Highland Beach - A town of less than 4,000 headquartered on a tiny shimmering strand of coastline that stretches barely more than a mile. This beautiful and unique town is almost entirely residential, featuring sprawling beachside mansions dotted by a handful of municipal structures. With Delray Beach directly to the north and Boca Raton due south, some may be wondering why a separate town exists at all. Read on to learn more - from our first historical discoveries to the state of the town today! Here is a brief history of Highland Beach.
Before the arrival of Spanish settlers, and well before the flight of Seminole Indians southward due to the Seminole Wars, this area was dominated by the Calusa Indians. The Calusa tribe were the first humans to be encountered and recorded and likely developed from centuries of archaic Everglades peoples. In their native tongue, Calusa translates to "fierce people," a reputation they backed often.
Also known as "shell Indians" much of their crafts utilized the small and larger shells found throughout the region. In fact, the term "conched" on the head may have stemmed from the mace-like weapon Calusa Indians would wield - a stick with a vine-tethered shell of a lightning whelk. This jagged conch-like mollusk leaves behind a shell that is perfect for this purpose. A Calusa dart was responsible...
Highland Beach is an upscale beachside town located directly off scenic State Road A1A between Boca Raton and Delray Beach on the southern coast of Palm Beach County, FL. Hailed as one of the most affluent towns in the U.S., this small community encompasses a narrow slice of land nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Renowned for its nearly three-mile stretch of unspoiled beachfront and its peaceful, small-town feel, Highland Beach is one of the most desirable locations for people seeking to retire or relocate to the Gold Coast.
Highland Beach boasts some of the most prestigious and expensive luxury real estate in all of South Florida, including a remarkable selection of ultra-luxurious waterfront condos with unparalleled ocean & Intracoastal views. Though there is no shortage of desirable condos with amazing views in Highland Beach, there are some luxury condominiums that stand out from the rest. For those who will settle for nothing but the absolute finest in luxury condo living, we suggest you check out our exclusive list of the Top Five Luxury Condos in Highland Beach.
Toscana is an upscale waterfront community...
When it comes to Highland Beach house hunting, sooner or later you’re bound to find yourself confronted by a question of proper home touring etiquette. After all, you’re an invited guest in somebody else’s Highland Beach home for sale—someone who you don’t know, who isn’t around, and whose house rules are a complete mystery to you.
As you’d expect, the normal rules of courtesy still apply—except when they don’t. For instance, if you are visiting a friend’s home, it wouldn’t be very polite to go about opening up the bedroom closet doors—when touring prospective homes for your next HIghland Beach real estate purchase, unless you are instructed otherwise, that’s a behavior that gets a green light. You might be treated to a “peek and shriek” if the seller has resorted to some last-minute decluttering via haphazard closest-stuffing, but house touring etiquette says that closet inspection is acceptable and even expected. Closet space, after all, is a valuable part of the home’s layout and an important consideration for many when buying a home.
Less clear are any number of gray areas. When your house hunting leads you through an extensive number...
There's a new Champagne & Parisi Real Estate listing in Highland Beach that is sure to take your breath away. View Listing by Clicking here. Wake up to sparkling water views from every room in this oceanfront Carlton House condo.
Along with views of the ocean, this condo is updated with wood floors, custom built-in cabinetry in the living room, a designer bar in the recently renovated kitchen, and baths with bamboo glass doors. The condo can be sold fully furnished, so it is move-in ready! It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is 1,350 square feet. It also has rice paper wall coverings and Murano lighting. You can't beat this condo for sale in Carlton House Highland Beach!
Carlton House, built in 1964, is located just south of Linton Boulevard along A1A. You'll be near all of the wonderful Delray Beach attractions, and just minutes away from the beautiful beaches. This condo is perfect as a vacation home or a place to live year round. Carlton House boasts resort-style amenities such as a heated swimming pool, 24-hour security, covered parking, a fitness center and common rooms for entertaining.
Highland Beach is a small seaside town between Delray Beach and Boca Raton. Many residents live here seasonally, but some prefer to live in Florida's paradise all year...
Pet friendly condos can be a challenge to find in Highland Beach, FL. Highland Beach is a small seaside town located in the southern part of Palm Beach County. Below is a list of current pet friendly condos available in Highland Beach.
Want to learn more information on one of these Highland Beach communities? Click on the condo below to find out more about the pet friendly condos for sale in Highland Beach.
3200 South Ocean
3200 South Ocean is a newly constructed luxury waterfront condominium building in Highland Beach, FL. 20 pet-friendly condos comprise 3200 South Ocean and come with two to three bedroom floor plans. Condos for sale in 3200 South Ocean range in size from 2,215 to 8,038 square feet.
45 Ocean is one of the most affordable condo communities in Highland Beach. 160 pet-friendly condos in 45 Ocean sit right along the ocean. These two bedroom condos range in size from 1,100 to 1,200 square feet.
Casuarina is a luxury waterfront condo building that is also pet-friendly. 54 condos in Casuarina sit between the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean in Highland Beach, FL. These two to three bedroom condos are sized between 1,500 and 2,500 square feet.
Highland Beach Club
Highland Beach Club is a resort-style condo building in the southern part...
Dine Alfresco in your Condo on Highland Beach
No doubt about it, the world is in a mad rush. Or is it? We all have the ability to slow things down. The choice is ours. Of course, this journey to a balanced lifestyle begins with your thoughts and intentions.
The second pathway to that perfect existence, we believe is where and how you live.
We all have heard the same comments. You live where? You are so lucky! You live in paradise and so we do. We need to cherish simple fact ... we are so fortunate.
With this in mind, we have compiled a list of ways to "slowdown" and enjoy life in Highland Beach, Florida:
Partake in outdoor activities available to us year round
• These include long leisurely walks along the three miles of Highland Beach.
• Swim in the warm arms of the Atlantic Ocean, don't like the current, try this pool.
• Grab a good book and head toward here.
• Try a game of tennis anyone
There is always dining alfresco on your Condo balcony on Highland Beach. This condo, we have listed for sale in Highland Beach offers both intracoastal and ocean views. It is located at 4748 South Ocean Boulevard in Highland Beach in the Dalton Place on the eighth floor of this sixteen-story building.
Interior Features of this unit include:
• 2100 square feet of luxurious open plan living area
• 275 square feet on the balconies, corner unit
• Three bedrooms
• Three full bathrooms
LIGHTS OUT HIGHLAND BEACH
It is that time of year. March 1 to October 31 Highland Beach has an ordinance requiring lights off along South Ocean Blvd, from dusk to dawn.
Sea turtle hatchlings use light to find their way to the water. No flashlights or flash photography is allowed on the beach.
WE LOVE OUR TURTLES!
Do not disturb the nest, keep beaches litter free from fishing lines, balloons, plastic bags. Sea turtles confuse these with food. For example a plastic bag may be mistaken for a " jelly fish " a major part of a sea turtles diet.
Be sure to stack beach furniture 10 to 15 feet apart , so the sea turtle has room to turn around, they can not go in reverse.
We can expect to see... Loggerhead Turtles that weigh up to 350 pounds, Green Turtles that can weigh up to 400 pounds, Leatherback Turtles that weigh 1, 545 pounds.
WHAT WILL IT BE ?
Depending on the temperature... warmer temperatures produce females and cooler temperatures produce males. Nesting Sea Turtles return to lay their eggs in the same region where they hatched. Watch for the orange "flags" on the beach. The turtles will start arriving shortly.
I know Highland Beach... I live here! Highland Beach...where summer never ends.
Irene Durocher, Realtor