Archive for June, 2011

Possums and Raccoons Out & About in the Palm Beaches

June 26th, 2011

For the last week we have had a raccoon visit our Egret Landing backyard during the day. He doesn’t look rabid, just wanders around the swimming pool and climbs up our mango tree.

Also, this week while talking to a client in PGA National, I heard a shriek at the other end of the line. Earl tried to walk outside to get better reception and sitting out by his door and hissing at him was a possum. Earl ran back inside and the possum went back to sleep.

To top it off, my assistant, Sue, who resides in Oaks East, was late coming in to work this week. As you can see in the photo below, a possum or very large rat was hanging out underneath the grill.

A car with a tail???

My wife, Veronica, called animal control to see if Jupiter was undergoing some kind of raccoon and possum version of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’, seeing as there are so many possums and raccoons out & about. Turns out this is mating season and juniors get kind of confused. They said it is normal for this short stretch to see animals that are usually nocturnal, wandering about. Also, the drought and heat has many of them searching for food. I guess that would explain why our mango-loving raccoon is hanging out in our tree. Can you blame him?

Mayan Towers Singer Island Condos

June 25th, 2011

One of the most pristine locations with value affordable condominium ownership can be found on the south end of Singer Island at 125 South Ocean Drive and 145 South Ocean Drive at the Mayan Towers Singer Island condos in Palm Beach Shores.

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Mayan Towers Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Mayan Towers are 2 separate condominium buildings totaling 227 units in all.  The building is concrete block (CBS) built with mostly 2 bedroom models.  Besides the ideal location, some of the homes have views of the Atlantic Ocean.  Mayan Towers Singer Island condos for sale have desirable amenities including a gated security.  Outside are a heated pool, picnic area and access to the powdery white beaches of Singer Island.  The building is equipped with elevators.    Every activity imaginable is available.  For those into fitness, and exercise room is available.   There is also a card game room, shuffleboard fun, and billiard room for those who like to play pool.  The social room and lobby are a great place to meet up with friends.  Bike storage is available for those who like to ride along the Island.  The building has its own manager on-site.

In close proximity are an array of public golf courses, Sailfish Marina, fine dining, shopping and a myriad of cultural events at the downtown Palm Beach Kravis Center and Norton Museum.

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Ocean Tree Singer Island Condos

June 25th, 2011

From a distance the gorgeous sight of a 20 story building sprouting out between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal aqua marine waterways looks like an image of tree nestled between these two beautiful sights.  Perhaps that is how the name, Ocean Tree came about.

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Ocean Tree Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Built in 1977, and recently completely remodeled, Ocean Tree Singer Island condos for sale are located at 3400 North Ocean Drive in Riviera Beach Florida 33404 on the sensational row of Singer Island condominiums.  Ocean Tree is a full amenities building offering wonderful opportunities at social gatherings.  Housing 146 residences in all, there are 2 resort style swimming pools with a plethora of lounge chairs on the expansive paver deck.  2 separate walkways lead to the private beach if you want to take in the “BIG” swimming pool.  Also outside are 3 tennis courts.

Indoors, Ocean Tree has round the clock security watch, a social room, and reading room den.


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Palm Beach Isles Homes

June 25th, 2011

Conjure up the name, Singer Island and everyone including locals think of the condominiums on the Atlantic Ocean side North Ocean Drive.  On the west side, and started in the 1950’s is a sleepy community that is one of South Florida’s best kept secrets.

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About Palm Beach Isles homes

Palm Beach Isles are single family homes, Three hundred seventeen in all, with over 50% on the water.  Most of the homes are on the canal but a few on the Lake Worth lagoon.  Access to the Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet is close by giving Palm Beach Isles a unique quality.

Neighborhood lifestyle is what really characterizes Palm Beach Isles.  Palm Beach Isles home for sale were built before massive gated communities with limited cookie cutter floor plans were the only choices to choose from.  The smallest of homes have about 1500 square feet while others are more than 5,000 square feet with every luxury feature possible.

Boating is at a premium here.  Small bridges connect the six community streets giving an old world almost Venetian quality when looking upon the bridges and canals.

The HOA or homeowners association is only $100 a year, just unheard of!  Homeowners love the area because of its neighborhood quality, deepwater docks, brief stroll to the Singer Island beaches, proximity to state parks including John MacArthur Park to kayak or watch the turtles hatch, and just a short drive to downtown Palm Beach.

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Beach Walk Homes in Jupiter

June 25th, 2011

Since Jupiter is a very small area and has been nearly completely developed, new homes close to the beach are very rare.  So the 5 luxury homes in Beach Walk are very unique.  This tiny, gated community is located just a half a block from the beach and you can visit the wide, clean beaches via the gated community access lined with towering sea grapes and coconut palms.atistics!

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The estate homes in Beach Walk were built in the late 2000’s and offer floor plans with between 4,001 square feet and range up to nearly 6,000 feet.  This makes them some of the largest homes in the area.  All have private pools and private elevators since they are three stories in height.  Inside total luxury is the order of the day with soaring ceilings trimmed with extensive crown molding.  Unlike the dominant Mediterranean architecture of most estate homes, these are built in a style described as Anglo Caribbean with a more extensive use of woods and a much lighter, tropical feel.  Heavy use of tropical flowering shrubs like crotons and bougainvillea complete the tropical package.

Located just off US One, the main North/South Road connecting Jupiter with Juno Beach and Palm Beach Gardens means you can access any of these towns in 5 minutes.  The famous Jupiter Inlet and the 150 year old lighthouse offer waterfront dining directly across from the Lighthouse and the Maltz Dinner Theater offers Broadway caliber performances.

To the south, the great shopping and dining of Palm Beach Gardens awaits at waterfront restaurants like Carmine’s and The River House and The Gardens Mall offers some of the best known stores like Saks and Nordstrom’s.  Other shopping awaits you at Downtown at the Gardens and Legacy Place.

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