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A Night in South Florida

by Michael Goldberg

You've done it. you've finally purchased your dream home in the perfect neighborhood in South Florida. You want to celebrate, no, you deserve to celebrate! With so many choices of wonderful and tantalizing nightlife in South Florida, where should you go?

There's something to be said for the convenient nightlife in South Florida. Whether you're hitting a high-class club in Miami, dinner on the water in The Keys, or getting cocktails in Fort Lauderdale, you'll be able to find amazing places but a stone's throw from your neighborhood. 

Miami

Bar - Blue Martini

Treat yourself to the top shelf at this upscale cocktail lounge. The martinis here are to die for, and their signature Blue Martini cannot be missed. As it's located in the Town and Country Mall, it's easy to get to both by car and public transportation, or even a nice walk. Wednesday is Ladies Night for those of you wanting to have a night out with your gal pals. A treat here is with six or more in your party, you will receive a complimentary flute of champagne. 

Nightclub - LIV

South Beach is undeniably the neighborhood with the hottest night life in Miami. Be prepared to rub shoulders with celebrities and the Who's Who of South Florida. Hotel bars and clubs have really come up in the city, and none more so than LIV, the opulent, trendy, and VIP inviting at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Dance the night away in style with great music.

Restaurant - Smith & Wollensky

Eating by the water, especially in Miami, is a treat and a half. So really go for it at this perfectly situated and chic steakhouse on the southernmost tip of Miami Beach in South Pointe Park. Not only will you be dining on some first-rate cuts of meat, you'll have gorgeous sunset views over the ocean.

Fort Lauderdale 

Bar - WILDER

Sophistication is the name of the game at this distinguished establishment mixing some of the very best libations out there. Choose from one of its three rooms: the cocktail bar, the terrace for stunning views, or the great room for parties and social hors d'oeuvres. This old-world establishment will whisk you away, the perfect recipe for a truly wondrous night out in South Florida.

Casino - Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

You could head out to the clubs in Fort Lauderdale, but we recommend spending a night at one of the many casinos in the city. This stylish and classy casino is filled to the brim with entertainment options for a true night out. It's home to 2,000 Las Vegas-style slots and over 70 live table games such as baccarat, poker, and blackjack. Check out these discounts available in the area if you’re traveling with friends or family.

Restaurant - Bistro Mezzaluna

One of the finest Italian restaurants in the city, you'll be wishing you could eat everything on the menu. Their cellar has a particularly good selection of wines and the new piano bar will make a classy accompaniment to your meal.  Nestled between Lauderdale Harbors and Port Everglades, Bistro Mezzaluna is a perfect choice for those with boats after a day at sea.

Key West

Bar - Sloppy Joe's

Ostensibly Key West's most famous bar, this isn't a super classy establishment, but is it undeniably Key West. E joy a beer and live music from their legendary stage. Everything gets played here, from country, to blues, to rock n' roll. And you'll have lively company, as everyone sings along at Sloppy Joe’s.

Sunset on the Beach - Sunset Pier

There's nothing quite like walking from your home in Key West to the beach to see the sunset. Tons of bars and restaurants hug the coastline with glamorous views but make your way to the famous Sunset Pier for the unequaled gaze at the colors that makes Key West what it is: paradise on earth. Grab a seat at one of the iconic pastel stools, order a lobster roll from the nearby Ocean Key Resort, and take it all in. You deserve it.

Restaurant - Alonzo's Oyster Bar

If you live in Key West, you have to come here, not only for the 50% off appetizers and drinks from 3:30 - 6:30 PM every day, but also just for the stunning views. We also recommend the oysters Rockefeller with a refreshing ginger mojito.

South Florida is home to amazing neighborhoods packed with everything to make a great night out. Regardless of where you live, you'll be able to find a way to celebrate in and around your neighborhood. For those who have recently moved to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and The Keys, we welcome you to South Florida. You're going to love it here.

Summer in South FL

by Michael Goldberg

 

This state has a tropical climate. There are two main seasons: wet and dry. The wet season lasts from May through October, with thunderstorms usually rolling in daily in the afternoon. Temperatures sit around 90 degrees during the wet season, and the air is very humid. The dry season takes place from November to April. It’s still warm, around 80 degrees at the highest, but some nights may experience frost.

 

Whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend at the beach or an action-packed week with the family, traveling in Florida is not complete without some time in Palm Beach. The town was founded as a resort and has kept true to its roots, as it remains a top vacation destination today.

 

Places to See

 

A trip to Florida is not complete without a visit to the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. Officially founded as a small petting zoo in the late 1950's composed of a few ducks, goats, and chickens, the zoo is now home to 190 species of animals, some of which are endangered. The zoo is a great addition to any family vacation!

 

Palm Beach is also home to McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, which helps to rehabilitate and rescue local wildlife. Schedule a tour to learn about a variety of animals from near and far. A tour here is great for the animal lovers in the family.

 

The region is also home to a few state-managed wildlife areas which offer visitors the chance to view wildlife in their natural habitats.

 

Where to Eat

 

Many Florida cities have a wide variety of cuisines, and West Palm Beach is no exception. Head to Havana for traditional Cuban food. This restaurant has become a city landmark since it opened in 1993. The menu includes ropa vieja, vaca frita in mojo sauce and tres leches cake for dessert. The best part is their 24/7 take-out window.

 

Sushi Jo is the top sushi spot in the city. The restaurant has a chic design, and it serves classic dishes as well as their own creations. Try the Anaconda roll, with shrimp tempura, salmon skin, eel, and avocado. Or the Jo’s Crunch, with tempura salmon and eel, asparagus and cream cheese fried in tempura batter.

 

Rhythm Cafe is a spot made for Instagram. The restaurant has a 1950's drugstore design complete with retro barstools and funky art. Its menu changes often, with past options including a spring roll crepe, onion-crusted fish, and key lime chicken.

 

Things to Do

 

For the adventurous types, the Palm Beach area has tons of options. Rent a paddleboard or kayak and head out to one of the region’s scenic paddling areas. Lake Worth is a very popular option for tourists and residents alike, offering scenic views and great fishing. Kayaking and paddleboarding are great activities for families of all ages!

 

The city has plenty of access to the ocean (8 different beaches!) for those who would prefer to go out on their own. If you are looking for a rental guided tour, there are plenty of options throughout the city. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a popular spot among kayakers. The park has a shallow reef which has many colorful fish, and it hosts live music on Sundays. Breaker’s Reef is a great snorkeling spot. It’s necessary to bring fins, as there is a strong current. But visitors may be able to spot stingrays, eels, and octopus.

 

As the city’s name implies, there are nearly endless miles of beautiful beaches in the area. With the Gulf Stream nearby, the ocean water stays warm year-round. Pack a beach bag and head to R.G. Kreusler Park. Located about 20 minutes from downtown, this beach has lifeguards on duty, a boardwalk to a fishing pier and a park shaded by palm trees. If you are out and about with young kids, consider a portable booster seat for your weekend car travels. You can easily keep one in your backpack when you’re at Kreusler Park or a full day at the beach. They are just as safe a regular booster seat and are a must for busy parents.

 

Nightlife & Entertainment

 

Those living in the surrounding Palm Beach County know West Palm Beach is the place to go for nightlife. A free trolley connects the hottest spots, CityPlace and Clematis Street. CityPlace has several restaurants, shops, and a 20 screen movie theater. A brand-new bowling alley opened in 2013, and the area has a popular karaoke bar called WannaB’s. The area has a dance club as well as a country western bar with an expansive beer menu.

 

Families head to Clematis Street during the day so their children can run through the dancing water fountain or grab a cone at Sloan’s Ice Cream. At night, the area is filled with 20-somethings who filter through the various nightclubs. There are many nightlife options to choose from, including a wine bar, rooftop bar, and a hookah bar.

 

Visiting Palm Beach Is a treat!

 

Palm Beach is the home of many of the country’s rich and famous, but is also a great vacation destination for families, with plenty of things to do for everyone. A visit here can be a relaxing one, with plenty of downtime at the beach or by the pool, or one full of action and adventure, with paddle boarding and water parks. A rich regional history also provides ample opportunities to learn more about the area and the animals that inhabit it. No matter what your vacation goals may be, Palm Beach has something to offer. This list is a great way to start planning your visit!

 

Hidden Gems in the Sunshine State

by Michael Goldberg

So you’re looking to discover more of Florida but you don’t want to settle for the standard traveler’s fare of activities? Well, Florida’s beaches live up to their reputation but otherwise, we don’t blame you for wanting to shake things up, and we’ve got you covered. Locals and soon-to-be residents, come forth! This isn’t your typical tourist trap hit list; read on for some of the best, most overlooked ways to have fun in Southeast Florida.

See sea turtles by the moonlight.

Night strolls are enjoyable pretty much anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line, but for half the year, strolls by the Florida coast have a particular awe-inspiring twist. March through October is sea turtle nesting season, and if you take a night walk by the coast at the right time, you’ll be lucky enough to witness it. Over the course of the season, more than 100,000 turtles will build nests along the shore to lay their eggs. If you’d like more information or to experience it with a group, there are plenty of parks and environmental groups that offer nighttime sea turtle walks in June and July (the peak of the season), but it’s up to you how you want to take in this natural Florida marvel. Just be respectful of the creatures, observe, and let nature take its course undisturbed.

Check out the world’s fastest sport in Dania Beach.

The Dania Beach Casino hosts play for the world’s rumored “fastest sport,” Jai Alai. The sport, invented in the Basque region of Spain and popular primarily in Latin America, is a high-speed game with similarities to racketball and lacrosse and is otherwise hard to describe to those unfamiliar with it. Come see the spectacle for yourself, it also is one of the few sports that’s legal to gamble on! We can practically guarantee this is something you won’t see anywhere else.

Add to the Jungle Queen experience.

The Jungle Queen is a dinner cruise that provides participants a four-hour tour of the New River and an all-you-can-eat BBQ feast. It is also known to locals as perhaps the biggest tourist trap in Florida. It’s campy and weird, but it does also provide a good view and introduction into the area, so it might be worth doing once if you’re new to the area. However, there’s a far more interesting local tradition related to this popular boat tour to tackle if you want to stake your claim as a native: moon the Jungle Queen.

The idea supposedly dates back to a full moon night a half-century ago outside the Downtowner Saloon, when a man let everything show—front and back—to the riverboat during a drunken tirade. Since then, it’s become a regular, welcoming way for locals to greet tourists… some people will even march out in groups to do it. If you want to prove yourself as a local, this is the most unique way to do it.  

Take a boat to dinner.

Traveling by water taxi at $20 a day is a miraculously efficient (and cheap!) way to see Broward County in Southeast Florida. The scenery is fantastic and the route of the boats feature extensive stops for bars and restaurants so you can get your fill of food, drink, and sunshine. What better way is there to spend an afternoon?

Visit a psychic.

You wouldn’t think of Southeast Florida as a hotspot for Romani immigrants, but it is! You can find fortune tellers along the Route 1 highway or at the Metaphysical Chapel in Fort Lauderdale.

Bike the finger islands off of Las Olas Boulevard.

In the 1920’s, developers in Fort Lauderdale borrowed the Venetian technique of dredging parallel canals with long peninsulas and a central road. It’s why the area is often referred to as “the Venice of America,” and it’s what makes it a fun area to explore on bike. You could also join a Cycle Party and hop on a group bike with 14 other partiers to bar hop and jam out to some good music.

Scan the local airwaves for pirate radio.

A little-known fact: a majority of the pirate stations busted by the FCC in recent years have been from South Florida. Turn your dial carefully to find some truly unique broadcasts.

Join Fort Lauderdale’s Critical Mass.

The Critical Mass is a social, family-friendly ride that brings together bicyclists from around the area to engage in a group ride to have fun and raise awareness of bicyclists. The leisurely 14-mile ride starts at 8 p.m. in Holiday Park on the last Friday of every month and casually winds itself through the streets of the town. For locals, it’s an enjoyable, longstanding tradition, and for newcomers, it’s a great way to make friends in town and get acquainted with the area.




 

Florida’s Family Weekend Guide

by Michael Goldberg


 

Families from all over the world make the journey to Florida each year and for great reason. The state is home to countless scenic beaches, golf courses, amusement parks and everything in between. The “Sunshine State” has long been known as a top vacation destination for people of all ages due to its variety of options. Whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend at the beach or an action-packed week with the family, exploring around Florida is not complete without some time in Palm Beach. The town was founded as a resort and has kept true to its roots, as it remains a top vacation destination today.

Beaches

When planning a trip to Florida, it is impossible not to plan some time at the beach. Palm Beach is located in the most eastern part of the state and offers visitors and residents alike a few different options to enjoy the Atlantic ocean. Due to the movement of the Earth’s ocean currents, the Atlantic in Palm Beach is warmed by water making its way north from the equator, making beach visits here even more pleasant than expected. The area is home to eight different beaches, each of which is worth a visit!

Paddle Boarding/Kayaking

For the adventurous types, the Palm Beach area has tons of options. Rent a paddleboard or kayak and head out to one of the region’s scenic paddling areas. Lake Worth is a very popular option for tourists and residents alike, offering scenic views and great fishing. Kayaking and paddleboarding are great activities for families of all ages! The city has plenty of access to the ocean (8 different beaches!) for those who would prefer to go out on their own. If you are looking for a rental guided tour, there are plenty of options throughout the city.

Golf

Florida is known for its plethora of golf courses and the Palm Beach area is no exception. The area may be home to many of the country’s most financially successful individuals, but there are plenty of less exclusive options for everyone else. The Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course offers an affordable experience, amazing views and is highly regarded by golfers everywhere. Breakers, the oldest golf course in Florida, may be short but is very worthwhile.

Zoos and Wildlife

A trip to Florida is not complete without a visit to the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. Officially founded as a small petting zoo in the late 1950's composed of a few ducks, goats, and chickens, the zoo is now home to 190 species of animals, some of which are endangered. The zoo is a great addition to any family vacation!

 

Palm Beach is also home to McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, which helps to rehabilitate and rescue local wildlife. Schedule a tour to learn about a variety of animals from near and far. A tour here is great for the animal lovers in the family.

 

The region is also home to a few state-managed wildlife areas which offer visitors the chance to view wildlife in their natural habitats.

Ghost Tours

Palm Beach is known as one of the most haunted places in all of the United States. Worth Avenue, the main street in town (also an excellent place to shop, explore and check out some cool architecture), is home to a few haunted buildings. A ghost tour here can be a fun, unique way to explore one of Palm Beach’s top attractions!

Flagler Museum

The Flagler Museum was initially the home of Henry Flagler, the founder of the city of Palm Beach. At the time, the estate was one of the most magnificent private homes in the world, rivaling even the most prestigious buildings in Europe! Today, it is open to the public as a museum and event center. Exhibits at the museum include the history of railroads in the state (Flagler’s primary business), as well as general regional history. While visiting, it is also worth checking out the massive kapok tree on the property!

Rapids Water Park

Though Palm Beach is surrounded by the ocean, it is not the only option to get out and play in the water. Rapids Water Park is touted as the state’s premier family water park and has rides for visitors of all ages. Big Thunder, a top attraction at the park, gets riders up to nearly 20 miles per hour! All day, weekend admission is just under $50, but if you have a few days or plan to return to the park, a season pass is just $99!

Visiting Palm Beach Is a treat!

Palm Beach is the home of many of the country’s rich and famous, but is also a great vacation destination for families, with plenty of things to do for everyone. A visit here can be a relaxing one, with plenty of downtime at the beach or by the pool, or one full of action and adventure, with paddle boarding and water parks. A rich regional history also provides ample opportunities to learn more about the area and the animals that inhabit it. No matter what your vacation goals may be, Palm Beach has something to offer. This list is a great way to start planning your weekend!



 

Moving to South Florida? Here’s What You Should Know

by Michael Goldberg

Moving can be a stressful process for just about anyone and can be coupled with a lengthy malaise of time in which you haven’t met new friends to ease the transition into life elsewhere or just an unawareness of things to do in the area. You’re already dealing with the moving trucks, car journeys, and all the other wonderful tasks that accompany relocation. Luckily, you’ve decided to move to one of the premier locations in the country. Whether you’re moving from the frigid winters of the North or the dry heat of the southwest, southern Florida will wrap you up in its almost perpetual sun and beautiful coastal landscape. So, here is a list of miscellaneous facts and social options to ease your transition into a new life.

Housing Market

To begin, let’s cover the housing market for those who know they are moving, but perhaps have not decided which area they prefer. To start, single-family housing has seen a 7.5% growth in sales according to The South Florida Reporter, doubling the national average. While this means that prices are rising, buying sooner rather than later can ensure that your investment climbs steadily. However, Palm Beach has seen a decrease in sales prices due to the influx of high-end condos and single-family housing developments, which can be good for those who are not looking to break the bank. Prices have also seen an increase in Tampa, though they have stagnated as of recent. Be sure to conduct extensive research before buying, of course, and remember that these trends come and go.

Sporting Events

Once you’ve begun to settle into your new situation, you may be looking around for fun things to do in the area to begin to get a feel of the city life and culture you’ve become a part of. A sure-fire way to start is the entertainment industry, and sports head up the category in Southern Florida. With Tampa and only a couple hours away, Miami, and Orlando to the North, the options are almost limitless. Miami includes the Heat (NBA), The Marlins (MLB), the Panthers (NHL), and the Dolphins (NFL). That alone puts you in a four-sport city, which suits the taste of any sports aficionado. Going to games in Miami is not only a fun experience, but the social aspect around the events will help ease the transition to a new city. Tickets can always be purchased at the venue. Be sure to head down a couple hours before each game to get the true vibe of the scene!

Nightlife

Miami is world-renowned for its fun and vibrant nightlife and is frequented by locals, travelers, and celebrities alike. For a more popular spot, check out Nikki Beach Miami, one of South Beach’s premier venues for partying. Not only does the venue boast a top-tier nightclub on its second floor, it also has an oceanfront complex which includes a beach bar, award-winning restaurant, cabana bar, and a garden café. You can essentially spend the entire day there. For a different type of nighttime experience, check out Ball & Chain, an iconic nightclub from the 1930’s which has reemerged as a live music venue. The bar also serves Cuban style food if you’re looking to delve into local cuisine!

Beaches

No list of attractions in Florida would be complete without the inclusion of perhaps its most alluring factor: beaches. After all, you aren’t excited to move to this tropical paradise just because of the clubs and sports teams! Of course, Miami Beach is the best-known area for fun in the sun, but it is certainly not alone in this area. This is not to say you cannot enjoy a trip to the popular spot, but if you’re more inclined to head somewhere relatively quieter, there are many great options to choose from in the region. A quick jaunt up to Delray, a pleasant small town on the east coast, is perfect for a day-long excursion. The oceanfront restaurants and local shops will provide a relaxing couple of hours, and the beach remains a less populated area. Spend a couple hours sunbathing, maybe some surfing, and then cap it off at the bar only 200 yards from your beach towel. Another amazing location is Sanibel Island, a historic site of colonial America. Lighthouse beach has fishing directly off the pier, the 9th-century lighthouse itself, and a boardwalk that meanders its way through the scenic marshes of the island.

 

Moving can be a great hassle, but of all the location to endure that hassle for, south Florida has to be just about the most promising area. The weather and landscape alone are enough to satisfy any homebuyer, but the real estate upticks and entertainment perks are just icing on the cake. Good luck as you make the jump into a new city, and remember that your experience is only as good as you choose to make it, so be ready to fully embrace the buzzing tropical metropolitan area of Southern Florida!

 

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

by Michael Goldberg


Long Lake Estate Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

Welcome to Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale! The exclusive guard-gated community of Long Lake Estates is located on Clint Moore Road, just west of the Florida Turnpike in Boca Raton, Florida. Long Lake Estates is comprised of 177 luxury custom estate homes, generous in scale and situated on one-acre plus sized lots. These finely-crafted homes come with numerous high-end designer features and most all come with private swimming pools and impressive outdoor amenities for enjoying family and entertaining! 

The Goldberg Group - Serving Boca Raton FL Real Estate Buyers and Sellers - Call Today! 561-231-0021

Long Lake Estates Boca FL homes for sale range in size from 3,000 Sq.ft. on up to 15,000 Sq.ft. of living space and are priced from just under $1 million to $7 million. Residents enjoy incredible views of Long Lake, waterfalls, lush tropically landscaped grounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and shimmering blue water everywhere you turn. The Zip code for Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL real estate is 33496. 

Long Lake Estates offers close proximately to a variety of convenient shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, excellent schools, golf, The Reserve Shopping Center (Publix), Town Center Mall, Costco, Walmart Supercenter, and easy access to US-441 and Florida's Turnpike. 

Residents have several nearby restaurants and eateries to choose from including La Ferme, Casa L'Italien, Ben's Kosher Delicatessen, Bolay Restaurant, Rice And Spice, Chez Marie French Bistro, Fusilli's Italien Restaurant, The Sea South East Asian Kitchen, Bangkok Thai Cuisine, TooJay's Gourmet Deli, Offerdahl's Off-The-Grill, and Boston Market, just to name a few.

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL real estate is part of the Palm Beach County School District. Students attend Whispering Pines Elementary School, Omni Middle School, and Spanish River Community High School. Private schools including Pinecrest Preparatory School, American Heritage, Donna Klein Jewish Academy, St. Andrew’s Preparatory School, Boca Prep International, Saint Andrews School, Pine Crest School, Boca Raton Jewish Learning Center Private School, and several others are just moments away. Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University are also close by.  

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Southwinds Golf Course (open to the public), located nearby on Lyons Road. The par-70 18-hole championship course features lush foliage and water spanning nearly every hole. A sanctuary for golfers, birds, and wildlife, Southwinds Golf Course was voted “Best of Boca” in 2003 and 2004, and offers a driving range and full practice facilities including a bunker and putting green.

The closest hospitals/medical centers to Long Lake Estates Boca FL homes for sale include Boca Raton Regional Hospital and West Boca Medical Center. The nearest major airports include Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, both located approximately 28 miles away.  

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

The Goldberg Group - Serving Boca Raton FL Real Estate Buyers and Sellers - Call Today! 561-231-0021

With uncompromising standards of integrity, honesty, and service, we will give you the assurance that your home sale or purchase transaction will be completed promptly, professionally and ethically. Please give us a call today and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Michael Goldberg, Realtor®
The Goldberg Group
1035 S. State Rd. 7
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
561-231-0021

 

Lion Country Safari in Palm Beach Country Florida

by Michael Goldberg

Rated one of the World's Best Drive Through Wild Animal Parks

It's not easy to find compelling experiences for you and your kids to share together, but I know of one you might like. It's the Lion Country Safari Park in Palm Beach County.

What's great about the park is that you experience wild animals in natural habitat without walking around. You can get the full wild animal experience in your car without cages. It's a guided tour with you as the host for your kids. They'll enjoy hearing your commentary and you'll enjoy seeing their fascination with wild beasts such as Rhinos, Lions, Giraffes, Tortoises, Alpacas and other unusual, exotic animals from Africa.


If walking with the kids is still part of your plan, you'll find Safari Country's walking map a handy guide to the SafariWorld park. Here they get up close with birds, crocodiles, snakes, and other unique animals.

The park offers programs for kids such as educational and birthday party events. You'll want to investigate how to make more of the whole wild animal experience by registering your kids in some of these amazing programs.

It's such a rare and an amazing experience that we have down here in South Florida. Whether you're visiting for a vacation from Arizona like Brazos Minshew, or researching where to buy a home, knowing more about the top attractions in Palm Beach is worth your time. Your kids will enjoy more than just beach time down here.

Lions, Giraffes and Ankole Cattle

What will you see in the drive through park?  As the name suggests, the 8 foot long, 550 pound African Lion is the biggest draw.  These fearsome beasts are never to be taken lightly and you'll get a sense of the danger of living in Africa.  Another uncommon site is the Ankole Cattle which have horns that could be up 13 feet wide. 

There's plenty more wild animals that will surely stimulate your child's imagination and sense of awe and wonder. Hearing a Lion's roar for the first time is something you should share with them. It's nature at its most riveting!

Check out all the top attractions in Palm Beach County, and please see my featured homes for sale and homes for sale in Boca Raton and Homes for Sale in Wellington FL.  The availability of homes here is decreasing. Prices are rising so if beautiful Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boyton Beach, or Wellington FL are in your future, please connect with me on Facebook so I can keep you up to date on new listings. Looking foreward to sharing with you on FB and getting to know the things you like.


Moving to South Florida

There's so many reasons to move to South Florida right now. This might be the perfect time to make that big move to Florida you were thinking of. Check out the market forecast for Palm Beach County communities of Boca Raton, Palm Beach Island, Wellington, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. The market here is hot.

 

New Apartment Development in Boynton will Be Green Friendly

by Michael Goldberg

Large New Apartment Project Coming to Boynton

pic courtesy of msaarchitectsinc.com

A brand new project in Boynton on the south corner of Ocean Avenue and Federal Highway is raising the profile of the downtown section nicely and it should make conservationists and eco-conscious people happy.

The new mixed use development to be started at the end of the year is very forward thinking. It will be called 500 Ocean, designed by architects MSA Architects of Miami.

Tax Incentives Recovered Through Project Activity

City of Boyton officials agreed to big tax incentives for the project in exchange for developing the apartments according to National Green Building Standard  standards, creating office space, and incorporating electric car charging stations. 

500 Ocean will contain 341 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Mixed use developments have become popular in the last 5 years across the county due to increased convenience and less auto travel.  This particular new apartment development in Boynton will have about 20,000 square feet of commercial space, including 6,000 square feet for offices and 14,000 square feet for retail stores.

The addition of the new apartments may help in revitalizing the downtown Boynton area which has suffered from a lack of commercial activity.

Interested in apartments or condos for sale in Boynton FL? Learn more about Palm Beach County and home prices in Boca Raton, Wellington and Palm Beach.   Looking for things to do in the Palm Beaches area? Where is Palm Beach FL? Its in the heart of Florida's east coast shoreline. It's a special place, made better for boaters with the Intracoastal waterway.  Find out more about why Palm Beach County might be the right choice for you and your family.

 

What is the South Florida Intracoastal Waterway?

by Michael Goldberg

Intracoastal Waterway FloridaPhoto courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, photographer not specified or unknown - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library Image Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2083482

Intracoastal Waterway Homes on Boca Raton and Palm Beach are Highly Sought

Cutting right through Palm Beach County is a very old and significant feature of the US coastal landscape. They named it the intracoastal waterway and it’s 3,000 miles in length, wrapping itself right around the Florida panhandle.

The waterway is a natural geological feature which begins in Boston MA, runs through Norfolk Virginia, down around Florida right up into Brownsville TX in the Gulf of Mexico. The waterway is an important feature of American History, yet not many people outside of the US know about it.

While our Atlantic coast is beautiful and alluring for sailors, its choppy waters can make small craft boating less desirable. The waterway offers calm sailing and safe navigation for boats big and small. When you arrive here, you’ll find the local waterfront tours to be fun and informative.

You’ll want to do a search of intracoastal waterway homes for sale, as it accounts for a good number of waterfront homes and estates.
In the past 300 years, this waterway provided a safe, inland, shipping route for early American merchants.  Today, the intracoastal waterway is responsible for a multibillion dollar waterfront property industry.

Waterfront property is the most highly sought type of real estate in South Florida. 

And while actual oceanfront or beachfront property is rare, the meandering shape of the intracoastal waterway creates thousands of miles of waterfront. It’s property that sells at a premium because of amazing views and due to boating access.  Without the intracoastal waterway, Florida would lose a lot of its charm and culture. 
 
How do You Find Waterfront Property on the Intracoastal Waterway?
 
Buyers have purchased property here just for the moorage for their yachts. Waterfront property is still rare and very valuable. People love their boats and travel via boat or yacht is a prefered from of transportation for some. Note: Palm Beach is considered an island yet it’s actually a key separated from the Mainland by the intracoastal waterway. Some homes in Palm Beach have waterfront to the east and west.


 
You’ll find Floridians love the water, with the host of leisure and recreation activities the waterway, lakes and oceanside beaches make possible.  From evenings dining at waterfront restaurants, to water skiing, and quiet early morning fishing, the waterway is teaming with human and ocean life and activity. 
 
The waterway possesses a lot of character and personality too. Made up of natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays, coves, sounds and even man made canals, boaters can explore for days on end and never see it all in Palm Beach County alone.

 

Intracoastal Waterway South Florida courtesy of Beaches MLS

Many of the boats you’ll see traveling down the coast from the Northeast are owned by snowbirds on their yearly migration to South Florida. You may have thought they just floated out on the ocean, yet many times the ocean waters are too rough and they must head inland to the Intracoastal waterway. Besides, the local scenery and culture along the full eastern seaboard is a worthy experience for tourists.


Palm Beach Waterfront courtesy of Pixabay

If Palm Beach waterfront property is high on your want list, then you’ll see plenty of homes for sale throughout the Intracoastal waterway in this area. Many of the best waterfront homes for sale are right here in Boca Raton and Palm Beach. Please ask Palm Beach Realtor Michael Goldberg of United Realty Group to help you find the best homes for condos for you.

Search for waterfront homes for sale in Palm Beach right now. You’ll find waterfront properties in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach. Superb locations in Palm Beach counties best communities.

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