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Feb. 18, 2019

Dining in Delray Beach

 

 

 

Delray Beach is the perfect combination of beach town and bustling nightlife. Only a few blocks separate the sand and surf from the downtown Atlantic Ave. This street features some of the best food, drinks and desserts that Delray has to offer. Below, we break down our favorite spots to grab a bite in downtown Delray!

 

 

Deck 84

This casual waterfront spot is a great place to grab a drink on a warm afternoon. Named one of the Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants by Opentable Diners for numerous years, this go to spot is a must if you are in Delray Beach.

 

The menu features favorites like tuna tartare and crab stack starters, as well as classic cuisine like burgers and fresh salads. The menu also features local Florida seafood such as grouper, snapper, wahoo, and cobia on special nightly. For a full menu click here!

 

Cabana El Rey

Cabana El Rey is a Delray favorite because of it’s one simple promise: great service. Known for it’s legendary service, Cabana El Rey is the place to go if you want amazing food, amazing drinks and amazing service. The restaurant stands out by using only the highest quality raw products to make the items on their menu. They cook with the highest grades of meat and cheese and drinks are made with only premium liquors. Employees are trained to pay strict attention to recipes, portions and overall food production, and plate presentation — making their service second to none.

 

For more information about Cabana El Rey click here!

 

Tramonti

For an authentic taste of Italy without having to leave southern Florida, check out Tramonti. Tramonti is the second restaurant from Luigi Gino Silvestri & wife Anna Maria. The pair bought their first restaurant in New York’s little Italy —  the famed Angelo’s of Mulberry Street. The pair later decided to spend their winters in Delray, opening Tramonti in 2004.

 

Don’t let the tiny restaurant fool you, they deliver big tastes. With imported alcohol and food made from the finest ingredients, it does not disappoint. For more information about Tramonti click here!

 

J&J Seafood Bar and Grille

You can’t go to southern Florida without experiencing the seafood from the local waters. The just out of the ocean fresh seafood, hand-cut beef fillets, scrumptious soups, and perfectly shucked oysters are just some of their most mouthwatering dishes. For their menu, click here!

 

Death or Glory

This modern and flashy restaurant stands out in this small beach town. The new American cuisine features global influences and flavors. The cocktail list is always innovative, with new drink menus rotating with the seasons. Located in the historic Falcon House of Delray Beach, this one of a kind spot is the perfect place to entertain friends and family. To learn more about Death or Glory, click here!

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Feb. 7, 2019

Lotus And Polo Trace Define Luxury

 

Last week we posted about two of our luxurious properties, Boca Bridges and Seven Bridges. Both properties, located in Boca Raton and Delray, are known for their resort-style amenities. The lifestyle in Delray and Baca Raton is unmatched — from perfect beaches to amazing restaurants — there is something for everyone. Below, we break down two more of our sought-homes, Polo Trace and Lotus.

Polo Trace

Polo Trace is luxury living re-imagined with this brand-new property filled with incredible resort-style amenities. You can sun-bathe by the pool, grab a quick bite at the cafe, or enjoy an exercise class — all while remaining on property grounds!

 

If you decide to venture outside of property lines, you’ll find the Tuscany Shoppes, Delray Marketplace, Canyon Tower Center, Boynton Beach Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton all within 10 miles of your home. The property is also just a few miles away from the Florida Turnpike, US-441 and I-95, making it a quick and easy commute to wherever you work.

 

Polo Trace is also the perfect spot if you love the outdoors. It is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the nearest beaches and parks. You won't have to drive very far to visit Atlantic Dunes Park, Gulfstream Park, Spanish River Park, Lake Worth Pier, Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

 

At Polo Trace, choose from multiple single-family home designs with an impressive list of high end features and furnishings. Homes start in the $500s, and you can be one of the first to snag one of these beauties by contacting Gale to get on the VIP list.

 

 

Lotus

Another property that we are currently working on is Lotus. The Lotus lifestyle is centered around a whole new contemporary vibe. From a spectacular Clubhouse filled with modern amenities to a resort-style pool, Lotus is the perfect place to live out your modern, luxurious life.

 

The property features an elegant lounge where you can socialize with friends, a patio bar perfect for spring evenings, and a full gym with courts and yoga classes.

 

Lotus also features one-of-a-kind landscaping. As you enter the property you’ll find a spherical water feature encircled by lush tropical plants, creating a grand statement that welcomes you home. Inside the property, you’ll find beautifully manicured streets with gorgeous water and garden views around every corner.

 

For more information about Polo Trace and Lotus call Gale Lehner at 561-314-8487, today. 

Posted in Real Estate
Feb. 1, 2019

Live In Delray Luxury At Seven Bridges and Boca Bridges

 

Live the life of Luxury in Delray

Delray Beach has become a luxury destination for those young and old trying to find peace in the Florida sun. The lifestyle of Delray is unmatched — from perfect beaches to amazing restaurants — there is something for everyone. Below, we break down two of our most sought-after places to live in Delray, Boca Bridges and Seven Bridges. 

 

 

Boca Bridges

Located in one of the most sought-after addresses in South Florida, Boca Bridges is the epitome of luxury living. At Boca Bridges, everything is included on-site. Enjoy dinner and drinks with friends at the full-service restaurant and then head over to the grand lounge to continue the evening. Spend a day sunbathing near the property’s resort-style pool, practice your swing on the tennis court, then follow up with a detox in the sauna or a relaxing massage. The amenities at Boca Bridges are unmatched.

 

In addition to the luxurious amenities and beautiful property, Boca Bridges features masterfully-designed, single-family homes in Boca Raton. The homes are easy to tailor to your personal style, with Contemporary, Modern, Transitional and Mediterranean finishes to choose from.

 

Each home features stunning in-unit amenities including gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, expansive living areas and spacious master suites with spa-like baths.

 

Boca Bridges offers a lifestyle and home unlike any other, making it one of the most luxuries places you can buy a home in Boca Raton.

 

 

Seven Bridges

If you are looking for a luxury lifestyle that is unparalleled in Delray Beach, then look no further than Seven Bridges. Seven Bridges is true to its name, with seven beautiful bridges on the property that span over gorgeous waterways. The breathtaking multi-million-dollar entry that welcomes you when you come home each day, partnered with the magnificent waterfront views, makes Seven Bridges a one of a kind spot

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Seven Bridges features resort-style amenities sprawling across nine acres of land. Amenities include a fitness center and exercise studio, saunas and massage rooms and a world-class tennis center that allows residents to focus on self-care while maintaining a busy lifestyle. Seven Bridges is also a great place to entertain, with a gourmet restaurant and bar, grand lounge, and card and game room.

 

Come by Seven Bridges and see how this luxurious neighborhood could work for you!

Posted in Real Estate
Jan. 31, 2019

Beach Highlight: Delray Beach

Live Near The Beach

Looking to buy a home in one of Florida’s prime beach neighborhoods, but can’t decide which one? Well, we’re here to help!

This month we will be highlighting different beaches in the area, so that you can find the perfect beach neighborhood for you! 

The first beach we will be highlighting is Delray Beach. Delray Beach is a city that is known for its unique architecture and bustling downtown. Delray Beach is the perfect place for you if you are an artist or simply have a creative soul. 

                                                             

Delray Beach

Throughout the 20th century, Delray Beach went from being an agricultural community, to the home of many artists looking to spend their winters in a warmer climate perfecting their crafts. Cartoon artist such as Fontaine Fox and W.E. Pat Enright were among the artists who called Delray home.

This creative past has lead to great pride in Delray, as the city tries to preserve all of its beautiful and historic buildings. The Delray Beach Center for the Arts for example is in the middle of the downtown-shopping district. The Center was once the Delray Beach High School, and now is home to a museum, a theatre and an outdoor entertainment pavilion.

Things To Do In Delray

Across from the Shopping District is what has been dubbed the “artist district.” The street is lined with art galleries and decorated with sculptures made by local artists. There is also plenty of studio space available if you are looking to rent out a place to create your next great masterpiece. 

Other amazing things to check out in Delray Beach are the Cornell Museum of Art & History, The Crest Theatre, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. There is never a lack of things to do if you live in Delray and you enjoy the arts. 

If you are thinking about moving to Delray Beach with your family, then you should be happy to know that the city has won awards for their education initiatives and is the only city in the region that employs an Education Coordinator to work with the school district to ensure that Delray Beach has top-notch school opportunities for local children.

There are both private and public school options that will provide your children with the best education they can get. www.PBCEdu.org gives you all of the information you need about the school system in Delray Beach.

It’s hard to figure out which beach community is perfect for you, but we hope that this gives you a little bit more insight into the city and community of Delray Beach. 

If you are interested in buying a home in Delray Beach, click here!

 

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Jan. 19, 2019

Sunny Florida

I just heard the weather forecast for the majority of the country.  Are you freezing, slipping on the ice, unable to get out of your home?  Why not say NOW is the time to consider Florida.

Our days have been warm and sunny, and our nights are balmy, the palm trees are swaying.  SEASON is here!!!  Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach is alive with an abundance of restaurants and has a festival every weekend, Boca Raton has outdoor music venues going all the time, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth are jumping and Palm Beach is exciting.

The best is OUR BEACHES-- the water is unseasonably warm and the beach is clean-- just perfect!

 

 

Posted in Things To Do
Jan. 18, 2019

Beach Highlight: Boca Raton

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Live Near The Beach

Looking to buy a home in one of Florida’s prime beach neighborhoods, but can’t decide which one? Well, we’re here to help! 

This month we will be highlighting different beaches in the area, so that you can find the perfect beach neighborhood for you! 

The second beach we are highlighting is Boca Raton. Boca Raton is the southern-most city in Palm Beach County, Florida, and like many Florida towns there is always something to do. 

Boca Raton is the perfect town for the outdoorsman in you! There are also loads of things to do with your family that involve nature and we have some suggestions for you to check out!

Things To Do In Boca Raton

One thing to do in Boca Raton is Sugar Sand Park. Sugar Sand Park is a fantastic place to take your kids to break up the heat of the southern Florida sun.  This 132 acre park helps to “enhance role of recreation and culture for residents and visitors alike,” according to the site.

At the park your kids can explore the Children’s Science Explorium—a hands on science center for children 5 to 12 years old! You can also experience a unique theater experience in the 155-seat Willow Theatre. As well as

Another place that is great for the whole family is the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. The center has been teaching visitors and locals alike about environmental conservation since 1984. At the center you can see rescued sea turtles, or go on a nature walk through the Butterfly Garden! It is the perfect afternoon escape for the young nature lovers in your life!

If you want a more “grown-up” nature exploration, try visiting The Spanish River Paddle Company. Take a kayak or paddleboard on an Eco-Tour and learn about the oceans and coastal areas of Southern Florida. Advance purchase is necessary and it fills up fast so book early right here!

Another fun day for the entire family is snorkeling in the south Floridian water. Try Red Reef Park or South Inlet Park for all of the views of snorkeling without having to rent a boat!

Boca Raton is a community that focuses on helping the environment and is the perfect place to buy a home for any nature lover. If you are an outdoorsy person and would like to live in a beach town that places such high value on the ecosystem then this is the town for you! Click here to find your perfect home!

Posted in Things To Do
Jan. 18, 2019

Top Dog Friendly Beaches Near Delray

 Top Dog Friendly Beaches Near Delray Beach

Top Dog Friendly Beaches Near Delray Beach

Enjoy these top dog friendly beaches near Delray Beach. We've listed information on each dog friendly beach. Sadie loves them and we know that your dog will too!

 

1) Peanut Island, Riviera Beach

Peanut Island is a dog-friendly island accessible by ferry and by kayak or boat. Any dogs visiting the island must remain on leash, the leash can be no longer than 6ft long. We recommend checking out the the sandbar at low tide, it’s is a great place for dogs to run and play.

In addition to bringing the pup for a day, you can also camp overnight with your pooch. For more information about Peanut Island click here.

 

2) Bark Park Dog Beach

Located at Spanish River Park (3001 North Ocean Blvd.), between Lifeguard Towers 18 and 20, Bark Park is the perfect place to take your pup. Bark Park is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00am - 9:00am and 3:00pm until Sunset (5:00pm until Sunset from March to November). 

Yearly permits are $31 per dog for residents and $167 per dog for nonresidents and weekend passes are $11.

 

3) Jupiter’s Dog-Friendly Beach

The 2.5 mile long beach, between marker #25 at Marcinski Road and going north to beach marker #59, is one of the last true dog-friendly beaches in all of Florida. Here, dogs can run off leash to their hearts content. Though off-leash friendly, the beach does have some rules to ensure the safety and happiness of pups and their two-legged companions.

 

 Dog Beach Rules:

 

    Only behaved, obedient, well-socialized dogs should be brought to the beach.  Dogs at Jupiter Beach are not required to be on-leash, therefore only non-aggressive dogs that respond to voice commands from their owners are allowed. 

 

    Be a responsible dog owner.  Because your dog is off-leash, please be vigilant and supervise your dog at all times, and do not go beyond the boundaries of the dog-friendly beach areas.

 

    Obey the Town’s leash laws.  Dogs should be leashed while walking from the car to the beach.    

 

    Dog owners should be conscientious of others at the beach.  While the dog-friendly areas play host to our furry friends, the beach is open to all people, and owners should be courteous to those who may not want to interact with dogs. 

 

   Leave no trace.  Friends of Jupiter Beach provides dog waste bags at every crossover along the dog-friendly beach areas to ensure that our beaches are kept clean.  Please do your part to maintain the cleanliness of the beach for everyone.

 

 

 

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Jan. 18, 2019

Beach Highlight: Boynton Beach

Live Near the Beach 

Looking to buy a home in one of Florida’s prime beach neighborhoods, but can’t decide which one? Well, we’re here to help!

This month we will be highlighting different beaches in the area, so that you can find the perfect beach neighborhood for you! 

Boynton Beach 

This week we will give you a guide of all of the best places to explore in Boyton Beach!

Boynton Beach is a tropical city where Florida’s Everglades meet the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Palm Beach County.

The sub-tropical climate means that the weather is always perfect for a day out on the beach. In 2001, Boynton Beach had the #1 rated beaches in according to the Palm Beach Post. In recent years the downtown beach area has acquired a multi-million dollar marina, which has increased the businesses in the emerging downtown business district.

 

                                                                                       

Things To Do in Boynton Beach

On the first Friday of each month grab your picnic basket and your family and catch a movie under the stars. Once a month from October through June you can watch a free family friendly movie at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheater. Get there early to get yourself a good seat and secure yourself parking. For movie dates and times, click here!

Another great event for the family is “Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash” coming to downtown Boynton Beach on October 24th and 25th.  Downtown Boynton will be transformed into a haunted pirate village, filled with activities and entertainment for all ages! There will be live music, stunt shows, an interactive pirate ship, and plenty of children’s activities to entertain the kid in you! For more information about vendors, activities, and events checkout the website here!

To find something fun to do on a day when a fun event is not taking place, look no further than the Boynton Harbor Marina. At the marina you can do everything from rent jet skis and motorboats, to charter a fishing boat, to scuba dive through magnificent reefs.

 

Buy A Home Here!

If this family friendly and aquatic lifestyle appeals to you, consider buying a home in Boynton Beach!

Click here to see some of the beautiful homes that we have listed and give us a call if you see anything that you like.

Your dream home in Boynton Beach is just a few clicks away, and we are so excited to help you find the perfect place!

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Jan. 12, 2019

Beach Highlight: Highland Beach

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Looking to buy a home in one of Florida’s prime beach neighborhoods, but can’t decide which one? Well, here's some information to help you! 

This month we will be highlighting different beaches in the area, so that you can find the perfect beach neighborhood for you!

Highland Beach

The last beach town that will be highlighted this month is Highland Beach. Highland Beach is a quaint town in the southernmost part of Palm Beach, Florida. The entire town is only 1.1 square miles, but it is still home to over 4,000 year round residents. In the winter, the town doubles in residency, growing to nearly 8,500 people. Majority of the people who live in Highland Beach in the winter list a northern home as their officially residency, proving that the town is fantastic for anyone who is ready to get away from the cold hustle and bustle of a Northern winter.

Who Lives Here?

Highland Beach is a small and quiet town that makes a perfect home for retirees who are looking for a slower way of life. Residents are composed of approximately 80% retirees and 20% who are employed in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Things to Do

To coincide with the stress free lifestyle that many Highland Beach residents enjoy, the town built a brand new library for their residents.  The new library is 10 times the size of the old one, and includes everything from the latest reading materials for a day at the beach to DVDs that you can rent for a rainy day in.

The library also features a reading rotunda with comfortable leather chairs, and two screened in porches that look out to the intercostal waterway.

The town is a small one, so outside of the beautiful beaches and the state of the art library, there is not a lot of activities in the town itself. Just outside of town though, there is a beautiful place called Patch Reef Park. 

Patch Reef Park is a 55-acre park and recreational facility that is perfect for people of all ages. The park features tennis courts, athletic fields, a playground, a fitness trail, picnic pavilions and a community center.

The community center holds special events and classes for children and adults a like. From dance classes to bridge, there is something for all ages. Click here to see the newsletter of all events happening from September to December of 2015!

Buy A Home

If you would like to join in on living in this beachfront oasis, then click here to check out some of the houses that we have available for you! Hopefully we can help you find your dream home in paradise.

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July 7, 2017

Open House Weekend

                                                                 ATTENTION BUYERS!

Our open house weekend extravaganza is July 15th & 16th, and Realtors® across South Florida and the Treasure Coast are opening up hundreds of doors - just for you.

 

Check the local newspapers or call Gale -561-314-8487 for all the information and gate access!

 

 

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