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How did the transformation from Florida’s untamed wetlands to current day highly prized PGA National Homes for sale take place?
Palm Beach Gardens, the perfect place for PGA National homes, began as a piece of paper. In 1960, the US census recorded a population of one. This sole resident, a squatter by definition, was allowed by the developer, John MacArthur to continue living on the property he’d purchased for his dream garden community.
PGA National Homes and the PGA Resort and Spa share their history with Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach County, Florida. A story of intrigue and international influences from African American seeking refuge from Spanish and English slave owners to Spanish and English explorers and settlers trying to establish a profit in the new world. These impacted the lives of Native Americans for both good and bad as can be read in the works of the likes of Jonathan Dickinson.
The ultimate in Planned Communities, Palm Beach Gardens, the backdrop for PGA National homes, was first founded as nothing more than an idea and a paper document serving as its incoporation as a Garden City. The developer, John D. MacArthur was riding on the tide of growth in Florida that had been launced nearly sixty years before with the establishment of the “Florida East Coast Railway”, connecting Jacksonville to Key West. Prior to the railway, Florida served as a haven for Seminole Indians and their favored guests, African Americans whose lineage, escaped slaves, had taken refuge amongst the Seminoles who treated them kindly. Anyone living in “Spanish Florida” could expect un-pristine conditions and a life shared with the plants, insects and creatures of the mostly undeveloped environment. Exceptions were, of course, the larger costal cities including Miami and Palm Beach.
Today, PGA National homes surrounding the PGA National Resort and Spa are among the finest and most sought after family residences. Pristine communities in a way possible only in a planned garden community, yet affordable over a wide range of pricing and options. PGA National homes are the perfect fit for many.
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