Boca Raton, Florida

Top 5 Non-Equity Golf Communities in Boca Raton

Boca Raton, located in South Florida, is known for some of the finest golf and country club communities in the country. You will find many of the communities here to have hefty equity fee memberships but don’t fright just yet – we have found the top 5 communities that require no equity or membership fees for the same country club living lifestyle!

1. Boca Greens – What’s not to love at this 24 hour manned gated community in the heart of Boca Raton. Close to major highways, A rated schools, parks, restaurants, shopping, beaches and more! Click here to learn more about this fabulous community.

2. Boca Pointe – With over four decades of construction there is something for virtually anyone here in Boca Pointe. Located in the heart of Boca Raton here you will find a variety of estates, high rise condos, town-homes and more! Click hereto learn more about this beautiful community.

3. Woodfield Hunt Club – Centrally located with a 24-hour manned gated entrance, here you will find a smaller community of 320 single family estate homes. Woodfield offers a variety of amenities for their residents to enjoy! Click here to learn more about Woodfield Hunt Club.

4. Boca Lago Country Club – 55+ active adult community in Central Boca Raton. Enjoy country club lifestyle without the mandatory equity fees! Featuring 8 distinct subdivisions with a variety of luxury condos, garden villas and over-sized townhouses. Click here to learn more about Boca Lago.

5. Country Club at Boca Raton (also known as Boca Country Club)– Non-equity country club located in the heart of Boca Raton. 24 hour manned gated community featuring 12 villages of single family homes, villas, coach homes and condominiums. Click here to learn more about Boca Country Club.

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Drone Photography Sells Boca Raton Homes for More Money, Here’s Why.

Photographs of important real estate have been taken from the sky forever.  High impact photos of skyscrapers and massive ranches and estates were the purview of a niche industry of helicopter and small aircraft pilots since at least the 1950s.  Then something changed.

About three years ago, aerial photos began cropping up on listings that were outside of the parameters where it made sense to pay the high cost of a helicopter flyover.  These weren’t particularly unique listings, and weren’t priced high enough to warrant potentially thousands in aerial photography.  Instead, these were photos taken by some of the first pioneering real estate agents with drones.

Fast forward to 2016, and drone photography is an important addition to any listing of even minor significance.  By giving potential buyers and their agents a bird’s eye view of the home, its surroundings, and community amenities the listing comes alive in ways that may surprise you.

Take this home, for example: NW 39th Drive, Millpond.  You may not have even noticed the outdoor gazebo, but once you see an aerial shot on a sunny day, it really starts to pop.  In Florida we’re lucky to have year round days of sunny weather when a listing can be shot in bright sun and show off the gorgeous landscaping and surrounding fauna of a home, especially in leafy suburbs with nice lawns.

Accentuating Water Features

If you’re located on any sort of water, like this one in Weston: https://www.palmettopark.com/weston/580-coconut-cir/ – a shot taken from the water looking back on the home can be awesome.

The feeling of freedom one feels from looking at that skyline is hard to put into words!

Putting Large Homes and Estates in Perspective

Another great use of drone photography is with large properties.  In Florida especially, it can be hard to get the scope/scale of a flat property from the ground. A larger property really stands out when viewed from a bird’s eye perspective.  Here’s a large equestrian property in Boca Raton that shows well from any angle, but especially from the sky:  https://www.palmettopark.com/boca-raton/8700-surrey-lane/

Check out that lake behind the property, an important detail that would be missed from a curb photo

News

Millpond Carnival February 28th 2016

The annual Millpond Carnival will be held 2/28/2016 at the North Park.  Activities for the kids include bounce houses, climbing and repelling wall, a train ride, and more.

Bring your family out and enjoy what will hopefully be a beautiful South Florida day at the Millpond North Park!

Boca Raton, Florida

Boca Raton Beach  Growing

Boca’s expansive and famous beaches are just getting bigger.  After extensive delays due to weather and broken cables, a team is dredging sand from just offshore with a giant fleet of boats and improving the sandy beaches around the Palmetto Park Road area just in time for summer.  Erosion is a constant force on any beach, and in Boca Raton there’s the need every few years to expand the beaches by reclaiming the sand that’s washed out to sea through the mechanical process of dredging.  The end result are expanded beaches that are as pristine and identical to a “natural” beach, just larger.

Off of Palm Beach, there are reports that this team has damaged coral reef, which is under investigation according to reports.

Boca Raton, Florida

The word on the street is that Millpond residents will be entitled to two HD receivers, one of them with DVR, and a DTA (digital tuner) starting around 5/1/2016.

The community is one of several that has signed a bulk agreement with Comcast, meaning all homes in the community receive cable services which are paid for via Association Fees, currently at $475/mo in the community.

Internet services, telephone, and enhanced TV packages are available for additional fees from Comcast.