September 29th, 2011
Osprey Isles West Palm Beach homes are 3 to 5 bedroom luxury homes with open spaces and tranquil settings with gated security. Situated next to a nature preserve and golf course, this exclusive development of just 101 homes also offers tennis, golf, clubhouse, bike and jogging trails. All lawn care is taken care of by the Osprey Isles homeowner association (HOA).
This real estate has lots of warmth and charm. Extensive uses of fieldstone, shutters, brick paver, country porches along with great room floor plans are used throughout. A feeling of Versailles was what renowned builder, Shelby Homes wanted to capture. Floor plans range from 2400 square feet to over 3800 square feet under air. Models were named after local tropical birds. The Egret, Falcon, Flamingo, Sandpiper offer something for everyone. Luxury appointments such as crown molding, marble, granite, volume ceilings, gourmet kitchens and resort style backyard pools are the norm.
The views are simply gorgeous. Whether you like the quiet and peace of the natural preserve or the relaxation of watching the golfers or calmness of the lake, you can’t go wrong. Many lots are deep to take advantage of the surroundings. The community can be reached via Northlake Boulevard west to Osprey Isles and is just past Ibis and west of the Beeline. Nearby is access to I95 and the Florida Turnpike. It’s the perfect locale to commuting to Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach and Wellington. The beach is 20 minutes away and close by are a multitude of restaurants, shopping, schools and cultural activities.
September 29th, 2011
Owl Pointe Jupiter townhomes are oversized newly constructed homes in a rare part of Jupiter that lets residents walk to Jerry Thomas Elementary, multiple parks, Wallmart, Home Depot, Publix grocery store, restaurants and lots of shopping. Hidden away like an owl as is its namesake, the subdivision was built in 2004 and 2005 and just has 12 residences. Owl Pointe Jupiter townhouses for sale do not come up often.
These townhomes have 2104 square feet under air, 3 full bedrooms with study and 2 car garages. Some also have covered loggias and private swimming pools. Quality upgrades were used throughout. 20” porcelain flooring with inlays, granite countertops, crown molding, upgraded 42” wood cabinetry, custom closets. Floor plans are open and spacious and the plentiful windows bring in lots of light.
CBS concrete block construction was used along with the latest in hurricane shutter protection. Owl Pointe homeowner fees (HOA) are low in cost and the community takes care of lawn care, building insurance, roof and exterior maintenance. Owl Pointe condominium can be reached from Toney Pena or Indiantown Road to Bush Road. Bush Road is almost hidden but it’s a great connecter street and the sidewalk lined streets and lush tropical foliage keeps the setting peaceful and tranquil. Less than 10 minutes away are the Jupiter Beaches and access to I95 and the Florida turnpike.
September 29th, 2011
At one time, country living was far away from Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens on the distant west side of I95. Over time and with lots of connecting roads and city growth, Palm Beach Country Estates for sale in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens is now almost in town but its rare1-2 acre lots sizes have kept its country feel. Almost 1400 homes have been built since the 1970’s in PBCE with just 150 vacant lots with properties waiting to be built remaining. 1500 charming homes to real estate Mediterranean mansions that are newly built. To have this much space is wonderful for people and families who love backyard fun, barbequing, gardening and just the tranquility of space and the outdoors.
The community is situated in Northern Palm Beach County. It borders west of I95, Donald Ross Road, Indiantown Road by Jupiter Country Club and Riverbend Park. What is so special is that each home site is over an acre is size. Equestrian riding and horses are permitted in Palm Beach Country Estates. Paved roads are the norm and city water is available for every home. Best of all, there are no homeowner association, HOA costs or fees. The school district has some of the strongest rated learning institutions in South Florida. Access to work is easy with nearby Scripps Research Labratory, Max Blanc, and Wackenhut Security just up the road on Donald Ross. Downtown Abacoa, the Gardens Mall, wonderful restaurants, golf courses and of course the famous Jupiter beaches are all at your fingertips.
September 29th, 2011
Palm Beach Shores boasts that it’s the “Best Little Town In Florida”. It just might be but some people don’t even know it’s a town, but rather part of Singer Island as Paris Singer, Addison Mizner, and John Macarthur had a big part in developing this area. In fact, Palm Beach Shores at one time was part of Singer Island. In the early 1900’s, an inlet on the southern part of Singer Island. The small separated island became Palm Beach Shores. The small city is surrounded by water. The Lake Worth Inlet, Lake Worth, and the Atlantic Ocean all are borders.
A friend of mine who is a “local”, described Palm Beach Shores going back to the 1960’s…..”Back in the 1960s John D. MacArthur really made Singer Island famous. He also built Palm Beach Shores. His personal hotel on the ocean, The Colonnades, served as his personal residence and the coffee shop was his office. The television show Treasure Hunt was filmed there in the 1970s for 2-3 years. The Sailfish Marina has had a Thursday evening crafts market forever, since I was a child. There are all sorts of artisans, but everyone goes there to eat one of the famous grouper dogs. Yummy, I can taste it right now, beautifully deep-fried grouper filet in a hotdog bun with tartar sauce on top.”
Just over 1,000 residents live here, making Palm Beach Shores homes for sale a rare commodity. The town is home to Sailfish Marina Resort. The community has its own property owners association. The private deed beach with a manned lifeguard station is for residents as is the new community center and playground. The Marina has Jonny’s Longboats, Island Bar and Tiki Water Front Sea Grill (with live music) Palm Beach Inlet, wide sandy beaches and many shops. Rent a kayak over to Peanut Island or charter a fishing trip. So much fun!
Home ranges from condos such as Mayan Towers over the Blue Heron Bridge on Edwards (named after A.O. Edwards who built the bridge and was Mayor of the town in the 1950’s) to charming and quaint single family homes built in the 1950’s to Mizner 5,000 newly built luxurious masterpieces.
September 29th, 2011
As Jupiter Florida became more densely populated in the late 1990’s, builders started to shrink the lots sizes they put their homes on. Builders figured if they could squeeze 2 or 3 lots on a ½ an acre, their bottom line profits would be much greater. While the house size might be the same, the amount of land for families and kids to play, privacy, gardening and backyard barbeques got lost in the squeeze as much home on as little real estate as possible.
One of the last places that have affordable luxury homes in a gated community within Jupiter is Palm Cove. Palm Cove Jupiter homes for sale is just 27 home sites. These properties have an acre or plus of land. The subdivision has its own gate. The common area is lined with sidewalks and lush tropical foliage. The development was built in the mid 1990’s right before the building boom and was one of the last areas to be generous with land.
The smallest homes were 3 bedrooms with studies having 2500 square feet under air to 5 bedroom 4,000 square foot homes. Many have 3 car garages. Lots of luxurious fine detailed appointments including volume ceilings with tray or coffered crown molding, gourmet kitchens, game rooms, and large windows to take advantage of the lake and natural vistas.
Nearby are great schools, some within walking distance, shopping restaurants, beaches, and so many outdoor and social activities. The private enclave of Palm Cove in Jupiter Florida can be reached from Indiantown Road to Center Street. Turn left on Loxahatchee River Road to Roebuck and you will run right into the gate which brings you to Lakeside Gardens Drive and Fountain palm Drive.