Readers reported police activity in the parking lot of the Loggers Run Publix tonight. An abandoned suitcase triggered concerns and a deputy investigated.
The good news is that it turned out to just be someone’s garbage, left in a less than ideal location.
We’ve heard from a few readers who appreciate PBSO looking into it.
And thanks to multiple readers for the tips and photos.
We try to do monthly real estate updates for each of the five zip codes in West Boca. We’ve fallen a bit behind so here’s a month and a half from 33428.
Four Houses in Boca Falls
21624 Marigot Drive sold for $603,000 on April 22nd. With 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in 3100 square feet, it seems like a high price. It may have benefited from a cul-de-sac location in the Crystal Pointe subdivision. On the other hand its backyard faces Riverview Drive which probably means increased road noise. The house was bought new in 1997 for $322K.
A large home in Emerald Isles, 12895 Hyland Circle sold for $560K on May 15th. It has 3300 square feet, 5 beds and 3 1/2 baths, a lake view and is very close to Waters Edge Elementary.
Mystic Bay’s 21405 Shannon Ridge is another 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath house, though with slightly less square footage. It sold for $585K on May 9th.
We’re pleased to see that even the “low end” in Boca Falls is selling for over $500K. This 2500 square foot, 4 bedroom house in Mystic Cove sold for $503K on April 4th. The location is great for those who want to walk to the clubhouse area, with its popular tennis courts, fitness room and resort-style pool. From the appraiser’s records it looks like the house was bank-owned for a few months, and had sold near the market’s peak for $694K back in 2005.
Three Houses in Loggers Run
A short sale in Winding Lakes, 21142 Castlewood sold for $502,500 on April 11th. This is a big house with nearly 5000 square feet, five bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Records indicate the home was purchased in 2000 for $452K and the owner passed away in 2011, leaving this as a sale by his estate.
In the Winding Lakes II subdivision, 11895 Sandlake Drive sold for $420K on April 10th. Oddly it also had the address 11897 Sandlake Drive and the appraiser has the transaction occurring in March. The house originally sold 30 years ago for $202K.
On the southern end of Loggers Run (south of Palmetto off Judge Winikoff), 22396 Waterside sold for $490K on May 21st. It has 4 beds and 2 1/2 baths, and is a short walk to Publix and the middle school.
Four houses sold in Boca Winds recently, all of which have four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths and are between 2200 and 2500 square feet.
The highest price sale in Boca Winds was for 22212 Collington, which went for $417,500 on April 9th. It has a pool, a lake view, and is a short walk from the clubhouse.
Next on the list for Boca Winds is 22111 Altona, which sold for an even $400K on May 5th. It’s similar with a pool and lake view, and it is also close to the western edge with the Loxahatchee wildlife refuge just over the trees.
Two others in Boca Winds were 22608 Blue Fin Trail, selling for $350K on May 1st, and 12681 Tucano Circle for $353K on April 23rd.
We saw three homes of note in Lexington Estates.
With 3 beds and 2.5 baths in 3000 square feet, 10269 Lexington Estates sold for $435K on April 24th. The House has a pool inside its lania and a long lake view.
22165 Braddock sold April 15th for $417,000. It has 4 beds and 3 bathrooms in 2500 square feet, with a wide lake view and an open pool on a back corner of the house.
Also, 22272 Holcomb sold on May 9th for $325,500. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and less than 1900 square feet on a tight lot with no particular view.
We saw a few sales in other neighborhoods.
In Avalon, 9671 Parkview has five bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in just under 3000 square feet. It sold April 9th for $550K. The gated community is north of Palmetto just east of the Lowe’s plaza.
Nearby on the south side of Palmetto is the Vineyard neighborhood. 9792 Vineyard sold May 2nd for $376K. It has four bedrooms and three baths in over 2600 square feet.
One of the larger homes in this report, 9808 Palma Vista is in the Estates of Palma Vista. Another gated community on the east side of 441, it’s north of the medical center and borders the Jewish Federation campus to its east. The house has 6 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, and sold for $495K on April 22nd. The last transaction was in 2005 for $685K.
Last in our report is 10157 Serene Meadow Dr N. It’s in Meadow Lakes on the west side of 441 near the county line. The house has 4 beds and 2.5 baths, and sold for $340K on May 5th. The backyard has a view of the Boca Entrada apartments.
Loggers’ Run Plaza lost a tenant in the last few days. We reviewed Marcus’s Kosher Chinese in September of 2012. While we liked it, we didn’t get there very often.
Apparently not that many other people went there either because it now appears to be closed.
The Spring Concert for West Boca High School’s award winning Vanguard Band will take place Thursday May 15th, 7 PM in the school theater (Glades Road west of South County Regional Park).
All are invited to hear the only high school band program in Palm Beach County to send two bands to the Florida Bandmasters Association State Band Assessment this year!
For this year’s Spring Concert, the bands of West Boca will be joined on stage by students from the Loggers’ Run Middle School Band program for a special performance of a medley of songs from the Disney film Frozen.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children at the door. Come out and support our local band students!