“The Best Place To Live Under The Sun”
A quaint, seaside community, North Palm Beach, Florida exudes South Florida charm southern hospitality, and small town ambiance. The picturesque village, which has a population of approximately 12,000 residents, is well-known for its championship golf courses, waterfront condos, and unobtrusive coastline. Originally cultivated as a tropical fruit farm in 1903, John MacAurthor purchased the 5.8 square miles of paradisal property and began development in 1956. Today, North Palm Beach features several opulent neighborhoods such as Lost Tree Village, Seminole Landing, Captain’s Key, Frenchman’s Harbor, Yacht Club and Harbour Isles to name a few. Additionally, the region boasts numerous waterfront condos such as Water Club, Yacht Harbour, Old Port Cove, and Governor’s Point.
Situated in close proximity to the North Palm Beach Country Club, a recently renovated facility, the Village of North Palm Beach is an area that features an eclectic mix of Old-Florida, ranch-style homes and custom estates. Melissa Keller, a real estate professional with NV Realty Group, moved to North Palm Village eight years ago. Recently, she shared why it is such a nostalgic place to call home.
What made you decide to purchase a home in North Palm?
While there are many beautiful neighborhoods in Palm Beach County, I chose the Village of North Palm because, quite honestly, there is no better place to live. The neighborhood gives residents the freedom to take their golf cart (yes, most drive golf carts) to parks, local restaurants, or to a neighbor’s house for dinner. Children play in the front yard, and people of all ages are always out walking or biking. We have all sorts of parades, both on land and boat, and it is so fun to see the baseball teams and cheerleaders pass out candy to cheering families. Moreover, the community is just a few miles away from the PGA corridor, the Gardens Mall, Juno Beach Pier, and MacArthur State Park.
With all that, perhaps my favorite quality is that North Palm is a village, not a town. This means we are our own municipality with a police and fire department. Sounds silly to say, but our garbage collection is awesome! You don’t have to even drag your garbage can to the curb on pick-up day, they will come pick it up at the side of your house. The popular proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” rings true here. Neighbors look out for each other and care for each other. It’s little things like this that make North Palm unique.
What are the demographics of North Palm?
The residents vary from young families to retirees who tell stories of raising their children here. Interestingly, the community was built in the 1960s and there are still many original homeowners! This longevity speaks well of the intimate sense of community, cordial neighbors, classic home designs, and active lifestyle.
Speaking of lifestyle, what types of activities do residents enjoy?
We are a community who enjoys life. We are largely a boating and golf community, but we are also well-known for swimming and tennis too. Many homes are situated directly on the Intracoastal or along a finger canal to provide easy access to premier fishing spots and to the Atlantic Ocean via the Palm Beach Inlet. The Gulf Stream is just a few miles offshore, so anglers are delighted to catch a wide array of fish.
Homeowners who do not have a private, backyard dock may keep their vessels on their side yard, following the proper heading requirements, and utilize the village boat ramp. Residents also have an opportunity to rent boat slips or store their boat at Anchorage Park, an expansive facility that also features sand volleyball courts, baseball fields, playground, fishing dock, and picnic areas. Throughout the year, Anchorage Park hosts special celebrations and events such as the Heritage Day Festival, Easter egg hunt, chili cook-off, and food truck nights.
Golf enthusiasts enjoy the North Palm Beach Country Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a public course that North Palm resident Jack Nicklaus designed for only $1. The links-style course features rolling terrain along the Intracoastal Waterway and is one of only two municipal Nicklaus Signature courses in the United States. The club also features a tennis center with 10 Har-Tru courts and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Swimmers are welcome to join the North Palm Swim Club, which offers swim lessons, masters classes, and competitive swim teams.
Recently, the North Palm Beach Country Club was reconstructed. What can members and guests expect now?
Originally constructed in 1963, the North Palm Beach Country Club was completely rebuilt and showcased its spectacular $18 million dollar facility in December of 2019. The new clubhouse features a banquet room, locker rooms, golf pro shop, swimming deck, splash pad, outdoor terrace, putting green, tiki hut, separate tennis center, new tennis courts, and Farm to Table restaurant.
Golf and tennis memberships are available; however, the course, courts, pool, and restaurant are open to the public. Basically, residents have all the high end amenities of an expensive country club without the expense. The site remains the epicenter of North Palm as it hosts numerous social and holiday events throughout the year including famous Fourth of July fireworks.
Describe the neighborhoods and present real estate climate.
Home values continue to rise in the Village of North Palm as it is a highly sought out area. Single family homes range from $300,000 upward to $10 million. Homes surrounding North Palm Country Club are simply referred to as “country club.” These homes feature larger estates, more acreage, and some homes boast views of the golf course or Intracoastal Waterway.
South of the Lighthouse near Anchorage Park has homes that are situated on slightly smaller lots with a lower price point, but it is still considered a very desirable area. Additionally, to the east of US 1 is an area known as Yacht Club. This community really ranges in value as homes sit on direct wide Intracoastal lots, deepwater canals, or dry lots. While there are some original homes in North Palm Beach, the majority have been extensively renovated, expanded, or demolished to build new one.
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