Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 89 the fun and convenience of living in lively urban centers. Urban development is being driven by the rising population, a strong growth in the business sector, and an influx of both young professionals who prefer urban living along with sophisticated retirees who want to have great choices in cultural activities and events. Loftin Place, just two blocks from the Intra- coastal Waterway in West Palm Beach, is new community offering luxury apartments for rent that boast stunning building features Art Deco-style architecture and lofty layouts with ultra-modern interiors. Apartments come in studio, 1 and 2 bedroom configu- rations that feature split floor plans, luxury appliances, hurricane-resistant glass, wood flooring, and other beautiful features. Situ- ated farther south in Downtown Boca Raton, Palmetto Promenade by Greystar is one of the liveliest urban centers in South Florida, and it is experiencing major growth in both business and housing sectors. The new mixed-use Palmetto Promenade is a prime example of the urban development happening here. This 378-unit apartment/ townhome complex features ground floor retail space along Palmetto Park Road, an integrated parking garage for residents, an amenities terrace, three building entrances, private health club, community center and service areas, and offering units in both single story apartments and two-story townhomes. TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENTS South Florida's commuter corridor is expe- riencing a major upgrade, with construction underway on both All Aboard Florida's Brightline (connecting Miami, Ft. Lauder- dale and West Palm Beach with Orlando) and the expanded TriRail Coastal Line (Downtown Jupiter to Downtown Miami). These two rail lines run through urban West Palm Beach and are bringing major housing developments with them. Transit Village developed by Mike Masonoff is bringing 1.1 million sq. ft. 420 apartments, 300,000 square feet of office space, a 300-room hotel including fitness center and confer- ence/meeting rooms, 33,000 square feet of retail, 2,000 parking spaces, and a rooftop entertainment space. The largest tower will be 25 stories tall, and Transit Village will be the largest construction project in down- town West Palm Beach. Complimenting this development, only two blocks away All Aboard Florida is planning 275 residential units, 13,472 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurants, 3,668 square feet of office, and an 800-space parking garage with an amenity deck to compliment the passenger rail station. With such amazing urban devel- opment coming soon, West Palm Beach is clearly the hub of activity in South Florida. DIVERSE OPTIONS Palm Beach County offers a high diversity of housing options, in prices ranging from highly affordable to those only affordable to the wealthy. Many cities in Florida began as small towns, but with the advent of inexpensive air condi- tioning in the 1960s, a housing boom began that hardly slowed since. In one town you may find historic Art Deco homes from the 1920s, vintage ranch style homes from the 1960s and '70s, and modern condominiums, townhouses, and updated homes with all the amenities expected by today's homebuyer. Communities may be laid out in suburban style grids, or grouped into small mini-de- velopments around a golf course or lake. Gated, walled communities can be found in nearly every town, as well as large lifestyle communities focused on 55+ living or the country club life. Many of these developments offer a variety of housing options. With a wide open land- scape available to them, developers spread out instead of up, and an efficient system of highways and commuter trains has grown up to link the chains of towns and cities up and down the coast. No matter what you're looking for in a house and a neighborhood to call your own, you'll find something that is distinctive and something that fits well with your new South Florida lifestyle. The county might be large, but it's also welcoming of all types of people. It's a place you can call, Home. Photo courtesy of Discover The Palm Beaches

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