NEW LISTING:
City Walk, Delray Beach
Offered at $735,000

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.

City Walk condominium in the trendy Pineapple Grove district of downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

City Walk condominium in the trendy Pineapple Grove district of downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

NEW LISTING:
Mallory Square, Delray Beach
Offered at $579,000

Mallory Square is urban Delray Beach living at its finest! Just three blocks from renowned Atlantic Avenue, one block from the brand new Uptown Delray and six blocks from the beach, you will find this highly desirable, end unit. Located on 3rd Street, this beautifully renovated 3-story townhome was built by Ironwood Builders in 2005. Extremely light and bright and in pristine condition, this unit boasts gorgeous hardwood floors, new carpet in upstairs bedrooms, and has been freshly painted.

This contemporary kitchen has granite and stainless steel appliances equipped with a large dining area and walk-in pantry.

This contemporary kitchen has granite and stainless steel appliances equipped with a large dining area and walk-in pantry.

NPSIR Grand Opening in Delray Beach a Huge Success

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Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty (NPSIR) proudly held a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at their brand new office in Delray Beach yesterday evening.
The event was standing room only, with NPSIR leadership and staff, Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors, along with many friends and supporters of NPSIR all on hand to commemorate the launch of the new NPSIR outpost.
The beautiful, modern facility, located in a premier storefront location at 900 East Atlantic Avenue, was designed in part by NPSIR principal Mark Nestler. Nestler shares, “We wanted this space to be more unique and functional than your typical real estate office. We want to provide a different experience for our clients than what they might find elsewhere.”Prior to the ribbon cutting, John Poletto shared how the opening of an NPSIR office in Delray Beach has been decades in the making, and how excited the entire NPSIR team is to expand their reach into Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Ocean Ridge, Gulf Stream and Manalapan.The NPSIR staff welcomes the community at large to drop in for a tour of the new office, located at:

900 East Atlantic AvenueSuite 18

Delray Beach, FL 33483

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How The Arts Garage Will Shape Downtown Delray Beach’s Future

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Introducing a Unique Mecca of the Delray Arts Scene

Recently, NPSIR had the pleasure of interviewing Alyona Alexksandra Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage in downtown Delray Beach.

Arts Garage celebrated its third year in April and recently received funding from a $100,000 Grant to help support and promote bringing the arts to some of the most underserved children in the area.

Arts Garage has experienced immense growth since its inception thanks to the organization’s amazing team of artists and professionals dedicated to fresh, exciting and unusual arts.

This exciting organization and venue is a cultural mecca for all ages as it offers film, dance and various other genres mixed on one stage.

Great Programs, Social Atmosphere

The timing for the organic evolvement of Arts Garage was perfect as the economy rebounded, downtown Delray Beach grew stronger and the passion of the community for the arts solidified.

Arts Garage hosts a number of performers and puts on a variety of theatrical programs designed to excite and entertain downtown Delray Beach and beyond.

The venue is intimate with seating for under 200 people and their off Broadway series transforms the venue into a reflection of the underground theaters in New York City.

In this venue, the artists and audience have more interaction than in larger centers. It’s a social atmosphere where attendees bring picnic food that includes everything from beer and pizza to wine, champagne and caviar.

The Future of the Arts in Downtown Delray Beach

When asked about the future of the Arts Garage, Executive Director Ushe stated that there’s more growth planned for the facility. They’re launching a campaign to purchase the space as it has a magical quality with perfect acoustics.

The location is ideal and the open space conducive to performances. They hope to raise 2 million dollars within two years to help with the educational wing, accommodate more people, increase seating by 100 but retain the intimacy of the center.

As they grow and develop, they’re confident they’ll continue to attract improved names in performers.

Building Relationships

Arts Garage encourages local stars and educational students to pursue and excel at their artistic dreams. They give local stars the tools they need to move forward including assistance with websites, recording and promotional marketing countrywide and nationally.

Performing and learning at Arts Garage helps artists develop their own unique talents as the patrons enjoy art in an unparalleled environment.

The intense energy of the center amplifies the excitement and creativity within every artist. The staff is comprised of an amazing team of artists that are strong and passionate in their vision for the arts in downtown Delray Beach.

Community Involvement

Arts Garage always welcomes community input and involvement. They invite people from all around to seek out the center with their pet projects, new ideas and entertainment possibilities.

They’re strong beliefs make it possible to transform any vision into reality while their relative newness makes them a sponge for ideas. They recognize the importance of the culture of the enticing destination of downtown Delray Beach.

Upcoming Events

With its edgy atmosphere and intimate setting, Arts Garage is similar to being in New York City but with the bonus of beautiful South Florida weather.

The programs offered appeal to every taste and they welcome community contributions.

Notable events for 2014 include a musical entitled Trouble of Dog, a brand new production that’s fresh, edgy and similar to off-Broadway theatre.

There are also jazz performances that transport the audience to small clubs in Chicago, NYC and Louisiana.

Arts Garage is a can’t-miss destination in downtown Delray Beach and something Executive Director Ushe is proud to be part of.

When asked what she wished people understood about her and why she’s so dedicated to the center, Ushe replied, “I’m extremely exciting. Not a blank canvas but still lots of room to contribute to the masterpiece.”

Be part of the area’s own masterpiece by exploring Arts Garage and everything they have to offer.

Arts and culture are an integral part to a city’s growth and we’re excited to see downtown Delray Beach become a hub for putting South Florida on the map as a booming scene that continues to evoke our Northern counterparts to stay!

To learn more about the downtown area and all it has to offer, contact one of our agents at our new 900 East Atlantic Avenue location by calling (561) 381-9090 and we’ll be happy to help!

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Travel Spotlight: Downtown Delray Beach

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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

delray-beach-most-fun-small-town-badgeThe 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

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9 Reasons To Love Waterfront Properties Near Downtown Delray

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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!

 

Trip Advisor Source: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34179-d2389212-r169711298-Pineapple_Grove_Arts_District-Delray_Beach_Florida.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

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