Real Estate Close to Town

A photo from Mizner Park in Downtown Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida at the fountain. Three exposure HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro.

One of the minor inconveniences of living in the neighborhood of Camino Gardens in Boca Raton, Florida is the overall lack of living and storage space.  Everyone that lives or has lived in Camino Gardens invariably complains about this at some point.  However, Camino Gardens is within walking and/or biking distance to downtown Boca Raton and the beach.  There aren’t many neighborhoods in Boca that allow a family to live that far East without paying well over a million dollars for a home or condominium even.

Some families do end up moving west to find a larger home that they can afford, but I think most would prefer to stay in a smaller home on the East side of town.  Nine out of ten people my wife and I speak to say that if they cannot afford a larger house in East Boca, they will happily remain the smaller East Boca house.  They all say that the close proximity to places like Mizner Park, Royal Palm Place, the beach, and many other shops, bars, restaurants, and parks trumps having a higher ceiling or oversized laundry room.  In addition, homes closer to town and the beach in East Boca should always be relatively more valuable than homes further out west.