Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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98 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 H O U S I N G & N E I G H B O R H O O D S Many lifestyle communities are gated, and most have an overall corporate entity or association that manages the larger property. Typically a membership in the featured lifestyle facility is required, for example, country club membership in communities with that focus, and often several tiers of membership are offered. Some communi- ties do not require membership. Most of the communities have "villages" within them that have a housing design in common, for example, one village may primarily be small, connected villas while another may be freestanding homes on several acre lots. Each village is likely to have its own prop- erty, homeowners or condominium owners association, with a unique set of rules and regulations, as well as its own board of directors. There are usually monthly mainte- nance fees that cover grounds maintenance and shared facilities within the village, such as a swimming pool or meeting space. A lifestyle community may offer a range of activities for residents; depending on the size and complexity of the community, this can range from social events to international athletic tournaments. There are Realtors ® in Palm Beach County who specialize in helping new residents locate the lifestyle community right for them. COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITIES Country club communities provide resi- dents with access to championship golf courses and tennis courts, and sometimes special features such as beach access. Many have athletic centers with a wide range of activities available, including swimming pools, gymnasiums, and spa services. Country clubs also have amenities such as restaurants and lounges, pro shops, lessons with professionals, and a range of social activities. Some communities are 55+ and others are designed for families of all ages. Palm Beach offers some of the most elegant, exclusive and amenity-rich country club living in the United States. While Palm Beach Gardens offers a high concentration of these communities, they are found every- where in the county. Here is a list of area Country Club Communities: Addison Reserve Delray Beach Boca Golf & Tennis Country Club Boca Raton The Club at Ibis West Palm Beach Frenchman's Creek Beach & Country Club Palm Beach Gardens PGA National Resort and Spa Palm Beach Gardens EQUESTRIAN LIVING COMMUNITIES Florida's history as both a resort for the wealthy and an agricultural paradise for both ranchers and farmers has resulted in a large equestrian community in Palm Beach County, with dozens of gated and/ or planned communities catering to those who love living with horses and other large animals – though horse ownership is not usually required. Those who enjoy open, natural spaces will also find these commu- nities a welcoming home. Like other lifestyle communities, some may be 55+ while others are family-oriented. Most equestrian focused communities have homes with attached facilities for the care and maintenance of horses and large animals. These properties tend to have multi-acre lots of a larger size than typically available in a suburban setting. Some homes can host one or two horses, while others may accommodate a much larger number. | CONTINUED PAGE 102 > Photo courtesy of Discover The Palm Beaches Photo courtesy of The Club at Ibis

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