Loch Lomond East is a small, waterside townhome community just north of Main Street in Miami Lakes.
The Sengra Corporation, later known as The Graham Companies, developed the neighborhood between 1972 and 1978.
It has 118 single-family residences accented with cheerful yellow and white striped awnings.
The community is bordered by Northwest 67th Avenue and Miami Lakeway North.
Most townhomes are single story but there are a few two-story residences.
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church and School and Miami Lakes Middle School are nearby.
The restaurants and stores at Windmill Gate Shopping Center are in walking distance, too, as is Miami Lakes Optimist Park and the Miami Dade County Library branch.
The Palmetto Expressway and roads that lead to Interstate 75 are conveniently located for commuters.
Who lives there?
The neighborhood has a mix of long-time owners and young families.
Edelso Riveron, a Realtor with The Keyes Company, says all communities in Miami Lakes are desirable.
“In particular for Loch Lomond East, having the Optimist Park and [Our Lady of the Lakes] across the street is also a plus,” Riveron said.
What does it cost?
During the past six months, four properties sold quickly, for an average price of $373,500, Riveron said.
Owners of lots along the lake bank pay $822.59 in homeowner association fees each year.
Those who own dry
lots pay an annual fee of $631.53, according to Ada Arias, president of the HOA.
The fees fund maintenance of the landscape and lake as well as an exterminator service, she said.