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Kings Point

7620 Nob Hill Road, Tamarac, Florida 33321

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Large, Established 55+ Community of Kings Point in Southeastern Florida Has Condos, Town Homes, Coach Homes, Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts and More

Tamarac is northwest of Fort Lauderdale in southeastern Florida and about 12 miles inland from the coast. It is the location of Kings Point in Tamarac, a large, established 55+ community with nearly 5,000 villas (town homes), condominiums and coach homes. Building started here in the early-1980s and finished in the early-2000s. The community is gated, and its western edge abuts the Everglades National Park.

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Kings Point has more than a dozen named neighborhoods, and all feature meandering lanes with a lot of cul de sacs. Canals wind through the community, and trees dot grassy areas. Most buildings are a light pink color with darker trim. The condominiums, with one to three bedrooms and one to two baths, are located in two to four story buildings that have an elevator. Some overlook a pool. A parking area sits in front of each building. The town homes have one story, one to three bedrooms and one to two baths. They come with an attached one car garage as well. The Mediterranean-style coach homes have two to four bedrooms, one to two baths and an attached garage. They are two stories tall but have the master bedroom on the first floor. Front lawns are tiny with a tree and some bushes.

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Prices start at about $100,000 and top out in the $300,000s. Please check with a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.

Amenities rival those found in many newer 55+ communities, although there is no golf course or marina. The large clubhouse has a billiards room, a fitness center, a ballroom, a media room and more. A smaller clubhouse has spaces for card playing and meetings. Residents also enjoy 12 swimming pools and five tennis courts. The beautiful Palace Theatre has more than 1,000 seats and brings in dramatic and musical talent from around the region.

Nearly 100 clubs and activity groups keep residents busy and include everything from an opera club and a choral club to a poker club and a Yiddish club. Kings Point also provides shuttle transportation between neighborhoods and to nearby retailers, pharmacies, shopping areas, groceries and hospitals.

Tamarac started out in the early-1960s and today has a mature demographic (the median age is 53). It does not have a hospital, but Broward Health is just five miles away in Coral Springs and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, while winter temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 50 inches of rain per year.

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Visit www.kingspoint.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/yxukt3r4 for listings.

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Florida:

Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting snowbirds to the state in the late 19th century. Retirees continue to flock to the state. It's not hard to see why tourism has become the leading industry.

International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.

Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands spread across 10 acres.

Florida has 1,250 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.

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Stats:

Population - 20,612,439

Persons 65 years old and over - 20%

High school graduates age 25+ - 87%

Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%

White persons, not Hispanic - 55%

Median household income - $46,596

Median home value - $159,000

Persons in poverty - 16%

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Who Buys in a 55+ Community?

Age-restricted communities, at least those for residents age 55 or better, generally appeal to people seeking a sense of community with other people from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. Most developments are gated or at least have some type of secured access and appeal to retirees seeking a sense of security. People who enjoy lots of amenities, planned activities and social interaction also buy in 55+ developments. Just an FYI: newer communities tend to have a younger demographic while older communities usually have a more mature set of residents, primarily because residents in older developments purchased when they were younger and have stayed put.

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