History plays a big role in the identity of the seaside community of Delray Beach, located between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Delray is considered a leading figure in Florida’s growing historic preservation movement, designating several neighborhoods as historic districts in order to preserve the town’s illustrious past. In the heart of downtown Delray Beach on boutique- and café-lined Atlantic Avenue is Old School Square Cultural Arts Center. The Square has undergone a transformation into a multi-million dollar centerpiece of the historic downtown shopping district and houses a museum and theatre as well as an outdoor entertainment pavilion. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a central gathering place for the close-knit community.


Adjacent to Old School Square is Pineapple Grove, an area filled with art galleries and sculptures by local artists. The Cornell Museum, the Crest Theatre, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, the American Orchid Society’s world headquarters, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Cason Cottage Museum and the Delray Beach Playhouse round out the town’s many cultural offerings.

With two dozen hotels and close to 70 restaurants, Delray Beach appeals to residents and visitors alike. The downtown renaissance attracts a vibrant crowd to the myriad dining and entertainment options dotting Atlantic Avenue all the way down to the one of the prettiest stretches of beach in South Florida.

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Jennifer_Kilpatrick_Boca-RatonIt was during the 1920s that the small town of Boca Raton first came to the attention of a group of investors, who saw the area’s potential and purchased swaths of oceanfront property. This group was headed by renowned architect Addison Mizner, who set out to transform Boca Raton into his dream city. Mizner’s first projects were 29 homes in Floresta, now an historic area adjacent to the Boca Raton Museum of Art; and 12 smaller ones in Spanish Village. In 1926, the Mizner-designed100-room, Spanish-style Cloister Inn opened its doors. Known today as the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the development’s distinctive Mediterranean Revival style set the standard for much of Boca’s architecture.


Boca as we know it today is a paradise for both visitors and residents, with 23 hotels, three public golf courses, 11 private golf clubs, and dozens of restaurants to please every palate. It is also a shopper’s mecca, from the unique boutiques at Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place to the designer shops at Boca Town Center.

Boca Raton boasts more than 20 cultural organizations, including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Children’s Science Exploratorium, the University Gallery at Florida Atlantic University and the Boca Raton Historical Society Museum. Summer concerts are quite popular at the new de Hoernle Amphitheater at the Centre for Arts in Mizner Park, and patrons of the arts enjoy performances at the Caldwell Theatre Company, the Boca Ballet Theatre, and the Harid Conservatory.

Boca Raton is a city of beautiful landscaping, parks and beaches. Residents are proud of the city’s efforts to maintain and constantly improve the streets, natural areas and its beaches: Red Reef Park (a 67-acre oceanfront park which includes Gumbo Limbo Environmental Education Center on over 20 acres), South Beach Park and its fishing pier, South Inlet Park, and Spanish River Park.

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Situated between Lake Worth and Boynton Beach, Ocean Ridge is a coastal community originally founded by 13 families who seceded from neighboring Boynton Beach. Over the years, Ocean Ridge has grown into an environmentally oriented town where all homes are within walking distance of the ocean, and many boast private docks on the Intracoastal Waterway.


Ongoing restoration of eroding beaches, protection of sea turtles, and continued beautification of Ocean Ridge are its residents’ main concerns. Low-key, low-density and low-profile all characterize Ocean Ridge. Whether you stroll or bike along spectacular Old Ocean Boulevard, reminiscent of a quiet native Florida seashore path, drive through its tree-lined residential streets, or simply pass through Ocean Ridge on a scenic drive of A1A, you’ll note a beautifully landscaped, diverse seaside town.

Ocean Inlet Park offers frontage on both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, with a jetty, marina, rented boat slips, children’s play area, ocean overlook, seating pavilion and volleyball area.

The 12.35-acre Ocean Ridge Natural Area is part of a 25-acre nature preserve along the Intracoastal Waterway just south of the Ocean Avenue Bridge. A scenic wooden boardwalk winds through a tree-canopied, natural environment, leading to a two-story observation platform, an educational kiosk and a nine-slip boat dock available for daytime use.

Ocean Ridge offers an exceptional quality of life in a friendly seaside community surrounded by water, and is just a short drive to the social and cultural attractions in nearby Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach and Boca Raton.

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Jennifer_Kilpatrick_Gulf-StreamEstablished in 1913, the charming town of Gulf Stream is located in Palm Beach County along legendary Highway A1A between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. A cultural and sporting destination, Gulf Stream offers residents’ convenient access to the town’s Atlantic Ocean backdrop. Golf courses, tennis courts and deep-sea fishing opportunities are abundant.


A small town of only 690 residents, Gulf Stream’s proximity to the world-famous shopping and cultural attractions on Palm Beach, and the myriad other cultural opportunities in the city of Delray Beach with its many hotels, shops, restaurants and art galleries make this picturesque village a charming destination for those wanting to be close to the action yet preserve a quieter lifestyle.

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The name “Highland Beach” was a simple choice: At the time the town was discovered, the land rose 20 to 25 feet above high tide, relatively higher than other portions of the dune crest in the area.

The Town of Highland Beach is located in the southern portion of eastern Palm Beach County. The Town encompasses 0.6 square miles and is bounded in the north and northwest by the City of Delray Beach and on the south and southwest by the City of Boca Raton. The Atlantic Ocean lies adjacent to the Town on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway lies to the west. The Town’s “main street” is a beautiful tree-lined stretch of Florida’s state road A1A.


This quietly upscale community has many outdoor recreational opportunities, such as the Atlantic Dunes Park, and miles and miles of beach access, dozens of golf courses and nature trails. The sophisticated “artsy” town of Delray Beach, which lies directly on the ocean, is just minutes away and offers a plethora of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, jazz clubs and hotels. Its other neighboring town, Boca Raton, has a system of beachfront parks that are unparalleled in the state of Florida, and offers even more dining and shopping opportunities.

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