Plantation Homes For Sale

Small Town Feel In Broward County FL

Plantation is among one of Broward County’s Best Cities. There is no better description for a city’s motto than the City of Plantation, “The Grass is Greener.” This motto doesn’t just provide a figurative representation of Plantation, it’s literal too. Tree lined streets, parks, and green spaces are peppered throughout the city, giving Plantation a small town feel. This doesn’t mean that you won’t find some big city touches. Let’s take a look at what Plantation has to offer.

A Complete Guide to Plantation Homes for Sale

Planning to move and searching for Plantation homes for sale?  Here are some things you should know…

Living in Plantation FL

Plantation is an ideal community to live and work.  Plantation homes for sale include reasonably priced starter homes to luxurious multimillion dollar estate homes.  There are variety of homes in Plantation to meet every buyer’s needs.  This city is full of great neighborhoods.  If you’re searching for your dream home, Gene Petrino is dedicated to help you succeed.

The city’s original master plan prohibited homes that were next to each other to look alike.  The first homesites were designed in what they called “long acre” sites, with the idea that homeowners would use 2/3 of their land for growing gardens and fruit trees.  The plan was to create a “co-op” farmers market where the residents would pool their produce and sell it for profit.

As the popularity of the “small town” community started to grow, so did the City’s offerings.  All while keeping the home town atmosphere.  Today, Plantation is one of the most desirable cities in Broward County FL.

According to the City’s website, “Plantation’s natural environment is unsurpassed by other South Florida cities.  It has been recognized for over 30 consecutive years, as “Tree City USA” and is one of only a handful of cities in the nation to be designated a “Sterling Tree City USA,” and a National Wildlife Federation “Community Wildlife Habitat.” It has been recognized by America’s Promise Alliance as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People,” and by the Florida Green Building Coalition as a Gold Certified “Green Local Government.”

A few reasons why so many people are moving to Plantation are the strong economy, A-rated schools, vast assortment of parks and activities, and its commuter friendly location.

Strong Economy

Drawing on Plantation’s location and strengths, major corporations have chosen to call Plantation their home.  Companies such as Motorola, Magic Leap, DHL, and National Beverage are among many located in the Midtown District.  Plantation is also home to the Westfield Broward Mall.  There are great anchor stores there, as well as restaurants and the multiplex movie theatre. There are also many smaller “mom and pop” style stores that build on Plantation’s hometown feel and contribute to its strong economy.

Excellence in Education

The six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools that serve Plantation are part of the renowned Broward County School District.  Additionally, residents have access to three charter schools, and seven private schools throughout the city.

The city is home to one of the country’s top private schools, American Heritage.  You can learn more about American Heritage here.

Local Activities

To keep in line with the “hometown” feel, Plantation has a wide variety of city sponsored events and local activities.  For those looking for a sports related activity, the city has a first class Tennis center, olympic  pool, equestrian center, and a beautiful public golf course (Plantation Preserve).  There are also 42 parks throughout the city totally 642 acres! There’s even a great dog park for your fury family member.  City sponsored events include the annual Wine and Jazz Taste of Plantation, easter egg hunt, Plantation Volunteer Fire Department BBQ, and holiday parades, concerts, and fireworks display events.  The city also has plenty of group sports programs throughout the city, to include football, basket ball, and baseball.

If golf is your thing, Plantation is right for you.  There are two excellent private courses (Fort Lauderdale Country Club & Mar Lago Country Club), as well as two outstanding public courses (Plantation Preserve & Jacaranda Country Club).

 

A Complete Guide to Plantation Homes for Sale

Living In Plantation

Learn everything you need to know about the Plantation FL real estate market from the Best Local Real Estate Broker, Gene Petrino with Petrino Properties Inc.  Whether buying or selling, this website is designed to guide you to your ideal home or property with ease.

Plantation Demographics

Population: 92,560 (2015)

Median Age: 42

Median Home Price: $224,400

Median Rent: $1,414

In your search for Plantation homes for sale, there are some important things you should consider.  Home in Plantation have a wide range of pricing.  Always consider your overall needs when choosing a neighborhood.  Choosing a home close to a school when you don’t have children might not be such a good idea.  Conversely, settling into a neighborhood close to major roadways may not be the best place to raise your children.  As a resident of Coral Springs, I can help you navigate these waters to ensure you find the perfect home to match your needs.

Located in the center of Broward County, Plantations ideally located for commuting anywhere in the tri-county area.  It’s central location means that you have easy access for traveling in any direction on either the Florida’s Turnpike, I-595, I-95, or the Sawgrass Expressway.  Despite Plantation’s small town charm, there are many great restaurants and shopping to satisfy your needs.  Plantation has made a massive push to creating a “ “Midtown” atmosphere between University Drive and Pine Island Rd.  According to the City’s website, “This district is slated for a renaissance as a live, work and play Town Center for Plantation and central Broward.”  The area is made up of mixed use residential homes, office space, hotels, a multiplex movie theater, and numerous restaurants and shops.  The area has several family friendly restaurant with bars that often host live music and entertainment during the weekend.  The best part is, all of these establishments are within walking distance of each other.  The city nailed the small town atmosphere with the big city vibe!

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Why Choosing an Experienced Broker is Critical

There’s an old joke that when you move to Florida, they give you a Florida Drivers License and a Real Estate License!  It seems that everyone now and days is an agent or knows and agent.  While there are many outstanding agents out there, you should be careful when selecting one to work with.

Whether you are considering buying a condo or a single-family home, selling your home, investing in property in Coral Springs, or other Broward County real estate opportunities, it is important to entrust your journey with a highly qualified real estate firm–more importantly The BEST qualified firm in Florida.

When interviewing an agent, there are a number of things to look at.  Among them should be their license status (Broker or Salesperson), track record for success, statistical data to include list to sales price ratios, marketing strategies, and how they communicate with their clients.  It’s also important to know how they utilize current technology, and social media during the marketing of your home.  The final skill critical for an agent to possess is directly related to their knowledge of mortgage financing.  One of the best ways for a transaction to succeed is by analyzing the financial capabilities of the buyer PRIOR TO entering into a contract with them.

Why Broker level licensing matters.

In Florida, there are two primary levels of real estate licenses.  Most agents hold a Salesperson license.  It is the lowest level license and requires the least amount of training and experience.  A Broker License is the highest level you can achieve in the real estate business.  As a Broker, you can open your own company and hire your own agents.  A Salesperson must work for a Broker to ensure compliance with all state laws as well as the National Association of Realtor’s Code of Ethics.  Don’t get me wrong, there are good Salesperson Licensees, however, their skill levels are not as high as a Broker.

It’s like the difference between a General Physician and a Surgeon.  They both are doctors, but I would only want one of them performing surgery on me.

Choosing Gene Petrino

As the Owner of Pompano Beach, Florida-based real estate firm Petrino Properties Inc., Gene Petrino offers comprehensive residential services throughout Broward County. With more than 19 years of real estate experience, his boutique firm specializes in buying, selling, and luxury residential properties.

Gene knows and understands real estate in the most organic way possible: His grandfather was involved in farms, ranches and residential/commercial endeavors, while one uncle maintained a successful brokerage in Colorado. Another uncle owned a 300 lot mobile home park. Three aunts are real estate investors. And his father paid for his college education through proceeds from rental properties. Get it? Real estate is in Gene’s genes!

He entered the business after an egregious process with the real estate agent that “guided” his first home purchase. Realizing that the industry should be about serving the customer instead of a focus on commissions, he founded Petrino Properties, with a mandate: “Real Estate The Right Way.”

With additional extensive career expertise in real estate lending industry, Gene is able to offer clients additional expertise so that there are no surprises leading up to closing on a property. His savvy in the marketplace has made him a go-to expert in the region, with multiple interviews as a pro real estate resource in The Sun Sentinel.

Check out his reviews on Trulia and Zillow to see what his clients say about him.  As you will see, it has been his mission to take the stress and anxiety out of the real estate process for his clients and provide only the highest level of customer service.  Call him today and see for yourself.  He would love the opportunity to help you in your search for Plantation homes for sale.


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