Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snapper Creek Lakes – An Exclusive Coral Gables Guard-Gated Community

As one of Coral Gable’s most exclusive guard-gated communities, Snapper Creek Lakes is definitely a very sought-after neighborhood in the Miami metro area.  Not only is it one of the safest neighborhoods in the area, it is one of the most beautiful as well.  From the intricate design and style of each home to the perfectly landscaped lawns and common areas, much goes into the look and feel of Snapper Creek Lakes.  Originally developed in the early 1950s, the community includes mature tropical foliage on each lot as well as along tree-lined streets.  Because the 24-hour guarded gate is the only way in and out, this is an ideal neighborhood for families, and retirees.  Even those who want to live in the area part-time choose Snapper Creek Lakes because of the sense of security.

Snapper Creek Lakes Location
As a small neighborhood with only 124 homes, Snapper Creek Lakes sits across Old Cutler Road from Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens.  It is considered a waterfront community because some of the homes back up to canals that provide access into Biscayne Bay. The other homes sit on a small neighborhood lake or are surrounded by land and lush foliage.  Canal front homes offer private docks for those who yachts.  Additionally, there is a community marina where all homeowners can rent dock space as well as dry-dock and land space to keep their boats.  The marina is just a five-minute boat ride from Biscayne Bay.  For families with small children, Snapper Creek Lakes is very close to some of the best private and public schools in the entire state.  

Real Estate in Snapper Creek Lakes
Snapper Creek Lakes real estate shows off some of the most unbelievable homes in all of Coral Gables not to mention the entire Miami area.  The large, estate sized homes are situated on oversized lots of at least one acre.  Architectural styles vary throughout this exclusive enclave but are subtly gracious in their appearance. These grand homes feature all of the exquisite décor and updates that one expects in a home of this caliber.  Unbelievable pools surrounded by extensive outdoor living areas are commonplace in the large backyards.  Some homes even have privacy gates to provide additional security on top of the entrance gate that is manned by guards. 

Values in this community range from about $1 million to well over $10 million.  There are currently 12 homes listed for sale in Snapper Creek Lakes priced between about $2 million and $11 million with one lot for sale at $2.8 million. The most affordable home includes 5 bedrooms and 5 baths with the most expensive including 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms with 14,063 square feet. There are currently no properties for rent in Snapper Creek Lakes.

As for recent sales, only seven homes have sold in 2012 priced between $1.7 million and $4.1 million.  These homes stayed on the market for about 276 days.  

An Exclusive Highly Desirable Coral Gables Neighborhood
Snapper Creek Lakes is a highly desirable neighborhood located in the South Gables section of Coral Gables and one that elite residents strive to live in.  Discerning buyers seek out homes in Snapper Creek Lakes.  This is definitely a top pick with Coral Gables real estate.

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