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Florida, especially South Florida, is known for its beaches. Here are a few of the best, most beautiful beaches in Florida.

Delray Beach

Delray Beach at Ocean and Atlantic avenues is a charming village by the sea. Each year, nearly 1 million visitors flock to this family-friendly, 2-mile-long beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and sand-castle building. When the sun goes down, visitors take a stroll on festive Atlantic Avenue, enjoying the boutiques, seafood restaurants, cool architecture, and the Pineapple Grove Arts District. And if you’re looking for a worthwhile splurge, check into the Seagate Hotel and Spa on Atlantic Avenue, just a short trolley ride to the beach and the private Seagate Beach Club.

Palm Beach

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When it comes to youth sports, South Florida is one of the best areas to live in the entire country. Schools and organizations like JTAA keep kids on the field (and court) year-round. For parents in South Florida wondering about the benefits of getting their kids into youth sports here are just a few important reasons why we think you should.

Work Ethic

There are very few things in early childhood more rewarding than seeing your skills improve as a result of your hard work. If your kid wants to get better at a particular sport, the recipe is simple: practice! Sports can help teach kids the work it takes to achieve their goals both on and off the court.

Youth Sports Develop Self-Esteem

A high-five, pat on the back, thumbs up, or even a nod

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Riverbend Park is a 680-acre preserve in Jupiter that offers an ideal destination for hikers and others who want to experience South Florida nature and wildlife. With more than 15 miles of interconnected trails and roads, there is always a lot to do in Riverbend Park.

Riverbend’s hiking trails include signage and kiosks make it nearly impossible to get lost. It’s nature, tamed, making it accessible to city dwellers who’d otherwise never take a hike. There’s a lot to do in Riverbend Park, here are just a few of the things that you might enjoy.

Hiking

Your hike starts at the entrance kiosk, which is topped with chickee thatch. It’s a theme you’ll see reflected throughout the park—lots of chickee thatch kiosks, plenty of signs, and big chickee

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With clear skies year-round, a temperate climate, and miles of clean water- there are so many activities you can do outdoors to live an active lifestyle in Palm Beach County. From golfing and croquet to paddle boarding and horseback riding, the area has recreation options to fit everyone's interests. 

Fifteen percent of the Palm Beaches are green park space or beach, there are miles of trails to run or bike and more than 160 golf courses. Aside from 47 miles of pristine saltwater coastline, Palm Beach County has freshwater bodies and inlets making water sport options endless; go snorkeling, scuba diving, hobby cat sailing, surfing, kayaking, jet-skiing, wakeboarding- the list goes on and on.

If you like team sports, there are plenty of adult

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The small beach town of Hobe Sound has some great boutiques filled with merchandise to match the area’s tropical feel. From jewelry to dresses and home décor, here are a few shops you are sure to enjoy.

Juno Girl

Juno Girl is a chic coastal boutique offering high-quality women's apparel. You'll find dresses, jewelry, purses, shoes and creative gifts from brands like Escapada, Kaeli Smith, Nina Gelardi Designs, Palm Beach Sandals, Jon Josef, Sascha London, Karine Sultan, Fornash and more. Their website here.

Location: 11766 SE Dixie Hwy.

The Posh Pineapple

Sister store to Juno Girl, the Posh Pineapple is the perfect place to find unique hostess gifts and home decor. If you like finding cute new novelties you have to go to this shop. See

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The West Palm Brewery & Wine Vault, just two streets over from Clematis, is a place for beer and wine connoisseurs to enjoy in-house fermented beer, wine, and delicious food.

The whole concept of this brewery is based on interaction. You can see the sealed fermentation tanks in the room behind the bartenders and you'll also notice chefs making food cooked to order from their original menu of small plates. This bar food isn't second-rate that's for sure; it's raved over by customers, as you can see from these Yelp reviews. The menu includes small pizzas, Charcuterie boards, Bavarian pretzels, sliders, wings and more. 

On the interior, the brewery has a modern industrial style with high top barrel-base tables, dropdown lighting fixtures, and stone

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Founded by runners, the Palm Beach Roadrunners is a diverse organization with members of all ages and abilities joined together by their shared belief in the power of running to improve health, fitness, and overall well-being.

Whether you’re a couch potato who wants to live a more active lifestyle or a serious marathon competitor, Palm Beach Roadrunners has more than 3,000 members of all types. They serve the Palm Beach County community and have weekly serious runs, fun runs, early runs, late runs, and everything in between in Downtown West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Singer Island, Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Wellington, and Delray.

Each year, the running club also produces three premier races; Race 4 the Pies, Classics by the Sea 5k/10k, and

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St. Catherine's is having its annual ‘Greek Festival’ this Saturday in West Palm Beach. There will be tons of food, drinks, live music, and fun for the kids.

Among other Greek favorites the food will include mousaka, Pastichio, Lamb chops, Lamb Shank, Lemon Chicken, Spanakopita, Greek Salad, Dolmades, Gyro, Tsaganaki, Souvlaki, and grilled octopus!

Enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the weekend with a Greek band including "Bouzouki" and clarinet, free Greek dance lessons (learn “sirtaki” - Zorba's dance), and Greek folk dance performances by the award-winning Heart of Greece Dance Group.

There will also be vendors selling Greek jewelry and other authentic items.

Click here for more information.

When: Sat, Feb 15, 11 AM – 11

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If you’ve taken a ride down the Palm Beach Lake Trail, you may have seen a charming little house with striped awnings and shingle clad sliding overlooking the Intracoastal.

Now known as Sea Gull Cottage, this is the oldest original residence found in Palm Beach.

Built by railroad developer R. R. McCormick in 1886, then known as McCormick’s cottage boasted sparkling stained glass, a magnificent mahogany staircase constructed from lumber salvaged from a local shipwreck, Georgian marble entryway floors, and a commanding third-story tower. After seeing photographs of McCormick’s gorgeous home in 1893, Henry Flagler purchased the lake-to-ocean property and home for $75,000. Considering inflation rates (not property value), that’s equivalent to

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It’s no secret that Waterfront Properties and Club Communities agents represent the most stunning listings in South Florida. If you’re searching for your dream home, we welcome you to attend any of our open houses this weekend!

  

1020 N Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Sunday at 1 PM – 3:30 PM

$5,500,000

3 Beds, 7 Bath, 4,407 SqFt

Elegance and charm make this Premier Regency Estate an absolute must see. Located on most desirable north end, close to Palm Beach Country Club, deeded beach access, over-sized lot over 17,400 sq ft, 3 bedrooms and 4 full and 3 half bathrooms, 5,199 sq. ft. exquisite detailing, exercise room, working fireplace, large pool surrounded by expansive landscaping, covered loggia with several sitting areas and

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