July 2nd, 2011
Jupiter offers many choices in single family homes and condos but there are not many townhouse communities. One, located near the ocean, is Bella Vista comprised of 136 two and three bedroom units. Floor plans start at about 1,100 square feet and range up to about over 1,900 feet. These light and bright units have private patios in the front and back and are located near Carlin Park where the Heart Trail is available for your use. Carlin Park is a large County Park with direct ocean access so you will never be far from the ocean. Carlin Park is also the home of the Lazy Loggerhead restaurant where you can get a unique, tropical meal while dining in the ocean breeze.
Like most things in Jupiter, homes in Bella Vista are close to everything. Directly across the street from the entrance is the famous Maltz Dinner Theater where Broadway caliber performances are held. The Jupiter Inlet with its 150 year old working lighthouse is right around the corner and there is waterfront dining across from the Lighthouse. This is one of the greatest spots to eat anywhere along the coast. The Town of Jupiter is developing its Intracoastal Waterway into the Riverwalk so residents can enjoy waterway activities and concerts. Riverwalk is within walking distance of Bella Vista.
Head west about 3 miles on Indiantown Road and you can access either the Florida Turnpike or I-95, either of which can get you to the Palm Beach International Airport or the downtown West Palm Beach cultural center in about 20 minutes.
If you like to shop at some of the finest and well known stores, Palm Beach Gardens offers the Gardens Mall and Downtown at the Gardens and they are just about a 10 minute ride away.
July 2nd, 2011
Corner’s Ocean Bar & Grill restaurant in Jupiter is a complete surprise. From the outside looking in, it appears to be a bar. You have to walk inside thought to realize that looks are deceiving.
One could categorize Corners as a sports bar and grille with its large screen televisions, bar, and relaxed Island theme atmosphere. But the other side to Corners is the food. We had the wings which were absolutely delicious. Just the right kick without going over the top.
Seafood though is the specialty of the house. I know so many people who will drive to the Station House in Lantana for Lobster. While the Station House is terrific, Corner’s, has an everyday special on 1 ½ pound lobster dinner for $12.95! Not only do you get a cracked lobster (on request) but it also includes corn, potatoes, and all the fixings’. And the lobster was absolutely divine, flavorful and not watery like some inexpensive mass lobster places.
We also had some steamed mussels in while wine sauce with garlic, tomato, and shallots. They won’t disappoint. They even have a grab a lobster game station, where if you are able to grab the lobster in the game, Corner’s will cook it for free.
Corners is located at 71 East Indiantown Road in Suite # 805. It’s just off Indiantown Road and A1A. The phone number for Corners is 561-747-1161.
June 26th, 2011
For the last week we have had a raccoon visit our Egret Landing backyard during the day. He doesn’t look rabid, just wanders around the swimming pool and climbs up our mango tree.
Also, this week while talking to a client in PGA National, I heard a shriek at the other end of the line. Earl tried to walk outside to get better reception and sitting out by his door and hissing at him was a possum. Earl ran back inside and the possum went back to sleep.
To top it off, my assistant, Sue, who resides in Oaks East, was late coming in to work this week. As you can see in the photo below, a possum or very large rat was hanging out underneath the grill.
A car with a tail???
My wife, Veronica, called animal control to see if Jupiter was undergoing some kind of raccoon and possum version of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’, seeing as there are so many possums and raccoons out & about. Turns out this is mating season and juniors get kind of confused. They said it is normal for this short stretch to see animals that are usually nocturnal, wandering about. Also, the drought and heat has many of them searching for food. I guess that would explain why our mango-loving raccoon is hanging out in our tree. Can you blame him?
June 25th, 2011
One of the most pristine locations with value affordable condominium ownership can be found on the south end of Singer Island at 125 South Ocean Drive and 145 South Ocean Drive at the Mayan Towers Singer Island condos in Palm Beach Shores.
Mayan Towers are 2 separate condominium buildings totaling 227 units in all. The building is concrete block (CBS) built with mostly 2 bedroom models. Besides the ideal location, some of the homes have views of the Atlantic Ocean. Mayan Towers Singer Island condos for sale have desirable amenities including a gated security. Outside are a heated pool, picnic area and access to the powdery white beaches of Singer Island. The building is equipped with elevators. Every activity imaginable is available. For those into fitness, and exercise room is available. There is also a card game room, shuffleboard fun, and billiard room for those who like to play pool. The social room and lobby are a great place to meet up with friends. Bike storage is available for those who like to ride along the Island. The building has its own manager on-site.
In close proximity are an array of public golf courses, Sailfish Marina, fine dining, shopping and a myriad of cultural events at the downtown Palm Beach Kravis Center and Norton Museum.
June 25th, 2011
From a distance the gorgeous sight of a 20 story building sprouting out between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal aqua marine waterways looks like an image of tree nestled between these two beautiful sights. Perhaps that is how the name, Ocean Tree came about.
Built in 1977, and recently completely remodeled, Ocean Tree Singer Island condos for sale are located at 3400 North Ocean Drive in Riviera Beach Florida 33404 on the sensational row of Singer Island condominiums. Ocean Tree is a full amenities building offering wonderful opportunities at social gatherings. Housing 146 residences in all, there are 2 resort style swimming pools with a plethora of lounge chairs on the expansive paver deck. 2 separate walkways lead to the private beach if you want to take in the “BIG” swimming pool. Also outside are 3 tennis courts.
Indoors, Ocean Tree has round the clock security watch, a social room, and reading room den.