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5 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Your South Florida Country Club

Posted on: August 12, 2022 | Read Time: 5 minutes

Many golf enthusiasts have gained a renewed appreciation for the time spent on the course enjoying the game. The same holds true for tennis and pickleball players and fitness buffs. Others have emerged from the pandemic with a desire to spend more time amongst friends, enjoying the benefits of a life well lived. From elegant culinary events to musical concerts or wine tastings, spending time in a fun-filled atmosphere is in demand, especially in Florida. Homebuyers are searching for places where they can enjoy the peace of mind of a gated sanctuary, with all the diversions of a resort vacation in their own backyard. As Boca West’s on-site real estate experts, Boca West Realty has witnessed the dramatic rise in demand for their exceptional country club lifestyle. Here’s a few tips for snowbirds considering their options in South Florida:

1. Compare the Amenities Roster and Capital Position

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Perhaps one of the biggest draws to country club living, the amenities offered can sometimes be the deciding factor of the club that’s chosen. It’s also important to know how often the Club renovates their amenities, and if they require additional fees to do so. Beware of country clubs with a history of ongoing Member assessments which require Members to cover the cost of major capital projects through added contributions. At Boca West, Members have never paid a Member assessment in this history of the Club. The Club is currently undergoing a $45 million expansion to its Lifestyle and Racquet Center, without any additional assessment to its Members. The new 72,000 sq. ft. facility will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a serene spa, multiple rooftop terraces, an adult game room, updated billiards room, and more. The renovations will also expand the Aquatics Center to 96,000 sf, including five pools, an alfresco Splash Pool Bar & Grill, a multipurpose event space, and two activity lawns. Along with the expanded Lifestyle & Racquet Center, Members have access to four 18-hole championship golf courses, 29 tennis courts, 14 pickleball courts, 7 on-site dining venues, and over 400,000 sf of Club amenities, ensuring there is truly something for every family member to enjoy.

2. Take a Deep Dive into the Club’s Social Calendar

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Don’t hesitate to ask for a copy of the country club’s social calendar to see what events are regularly offered. For the family socialites, ensuring they can find friends and make memories within the country club is an important part of their decision. Boca West’s robust calendar of over 600 annual events ensures there’s never a shortage of activities. From Holiday Weeks and Tanglewood parties to monthly wine tastings and live entertainment, Boca West provides jaw-dropping events and lasting memories that are talked about for years. For Members with a competitive side, golf and tennis tournaments and lessons provide plentiful opportunities to showcase their skills, or to just enjoy the South Florida sunshine.

3. Explore the Surrounding Area

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While what happens inside the gates of your community is important, it’s also true location is everything in real estate. Located in the heart of Boca Raton and less than 10 minutes from downtown, Boca West residents enjoy a dynamic lifestyle in the vibrant surrounding area. Residents are within easy reach of Mizner Park, a world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, as well as Boca Raton’s pristine beaches. Travel is also seamless in and out of the area with major highway access, Palm Beach International and Fort Lauderdale Airports, and the nearby private FBO at the Boca Raton Airport within easy reach.

4. Find A Maintenance-Free Home That Fits Your Lifestyle

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Once homebuyers find the Club that best fits their family, the next step is to find the perfect home. For seasonal buyers, one important consideration is whether the community provides a maintenance-free lifestyle, taking care of your home while you’re away. Boca West’s 55 unique neighborhoods provide a renown lock-and-leave lifestyle with a high priority on safety and convenience. From single-family homes and maintenance-free villas to the new, contemporary-designed Akoya luxury condominium, a total of 3,500 homes provides a style to match every taste, size, and price point. Newly renovated residences with designer finishes and features are also available through Boca West Realty’s Renovator Program.

5. Tap Into the Knowledge of an Experienced Country Club Realtor

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When it’s time to make that final selection, it’s vital for homebuyers to seek help from an experienced real estate professional. There are many details to understanding a Club community’s structure, and club-specific brokers can understand the ins and outs of that country club better than anyone else. As Boca West’s on-site real estate experts, nobody knows this country club lifestyle better than the team at Boca West Realty. Having been involved in 57% of total real estate transactions in the community last year, their domination of the Boca West market makes them well equipped to know the pulse of the Boca West market. This passionate group of real estate experts is well prepared to not only showcase homes behind the gates of this top-notch community, but also introduce you to the unmatched Boca West private club lifestyle.

Although current listings have reached historic lows due to high demand, the team at Boca West Realty is always working with our residents who are preparing to list their homes for sale. To be among the first to learn about all new listings, register your interest at Boca West Realty’s new Welcome Sales Center is located just outside of the community’s Glades Road Gates entrance. Contact Boca West Realty at 561.665.5855 to schedule a private Club tour or real estate preview.