Compared to many South Florida suburbs, Broward’s Weston has fared relatively well since the recession.
The median price of a single-family home in ZIP 33326 — the oldest and most modest section of Weston — climbed 14 percent to $325,000 in 2013, according to the Miami Herald. That figure is still 26 percent below its 2006 peak, but better than most of Broward.
Yet the town still faces a bit of PR challenge, according to Lourdes Maestres, a Realtor with Keyes Real Estate who works and lives in the area. “It’s boring,” she said.
Maestres added that New York transplants are often turned off by the town’s cookie-cutter feel.
“We have all the same issues and problems all the other cities in the community have,” said longtime city manager John Flint. “We just happen to do it with a little more landscaping.” [Miami Herald] — Christopher Cameron