Toys R Us Closing in Mission Bay; Dick's Sporting Goods Coming

Update: See response from Toys R Us at bottom

 Toys R Us in Mission Bay Plaza; image by Google
Toys R Us in Mission Bay Plaza; image by Google

We’ve heard persistent rumors that Toys ‘R Us in Mission Bay would be closing and we can now confirm that. We called and talked to store employee, who identified himself as Tony Sandals. However we received a phone call from a man named Tony Sandals who says it wasn’t him, and he had quit before Christmas.
They started a store closing event yesterday. Everything in the store is up to 40% off and there are no returns allowed. The store employee expects that the store will be completely closed by the end of January. He was not able to tell us if the store will open in another nearby location.
The store employee also confirmed another rumor, that the spot will be filled by a new Dick’s Sporting Goods store. We would guess it will take at least a couple months for Dick’s to get going, and maybe not until the summer.
We had previously attempted to confirm these rumors with the firm that manages Mission Bay Plaza. The leasing agent did not respond and the property manager hung up on us.


Toys R Us responds:
I wanted to reach out as we had seen your story on our Boca Raton, FL Toys“R”Us store closing and wanted to correct/verify some of this information.
The Toys“R”Us store located at 20429 State Road 7 in Boca Raton will be closing at the end of the company’s lease term for this property, which is at the end of January.
Items purchased during the liquidation sale cannot be returned. As indicated on receipts, all sales during this time period are final. Items purchased prior to the liquidation sale on Saturday, December 26 can be returned under our normal return policy guidelines (including to the Mission Bay store). For more information and to view our full return policy, please click here.
Gift cards can be redeemed at the store until it closes. After that, customers can use their gift cards at any other Toys“R”Us or Babies“R”Us location nationwide, or online at www.Toysrus.com or www.Babiesrus.com.
At this time, we do not have any plans for a new store in the Boca Raton area. We’ve enjoyed serving the Boca Raton community for many years. We continue to operate a number of stores throughout the state of Florida, including a Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us store at 6001 West Sample Road in Coral Springs and a Toys“R”Us store at 601 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach. Customers can also shop 24 hours a day on www.Toysrus.com and www.Babiesrus.com.
–There is also a Babies“R”Us store in West Boca Square (aka the Target plaza).–

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.

Recent Homes Sold in Mission Bay, Saturnia and Boca Isles

Homes in the 33498 zip code are located north of Glades Road, and west of 441. Neighborhoods within this region include Mission Bay, The Shores, Boca Isles, Boca Greens, Saturnia, Lakes at Boca Raton, Boca Chase, and Stonebridge. The schools in this area have an excellent reputation and the area has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. In addition, there are many unique attractions both nearby and within, such as South County Regional Park.
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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 beautiful 2 story home at 20255 Hacienda Court sold for $565,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3565 sq. feet of living space. Special features include a large kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Neutral tile and wood laminate floors are in all the living areas and the homeowners installed accordion hurricane shutters. The in ground screened in pool has views of the lake. Built 1993 for $246,200, it was last purchased in 2013 for $500,000.
10704 Avenida Santa Ana sold for $506,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2640 sq. feet of living space.
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.

creekshore-frontThe Mediterranean ranch at 19211 N. Creekshore Court sold for $750,000 by our brokerage, Signature International Real Estate. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3681 sq. feet of living space. The home is situated on a cul de sac on 1/3 of an acre with views of the lake and no rear neighbors.
creekshore-kitchenThe custom kitchen has wood cabinets with pullouts, glass cabinets with lighting stainless steel appliances, granite and a 9 foot island. There are engineered hardwood floors through the house. The backyard features a large heated in ground pool and screened patio.  Built in 2000, it was originally purchased for $552,030. It was sold for $800,000 in 2005 and $755,000 in 2008.
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We included this house in an article about homes for sale in Saturnia back in April.
19438 Saturnia Lakes Drive sold for $790,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4578 sq. feet of living space.
11738 Bayfield Drive sold for $755,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4689 sq. feet of living space.
19576 Saturnia Lakes Drive sold for $683,500. It has 6 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4796 sq. feet of living space.
19132 Streamside Court sold for $617,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 4164 sq. feet of living space.
19180 Skyridge Circle sold for $615,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 3495 sq. feet of living space.
19114 Two River Lane sold for $540,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2741 sq. feet of living space.
19570 Saturnia Lakes Drive sold for $519, 750. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3525 sq. feet of living space.
19125 Skyridge Circle sold for $507,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 2819 sq. feet of living space.


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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. 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.

The beautiful home at 10849 Bal Harbor Drive sold for $650,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3197 sq. feet of living space. The spacious 2 story home has high ceilings and an open floor plan. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast nook. The backyard features a newly remodeled pool and spa and pavers with magnificent views of the lake. Built in 1995. It was purchased for $385,000 in 1999.
10582 E. Key Drive sold for $563,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3188 sq. feet of living space.
19434 Black Olive Lane sold for $525,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2756 sq. feet of living space.
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Other neighborhoods:
11036 Blue Coral Drive in The Shores at Boca Raton sold for $569,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3366 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.

Japango or No Go? Two Bad Inspections

Japango in Boca Raton; image by Google.
Japango in Boca Raton; image by Google.

Japango in Regency Court (northwest corner of Yamato and Jog) had the worst numbers in our latest restaurant inspection report for West Boca. In early July they had 30 total violations, only 5 weeks after a previous inspection with 27 total violations. Usually we see places clean up their act after a bad inspection but that didn’t happen here.
The four high priority violations on the late May inspection were:

  • Food stored in ice used for drinks. See stop sale. Lemon wedges for drinks
  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area.
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw shelled eggs over ready to eat **Corrected On-Site**
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. Raw chicken above raw beef and sea food

The more recent July 2nd inspection also had four marked high priority:

  • Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. … Fresh Scottish Salmon is being used for sushi.
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. See stop sale. … Sushi rice no time control
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. … Cook Line Undercounter Cooler, raw she’ll eggs over ready to eat uncovered sauces. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb or on fitting/splitter added to hose bibb. … Rear exterior of building AND at interior mop sink.

Incidentally we’ve never understood why a vacuum breaker is a high priority violation, while other violations rated “intermediate” seem more disturbing, such as these:

Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items.

But now that we looked it up, we understand why a vacuum breaker might be important:

[A vacuum breaker] prevent[s] potentially contaminated water from flowing back up a hose, faucet, pre-rinse, or toilet fixture and into the potable water system in your restaurant. Waste and sewage water is rich with microorganisms that can quickly infect an entire water supply, and that’s why these plumbing valves are so important.

Sandalfoot Bagel; image by Google
Sandalfoot Bagel; image by Google

Next worst in this report goes to Sandalfoot Bagel with 27 violations on July 7th. The high priority violations didn’t look so good:

  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. … Cook changed gloves multiple times, all without hand washing. **Repeat Violation** **Repeat Violation** **Repeat Violation** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • No proof of parasite destruction or aquaculture documentation for cold smoked salmon served raw or undercooked. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. … **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. … REACH IN COOLER… (3 Door Jordan) soup 48° pooled eggs 50° corned beef hash 54° AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 48° **Repeat Violation** **Warning**

Two others with 20 or more violations were:
China Spring on 441 (25 violations including 4 high priority)
Boca Pita Express on Beracasa Way (20 violations with 1 high priority)
Between 10 and 17 violations:
On/Near Palmetto Park
New Golden China Inc
Sushi Yama Japanese Restaurant
Sal’s Italian Restaurant
Hong Kong Palace
Mama’s NY Pizza Inc
Sandalfoot
China Wok
Pizza Thick And Thin
On/Near Glades
Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Einstein Bros Bagel #845
Duffy’s Sports Grill
Dominic’s
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China Ming
Tempura House
On the positive side the licensing inspection for the new Chen’s Yokohama (replacing Yokohama Sushi) in Boca Lyons Plaza was perfect. Other perfect inspections included Yogurt Zone in Somerset Shoppes, Hurricane Grill in Mission Bay, and Moon’s Tavern in Boca Greens. Moon’s also had a perfect inspection last year.
Near-perfect inspections included Vinny’s All Day Cafe, Outback Steakhouse and La Ferme.
Our spreadsheet for this report is below:
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Recent Home Sales in Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Mission Bay, Loggers Run and Palma Vista

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

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

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

21473 Halstead Drive sold for $575,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It’s a similar model to the $700K house above, but the location is not as good. It has no waterfront, is not on a cul de sac, and its backyard faces Boca Falls Drive through a hedge.
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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.

Mystery in Mission Bay

A reader update on this story:

I heard from one of the neighbors that it started off as a drug bust. There were over eight sheriffs cars and blocked the street off from both ends. Then the guy got out of the house and the sheriffs chased him down outside the street. The whole thing went on for hour from 2 pm and they were still there at 9 pm. I saw them at 7.30pm.

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Readers contacted us yesterday about an incident in the Mission Bay neighborhood. There were several PBSO vehicles and it appeared that at least two people were arrested. We have no tips regarding the woman pictured above, but readers tell us the man in the pictures is James “Jimmy” Leclerc.
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We have been unable to confirm that Mr. Leclerc is involved, nor what the incident was about. Readers told us that it was a drug bust and/or that there was some kind of gun involved. We contacted the Sheriff and have gotten no answers. No arrests matching this incident have shown up in the blotter. Nor do we see any new cases in Broward or in federal court.

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James Leclerc

Mr. Leclerc does have a substantial history in the courts, including a fairly recent three year state prison sentence related to several charges including felony battery incidents in 2011 and 2013. He was released in January of this year. The address listed for him in that record doesn’t exist but it’s on La Salina Circle where this incident occurred.
Map showing Diego and Glades, and La Salinas Circle in Mission Bay; map data by Google
Map showing Diego and Glades, and La Salinas Circle in Mission Bay; map data by Google

Mr. Leclerc does have a recent case in Broward, arrested last week for a felony driving with a suspended license – habitual. Despite having just been released from prison only a few months earlier he was released after that arrest on only $750 bond. Keep in mind that he may still be on probation in Broward.
At around the same time there was an accident reported to us nearby on Glades at Diego. The pictures we got were blurry.
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When we asked PBSO about that they described it as a hit-and-run that was under investigation. It’s unclear if this is related to the incident on La Salinas Circle.
If any of our readers have more information about this incident, please let us know. You can comment on this article, our Facebook page, or e-mail warren@westbocanews.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Bomb Squad Called to Mission Bay Plaza: Video and Photos

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Around 10 am today we were tipped off to a situation at Mission Bay Plaza. Readers and friends told us that there was a heavy police presence along with fire trucks. We headed over and took both pictures and video.
The main part of the story is a “suspicious package” that was found in the parking area between TD Bank and Bank of America. You can see a wide version of the scene in our photo at top. It took some time but eventually the Sheriff’s “EOD” team (Explosive Ordnance Disposal or bomb squad) determined that the package was safe to handle. In the sequence of photos below you can see an armored bomb squad member approach it, pick it up, and then start bringing it to their truck along with another team member who is even more heavily armored. PBSO tells us this was not the package in question, but watching it on scene we don’t see what else it could have been.
Another reader agrees with PBSO though:

There was something else made up of an umbrella, some sort of plastic container with a water bottle and some coins.

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There was a lot of police and fire rescue activity around the plaza. A large section of the parking lot and the area around the two banks were evacuated and blocked off by police tape.
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The bomb squad truck was in operation near Bank of America.
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After the package was secured, the heavily armored bomb squad team member got some help getting the helmet off.
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The suspicious package itself just looks like a tool kit:
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We asked PBSO for comment:

We received a call from Bank of America, located on Glades Road and 441, of a suspicious package. Deputies arrived evacuated both Bank of America and TD Bank then contained the area until Bomb and Arson arrived. Bomb and Arson arrived checked out the package and determined that there was no threat. Both banks were opened to continue business as usual.

We shot some video at the scene. Here’s our initial report:

Here's our initial report from the scene at Mission Bay this morning. Our full report is coming soon.

Posted by West Boca News on Thursday, April 30, 2015

And here’s our final video:

Our final video on the Mission Bay Bomb Squad incident. We will also do an article. Pictures at the end of the video.

Posted by West Boca News on Thursday, April 30, 2015