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Weston, ranked the 73rd best place to live and the best place to live in Florida, is bounded by Fort Lauderdale to the northeast, Davie and Sunrise to the east, and the Everglades to the north and south. Weston is filled with parks, A-rated schools, an excellent record on crime, and tree-lined streets. It was also ranked as having the largest job growth in Florida and 18th in the nation.

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Jupiter Medical Center announced a substantial partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital.  The partnership hopes to benefit the community for years to come with the pediatric partnership.  Parents and grandparents know emergency pediatric healthcare is crucial.

The two medical centers that share similar cultures, beliefs, values and dedication to provide excellent quality health care to patients have joined to benefit the community.   Together they hope to “bridge the gap from world-class adult health care, to world-class pediatric healthcare, where the entire community benefits.”

Over the next two years, the entire partnership shall take place. Initially, within the first six months of the partnership, “telehealth” will allow Miami Children’s Health

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Seattle based Zillow, an online real estate database known and respected in the industry for its housing precisions, has released its 2014 list of TOP 10 Hottest Home Markets For 2014.  Our area is right in middle of the list!

The Seattle based group report; released on December 5, 2013, has South Florida in Fifth Place!   Zillow reports, “The list is intended to give an early view into the housing markets that are likely to experience a heavy demand for homes, as well as increasing home values."

Four bold housing predictions by Zillow for 2014 include:

  1.  U.S. Home values will increase by 3 percent.
  2. Mortgage rates will reach 5 percent by the end of the year.
  3. It will be easier for borrowers to get a mortgage in 2014.
  4. Homeownership rates
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The All Aboard Florida passenger rail project will be a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to travel between South Florida and Orlando, with potential to expand to Tampa and Jacksonville.  Trains will operate at speeds up to 125 miles per hour, meeting the United States Department of Transportation definition of “high speed rail” and thusly reducing travel time between Orlando and Miami and other connections offered.  Trains will offer a full range of first-class amenities including Wi-Fi internet service, gourmet meal service, beverage service, reserved business class seating and coach service seating, luggage and bicycle accommodations.
 
Two crucial pieces popped into place for Florida East Coast Industries and their plans for the proposed

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Photo courtesy of ACS Making Strides Walk 2012.

Participate this Saturday in the fight to end breast cancer and join the American Cancer Society with the local “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk of Palm Beach, Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach.  The event begins at 9:00am.  Register online, and get there early.

Your reason for participating in the walk may be as unique as the story that motivates you.  Perhaps you have been personally affected by breast cancer, you are a survivor, or maybe you have lost a mother or sister to the disease and are walking in her memory.  

American Cancer Society wishes to “express hope that this become breast cancer’s last century”.  Waterfront Properties and Club Communities have formed a “Team…
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Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate announced the award nominees for the 18th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference with the debut of four new awards including Best App, Best Digital Marketing, Significant Sales Award, and Master Networker.  Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, Managing Partner, Rob Thomson has been honored with a nomination for the prestigious Master Networker award.  The awards are given to the Luxury Real Estate member or company who demonstrate excellence in said category.

The Fall Conference is held at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, in Atlanta on October 6 – 9, 2013 and is one of the largest luxury specific real estate conferences in the world.  This conference is an opportunity for the finest luxury real estate brokers in the…
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The 10-bedroom Miami mansion, known as “Casa Casuarina”, was originally listed in June 2012 and then later reduced to $75 million.  Many expected the house to become the most expensive ever sold in Miami.   Bidding on the property has required very deep pockets.  It has required an opening offer of $25 million dollars.  A total of $3 million must be put in escrow and prospective buyers must show proof of a minimum of $40 million in funds.  

After more than a year on the real estate market, the estate once owned by legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace has sold.   Considered by most, at $41.5 million, the sale is a bit disappointing – 67% off the original asking in June 2012.  The estate was on FORBES’ magazine of "America’s Most Expensive Homes For

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Living in the tropics is heaven on earth.  It is unlikely that the boundless beauty of clear ocean waters and sugar sand beaches will ever lose a little luster, if so you can always mix things up a bit.  CityPlace, 700 Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, is a shopping, dining and entertainment venue located within a few minutes of some of the most sought after waterfront and golf course communities in South Florida.

CityPlace is presenting an “All Things Art” event series.  This event series offers a number of free activities the second Sunday each month.  Families and friends are welcome to attend the event from 1-4pm, which is part of the CityPlace Family Fun Fest.

The program includes a number of artsy activities, such as painting giant canvases, molding…
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A marketing survey released last year showed 45 percent of respondents would use PBIA most of the time if it had more direct flights, specifically to California and New York. The survey of the airports coverage area was done to identify “ways to stem the tide of passengers shifting to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando International airports.”  

The victory for PBIA, according to airport officials, was when American Airlines announced last Friday that it would add a nonstop flight to LAX. 

For the first three months, rates will be offered most non-holiday weeks at $294 round trip! If you are looking to get out of Jupiter...or come in from L.A., you can't beat the price of the ticket. Please visit American Airlines Flight Reservations.

American Airlines is receiving…
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Tickets for the second Annual BOCA BURGER BATTLE are on sale now!  The affair has drawn grilling sensations from all over Palm Beach County and South Florida’s top chefs.  People, as far north as Stuart and Jupiter, make the drive to Boca Raton for this culinary feast of burgers, veggie burgers, and little burger bites.   The event takes place at Sanborn Square Park, Downtown Boca Raton, 100 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton from 6pm – 10pm.
 
This community event features a “backyard b.b.q.” theme that not only highlights some of the best beef, fish, turkey and vegetarian burgers around; it also has an array of summer food tastings and gourmet samplings. French fires, onion rings, tropical salads, chicken wings, plenty of adult beverages and beer will…
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So many people have a love affair with the sun.  It makes you feel good, look good.  Many people love the warmth of the sun.  

Here in South Florida sun exposure is a way of life.  The Jupiter beaches are amazingly beautiful with powder white sand and sparkly blue waters.  The Loxahatchee River is a wide waterway of scenic beauty leading to a wildlife preserve and nature sanctuary. Being outdoors and on or near the water is a way of life.  Awareness about sun safety and information on tanning beds is essential. Skin cancer awareness is a Floridian way of life. As with many cancers, early diagnosis and treatment can be very effective. The YouTube video entitled "Dear 16 Year Old Me" is very direct and pertains to the extremes of melanomas.  Many of

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