Good day to all,
This blog post is written with a bit of frustration behind it! I am sighing as I write this. Ugh! Why don’t more adult communities understand how absolutely therapeutic pets can be to their human companions? I was recently contacted by a lovely lady who asked me to help her find a pet-friendly 55+ community in SE South Florida. She thought that as a pet-friendly agent/realtor I would have good news for her. (Sighing again!). I only wish I could have an entire list of options for her, but I don’t! Not because I don’t know the area or communities where one can purchase a moderately priced 2 bedroom apartment – but because the sad truth is that 95% of 55 and over communities do not permit pets. In fact, their websites almost seem to be mentally allergic when it comes to the term “pets!”
Thus, I’d like to include some communities I have found that not only offer an active lifestyle for our lovely senior neighbors, but ta dah — they allow pets too! A rare, and I mean RARE commodity.
Here’s the list of 55+ pet-friendly lifestyle communities in Broward county (and surrounding area) in no particular order of preference:
- Cypress Lakes of Florida (located in Lakeland, FL): Here’s the link: http://www.cypresslakesfla.com/about-us/pet-friendly.aspx
- Hollybrook Golf and Tennis Club Condominiums (Pembroke Pines, FL): Small pet up to 15 pounds permitted. I don’t have a direct link to the community, but please feel free to Contact Me for available condos for sale.
- Century Village of Palm Beach (link includes pet-friendly association info): http://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com/2012/09/century-village-pet-friendly.html
- Palm Village Club (Dania, Fl). Small pet allowed. I don’t have a direct link to the community, but please feel free to Contact Me for available condos for sale.
- While for today’s list (no worries, I will continue to add to the list in the coming months) as you can see the choices are limited, I know of some wonderful mobile home/pre-fabricated homes (I promise the communities and the homes are beautiful) in the Dania, Davie and surrounding areas. I’ll be glad to send you over some information.
The search continues …
Until the next post. Wishing you all a splendid day!
Anabelle Taub, PA
Beachfront Realty, Inc.