Affordable Waterfront Townhome in Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth townhouse for sale!Enjoy water views of the navigable canal with access to beautiful Lake Osborne! 

This updated quad-style townhome is located in the gated community of Waterside Estates in Lake Worth.  It offers 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and has been freshly painted.  The townhouse features a fenced courtyard entry, has new shingles on the Mansard-style roof, new hurricane shutters and all new appliances.   In your free time you can go swimming or simply lounge by the sparkling lakeside pool in the center of the community.

This spacious townhome comes with two assigned parking spaces!  Have a large dog?  No problem!  They are allowed in this community.  The $575 maintenance fee is paid quarterly which comes out to a reasonably low $192 per month (when compared to similar properties).  This townhouse is being offered at $154,900.

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This charming townhouse community is only about a 5-minute drive to I-95 making for an easy commute to many points north & south and only about a 10-minute drive to the beach.  It’s also very near John Prince Memorial Park which includes a boundless playground, picnic pavilions & shelters, over 35,000 feet of lake frontage, boat launching ramps, fishing piers, tennis and basketball courts, volleyball areas, a bicycle path and even a nature trail.


South Florida Teardowns and McMansions

single story homes found in neighborhoods along the Intracoastal Waterway in South Florida

According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Florida is among the states they identified in 2002 that is experiencing teardowns in historic neighborhoods where McMansions are becoming more and more commonplace.  In 2002 they identified 100 communities in 20 states and, unfortunately, just about four years later that number soared to more than 300 communities in 33 states that are being impacted by teardowns.  The photo on the left is an example of what a typical neighborhood in South Florida looked like before some of the smaller, single-story older homes were replaced with newer, larger homes (as shown in the photo below).

There were 21 Florida cities identified (13 of which are in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties): Boca Raton, Bradenton Beach, Coral Gables, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale (Rio Vista), Gulf Stream, Hollywood (Lakes), Juno Beach, Jupiter Island, Lighthouse Point, Marco Island, Miami (Coconut Grove, West Grove), Naples, North Miami Beach, Ocean Ridge, Old Marco, Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, and Tampa.

An example of a Florida McMansion next to an older one-story home.The term “McMansions” is a slang architectural term and is often used to describe the house built to replace the teardown.  In Florida, McMansions are typically much bigger than the original house on the site and they tend to stand out in a neighborhood that mostly consists of older and smaller, one-story homes with roomy front and back yards. Sometimes this new construction is not welcomed by neighbors because it destroys the original character of the neighborhood. Immediate neighbors sometimes complain of the negative impact it has on their property with regards to restricted views, reduced sunlight to their house or yard, as well as property values.  Local leaders are often either not able or willing to prevent these teardowns that forever change the landscape of historic neighborhoods.

Most of the McMansions around South Florida are located in neighborhoods where homes are either on, or have access to, the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).  The land is often much more valuable than the original home that’s on the property and some of the teardowns are done by owners who have lived on the property for several years and love the location but simply want a newer, larger home.  In some cases, it’s luxury home developers who are buying the older homes, tearing them down and if the lot is large enough to allow it, they build more than one new home which makes for a very nice return on their investment.  These newer custom homes are typically full of luxurious details and features not found in older homes.

Among other terms that you may hear used in place of “McMansions” are: “monster home,” “faux chateaux,” and “starter castle.”

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Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Real Estate • 49th Street Townhomes

front view49th Street Townhouses are located in the sought-after Coral Ridge area of Fort Lauderdale and if you like the beach, you’ll love their location because they are only one block south of Commercial Blvd. and east of Bayview Drive. 

The business and shopping district along Commercial Blvd. is just steps away from 49th Street Townhomes and residents need drive only 5 minutes to get to the beach and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s pier.  Holy Cross Hospital is only about a mile west and the popular Coral Ridge Country Club is just 10 blocks south on Bayview Drive.


rear view49th Street Townhomes is a waterfront community of 28 tri-level townhouses located on one of Fort Lauderdale’s many finger canals off the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).  These townhouses are very spacious and offer 2-bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a loft, and a 1 or 2 car garage.  

Want more information?  Read more about these Fort Lauderdale waterfront townhomes and find out which ones are currently for sale.  Of course, if you own one of these townhomes and are considering selling, we’d love to hear from you, too.  Remember… we market homes like no one else!  This post illustrates just one of the marketing techniques we utilize to ensure maximum market exposure for your home.