6909 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33433
Large, Verdant Community of Boca Pointe is in Stylish Boca Raton, Florida and Boasts Plenty of Amenities, a Lifelong Learning Program and More
Canada's Markborough Properties began development on Boca Pointe in 1981. Located on the border of fashionable Boca Raton on the southeastern Florida coast, this all ages, country club community is packed onto 1,000 plus acres of tropical landscape.
With 4,000 residences and 29 separate named villages, Boca Pointe is the definition of diverse. Properties range from condominiums to coach homes to garden villas. Most face the water or the golf course. Single-family residences can have up to four bedrooms, a private pool, and two car garages. Many of the custom-designed residences at Encantada, one of the villages, back onto the Hillsboro Canal and have a private boat dock.
Current prices start in the high-$400,000s, but homes come up for sale in the $200,000s and $300,000s. The HOA is $560 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change. Rentals are available, too.
Although each village maintains its own governance, Boca Pointe's umbrella HOA takes care of some roads, all manned gate operations, and most community landscaping. The community's commercial village has a restaurant, office, and retail space.
Resident members of Club Boca Pointe enjoy a fitness center, swimming pools, a golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, racquetball courts, as well as classes, lessons, and league play. Residents enjoy a nice restaurant and a casual cafe. The Lifelong Learning program has professors from Florida Atlantic University. There are two assisted living facilities in Boca Pointe, as well.
Boca Pointe is conveniently located near I-95 and has access to area beaches, airports, and amenities. Boca Raton has a large, transplanted community of Northeasterners and is sometimes called the "6th borough," a reference to the number of New Yorkers here. Local attractions include Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and the Morikami Japanese Museum.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital South Florida is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area has a tropical rainforest climate (hot and humid). During the rainy season (summer), temperatures are in the 80s and 90s. During the dry season (winter), temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 60 inches of rain per year.
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Sticking out into Hurricane Alley, Florida was a land no nation seemed to want. Ruled successively by Spain, France, England, and the Confederate States of America, the state had a backwater reputation. Other than St. Augustine and Pensacola, there were few cities. The area was rural and populated by frontier farmers.
In the late-1800s, changes came when railroads began chugging down both coasts. Industrialist Henry Flagler's Florida Easy Coast Railway even made it all the way to Key West. The Great Florida Land Boom, the build-up to World War II, and the space industry also helped turn Florida into one of the nation's most populous states. In 1900, there were about 500,000 residents. Today, there are more than 20 million, almost 351 people per square mile.
Why do people keep coming? Tourism marketing is one reason. Annually, millions visit Orlando's theme parks and the state's 663 miles of white sand beaches. Taxes generated by the billion dollar vacation industry allow Florida to prosper without a personal income tax. Budget-sensitive retirees have flocked to its cities and shorelines.
If you can ignore the hurricanes, the state's climate is relatively mild. Only five other states are sunnier. Florida's system of state universities and community colleges is sizable, and its big cities are meccas for culture and the arts. Sarasota is a good example. Its Ringling Museum Complex contains internationally known art museum, a circus museum, an historic theater, and a 66-acre garden. Museums near Orlando range from a Zora Neale Hurston gallery to a Madame Tussauds.
Why Would Someone Age 55+ Retire in an All Ages Development?
While communities designed for people age 55 or better have a lot of benefits, not everyone wants to retire in a development where most of the residents are the same age and often of the same socioeconomic background. All ages community by law cannot discriminate based on age so they nearly always have a wide range of residents, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and often retirees. Many older all ages neighborhoods are organic, that is having grown over time and never having been "master planned." These usually do not have amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, etc. But more and more new all ages communities are master planned, gated, with covenants and HOA fees. Retirees often prefer these to 55+ communities because they allow more interaction with people from more cross sections of the country.
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