Palm Beach was established as a resort town by Henry Morrison Flagler, a founder of Standard Oil. The nucleus of the community was established by Flagler’s two luxury resort hotels, the Royal Poinciana Hotel and The Breakers Hotel.
In-Town, Mid-Town, or between the bridges, is more of a “Hamptons” type of lifestyle near “Main Street”, where there is a mix of historic and new homes, along with apartments and condominiums. The center of this resort town features historic homes largely built in the 20′s built by Palm Beach master architects such as Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, John Volk, and Marion Sims Wyeth among others. The community takes great pride in it’s history and the preservation of its important Palm Beach properties.
The most desired Palm Beach condominiums and co-ops are along South Ocean Boulevard from Royal Poinciana Way South to Worth Avenue, and along Lake Trail. These exclusive apartments provide fabulous views of the ocean and/or the Intracoastal waterway and yacht basin. The residences in this area boast a sense of neighborhood and convenience blending into the commercial district of Worth Avenue for world-renown shopping and dining in a host of outstanding restaurants; all within walking distance.
Many estate section properties feature formal gardens, gated entries, and lavish estates built in the Gilded age. The homes in this area are larger in square footage ranging from 7,000 to 45,000 square feet with lot sizes from just under an acre to 6 acres. The properties are situated on the oceanfront, Intracoastal, or on dry lots. One might peer through tall and manicured hedges or wrought iron gates to steal a glimpse of a magnificent estate more splendid than one can imagine. This exclusive section of Palm Beach lends itself to a private elegant lifestyle.
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The North End offers a variety of one and two story single family homes from the classic Bermuda to British West Indies ranging in size from 2,000 to 10,000 square feet with quiet streets and the best beaches in town. Known for its laid back lifestyle, Palm Beachers enjoy getting together at the neighborhood beach cabanas for barbecues and beach parties. The bike trail, which meanders for approximately 7 miles adjacent to the homes along the Intracoastal waterway provides a safe place to walk, ride bikes, and just enjoy the scenery. North End homes on the Intracoastal are perfect for boating enthusiasts requiring deep water dockage.