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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime Victim Details Emerge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guns Drawn on False Alarm in Logger's Run

Vistawood Way in Timberwalk, Logger's Run; Image from Google
Vistawood Way in Timberwalk, Logger’s Run; Image from Google

We heard from many readers this morning about an incident in the Logger’s Run community. People saw 10 or more PBSO cars, deputies with rifles and guns drawn, and a helicopter flying overhead.

Police operation happening now inside the Timberwalk Association, Loggers Run. Lots of police cars, chopper and police with guns drawn behind trees.

What is going on at Ponderosa & Winikoff? Riot police – 10 cars w automatic weapons drawn!

We contacted PBSO and received an official response:

Deputies were dispatched to a call of shots fired. When they arrived, we checked the area and all we found was some pounding noise coming from a house nearby. This was not a false 911 call per se, whoever called it in perceived they heard a shooting. It’s considered unfounded.

The incident apparently began sometime before 8 am and heated up as kids were being dropped off at Logger’s Run Middle School. The location of the incident was in the Timberwalk townhomes south of Palmetto Park Road near the southern intersection of Ponderosa and Judge Winikoff:

Other readers reported that the middle school went into lockdown and kids were scared:

My daughter was locked in the cafeteria and was scared out of her mind. She stated in her text to me that many of the kids were very nervous and huddling with their friends.

The initial report sounded very serious:

•••WEST BOCA••• BARRICADED SUSPECT — Ponderosa Dr @ Judge Winikoff Rd (Loggers Run) — Multiple PBSO units are at the scene of a male suspect possibly barricaded inside a house, wanted for questioning, reported fired shots up in the air and ran

After further investigation there was a follow-up report:

UPDATE: PBSO made entry, suspect not in the house, appears to have fled on foot unknown direction, Further investigation revealed there was no shooting or shot, the subject was just banging on a car with a hammer, units are clearing the scene now, no danger or threat any longer

Another source – a neighbor – tells us that this was a possible domestic dispute where a man was banging on a car with a hammer and a woman got angry about it and called 911 falsely indicating shots had been fired. The banging on the car part of the story appears to be accurate though the details of who the caller was and why they made the call are disputed by PBSO and another of our sources.

Media Coverage of Loggers' Run Fire

Various regional media covered the fire in the Loggers’ Run townhouse community Timberwalk. Below is video from WPTV.

The story was also covered by WPEC more comprehensively:

This occurred on the 11600 block of Timbers Way, south of Palmetto Park Road along Judge Winikoff just west of where it meets Ponderosa.

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Reader Photos – Lightning

Readers sent us some great photos and video of this evening’s lightning storm. First, here’s a reader video of the blimp we actually saw ourselves.

And here are some photos, first from a 13-year-old in Timberwalk:
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And some more:
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And last but not least, a nice sunrise shot from Mr. O’Keefe:
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