2015 Mid-Year Market Report

Vital real estate market statistics for Southern Palm Beach County and Northern Broward County.  Click to VIEW or DOWNLOAD the report.

Vital statistics for Southern Palm Beach County and Northern Broward County

Vital statistics for Southern Palm Beach County and Northern Broward County

 

NEW LISTING:
Ocean Dunes, Highland Beach
Offered at $649,000

One of Highland Beach’s premier buildings, Ocean Dunes is directly on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean. Large open floor plan with more than 2,200 square feet of AC space features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Enjoy ocean, city and pool views from the three private balconies.

Spectacular views of the beach and ocean from this luxurious residence in Ocean Dunes, Highland Beach, Florida

Spectacular views of the beach and ocean from this luxurious residence in Ocean Dunes, Highland Beach, Florida.

Luxury Showcase | September 2015

The September 2015 issue of the Luxury Showcase Magazine is now available at either the Boca Raton or Delray Beach office. Or, you can VIEW or download it HERE.

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NEW LISTING:
Intracoastal Highland Beach, Florida
Offered at $7,900,000

Extraordinary views of the Intracoastal Waterway and sunsets from this professionally furnished and decorated gated residence. 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half-baths, library, wine room, grand media room and billiard room. Rare protected 22’ x 60’ yacht basin on north side.

Watch picturesque sunsets over the Intracoastal Waterway from this spectacular pool and patio area in Highland Beach.

Watch picturesque sunsets over the Intracoastal Waterway from this spectacular pool and patio area in Highland Beach.

Highland Beach: Secluded Luxury

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Though not large in size, Highland Beach makes a big impression on all those who live and visit there. Located in Palm Beach County between Delray Beach to the north and Boca Raton to the south, the town encompasses 1.1 square miles of prime Florida real estate.

This lovely South Florida area is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, giving it endless water views and access. State Route A1A is Highland Beach’s main street and is devoid of even a single traffic light. Tall palms rise into the clear tropical skies like swaying sentries along the route welcoming residents and visitors alike.

Secluded beach sanctuary

With its close proximity to Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Highland Beach has easy access to a nearly endless variety of restaurants, shopping, fine dining, cultural events, recreation and entertainment. Approximately three miles of beach in the town allow residents to enjoy a secluded sanctuary where they can relax or partake in water and outdoor recreation.

During the winter months, the population doubles as snowbirds return from the north and tourists pour in to indulge in the tropical warmth of South Florida. The quieter luxury lifestyle of this area has attracted some celebrities to the area who have purchased palatial properties to enjoy the Atlantic breezes, waters and bright blue skies. Property values for Highland Beach continue to rise as the town thrives and beckons those who prefer a less hectic pace of life.

Sea turtle salvation

Those with a true appreciation of the beauty and wonder of nature have worked hard to insure that Highland Beach remains a safe harbor for sea turtles. The beaches of the area serve as nesting grounds for the endangered sea turtles found here from March through October every year. These majestic creatures arrive at the shores annually to lay thousands of eggs in nests throughout the various beaches.

A few weeks later, the hatchlings emerge and make their tumultuous journey to the safety of the sea. As the nesting and hatching happens at night, volunteers mark nests and all beachfront lighting remains off from dusk to dawn per a local ordinance. Residents need to avoid all nesting areas, avoid walking on the beach at night and refrain from using flashlights, which can confuse hatchlings that are attracted to the brightest light. Insuring these endangered sea turtles have Highland Beach as their sanctuary is an important way that the town works to protect the future and maintain the natural beauty of the area.

Exclusive beachside dining

Though there are many restaurants within reach at Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Highland Beach is home to great dining at its own Latitudes Ocean Grill. The restaurant features breakfast, brunch and lunch selections and offers a gorgeous ocean view from the outdoor seating area and walls of windows lining the interior. Diners rave about their Sunday brunch with its selection of carved meats, fresh raw bar and pasta choices. Other diner recommended dishes include their French onion soup and lobster rolls. The view is the highlight of Highland’s dining destination.

Intracoastal Waterway access

A multitude of destinations are accessible via the Intracoastal Waterway. As a majority of the homes are on waterway waterfront, residents hop in their boats and head north to Delray Beach to enjoy restaurants, entertainment and shopping or south toward Boca Raton for access to the vibrant energy of the blossoming city.

Atlantic Ocean recreation

Water lovers find Highland Beach the ideal destination for fun in the sand, surf and sun. Beach goers relax on the golden sands of the area, hunt for seashells, swim and scuba dive in the warm ocean water of Southern Florida. Fishing enthusiasts take their boats out on the waters for long stretches catching the freshest meal or simply enjoying the sport of it and releasing their catch. Boaters have the opportunity to cruise the waves of the ocean on everything from personal water craft to sailboats to large yachts.

For those who want the convenience of Boca Raton and Delray Beach but prefer quieter, more secluded living, Highland Beach offers them the ideal living and vacationing destination. Luxury living, serenity, seclusion and the tropical lifestyleawait at Highland Beach.

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5 Reasons to Love Waterfront Properties Near Highland Beach

5 Reasons to Love Waterfront Properties Near Highland BeachBeautiful South Florida is where residents and visitors find the epitome of luxurious waterfront living.

With amazing destinations including Delray Beach and Boca Raton, South Florida offers unique lifestyle opportunities for everyone from outdoor-loving sports enthusiasts to those who want to experience the best in shopping, dining and entertainment.

The waterfront properties near Highland Beach are located within easy travel to the vibrant towns of tropical South Florida while still maintaining seclusion and sophistication.

Here are 5 reasons to love waterfront properties near Highland Beach:

florida-intracoastal1. Sights in Every Direction

Taking a drive along South Ocean Boulevard reveals a plethora of stimulating views. From the flowing waters of the Intracoastal Waterway to the west to the lively ocean waves of the Atlantic in the east, this stretch of South Florida is well known for its breathtaking scenery.

The beaches are bright, gleaming and pristine and the sky is a dynamic shade of blue seen only in the Sunshine State with clouds that seem created specifically for the tropical skies.

Living in any of the waterfront properties available near Highland Beach means existing in an oasis of beauty and tranquility while having access to a large variety of social endeavors.

relaxing-florida-yacht2. Boaters Paradise

Waterfront properties in and around Highland Beach offer convenient access to the Intracoastal Waterway, which runs north to south along the eastern coast of Florida.

Anyone who enjoys being on the water loves cruising the waterway which flows through several lakes and can carry them all the way out into the Atlantic Ocean if desired.

Days spent lazily floating on the water soaking up the sunlight and warmth are ideal for those who’ve come to the area to retire or just enjoy a slower pace of life for a while.

golf3. Outdoor Enjoyment

Those who prefer a more active way of life find every imaginable warm outdoor experience at their fingertips near Highland Beach. There are seemingly endless country clubs offering tennis, golf, swimming and fitness classes.

The surrounding areas cater to the outdoor life so easily found in the southern warmth and tropical breezes. Snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and paddle boarding are just some of the water-focused activities available and it’s easy to experience something new every day in southern Florida.

4. Year Round Events

Due to the beautiful year-round weather in southern Florida, owners of waterfront properties near Highland Beach enjoy numerous year-round events. There are boat parades through the waterway, fireworks displays, and family camping nights in area communities.

An evening in is just as enjoyable as the waterfront properties often feature exterior living rooms and full kitchens to make the most of warm days and nights.

shopping-boca-raton5. Unequaled Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Highland Beach is close to Boca Raton, which is quickly becoming the social hub of southern Florida.

Boca offers multiple shopping plazas, boutiques and excellent dining from celebrated and award-winning chefs. Cuisine choices in areas around Highland Beach include food from around the world certain to satisfy the most particular and discerning palettes.

Within Boca lies Mizner Park, which is a unique little city unto itself with a family-friendly and safe atmosphere rich with shops, food and live entertainment. Their holiday events and offerings are not to be missed!

Waterfront properties near Highland Beach offer more than golden sand, clear aqua waters and vibrant blue skies; they offer peaceful living at the heart of a vibrant location.

To learn more about owning your very own waterfront property in South Florida, contact Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty by calling 561.997.7227 and we’ll be happy to help you find your dream home near the ocean!

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Ocean Views and Intracoastal Access in This Boater’s Dream Estate

2564 S Ocean Blvd, Highland BeachFor someone living in South Florida’s beautiful Byrd Beach boating community, the hardest decision in the morning is which amazing view to enjoy first. The breathtaking Atlantic Ocean view awaits to the east, the Intracoastal Waterway flows to the west, tall palm trees beckon in the tropical breeze and all around is striking blue sky and nature’s artistically painted white clouds. Byrd Beach community located in Highland Beach, Florida, is a coveted area for year-round residents and snowbirds alike.

Height of Living at Highland Beach

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Highland Beach is a small inlet town located between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, 60 miles north of Miami. It’s a favorite nesting place for endangered sea turtles during the warmest months and a popular destination for northern human snowbirds during the cold months. While the pristine sandy beaches of the area are secluded, Highland Beach is located within easy travel of energetic Boca Raton that has a variety of shopping, recreation, fine dining and entertainment.

Key to Paradise

Owning a property in Byrd Beach subdivision is a rare privilege, as the residents of this boater’s paradise aren’t often inclined to leave the luxuries of their life on the water. That’s why 2564 South Ocean Boulevard (click here to view property details and photos), Highland Beach is truly a treasure worth discovering and owning. This stunning multi-level property shines with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths within 6591 square feet. Along with endless views of flowing water, pristine beaches and inspiring skies, this property also includes beach access through a private, keyed entry reserved exclusively for Byrd Beach residents. It’s the owner’s key to a secluded paradise in one of the most amazing areas of south Florida.

Best of Waterfront Living

This gorgeous home was rebuilt in 1997 and is so picturesque and well-maintained, it appears brand new. The exterior features pristine landscaping and creative architecture fit for the glossy cover of a high-end magazine. One of the biggest attractions of this property is how it caters to those who love the waterfront lifestyle. There’s a private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway large enough for one or two crafts and a boat lift for easy access to the water. An expansive back patio area features endless waterway and sky views and a sunken spa that cascades down into a sparkling, in-ground pool.

Endless Potential

There’s ample room for outdoor entertaining in the year-round warmth of Highland Beach and potential for a complete exterior kitchen and living room. The sprawling space is open to the sun while still providing shade from overhangs and a measure of privacy on either side. Taking the elegant spiral staircase up to the private lookout gives unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape and infinite stretches of water, beach and sky.

Stunning Interior Accents

Inside this beautiful home located in Highland Beach flow a palette of earthy, warm tones throughout. Sophisticate accents include pillars, marble flooring, recessed lighting, custom tile work and elegant draperies. A great room featuring high ceilings, tiled fireplace and intricate crown molding provides abundant views of the waterway from not one, but two levels of large windows. There’s also an expansive Master Suite with a large private bathroom filled with windows offering endless views and lovely natural light.

Experience the ultimate in tropical South Florida living at this waterfront property!

To learn more about this amazing property, call Lezly Garrett at 561.350.3800­ and she will be happy to assist you!

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