June 2012

There are 24 blog entries for June 2012.


The islands of the Abaco’s are a small chain of islands found in the Bahamas. Together they are known as the “boating capital of the world!” these small islands are surrounded by warm, clear waters and white sandy shawls. Each island boasts its own style but they all fit into a charming colonial theme. The homes and resorts are colorful and quaint. The landscaping of the islands is lush, brimming with palm trees and shrubbery dotted with fiery, orange flowers.  You will be immersed in tropical wildlife. Beautiful birds call home to these islands, and the waters are teaming with life. Standing on the beaches of the Abaco’s you will see porpoises and turtles come up for a breath, starfish and sand dollars lay still in the shallow waters. 


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Beautiful homes, a serene golf course and a quiet location in Martin County make Lost Lake real estate a great investment.

The residential community of Hobe Sound homes for sale is great for families, lovers of golf and retirees. It’s close to downtown Stuart, an area that has a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment options, as well as the South Florida’s beautiful beaches.

Some of the homes are lakefront; others face the fairways. Among the interior appointments are Cathedral ceilings, tile flooring and upgraded kitchens. Outside, there are decorative driveways, tropical landscaping and screened-in patios and hurricane shutters.

The entrance to Lost Lake is stately and distinguished and features a stone-studded structure at the security gate.

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    Jupiter, Florida is located at the southern most of the tip of the Treasure Coast.  Early in the 18th century several Spanish galleons shipwrecked off the coastline in the area known as Florida’s Treasure Coast.  In 1715, a fleet of 10 Spanish ships set sail from Havana, Cuba laden with treasure destined for Spain.   Three days into their voyage, nine of the 10 ships sunk off the coast of Florida in an atrocious storm– thus the name, the “Treasure Coast”.  Many of the ships were carrying unknown quantities of silver and gold. Some of the treasure has been recovered, yet some continues to wash up on the shores of the Treasure Coast.  
    But beyond silver and gold pieces, Jupiter, Florida offers many other treasures for residents and visitors –…
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Summer in south Florida is filled with fun weekend events, concerts and holidays that celebrate the lifestyle we live down here. Here are some good ones to consider adding to your schedule: Family Fun Fest and Summer Country Concerts at City Place of West Palm Beach.

Coming to City Place this summer are Scotty McCreery (winner of American Idol), Gloriana & Jana Kramer and Craig Morgan. These well-known, country artists will be performing free concerts on the Plaza. Before the concert you can enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the many restaurants and bars that surround the area including, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Bellagio for Italian, BB Kings for a Jazz scene and more. City Place also features great shopping with unique boutiques and large

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Do you love the beach? Then move to Palm Beach County! This year, two of our towns were voted as Florida’s top beaches by the Travel Channel (a huge honor for Palm Beach County!). Palm Beach and Delray Beach made the top 10 beaches list. The local community works hard to keep Palm Beach County beaches and the surrounding real estate beautiful. We are very proud of our beaches and happy to know the nation is proud!

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Palm Beach- One of Florida's Best Beaches!

Palm Beach Island-

Palm Beach County was regarded for having over 47 miles of unspoiled seashore, but its “crown jewel” was without a shadow of doubt, Palm Beach and Delray a close second. Palm Beach Island stretches 14 miles long and a half-mile wide. Palm Beach is known for its world-class

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Homeowners at Rolling Hills can soak up sun-drenched views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Jupiter Island from their back yards.

The Tequesta homes for sale in the upscale community off U.S. Highway 1 not only have pretty panoramas, they also have lots of square footage. Ranging between three and six bedrooms, the estate-style homes create a stand-out community along a beautiful stretch of Tequesta real estate.

The interior homes are equally as beautiful as the Intracoastal homes and have modern amenities and appointments, such as home theaters, game rooms, lofts, gourmet kitchens and tropical pools.

Community features include watersports activities, marinas, tiki bars, restaurants, and proximity to shopping destinations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens.

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The Scripps Research Institute Jupiter, Florida

Today, Scripps was proud to announce and grateful to accept a $2million donation from the O’Keeffe Charitable Foundation. This generous donation will be funding a number of specialty research including programs for graduate students, programs for scientists and large research projects. 

The Jupiter Campus 

The Scripps Research Institute of Florida is located in Jupiter, Florida. Scripps is an incredible center for cutting-edge research for the biomedical, drug and technology development fields. The Scripps headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is revered for its state-of-the-art biomedical research facilities and incredible, ingenious researchers. The 350,000 square foot campus spreads out among 30 acres in Jupiter and boasts another

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South Florida’s home prices rose 2.5 percent in March according to Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller price index.  Proof that the housing rebound has begun! Case-Shiller tracks the residential values of real estate in 20 metropolitan regions across America.  The index is published on the last Tuesday of each month and has a two month lag time.  

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors said the housing recovery is under way.  He was quoted as saying,  “This the first time we’ve had back to back price increases from a year earlier since June and July of 2010 when the gains were less than one percent, we are looking for a modest overall prices gain of 1.0 to 2.0 percent, with stronger improvement in 2013.”  Dr. John

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The Jupiter Lighthouse
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The Jupiter Lighthouse is an iconic symbol of our charming, seaside town, Jupiter, Florida. If you have yet to climb the steps of the Lighthouse you should definitely add it to your list. 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse has been a standing landmark since 1860. There is a waterfront museum that is features several buildings showcasing stories of old Florida. These stories focus on over 5,000 years of human habitation in and around the Jupiter Inlet and the Loxahatchee River. Many of the names of our towns come from the people who lived here way before us, from Pennock Point to the Village of Tequesta. Your tour will begin in the newly built (2012) Museum Gifts and Sweet Shop. You will walk along a brick-lined path to the

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Last year, West Palm Beach was ranked as the fourth best destination for golf in the world! What’s more, is that West Palm Beach was ranked as the eleventh best place for summer vacation in the world from the U.S. News & World Report. These are some strong indicators for what is in store for this summer season in south Florida. The summer months in Florida are considered the off-season; the months of June, July and August are warm and a little bit quieter than the busy in-season. 

If you are looking for a great destination for a vacation during your summer, south Florida is perfect! You can enjoy all of the hotels at a discounted rate. The sun is shining and the ocean is warm. The president of the Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association, Manny

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