Recent Home Sales in St. Andrews, Newport Bay, Polo Club and Seasons

Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons.
St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.

7948 Yorkshire Court; Image by Google.
7948 Yorkshire Court; Image by Google.

The ranch home at 7948 Yorkshire Court sold for $625,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4260 sq. ft. of living space. Located on a private cul de sac, it has a 3 car garage and new roof. The large family room is open to the kitchen and french doors that lead to the pool deck. The master bedroom has water and golf views. The backyard is located on the lake and has an in ground pool with a spa. Built in 1983, it was previously sold for $630,000 in 2004.
7625 Fenwick Place; image by Google
7625 Fenwick Place; image by Google

The beautiful home at 7625 Fenwick Place sold for $1.1 million. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4266 sq. ft. of living space. This lakefront home on the fairway is a ranch with soaring ceilings. The kitchen has custom cabinets and a double wall oven. A unique feature of the home is a wood-paneled library with shelves to the ceiling. There is an enormous master bedroom suite with 3 closets and 2 baths. The backyard has an in ground pool with lush landscaping and views of the lake. Built in 1997, it was sold in 1999 for $975,000.
Newport Bay Club is a gated community located on Jog Road north of Clint Moore. Amenities include a Sports Complex with lighted tennis courts, pro shop, fitness center and more. There is also an olympic size swimming pool. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
6713 Portside Drive; image by Google
6713 Portside Drive; image by Google

This contemporary home at 6713 Portside Drive sold for $580,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2590 sq. ft. of living space. The open floor plan includes 12 foot ceilings, and an extra large living room. The kitchen has updated cabinets, stainless steel appliances and views of the lake and fountain. The screened in patio has an in ground heated pool and cabana bath. It was built in 1994 for $264,000 and previously purchased for $425,000 in 2011.
17157 Newport Club Drive; image by Google
17157 Newport Club Drive; image by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 17157 Newport Club Drive sold for $595,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2807 sq. ft. of living space. The kitchen has been recently renovated to include new cabinets, quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms have been remodeled and the new floors are large porcelain tile. The master bedroom is located on the ground floor. A special feature is the large loft upstairs. The backyard has views of the lake and gardens. Built in 1989 for $260,500 is was sold to Milu Properties LLC for $130,000 in 2015.
The Polo Club is a gated community and exclusive country club. Owners must purchase an equity interest in the club. The club features 2 championship golf courses, a new 145,000 square foot clubhouse, 29 tennis courts, spa and community pool. There are also multiple dining options, a fitness center and playground. The Polo Club is located on Military Trail north of Clint Moore.
17875 Deauville Lane; image by Google
17875 Deauville Lane; image by Google

The lovely courtyard home at 17875 Deauville Lane sold for $905,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 6172 sq. ft. of living space. This estate home is located on a double lot and offers an expansive courtyard between the main house and guest house. The home has marble floors and high ceilings. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven. The home boasts 4 garage spaces. The in ground pool and spa have views of the lake. Built in 1989, it was last sold for $900,000 in 2015.
The Seasons community is located on the west side of Jog Road between Yamato and Clint Moore Road, just north of Omni Middle School. The gated community has a large clubhouse, exercise room, basketball, tennis and a pool. Students in Seasons go to Calusa Elementary, Omni Middle and Spanish River High.
6098 NW 31st Way; image by Google
6098 NW 31st Way; image by Google

The one story courtyard home at 6098 NW 31st Way sold for $695,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 2922 sq. ft. of living space. The kitchen has custom wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops open to the family room. The living room has two large sliders leading out to the courtyard. The large pool deck has an in ground pool and a separate guest house with a full bathroom.  Built in 1992, it was sold in 2008 for $800,000 and in 2000 for $478,000.
6527 NW 31st Terrace; image by Google
6527 NW 31st Terrace; image by Google

The spectacular courtyard home at 6527 NW 31st Terrace sold for $860,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3247 sq. ft. of living space. Located on a cul de sac, it has views of the lake from the living room and dining room. The renovated kitchen has granite counter tops with a center island, stainless steel appliances and two sinks. The bathrooms have all been updated. The outdoor entertaining area includes a covered patio, heated pool and spa and summer kitchen. There is also a separate guest house with a bedroom and full bathroom. Built in 1992, it was last purchased for $667,500 in 2003.

Homes Sold in Long Lake Estates, The Oaks and St. Andrews Country Club

The biggest real estate moment this week in West Boca was a crane falling over on a house in Long Lake Estates. But beyond that:
Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons. Numerous homes sold in the past couple months.
Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 8.59.50 AMLong Lake Estates is a prestigious community in Boca Raton with 117 estate homes. The private gated community offers 1+ acre homesites and custom homes. Many have lake views. The homes are on winding tree-lined streets among park areas. Students are zoned for Whispering Pines Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. The community is located on Clint Moore Road west of the turnpike.

18450 Long Lake Drive; image and map data by Google. Seller is Granofsky.
18450 Long Lake Drive; image and map data by Google. Seller is Granofsky.

The exquisite mansion at 18450 Long Lake Drive sold for $2.3 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 7.2 bathrooms in 7000 sq. feet of living space. The home is located on over 1+acres. There is a paved entrance and a side-entry four bay garage. There is a grand two-story foyer leading to a window-walled living room. There are fine finishes throughout the home including detailed moldings, furniture-grade built-ins and marble floors. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, a walk-in pantry and sub zero refrigerator. The master suite and guest room are on the main level. Four bedroom suites and a game/media room are upstairs. The outdoor space includes a summer kitchen and free-form pool on a garden patio. This mansion was a custom build by award-winning Charise Watt in 2005 for $990,000.
The large estate home at 8419 Twin Lake Drive sold for $1.3 million. The home has 8 bedrooms and 7.1 bathrooms in 8419 sq. feet of living space. A large paved drive leads to a 5 car garage. The home has an open floor plan and is one floor. It is located on the lake and has an in ground pool. The master bedroom is on the ground level. The seller acquired the property through foreclosure and it needs some TLC. It was built in 1994 for $480,000.
18250 Long Lake Drive sold for $2.1 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths in over 6000 square feet of space and more than an acre of land.
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The Oaks is a gated family community with a large clubhouse and pool, 12 court tennis center and luxurious spa. Students go to Sunrise Park Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. Bordering Clint Moore Road, 441 and Lyons Road, it is close to shopping and dining.
9107 Redonda; image and map data by Google
9107 Redonda; image and map data by Google

The elegant custom estate at 9107 Redonda Drive sold for $1.8 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 8.2 bathrooms in 6791 square feet. The estate was professionally decorated by one of New York’s top designers. The master bedroom is located on the first floor. The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets with a very large island, and double ovens. A unique feature is a climate controlled wine room.
The outside features a resort style pool and spa, covered lanai with summer kitchen and a lake view. It was originally purchased in 2009 for $1.839 million.


Next up, sold by our brokerage:
lakeazurehomeThe contemporary home at 17979 Lake Azure Way sold for $861,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 4525 sq. feet of living space. This 2 story estate home has a spectacular lake view, private pool and covered patio.
poolThe brand new kitchen has quartz counters and stainless steel appliances.
kitchenThe foyer features a curved staircase with iron spindles. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has great views of the lake. Built and purchased for $1.2 million in 2006, it was purchased by a bank for $507,100 in 2013.
Other sales in The Oaks include:
$890K – 17878 Monte Vista Drive; 6 bedrooms, 5.2 baths, 5500 square feet
$1.3M – 17888 Key Vista Way; 5 bedrooms, 6.2 baths, 5400 square feet
$1.4M – 17904 Key Vista Way; 5 beds, 5.1 baths, nearly 6200 square feet
$950K – 17810 Lake Azure Way; 5 beds, 4.2 baths, 4500 square feet
$1.4M – 17799 Cadena Drive; 6 beds, 6.2 baths, 6200 square feet
$1.2M – 9261 Este Lago Drive; 6 beds, 7.2 baths, 6400 square feet
$1.3M – 17893 Key Vista Way; 6 bed, 5.2 bath, nearly 6000 square feet
$1.3M – 9471 Bridgebrook Drive; 5 bed, 5.1 bath, nearly 6000 square feet
$1M – 17846 Monte Vista Drive; 5 beds, 4.2 baths, 4700 square feet
St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.
7415 Fenwick Place; Image and map data by Google
7415 Fenwick Place; Image and map data by Google

The contemporary new construction estate on just under half an acre at 7415 Fenwick Place sold for over $2.9 million. It was completed in late summer 2015. Located on the lake, it has 6 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 7342 sq. feet of living space. The estate home features a gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining rooms and a large family room, breakfast area and office. There is marble flooring throughout the 2 story home. The master bedroom is on the ground level. The backyard has an in ground pool. There are 4 garage spaces.
7020 Lions Head; image and map data by Google.
7020 Lions Head; image and map data by Google.

The Mediterranean style home at 7020 Lions Head sold for $1.1 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 7.3 bathrooms in 6293 sq. feet of living space. This courtyard home has glazed Spanish tile flooring throughout and an elevator. In the entry, there are custom hand carved doors and cast stone columns. The living room features a wood burning fireplace with extensive us of stained glass. The courtyard boasts a lap pool, covered patio area with entertainment bar and hot tub. The kitchen has granite counters, natural hardwood cabinets and a double oven. The home was built in 1993 for $894,000.
Other sales in St. Andrews:
$775K – 17938 Lake Estates Drive; 4 beds, 5.1 baths, 4400 square feet
$1.1M – 7360 Ballantrae; 5 beds, 5.1 baths, 5400 square feet
$1.5M – 7162 Ayrshire Lane; 4 beds, 4.1 baths, 4500 square feet
$2.4M – 17361 Allenbury Court; 5 beds, 6.2 baths, nearly 7100 square feet
$850K – 7686 Stonehaven Lane; 4 beds, 5.2 baths, 5300 square feet
$1.2M – 7060 Lions Head Lane; 5 bed, 6.1 bath, 5300 square feet
$2.15M – 17828 Scarsdale Way; 7 beds, 6.1 baths, over 8600 square feet
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Other sales of note:
Broken Sound – Tanglewood
$1.2M – 6010 NW 23rd Terrace; 5 beds, 5.1 baths, 4600 square feet
$1.2M – 6055 NW 23rd Terrace; 4 beds, 4.1 baths, 4900 square feet
$577K – 6252 NW 21st Court; 3 beds, 4 baths, 2900 square feet
$615K – 2123 NW 62nd Drive; 3 beds, 4 baths, 2800 square feet
Polo Club
$1M – 17834 Deauville Lane; 3 beds, 4.1 baths, 4400 square feet
$1.1M – 17290 Coral Cove Way; 4 beds, 4 baths, 4200 square feet
$825K – 5077 Suffolk Drive; 3 beds, 3.1 baths, 2900 square feet
Seasons
$725K – 6532 NW 32nd Terrace; 4 beds, 4 baths, 3000 square feet
$820K – 6539 NW 33rd Ave.; 4 beds, 3.1 baths, 3300 square feet
Woodfield Country Club
$912K – 6524 Somerset Circle; 4 beds, 3 baths, 3600 square feet
$651K – 6359 Avalon Pointe Court; 4 beds, 4 baths, 4300 square feet
$1.2M – 3998 NW 52nd Place; 7 beds, 7.1 baths, 5100 square feet
$715K – 3129 Westminster Drive; 4 beds, 4 baths, 3300 square feet
Fieldbrook
$1M – 17625 Fieldbrook Circle E; 4 beds, 3.1 baths, 3600 square feet
$1.2M – 17595 Fieldbrook Circle E; 4 beds, 3 baths, 4200 square feet
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Million Dollar Homes Sold

Zip code 33496; image and map data by Google
Zip code 33496; image and map data by Google

Several million dollar homes sold recently in the 33496 zip code. The zip code runs north from Yamato to the Delray line, and east from 441 to Military Trail. It is home to the most expensive real estate in West Boca.
18450 Long Lake Drive; image and map data by Google
18450 Long Lake Drive in Long Lake Estates; image and map data by Google

The beautiful estate home at 18450 Long Lake Drive in Long Lake Estates sold for $2.3 million. Long Lake Estates attained some national fame when Mitt Romney made his 47% remark at an event there.
The house has 6 bedrooms and 7.2 bathrooms in 7,000 sq. feet of living space. This stunning home has an impressive driveway and entrance along with a side entry 4 bay.  Custom built in 2005 by award-winning Charise Watt and noted architect Randall Stofft, it sits on over 1 acre of private grounds.
The seller appears to be Richard Granofsky, a New York City litigator. He purchased the lot in 2003.
The interior is connected to the expansive outdoor entertaining space with a summer kitchen and free form pool. The interior of the home has detailed moldings, marble floors and furniture like built=ins. The window-walled living room has a hand-painted ceiling. The formal dining room is adjacent to a wine room and gourmet kitchen with granite counters, walk in pantry and sub-zero refrigerator and freezer. The ground level master suite has 2 walk in closets and 2 separate marble bathrooms. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms suites plus a game/media room opening to a balcony above the pool.
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The contemporary home at 2705 NW 71st Boulevard in Royal Palm Polo sold for $2.2 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 5984 sq. feet of living space. Newly built, the home boasts a magnificent 2 story foyer with wood spiral staircase. There is a custom wine room off the formal dining room. The expansive gourmet kitchen has a large center island, butler’s pantry and wolf/sub zero appliances.
The upstairs has a large game room and separate media room. The beautifully landscaped yard has a private pool and separate spa. There is also an outdoor kitchen and bbq pit. In addition, there are 2 separate 2 car garages.
9067 Redonda Drive; image and map data from Palm Beach County Appraiser
9067 Redonda Drive in The Oaks; image and map data from Palm Beach County Appraiser

Four homes in The Oaks sold for over $1 million. The British colonial home at 9067 Redonda Drive sold for $1.550 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 6670 sq. feet of living space situated on a corner lot. Built in 2014, it has a beautiful pool with lush landscaping. The first floor has a guest suite with a private bath, game room, media room and home office. A dramatic spiral staircase leads to the master bedroom with his and her private baths and a covered balcony.
The house is on a corner lot on the east side of The Oaks, where newer homes are still being built by the developer.
Other high-end sales in The Oaks include:

  • $1.38M – 17613 Middle Lake Drive, with 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths
  • $1.175M – 9261 Este Lago Drive, with 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths
  • $1.05M – 17583 Middle Lake Drive, with 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 2 half baths

7162 Ayrshire Lane; image and map data by Google
7162 Ayrshire Lane in St. Andrews; image and map data by Google

Three homes in St. Andrews Country Club sold for over $1 million. The large ranch at 7162 Ayrshire Lane sold for $1.5 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4551 sq. feet of living space. Built in 1988, it has an expansive fairway view. Its original purchase price was $758,800.
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Other million dollar sales include:
6549 NW 38th Court; image and map data by Google
6549 NW 38th Court in Woodfield; image and map data by Google

  • 6549 NW 38th Court in Woodfield Country Club sold for $1.357 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 4861 sq. feet of living space.
  • 5221 Deauville Circle in Polo Club sold for $1.2 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 3772 sq. feet of living space.
  • 3998 NW 52nd Place in Devon Place sold for $1.2 million. It has 7 bedrooms and 7.1 bathrooms in 5143 sq. feet of living space.
  • 6010 NW 23rd Terrace in Tanglewood sold for $1.2 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 4639 sq. feet of living space.
  • 17595 Fieldbrook Circle E sold for $1.150 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 4200 sq. feet of living space.

Recent Home Sales in The Oaks, Polo Club, Woodfield and St. Andrews

Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons.
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The Oaks is a gated family community with a large clubhouse and pool, 12 court tennis center and luxurious spa. Students go to Sunrise Park Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. Bordering Clint Moore Road between 441 and Lyons Road, it is close to shopping and dining.

17961 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google
17961 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean style home on a corner lot at 17961 Villa Club Way sold for $895,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4146 sq feet of living space. The large kitchen is open to the family room and has a wall oven and extra big island. The master bedrooms is on the first floor and overlooks the backyard. Situated on almost 1/3 acre, there are views of the lake, a screened in patio and an oversized pool. The home was built in 2005 for $933,881.
17808 Key Vista Way sold for $920,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4679 sq. feet of living space.
17802 Lake Azure Way sold for $810,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4404 sq. feet of living space.
18019 Lake Azure Way sold for $750,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3390 sq. feet of living space.
17841 Villa Club Sold for $610,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3183 sq. feet of living space.
The Polo Club is a gated community and exclusive country club. Owners must purchase an equity interest in the club. The club features 2 championship golf courses, a new 145,000 square foot clubhouse, 29 tennis courts, spa and community pool. There are also multiple dining options, a fitness center and playground. The Polo Club is located on Military Trail north of Clint Moore.
The beautiful ranch home at 17111 Huntington Park Way sold for $835,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2805 sq. feet of living space. There is an open floor plan and tall ceilings. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space. The backyard boasts an in ground pool and spa overlooking the lake. There is also a screened in porch. The bathrooms have all been beautifully renovated. Built in 1988, it was last purchased in 2011 for $525,000.
5322 Ascot Bend sold for $680,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3557 sq. feet of living space.
17637 Ashbourne Lane C sold for $645,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2438 sq. feet of living space.
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St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.
17938 Lake Estates Drive; image and map data by Google
17938 Lake Estates Drive; image and map data by Google

The gorgeous home at 17938 Lake Estates Drive sold for $775,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 4456 sq. feet of living space. A long circular drive leads to a grand entrance. The kitchen opens to the family room and air-conditioned sun room. The master suite boasts his and hers bathrooms. A large pool and patio are situated on a private and lush backyard.  Built in 1994, the home was last purchased in 1997 for $875,000.
6972 Queenferry Circle sold for $504,900. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 4382 sq. feet of living space.
Other neighborhoods:
6520 NW 40th Court; image by Google
6520 NW 40th Court; image by Google

6520 NW 40th Court in Woodfield Country Club sold for $725,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3637 sq. feet of living space.
2386 NW 59th Street in Bermuda Run (Broken Sound) sold for $754,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 3791 sq. feet of living space.
6532 NW 32nd Terrace in Seasons sold for $725,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3045 sq. feet of living space.
5497 NW 23rd Avenue in Water Oak sold for $700,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 4864 sq. feet of living space.
3164 St. Annes Drive in Hamptons sold for $665,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2918 sq. feet of living space.
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5809 NW 25th Terrace in Bay Isle sold for $599,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 2811 sq. feet of living space.
6529 Somerset Circle in Somerset sold for $522,500. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3637 sq. feet of living space.

West Boca Congressional District Lines: Deutch and Frankel

Congress members Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel
Congress members Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled on challenges to congressional district lines. For statewide coverage you can read more in the Miami Herald. Meanwhile Sunshine State News reports that Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel will switch districts under the new plan.
As we read the Florida Supreme Court’s opinion, the district lines for West Boca (Districts 21 and 22) will follow the “CP-1 plan” (“Coalition Plaintiffs”):

The trial court found that CP-1 … was preferable with respect to Districts 21 and 22. … CP-1 creates a more tier-two compliant configuration of the two districts. … Compared to the Legislature’s proposal, Districts 21 and 22 in CP-1 are more visually compact. … CP-1 also keeps the cities of Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, and Lantana whole within District 21, and keeps Deerfield Beach whole within District 22, whereas those municipalities are split in the Legislature’s proposal.

We were able to combine district maps with Google Maps to create a clearer view of the lines locally. Here’s how it looks for West Boca (extending a bit into East Boca):

District line overlay with underlying image and map data from Google Maps
District line overlay with underlying image and map data from Google Maps

The area in green, mostly west of the Turnpike and north of the Boca-Delray line, is in District 21. The area in pink, east of the Turnpike and south of Delray, is in District 22. There is a small area in zip code 33496 where the line gets weird, splitting up both the St. Andrews Country Club and the Polo Club communities.
33496 district line overlay on image and map data from Google Maps.
33496 district line overlay on image and map data from Google Maps.

Most of St. Andrews will be in District 21 with a small and oddly shaped sliver on Clint Moore going to District 22. For Polo Club the northwest section goes to District 21. The east section goes to 22 except for another oddly shaped section on the Delray line that goes to 21.
Congressman Deutch, who lives in Boca Falls at the far west end of Glades Road – District 21 – plans to run for the seat in District 22. Florida does not require its representatives in Congress to live within their district, but many politicians in this situation choose to move into the district. We would not be surprised to see him move somewhere east of the Turnpike.
Below are additional images and documents for the new district lines.
District lines for Palm Beach and Broward
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PDF of the CP-1 district lines for all of southeast Florida. We did not review the Supreme Court decision for anything other than Districts 21 and 22, so we’re not sure if the rest of these apply.
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Recent Home Sales in St. Andrews Country Club, The Oaks and Polo Club

Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons.
St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.

6939 Queenferry Circle; Image and map data by Google
6939 Queenferry Circle; Image and map data by Google

The spectacular courtyard home at 6939 Queenferry Circle sold for $2.1 million dollars. The ranch home has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3770 sq. feet of living space. The large gourmet kitchen has a six burner gas Viking range, a double convection oven and Miele appliances. There are new impact glass sliders, rich brazilian cherry floors and traventine floors. A unique feature is the 12 ft wine connoisseur cabinetry. The patio and pool were recently renovated and include a summer kitchen and a guest house. There are water views from every major room. The home sits on a large lot between 1/4 to 1/2 acre and has views of the lake. Built in 1990, it was last purchased in 2013 for $706,500.
The Oaks is a gated family community with a large clubhouse and pool, 12 court tennis center and luxurious spa. Students go to Sunrise Park Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. Bordering Clint Moore Road, 441 and Lyons Road, it is close to shopping and dining.
17697 Middlebrook Way; image and map data by Google
17697 Middlebrook Way; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean home at 17697 Middlebrook Way sold for $1.075 million dollars. Located in the back of the development, it has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in over 5500 square feet of living space. The large kitchen has a 6 burner gas cooktop, a double oven, subzero appliances, a large walk-in pantry and beautiful custom cabinetry. The family room has an entertainment center and overlooks the private backyard. The living room has a lavish gas fireplace. All the bathrooms are upgraded and in excellent condition. The backyard has a large covered deck, an outdoor kitchen and a heated in-ground pool with a spa. It was originally purchased in 2005 for $1.105 million dollars.
17792 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google
17792 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google

The ranch home at 17792 Villa Club Way sold for $775,000, at the low end of prices in The Oaks. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3474 sq. feet of living space. The home features a gourmet kitchen open to the family room. There is an open floor plan and coffered ceilings throughout the home. The home has a private lakefront setting with a pool and lanai. Built in 2004, it was purchased for $750,000 in 2013.
The Polo Club is a gated community and exclusive country club. Owners must purchase an equity interest in the club. The club features 2 championship golf courses, a new 145,000 square foot clubhouse, 29 tennis courts, spa and community pool. There are also multiple dining options, a fitness center and playground. The Polo Club is located on Military Trail north of Clint Moore.
5442 Ascot Bend; image by Google
5442 Ascot Bend; image by Google

The contemporary home at 5442 Ascot Bend sold for $625,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2913 sq. feet of living space. The master bedroom/bathroom has dual sinks. There is carpet and marble flooring throughout the 1 story home. The backyard has a large pool with a partial lake view. It was originally purchased in 1987 for $345,000.
Just a few doors down, 5419 Ascot Bend sold for $575,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3557 sq. feet of living space.
Broken Sound:
6187 NW 24th Terrace sold for $1.075 million dollars. It has 6 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 5722 sq. feet of living space.
2201 NW 57th Street sold for $920,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3631 sq. feet of living space.
5742 NW 24th Avenue 504 sold for $525,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2342 sq. feet of living space.
5826 NW 24th Terrace sold for $510,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2376 sq. feet of living space.
Woodfield Country Club:
4145 Briarcliff Circle sold for $650,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2585 sq. feet of living space.
6501 NW 39th Terrace sold for $610,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3545 sq. feet of living space.
Newport Bay Club:
6582 Newport Lake Circle sold for $545,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2883 sq. feet of living space.

Homes Sold in Broken Sound, Newport Bay and Woodfield Country Club: 33496

Neighborhoods in this report include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Broken Sound, The Polo Club, Boniellos Acres and Seasons.
Broken Sound is a large gated country club community located on Yamato Road.  There are 27 villages and 1600 homes within the community. Amenities include a golf course and putting green, tennis courts and basketballs courts. There is also a clubhouse, exercise room and large pool. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.

2164 NW 62nd Drive; image and map data by Google
2164 NW 62nd Drive; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 2164 NW 62nd Drive sold for $597,500, tightly packed together with similar homes. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 2828 sq. feet of living space. There is an open floor plan and the kitchen has granite counters and a cook island. The home has a private pool overlooking the lake and golf course. It was built in 1993 and previously sold in 2000 for $520,000.
Across the street 2169 NW 62nd Drive in Broken Sound sold for $565,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2890 sq. feet of living space.
2563 NW 63rd Street in Broken Sound sold for $1.080 million. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3242 sq. feet of living space.
2334 NW 60th Street in Broken Sound sold for $800,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 4051 sq. feet of living space.
5706 NW 23rd Terrace in Broken Sound sold for $925,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 4583 sq. feet of living space.
6195 NW 24 Terrace in Broken Sound sold for $1.220 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 7.1 bathrooms in 5116 sq. feet of living space.
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Newport Bay Club is a gated community located on Jog Road north of Clint Moore. Amenities include a Sports Complex with lighted tennis courts, pro shop, fitness center and more. There is also an olympic size swimming pool. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
The contemporary home at 6688 Portside Drive sold for $600,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3044 sq. feet of living space. The home has wood floors and the kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and white wood cabinets. The home’s pool overlooks the lake. Built in 1993, it was purchased in 2011 for $490,000.
Boniellos Acres is a secluded gated community with large lots and custom residences located on the west side of Jog Road just north of Clint Moore. Horses are permitted.  Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
17585 Boniello Road; image by Google
17585 Boniello Road; image by Google

The large ranch at 17585 Boniello Road sold for $975,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3625 sq. feet of living space. The home has a spacious open floor plan with a wall of french doors looking out onto the patio. The fenced in yard features an in ground pool with a waterfall. The kitchen has a big island and double wall ovens. The land was purchased for $110,000 in 1987 and the home was built in 1991.
17735 Boniello Drive sold for $860,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 5528 sq. feet of living space.
Woodfield Country Club
6566 NW 40th Ct sold for $750,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3637 sq. feet of living space.
6379 NW 40th Ct sold for $750,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3575 sq. feet of living space.
3217 Harrington Drive sold for $1.100 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 3897 sq. feet of living space.
3972 NW 52nd Street; image by Google
3972 NW 52nd Street; image by Google

3972 NW 52nd Street sold for $1.012 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms.
3290 Westminster Drive sold for $840,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 6.2 bathrooms in 4396 sq. feet of living space.
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Polo Club
5245 Suffolk Drive sold for $625,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2905 sq. feet of living space.
5197 Suffolk Drive sold for $713,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in 3818 sq. feet of living space.
St. Andrews Country Club
7223 Ballantrae Court sold for $525,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3445 sq. feet of living space.
7140 Queenferry Circle sold for $750,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 4295 sq. feet of living space.
Long Lake Estates
8422 Lookout Circle sold for $850,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 4120 sq. feet of living space.
18141 Daybreak Drive sold for $1.050 million.
Other Neighborhoods:
6188 NW 32nd Avenue in Seasons sold for $1.155 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms in 4261 sq. feet of living space.
17673 Middlebrook Way in The Oaks sold for $975,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 5440 sq. feet of living space.

12 Restaurant Inspections in Polo Club Shoppes

Wok Out (far right) in Polo Club Shoppes; image by Google
Wok Out (far right) in Polo Club Shoppes; image by Google

For our weekly inspection report we noticed something unusual. There were a lot of inspections in the Polo Club Shoppes plaza (Military Trail north of Clint Moore).
The worst of the bunch was Wok Out, a small Chinese take-out place on the north end of the plaza, next to Brendy’s. Wok Out had 20 violations with 3 marked high priority:

  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. … REACH IN COOLER… (Wok Line Cold Table) cooked chicken pieces 67° cooked shrimp 45° sliced bbq pork 45° raw pork sausage 46° raw shrimp 47° (Undercounter) bbq Shrimp 53° AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 50° … WALK IN COOLER … cooked ribs 46° cooked egg rolls 46° raw chicken pieces 47° raw shrimp 47° (cut fresh vegetables – greens, broccoli, onions, celery, green peppers – all 46°) AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 44° … COOK LINE PREP TABLE (To Left of cold Table) sprouts 68° broccoli florets 68° cut cabbage 68° – Being held at Room Temperature. **Warning**
  • Small plastic containers of white rice stored in the bulk cooked white rice being held for service in the rice cooker. See stop sale. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb or on fitting/splitter added to hose bibb. … On mop sink. **Warning**

In the world of restaurant inspections this really isn’t too bad. It’s a good sign for all restaurants that this was the worst number of the week. Wok Out had a follow-up the next day that was perfect. Their three previous inspections were all pretty good so we wouldn’t let this bother us if we were customers there.

DD Flats in Polo Club; image by Google
DD Flats in Polo Club; image by Google

Second worst in the plaza goes to DD Flats with 19 violations and also 3 high priority:

  • Employee handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands. … Dishmachine operator.
  • No proof of parasite destruction or aquaculture documentation for cold smoked salmon served raw or undercooked. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. **Reapeat Violation** **Repeat Violation**
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. In walk in cooler, raw shell eggs directly above in-use bottles of iced tea, cheeses, and breads. **Repeat Violation**

They’ve had both good and not-so-good inspections in the past. Most were good, but a year ago they had 17 violations including 4 high priority.
Other Polo Club Shoppes inspections were:
TooJay’s (12 violations)
La Luna and Manhattan Joe’s Pizzeria (9 violations each)
Brendy’s (7)
Subway (5 on 8/18, 3 on follow-up 8/20)
Bangkok Thai (4)
Josef’s Table (2)
Voodoo BBQ had one of the best inspections this week with just one violation involving a missing backflow protector on a mop sink. We’ll call that near perfect.
Delray Beach
The worst of Delray this week isn’t too bad, but Panda Gourmet had 12 violations. Ruven’s had 11, an improvement from the 34 they had back in our May report, but still not great.
On the bright side, Brooklyn Water Bagel in Delray (Military Trail) had a perfect inspection.
Rest of West Boca
Pei Wei on Beracasa got hit with 14 violations. With 6 high priority, a live roach and a stop-sale order this is the worst overall of the week, and certainly the funniest:

  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food, Cooked shrimp 64°, cut tomatoes 63°, cooked chicken 63°, wontons 60°, chicken salad rolls 63°, sushi rolls 65°, spring rolls 52°, won tons 63°. cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, reach in cooler on cookline, west side. Stop Sale Issued. Reach in cooler on east side of cookline-raw chicken 45°, raw beef 44°, raw shrimp 45°, cooked chicken 44°. Corrective Action taken, employee iced down. **Warning**
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler, raw chicken over raw beef, east side of reach in cooler. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler, raw chicken over raw pok in walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, 1 live roach under prep table in kitchen. Manager killed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. **Warning**
  • Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment, under booths in dining room where paper goods are stored. **Warning**

That’s one tough inspector.
There were good inspections for the Taco Bell in Sandalfoot Plaza (3 minor violations) and the Smokey Bones BBQ near Target (3 violations). China Wok in Sandalfoot had 8 violations.
East Boca

Tomasso's Pizza; image by Google
Tomasso’s Pizza; image by Google

The week’s winner was Tomasso’s Pizza with a perfect inspection. We’ve been there a few times and always liked it. It’s on the north side of Palmetto Park just east of I-95.
China One in the plaza behind had 12 violations. Taco Bell did well with three minor violations.
Broward
There were a few inspections south of the border. Most notable was a licensing inspection for the new VIP Grill in the plaza just west of BJ’s Wholesale Club.
Our spreadsheet for this week’s report is below:
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West Boca McMansions – Real Estate Trends and Analysis

Real estate trends in West Boca
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We’ve been looking at recent real estate trends in West Boca. We started with neighborhoods, discussing Boca Falls in one article and Boca Isles in another.
For this article we’re taking a different approach. We looked at large houses, over 6000 square feet, and we included southwest Delray Beach because the market is similar. These “McMansions” sales were clustered in a fairly small area as shown on the map below:

Data from FlexMLS.
Data from FlexMLS.

Transactions in this class consistently average over $2 million, and around $300 per square foot of living space. When starting to review this we separated houses into two groups – inside and outside a membership club. Some of the most common membership clubs in our data include St. Andrews Country Club, Mizner Country Club, Boca West, Polo Club, Addison Reserve and Woodfield Country Club. Top neighborhoods that do not require membership include Long Lake Estates, The Oaks, The Bridges, Azura, Stone Creek Ranch, and Le Lac.
We do not see a big difference in values between these two groups. At this end of the market country club memberships do not seem to have much impact on real estate prices. Either way the neighborhoods are exclusive.
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It’s also hard to identify clear trends because the individual homes tend to be more unique. At the low end some houses sold for as little as $1 million at $150/sq.ft. or less, while two houses went in the $600/sq.ft. area and the most expensive went for nearly $10M and over $900/sq.ft.
Still, here’s what we see:

  1. Large home sales increased dramatically in total numbers. There were 23 such transactions in the first half of 2014, 17 in the second half of 2014, and that rose to 35 transactions in the first half of 2015. There was a particularly big turnover of homes in St. Andrews.
  2. The total size of the market also increased, from $57M in the first half of 2014 to $76M in the first half of this year. In 2014 the value was driven by a few very high-end homes. In 2015 it’s the total volume that’s driving things.
  3. Average prices dropped. In both the first and second half of 2014 the average transaction was close to $2.5 million. In the first half of 2015 the average transaction was under $2.2 million. The average in 2014 was around $320/sq.ft. and that dropped to $290/sq.ft.

The biggest lesson we see in all of this is for sellers. If you have a large house there is a very wide spread in prices. This is driven by the features of the house and by finding the right buyer both for that house and for the community. The most patient sellers get more value by holding out for that buyer, but may wait a year, two years or even longer to get a sale done.
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Our spreadsheet for this analysis is below:
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Recent Home Sales in Woodfield, St. Andrews, Colony Point, Seasons, and Broken Sound

Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons.
Woodfield Country Club
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The gated community of Woodfield Country Club has a clubhouse, jogging and biking paths, a pool and tennis courts. It has been recognized as a 5 star Platinum Club of America since 2006. Owners must purchase membership equity in the club which features an 18 hole championship golf course and pro shop. Students go to Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
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The 2 story home at 5735 Harrington Way in Woodfield Country Club sold for $900,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 5275 sq. feet of living space. The chef’s kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances including a double oven and 2 microwaves. A unique feature are the purple cabinets in the master bedroom. The roof was replaced in 2007. The home has beautiful lake views. Built in 1988, it was purchased in 2004 for $600,000.
4120 Briarcliff Circle sold for $975,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3672 sq. feet of living space.
6501 Landings Court sold for $1.125 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4056 sq. feet of living space.
5600 Regency Circle sold for $675,00. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2592 sq. feet of living space.
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St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.

7242 Ayrshire; image and map data by Google.
7242 Ayrshire; image and map data by Google.

This stunning home at 7242 Ayrshire Lane in St. Andrews sold for $1.25 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 4997 sq. feet of living space. The ranch is on a premium waterfront lot  and has great golf views. The home has an open floor plan and interesting architectural details. The kitchen has a large island and two refrigerators. The home was built in 1988 and last purchased for $540,000 in 2011.
7132 Queenferry Circle sold for $815,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 4315 sq. feet of living space.
6861 Queenferry Circle sold for $835,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3952 sq. feet of living space.
17186 Courtland Lane sold for $935,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3678 sq. feet of living space.
17057 Northway Circle sold for $850,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4574 sq. feet of living space.
7726 Charney Lane sold for $822,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3844 sq. feet of living space.
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Colony Point is a small community located on the north side of Clint Moore, just west of Military Trail. It has sidewalks for walking and biking. Students here attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
This contemporary ranch home at 6601 NW 23rd Way in Colony Point sold for $610,000. It has 4 bathrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2704 sq feet of living space. The kitchen boasts new cabinets, quartz counter tops, marble floors and new stainless steel appliances.  The master bathroom has dual sinks, a separate shower and jacuzzi tub. All the bathrooms have been recently renovated. Located on a large lot, the large screened patio has garden views and a free form pool with a stunning waterfall. Built in 1990, this home was foreclosed on in 2014.
The Polo Club is a gated community and exclusive country club. Owners must purchase an equity interest in the club. The club features 2 championship golf courses, a new 145,000 square foot clubhouse, 29 tennis courts, spa and community pool. There are also multiple dining options, a fitness center and playground. The Polo Club is located on Military Trail north of Clint Moore.
The beautiful home at 17072 Huntington Park Way sold for $762,500. It has 3 bedrooms with a den and 3.1 bathrooms in 2772 sq. feet of living space. The kitchen and bathrooms were recently renovated.  New floors and a new roof were also added. Built in 1990, it was originally sold for $290,000.
The Seasons
3131 NW 60th sold for $800,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3469 sq. feet of living space.
6554 NW 31st Way sold for $790,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 3999 sq. feet of living space.
6248 NW 32nd Terrace sold for $860,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 3768 sq. feet of living space.
The Oaks
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17582 Middle Lake Drive sold for $985,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3670 sq. feet of living space.
17808 Villa Club Way solf for $992,500. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4448 sq. feet of living space.
17794 Lake Azure Way sold for $830,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4404 sq. feet of living space.
17994 Lake Azure Way sold for $750,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3390 sq. feet of living space.
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Broken Sound
2539 63rd Street sold for $600,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2834 sq. feet of living space.
6051 NW 24th Terrace sold for $765,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3035 sq. feet of living space.
6068 NW 24th Terrace sold for $690,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3066 sq. feet of living space.
5601 NW 23rd Avenue sold for $700,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3098 sq. feet of living space.
Millpond
3642 NW 24th Terrace sold for $615,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2651 sq. feet of living space.