Beautifully upgraded corner penthouse located in downtown East Delray Beach in the heart of Pineapple Grove, just a short walk to the renowned Atlantic Avenue and the beach. Light and bright with impact glass windows, this gorgeous condo features more than 2,100 square feet of urban living.
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Downtown Delray Beach: More Than Worth the Stay
Delray Beach is the perfect blend of lazy beach days and vibrant nightlife, with a dash of afternoon adventures on the side. Known as Florida’s “Village by the Sea”, this quaint city of 60,500 possesses an unparalleled magnetic quality that has attracted residents from around the world.
This is a lifestyle that sports Panama hats sold by individually and locally owned beachside shops, and where everything worth seeing is a charming walk away.
The Seaside Village With an Edge
While Florida boasts of several hip towns containing both urban centers and beaches, Delray Beach’s unique history and urban planning make this city stand far before the rest.
Florida experienced a huge land boom in the 1920s that set the stage for a massive influx of construction prospectors and homeowners hungry for a slice of Florida sun. This prompted undesirable suburban sprawl away from downtown amenities and the growth of view-blocking, oceanfront high-rises.
However, thanks to progressive thinking decades ago, Delray Beach never went down such a path. Mandates prevented the construction of aggressive high-rises and commerce was channeled to the famed Downtown Delray Beach Atlantic Avenue. This avenue sweeps from the beaches, across the Intracoastal Waterway, and pushes several blocks westward.
Lining its sidewalks is a living, breathing downtown, with an array of neighboring real estate. When it comes to selecting the most desirable properties, residents want to know where they can live near the water, while still be able to walk to Atlantic Avenue. After all, this defines a walker’s paradise town.
The variety of desirable walkable properties is staggering. Intracoastal condominiums and townhomes are tucked on either side of this water-thruway, and the beach itself is lined with multi-million dollar waterfront estates featuring Mediterranean Revival mansions neighboring classic 1950s beach bungalows. Many townhomes can be found above and adjacent to the classic restaurants and hip boutiques that line and surround Atlantic Avenue.
Today, Delray Beach is a decisive buyer’s market, with a steady inflow of affluent and mobile young professionals eager to cash in on the hot housing market and the booming South Florida economy.
Not Your Average American Beach Town
The perfect blend of a booming economy and attractive amenities make the city an all-around “powerhouse” of American destinations. Delray Beach was named one of America’s best small towns by USA Today, claiming the title of “Most Fun”.
Residents and visitors can begin the day combing the shore for sea turtles beforesnorkeling around some of the East Coast’s most visible waters. In the afternoon, grab a bite at one of the city’s over one hundred premier restaurants and an evening martini at a funky local’s bar.
Here are some of our favorite Downtown Delray Beach places and activities:
Arts Garage: located at Atlantic and 1st Street. Called “a cultural powerhouse” by the Sun Sentinel and voted one of the top ten destinations by Palm Beach Cultural Council, Arts Garage is a fantastic multi-disciplinary entertainment hub. Enjoy an array of musicians, performers, film presenters, visual artists, and arts educators in a revolving events calendar that includes both local, national, and international talent.
Annual Tastemakers of Delray Beach: Delray Beach boasts over a hundred quality restaurants. Lining Atlantic Avenue and surrounding Downtown Delray Beach streets is a verifiable melting pot of international fare. The discerning foodie can choose from Asian, Cuban, Italian, Jamaican, or even the classic New York pizza, among many other tasty options. At the Annual Tastemakers of Delray Beach, the hungry patron can experience a collection of culinary delights in a two-night celebration of food, wine, and cocktails. This annual event features a set-price passport in which attendees can visit a multitude of participating restaurants to experience the best Delray Beach has to offer.
Delray GreenMarket in the Park: located at Old School Square Park at Atlantic Avenue and NE 2nd Avenue. Delray Beach has built its reputation on consistently offering something for everyone. This includes a weekly, family-friendly open-air marketplace featuring some of the best vendors throughout South Florida. GreenMarket has been a neighborhood staple since 1996, and remains an engaging community hub for thousands of Delray Beach residents. This Saturday morning destination offers everything from off-the-vine produce, fragrant baked goods, fresh cut flowers, unique artisan crafts, and so much more. A weekend visit to Downtown Delray Beach is not complete without a stop here!
There’s So Much More to Discover in Delray
The above is just a teaser of the city’s multitude of varied arts and entertainment avenues, food enterprises, and family-friendly events. Delray Beach is famed for its award-winning beaches, bustling downtown district, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. Regardless of the time of year it is, or the block you wander down, this Village by the Sea has something for everyone. Visit Delray Beach and you will shortly find yourself unequivocally and irrevocably in love with Florida living.
For information about Downtown Delray Beach and it’s luxury properties, contact Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty at 561.997.7227 or complete our online contact form here: http://www.npsir.com/contact-us.html
Basking in the warmth of tropical South Florida, it’s easy and enjoyable exploring the many opportunities for fun in and out of the bright sun. Someone looking for great dining and live entertainment amid oceanfront homes for sale is certain to love Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.
The energy, romance and flavors of the area appeal to everyone from singles or couples to families and retirees.
“Everyone has heard of the wonderful offerings prepared by award-winning chefs at the many restaurants in Downtown Delray Beach. Come taste the delicious meals that are served in the most social downtown anywhere!” –Fran Marincola, Owner of Caffe Luna Rosa for 20 years.
The less congested and less crowded atmosphere of the area nicely balances the energy and vibrancy of Atlantic Avenue.
Those who prefer a bit more breathing room have the opportunity to take their time among laid-back venues that cater to every taste and preference as they investigate oceanfront homes for sale.
Known as a top, Sociable City, Delray Beach has received awards from Rand McNally and USA Today. It’s been named one of the most fun small towns in America and that fun centers around Atlantic Avenue with its amazing views of the ocean and nearly endless restaurants, cafes, juice bars, coffee shops and natural food stores.
Food of All Flavors
Whether looking to buy one of the oceanfront homes for sale in Delray Beach or just visiting, there’s a wealth of opportunity for all types of foodies to satisfy their cravings and expand their palettes.
There’s much more to enjoy than steak and seafood along and around Atlantic Avenue.
Restaurants and eateries such as Tramonti, City Oyster, Vic & Angelos, Cut 432, and Cabana El Rey, to name a few, serve a large variety of ethnic food from all over the country and world.
There’s classic American fair, savory Italian, Greek delicacies and more!
Sensationally Sweet Decadence
Those with an insatiable sweet tooth can savor ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s, browse bakeries like Le Macaron, nibble cupcakes from Cupcake Couture Sweet Boutique and indulge in decadent chocolates from Kilwin’s.
Washing that down with a fresh latte from Spot Coffee or Cafe Martier raises sweet-loving foodies onto cloud nine as they stroll along the avenue.
Oceanfront homes for sale near Atlantic Avenue provide convenient access to everything sweet about southern Florida, from the sugar-like sand of the beaches to the flowing frosting atop cupcakes and cookies.
Many Delray Beach restaurants offer fresh, natural ingredients and one of the most popular specializing in that on Atlantic Avenue is The Office.
They’re committed to protecting and supporting the community and use high-quality, local ingredients in their dishes.
Whether it’s a quick bite before more shopping or a sit-down meal at the end of the day, The Office stands out. Their selections include the CEO Burger that lives up to its name by being the delectable boss of the menu.
“One of the best burgers I have ever had… in my top 5. Perfect bun, prime meat cooked to perfection.
…So many craft beers from around the world, your head will spin.
…The decor is eye catching, and expensive. The ambiance is relaxing and enjoyable.
I have been here many times, and will continue my loyal patronage. Located on the strip, it’s a perfect place to unwind after a long day at your real office.” –Samir C. on Yelp.com
The Office and their related establishment of Burgerfi are just two of the restaurants that add to the unparalleled culinary appeal of oceanfront homes for sale in the area.
Combining leisurely cruising on the Intracoastal Waterway with delicious dining is easily accomplished on board Delray Yacht Cruises.
Floating along the waterway enjoying a menu that features breakfast fair, light snacks, full lunches and more is an ideal way to spend a warm Florida day. Passengers are treated to views of stunning mansions and local wildlife on daily cruises or private charters.
Living the luxury of Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach is within easy reach from a variety of breathtaking oceanfront homes for sale.
Find Your Oceanfront Home Today
Oceanfront living, delectable delights, arts, culture, and more abound in the heart of Delray Beach, FL. To view some of our fine properties available, follow this link:Oceanfront Homes For Sale Near Delray Beach
If you have any questions give us a call at 561.997.7227 and we will be happy to help you find your ultra-luxury, waterfront home in beautiful South Florida.
You can also download our complimentary Luxury Showcase below for an easy to view, elegant layout of our most desirable properties available.
Live like a sociable royal family hosting amazing events in your South Florida estate, or relax on the shore past the sand dunes of your backyard. Or maybe take a stroll downtown by walking from your private beach to Atlantic Avenue where all the Delray Beach action is.
Oceanfront homes for sale in South Florida are increasingly rare with the luxury market on the rise, but this property is for sale and rent…so, if you’re looking to whet your appetite for 3 months with the finest in oceanfront living, for whatever the occasion, now is your chance.
If you’ve been dreaming of the best of all worlds in one place, then 717 South Ocean Boulevard is worthy to note. This beautiful estate rests on one of South Florida’s deepest oceanfront properties and is extremely private yet convenient to Downtown Delray.
Some of the reasons to love living on the water near Downtown Delray Beach include the arts and cultural attractions, fine dining and boutique shopping, world-class festivals and events, and rich history and architecture. (read more on our blog post,“9 Reasons to Love Waterfront Properties Near Downtown Delray”)
Life at 717 South Ocean Boulevard
The current owners of 717 South Ocean are from overseas and they must tend to a project causing them to leave their beloved home. As residents for 13 years, they’ve had their share of good times enjoying hosting events and going beyond their property to take advantage of Delray’s nightlight and daytime activities.
As frequent travelers, the current family has found security in their privately gated estate. But the open living spaces with windows looking over the sand dunes and ocean have been refreshing and relaxing with a sense of freedom for this elite couple.
In the evenings alone they rest in their immaculate Presidential Suite and perhaps in the morning stay fit with their 3rd floor exercise room.
And what would an entertaining estate be without a grand pool and patio area, overlooking the beach of course?
The wide and tall windows throughout 717 South Ocean let the Florida sunshine in, lifting your spirits and making you ready to seize the day.
The interior design of this home is both elegant and informal, perfect for private events from time with family to formal gatherings. Recently, a family from Europe rented the place and absolutely loved it.
Celebrities are also catching wind of the grand estate, but even they are found waiting in line to rent such a well loved property.
Discover More Oceanfront Homes For Sale
Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in ultra-luxury properties with a view.
Contact us about 717 South Ocean or let us connect you with more opportunities to realize your oceanfront living dreams, by calling John Poletto at 561.239.0700 or Mark Nestler at 561.212.1517.
From Delray Beach to Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach we have a wonderful selection to choose from.
Consider downloading our Complimentary Luxury Showcase below to view some of the finest South Florida Ultra-Luxury homes available today!
It doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, you’ll find that there is an impressive amount of things to do and enjoy in Downtown Delray Beach through Atlantic Avenue.
Whether living in spectacular waterfront properties near Atlantic Avenue or gorgeous rolling landscapes and equestrian paradises 20 minutes inland, residents of Delray Beach continue to discover endless amounts of things to see and do in their “Village By The Sea.”
Delray Beach was voted one of the five best small towns in America as “Most Fun” by USA Today and rightfully so. Read on to discover 9 reasons to love living near Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, FL.
1. Waterfront Lifestyle
Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach boasts pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear Atlantic Ocean water perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and more.
In this lush tropical environment with vibrant social activities you’ll see people enjoying a nice jog along the shore, bicycling the beach and strolling along the avenue with their furry companions.
Atlantic Avenue is also on the Intracoastal Waterway where there is jet skiing, yachting, sight-seeing tours, fishing tours, and amazing sunsets.
For those living in waterfront properties nearby, a nice walk along the ocean shore will bring them to Atlantic Avenue or they can simply call “The Downtowner” for a free electric cart ride.
2. The Arts & Cultural Attractions
Atlantic Avenue boasts a very artistic community with regular artist exhibits, numerous art galleries, and a section of Downtown Delray called The Pineapple Grove District where there are artist boutiques, restaurants and galleries to explore.
A local South Florida resident exclaims on TripAdvisor, “The revitalization of ‘downtown’ is nothing short of stunning. All of us ‘locals’ love both Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove, and it has become a huge tourist destination. You will not be disappointed.”
Downtown Delray residents enjoy year-round educational art programs, free jazz concerts at The Pavillion, and performances at The Delray Beach Center For The Arts.
3. Fine Dining & Boutique Shopping
The amount of fine and casual dining and upscale and boutique shopping along Atlantic City can take days to explore!
The unique, locally owned boutique shops offer one-of-kind shopping experiences as well as continue to support the livelihood of Delray Beach.
After a few hours of shopping and working up quite the appetite patrons can relax at one of the many restaurants.
From romantically lit sidewalk dining, to piano bars, fun beachside tiki bars, amazing seafood restaurants and exquisite farm to table cuisine there is something to please anyone’s palette and mood.
4. Delray Beach Hospitality
Have you ever visited a city where there were free taxis? On Atlantic Avenue there is a convenient and free “Downtowner,” which is an electric cart that pedestrians can wave down or call in to be picked up. Wow, imagine if New York City had a system like this.
Atlantic Avenue is full of truly hospitable people: the local shop owners, artists and restaurant owners seek to continue cultivating their community and making everyone feel welcomed.
Delray Beach has a caring and involved community that seeks to improve the quality of life for both it’s residents and visitors through it’s very involved chamber of commerce.
A very active historical society ensures that Delray never forgets where it came from and works with the city in excitement as to how it continues to grow.
5. World Class Events
Atlantic Avenue is well known for it’s world-class events and festivals such as the Garlic Festival, Wine and Seafood Festival, On The Ave, International Tennis Championships and the Art festival.
6. History And Architecture
Take a guided or self-guided historical walking tour of Atlantic Avenue, visit the Sundy House (built in 1902 and now an elegant dining establishment overlooking botanical gardens), a variety of historical museums, and educational centers.
Much of the local architecture in the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style was influenced by Addison Mizner, who was the visionary for nearby Boca Raton, FL.
7. Tropical Paradise Of South Florida
Top-notch beaches, local nature preserves, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, tropical flora and fauna, and amazing weather all year round make South Florida and Delray Beach an exhilarating place to live.
Consider a peaceful, botanical getaway near Atlantic Avenue at the Morikami Japanese Gardens.
8. Safe, Solid Investment
Waterfront properties continue to be more and more scarce (even the ultra-wealthy are competing to secure their waterfront properties with only 4 direct oceanfront properties in the 20+ mil range available from Miami to Vero Beach)
9. Proximity to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Boca Raton
Delray Beach is extremely convenient to a world of activities in nearby cities such as world-class polo, swim and tennis facilities, golf resorts and country clubs, professional sporting events, concerts, and more!
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