Archive for September, 2011

Legends at the Gardens Townhomes

September 30th, 2011

For many new to the area and looking for a central location and easy living, Legends at the Gardens Palm Beach Gardens townhomes is an ideal choice.  Easy access to Scripps, Abacoa, and I95 keeps this 186 unit condominium in popular demand.  Built in 2005, the complex offers terrific amenities including its own community pool, clubhouse.  The Legends homeowners association takes care of lawn care, building insurance, exterior maintenance, common area real estate taxes, and cable.

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Legends at the Gardens Townhomes

Legends at the Gardens is a gated community in a prime location offering great security.  The models on Bonsai Circle are named after flowers.  Azalea, Laurel, Marigold, Primrose, Sage, Waterlilly.  The smallest floor plans start at 1232 square feet under air (not including the balcony or patio) and go to 3 bedrooms with 2 ½ baths at over 2000 square feet.  All have their own private garages.

The subdivision is on the southwest corner of Donald Ross Road in Jupiter and Central.  Walk over and do your own shopping, work out at Golds Gym, grab a yogurt at Ashdan’s or a delicious sushi meal at Asian Fins.  Nearby our great schools, fishing and Boating in the Atlantic, and of course the best pristine south Florida beaches.

Legends at the Gardens Townhomes

Legends at the Gardens Townhomes

Legends PGA National

September 30th, 2011

One of the fine, more intimate neighborhoods in PGA is the 78 villas of Legends PGA National condos.  Slightly larger than other villas at between 2,000 and 2,200 square feet, these homes offer Mediterranean styled architecture with vaulted ceilings and sunburst windows offering either lake views or views of The Champion golf course.  In addition, the Legends has tiered fountains and a lakeside community pool with cabana for the resident’s pleasure.

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legends PGA National

PGA National is a carefully planned development of 2,340 acres with 800 of them set aside for green spaces including five golf courses, parks and playgrounds, hiking paths and cycling trails.  240 additional acres were set aside on the western side of the development for a natural preserve with a wooden viewing pavilion for observing wildlife which includes native wading birds, hawks and owls and possibly an otter or deer.

PGA provides quick access to cultural locations of downtown West Palm Beach like the Kravis Center and the airport to the south or Jupiter to the north and the shopping and dining district of Palm Beach Gardens along the PGA Boulevard corridor.  Many other fine clubs like BallenIsles and Mirasol are close by too so you will no doubt have friends at these clubs.

The heart of PGA National is the complex of five champion caliper golf courses which wind through the neighborhoods and make up the backbone of the development.  When the PGA Tour swings through south Florida early in the year, it makes a stop here in March to play the Honda Classic on “The Champion” course with its famous “Bear Trap”.

Although PGA is home to the PGA of America, it is also home to the famous PGA National Resort & Spa.  Inside the Resort you will find hotel rooms, fine dining, an Olympic size pool, as well as luxurious spa amenities and treatments.  The Resort lifestyle continues outside where 18 tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts and croquet court await you.  It is a great place for your guests as well.

Legends PGA National

PGA National

Legacy Place Palm Beach Gardens Condos & Townhouses

September 30th, 2011

If you like to live in the country and don’t want to be near the heart of the action, than Legacy Place Palm Beach Gardens condos are not for you.  The 381 condominiums and townhomes are spread out over 12 buildings at the residences of Legacy Place are incredibly in demand because of the so hard to find new construction of 2004 and they are so close to the best shopping in town.

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Legacy Place

The condos offer a large variety of styles and floor plans.  2 and 3 bedroom townhouse are available, some with garages and all surrounded by a beautiful lake with breathtaking fountain.    Popular models include the Alcott, Algar, Anderson, Caldwell, Cooper, Dickinson, Elliot, Faulkner, and 3 bedroom 1466 square foot Hawthorne

Enjoy a fabulous resort lifestyle.  The amenities are incredible.  The paver Olympic free form pool offers the best in swimming.  Grab a seat on the luxury lounges and sooth away your worries under the sun.  A terrific clubhouse with saturnia floors and upscale seating area is a great way to meet friends.  Try your hand at tennis at with multiple courts to choose from. A business center is also included. For a more focused workout, you will love the fitness facility.  Great exercise equipment with televisions and lots of windows is a fun way to stay in shape.  A tot children’s playground lot is also on premises. The Legacy Place homeowner condo association (HOA) includes exterior maintenance, lawn care, pool service, trash removal, management fees, gate, and building insurance.

The community has its own on-site manager and has terrific gated security.  You can literally walk to do your own shopping, or grocery and 10 plus restaurants within 5 minutes by foot.

Legacy Place Palm Beach Gardens Condos & Townhouses

Legacy Place Palm Beach Gardens Condos & Townhouses

Lantern Bay Jonathans Landing Homes

September 30th, 2011

The winding streets and limited 40 home sites give the subdivision of Lantern Bay Jonathans Landing homes a quaint charming feel.  At night, the atmosphere is peaceful giving way to its namesake.  These single family homes are between 1900 and 2400 square feet under air.  These models have open and spacious floor plans with lots of extras including crown molding, volume ceilings, golf cart storage, and screened lanais.  The development also has its own community pool.  Another benefit to Lantern Bay Jonathan Landing Jupiter homes are the proximity to the park, marina, and clubhouse.

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Lantern Bay

Jonathans Landing combines the unique qualities of golf, tennis and social activities along with the added marina for a rare boating and true country club experience.  As an added benefit, membership at is not mandatory so if you don’t want the added expense or if you sell your home to someone who is looking for a real estate community with no forced membership, you can still easily sell.  This keeps property values higher.

Located in Jupiter, Florida, the locale is perfect.  The famous beaches of Jupiter are just minutes away.  The finest restaurants, shopping, and boating are all right outside your front door.  Take advantage of the marina and steer your yacht into the Jupiter Inlet and enjoy the best of fishing and boating that South Florida has to offer.

Lantern Bay Jonathans Landing Homes

Lantern Bay Jonathans Landing Homes

Palm Beach Homes

September 30th, 2011

This is a little history on Palm Beach homes for sale and Palm Beach Real Estate. Palm Beach, Florida was pretty much founded by Henry Morrison Flagler in the early 1890s when he built his first hotel on Palm Beach, the 1100-room Hotel Royal Poinciana on the west side of the island, the largest wooden structure in the world which soon became the largest resort in the world at the time. A couple of years later in 1896 Flagler built the Palm Beach Inn on the ocean side of the island, renaming it The Breakers in 1901.

Palm Beach Homes in Florida

Being one of the co-founders of Standard Oil, along with John D. Rockefeller, Flagler’s wealth gave him all of the right connections to sell his new paradise in Florida to the wealth set of his time. He also owned the Florida East Coast Railway, which was the only comfortable way to get south of Jacksonville and St. Augustine at that time.
In order to service the ever-growing population of wealthy patrons, Flagler designed and built West Palm Beach, across the lake from Palm Beach, a place where the servants could live out of sight and out of mind. Up until that time most of the servants, had lived in a small area known at the Styx, which was owned by the wealthy landowners who rented these places to their own servants to live in. Up until the 1960s there was still a law on the books that required all non-residents who did not have an overnight permit to leave the island.
When they were evicted to West Palm Beach, Edward R. Bradley bought most of the land. He was a passionate horseman, racetrack proprietor and breeder of racehorses who owned 4 Kentucky Derby winners. His exclusive restaurant and private casino, the Beach Club, ran unimpeded  — gambling was officially illegal — up until his death, even during Prohibition, openly serving alcohol. He bequeathed the land to the Town of Palm Beach with the proviso that it be used as a public park forever.

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With the advent of the Jet Set, Palm Beach really came into its own, being one of the requisite stops on the unending trail of parties around the world that the bored set followed. Many Palm Beach palacial mansions were built to be occupied only for 2-3 weeks each year in the winter after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Up until the last year or two, Palm Beach Florida was always ranked as the richest zip code, 33480,  in the United States. Palm Beach homes is now in 3rd place, but still ranks in 1st place based upon net average worth according to Forbes.
Along with the architect Addison Mizner, Flagler built Worth Avenue, today one of the premier shopping streets in the world, with all of the famous names on the street, endless jewelry stores, boutiques, and restaurants. The Mediterranean-Moorish style of Addison Mizner became the signature style of Palm Beach and continues to be so to this day.

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The list of famous people who have lived in Palm Beach reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s richest and most famous. Just some of the names are Marjorie Merriweather Post, E.F. Hutton, William S. Burroughs, Jr., Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, Jimmy Buffet, Rush Limbaugh, John Kluge, the Kennedy Family, Rod Stewart, Vera Wang, Lilly Pulitzer and John Lennon.  Today’s Palm Beach is becoming  more egalitarian in some superficial ways but it is also becoming much wealthier, with a lot of big new money moving to town.  It is a living movie during ‘The Season’ from Thanksgiving to Easter, where you’re just as likeley to see a Rolls Royce or a Ferrari as you as you are a VW or a Toyota.