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10 Westwood Ave., Tequesta, Florida 33469
On the Southeastern Florida Coast, Tequesta Gardens is a Tranquil 55+ Condominium Community with Nicely Manicured Green Spaces, Two Swimming Pools and Free Clubhouse Wi-Fi
Situated in lovely Tequesta, Florida on the southeastern Florida coast, Tequesta Gardens is a 55+ condominium community. It was built in the 1970s and has nearly 250 units in 12 separate buildings with two stories each.
Each building has a white exterior, and each unit has either a screened balcony or patio, giving the community a uniform appearance. Homes all have two bedrooms, two baths, 910 square feet and plenty of light. This is a peaceful, nicely manicured community with tall trees and large expanses of grass. Parking areas are here and there throughout the development.
Prices begin in the mid- to high-$100,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change. Buying in Tequesta Gardens requires a $100 application fee payable to the community association, a background check and an interview.
Amenities include a recreation center with free wi-fi, a lending library, two swimming pools and shuffleboard courts. Tequesta Gardens also borders Constitution Park, which has a walking trail and a butterfly garden. The beaches are just two to three minutes away by car.
Visit www.tequestagarden.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/yanv5o7v for listings (if no current listings, please check back).
Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting snowbirds to the state in the late 19th century. Retirees continue to flock to the state. It's not hard to see why tourism has become the leading industry.
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.
The state has 1,250 more golf courses 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.
Florida, particularly the Keys and the Gulf Coast, were struck by Category 4 Hurricane Irma in early September, 2017. Towns will rebuild, perhaps this time with climate change in mind, making them safer and better equipped to handle major hurricanes going forward.
Population - 20,612,439
Persons 65 years old and over - 20%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 87%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%
White persons, not Hispanic - 58%
Median household income - $47,525
Median home value - $159,900
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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