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The new energy efficient movement is leaning toward sustainability. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. By using renewable, recyclable materials generations in the future will not be impacted as greatly by development today.

There has been an increasing trend in Palm Beach County home building.  Both builders and consumers are more concerned about energy efficiency, green homes and leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the planet.  Energy efficient appliances are now standard in new construction and in remodeling.

The initial cost is more expensive than that of non-designated energy efficient appliances.   Nevertheless, over the

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Frenchman’s Reserve is a prestigious golfing community situated in Palm Beach Gardens. Homes are influenced by the Mediterranean Revival, as well as the Addison Mizner-designed Palm Beach mansions. Toll Brothers, Frenchman's Reserve, combines unbelievable golf with exceptionally built homes by top builders.  The gated community consists of 392 single-family homes plus 56 coach homes on 424 acres.

An Arnold Palmer Signature designed golf course is on the Frenchman’s Reserve premises. The signature course has the decisive look of an Arnold Palmer guarantee of uncompromising ideals in golf course design. Described as “large, subtle greens and fairways lined with tall Florida pines and colorful wildflowers, the course enhances the beauty of the lush

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Looking for a little history lesson?  Embark on a guided tour of local Palm Beach area towns.  Excursions like these are offered in most areas that highlight local area landmarks and given with historical narrations.

Get to know downtown West Palm Beach outdoors by engaging in a Segway tour.   Palm Beach Segway Tours  is ranked #1 Tour & Thing to Do in West Palm Beach on TripAdvisor and awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 5 years in a row. If a Segway is not your way to tour, try the Diva Duck Amphibious Tours.  Nose-dive into the Intracoastal on a vessel made for the water and the streets.  Be prepared for lots of laughs because of clichéd jokes and an enjoyable family time.

Historical Palm Beach can be toured by signing up for an

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Juno Beach area residents and visitors witnessed the successful release of two young adult sea turtles this week.  Loggerhead MarineLife Center released two sea turtles after months of rehabilitation, back into their native habitat.

The first young loggerhead sea turtle, Bowden, had been rescued from an intake canal near the St. Lucie Power plant.  The turtle was underweight, lethargic and covered with barnacles.  A young female loggerhead, named Lucie, had been recovered after ingesting a fishing hook.  The Loggerhead MarineLife biologists were able to successfully remove the fishing hook.

Both sea turtles were nursed back to health at the Juno Beach MarineLife Center with various ailments.  The Loggerhead MarineLife Center staff has outfitted

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Have you ever dreamt of living on an island? Your very own private oasis of towering palm trees, sparkling water and a private "hut" to call home. Imagine an island home, sparkling water, cocoanut trees, and a shaded hammock.  The villa overlooking the water has big balconies,umbrellas and sun chairs.

That dream of island living can be somewhat unrealistic for most people.  Fortunately South Florida presents opportunities for residency that are very close to living on an island.

The Islands of Jupiter is a luxurious gated community of 105 must see custom upscale residences.  These riverfront estates are extended over the four islands that John D. MacArthur had originally commissioned for development. It is located at the northernmost point

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South Florida features exciting dining opportunities from a quaint cafe to a six course formal dining experience.  Open Table is an online reservation nationwide operating website offering restaurant reviews anywhere in the United States.  Users of the site can make online reservations, receive an email confirmation of the reservation and earn points for dining out. Check out local favorite restaurants in South Florida based on data collected by Open Table. 

Buccan, 350 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480 is a restaurant, bar and lounge in the heart of Palm Beach. Acclaimed Miami Chef Clay Conley conceived the vibrant dining experience. It is a high-end bistro, featuring progressive American cuisine, in an informally sophisticated setting. The

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Abacoa is a delightful family community comprised of several distinct neighborhoods in Jupiter, Florida. Each neighborhood has its own style ranging from Mediterranean to Victorian to Key West inspired with homes like single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, villas and apartments. Many of the communities offer community clubhouses or parks with pools, picnic areas and children’s playgrounds. Residents of Abacoa will own a home in the heart of Jupiter, just minutes from the beaches and ocean. Living in Abacoa makes you feel like part of a community.

Jupiter is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. According to the 2014 Census Bureau estimate, the town had a total population of 60,681. Coastal Living has rated it as the 9th Happiest Seaside

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Located within beautiful Palm Beach County is the picturesque city of Palm Beach Gardens.  Palm Beach Gardens prior to development was forest, cattle ranches and outlying was swamplands.  In 1959, land developer John D. MacArthur announced plans to build a community and would build homes for 55,000.  He planned on naming the soon to be built city Palm Beach City.  The Florida State Legislature rejected the name and he renamed the proposed city Palm Beach Garden.

MacArthur’s “garden city” grew quickly in the 1960’s.  The city had a population of 7,000 residents by the early 1970’s. Palm Beach Gardens became the home of the Professional Golfers Association and today there are numerous golf courses and many beautiful communities and neighborhoods

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In the United States, over 266 million people have cell phones. While it is hard to imagine Florida life without it, you increase the risk of having an accident by 400% every time you use your cell phone when driving. If it is necessary, use a Bluetooth earpiece or other hands-free device.

Florida has passed the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law”.  Drivers can still use phones for music, navigation apps, or to pick up a call as long as a hands-free device is then used. The current Florida texting law is limited to secondary enforcement, meaning another offense must be observed in order to stop and cite an offender.The law also states you can still text or email when you are stopped at a red light. Each county has a different fine for

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The property located at 16133 Jupiter Farms Road in Jupiter has a lengthy past. The 150+-acre ranch is alleged to have been a hideout for crime boss Al Capone and his associates in the 1920’s. The notorious Chicago gangster built the original home in 1923.  Capone also took the name of Al Brown and lived in a tiny home in West Jupiter off Italian Farms Road (now Jupiter Farms Road).  West Jupiter and West Palatka were the moonshine capitals of the world when Capone was in Jupiter.  Capone preferred spending time in Miami, near the action and the beach.  The Chicago mob boss moved south to Miami in 1928 and acquired a beachfront home.  Capone died in South Florida in 1947.

In the 1980’s, well-known actor Burt Reynolds purchased the West Jupiter

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