Boca Isles, Boca Greens, Saturnia, Shores: 2020 Real Estate

The first half of 2020 shows wide variation based on neighborhoods. Homes in Saturnia, Boca Isles both sold well. Boca Greens continues to surge with more sales at higher prices. There was less activity in The Shores but pricing remains strong for sellers.

Saturnia

Saturnia homes sold well in 2019 and that continues in 2020 so far. Sixteen homes have closed this year, ahead of the 2019 pace. Prices are on par with last year or a bit higher.

Four homes sold for $700,000 or more with a top price of $790,000 for 19276 Natures View Court. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths in 3500 square feet. That matches the top price last year, also on the same street.

The same model at 19251 Creekshore sold for $780,000. Both have 3-car garages, private pools and water views.

Others in the 7s include:

  • 11827 Bayfield – 6 bedrooms, over 4700 square feet, $750,000
  • 19450 Saturnia Lakes – $700,000 for 5 bedrooms in 3500 square feet

The lowest price was $530,000 for 19477 Estuary, a 4-bedroom with 2700 square feet. That’s $35,000 over the low price in 2019.

A total of 7 houses sold under $600,000. Four of them were close in price between $530,000 and $545,000. Another group of four homes sold in a range from $620,000 to $635,000.

Median price was $621,000 and the average price was slightly higher at $629,000. All homes sold in Saturnia had at least 4 bedrooms and at least 3 full bathrooms. All but 3 of the homes had 3-car garages.

5 transactions are in some form of pending status. As elsewhere inventory is low. There are 4 homes listed at the moment with prices from $570,000 to $700,000.

On average homes took nearly 4 months to sell. 9 listings failed in the first half of the year, either expired or canceled.

Boca Isles

Boca Isles also saw increased volume in the first half of 2020 with 34 closed transactions. That’s more than half of the 53 deals in 2019.

Boca Isles North was busier with 20 homes sold, while Boca Isles South had 14 sales.

Both communities had fairly similar pricing. Boca Isles North deals averaged $566,000, a bit higher than the $564,000 in Boca Isles South. Pricing in Boca Isles North was also slightly higher on a dollars per square foot basis.

The biggest sale price was for 20130 Palm Island at $725,000 for a 5 bedroom with 3400 square feet, in Boca Isles South. Just a few doors down the slighty smaller 20160 Palm Island sold for $670,000.

The highest price in Boca Isles North was for 19239 Redberry, a 6-bedroom over 3400 square feet that sold for $710,000 after 7 months on the market. 19243 Bayleaf, a 5 bedroom under 3000 square feet, was next at $675,000.

For statistics geeks the median price in Boca Isles North was much higher at $582,000 vs $518,000 in Boca Isles South.

The lowest price was $413,000 for a 2100 square foot 3 bedroom at 19448 Preserve in Boca Isles North. The same model sold for $499,000 at 10856 Tea Olive.

20144 South Key Drive was the low price in Boca Isles South at $440,000 with 4 bedrooms and 2600 square feet. A large 5-bedroom went for $468,000 in a short sale at 20216 Ocean Key.

In both communities the average home took 2 1/2 months to sell. Inventory is low, particularly in Boca Isles North with only 3 homes listed ($530,000 – $745,000). There are 6 listings in Boca Isles South ($515,000 – $700,000).

Each neighborhood has 7 listings in some form of pending status. 6 listings failed in Boca Isles North and another 10 listings failed in Boca Isles South.

Boca Greens

Boca Greens entrance from US-441; image by Google.

Boca Greens homes have been rising in price for years and 2020 continues that trend. 21 homes sold in the first half of the year and prices jumped higher.

In 2019 four homes sold over $500,000 for the whole year. In the first six months of 2020 five homes have already sold over $500,000. Two homes sold for over $550,000, over last year’s top price under $540,000.

10370 Camelback was the big winner, selling for $565,000. It’s a 4-bedroom with 2500 square feet.

Just below that, 20202 Back Nine Drive sold for $555,000, a 3-bedroom home with 2500 square feet.

The low price was $290,000 for 19740 Back Nine Drive, an 1800 square foot 3-bedroom. The low in 2019 was $257,000.

The median price was $447,000 up from $429,000 last year. The average price was similar at $446,000.

While the average home took nearly four months to sell, that’s affected by two outliers which took over 500 days each. Leaving those two out, the average was closer to 2 months.

There are only 8 homes listed in Boca Greens ($430,000 to $650,000). 6 deals are pending and 6 listings failed.

The Shores

The Shores at Boca Raton saw only 7 transactions in the first half of the year, below the 2019 pace. 25 homes sold last year.

Prices continue to rise in The Shores. 11102 Blue Coral Drive broke the 700 ceiling at $715,000 with 5 bedrooms and 3400 square feet. Last year the top deal was $680,000 for a larger house.

11166 Sea Grass Circle was the low price at $392,000 for 3 bedrooms in 2100 square feet. This is substantially higher than the bottom two from 2019 ($330,000 and $375,000).

It’s a big jump up to the next deal at $490,000 for 11155 Sea Grass Circle (4 bedrooms, 2600 square feet). Last year several homes sold for less than that.

The media price so far in 2020 is $549,000.

Homes are selling fast, in less than 2 months. A couple listings failed, and 3 are pending.

4 homes are listed at the moment with prices from $525,000 to $570,000.

Saturnia – 2019 Real Estate Report

Sellers did much better in Saturnia in 2019. A total of 29 homes closed for the year. There are only eight homes left for sale at this writing, down from 20 in early July.

The highest price of the year was $790,000 for 19196 Natures View Court, a 5-bedroom. Five other homes sold above $750,000. Most of these top priced homes have around 4700 square feet. In 2018 the highest sale price was $735,000.

At the bottom, two homes on Skyridge Circle sold at $495,000, and $500,000. The latter, described in the listing as a fixer-upper, is a 5-bedroom with over 4000 square feet. This is also an improvement from 2018 when the lowest prices were $465,000 and $470,000.

The most interesting transaction was 19565 Havensway Court, which sold for $775,000 with just 3500 square feet. The house has been beautifully remodeled and sits on a cul de sac lot.

Two more homes sold over $700,000. 19492 Saturnia Lakes Drive went for $745,000 with 6 bedrooms in 4700 square feet. The smaller 19594 Saturnia Lakes Drive, selling for $725,000, has 5 bedrooms in 3600 square feet.

Seven homes sold for prices from $640,000 to $670,000. Five of these have around 3200 square feet. The two others with 4700 square feet each included a bank-owned home and a short sale.

With the low inventory at the moment and improved pricing compared to 2018, it looks like 2020 should be a much better year for sellers.


If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in West Boca, call or text Warren at 561-536-3645 or 518-225-3710.


It’s not all good news. The highest active listing is priced at $785,000. The 4700 square foot home at 11827 Bayfield has been on the market for over three months in its current listing. It first went on the market in 2017 for $929,000. It’s a beautiful home in a great location, but for some reason it just doesn’t seem to sell. It might sell quicker if the bathrooms were remodeled.

11788 Bayou Lane is the lowest priced home for sale at the moment at $510,000. It has four bedrooms and three baths in 2800 square feet with another good lot location. Originally listed at $565,000, it has been on the market for four months.

Saturnia Prices Continue Decline in 2018 First Half

Saturnia entrance; image by Google.

Saturnia continues to be a luxury buyer’s bargain. The average price through June of this year fell to $619,000, down from $630,000 in 2017 and $638,000 in 2015. The first half of 2018 saw an increase in the pace of transactions with 21 homes sold. This is on pace for 42 transactions for the full year, up from 33 in 2017 and 23 in 2016. The community is now slightly more saturated than before with 14 homes listed, which is 3.4% of the community.

Three homes sold for over $700,000, while only one sold below $500K. As usual for Saturnia most of the higher prices were for houses over 4000 square feet. The highest price was $735,000 for 19329 Skyridge Circle, a 5-bedroom, 4-bath in 4100 square feet over two floors that sold in just two weeks. It’s gorgeous. On the outside it has an extra-large backyard thanks to a large lot (2/5 or 0.4 acre) and large covered patios on both floors overlooking the swimming pool and hot tub. Inside has all the right touches including a loaded kitchen – extra large refrigerator, double oven, all in stainless with granite and upgraded tile floors.

Not far behind was 19534 Saturnia Lakes Drive, selling for $730,000 with a much larger 4700 square feet. This is another gorgeous house with an over the top backyard including outdoor kitchen and an amazing pool with waterfalls and a slide.

Saturnia sales map for first half of 2018. Image and map data by Google and MLS service.

Both of those homes sold in less than a month. By contrast 11755 Bayfield Drive is smaller and took over 7 months to sell, but the price of $720,000 for 3500 square feet was a better deal for the patient seller. The house does not have all the features of the two others, but it is on one floor and has a lake view.

A total of 14 homes sold for $600,000 or more, all with at least 3100 square feet.

Most of the homes selling below $600,000 were 2700 square feet or less, though 11747 Bayou Lane sold for $545,000 with over 3300 square feet. This may be another example where hiring Miami-based realtors did not help the seller. This was the third listing since it first went on the market in 2016, all three with Miami realtors. It took about 18 months to finally get it sold and the price was well below market value, despite extensive renovations.

At the low end, 19101 Skyridge Circle sold for $515,000 with 2800 square feet. 19150 Skyridge Circle sold for $500,000 even with 2700 square feet, and 19681 Estuary Drive was the bottom at $465,000. All three are four-bedroom models.

Saturnia Home Prices 2017

Saturnia entrance; image by Google

There are some positive signs in Saturnia but the average home price in Saturnia fell slightly to just under $630,000 for the year 2017, down from $636,000 in 2016 and $638,000 in 2015 and 2014. On the bright side only one house sold for less than $500,000 and just barely at $493K. The lowest price in 2016 was all the way down to $455K with two others under $500K. See our 2016 Saturnia summary. Pressure from new homes in developments like The Bridges and Seven Bridges has increased supply in this segment, keeping home prices from rising for larger single family homes. The Boca Falls 2017 average was also down a little.
Other positive signs include no REO or short sale transactions, and a higher volume with 33 homes sold in 2017, up from 23 in 2016. Some listings failed with eight canceled and ten expired. Also on the negative side, the average price fell in dollars per square foot. In 2016 it was up to $188 per square foot, but in 2017 it dropped to $174 per square foot, well below the 2015 number.
Saturnia satellite image and map data by Google.

The ten highest prices were large houses over 4000 square feet. 19498 Saturnia Lakes Drive got the biggest price with 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths in 4700 square feet at $850,000. One other sold at $800K and six more sold in the $700s.
19551 Saturnia Lakes Drive was on the market in 2016 and 2017 and is currently “pending” at an unknown price, probably below $750,000. Image copyright Warren Redlich 2016.

Four houses sold near $500K with 19107 Skyridge Circle the lowest at $493,000, and the same 4-bedroom 2800 square foot model next door at 19101 at $505,000. Two 5-bedroom models sold for $510,000, one of them much larger at 3600 square feet.
The biggest apparent bargain of 2017 was 19528 Saturnia Lakes Drive, a 4700 square foot house with 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths that sold for only $635,000, or $133 per square foot. This was sold by an investor who acquired the house out of foreclosure for $545,000. No other house sold for less than $140/sq.ft. The best seller price per square foot was 11898 Preservation Lane, a 2800 square foot 4-bedroom that sold for $600,000, or $214 per square foot. Three other houses in Saturnia sold for over $200/sq.ft. and three more sold for over $190/sq.ft.

Boca Isles, Saturnia, Boca Greens, Shores, Lakes at Boca Raton: Real Estate Report

We report on 17 homes sold from $330K to $735K in zip code 33498. Mission Bay and Island Lakes were covered in a previous article.

18636 Cape Sable Drive in Lakes at Boca Raton sold for $470K.

Saturnia
Saturnia generally has the highest prices west of US-441. This report is no exception with two of the top three prices in Saturnia. Mainly this is due to the homes being large.
19354 Skyridge Circle sold for $735,000. The house has just over 4000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a variety of nice features including a screened in pool with a lake view and a large second floor patio inside the screen.
Nearby 19245 Skyridge Circle sold for $670,000 with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 3300 square feet. It has extensive remodeling including the kitchen, master bath and marble tile.
Boca Isles
Boca Isles is a large development between Yamato and Glades on the west side of Cain. It includes two sections, North (closer to Yamato) and South (closer to Glades).
20070 Ocean Key Drive in Boca Isles South sold for $705,000, a pretty high price for that community. The house has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths in just under 3200 square feet, with extensive remodeling.
19078 Cloister Lake Lane in Boca Isles North sold for $605K with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2700 square feet on one floor. Again this home had substantial remodeling and also has a screened in pool.
Back to Boca Isles South, 10933 Bal Harbor Drive sold for $569K with the same “Palm Beacher” 5 bed, 3 bath model as the one on Ocean Key Drive. The kitchen was nicely remodeled. Bathrooms and some floors could use an update and there’s no lake view but overall this buyer got quite a bargain by comparison.
Still in South, 19753 Dinner Key Drive sold for $545K with 4 beds and 3 baths in 2900 square feet on two floors. The house has some upgrades but some curious design choices may have reduced buyer interest.
In Boca Isles North again, the smallest model at 19496 Preserve Drive sold for $495K. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 2100 square feet. A new roof and various upgrades likely increased the value.
The slightly larger at 10864 Tea Olive Lane sold for $479K with 4 bedrooms and 2300 square feet. Again a new roof helped the price.
The lowest price in Boca Isles goes to 20113 N Key Drive (Boca Isles South) at $455K with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in 2800 square feet. The price was lower than usual because it’s a bank-owned property after a foreclosure last year.
The Shores at Boca Raton
Unusually large for The Shores, 11307 Sea Grass Circle sold for $665K with 7 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths in just over 4000 square feet on two floors. It’s a relatively high price for the neighborhood but a good deal for the buyer on a dollars per square foot basis and the house has some nice features as well.
We see more typical pricing with 18524 Ocean Mist Drive selling for $534K with 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in 3400 square feet. The price still works out cheap in dollars per square foot.
Boca Greens
Boca Greens is a gated golf course community but membership is not mandatory. Most homes are on one floor.
10353 Milburn Lane sold for $549,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2700 square feet. This is after substantial renovation including new roof, new air conditioning, kitchen, floors and more.
The larger 10367 Camelback Lane sold for $480K with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in 2900 square feet. The substantial backyard is probably a magnet for sliced tee shots.
10556 Fenway Place went for the lowest price in Boca Greens this report at $350,000. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has 2100 square feet and sat on the market for over five months, due to a high original listing price ($435K).

Other Communities:
18636 Cape Sable Drive (image at top of this article) in Lakes at Boca Raton sold for $470,000. The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in 2800 square feet on two floors.
18171 181st Circle S; image by Google

18171 181st Circle S in Boca Chase sold for $383K with 4 beds and 2 baths in 2100 square feet. It took over six months to sell.
Stonebridge homes usually sell low due to the mandatory club membership. 17887 Stonebridge Court did better than usual at $330K with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in 3100 square feet.