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December 2013

Found 13 blog entries for December 2013.

Long Lake EstatesBoca Raton is home to some of the most exclusive communities in South Florida. This city provides many gated communities with Oceanfront Condominiums and golf courses. Whether you prefer a gated community for the privacy or you want to enjoy the golf courses found within many of these communities, you'll find what you're looking for in Boca.

Long Lake Estates

Home to 125 luxury homes with at least on-acre lots, this is one of the most exclusive gated communities found in the area. Two major lakes are found here and some of the older homes are being torn down in favor of newer residences with more space.

You'll discover homes with tennis courts and swimming pools here. Other popular features include wrought iron scrolled railings, circular driveways

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Karen Rothstein just sold this beautiful 2 story 4 BR, 2.5 BA home in the fabulous community of Greystone.  This newer built home(2008) is in total move in condition and sits on a gorgeous lake lot.   With almost 2,200 square feet under air, this beautiful home features granite counters, marble back splash and maple cabinets in the Kitchen.  The Family Room is spacious and opens to and oversized screened patio with amazing water views.  Master Bedroom contains 2 large walk in closets as well as lake views and a large roman tub with walk in shower.  This great property is bright and move in ready.  Located just south of Boynton Beach Blvd, Greystone is a 24hour man-gated community with tennis, pool, gym, and clubhouse and is one of Boynton Beach's premier

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Golf Community in Boca RatonFlorida is known for amazing golf courses and plenty of golf communities. Boca Raton offers plenty of choices if you want to live near or on a golf course. Here’s an introduction to the many golf communities in the Boca area.

St. Andrews Country Club

Found in the northeastern part of Boca near Clint Moore Road, St. Andrews Country Club is one of the most prestigious communities in all of south Florida. The community has over 700 homes and they are all on 1/2 to 1/3 acre lots. Many amenities are found here, including two 18-hole golf courses, a spa/fitness center and 15 Har-Tru tennis courts.

Woodfield Country Club

This golf community is found in the southeastern part of Clint Moore Road, close to St. Andrews Country Club. Living here provides

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathias-erhart/8518704710/New Year's Eve is a huge party night and if you plan to enjoy a night out to bring in 2014, you need to make plans soon. It's not too late and there are still great ways to ring in the New Year in Boca Raton. Here are a few of the events found nearby you can enjoy.

New Year's Eve Gala - Starting at 8pm

This Gala will be held at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College and will features vocalists Seth Muse and Lorrainna Colozza. The music will be big band style and plenty of fun will be provided throughout the night. This is a very popular event, but tickets are still available for around $35 per person.

New Year's ROCK THE BLOCK Party - Starting at 8:30pm

This is the ultimate Boca Raton part held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. It

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The Festival of the Arts Boca will be held from March 6th to March 15th and the lineup was recently announced. However, the headliner, which will make two appearances, remains a secret, for now. Rumors have it that the headliner will be announced before the New Year.

Many of the acts from the past will be back including author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Other acts will include many from cirque, dance troupes and more. Some of the acts in the lineup include:

  • Cirque de la Symphonie
  • Arnie Zane Dance Company
  • Anna Deavere Smith
  • Forte
  • Bill T. Jones
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • James Fallows
  • Daniel Levitin
  • Barbara Schmidt
  • David Hold and Josh Goforth
  • Constantine Kitsopoulos
  • And Many More!

The festival

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Karen Rothstein just sold this fabulous new construction home in the Esates At Heritage Club located in the Boynton Beach area. Brand new, built by D.R. Horton Realty, this fabulous house is 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and over 1600 a/c square feet.  This corner lot features a fully upgraded kitchen and a covered patio.  The Heritage Club also offers a pool and common area and all the amenities you would expect in a new construction Boynton Beach home.  D.R. Horton Realty builds some of the finest new construction on the market today.  This home in East Boynton Beach is just minutes from the beach and Downtown Delray.   

 For more info contact Karen Rothstein at 561.706.7115, Karen@BocaExpert.com

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/denniswong/3818488264/With the holiday season here, everybody is hustling around with last minute preparations. Sometimes, you just need to stop and relax for few hours, a day or a weekend. Boca Raton provides many options for relaxation. Here are some of the top choices.

Top Day Spas

Finding the right day spa can help you relax with a good massage or one of the many other services. The best choices near Boca include:

  • Style Bar Day Spa and Hair Bar - 2875 South Ocean Boulevard Suite 108, Palm Beach
  • The Club at Admiral's Cove - 200 Admiral's Cove Golf Course, Jupiter
  • Wellington Day Spa - 13873 - B7 Wellington Trace, Wellington

All three of these day spas provide plenty of relaxing treatments with packages ranging from a half hour to a full day.

Top Resort

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A city found in Palm Beach County, Boca Raton was incorporated in 1925. The city has a population near 85,000, but many of those with Boca addresses are not actually residing within the Boca Raton municipal borders. The city's daytime population also increases because of the business center the city provides.

Where does the name Boca Raton come from?

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/misschase/2352436781/The nautical term "boca" means inlet, which is part of where the name "Boca Raton" comes from. The original name for this area of south Florida was "Boca de Ratones", which started to appear on maps in the eighteenth century. It was associated with an inlet found in the Biscayne Bay area.

It wasn't until the nineteenth century that the name was moved north by mistake. The second part of the name, Raton,

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Karen Rothstein just sold this beautiful condo located in Boca Raton, right on A1A in the great Sratford Arms building. Right on the ocean, Stratford Arms offers many ammenities in its fabulous buildiong including a fitness center, game room, library, pool, tennis and concierge service. With just over 2100 square feet under air, this beautiful oceanview condo with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms has a great direct view of the ocean.  Also, it feautures floor to celing windows with a wrap around balcony and private beach access.

 For more info contact Karen Rothstein at 561.706.7115, Karen@BocaExpert.com

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Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boca_Raton_Florida_Sunset_photo_by_D_Ramey_Logan.JPGMoving to a new city isn't always easy. It can cause stress and it can take time to adjust to your new surrounds. However, a move can also be very exciting, especially if you're moving for the weather. Here are a few things you should know if you plan to move to Boca Raton.

Climate

If you don't know already, the sun shines here just about every day of the year. Even when it rains in Boca Raton, the sun will still make its way out from behind the clouds.

Great for Golf and Tennis

The Country Club at Boca Raton is one of the top places for golf and tennis in the entire area. This club provides everything you will need and they provide excellent summer memberships.

Expensive Gated Communities

Those seeking luxury and security will love Boca

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