Buying a home in Indian Creek, Jupiter Florida?
Indian Creek is a pleasant Jupiter community suited for those who want to enjoy the benefits of living on a golf course. Residents enjoy fewer immediate neighbors, spacious backyard views, a clubhouse for community events, and of course a place to play a leisurely round of 18 holes. Indian Creek has condos, townhouses, and single-family homes for sale. It’s perfect for those looking to buy Florida real estate in the $150,000 to $400,000 range or rent in the $1300-$2300 range.
If that sounds tempting—and especially if you’re in the market for Indian Creek condos—we have created this home buyer’s checklist to minimize the legwork while you research Indian Creek homes for sale.
1. Consider the Best Property Type for You
Indian Creek real estate includes a variety of property types, including condos, single-family homes, and townhouses. Condominiums often fit the needs of the elderly, Millennials, regular travelers, and investors because they tend to be cheaper overall and require little maintenance. Single-family homes (houses) are excellent for families and anyone who will spend most of their time living at home. Townhouses offer a compromise between the two. We’ve provided a table that breaks down these pros and cons further.
For more detailed information on finding the perfect type of property ownership for you, read this Investopedia article.
2. The Big Things To Consider
The primary property elements to consider when looking Indian Creek homes for sale are property age, style, and location.
Property Age: Many of the homes in Indian Creek were constructed during the 1980’s and early 90’s. While this makes the average house around 30 years old, homes from this period are generally considered to retain good value all things considered. Even so, there are certain aspects that must be examined when buying property of this age. A home inspection should prevent any unfortunate surprises, but you can check out this blog post for a summary of potential problems with 1980’s homes.
Keep in mind that maintenance will not be your responsibility when buying an Indian Creek condominium, but HOA fees will be. In other words, you will be indirectly responsible for paying a share of the overall building maintenance, rather than merely your parcel. Ask about HOA fees for the past 5-10 years for an estimate of future costs.
Architectural Style: Many consider the architectural style of the 1980’s to be cosmetically-challenged. This opinion, however, should not necessarily be a deterrent for the potential home buyer. First, there are numerous beautiful homes with amazing facades in Indian Creek. Secondly, houses with poorer curb appeal have an affordable price tag to match, so homebuyers are in position to get more square footage for their buck. If you’re willing to put in some work into a single-family home, raising the curb appeal is also an excellent opportunity to raise the resale value of the home.
Location: Indian Creek is situated in the southwest corner of Jupiter and the northeast corner of Palm Beach Country. It is an excellent pocket of Florida for the golfer, lifelong learner, traveler, beach bum, fisherman, and lover of big, blue skies.
Public education is provided by the highly-rated Palm Beach County schools, and there is also a private Catholic school and preschool extremely close by. Properties on the northern edge of the community, however, back up to a wastewater facility. Also located in the area are Legacy Place, The Gardens Mall, Downtown at The Gardens. Boat owners can choose from several deep water marinas and zip through the Jupiter Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean.
Jupiter is close to the massive Lake Okeechobee for those who want a freshwater alternative to activities like boating and fishing. The town also features Florida Atlantic University’s well-respected Lifelong Learning Society and excellent Jupiter Medical Center. Palm Beach International Airport is a short drive away.
3. Little Things To Consider
Many Indian Creek condos are not packed with amenities like the nearby community, Abacoa. There are 13 sub-communities within Indian Creeks, and each has different community clubs, atmospheres, and HOAs. Since Indian Creek is an affordable community across the board, expect many of these sub-communities to be comparable in terms of amenities.
Perhaps the most important things to consider are the community areas and social atmosphere. Some, but not all, sub-communities include a pool at the clubhouse. Potential buyers should also consider aspects like appliances, age restrictions, parking, storage space, security, and opportunities for unit upgrades.
As an additional note, aspects like parking and storage space are termed limited common elements because everyone contributes to them via monthly HOA dues, but they belong exclusively to individuals.
4. The Golf Club of Jupiter
The Golf Club of Jupiter is the nucleus of the community and the 13 sub-communities that make up Indian Creek. In addition to regular events, they offer patrons a restaurant with full bar, lessons from a club pro, and membership options. Individuals pay $1950 for an annual membership, and families pay $2950. Membership includes free equipment rental, access to a club professional, and unlimited play.
The course consists of 18 holes suited to golfers of all ages and skill levels. Visitors have commented on the impeccable greens and challenging, innovative course design.
5. Find A Valuable Indian Creek Property
Market Trends: Though Indian Creek is not at the absolute peak of its value, it is nevertheless a good time to buy. See this Trulia article for detailed statistical information on the town of Jupiter, Florida.
Concessions: The big concessions you can make in order to get a better deal on Indian Creek condominiums include proximity to the wastewater treatment plant and less-than-ideal curb appeal. If you need an affordable townhouse or condo, be sure to ask your realtor about properties with downsides that equate to a chunk off the price tag. You may find something that doesn’t bother you personally but is still friendly to your wallet.
6. Those Pesky Additional Costs
One of the toughest parts about buying a new Indian Creek condominium or house is budgeting properly. The table below provides a near-exhaustive list of potential costs and fees. Not all of them apply to every property, but it will help you plan your future more accurately.
Indian Creek provides its residents with wonderful, affordable properties and the joys of Floridian golf course living. We hope you find exactly what you’re looking for!