I’ve always been interested in the saying that “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” I’ve heard countless people use it in a number of contexts, but particularly with regard to real estate

I suppose the point of the phrase is that human nature makes it easy for us to become preoccupied with the thoughts of another life –perhaps a better life – somewhere else. We can be taken over by envy quite easily and start to imagine that others are having all the fun, particularly in the age of social media.

But here’s my little secret: Since I have moved to Boca Raton, I have never longed to be anywhere but here.

Quite the opposite in fact! I am reminded daily about the incredible perks of living in this part of the world, and I make a point of continuing to notice and appreciate them. Here are a few of the reasons the grass is certainly not greener anywhere else – at least not for me.

 (Really) Enjoy your Harley

I ride my Harley Davidson to work. In glorious sunshine. Along the coast. No gloves. No scarves. No thermals. Just sunglasses and a warm breeze in my face. If you have a convertible, you don’t have to wait for the right time of day at the right time of year to put the top down.

Play by the Pool

We have a beautiful swimming pool that is usable year round– an amazing place to sit and relax while the kids enjoy themselves whether it’s summer or winter. The pool doesn’t need to be heated and is a great place to host friends or relish some tranquil reading time by yourself.

Access to Golf

Golf has been described by writers as “a good walk spoiled”, but not even my high handicap can get in the way of my love of golf. The area is full of incredible golfing destinations, giving you every chance to stay active and challenge yourself to improve your game.

The Beach

I can walk from my house to the beach for an evening stroll,feeling the sand in my toes as the sun goes down and the waves crash in. It is truly spectacular. If the beach is your thing, this place is heaven..

The Ancillaries

Depending on how adventurous you want to get, this area affords you the luxury of finding a property that lets you fulfill your wildest dreams. You can get numerous acres of land next to a lake with a private dock from which to fish. One home nearby has access to a runway…from the back garden. Whatever you need, there’s probably a way to make it happen.

Next time someone tells you the grass is always greener, you can have a little smile to yourself.

For me, the grass is greenest right here.

All the best,

Paul Ross
Property Matters