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23126 SW 55th Ave, Boca Raton 33433
Sale Price: $618,000 Beds: 3 | Baths: 2
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Sale Price: $130,000 Beds: 2 | Baths: 2
2008 Congressional Way, Unit 2008, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
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About Palm Beach County, Florida
Palm Beach County, long renowned for its wonderful lifestyle, beautiful beaches and great living for residents, second home owners and visitors alike, was named for one of its oldest settlements, Pam Beach and was established in 1909. One of three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, Palm Beach County has a population of about 1.5 million individuals.
The county has a total area of 2,383 square miles, of which 1,970 square miles are land and 413 square miles (17.3%) are covered by water. It is the second-largest county in Florida by land area and third-largest by total area. Much of the water is the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Okeechobee. The county has half a million acres of farmland, located in its more rural Western sections. While large in size, most people visit or stay for the wonderful beaches. The over 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, combined with the great weather and amenities, make Palm Beach County a go-to destination for both domestic and international tourists, residents and investors.
Also notable is the unique allure and identity of the various neighborhoods in the county. From the more urban Delray Beach, up through the wonderful West Palm Beach and world-famous Palm Beach up to Jupiter and Juno Beach, each area has a unique look and feel that together offer a wide variety of experiences, real estate options and price points.
The Florida “fun and sun” lifestyle is the envy of the world, with great weather, beaches and outdoor experiences.
Palm Beach Neighborhoods
World famous as a destination of the rich and famous, Palm Beach is located on an island in east-central Palm Beach County, the town is separated from several nearby cities including West Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach by the Intracoastal Waterway to its west, though Palm Beach borders a small section of the latter and South Palm Beach at its southern boundaries. The population of Palm Beach approaches 25,000 people between November and April.
Elisha Newton "Cap" Dimick, later the town's first mayor, established Palm Beach's first hotel, the Cocoanut Grove House, in 1880, but Standard Oil tycoon Henry Flagler became instrumental in transforming the island of jungles and swamps into a winter resort for the wealthy. Flagler and his workers constructed the Royal Poinciana Hotel in 1894, The Breakers in 1896, and Whitehall in 1902; extended the Florida East Coast Railway southward to the area by 1894. The town of Palm Beach was officially incorporated on April 17, 1911.
The island of Palm Beach is home to legendary resorts, exquisite mansions and historic landmarks, including Henry Flagler's former residence, now the Flagler Museum. Lined with stately palm trees, the shopping nirvana of Worth Avenue is known worldwide. Palm Beach Island's gilded age architecture will captivate, as will the chic restaurants and a winter highlight, the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. Golf in Palm Beach affords views along the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon. Palm Beach has a way of making any visitor feel privileged and special. (Source: Wikipedia, Visitflorida.com)
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Gardens is designated a Signature City, boasting a high percentage of natural areas among carefully planned residential and commercial properties There is a high per capita income also.
Home to the Honda Classic Golf Tournament every February at the prestigious PGA National community with a Resort that boasts a world class hotel and convention center. The development covers miles and has homes ranging from condos to multimillion dollar homes. Unique to many golf communities in Florida, there is no mandatory membership, each community has its own Home Owners Association, and a yearly small Association Fee to the development.
Spanning from the Intracoastal to further west to the Turnpike, and I95, it is 15minutes from West Palm Beach, and the Airport. There are many choices for dining and shopping with the Palm Beach Gardens Mall that boasts stores such as Saks Firth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, making it a destination for many miles around.
Several Marinas house small to mega yachts in dry storage as well as dockage with full repair and management. Restaurants with dock seating overlook the Marinas and watch the boats depart.
Properties can be found in Palm Beach Gardens from condos to multimillion communities such as Old Palm, BallenIsles (home to Venus Williams and Serena Williams until her move with her husband to Miami Beach) As well as many deep waterfront homes without Home Owner Associations that have just minutes to access the Jupiter Inlet to the Ocean.
Locals see many golf pros who live in PBG and visit in restaurants, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Ernie Eles, all are left alone to enjoy their meals!
Exceptional recreation centers host youth baseball, soccer, tennis, football, golf, for the budding athlete, and Major League Baseball Spring Training parks nearby.
Education includes the prestigious private Benjamin School from Kindergarten through High School, Palm Beach State College, Nova Southeastern and Florida Atlantic.
Delray Beach is the location of Bay View Realty’s new Florida office. Once named “Most Fun Small Town in the USA” by Rand McNally and USA Today, Delray is nestled between Boynton Beach and Boca Raton and has a population of about 70,000 individuals. Located 52 miles from Miami and considered part of the Miami metropolitan area, Delray is famous for its lively main street, inviting beach weather, a thriving arts scene and interesting culture that stretches back centuries.
There’s a lot to do in and around Delray Beach. In addition to enjoying the beach and the tropical climate, visitors and residents can visit the impressive Pineapple Grove Arts District, stroll to the Saturday morning Green Market, visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, bring the kids of grandkids to the Sandoway Discovery Center or just spend a day at the Atlantic Avenue “main street” area and visit the great shops and restaurants. (Source: Wikipedia, TravelAwaits.com
The City operates eight recreation centers, 29 parks, a swimming pool, a municipal beach, and lots of youth, teen, adult and senior programs. Professional, dedicated staff members, with the assistance of valuable volunteers, manage the year-round recreation programs and activities and maintain parks and open spaces for the enjoyment of people of all age and interests. (source: BoyntonBeach.org)
West Palm Beach
Originally founded to house Henry Flagler’s railroad workers, West Palm Beach has certainly come into its own as a destination for visitors and those seeking to put down roots in south Florida. Incorporated November 5, 1894. Oldest incorporated municipality in Southeast Florida. West Palm Beach covers an area of 57.69 square miles (55.13 sq mi land/2.56 sq mi water), with a population of over 112,000 individuals.
As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central city of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront city that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working, while still providing a cornucopia of activities and amenities along with the wonderful south Florida weather and “vibe.”
Places to visit include shopping districts that include CityPlace, Clematis Street, Antique Row, Northwood Village. For art lovers, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is the premier location to spend an evening. For museum enthusiasts, the Norton Museum of Art houses a world-renowned collection of European, American, Chinese and contemporary art. And, for outdoor enthusiasts, the Western part of the city offers waterfront activities and biking and an up-close view of the everglades at Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve. (Source: Wikipedia, wpb.org)
Juno Beach is a safe, quiet, and friendly beach town about 12 miles north of Palm Beach. Residents are active, and frequently take advantage of the great weather by spending time outdoors. Juno Beach has a population of about 3,600 individuals and the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles, of which 1.4 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles (25.13%) is water. Visitors and residents can visit Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Juno Pier, Juno Beach Park and Pelican Lake, among other attractions. (Source: Wikipedia, Tripadvisor.com)
Sister City to Juno Beach, which is just to the south of Jupiter, Jupiter is a town on the southeastern coast of Florida. On a hill overlooking the Loxahatchee River, the red 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse offers panoramic views. The site also has a preserved pioneer-era homestead and a museum devoted to regional history, housed in a WWII U.S. Navy building. Nearby Jupiter Beach faces the Atlantic Ocean. Running along the beachfront, Carlin Park has playgrounds and tennis courts.
This affluent town in Palm Beach County has a population of over 65,000, beautiful beaches, excellent, championship-style golf courses, a plethora of scuba diving sites, and historic sites. One of Florida’s most golf happy regions, the Jupiter area is home to miles of spectacular fairways and you can tee up at over 50 area courses. The town has a total area of 21.1 square miles, of which 20.0 square miles is land and 1.1 square miles is water.
For the equestrian lover, Wellington boasts the Polo Hall of Fame, and the World Cup is held annually at the Polo Fields, it the winter equestrian capital of the world. Country Clubs, horse farms homes with land and pastures for horses can be found nearby to many restaurants and shopping, as well as top rated Wellington Regional Medical Hospital.
For those with their own small plane, the Aero Club provides homes on acre plus lots, some with their own hangars, a 4,000 foot lighted runway and refueling facility in the center of the community as well as a Clubhouse.
Excellent schools, and many parks make this a western family hometown with 50,000 full-time residents. Easy access to West Palm Beach and the beach make this a fun place to call home.
About Broward County, Florida
Broward is the second-most populous county in the state of Florida, approximately 1,323 miles with over 1.94 million inhabitants as of the 2020 census. It was named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. The county seat and largest city is Fort Lauderdale, which had over 180,000 people in 2020. Fort Lauderdale boasts a variety of fantastic neighborhoods that are all unique in their own way. From luxurious Coral Ridge, and Vista Isles that border the intracoastal on deep water lots and consists of luxury residential dwellings to quaint Victoria Park with historic homes, and urban LBGT friendly Wilton Manors close to downtown there are neighborhoods for everyone. Rentals and Airbnb are very popular.
As with all the tri-coast, Broward offers coastal living with hi-rise luxury condos on the Intracoastal and Ocean, single family homes on deep-water dockage with Ocean access for boaters, as well as country club and suburban communities to the West popular with the golfing community and families.
Easy access to I.95 and the Turnpike for travel between the counties and the rest of the country as well as an excellent international airport in Fort Lauderdale that allows global travel.
Port Everglades in the heart of Fort Lauderdale is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, as well as commercial shipping.
Broward County Neighborhoods
As of 2019 census bureau estimates, the city has a population of 182,437.
The city is a very popular tourist destination, and Yachting Capital of the World, with an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Greater Fort Lauderdale hosted 13 million overnight visitors in 2018. There were over 560 hotels and nearly 36,000 hotel rooms. Additionally, 3.89 million cruise passengers passed through Port Everglades, making it the 3rd largest cruise port in the world. Greater Fort Lauderdale has over 4,000 restaurants, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping malls, 16 museums, 132 nightclubs, 278 parkland campsites, and 100 marinas housing 45,000 resident yachts. Nature areas abound, and the city hosts many festivals and cultural events.
Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of three forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale (1782–1838) The first was at the fork of the New River, the second was at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the present-day Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third was near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.
Properties range from multi-million single family homes on deep-water lots to hi-rise and low- rise condos on the waterfront.
Oakland Park is a small city, with an area of a little over 8 miles leading to the Atlantic Ocean, home to an estimated 45,000 people, it lies just north of Fort Lauderdale, and bordering Wilton Manors which is to the West.
The city is a prime location for short term rentals, with no restrictions in the many single-family homes that are not part of Homeowner Associations. Many of these homes range in age from the 1950’s to 1980’s with many renovations occurring which is increasing the values in the area and makes it a great investment opportunity.
Many redevelopment plans are in progress for the downtown area, with festivals and events regularly held. A diverse community, it is home to singles, families as well as the visitors now finding this gem.
Easy access to transportation, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the Intracoastal and Ocean are making this city an up-and-coming tourist and homeowner destination while prices are still affordable.
Close to the ocean and bordering the intracoastal lies one of Fort Lauderdale’s most premier and oldest neighborhoods, Coral Ridge. Located only a couple of minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s famous beaches, Coral Ridge offers lots of excitement and is near great shopping, including the exclusive Galleria Mall, exciting nightlife, and the downtown area.
Mostly single-family homes, many on deep water lots just minutes to the Ocean, take a stroll down Bayview Dr to see not only plenty of luxury homes but the breathtaking landscaping fills the entire neighborhood.
Family friendly with excellent public schools, and parks, Coral Ridge also boasts the Coral Ridge Country Club which is the closest golf course to the Ocean in Broward County.
Victoria Park is an upscale residential area reminiscent of Old Florida, with luxury estates and historical 1930s “cracker” houses, large shade trees adorn the streets giving a true feel of the old South. Holiday Park, a recreational area has jogging trails, tennis courts, and playing fields, as well as many other activities, while Victoria Park draws water sports enthusiasts for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
The gay-friendly area is home to the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, documenting a century of LGBT history. Located near downtown Fort Lauderdale and a couple of blocks from Las Olas Blvd, it is a short walk to the Galleria Mall and within walking distance to the beach. While it is known to be a quiet and peaceful community, Victoria Park is surrounded by excitement and fun activities for all!
In the 2010 US Census, with a population of $11,626 the City of Wilton Manors was named the “Second gayest City” in the United States. With a large percentage of the population and businesses identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender Wilton Manors has been a progressive place to live, work and play for many years. The city is a joint sponsor of the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in June and attracts approximately 35,000 participants from across the state, country, and globe.
It is also home to many “straight” families with its commitment to promoting a greener, more sustainable future. Wilton Manors is full of bicycle and pedestrian friendly roadways, shopping and parks, to enjoy nature, and fun to explore by bike.
Mostly single-family homes, and low-rise condos, it is only three miles to the beach and borders Fort Lauderdale downtown.
A little north of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach is located where the Gulf Stream bends making the ocean waters clear and warm, right between Hillsboro Beach and Fort Lauderdale beach. The warmer waters make for an abundance of pompano, the inshore tropical game fish from which the beach gets its name.
Reasonably priced single-family homes on deep water lots allow access to the Intracoastal and Ocean through Hillsborough Inlet, and to the west there are many communities for 55 plus retirees, and single family homes to enjoy the Florida lifestyle at a reasonable price. There is plenty of shopping and open areas for all. This makes Pompano a popular destination.
The city of Weston grew from it’s first homes built in 1984 and became incorporated in 1996. Some 22 miles directly west from Fort Lauderdale and easily accessed by highway I595 which also connects directly to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. As a master planned community, it consists mostly of luxury country clubs known for the club lifestyle of families, golfing, and recreational areas.
It borders nature preserves and the Everglades and diverse wildlife can be observed regularly. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Kingfisher, all types of wading birds, including Spoonbill, Storks, Cranes, Ibis can be seen, flying, nesting, walking around! alligators and turtles also live-in harmony in the surrounding lakes and canals.
South of Fort Lauderdale is Hollywood, founded in 1925. During the 50’s and 60’s there was explosive growth, and many homes, condo and hotels can still be seen from that time period. The Hard Rock Casino & Hotel is a famous, more recent structure, built in 2004 in the shape of a guitar, with 469 rooms, the casino and concert halls, it is an imposing sight on the skyline! Especially at night when it is lit up and lasers shoot from the top!
Hollywood Beach has a 2.5-mile tiled boardwalk along the Ocean, which is popular for walking, jogging and bicycle riding in its designated bike lane. Many tourists enjoy the shops, and cafes.
Single family homes, low-rise and high-rise condos offer multiple choices.