Mission Bay Homes Sold 2017: $255K to $652K

2017 was a good year for Mission Bay home sale prices. Mission Bay is another large development west of US-441 with several subdivisions. It includes single family homes and two different townhome subdivisions.

Map showing Mission Bay and surroundings. Image and map data by Google.

64 single family homes and 10 townhomes sold in Mission Bay during 2017. The average single family home sold in two months for $427,000 with 2400 square feet at $177 per square foot. The average townhome sold for $284,000 in 20 days with 1600 square feet at $179 per square foot.
Mission Bay subdivisions map. Single family subdivisions are in green text; townhomes in blue. Image and map data by Google.

In this article the single family homes are covered first, and the townhouses are at the bottom. Prices are up a lot. Just a couple years ago several single family homes in Mission Bay sold for under $300,000 and the top price was $565,000. In 2017 the lowest price was $330,000 and only a few homes sold under $350K. Three homes sold over $600K including the highest at $652K.
Cordova Estates
20340 Hacienda Court sold for $652,000. Image by Google.

Single family homes on the ungated Hacienda Court had the highest prices of homes sold in Mission Bay for 2017. Five houses sold. Three of them were roughly 2600 square foot 4-bedroom houses with prices from $450,000 to $503,000. A 3300 square foot 5-bedrooms old for $630,000. 20340 Hacienda Court was the highest price at $652,000 with 3100 square feet, 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.
The average price in Cordova Estates was $547,000. Most homes sold in less than two months, but one of the smaller ones sat on the market for over seven months.
The Isle
The Isle, which is gated, is sometimes perceived as the most expensive subdivision in Mission Bay. For 2017 four homes sold with an average price of $507,000. Three of them sold in two to three months On Sausalito Drive a 3-bedroom 2 1/2 bath house with 2500 square feet sold for $450,000, and a 2700 square foot 4-bedroom sold for $488,000.
On Avenida Santa Ana a 2500 square foot 4-bedroom sold for $475,000. The highest price in The Isle was $615,000 for 10712 Avenida Santa Ana, a 2700 square foot 4-bedroom all one one floor. That house was thoroughly remodeled and has a large lot with great water views from the backyard pool area. It sold fast – only 5 days.

Ventura
Nine homes sold in Ventura on Buena Ventura Drive and Vera Cruz Lane, all priced fairly close together from $405,000 up to $457,000. Eight of the nine were between 2200 and 2600 square feet. 10406 Buena Ventura drive, at 2900 square feet with five bedrooms, sold near the bottom at $406,000.
10274 Buena Ventura Drive actually sold twice during the same year. In January the 2400 square foot 4-bedroom sold for $425,000. It sold again in late November for $457,000 after some remodeling including the addition of a full bathroom.
Houses in Ventura took a little longer to sell on average with four of the nine sitting on the market for over 100 days. The average price was $422,000 at $175 per square foot.
Sonata
The average price in Sonata was $414,000, held down a bit by an REO (bank-owned) sold $340K. Other than that one the lowest price was $355,000 for a 2000 square foot 3-bedroom. The high price was $515,000 for 20270 Monteverdi Circle, a 5-bedroom with 3000 square feet on two floors. That price is $40,000 higher than the same house sold for a year earlier. The house had some upgrades in that year.
Most of the homes sold in less than a month, but a couple of them took 3-5 months.
Regatta
The gated Regatta subdivision in Mission Bay; image by Google.

Regatta was just behind Sonata with an average price of $412,000 for 2017. At the low end was a 1700 square foot 3-bedroom selling at $350,000. Three other homes sold for under $400K, with between 2000 and 2300 square feet. 10682 Wheelhouse Circle squeezes 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths into 2200 square feet. That sold for $373,000.
The seven homes in Regatta selling for over $400,000 were all larger than 2400 square feet. 20958 Avenel Run was the highest price at $470,000. It has 5 bedroom and 4 baths in 3100 square feet.
Laguna
Eleven homes sold in Laguna for an average price of $402,000 after a month and a half on the market. Four 3-bedroom houses under 2000 square feet sold for less than $400,000, while six 4-bedroom houses over 2300 square feet sold for prices over $400K.
The highest price was $460,000, with two houses each selling for that. 10548 Mendocino Lane has over 3000 square feet, while 20331 Cozumel Court notched the same price with under 2600 square feet.
La Costa
Three houses on La Salinas Circle in La Costa sold in 2017 in a fairly tight price range. A 1900 square foot 3-bedroom sold for $370K, while two 2300 square foot 4 bedrooms sold for $405K and $415K. All three sold in 10 days or less.
Harbour Springs
Rounding out the single family homes in Mission Bay is Harbour Springs. Six homes sold on Harbour Springs Circle and Baybreeze Way with prices from $360K (1900 square foot 3-bedroom) to $412K (2700 square foot 4-bedroom). Also above $400K were two 2900 square foot houses. On average they took over two months to sell, with one home taking well over a year.

Townhomes
Townhome prices are up significantly from a couple years ago. In 2015 multiple townhomes sold for under $200K, and the highest price was $286,000. The lowest price for 2017 was $255K, and the top was $315K.
Las Flores
The Las Flores townhome subdivision saw three home sales. All three were between 1600 and 1800 square feet, with prices of $276K, $281K and $315K. All three sold in less than a month.
Reflections
Seven townhouses sold in Reflections with two smaller models going for $255K. The top price of $305,000 was a 2-bedroom with nearly 1700 square feet. The average unit sold in just over three weeks.

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.

Mission Bay Home Prices Up

20396 Hacienda sold for $515,000. Built in 1994, the house has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 2500 square feet. It sold in September 2016 after being on the market for just under 3 months. Image by Google.

Home prices rose in Mission Bay last year, including houses, townhouses. The average for single family homes broke through the $400,000 level rising to $412K from $390K in 2015. Measured in dollars per square foot the increase was nearly 9% over the previous year.
The increase was more dramatic for townhouses (including villas) with the average rising to $271K, up 15% from $235K in 2015, though it was only 8% up when measured in dollars per square foot.
As we are seeing with a lot of other neighborhoods, the low end is rising. In 2015 there were six single family transactions at $300K or less. In 2016 there were only two. There was movement on the high end as well but the difference was not as dramatic.
Single family home transaction prices ranged from $255K to $565K. The $255K house was an anomaly, with the next transaction at $295K. The four highest prices were all in the gated Isle of Mission Bay subdivision and the top 9 were all on the north side of Glades Road.
Townhouse and villa prices went from a low of $232K (2 units) up to a high of $307K. Unlike 2014 and 2015, two units sold for over $300K and no units sold for less than $200K.
10410 Lake Vista in the Reflections subdivision sold for $307,400. The end unit townhome has 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 1660 sq.ft. and a gorgeous lake view. The larger but landlocked 10471 Mateo sold for $305K, showing the value of a lake view.

Mission Bay homes are zoned for Sandpiper Shores Elementary, Loggers’ Run Middle, and West Boca High School. The sections north of Glades Road are in zip code 33498, while the southern part is in 33428.
Map showing Mission Bay and surroundings. Image and map data by Google.

There were no REO or short sale transactions in 2016. We excluded those in previous years from our analysis. We looked at condo transactions but there were only a few in the past 3 years and none in 2016, so we left those out as well.
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Mission Bay was one of the few communities to respond to our inquiry about updates and improvements:

The Mission Bay Community has undergone a major transformation throughout its property during the course of 2016. The Board of Governors, staff and volunteers took on this monumental project that began at the clubhouse and continued with most of the major structures within the community. Looking to upgrade their beautiful facilities, they consulted with a designer who helped them create a vision.
The Board wanted to create a dramatic effect as you enter the covered walkway to the Clubhouse and accentuate the columns with ledgestone. This added depth and color leading to the pool area.

The Club patio was completely redone and redesigned with wood and pavers. New outdoor furniture that include, 2 gas grilled fire pits were purchased in order to give the residents a more enjoyable place to take advantage of the great views of the lake by a fire. The pool patio was enlarged to offer additional seating for its residents. The lounge chairs by the pool were re-strapped to blend with their new color scheme and more umbrellas were added to give the residents more options around the resort style pool.

The once screen enclosed game room was revamped and now features an open air bar with flat screen TVs on every wall. The bar was created with a vision to offer residents 21 and older a place to meet and have a few beverages while enjoying the pool and patio.

The Mission Bay board began offering Friday evening “Happy Hours” for those 21 and older. In addition Mission Bay offers both family friendly and adult parties throughout the year. They have even implemented “Football Sundays” for residents to enjoy a “sports bar” environment during NFL season! These parties have become very popular events and attendance is usually very high. All of these Country Club amenities are offered to residents without charging country club prices.
All Mission Bay monuments have been updated and refurbished. The stonework and color scheme were carried out throughout the whole community including all Directional signs. Their main monuments located on SR7 and Glades Rd. are an important structure of West Boca. Both Mission Bay residents as well as all persons living in neighboring communities enjoy the view of the beautiful building standing on the North side hill. For this reason, it was important to the Board to upgrade and accentuate this structure for the Community. New reverse channel lettering was installed, stone was added to the pillars and the building, and iron gates were placed in the archways. All this in order to highlight the architecture and the pillars. Landscaping was also added to enhance the area.
Another major change Mission Bay residents saw this year was in a new Cable Television service. Residents now enjoy both cable and high speed internet service paid through their Mission Bay HOA dues. This now allows everyone to access free internet while at the playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, gym and pool area.
In order to keep the community safe at all times, Mission Bay hired a security company to patrol all ten villages and common areas 24 Hrs. a day, seven days a week. This added security ensures that families continue to live in safe place.
Beginning in January, the workout facilities will be remodeled and the gym equipment completely replaced with the latest machines available in the market. Once the renovations are complete, the aerobics classes will include new spin classes as well as the current body sculpting, Zumba, Boot Camp and Yoga classes that have always been offered.

Recent Home Sales in Mission Bay, Lexington Estates, Boca Reserve and Boca Grande

The Mission Bay development consists of over twelve hundred homes within 10 “villages.” Certain villages have their own sub-associations. The community is just 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. There are swimming pools, tennis leagues, social events and more. HOA fees vary.

10968 La Salinas Cir; image by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 10968 La Salinas Circle sold for $410,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2261 sq. feet of living space. Special features include an updated kitchen with maple wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and new stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom suite has a double door entry and 2 large walk in closets. French doors lead to a screened in patio and pool. There are no rear neighbors. Built in 1993, it was purchased for $184,000 in 1995.
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.
10300 Lexington Estates Blvd; image and map data by Google

The contemporary ranch home at 10300 Lexington Estates Blvd sold for $442,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2762 sq. feet of living space. The home has a 3 way split bedroom floor plan, high ceilings and lots of natural light. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There is a new washer and dryer. A special feature is the custom built cherry wood bookcases from floor to ceiling in the den. The outdoor entertaining area includes a screened in patio and pool and a fence backyard.  Built in 1996, it was sold for $225,200 in 1997.
The traditional two story home at 10114 Lexington Estates sold for $465,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2964 sq. feet of living space. The master bedroom and a guest bedroom are located on the ground floor. The custom kitchen has spacious counter tops, wood cabinetry and designer accents. The bathrooms have all been updated. Additional renovations include 18 inch tile and beautiful wood laminate flooring. Built in 1992, it was sold for $585,000 in 2005.
Boca Reserve is a gated community located off Palmetto Park Road, west of 441. The community has landscaped walkways and is close to shopping. Students go to Loggers’ Run Middle School and West Boca High School. We previously wrote about the development in 2014 and earlier in 2013.
12257 Boca Reserve Lane (in red rectangle); image and data from PBC Appraiser

The large ranch home at 12257 Boca Reserve Lane sold for $637,500. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 full bathrooms in 2979 sq. feet of living space. There is carpet and ceramic tile throughout. The custom kitchen opens to the family room. It has wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven. The master bath has dual sinks with separate shower and tub. The home also boasts a 3 car garage. The home was built in 2014 and originally purchased for $583,320.
Boca Grande is located on Palmetto Park Rd West. The community features large homesteads with room for stables and horses.
21640 Cartagena Drive; image by Google

The large traditional home at 21640 Cartagena Drive sold for $1 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4363 sq. feet of living space. The open floor plan has lots of room to entertain and plenty of natural light. The chef’s kitchen has an island, pantry and breakfast bar. There is a grand entry, custom bar and soaring wood ceilings. The great room has a fireplace surrounded by stone. The backyard boasts a built in grill and screened in patio with a pool. This home is situated on 5 acres with a 4 stall barn and mature trees. It was purchased for $190,000 in 1985.
21640 Cartagena Drive; image by Google

Recent Home Sales in Saturnia, Boca Isles and Mission Bay

Homes in the 33498 zip code are located north of Glades Road and west of 441. Neighborhoods include Saturnia, Boca Isles, Island Lakes, Stonebridge, Shores, Boca Greens and the northern part of Mission Bay. The schools have an excellent reputation and the area has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. Most homes are close to South County Regional park.

The Saturnia neighborhood is wonderful for families and offers a 24 hour guarded gate, clubhouse, pool and spa. It also has basketball, 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. As we recently reported home prices in Saturnia have been going up.

19188 Natures View Court; image and map data by Google
19188 Natures View Court; image and map data by Google

The beautiful one story home at 19188 Natures View Court sold for $770,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3681 sq. feet of living space. This home sits on a 1/3 acre cul de sac lot with a great lake view. The gourmet kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The master suite has a sitting area, 2 walk in closets and a marble master bath with jetted tub. The backyard has a screened in porch with heated pool and tub. Other special features include accordion hurricane shutters and marble floors. Built in 2000, it was last sold in 2000 for $625,466.
The ranch home at 19228 Skyridge Circle sold for $532,500. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.2 bathrooms in 2819 sq. feet of living space. Located on the lake, this home has tile throughout and lots of upgrades. The large kitchen has granite counter tops and a center island. There is lots of natural light and high ceilings. The outdoor space features a screened in patio and pool with fountains. Built in 1999 for $327,900, it was last sold in 2011 for $525,000.
There are two Boca Isles neighborhoods, west of Cain Blvd and south of Yamato Rd. Boca Isles North and Boca Isles South, are gated communities with bike and jogging paths and they’re popular with families. Home prices in Boca Isles have been flat at best recently.
10677 Maple Chase Drive; image and map data by Google
10677 Maple Chase Drive; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 10677 Maple Chase Drive sold for $555,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2660 sq. feet of living space. The home sits on an oversized lakefront lot and boasts a new custom heated screened in pool. There are lots of upgrades including a new roof in 2009, carpet and accordion shutters. There is engineered wood flooring throughout. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, hi gloss cabinets and top of the line appliances. Built in 1993, it was purchased for $465,000 in 2014.
The Grand Cayman one story home at 20100 Palm Island Drive sold for $515,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2805 sq. feet of living space. Large, open and spacious, it has high ceilings and custom front doors. The oversized kitchen opens to the large family room. The floors and bathrooms have all been updated. The backyard features a solar heated diamond bright pool with a waterfall. Built in 1994 for $254,000, it sold for $419,000 in 2009.
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 ranch home at 10751 Avenida Santa Ana sold for $535,750. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2860 sq. feet of living space. This newly renovated home on a cul de sac has a large lake view. The new kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and cabinets with self-closing drawers. The bathrooms have also been recently upgraded. A screened in patio and pool overlook the lake. Built in 1991, it has changed hands a few times; it was sold in 2015 for $510,000.
20396 Hacienda Court; image by Google
20396 Hacienda Court; image by Google

The contemporary home at 20396 Hacienda Court sold for $515,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2514 sq. feet of living space. The open floor plan has lots of light and split bedrooms. The large kitchen has a peninsula open to the family room and sit in eating area. French doors lead to the backyard. Located on an oversized lot, the outdoor entertaining has a screened in patio with a pool and hot tub. Built in 1994, it was purchased for $425,000 in 2013.

Boca Indian Grill Is Open

Update: We went back for dinner. See bottom of article.
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We’ve been whining for about five years for an Indian restaurant to open in West Boca. Our dream came true yesterday with the opening of Boca Indian Grill in Mission Bay Plaza. It’s in the courtyard between Padrino’s, Rotelli’s (which is moving very soon) and Panera.
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It feels a little small inside but it’s comfortable with attractive design. We went today for the $10.99 lunch buffet.
We chose a table, ordered drinks, and went to the buffet. The selection is somewhat limited but there was enough to choose from and we liked what we had.

Our shot cut off the right side, which had the dessert.
Our shot cut off the right side, which had the dessert.

If you like Indian food, you will find something to enjoy and you may well like all of it. I did.
The chutneys were pungent and the sauces were flavorful. Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala are their most popular dishes and they will be on the lunch buffet every day. Other dishes will change somewhat from day to day. I particularly liked the Saag Paneer. The Tandoori chicken was cooked and seasoned well.
After we sat down the waiter brought out Naan (bread) which had great texture and was brushed with a hint of butter.
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After a couple rounds of the entrees we got a little dessert. Both Kheer (rice pudding) and Halwa (carrot pudding) were on the buffet line.
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We talked with Vik, the owner. He said the restaurant is connected with Chutney & Pickle in Coral Springs, one of our favorite Indian places in the area. He also said there will be a Sunday buffet which will have more dishes. And they’re thinking about how to create more space around the buffet – it’s a little tight at the moment.
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For dinner or if you don’t want buffet, there are plenty of choices on the regular menu:
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It’s hard to judge a place on one visit to their buffet lunch, but we liked it and are very happy they’re here. We wish them luck and hope our readers will give it a try.
Update – April 24
After writing the above, we were invited back for a free dinner by the restaurant. It was a good meal. They have revised the interior a little so the buffet should be easier to get to when that’s open.
We started with “Papadum” (large crackers) which came with onion chutney and a couple dips.
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We also ordered a few dishes and dessert. Indian dishes can be ordered here at varying levels of spice and we chose mild.
Mattar Paneer on the left, Lamb Korma on top, Naan bread on the right, and Chicken Tikka Masala at bottom, plus rice in the middle.
Mattar Paneer on the left, Lamb Korma on top, Naan bread on the right, and Chicken Tikka Masala at bottom, plus rice in the middle.

Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most popular Indian dishes and is particularly popular in our family. Chunks of chicken in a creamy sauce with Indian flavors. India is a very big country and there are regional variations, but with that in mind this is the best Tikka Masala we’ve had in Boca.
Lamb Korma is another creamy dish, and they did a particularly good job with it. You can get this with chicken instead of lamb if you prefer.
Paneer Mattar (or Mattar Paneer) is a vegetarian dish combining peas and goat cheese, in a tomato-onion sauce. I’m used to a version that’s more creamy and with less tomato and onion, but their recipe is more traditional and it’s tasty.
The entrees come with a white rice that has a few peas in it. We also ordered Naan which is a little like pita bread but lighter and tastier. Kids love it.
For dessert we had Gulab Jamun. They’re balls of bread (maybe a bit smaller than a golf ball) soaked in a hot and sweet syrup. They were very hot when they first got to the table so be careful when you eat them. They’re also delicious and hard to stop eating when you’re already full from the rest of the meal.
Price-wise they’re competitive with Punjab and Sapphire. If anything it seems like they’re slightly less expensive.

Mission Bay Update: LA Fitness, Dick's Sporting Goods, Rotelli's, etc.

We previously reported that Toys R Us in Mission Bay would close, to be replaced by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The Toys R Us demolition is well under way, as can be seen in a video we shot recently:

It’s a popular plaza. We generally see a high volume of people and cars. At the north end Fresh Market pulls in a substantial flow. Toys R Us was something of a draw in the middle, but the store seemed dated. Dick’s will probably bring in even more. On the south side the fountain area seems to pull a lot of people in, especially the LA Fitness gym and Panera Bread.
We’ve heard several reports from readers that the plaza is raising rents. Considering the volume this plaza pulls in, that probably makes sense. This has led to some changes.

The spot we think Rotelli's is heading in West Boca Square.
The spot we think Rotelli’s is heading in West Boca Square.

Yesterday we learned that Rotelli’s will be leaving in early May, moving to the West Boca Square plaza near Hobby Lobby. That’s a tough move. We’ve seen at least three pizza places fail in that location and we’re told it was a Rotelli’s before that. Rotelli’s management tells us they expect to close in Mission Bay at the beginning of May and reopen in West Boca Square within a few days.
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In that same fountain area we saw a sign for an Indian restaurant coming in, Boca Indian Grill. We have been whining about the need for an Indian restaurant in West Boca for a few years now and we are hoping it will be good.
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We mentioned back in November that a new Asian grill is also coming to Mission Bay. We looked in a couple days ago and it looks like they aren’t close to opening yet.
Several readers have mentioned talk that LA Fitness would open a new entrance facing the parking lot (between Panera and Toys R Us). We think that’s true. We were looking on the property owner’s website and found an updated site plan that expands LA Fitness to take over a few storefronts:
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That plan is dated January 11, 2016, before Toys R Us had closed. We will keep watching for an update. We notice that a few storefronts in front of Toys R Us show as “vacant” which suggests that space will be added to the new Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Homes Sold in Saturnia, Boca Isles, Boca Greens, Mission Bay and Stonebridge

Homes in the 33498 zip code are located north of Glades Road and west of 441. Neighborhoods include Saturnia, Boca Isles, Island Lakes, Stonebridge, Shores, Boca Greens and the northern part of Mission Bay. The schools have an excellent reputation and the area has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. Most homes are close to South County Regional park.
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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.

11741 Watercrest Lane
11741 Watercrest Lane

The European ranch at 11741 Watercrest Lane was sold for $695,000 by our brokerage. It has 6 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3417 sq. feet of living space. The home has a 3 car garage and sits on a beautiful lake lot. The kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counter tops and a built in granite table. The great room has a custom built in wall unit. The backyard has an in-ground pool with a waterfall and is screened in.
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Along with the pool, the new owner gets a gorgeous lake view through the screen.
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The home was originally purchased for $568,000 in 1999.
19557 Saturnia Lakes Drive; image and map data by Google
19557 Saturnia Lakes Drive; image and map data by Google

The large ranch at 19557 Saturnia Lakes Drive sold for $801,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3223 sq. feet of living space. The Mediterranean style home has an open floor plan and a gourmet kitchen. There is also a 5th room that can be used for an office or bedroom. The screened in resort style pool has long lake views. The home is hurricane ready with a 40 kw generator, hurricane shutters and a 1000 gallon propane tank. Built in 1998, it was originally purchased for $376,900.
bocaislesThere are two Boca Isles neighborhoods, west of Cain Blvd and south of Yamato Rd. Boca Isles North and Boca Isles South, 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. Sunrise Park Elementary School is nearby. Both are zoned for Eagles Landing Middle and Olympic Heights High School even though West Boca High is a lot closer.

10552 Maple Chase Drive; image and map data by Google
10552 Maple Chase Drive; image and map data by Google

The home at 10552 Maple Chase Drive sold for $550,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2660 sq. feet of living space. Remodeled in 2015, it has a new roof and a brand new kitchen with custom wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms have custom wood vanities and new fixtures. There are wood floors throughout the home. Built in 1993, it was originally purchased for $200,000. It was sold in 1998 for $260,000 and again in 2004 for $391,500.
As the satellite image shows, the rear of the house faces Yamato Road, though at this far west there’s not that much traffic noise.
The one story home at 10918 King Bay Drive sold for $532,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2750 sq. feet of living space. The home has an open floor plan with a dramatice entryway and tall ceilings. The spacious kitchen has a tumblestone backsplash and under/over cabinet lighting. The lakefront home has lush landscaping and a newly resurface pool with hot tub.  Built in 1996 for $309,500, it was purchased in 2006 for $725,000.
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Also in Boca Isles:
19249 Bay Leaf Court sold for $524,500. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths in 2800 square feet.
19251 Redberry Court sold for $500K even, apparently the same model as 19249 Bay Leaf.
19149 Cloister Lake Lane sold for $500K even, with 4 beds, 3 baths and just under 2800 square feet.
bocagreensBoca Greens is a gated community of almost 600 homes located west of 441, one mile north of Glades Road. The community features a golf course and membership opportunities in the Boca Greens Country Club. Students attend Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High School.
The contemporary home at 10294 Crosswind Road sold for $429,900. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2040 sq. feet of living space. The beautifully remodeled home has a new kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There is new ceramic tile throughout. The bathrooms have also been remodeled. The backyard has a pool and looks out onto a canal. There is a screened patio with an outside kitchenette as well.  Built in 1980 for $169,000, it was purchased in 2015 by Harvest Fund LLC for $302,300.
Also in Boca Greens:
20044 Back Nine Drive sold for $419K. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths in 2400 square feet.
10041 Crosswind Road sold for $400K even. It has 3 beds and 3 baths in 3100 square feet.
stonebridge-streetStonebridge Golf and Country Club is a gated community located on 441 just north of Clint Moore Road. There are just under four hundred homes. It has a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center and many dining options. There is an 18 hole private golf course and 6 Har-Tru tennis courts. Equity membership is required.
The home at 17725 Charnwood Drive sold for $482,500. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3402 sq. feet of living space. This home has views of the lake and the golf course. There is an office in addition to the 3 bedrooms. The kitchen has granite counter tops, double ovens and a bosch dishwasher. The master suite has 2 california closet walk ins and a large mater bathroom. The backyard features a large heated pool. Built in 1988, it was last sold in 2003 for $545,000.
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Mission Bay
Two homes from Mission Bay (north of Glades) made this report.
20424 San Rafael Court sold for $411K, with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and over 2300 square feet.
10735 Avenida Santa Ana sold for $500K even, with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and over 3100 square feet.

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.