Aberdeen Golf and Country Club
8251 Aberdeen Drive, Boynton Beach, Florida 33472
On the Southeastern Florida Coast, Lush Aberdeen Golf and Country Club Has a Handful of 55+ Neighborhoods, a Golf Course, a Large Clubhouse and Waterways
Boynton Beach sits along the Intracoastal Waterway on Florida's southeastern coast and is home to Aberdeen Golf and Country Club, a large community with a handful of 55+ neighborhoods spread across 1,400 acres. The community was built by UCD Homes (now Shea Homes) from 1988 to 2000 and has an established feeling.
The more than 2,900 total single family homes, town homes and condominiums sit on quiet, meandering lanes. Palm trees, tropical vegetation, lakes and groomed green spaces dot the 19 to 25 contiguous subdivisions ("villages"). The architecture is primarily Mediterranean, and floor plans range from approximately 1,500 square feet to about 4,000 square feet. Nearly all residences back to a canal or have a view of the golf course. Addison Green, Brittany Lakes, Oxford Place, Carrington Lake, Lancaster and Fairway Lakes are the 55+ neighborhoods.
Prices start at around $100,000 and top out in the low-$600,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.
The community is managed by individual HOAs and a master property owners' association. There is a $20,000 application fee, and membership is required in most neighborhoods. Levels start at around $10,000 ($7,500, plus $3,000). Annual dues start at about $8,500.
The highlight of Aberdeen is its championship, Desmond Muirhead-designed golf course that has been named one of the most challenging courses in Florida. The 40,000 square foot clubhouse has casual and formal dining, a full service bar, a 23,000 square foot aquatics and fitness center with three swimming pools, including a serenity pool, and plenty of club events and activities. Outside, 15 tennis courts with stadium seating await.
The neighborhoods to the west of Jog Road have single family homes, and these homeowners must purchase a golf, tennis or social country club membership, with several levels available. Membership fees are listed on the community's website. Neighborhoods to the east of Jog Road have condos and town homes and no required country club membership but homeowners can purchase various memberships if they would like.
Beaches are eight miles away in Ocean Ridge, which is across the Intracoastal Waterway. The largest beach, Oceanfront Park, is clean and has a nice canopied boardwalk. Jet Skiing, fishing and SCUBA diving all popular activities.
Boynton Beach's Bethesda Hospital East is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winters are mild with temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s. On average, the area receives 48 inches of rain every year
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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.
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
Is Everyone in a 55+ Community Really 55+?
Not everyone who lives in a 55+ community is age 55 or better. Generally, at least 80% of residents must be at least age 55 (and at least one occupant of each housing unit must be age 55), while the remaining 20% are allowed to be younger (but usually at least age 45). Children are allowed to visit but generally cannot stay more than two weeks at a time. It is also usually the case that older, more established 55+ communities have an older residential demographic.
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