June 2015

Found 18 blog entries for June 2015.

Where Should Millennials Buy a Home in Jupiter

With Millennials finally starting to take the plunge into home ownership, we’re starting to see an influx of first time home buyers enter the marketplace, which has certainly helped boost the real estate market around South Florida through this this first part of 2015. And given Jupiter has just recently been ranked the 29th best city in Florida for young families, we thought now might be the perfect time to give younger home buyers some guidance on where to find some great deals around town.

So, if you’re in the market for a new home and might be working with a first-time home buyer kind of budget, here are 3 great locations to consider during your home search:

Georgian Park

An affordable townhouse community that offers adequate living spaces,

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Best Florida Cities For Young Families

While Florida in general has a widespread reputation for being a top retirement destination, many parts of our great state are more animated and youthful than you might think, especially here in the Palm Beach area.

Earlier this month, NerdWallet—a national personal finance information service—took a closer look at some of the best cities in Florida for younger families to plant their roots, and although many of us who already call Jupiter home know it’s a great place to raise kids, now we can say it with even more confidence than before.

According to the study, Jupiter ranked as the 29th best city in Florida for young families to live, well ahead of other nearby communities like Palm Beach Gardens (80th), Riviera Beach (114th), and North Palm Beach

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It wasn’t long ago that Millennials were dragging down the real estate market, continuously opting to rent rather than buy. And while Millennials still haven’t given up on that trend completely, the older tier of that generation is finally starting to make that long-awaited transition from renting to owning, and it’s having a huge impact on sales all over the country.

In fact, according to the 2015 TD Bank Mortgage Service Index, 50 percent of millennials say they’re either “extremely” or “very” likely to buy a house sometime within the next year or so, ensuring that their impact on the housing industry will continue to grow in the coming months ahead.

In addition to Millennials positively affecting the housing market, it appears more and more people in

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July 4th Events in Jupiter, FL

With the annual Fourth of July celebration just days away, we thought now might be a good time to take a closer look at what’s going on around the Jupiter - Palm Beach area. Like most places around the country, July 4th in Jupiter is a fun-filled holiday that features spectacular fireworks displays, various at-home and community barbecues, parades, and various other events and activities that help round out one of the most anticipated times of the summer. And as we gear up for this year’s holiday, it looks like July 4th in 2015 will be no different. Here’s a look at just some of the happenings going on around town:

July 4th Mega Bash - Jupiter FL

A two-day event that involves live music, kid’s activities, baseball and fireworks, a 4th of July

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Northwood Mango & Music Fest

If you’re over in West Palm Beach this weekend getting a glimpse of the cool new interactive light installation known as The Pool, don’t forget that the Northwood Mango & Music Festival is also happening on June 26th and 27th, making it one of the more fun-filled weekends of the entire summer.

A family-oriented celebration of mangoes, music, and the area’s authentic cultural heritage, the Northwood Mango & Music Fest is a two-day celebration that brings together some of the region’s best chefs, musicians, and other local merchants, which allow visitors to try some mouth-watering mango-infused recipes, listen to some great live music in the village, and just enjoy being outside during the hot South Florida summer.

Local bands that will be on-hand for

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As we approach the end of the month, time is winding down to check out the interactive art installation known as “The Pool” over at Summer in Paradise (S.I.P.)—a summer-long festival in Downtown West Palm Beach that offers fun for the whole family.

Although The Pool has been on display now for a few weeks, if you’re still unfamiliar with this fascinating new attraction, it’s definitely worth getting a glimpse of sometime before it’s last official night on July 4th. The installment, which is designed by prominent light sculptor Jen Lewin, is comprised of huge, colorfully glowing concentric circles that visitors can run and jump around to make art out of light. In addition, laser lights and music will also be part of The Pool experience, helping create a

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Fullerton Island, Jupiter FL

Back in early 2012, an ambitious $3.1 million project got underway in Jupiter to provide kayakers and paddle boarders a unique new sanctuary to visit, ideal for bird watching or simply taking in the lush tropical environment at its most natural state. In short, the massive environmental project involved clearing out all the non-native plants as well as about 60,000 cubic yards of sand from the 11.7 acre Fullerton Island in order to fill part of its interior with shallow water and smaller mangrove and seagrass habitats that allow for quite the wildlife experience.

Along with that, the project also called for construction of a boat dock with slips, an observation tower, and even a small picnic area complete with tables and a pavilion, which of course

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Father's Day 2015 Palm Beach FL

Looking for a great place in Palm Beach to dine with dad this Father’s Day Weekend? Like on most holidays or special occasions, restaurants and cafes all throughout the Palm Beach area offer all kinds of great deals or specials to local customers, and Father’s Day is certainly no exception. So if you’re still looking for ideas on where to take pops this Father’s Day Weekend, here’s a look at a few suggestions in the area that are both fun and easy on the wallet:

Cafe Boulud

Is there anything better than starting your Sunday off with a heart brunch? At Cafe Boulud, a special three-course Father’s Day Brunch will be offered for just $36 per person (plus tax and tip), which will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This one might be the perfect option for

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In case you missed it, a 50,000 square foot market for produce and various other locally sourced products will now be a part of the Riviera Beach Marina project—a $375 million development that will also feature shops, restaurants, a boardwalk promenade, and a number of new boat slips.

Along with vendor stands that will have local produce and freshly caught fish available, the new market will also include a permanent structure that has small retail spaces for local artists and craftsmen, while also providing freezers and secure overnight storage for each vendor.

According to The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the new Public Market at the Riviera Beach Marina will offer a unique opportunity for area residents, neighbors, and visitors to

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Luxury Condos For Sale in Palm Beach

Think the luxury condo market in Palm Beach County is cooling down? Think again. Earlier this month, Palm Beach saw its largest condominium transaction in dollar volume in more than a year unfold—a double unit in the exclusive Parc Regent building that sold for $8.31 million.

A 4-bedroom condo with almost 8,000 square feet, a private elevator entrance, and direct views of the Intracoastal Waterway, this particular unit, which was originally listed back in January for $11 million, was the highest price paid for a Palm Beach condo since the sale of a $14 million unit over at II Lugano at 300 Seminole Ave.

To date, Palm Beach’s largest condo sale was also at II Lugano, a penthouse unit that traded for $17.45 million back in 2013.

Like Il Lugano, the

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