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Living in Weston Florida What I LOVE and what I HATE

Weston, Florida is a wonderful place to live! There are lots to do, and so much more. But no place is perfect so here’s what I love and what I’m not so crazy about.

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So I love the fact that so many people are interested in moving to my little piece of paradise in the suburbs

Well, today I’m gonna talk about five reasons I love living here… and five things I’m not so excited about.

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Let’s start with the bad ones first.

Number One

Not enough adult entertainment around, meaning bars, nightclubs places to gather with your friends and have a drink and dance maybe 🙂 but of course, we have fort Lauderdale, sawgrass… it is just a bit of a drive, but it comes to have fun who cares.

Number Two

The heat. There’s no way to avoid this issue. June, July, and August are insanely hot, it’s just how it is. Luckily there’s this beautiful invention called air conditioning! So everyone spends the time in their air-conditioned house, they get in their air-conditioned car, they go to their air-conditioned office, and the minute they get home from work they need to go to the pool or the beach. So if it’s only for three months of the year and it’s ok no biggy.

Number Three

It is very humid. even tough Weston its a bit better when we talk about humidity; yes it is a pin in the kneck, not only during summer but pretty much all the time we all go outside looking like a million bucks and out of the certain the hair goes PU! and there you go you may look pretty much like Tina Turner, but again… we are very familiar with the terms ponytails, buns and many other hairstyles that help with the problem.

Number Four

The Mosquitos and the little friendly creatures that the everglades bring, sometimes they welcome themselves to visit but we are in tropical weather and of course, we get some pretty scary-looking bugs here. They’re not fun. but when you live in Weston the city has a top-notch way of being in the top of this issue.

I have the mosquito control prevention webpage down below for more information, schedule times for spray areas and so forth.

https://www.broward.org/Mosquito/Pages/LarvicidingSchedule.aspx

if you are very particular about not having any of this little things around there is always the option to have a pest control service and we have somebody come once every three months, spray the outside of the house, and that does the trick if you want to go the extra mile.

Number Five

The need for flood insurance. We live in a hurricane-prone area. Not a lot, it’s not like living in New Orleans or the Gulf Coast of Florida, … we do get some hurricanes. We’ve only had a couple in the last 20 years but when they come you know you are protected… So anybody who lives close to a body of water may need to have additional flood insurance on their home. If you’re going to be moving to Weston and you’re buying a house or you’re even renting a house, I’m gonna link this down below.

You put in the street address of the house that you are considering and it will tell you which flood zone it is in

https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search#searchresultsanchor

Just something to keep in mind if you’re gonna be buying a house and it’s in a flood zone. That’s going to be added on to the cost of your monthly mortgage payments so you kind of has to adjust your budget accordingly.

So now let’s move on to the five things that I love about living in Weston

Number One

Has to be the landscape. I love walking even driving around Weston. The landscape and architecture of the city it is to die for, the city has a lot of charm, I love to walk around in the morning and find so many people exercising enjoying the amazing blue skies and the views of this well-put town … it’s gorgeous.

Number Two

Weston is a very family-oriented town, THE SCHOOLS, the kids running around, riding a bike, playing outside like my good old days, Weston has been awarded as one of the safeties cities in Florida, the city has a lot to offer, parks, recreation, outdoor activities you name it.

There are festivals all the time, … it’s just a really cool place to go and hang out whether you’re just coming down for dinner or spending the day on Saturday or Sunday having bbq at the park.

Number Three

The Location! The beach is less 40 minutes away from here, we have the best of both worlds, the beach if you like or the suburbs the parks nature the everglades. I love the beach. It’s really easy to just say, “Hey let’s go to the beach for the day,” hit the road, go over to Las Olas, spend

the day either soaking up the sun, playing volleyball, leave everything on the sand, and hit one of the restaurants to go get some lunch or go in all the little tourist shops.

Number Four

Multicultural gastronomy that we have around here we have amazing Peruvian food, sushi, Italian, American l!!! So we’ve got a million restaurants around that have killer food to try something different every single time.

Number Five

The TRAFFIC it is so much different than what we have around, Miami, Fort Lauderdale.. it is impossible to move around in a reasonable amount of time… if you need to go to Miami in rush time it can take you up to 2 hours easily.

 

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So now you know all the reasons that I love Weston, Florida and a few things that are not perfect about Weston, Florida but come on – every place has its pros and cons.

Are you thinking of moving to Weston, Florida? You just let me know if there’s anything that I can assist you

with.

Natalia Echeverri with Coldwell Banker Residential

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SnowCat Ridge Alpine Snow Park


COMING NOVEMBER 2020!

Snowcat Ridge is the first Florida Snow Park of its kind featuring snow tubing, snow play, and an Alpine Village.

Snowcat Ridge includes a 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, along with a magic carpet lift which will whisk riders and their snow tubes to the top of the hill. Guests will be provided with single, tandem and 6-person family tubes to slide down the snow-covered slope.

After a few hours on the snow tubing hill, riders can make snowmen or snow castles with REAL snow inside of our snow dome. And, for the very young riders, we’ll have a child-sized version of our snow hill, located inside of our snow dome.


And if all of that sounds exciting, evenings will be magical at Snowcat Ridge, with a light show on both the snow hill and in the snow dome unlike you’ve seen anywhere else in Florida.

400-Foot-Long Snow Tubing Hill!

Snowcat Ridge will feature a 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, along with a magic carpet lift which will whisk riders and their snow tubes to the top of the hill. The snow hill will feature real snow along with single, double and 6-person family tubes.

Snow Play Dome!

Customers will be able to make snowmen or snow castles with REAL snow inside of our snow dome. And, for the very young riders, we’ll have a child-sized version of our snow hill inside of our snow dome as well.

Alpine Village!

Visitors can enjoy a bite to eat or sip hot cocoa while relaxing by a bonfire in our Alpine Village.

4 h 1 min (272.1 mi) via I-75 N

Distance from Weston, FL to Dade City, FL

SnowCat RidgeAlpine Snow Park will be located:

PASCO County

27839 Saint Joe Road

Dade City, FL 33525


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Schools in Weston Fl.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 

The sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida.

The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, and has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 89 charter schools.

Broward County Schools

BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. 

Weston maps and school boundaries

Manatee bay elementary

Gator run

Eagle point

Indian trace

Country isles

Everglades

Daily Elementary school Schedule

  • Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Student Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Middle schools on Weston, we have 2 great schools

Tequesta trace towards the north east side of Weston and falcon cove middle that service the majority of our the city

School Hours for middle school

  • Office Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Student Hours: 9:10 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.

High schools

Cypress bay high and western high school

Western high School serves the same are as te esta middle school north east Weston.

Regular class hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cypress serves the majority of our city this school has

Regular class hours 7:30 am to 2:45 pm

Cypress Bay serves the majority of our kids and we are very proud to be number six.

Cypress Bay ranked number six in the niche which is US Department of Education ranking system based on test’s course, rating of the school and all those things. we’re very proud to have that school here in our town because it’s an amazing, Awesome school and we are super proud to be part of that.

Thank you for your support, I am happy to be able to share this content with you … Until next time

Natalia

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Weston Florida Town Center

#WestonFlorida #TownCenter

Have you heard of Weston Town Center …

If you are looking for a fun place to enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment, Weston Town Center is the place for you.

Weston town center has an amazing variety of restaurants from fine dining to more easy going family places to spend the afternoon, have some ice cream, ladies night out and many more…

If you want to know more about Weston florida Check out my video up here where I talked about this amazing city

Weston town center host a number of signature events throughout the year. From LIVE Music events, to their Annual Food & Wine Festival, Weston Town Center always has fun in store for the entire family. Visit the SPECIAL EVENTS page for more information on these upcoming events.

I have the link in the description box, also in there don’t forget to check the photo gallery of all of the events.

Weston Town Center gallery

Very important also, there a little bit of everything Beauty spots, an amazing place for pets, Men stores, barber shop, jewelry, cleaners, Urgent care and a variety of doctors and options and off course financials institutions to make our lives a little easier

Don’t forget the amazing signature events troughtout the year, they are some much fun.

Friday Night Artisan Market

Craft and Talent Show

FREE MUSIC

FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

I have an announcement to make, coming soon to Town Center … Yeiiii

YUM Korea for a fresh, healthy dining experience that merges delicious Korean food and culture.

Also Granier Bakery and cafe to discover and enjoy a new European dining experience serving European style breakfasts accompanied by a large variety of pastries.

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.

I try to answer all of the comments, I get personally, or click on the link below to go directly my website, social media, blog post where I’ve got tons more Information, links to various resources around town, and I’d be happy to connect with you that way as well.

hopefully, I can answer some questions about Weston for you.

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Why you should get pre-approved for a home loan?

There are a couple of main reasons

You want to know exactly what you can qualify for.

There is no point in going out looking at houses if you really don’t know what your budget is and the last thing you want to do is go out and find the home of your dreams then submit an application to a lender and find out that you don’t qualify for that much so we want to find out what your budget is up front.

Pre- approval letter example

We want to know what the monthly payments are going to be.

For instance if you say I do not want to have a monthly payment higher than 1,500 a month we need to know what that equates to as far as a purchase price so that when you’re home shopping you are comfortable with what your monthly payments are going to be just because you’re approved for 700,000 dollars doesn’t mean you need to spend that much.

When you are submitting your offer to a seller you don’t look like a very serious buyer.

If you’re not already pre-approved, if we don’t know that you’re qualified to get that loan, then it looks like you haven’t really done your homework. You’re still at the beginning of your shopping home buying process, you’re just not a very serious buyer to that seller and if they’re getting multiple offers, you’re not qualified the house of dreams will be someone else’s home.

The process to get pre-approved is very simple … Don’t waste your time looking for a house without this important step, it will only take a few minutes of your time and it will save you many heartaches in the process.

This is what a mortgage lender will normally ask you for:

  • Copy of driver license
  • Social security information
  • Previous 2 months bank statements
  • (2) Most recent paystubs
  • Tax Returns / W2 (recent 2 years)
  • Basic information about you.

This may vary from lender to lender and depends of your situation, if a foreigner, buying under a corporation etc…

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Top 10 Gated communities (Weston, Florida)

Weston, Fl. has around 30 gated communities.

Population is around 70,000 people so it makes it the 41st biggest city in Florida.

Communities, Price Range and availability now

The islands

$500,000 to a $1 million dollars

7 properties available

14 Sold in the past 6 months

The landings

$800,000 to $1.2 million Dollars

2 properties available

3 Sold in the past 6 months

Emerald Estates

$350,000 to $700,000

7 properties available

18 Sold in the past 6 months

The Lakes

450,000 to $900,000

4 properties available

17 Sold in the past 6 months

The Meadows

$400,000 to $800,000

9 properties available

14 Sold in the past 6 months

The Ridges

$350,000 to $800,000

21 properties available

45 Sold in the past 6 months

Windmill Reserve

$900,000 to $13 million dollars

10 properties available

1 Sold in the past 6 months

Weston Hills

$450,000 to $1 million dollars

64 properties available

52 Sold in the past 6 months

Isles at Weston

$450,000 to $2 million dollars

18 properties available

18 Sold in the past 6 months

Savanna

$450,000 to $2 million dollars

18 properties available

18 Sold in the past 6 months

The median rent is $1,900 and a median house has 4-5 bedrooms and the value is $450,000. 75% of the population is married (cool fact)

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Have you heard about Markham Park?

A magical place called Markham Park located in Broward west of 595, north of Western Road toward sunrise Boulevard.

#markhampark #westonfl #fullfoxobservatory

This is beautiful place is a huge park and one of its kind this park has many things to do with your friends and family. Markham park opens every day from sunset to sunrise; on weekends there’s a small fee that you must pay it’s one dollar and fifty cents per person, kids under five they don’t pay anything.

Once you access the park you won’t believe all these amazing things you can do:

There is a dog park called BARKHAM PARK you’ll be amazed there’s one for little dogs and the other one for big dogs, your furry friends will have a blast, it is extremely clean and well maintained;

Markham park offers 88 full hookup campsites that you can use all year long, easy to book, easy to reserve.

50-acre flying space with 755 paved runway for you to play with your little aircrafts, this is a great way to spend your weekend, Saturdays and Sundays the experts take their little aircrafts in there so you watch them fly and play, you can go with the kids, as they ride their bikes can just sit in there and a have a little picnic.

Markham park is also home to an outdoor rifle and pistol range, fishing, boating and a huge Lake designated for jet ski and personal watercraft. This is a large lake with plenty of space for multiple riders. Bring your jet ski and have a blast! plenty of parking space to park your car with easy access to load and unload your watercrafts.

Pit areas with tables and restrooms that you can use; you take your food, bring your charcoal and you’re ready to go.

Full Fox Observatory, every Saturday night from 10:00 to midnight people gather in there to watch the Stars, the moon, the planets… it is magical “you have to go and try” the kids have an amazing time, there’s people with telescopes to show and guide the kids on how to watch the stars, the moon, they explain what’s going on up there and they let you see Saturn, the planets and all its wonders.

The best thing to do and more common attraction is the mountain bike trails they vary in difficulty but you will never run out of fun or a challenge, helmets are required and is about five dollars to use the trails; the link is below for you to find out how and when you can use them.  

Here is a list all the many things Markham park has to offer:

Rifle & Pistol Range / Skeet and Trap Shooting

Barkham Park Dog Park

RC Airfield

Mountain Bike Trails

Memorial Fitness Zone

Boat Launch Watercraft

Campgrounds and Picnic Areas

Fox Observatory

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Moving to Weston, Florida

Reason number one – Weston has the most amazing SUNSETS

Number two – there are plenty of jobs available here.

I have a link below for the Weston chamber of commerce were you can search for local jobs available

https://web.westonflchamber.com/jobbank/applicantlistings.aspx

The Weston Chamber of Commerce has listed all of the major employers in the area on their website as you can see.

Number three – Weston is very friendly family town

Number four – Everglades are a hidden treasure Full of happy and friendly creatures

Here are some of the closets sites to have your everglades tour

Number five – The weather is awesome!

The average temperature in Florida is really high off course but half of our city is surrounded by everglades…therefore it is some degrees lower than the rest of South Florida

Number six – Safest place to live

Weston is the third-safest city in the entire country, according to a report from security system review site SafeHome.com.

“As with most other cities that rank as the safest in their state, Weston has a high median income of $93,553 per household,” it said.

https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/florida/weston

Number seven – we have some awesome killer parks

Number eight – The school system is one of the top

The City of Weston has quality Broward County Public Schools that … that achieve an “A” grade annually in the Florida School Grades assessment by the

” The City of Weston is consistently lauded for the quality education available in our community. The pubic schools that serve Weston consistently achieve high performance ratings in the annual State of Florida Standards Assessment. Private schools round out additional options for education from preschool through 12th grade.  “

https://www.westonfl.org/residents/schools

Number nine – The beautiful landscape of weston

Weston is a master planned suburban community in Broward County, Florida, United States. … (develope by arvida known for developing Walt Disney World)

And the last but certainly not least – centrally Located to the most attractive tourist destinations

Well there you go! Those are our 10 reasons Why you should definitely consider moving to Weston, Florida.

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.

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How much does it cost to sell a house?

Do you know the typical expenses when selling your house?

#1 expense paying the real estate agent

Assuming that you’re going to get a real estate agent you need to pay a percentage previously agreed with that agent based on the sales price of the house, if the buyer comes represented by an agent; your agent, the one selling the house has to share the commission with that buyer’s agent; we don’t keep everything to ourselves, also that commission has to be split with our broker, the marketing campaigns and with the buyer’s agent…

#2 expense paying the property taxes

PROPERTY TAXES in Broward County become due November 1st, must be paid no later than March 31st, and become delinquent if not paid before April 1st.

Property taxes normally are paid in advance so you only pay for the months you lived in the property, on the closing date; the months that you paid in advance will be reimbursed to you, the title company will issue a credit on the final Statement showing a credit to the seller and a debit to the buyer. Now it will be “the buyers” the new owner’s responsibility to pay those taxes.

#3 expense contribution towards closing costs

This might be something that the buyers ask for; it is not always the case but normally they will ask for a three thousand to five thousand dollar contribution towards closing cost, it is on you, but it’s just something for you to keep in mind, they might also ask for a home warranty insurance, it is an insurance that is paid for a year, it is between $1,000 in $2,000 dollars, this type of insurance typically covers appliances, AC unit, termites, mold etc., it depends on what you are looking for or what the buyers are requesting, this is some “piece of mind” for them, to make sure it’s all working while they are adjusting.

…. you might thinking I’m going to do it on my own I’m just going to buy my sign, I will stick it on my yard and I’ll do the work; that’s not always the case, think about this, if you put for sale by owner sign people that is attracted to that sign is looking for a bargain it’s looking for a cheap house, it’s looking for a house that it’s probably not in the best condition; You value your property, you want all your equity in return and no because you want to save a very small percentage you need to sacrifice selling your house for what is worth, and keep in mind that you have to spend time your time showing your property, maybe working on hosting an open house, sending Flyers, doing the online marketing, among others, all those things will have to be on you and most likely you don’t have the resources and the time to do so..

REMEMBER not because your neighbor said that he sold his house for $700,000 dollars, the house is worth $700,000 dollars, he might have sold his house for $725, $745 sometimes we’re not always on point when we talk about numbers like that and probably his house was 700,000 dollars but your house has a beautiful patio, a beautiful kitchen a new bathroom and is not worth $700,000 dollars it might be $750, $780.

Please if you want a free home analysis don’t hesitate to contact me; it will be my pleasure to speak to you and let you know exactly what your house is worth, if it’s the right moment to sell or if it’s best for your to wait.

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Weston, Florida

Where is Weston, Fl. Located?

Weston Florida is located in the west side of #Broward it was established in 1996 pretty much built by a builder called ARVIDA.

Very known for the mazing schools, the beautiful landscapes and the amazing homes; population is about 70,000 people right now.

How far is Weston from:

Naples, FL.

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Weston
  • Number one retirement spot in the country
  • America’s best beaches
  • Reputation as a golf capital of the world

Las Olas Boulevard, Fl.

  • Less than one hour away from Weston
  • Well known for its beautiful beaches
  • Amazing restaurants
  • Fantastic ambience overall

Miami Beach, Fl.

  • Less than one hour away from Weston
  • Founded by a woman
  • One of the warmest locations in winter in the whole United States

Orlando Florida

  • 3 hours and 30 minutes from Western
  • 60 million visitors every year
  • Famous theme parks
  • Shopping malls and
  • Golf courses

Key West

  • 3 hours and 30 minutes away from Western
  • 90 miles away from Cuba
  • Home to famous writers
  • Fantastic nightlife

Fort Lauderdale Airport is the closest airport to Weston, approximate 25 minutes away.

Miami Airport, 45 minutes away.

There’s a lot more to know about Weston, Florida… the amazing sunsets, state parks and the everglades.