Waterfront Properties | Real Estate News, Information & Blog - Blog Archive: July, 2020 | Page #4

Whether you’re a transplant or a native, there is plenty about South Florida’s history that you probably don’t know. Here are some interesting facts about South Florida’s colorful history.

Florida Houses the Nation’s Oldest City

St. Augustine, settled by Europeans in 1565, is commonly called the nation’s oldest city.

A Great Place for Birding

The Great Florida Birding Trail is a statewide network of 510 wildlife viewing sites found along a flyway for migrating birds.

Florida Houses the Country’s Largest Wetland Area

The Florida Everglades, containing 1.5 million acres of sawgrass, marshes, mangrove forests, hardwood hammocks and wetlands, is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

The Theme Park Capital

Florida…

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Landscaping the Florida-Friendly way means using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Here are a few of the ways you can improve your home’s landscaping.

Water infrequently but thoroughly

Most lawns need about 3/4 to 1 inch of water once per week, or once every two weeks when the weather cools. Water can come from rain, or from irrigation. Infrequent but deep watering encourages deep rooting, as well as healthier and hardier plants with a greater tolerance for drought.

Water at the right time of day

Water early in the day, especially in warmer weather, when evaporation rates are lowest.

Watch your lawn instead of a schedule or calendar

Your lawn needs watering when:

  • Grass blades are folded in half

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In 1987, an iron cannon was found by two surfers who reported it to the lifeguard, Peter Leo, on Jupiter Beach. Two days later, the same lifeguard found the cannon while swimming and contacted Captain Dominic Addario, a master mariner and marina owner, for help investigating the mysterious find. Throughout two weeks, they discovered more cannons, then silver “pieces of eight”, rare gold coins, and a 78-pound ingot of silver!

The treasure came from a sunken 1715 “Plate” Fleet (plate referring to the Spanish word for "silver") that 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…

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The wait is over, baseball is back. The Major League Baseball’s 2020 Season is having its Opening Day this Thursday, July 23rd.

For Opening Day baseball fans get to see the 2019 World Series Champions Washington Nationals host the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. The remaining MLB teams will also start the 2020 Season this Thursday.  

The Washington Nationals come to Palm Beach County every year for their Spring Training games at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The Houston Astros also use the same field for Spring Training. In Jupiter, the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is home to the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training games.

The Baseball season will be…

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The iconic Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach was founded in 1896 by the industry tycoon Henry M. Flagler. Flagler, one of the great American industrialists started a trend on the island of Palm Beach of elegant properties. Soon after, other industry tycoons and socialites began flocking to the new destination.

Flagler first made his debut on the island with The Royal Poinciana, a six-story hotel on the Intracoastal side of the island. Just two years later, Flagler debuted the premier oceanfront hotel, The Breakers. 

Unfortunately, the hotel had two fires, in 1903 and then again in 1925 and the hotel had to undergo renovations. The second renovations were awarded to New York-based architects and designers, Shultze and Weaver, who would later go on to…

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There are plenty of things for you and your family to do in the Palm Beaches. Here are some of the best family-friendly activities to try this summer in Palm Beach County.

Animal EDventure Park

While Animal EDventure Park is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 the park/zoo is offering safe guided safari tours by reservation only.

  • Address: 10066 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Shark Park 561

The Shark Park 561 is a giant outdoor water center in West Palm Beach which is great for kids and those who like watersports like wakeboarding skiing and more. The Shark Park’s claim to fame has the largest inflatable aqua park on the East Coast featuring a wake park with TWO cables.

  • Address: 1440 Eshleman Trail, West Palm Beach,…

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It sunny and warm outside, so staying chill in Palm Beach County requires a little creative magic.  Florida is a state that has a real reputation for relaxation. Palm Beach County is blessed by beautiful beaches, remarkable natural botanical gardens, mesmerizing waterways and so much more. However, the heat is on and at times you just need to chill out. No matter what your interests are, you will be sure to find the perfect way to chill out in Florida.

Sloan’s Ice Cream is a self-described "ice cream utopia for the young and young at heart," and its sure to also gratify mature palates. You will find flavors of ice cream like Strawberry Cheesecake and Elvis's Favorite, peanut butter, and banana ice cream. Yes, “thank you very much.” Sloan’s has…

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The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is one of Palm Beach County’s popular attractions for both locals and visitors for great fishing and a great ocean view.

The fishing pier is a T-shaped and is 990-feet long. The pier offers visitors great saltwater fishing, a full-service Pier House that features snacks, drinks, bags of ices, a gift shop, fishing gear, tackles and fishing pole rentals to name a few.

The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is managed by The Loggerhead Marinelife Center located across the street. The Juno Beach Pier is part of the Responsible Pier Initiative which is the first program of its kind. The program is designed to work directly with fishermen and fishing piers to promote a healthy pier environment for sea turtles and marine life. The Pier has…

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Jack Nicklaus is already synonymous with South Florida golf. In addition to becoming one of the first professional golfers to call the area home, he has put his name behind many golf courses in the area with his design firm. The list of golf courses that he has had a hand in working on is about to grow as well thanks to a new golf community currently in the works.

The Avenir development is currently being built in the Palm Beach Gardens area on western Northlake Blvd, and Nicklaus and his design firm, Nicklaus Design, has bee picked to design the golf course that will be a centerpiece of the new community.

Nicklaus will not only be designing the new 18-hole championship golf course that will be located on the northwest portion of the sprawling…

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Biking is a perfect outdoor activity for those trying to maintain their social distance while still getting exercise and enjoying the great outdoors. Thankfully, Palm Beach County has some of the best biking trails in all of South Florida.

The Hill

The Hill in West Palm Beach is one of the few actual hills in South Florida where you can bike some steep inclines to test your endurance. The bike path is made out of crushed shell rock and is approximately 2.4 miles long and about 2 feet wide. Even though you will ride through native forests, most of the trail is exposed to the sun, so wear appropriate clothing and apply sunblock.

  • When: Everyday, sunrise to sunset.
  • Where: 7301 Haverhill Road West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
  • Cost: Free

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