WATCH: Luxurious Colonial Home in Weston, Florida with equestrian dressage ring is up for sale
Windmill Ranch Road in Weston, Florida
Weston, Florida 2/01/2007 05:31 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Luxurious Colonial Home in Weston, Florida Windmill Ranch Road in Weston, Florida Katerina Brosda, Century 21 Broker Associate and principal at MiamiJustListed.com exclusively offers this spectacular home in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Southeast Florida. This magnificent ranch-style estate with community barn and equestrian dressage ring in the gated enclave of Windmill Ranch Estates is very private, yet very secure. Mature, lush English-garden-style landscaping makes this two-story Colonial home and surroundings look and feel like a Thomas Kinkade painting. Pastoral lake views, huge rooms, attention to detail and only 30 minutes to Miami make this a fantastic Estate for entertaining friends and business associates. The finest materials have been brought together and incorporated into this thrilling 5 bedrooms/ 6 baths, from the marble floors, finest carpeting, to the mahogany library, stainless steel appliances in the open kitchen with granite counter tops. Driving onto the Porte Cochere with a sparkling 6 foot figurine fountain will assure that you are feeling like coming home to the most prestigious home in the area. Exclusively offered at $2,399,900.00 MLS D1160392 http://www.MiamiJustListed.com Katerina Brosda, Broker Associate Century 21 Oceanfront Realty Miami, Florida (305) 788-9393 About Weston Weston is a community founded on solid family values, commitment to educational excellence, and a strong economic vision. Weston is quickly becoming the greatest place to live in Southeast, Florida, with pristine surroundings and friendly residents and only 30 minutes to Miami. As one of the newest incorporated cities in Florida, Weston is a true melting pot of people from all around the world. Residents who have relocated from all over the country and even the globe create a community that is diverse in culture and background. Weston families are ready to help their neighbors settle in and feel comfortable, whether they moved from a neighboring city or from a country halfway around the world. It is not uncommon to meet your neighbors as soon as the moving truck pulls up and to quickly make lasting friendships, making Weston feel like home in no time. Community involvement is a key component in the spirit of Weston. Regardless of age or interest, there is something for everyone to participate in. A terrific resource for new families is the Weston Community Center. Full of resources on events, area sports, classes, social gatherings and much more, the Community Center is one stop you don’t want to miss. The knowledgeable staff is ready to answer your questions and help you feel comfortable in your new hometown. There are several volunteer opportunities for you in Weston. A stop by a local school opens up a world of volunteer possibilities, whether you have school-age children or not. Hospitals always welcome volunteers to brighten patients’ days. There are many opportunities to work with seniors, from visiting to helping with Broward Meals on Wheels. Getting around in Weston is easy thanks to the preplanning by city developers. The city is laid out in a grid fashion, with the streets clearly marked and well-lighted and the names of the developments or neighborhoods prominently displayed. There are also extensive walking and biking trails throughout the city. If you would like some help navigating, simply stop in at the Weston Area Chamber of Commerce to pick up your free city street map. Weston is beautiful, with gorgeous weather, a friendly atmosphere and the diverse backgrounds of area residents make it a place unlike any other. There is always plenty to see and do in this fast-growing community. Come see why so many are making Weston their new hometown! Healthy Living Health care, like all other aspects of the community, is excellent in the Weston area. Physicians and other health care professionals treat their patients like family and are able to give them top-quality care in one of the area’s state-of-the-art medical facilities. Whether it’s visiting a local clinic, getting your teeth cleaned at your dentist, or keeping your pet healthy, all the members of Weston’s health care community are well-qualified and ready to assist you. Cleveland Clinic Hospital Within the city of Weston, residents can find some of the best-quality health care available through Cleveland Clinic Florida and the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. The 150-bed, acute care hospital has both inpatient and outpatient services, along with 24-hour emergency care and a variety of specialties. Arts & Leisure In the earliest days of development, city planners realized that culture and recreation needed to be an integral part of the Weston community. From this realization sprouted many city parks, biking and walking trails, and spaces for restaurants and theaters. From a neighborhood game of softball to a night listening to the symphony under the stars, you can fill your leisure time with a variety of activities. The diversity of residents brings a diversity of offerings to enjoy and also leads to a cultural experience seldom found in such a new city. Weston’s dedication to the arts is evident when you look around the community. Residents have joined together to form an independent organization called the Arts Council of Greater Weston. The members of the Arts Council work to bring additional art and cultural events to the area. This is just one of many examples of the residents of Weston becoming actively involved in making the city an exceptional place to live and work. Economic Development What types of businesses are calling Weston home? All types! Weston is continually attracting new businesses to the area, and those already established tend to stay. With all the requisite amenities for corporate relocations, business satellite offices, retail shops and other entrepreneurial ventures, it is easy to see why Weston is such a hot spot for business. Divisions of Sony, Office Depot, Andrx Corporation, Ultimate Software Group Inc., American Express, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Hershey International, Best Buy, Circuit City, Herald and Sun-Sentinel are thriving in this beautifully maintained, planned community. The low crime rate, excellent schools, wonderful weather and diversity of residents make Weston a prime spot to open shop, and there are plenty of locations in town developed to do just that. In addition to the beautiful buildings, a park and amphitheater overlook a beautiful man-made lake — one of many lakes found throughout the city. The Weston Town Center is owned by Belmont, which also owns three other Weston shopping centers: the Waterway Shoppes, the Shops at North Lake and the Bonaventure Town Center Shops. Having one owner helps to ensure variety in retailers in the town and makes it easy for residents to find what they need within the city limits. Home & Community You would be hard pressed to find a better place to live than the beautiful city of Weston. The exquisite surroundings, low crime rate, friendly neighbors, religious diversity and excellent public services make Weston a city to fall in love with. The climate in Weston makes it an enjoyable place to live year-round. Average high temperatures are 75 degrees in January and reach only 90 degrees during the warmest summer months. The lows range from 60 degrees in January to the low 80s during July and August. There is plenty of sunshine in Weston, with enough rain mixed in to keep things green and beautiful. In addition, the sales tax rate is below the national average and there is no state tax, making it even more enjoyable to live in Weston. With the palm-tree-lined streets and the lush landscaping throughout the city, Weston is a great place to call home. Close to the larger metropolises of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, as well as the famous white sand beaches of Florida, Weston gives residents the many benefits of big-city living without all the hassles. Citizens of Weston take pride in their community, and it shows through the active volunteer efforts, beautiful parks and safe neighborhoods. City planners realize the importance of open green space, especially in an area where the weather is so perfect. Parks dotting the community, such as Peace Mound Park and Emerald Estates Park, among many others, provide the residents a place to picnic, walk, play Frisbee or just enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine. Many sports celebrities like Dan Marino, Bernie Kosar, Jason Taylor, Manny Ramirez, and Eddie Jones call Weston their home. Most communities are gated in Weston, providing an extra touch of security to this already safe city. Boasting the lowest crime rate in Broward County, the city of Weston is a diverse community with family-oriented residents watching out for their neighbors, which aids in keeping crime rates exceptionally low, especially for a city the size of Weston. Law enforcement and fire and emergency services are provided through a contract with Broward County. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office operates a Weston District Police Headquarters on the corner of Royal Palm and Bonaventure boulevards. Even though crime rates are very low, the Sheriff’s Office considers every crime unacceptable and continues working to eradicate all crime in the area. One example of their continued efforts is the use of technology. A new program, POWERTRAC, helps to monitor crime trends that would not have been noticed in the days of paper filing. Each patrol car is outfitted with a keyboard to file reports, which are then sent to the station and compiled to discover emerging trends in crime in the area. Since its inception, crime has declined 53 percent, the number of cases successfully closed has increased 40 percent, and over 100,000 overtime hours have been saved. This is just one of the examples of law enforcement going the extra mile to discover ways to make Weston an even safer place to live. There are also several programs offered by local law enforcement through which area residents can help make the community a safer place to live. One such program is a free security screening offered for both private residences and businesses. The survey, conducted by certified crime-prevention practitioners, provides recommendations on how to make your home or business safer. To schedule a free survey, call the BSO West Broward Office at (954) 389-2040. Each weekend, services such as child-safety-seat inspections are also offered free of charge to the public. The Broward County Fire Rescue Division operates three city-owned stations strategically placed throughout the city. The Broward County Assistant Chief is permanently placed in the city and acts as the city’s fire chief. The Fire Rescue Division gives excellent service to the residents of the city in any emergency. With all that Weston has to offer, it is no wonder that such a strong real estate market exists. It doesn’t take long for people to realize that this preplanned community is the place for them. The real estate boom spreading across the nation has also come to Weston. New homes, as well as previously owned homes, don’t remain on the market long in Weston. Average homes in the area are selling for almost $475,000, making the dream of living in southern Florida an affordable reality. All homes in the area are relatively new, with the first homes being constructed in the 1980s. All types of real estate are available in Weston. Timeshares, apartments, townhouses, single-story homes and multi-million-dollar mansions are all part of the expanding community. Ranked as one of the best places to retire by CNN and Money magazine, Weston offers affordable housing options for people in all stages of life. The broad array of homes in the area makes it easy to find a larger home when you find you need more space, or downsize a bit when your home has outgrown you. Once you call Weston home, it is always home. If your housing needs change, you can find another home just around the corner that fits your current needs, instead of relocating to another community. One of the innovative housing options recently added in Weston is the Palace at Weston. This gated community is billed as “luxury living for those 55 and older” and is a perfect spot to retire. Away from the bustle of Miami or Fort Lauderdale, yet enjoying the conveniences of a large city, the Palace at Weston is one option for affordable retirement living. The well-planned community of Weston knows a mix of housing options is needed to fit the needs of the residents moving in. New families, retired couples and business executives are all coming to Weston and all have very different housing needs, all of which can be met in the city. Whatever type of housing you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it here in one of the nation’s best places to live. Among the top things making Weston such a great place to live are the government officials looking out for the welfare of residents, both present and future. A commission-manager form of government is used in Weston, with elections held every two years on the second Tuesday in March of odd-numbered years. The city is run by a city manager, a mayor and four city commissioners. The mayor and city commissioners are elected to four-year terms, and the city manager and a city attorney are then hired by the city commissioners. The jobs of both the commissioners and the mayor are considered part-time in Weston. Another aspect of the city of Weston that gives it a well-rounded atmosphere is the thriving church and synagogue community. The diversity of the members of the community is reflected in the diversity of the churches found in Weston. Interdenominational and nondenominational groups are easily found in the city. Most religious denominations are located within the city, either in an official institution or at an alternative gathering spot. Century 21 Real Estate Company Century 21 is the largest residential real estate company in the world and serving Weston buyers and seller in Broward County alike. About Katerina Brosda Katerina Brosda is a preeminent negotiator dominating her industry and field of expertise. As the sole principal at MiamiJustListed.com Ms. Brosda is charged with the day-to-day operations of a boutique real estate services and development firm that caters to the haves and wants of an international upscale clientele in the greater Miami area and in particular on the beaches. Ms. Brosda is recognized by the largest real estate services firm in the world, Century 21, as one of its most successful and outstanding professionals. Ms. Brosda’s firm is located in chic Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, a barrier reef island in North Miami Beach. About Century 21 Real Estate LLC Century 21 Real Estate is the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System. The System is comprised of more than 7,800 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 42 countries and territories worldwide. 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