, 5 beds, 3 baths, 3000 sq.ft.


Saturnia Isles: $535K – $695K
Saturnia Isles is on the east side of 441 between Clint Moore and Atlantic. Four homes, all about 15 years old, sold there in the past month or so:

  • $535K – 15807 Menton Bay Court, 6 beds, 4 baths, 3300 sq.ft.
  • $587K – 15766 Menton Bay Court, 5 beds, 3 baths, 2900 sq.ft.
  • $625K – 9765 Napoli Woods Lane, 4 beds, 3 1/2 baths, 3700 sq.ft.
  • $695K – 9539 Barletta Winds Point, 6 beds, 4 baths, 3800 sq.ft.

Other notable sales at the high end of this report include two in The Bridges, one in Mizner Country Club, and one in Palma Vista:

  • $740K – 16854 Bridge Crossing Circle, 4 beds, 3 baths, 2600 sq.ft.
  • $725K – 8821 Valhalla Drive, 5 beds, 5 1/2 baths, 4600 sq.ft.
  • $715K – 16652 Gateway Bridge Drive, 3 beds, 3 baths, 2600 sq.ft.
  • $669K – 9737 Palma Vista Way, 5 beds, 3 baths, 3400 sq.ft.

In the $400K range, 22329 Rushmore Place sold for $485K in Lexington Estates, with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in 3000 squre feet. At the same $485K, 22486 Martella Avenue in Boca Rio has 4 beds, 3 baths and 2400 sq.ft.
In Timbers of Boca, 21131 White Oak Ave sold for $434K with 4 beds and 3 baths in 2100 sq.ft.
Moving into the $300K range, two homes sold in Escondido. At $399K, 8769 Escondido Way has 3 beds and 2 baths in 2100 sq.ft., and 21150 Escondido Way with an extra half bath sold for $370K.
In Stonebridge, 10562 Harich Lane sold for $352K with 3 beds, 3 baths and 3100 square feet. Three other homes sold in Stonebridge between $260K and $290K.
Two homes sold in Boca Woods. 11037 Clover Leaf Circle sold for just $185K with 3 beds and 2 baths in 2000 sq.ft. 11116 Boca Woods Lane sold for $250K with 3 beds, 3 baths, and 2700 sq.ft.

Prices Rising in Loggers' Run

22070 Woodset Way sold for $610K, the highest price in the non-gated sections of Loggers’ Run. Built in 1982, the house has five bedrooms and four baths in 3800 square feet. HOA fees are less than $100/month.

Home prices have been going up for the past three years in Loggers’ Run. The numbers show similar increases across the board. We looked at single family homes larger and smaller than 2000 square feet, and also at townhouses and villas (in Timberwalk).
For the larger single family homes (excluding foreclosures and short sales), the average price rose to $473K at $178/sq.ft. That’s up from $453K ($171/sq.ft.) in 2015, and $442K in 2014 ($163/sq.ft.), or a 7-9% increase compared to two years earlier.
The highest price in 2016 was $745,000 for 22315 Solitude Drive in the Winding Lakes I subdivision off Judge Winikoff south of Publix. The 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath house has 4200 square feet inside and a cul de sac location with water views.

In 2016 there were 36 transactions in the over 2000 square foot category for as low as $335,000. Several larger homes sold for over $600K. Listings take an average of just over two months to sell.
Smaller single family homes prices also increased. The average rose to $328K in 2016 ($192/sq.ft.) up from $313K in 2015 ($177/sq.ft.) and $311K in 2014 ($175/sq.ft.). That’s a 4% increase in prices and 7% in dollars per square foot from 2015, though 2015 was not up significantly from 2014. Five homes sold for $300K or less, while three homes sold at $375K, the highest for this group. Homes in this group sell a little quicker than the larger ones, averaging over a month.
We also looked at townhomes and villas in Timberwalk, south of Palmetto Park Road and Logger’s Run Middle School. They range from 1200 to 1600 square feet. The average price rose to $217K, up from $210K in 2015 and $192K in 2014 – up 13% in 2 years. Measured in dollars per square foot they rose from $142/sq.ft. in 2014 up to $166/sq.ft. in 2016 – a 17% increase.
The high end hasn’t changed that much in Timberwalk, with the top at or near $250K all three years. It’s the bottom that has changed. In 2014 most homes in the subdivision sold for $200K or less, and as low as $140K. In 2016 only 6 out of 33 homes sold for less than $200K and the lowest was $180K. Average “days on market” was similar to the under 2000 sq.ft. houses at just over a month.
We exclude “REO” and short sale transactions from our analysis because those prices aren’t as meaningful to most of our readers. We did look at the numbers including those and it did not make a big difference.

Teen Skater Arrested in West Boca for Broward Hit and Run?

Greg Holt mugshot from PBSO
Greg Holt mugshot from PBSO

Update: Broward Sheriff records indicate Holt was arrested for Grand Theft Auto. For now at least there are no charges indicating he caused the fatal accident. 
Greg Holt, a globally ranked street skateboarder from Deerfield Beach, was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office last night, just a few days after his 18th birthday.
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A reader reported:

They arrested […] who is suspected in the hit and run in coconut creek on Saturday night that killed the single dad.

Coral Springs Talk reported that police were searching for a male approximately 18 years of age from that incident. Charlie Ruiz (39) was killed in the accident.

Charlie Ruiz and his daughter; photo from Coral Springs PD
Charlie Ruiz and his daughter; photo from Coral Springs PD

We have reached out to PBSO and Coral Springs police to verify if Holt was arrested because of this incident. And we remind our readers that arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.
Holt is well known in the skating community, with over 10,000 followers on Instagram though the posts are restricted to approved followers.
His Facebook profile is full of skating images and videos.
Photo from Holt's Facebook page.
Photo from Holt’s Facebook page.

Update – Further comment from reader:

This was Greg Holt and [we were ] there with him … as the cops had surrounded them as they pulled into the store to get a pizza. We where all held for about 3 hours. … it was Gregs 18th bday and he was coming to see […] after being at the coconut creek party when he flipped the car and killed the vehicle that was hit head on. This is such a tragic situation for all involved. He’s a good kid who had a bright future ahead of him and now it will most likely be spent In prison for the next 20 years. I just keep thinking this could’ve been any of us when we were young. Please keep all families involved in your prayers.

We would predict a prison sentence of 10 years with him getting out in roughly 8 years. It also may be difficult for prosecutors to prove Holt was the driver, that the accident was his fault, and that he has criminal culpability for it (as in the Stracar decision). However, leaving the scene of an injury accident may be easier to prove and that is still potential prison time.

Recent Home Sales in Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Parkview Estates and Loggers Run

Zip code 33428 is located west of Lyons Road and south of Glades Road. Neighborhoods include Mission Bay, Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Loggers’ Run, and Avalon. The area is known for great schools and low crime.

Want to buy or sell a house in West Boca?

Boca Falls is a gated community with manned entrances west of 441 between Glades Road and Palmetto Park Road. The community has a new exercise room and other recent upgrades.
21307 Rockledge Lane; image by Google
21307 Rockledge Lane; image by Google

The Mediterranean style estate home at 21307 Rockledge Lane sold for $965,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 7.1 bathrooms  in 6884 sq. feet of living space. The home also boasts a 4 car garage. The home underwent a complete renovation in 2010. Special features include soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling fireplace, a grand staircase and hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen has top of the line appliances, custom cabinets and massive island.  The lavish master suite has a morning bar, dressing area and huge bathroom. In addition, there is a movie theater, gym and game room. The backyard overlooks the lake and has a resort style pool and spa.  Built in 1998, it was previously sold in 2008 for $960,000.
21681 Fall River Drive; image by Google
21681 Fall River Drive; image by Google

The large ranch home at 21681 Fall River Drive sold for $696,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3488 sq. feet of living space. Completely remodeled in 2015, it has a new kitchen and new bathrooms. The kitchen has 42″ cabinets, a large island and granite counters. The master bath has custom double vanities and a frameless shower. The den has a built in bookcase. There are travertine floors and wood floors in the bedrooms. The back overlooks the lake and has a pool and putting green. Built in 1996, it sold for $566,151 in 2015.
The home at 21461 Halstead Drive sold for $508,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3388 sq. feet of living space. The San Francisco model has one bedroom and the master suite on the ground floor. New tile floors have been installed throughout the living areas and kitchen. The covered patio has a screened in pool. The home also has a 3 car garage.  The home was built in 1997 for $299,800.
Parkview (Avalon) Estates is a gated community just east of 441 on Palmetto Park Road, behind Lowe’s. Students attend Sandpiper Shores Elementary, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High School.
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The home at 9605 Parkview Avenue sold for $665,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3369 sq. feet of living space. This 2 story home has a ground floor master suite with bamboo floors and a completely remodeled bathroom and bath.  The new kitchen has granite counter tops, a extra large peninsula and stainless steel appliances. A special feature is a gourmet full summer kitchen under a custom covered patio.  French doors lead out to the heated salt water pool which has a new control panel and is surrounded by travertine pavers. Built in 1998, it was originally purchased for $367,000 and sold in 2013 for $615,000.
The custom home at 9725 Parkview sold for $580,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3369 sq. feet of living space. The dramatic entry has custom wood moldings. There is a spacious open kitchen with a cozy breakfast nook. The master suite and guest room with cabana bathroom are on the first floor. The fenced in yard has a pool and lovely garden.  The home was built in 1998 for $342, 500.
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.
12613 Little Palm Lane; image by Google
12613 Little Palm Lane; image by Google

The beautiful two story home at 12613 Little Palm Lane sold for $510,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3252 sq. feet of living space. The spacious master bedroom suite has a large master bathroom and is located on the first floor. The home boasts a loft on the 2nd floor for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinets, granite counters, new appliances and under counter lighting. The backyard has a screened in pool with a great view of the lake.  Built in 1998, it was last purchased in 2012 for $425,000.
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.
22070 Woodset Way; image by Google
22070 Woodset Way; image by Google

The ranch home at 22070 Woodset Way in the Tamarron subdivision sold for $610,000. It has 5 bedroom and 4 full bathrooms in 3819 sq. feet of living space. This spacious home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. A special feature is the sunken marble floor living room with a coral rock fireplace. Wood flooring is located in the main living areas. The master bathroom has a jetted jacuzzi tub and separate shower. A large covered patio with a built-in grill overlooks the private backyard with a heated swimming pool. Built in 1982 for $245,900, it was last purchased in 2009 for $737,500.
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Review: Padano Bistro in Loggers' Run

All photos copyright Warren Redlich 2016
All photos copyright Warren Redlich 2016. Unfortunately I did not have either of my good cameras with me so these are cell phone pictures which do not handle lighting and colors as well. The food definitely looked better in person.

There’s a new Italian restaurant in the Loggers’ Run plaza. It’s in the same location as the old Mama’s, but the interior and menu are new and different.
On the inside we noticed upgraded materials throughout. It looks nicer and feels roomier even though it’s the same space.
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This is of course a restaurant so the food’s the thing. It’s good. We won’t go so far as to say great, but it’s better than the last two operations in the space.
The soups were the best part of our meal. They come out with covers and they’re so hot you can’t really eat them for a minute so you have to wait while you smell them.
Escarole and beans (aka greens and beans)
Escarole and beans (aka greens and beans)

Pasta Fagioli
Pasta Fagioli

Pricing is a potential issue. The soups are $7 which seems like a lot. But you get a lot – we ate about half of our soups and took the rest home. Unlike many other places there’s no deal where you get a cup of soup with the entree for a lower price. Also they did not serve bread with the meal. It costs extra.
On the entree side the pasta dishes we ordered were in the ballpark of $13, which is reasonable. The dishes were not exactly what we expected, both in the way they looked and the taste. But they were still good enough and we certainly ate our fill. You’ll have to try it yourself to see if you like the way they cook them. As with the soups the entrees came with ample portion sizes.
Linguini Bolognese
Linguini Bolognese

Gnocchi
Gnocchi

Rigatoni with Meatball
Rigatoni with Meatball

We did not try the more expensive entrees or the pizza. A friend who knows pizza ate here before we did and said the pizza is excellent though he thought the ones with toppings were a bit pricey.
Padano is definitely worth a try, especially if you live in the Loggers’ Run area. They’re still a work in progress. The website doesn’t reflect that they’re open yet and we can’t find a menu online.

Crime Victim Details Emerge

Brandon Ramineh from his Facebook page
Brandon Ramineh from his Facebook page

Yesterday on our Facebook page we posted about a pizza delivery guy robbed in the Timberwalk section of Loggers’ Run. The victim, Brandon Ramineh, responded to the post with details:

Pulled up to a delivery (which was obviously fake) and noticed a guy walking away from my car on the phone. I thought nothing of it. Got out of my car and as I turned to get the pizza out of my trunk I notice two African American guys walking up behind me in hoodies. Couldn’t do anything. Grabbed me by my neck, pushed me into the ground with a gun jammed into my back. The other guy reached into my pockets and stole my phone, wallet, keys and all my cash from work. They hopped in my car and floored it off (in manual mode in 1st gear like morons).

I heard they found the car at like 3AM a few miles away, but no one has contacted me yet.

To his credit, Mr. Ramineh seems to have recovered well from the incident and is in good spirits as best we can tell.
We contacted PBSO to see what they could tell us but they have not responded.
Update: PBSO did respond.

On Monday, June 6, 2016, at 11 pm, the victim was delivering pizza for Papa John’s to the 22000 block of Timberly Drive, Boca Raton. The victim parked his vehicle at the bottom of the driveway when he was approached by a black male from behind and placed into a choke hold and told not to move and lay face down. The black male suspect removed his keys from his pocket and three black males, all wearing hoodies, entered the vehicle and fled.

Jacob Cerney Walsh; photo from his Facebook page - Johnny Maserati
Jacob Cerney Walsh; photo from his Facebook page – Johnny Maserati

In a more serious incident, Jacob Cerney Walsh of Jupiter was shot and killed last night in an “apparent drug deal” in the San Marco community on Military Trail north of Yamato. Walsh was 25 years old.
Boca PD reports:

On Tuesday, June 7 at 12:17 a.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a male who was shot at the San Marco Apartments, 5507 North Military Trail. Arriving officers located the shooting victim, Jacob Walsh, and provided medical attention until Boca Raton Fire Rescue personnel arrived and transported Walsh to Delray Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Boca Raton detectives interviewed numerous witnesses, including people who live in the apartment complex.
There is evidence to indicate that Walsh was involved in a drug transaction when he was shot. The investigation is on-going and if anyone has information about this crime, please call Detective Lazarus Kimsal at (561) 620-6144 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

Mr. Walsh had an extensive history in the Palm Beach court system, mostly traffic offenses but also including three felony arrests. The most recent felony case was still open from Palm Beach Gardens with counts for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm.

Image and map data by Google
Image and map data by Google

West Boca's Newest Superpuppy: Chloe the Powerfluff

AKid is an undercover student and superhero in a West Boca school. No, it’s not Ben.
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Currently in West Boca, danger has been raining down hard, and this tiny puppy has been saving the day without anyone noticing. In fact, Michael Rance’s sunset was not even ruined during the Trump campaign event, thanks to … of course, Chloe the Powerfluff! She’s only ten weeks old, and seems unstoppable.
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What does Charlotte the Wonder Puppy have to say about this? “RrrrUFF ruff!” When translated to English this means, “Great to have a helping hand!” According to one reader, Charlotte was seen working with Chloe when they brought a runaway dog back to its home. This happened just yesterday behind Wendy’s in Loggers’ Run! Sadly, the duo worked together so quickly, no high quality pictures were able to be taken. We could not confirm whether a few discarded burgers were also rescued.

Charlotte the Wonder Puppy in her younger days.
Charlotte the Wonder Puppy in her younger days.

Charlotte and Chloe are sure to be saving the day together more often, since their teamwork is stunning. Their owners are grateful to have such heroic puppies. More West Barking News coming soon!
Mature puppy Charlotte resting after a long hard day.
Mature puppy Charlotte resting after a long hard day.