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The little beachy town of Hobe Sound has quite a few interesting features and tales you may never have heard of. Here are 10 interesting facts about beautiful Hobe Sound:

1. The town was named after the Native American tribe that resided in the area in the 1600s. The Jobe and Tequesta Indians (hence where the neighboring town of Tequesta also got its name) were discovered when British cargo ship, The Reformation- carrying sugar, rum, beef and molasses from Jamaica to New England- sank off the north end of the Jupiter Inlet. Captain Jonathan Dickinson and his crew of 25 men befriended the natives and gave Hobe Sound its name in their honor in 1699. 

2. In the early 1900s, Hobe Sound was also known as "Olympia" because the 12,000 acres of the

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While Martin and St. Lucie counties have many things to treasure- like blue ocean water and a preserved natural environment, the Treasure Coast actually got its name from an interesting part of history.

In 1715, a Plate Fleet (plate referring to the Spanish word for "silver") was collecting new wealth from the American possessions of the Spanish Empire to transport it to Spain. Upon their route back, the fleet encountered a severe hurricane, causing 10 of its 11 ships to sink offshore near the St. Lucie Inlet, scattering their gold, silver and jewels all over the sea floor. 

This particular fleet was especially rich, as it was the first sent to collect revenue from the New World in over a decade. From 1700 to 1714, most of Western Europe was at

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Palm Beach County has hundreds of dining options and dozens of steakhouses. The busy metro area loves their local restaurant scene, and reviewing the spots they go to online. The following steakhouses are top suggestions from patrons including celebrities and food critics. Based on their reviews, here are the 5 best steakhouses in Palm Beach County:

1. Meat Market  Palm Beach

The Meat Market was opened by hard-working chef, Sean Brasel, in Miami where it gained extreme popularity causing him to open another location in Palm Beach. The Meat Market on the wealthy island is an excellent addition to the local high-class restaurant scene with supreme cuts of beef and a sophisticated, sexy ambiance. On the menu there's a selection of reserve cuts like

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The all natural organic grocery store, “Sprouts Farmers Market”, may soon open a location in Jupiter.

According to town spokeswoman Kate Moretto, an application has been filed by the grocery chain with the Town of Jupiter to replace the Winn-Dixie in the Admirals Crossing plaza.

Sprouts is a farmers market style grocery store that believes healthy living is a journey and every meal is a choice. According to their website, “We love to inspire, educate, and empower every person to eat healthier and live a better life. This isn’t just a mission. It’s our passion.”

Through the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, they extend their community involvement by supporting health and wellness related causes that directly impact the neighborhoods

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 I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.  Have you ever wondered when did ice cream become bad, fattening and taboo?  It is usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors. Doesn’t sound sinister.  It’s time to revisit summer days of our youth and dive into a guiltfree, delicious ice cream cone.  

Before the development of modern refrigeration,I ice cream was a luxury reserved for special occasions.  With South Florida’s sunny days and tropical climate, it is typical to spend a day out on the salty beaches. Everyday is the Palm Beaches is a special occasion.  There is nothing more enjoyable than to cool down with an ice-cold confection occasionally. An ice-cream cone

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According to recent reports, Palm Beach County is one of Florida’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Palm Beach County’s population growth has risen 2.8 % percent, coming in behind Orlando and Fort Myers.

The most recent population estimate done in 2016 by the U.S. Census Bureau said the area was home to 1.44 million people. The recent reports have predicted that the population will hit 1.5 million this year, two years earlier than The University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research have predicted.

A boost in homes sales, commercial activity, and housing affordability are considered some of the reasons for the economic growth. Palm Beach County offers some of Florida’s highest wages and low unemployment. The area has seen a lot of

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When the City of Port Saint Lucie was constructed, its master developer assigned numbers to most of the city's subdivisions as opposed to naming them. To this day, the majority of the neighborhoods in Port St. Lucie are nameless. 

That's why city council decided to create the Neighborhood Improvement & Community Engagement (NICE) Program. The goal is to promote vibrant neighborhoods and a high-quality life. It gives residents the chance to join together to name their neighborhoods and enhance them. "The program will help empower communities by giving them a united, collective voice when working with the City on issues, concerns and needs," according to the NICE Program brief. 

The first step of NICE is to identify boundaries of the composed

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Tropic Isle in Delray Beach is a unique community and a boater's paradise. 

Most of the 400 homes in the neighborhood are situated along 15 peninsula streets that stretch into the clean, blue Intracoastal. Residents can sit poolside in their backyards and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the waterway and passing yachts. A majority of the houses have oversized backyards, huge swimming pools, spas, and outdoor kitchens. 

Interior wise, common features include marble or wood floors, stone entryways, large paneless windows, impressive kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, great masters, and guest housing.

Park your boat at your backyard dockage and sail away whenever you please. Tropic Isle offers easy navigation through the

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Tropic Isle is a relatively small, beautiful community in Delray Beach comprised of waterfront homes ranging from the one hundred thousands to multi millions. The majority of residences were constructed in the 80s and 90s, although homes vary from the 40s to brand new. If you look at Tropic Isle on a map, the streets look like the teeth of a comb, stretching into the Intracoastal Gulf Stream. 

Residents of Tropic Isle love it for how gorgeous and clean the neighborhood is as well as the fact that it is family and dog-friendly, very safe, and for its proximity to the beach and shopping. More than 90% of residents in Tropic Isle are homeowners. The neighborhood has a civic association to maintain the appeal of the community, keep occupants

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The Village of Wellington is now known for being equestrian.  With its equestrian population and 57 miles of trails, it has exceptional facilities for riding and polo events. The village has earned the nickname of “The Winter Equestrian Capital of World”, drawing crowds to the largest horse show in the world from late January to mid-March at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The charming town also has many parks, sports fields, recreation center, up-to-date public library and "The Wellington Green" mall.  

Did you know that Wellington, was originally the world's largest strawberry patch?  The massive strawberry patch was on land called the Flying Cow Ranch.  "Flying" because the founder

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