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5 Subtle Ways You Can Reduce Pollution At Your Highland Beach Home

highland beach ways to reduce pollution

Living on the waterfront provides you with a special opportunity to rise and shine in the lap of luxury. However, with the luxuriousness of your Highland Beach home comes to a greater responsibility. Our oceans are our largest, most biodiverse, and most important ecosystems on the planet, and they are essential to the health of our environment. As a Highland Beach homeowner, you have one of the most untouched, private, and spectacular beaches in America at your feet, and thus a relationship with our oceans that is a remarkable privilege that must be taken seriously. The way you eat, clean, and life can have a significant impact (or lack thereof) on the wellness of our oceans. Read on through the Highland Beach blog to learn more about how to care for your Highland Beach home, and Highland Beach itself!

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Choose Textiles With No Synthetic Microfibers

Your choice of textiles is crucial to your contribution to, or not to pollution in our ocean. Microfibers are synthetic threads found in materials like rayon, spandex, and polyester that accumulate in the ocean, leeching chemicals onto plastics and...

Build Your Perfect Highland Beach Outdoor Kitchen | Highland Beach Homeowner Advice

build your perfect highland beach kitchen

Every Highland Beach Home and Condo is a waterfront property. Regardless of where your home rests, the inevitability of wear & tear is omnipresent due to the consistent heat, humidity, and salt spray in the air. Highland Beach waterfront real estate is among the most sought-after in America, and for good reason! Beach parties and patio soirees are all the rage for the many upper-class residents who call Highland Beach home, and for those who can afford them, outdoor kitchens punctuate the emphasis on melding luxury with our naturally majestic Atlantic oceanfront. While we don't claim to be interior (or exterior) designers, we have seen quite a few spectacular outdoor kitchens in Highland Beach homes. From our experience and with the help of a few experts, we learned some of the most important things to ponder when building your perfect Highland Beach outdoor kitchen!

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Weatherproof Your Decking and Furniture

It should come across as fairly obvious that your outdoor appliances require stainless steel and adequate cover. Thankfully, many Highland Beach homes include an area for outdoor grilling and dining under shaded coverage....

5 Ways To Love Highland Beach | Keep Highland Beach Clean!

5 ways to keep highland beach clean

Highland Beach is a waterfront community of homes, condos, townhomes, and villas that resides exclusively on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean between Boca Raton and Delray Beach. The determined, affluent community is an ecological blessing, however unintentional, in large part due to the city's existence itself. With no traffic lights, minimal night activity and private, low-trafficked beaches, the town has become a haven for sea turtles, oceanic birds, fish, crustaceans, and more. For your part, acknowledge the privilege that comes with living on this immaculate strip of land and its neighboring waters, and learn how you can keep Highland Beach clean!

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Bring A Trash Container To The Beach

We love the motto "five pieces a day." This philosophy governs our belief when it comes to everyday life, not just on the beach. Bring a bag, small container, or another receptacle for trash will not only give you a convenient way to dispose of any of your own trash, but encourage the occasional pickup of wayward beach garbage. The beach is the first line of civilization where all citizens reside behind, therefore protecting Highland Beach from litter is to defend the frontlines of our living space. Having a way to quickly...

Highland Beach News Roundup | News, Notes, and Key Stories Around Highland Beach

highland beach summer roundup

AA small, upscale town with an indomitable spirit, Highland Beach has proven to be one of the more fascinating pockets of civilization in South Florida. Beginning with its velveteen yet defiant separation over drinking water, Highland Beach residents now enjoy some of the finest waterfront homes and condos in the country. With only a few thousand residents, 2 businesses, and no traffic lights, this otherwise quiet beachfront town has had plenty of action in the political and social spheres, making big moves to improve the already superb quality of life for its residents. With Summer winding down, we took a look at the news stories that compelled us, and that we felt you should know.

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Highland Beach Gets Its Fire Chief

Highland Beach has fought for its fire department, citing improved costs and reduced response time among its prime purposes to finalize its collaboration with Delray Beach FD. While the residents are pleased and respect the years of partnership with Delray Beach, it was time for the city to begin a new era of self-determination. Through this effort, Highland Beach proudly named Glenn Joseph, a veteran of over three decades in fire service as its chief. Mr. Joseph served as Fire Chief of Boynton Beach,...

5 Tasteful Highland Beach Waterfront Patio Accessories | Beach House Decor

5 tasteful highland beach patio accessories

Highland Beach is an exclusively residential enclave seated on A1A directly between the cities of Delray Beach and Boca Raton. This high-income area is generally lined with contemporary beach clubs, condos, and some of the most impressive waterfront homes in Palm Beach County. Whether your backyard is a massive Intracoastal dockage and patio, or a small balcony at the edge of your beautiful Highland Beach condo, here are 5 tasteful patio accessories that fit any design scheme and any home!

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Chimenea

You'll thank us for the few days of the year it gets cold here in Highland Beach. The chimenea is a vertically designed, relatively low-footprint heating and even cooking device. Chimeneas can be made from metal, clay, or cast iron and are one of the favorite gathering points for house guests and families on a cooler day.  

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Freestanding Hammock

Whether tied between two palms or...

Highland Beach Boating Safety | 5 Tips To Stay Safe On The Water

5 highland beach boating safety tips

This blog could and should be written for all of our respective Champagne & Parisi Real Estate websites. After all, as the preeminent waterfront and luxury Real Estate firm in the Boca Raton area, we work with lots of boaters and beach club enthusiasts. Many of our Realtors are enthusiastic boaters themselves, and thus like all of our community, benefit directly from the safe practices of responsible boaters. These 5 boating safety tips are mostly obvious, but sadly often ignored. Read on before starting your engines, and be sure to take these 5 safety tips into account, so your day on the shimmering blue waters of our coastline is all fun and no trouble.

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Utilize a Kill Switch

A "kill switch" device is worn around the wrist of the helmsman aboard your boat, and is now required by federal law. Unlike most automobiles, it's much easier to lose control of your boat, and possibly your boat itself. The "kill switch" is now federal law, and is a wise precaution to take in all boating circumstances. On solid ground, our roads are only affected by what may befall them. The topography never truly changes, unlike the way that the slightest chop could impact the stability of your grip on the helm. In the unlikely...

5 Things We Love About Highland Beach | Highland Beach Real Estate

5 reasons we love highland beach

Highland Beach Real Estate is among the rarest and most sought after in the country. After all, this tiny town of just under 4,000 and barely a mile across is a very different kind of "small town." Despite its size, population, and uniqueness, Highland Beach is still very much a vestige of the South Palm Beach feel. Situated between Delray Beach and Boca Raton, this is hardly a place with a "small town" vibe. Learn 5 reasons we love spending time in Highland Beach, and why you should never leave Highland Beach homes for sale off your search! 

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1. Naturally Fortified

Highland Beach derives its name from its natural elevation. Sitting at over 20 ft. above sea level in most places, this topographical advantage should influence insurance rates and vastly improve the natural resistances of a beachfront home. While Hurricanes Andrew and Wilma were the most damaging to South Florida in prior years, and much of it was done by wind, the storm surge from later storms and the omnipotent threat of such is part of what makes insuring waterfront real estate so expensive. This natural elevation should not preclude you from taking...

The Top 5 Restaurants Around Highland Beach

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Highland Beach is known for its uncanny elevation, high-end beachfront manses, and its history with water purification. Highland Beach's entire existence is owed to a famous 1949 vote to incorporate the town following a dispute over water purification. This velveteen divorce led to a city with just under 4,000 year-round residents, and a total landmass of 0.5 square miles. Due to its uniqueness and its tiny footprint, Highland Beach is often forgotten as the individual it is when wedged between more prominent Delray and Boynton Beach. Highland Beach only has two incorporated businesses, meaning there are no stores, restaurants, or even doctors who call Highland Beach their permanent practice. Regardless, there's plenty to eat, drink, and practice on either side of this individual yet immediately accessible beachside town. Here are 5 restaurants within moments of Highland Beach that we recommend!

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Latitudes Restaurant

Sporting a crisp 4.5-star rating with over 1,200 reviews from a notoriously stringent crowd, Latitudes Restaurant is the only restaurant with a Highland Beach address, as it is found within one of the only businesses in Highland Beach - the Delray Sands Resort. Latitudes...

Highland Beach Home Water Quality | 6 Steps You Can Take To Protect Our Water Supply

6 ways to preserve clean drinking water

 

Highland Beach was incorporated in 1949 as a result of an impasse related to drinking water. While the divorce from Boca Raton proper was velveteen, the unwillingness of neighboring municipalities to support the improvement of Highland Beach's water supply is why this tiny seaside town has its own name in the first place. In fact, Highland Beach City Hall is home to the town's own water treatment plant. Highland Beach's identity is inexotricable from water - both saline and potable. There is much we can do as individual citizens to protect the quality of our water supply. With that in mind, read on for these 6 helpful steps to keep our drinking water safe!

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Clean Up After Your Pets

One thing you'll notice as you read through our six tips is that some overlap with common sense, or in this case, reasonable human decency. Without getting too deep in the details, a failure to clean up dog droppings or other animal waste leads to remaining nutrients and chemicals to drain into our water supply and put a greater strain on our water purification systems.

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Highland Beach Condo Amenities | 5 Of The Best High Rises On Highland Beach

Highland Beach condos

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what may be a paradise for some could be a hellscape for others. Living standards are subjective past a certain threshold, but what we look for in a Highland Beach Condo is unique to everyone. For our part, we've reached out to our team and learned where some of the finest condos in Highland Beach could be found. These 5 Highland Beach condos offer some of the best resort-style amenities and luxuries galore. 

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Toscana

Towering, talismanic, luxuriant. The Toscana Condos are first on our list for a reason. Though not in order by level of luxury, it didn't feel right to not put Toscana at the apex of our blog. Toscana is an enormous multi-building Highland Beach condominium with a wide driveway through to security. Thanks to its overall presence, from the pavers it's built on to the visibility from the A1A, Toscana is a beautiful place to choose for your new Highland Beach home. One visit to their amenities and services page. Perhaps most significant is the private beach club across the street - where the saltwater breeze and beautiful sunshine are a few steps from your front door. 

Coronado Highland Amenities

Coronado

Another of 3 with a private beach club, Coronado is a bit more affordable than Toscana...