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3645 SW Whispering Sound, Palm City, FL 34990
Established and Nicely Manicured, Whispering Sound is a Gated 55+ Town Home Community in Palm City, Florida
Located in pretty Palm City, Florida, the gated 55+ community of Whispering Sound was built in the 1990s. It has nearly 230 town homes.
All properties are single story and have Mediterranean style architecture with a stucco exterior and a redish/pinkish tile roof. Floor plans range from 1,500 square feet to 2,300 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two baths. Many homes feature vaulted ceilings, granite countertops and an enclosed porch. Each residence has an attached one or two car garage. Entryways sit back from the garage and are often hidden by palm trees, fruit trees and flowering plants. Lawns are small but well manicured.
Prices begin in the low-$200,000s. Monthly HOA fees are about $275. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are subject to change.
Amenities include a nice clubhouse, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, tennis courts and walking paths. Neighbors are a friendly bunch and regularly get together for dinners, poker games, card games, holiday parties and more.
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Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting snowbirds to the state in the late 19th century. Retirees continue to flock to the state. It's not hard to see why tourism has become the leading industry.
International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.
Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands spread across 10 acres.
The state has 1,250 more golf courses than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.
Florida, particularly the Keys and the Gulf Coast, were struck by Category 4 Hurricane Irma in early September, 2017. Towns will rebuild, perhaps this time with climate change in mind, making them safer and better equipped to handle major hurricanes going forward.
Population - 20,612,439
Persons 65 years old and over - 20%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 87%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%
White persons, not Hispanic - 58%
Median household income - $47,525
Median home value - $159,900
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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