Dog and cat lovers constantly ask me where they can find pet friendly condos and neighborhoods in Boca Raton.
It seems like an easy question. After all, who can resist a happy puppy? Well, it turns out that the majority of condos in Boca have bylaws that discourage pets. Most of the active adult condos in Delray Beach don’t allow pets, either.
Fortunately, for people who find pets to be a pleasure, there are a number of very appealing Boca condos that welcome residents who own dogs and cats. A number of these condos are shown below.
Some pet friendly condos in Boca Raton
This list covers most, though not all of the pet friendly condominiums in Boca Raton, and indicates the condo weight restrictions for dogs.
Up to 50 pounds: 200 East, 5 Palms, Aragon, Boca Grand, Luxuria
Up to 30 pounds: Excelsior, El Viente and Montego Bay (Boca Pointe), Greenbriar, Mizner Court, Palmetto Place, Coquina Isle (Polo Club), Townsend Place
Up to 20 pounds: Addison Pointe, Ballantrae, Boca Raton Riviera, Coronado, Mizner Tower, Placide, Sea Ranch, Somerset (Boca Country Club), Toscana
If there’s an HOA, there are pet restrictions of some kind.
Even if you are moving into a single family home in Boca Raton, if there is a home owners association (HOA) that governs the community, it is likely to include some pet restrictions in its rules. Most single family communities allow two to three pets, and occasionally more.
Gated community pet rules may be more restrictive.
You may find that gated communities will be more stringent with their rules than non-gated communities. Also, you often find that the higher the cost of the HOA, the more restrictive the pet rulings.
Most communities with HOAs, but not all, place a limit of 50 pounds per pet on dogs. Almost all restrict dogs that are considered dangerous, such as Dobermans and Staffordshire Terriers (pit bulls).
NO HOA usually means no pet restrictions.
Communities without HOAs typically have no pet restrictions, because there is no organization that governs the subdivision. In that case, you are usually free to own as many pets (dogs and cats), in almost any weight category, as you choose.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my.
By the way, if you are an animal lover whose tastes run to the exotic, there is an area to the far west of West Palm Beach called the Acreage. There, every property is at least an acre in size and there are no home owner associations.
Marc Jablon, the Jablon Team
Re/Max Complete Solutions