January 2016

There are 71 blog entries for January 2016.


One of the top places to live in America from Sperling’s Best Places to live is the quaint city of Hobe Sound. Hobe Sound is located on Florida’s Treasure Coast between Jupiter and Stuart. It has been growing quickly and expanding population. Still with its recent growth, Hobe Sound has remained a sanctuary with residents who are committed to retaining the serene charm of their village-like home. It has been stated that at Hobe Sound’s front door lies the Gold Coast and that at her back door lies the Treasure Coast. With an unbeatable location, residents will have easy access to the Atlantic Ocean through the Intracoastal Waterway, a 1,200-mile water route that provides a sheltered passage for boats along the eastern seaboard.

Hobe Sound is a jewel of

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Last year, the famous Peanut Island made a new addition to its iconic state! Peanut Island is one of the most adored boating destinations in Palm Beach County, with its crystal blue waters, beautiful palms and memorable events. With the addition of its hurricane proof, lifeguard headquarters, Peanut Island offers a safe place to celebrate your weekend. 

For all of the fun-goers that come to Peanut Island, you can breathe a little easier when it comes to swimming around the island. Peanut Island’s new additions included: five, fulltime lifeguards that serve and protect as well as a new $100,000, hurricane proof headquarters. The 12-foot by 12-foot, cinder block building is going to be a hefty step up from the trailer they were calling home for the past

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Every year AAA reviews more than 28,000 hotels, which include resorts, bed and breakfasts and historic inns.   Of the 118 hotels that received “Five Diamond” awards, 12 are in Florida!  AAA offers this coveted highest rating to hotels that consistently provide exceptional experiences for their guests.

Three local area hotels received the AAA “Five Diamond” rating.   Eau Palm Beach & Spa, Manalapan, The Breakers, Palm Beach and the Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach. AAA gives hotels and resorts a thorough examination each year to determine “Five Diamond” status and “Four Diamond” status.

All three hotels take in the Atlantic Ocean vistas and jaw dropping scenery. The sun drenched South Florida climate allows for year round enjoyment to any of the

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An island within an island, Sailfish Point is a community unlike anything you have ever seen. Located in Hutchinson Island, Florida, Sailfish Point is completely surrounded by water, making it an intimate and recluse private community. Residents of Sailfish Point have unlimited privacy but still remain strongly connected to the main land in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. 

Sailfish Point is a 532 acre sea island comprised of 520 homes. Homes in Sailfish Point range in style from large, custom estate homes, waterfront townhomes, oceanfront townhomes and villas, as well as beachfront homes. 

The amenities of Sailfish Point are some of its most attractive features. Residents have endless opportunity to enjoy all that the South Florida lifestyle has to

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On any Thursday evening you will encounter the most unique blown glass, wooden sculptures and pottery, silver and gold jewelry on the waterfront!  On Thursday evenings at the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, www.sailfishmarina.com,  you’ll hear sounds of your favorite Jimmy Buffet inspired tunes or steel drums playing on the boardwalk as the sun sets colorfully in the western sky. You will also see lazy pelicans bobbing around in the water hopping to catch a scrap of fish food some amber jacks were too slow to scoop up.  

In this idyllic tropical location, on Singer Island, people come from all over to browse the many artists that come from as far away as Seattle, WA to exhibit their craftsmanship and artistry.  The Sailfish Marina Resort offers a

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Purchasing a home is similar to looking for life partner.  You may go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has the most, but not all the characteristics that you desire, will win you heart. The same holds true when searching for your dream home.

However, first-time homebuyers and even the most experienced homebuyers can get frustrated and disappointed with how long the process can take.  Yet they may not understand how their expectations, views, and lack of action may be causing the delay in finding the right home.

One of the biggest hazards a buyer can fall into is not working with an expert buyer’s agent. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities buyer’s agents can assist buyers readily identify the best-suited properties in the

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Harry and the Natives is a wacky, yet genuine, kitschy atmosphere with so much to see! The local hideaway has been in Hobe Sound for years.  Many years and owners have passed since the original cafe, motel and gas station was built of native tidewater pecky cypress.  Today it is still locally owned and operated by a member of the MacArthur family. The sand crest that forms west Hobe Sound has been part of the north-south travel path for years. U.S. Highway One was built on the crest and heavily traveled. In the junction where the restaurant stands marks the intersection of US Highway 1 and the thinnest part of the Intracoastal Waterway in the area. Bridge Road connected Jupiter Island and mainland over the narrow.

Camp Murphy, located in Jonathan

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If you are looking to refine your gardening skills, or you would like to pick up a new hobby of tranquil gardening that is good for the soul, you must experience the educational and inspirational classes Mounts Botanical Garden has to offer!

Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County is an oasis of gorgeous plants, vibrant and exotic flowers and interesting wildlife. Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, this stunning botanical garden is one of the gems south Florida has to offers its residents and guests. There are over 18 unique gardens here at Mounts Botanical Gardens all with their own theme and habitat. Some of the gardens you will see when you visit Mounts include the butterfly garden, teeming with butterflies and brimming with beautiful

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park has long been prized as one of the jewels of Florida. The famous park is a Florida State Park and historic site in Martin County Florida. 

Located just south of Stuart and north of Hobe Sound, this park teems with wildlife in 13 natural communities, including sand pine scrub, pine flat woods, mangroves, and river swamps. The variety and health of these natural environments at Jonathan Dickinson State Park are what make this place so special. Teeming with wildlife, the park is the perfect place to come for a hike, take photos, kayak and explore what Florida’s true ecosystems are like. 

Running throughout the park is the iconic The Loxahatchee River, Florida's first federally designated Wild and Scenic River.Ranger-guided

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This weekend in Downtown Boca Raton is the celebrated Boca Raton Fine Arts Show. The Fine Arts Show will be in town Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th from 10am until 5pm each day.

This fine arts show has been consistently ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the nation year after year. There will be over 175 juried fine art and fine craft artists offering many of their original works for purchase. The famous Boca Raton Fine Arts Show features incredible works of art ranging from; paintings, sculptures, clay, glass, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and the list goes on. This year there will be a “Budding Artist Competition” for young artists. The competition is open to artists in grades 6th through 12th or ages 9 years old to 19 years

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