Gas Prices: Hidden Secret?

A reader reports to us this morning that there’s a new gas station in West Boca that’s offering better prices:

Just FYI the gas station at Kimberly and Hampton is 2.59. It’s a hidden secret. The new sign wasn’t working I will get a better photo later. It’s also Marathon now. 20 cents cheaper then Chevron.

We have had a tool on our website, through MapQuest, that shows gas prices in West Boca. And there is also an app called Gas Buddy that shows gas prices to users on mobile devices.
We checked out what we could find both on our page and through Gas Buddy, which seems to be more popular and updated more frequently by users. From what we could see the “new” gas station is not a particularly good deal. Gas Buddy shows that station’s price as higher than what our reader reported, and the nearby Chevron as less expensive. But of course those apps can be inaccurate. If you want to save even more money on your fuel then check out this Murphy USA survey that could let you win free gas if you win. That’ll help you a lot if the gas prices continue to rise.
We’ve always felt that the Cumberland Farms at Sandalfoot and 441 has the best prices in West Boca, and it looks like that’s still true. We hear complaints all the time about bums or troublemakers hanging around that gas station but we’ve never noticed any issues.

Recent Home Sales in 33496 With Warren Redlich

West Boca News founder Warren Redlich is now a real estate agent, and he reports on homes sold since December 2014 in zip code 33496. Warren is a licensed sales associate working with the Signature International Real Estate brokerage.
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.

Early January saw the sale of 7699 Fenwick Place in St. Andrews Country Club for just over $2.1 million. The house has 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths in nearly 8000 square feet under air. The golf course view includes the tee area of one hole with a green a bit further away. That position means relatively few mishits will end up in this backyard.
The previous owner bought the lot in 2005 for $750K and then built the house in 2009. Showing the quirks of high-end real estate, Zillow estimates the house value at over $4.2 million and the county appraiser has it at 2.9 million. We suspected this was something other than an arms-length transaction but can’t find any obvious connection between the seller (a New Jersey oral surgeon) and the buyer (family trust of a local executive).

The ranch home at 4184 Briarcliff Circle sold on December 18th for $802,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in a bit over 3000 sq. feet of living space. Located in Woodfield Country Club, it has a pool and lake views. It was built in 1997.
This is a substantial price increase from the 2013 purchase for just under $700K and a promising sign for sellers in the sub-million dollar range.
Also in Woodfield, 6577 Landings Court sold for $1.08M on January 5th. It has 4 beds, 4 full and 2 half baths in over 4000 square feet and a cul de sac location with a golf course view.
Just outside Woodfield, 5853 Hamilton Way in The Hamptons sold for $860K in late January. It has four bedrooms and three baths in under 3000 square feet. The price might be explained by its proximity to the highly rated Omni Middle and Spanish River High, as well as convenient shopping.

This pleasant house at 6421 NW 31st Terrace sold for $959,000. Located on lakefront in The Seasons (southwest of Clint Moore and Jog Road), it has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. Previously sold in 1992 for $450,000 it has 3,617 sq. feet of living space and a 2 car garage. The designer kitchen has custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances.


5047 Suffolk Dr, located in the Polo Club, sold for $582,5000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 full bathrooms. Built in 1989 for $412,000, it has 2,905 sq. feet of living space. The property has an in ground pool and a sprinkler system.

9397 Grand Estates Way in The Oaks sold on December 8th for $1.224 million. The house has 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 5,940 sq. feet of living space. This is a substantial price drop from its original purchase price of $1.875 million in 2008. Features include a circular drive, 3 car garage and gourmet kitchen. In addition, it has a heated pool and spa, summer kitchen and guest house.
Also in The Oaks, 17736 Vecino Way sold for $960K on December 10th. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths in just under 4000 square feet, and sits on a corner lot.

Another house in The Seasons sold for $878,000 on December 1st. 6485 NW 32nd Way has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths along with a guest house that has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. It has 3210 sq. feet of living space and was built in 1994. The upgraded kitchen has custom cabinets and state of the art appliances. This lakefront home has an in ground pool with screened in patios.


Two pricey homes sold in Fieldbrook Estates in December. At nearly $2.8 million, 17837 Fieldbrook Circle has 6 beds, 7 full and 2 half baths, in over 8000 square feet. The appraiser shows this transaction as taking place in October but puts the sale on December 5th. The previous owner acquired the lot in 1999 for $800K and built the house in 2001.
The smaller 17735 Fieldbrook Circle, just a few doors down, sold for $1.425 million with 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and over 4000 square feet. The appraiser has this sale in November and the house over 5000 square feet. The sale price is up from a 2010 transaction for under $1.2M, which appears to have followed a foreclosure.