Estate Homes (EH) follow the pattern of a flamboyant lifestyle that's been an integral aspect of South Florida for decades. Traditionally, it attracts homebuyers uninterested in the bells and whistles offered by country clubs and the contemporary resort projects emerging in various parts of the state. In other words, private golf courses, tennis centers with twenty courts, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, Cancun-style zero edge pools anchoring 20,000 square foot clubhouses with waterparks, in-community restaurants, valets, massage spas, and more hold no attraction for the die-hard estate home buyer.
Homes For sale in Prado fit the EH category like a hand in a glove. Indeed, Lennar initiated a boutique community of 133 SF houses - 3,200 to 5,700 square feet under air (UA) - in 2014, with construction continuing for the next seven years. The real estate footprint spans 295 stunning acres. The lots range from half to one-and-a-half acres carved from an extensive nature preserve integrated with spectacular tropical foliage and picturesque lakes. With an average of more than two acres per residence, homeowners enjoy the same unsurpassed privacy and peace experienced on Wellington’s horse and polo ranches (like Grand Prix).
Lennar understood from the outset that their target audience was millionaires from NYC, Chicago, Philly, and other northern metros looking for three to six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and up to four garages. It’s also for wealthy Floridians after the same near famous golf courses and a rustic environment. So, the Prado in Jupiter campus receives 24/7 guardhouse security and ongoing ground maintenance for HOA fees of less than $300 monthly. Finally, the residence details check all the boxes for five-star EA luxury. Consider the following interior and exterior fixtures in a typical Prado house:
Given the seven-year construction span, different lot sizes, lake or garden position on the campus, and level of developer upgrades added to by owners after taking the title, price variances are unsurprising. The ZFC team's evaluation of the development during 2022/23 revealed homes selling from $349 to $710 per square foot (UA), ranging from $1.6 million to $4 million, with the majority in the $2 million to $3 million arena. Still, a $361 per square foot price gap on an average home leaves $1.4 million negotiating room. That seems to overlap all the variance contributors described above. Consequently, if you enter Prado to buy an estate home, call on our expertise, so you don't come out on the wrong side of the deal. We save our clients thousands of dollars with our laser-accurate appraisal calculations. In addition, sellers pay all commissions, so there's no cost for our advice.
Driving out of Prado is a short distance to the Jupiter beaches and sophisticated shopping centers. Every convenience one expects in a big city is in Jupiter, from supermarkets to high-end shopping, restaurants galore, bars, coffee shops, beauty salons, great schools (see below), golf courses left, right, and center, fitness clubs, tennis/pickleball venues, boat docking, galleries, and parks. Then south on the I95, and you're connecting to an international airport, healthcare centers, and other hubs like West Palm Beach Downtown, as easy as counting 1-2-3.
Competition at the Prado luxury level in Jupiter comes from Bridgewater, a must-see. In addition, Boca has some fantastic estate neighborhoods - Le Lac (with only thirty-two resident owners on 200 acres), Long Lake Estates, Fieldbrook Estates, and Le Rivage. Also, review the equestrian enclave, Horseshoe Acres. And that's only the tip of the Estate Home iceberg. Consider Parkland’s Parkland Reserve, Pine Tree Estates, Ternbridge, Tall Pines, Fox Ridge, and Meadow Run. Finally, Wellington ranch living, such as in Southfields, Palm Beach Point, Rustic Ranches, and Saddle Trail Park, may fit the bill.
You can't do better than ZFC Real Estate for any house, condo, or townhouse downtown, in country clubs, ungated suburbs, boating communities, or on the beach. We know them all and where the best deals await. So, if it's Prado or anywhere else noted above that interests you, contact us for a frank discussion about your needs. It'll be the best move you make this year.
Where you live in Jupiter determines which public schools your children may attend, and this in turn effects real estate values. Homes in Prado are zoned for the following Martin County school districts: