Living in Palm Beach Gardens
November 12, 2018
Your Guide to Living in Palm Beach Gardens Living in Palm Beach Gardens means enjoying every imaginable amenity within an arm’s reach: immaculate golf courses, elite tennis facilities, upscale shopping malls, cultural and entertainment venues, posh restaurants, vibrant nightlife destinations, saltwater recreation, and — of course — pristine, sandy beaches with crystal blue water.
Neatly situated between Jupiter, North Palm Beach, and Lake Park, Palm Beach Gardens is a suburban utopia with a luxurious footprint and a hip, contemporary vibe. When you’re ready to make it your home, here are a few reasons Palm Beach Gardens real estate is such a treasured commodity:
Restaurants Known as the restaurant corridor of Palm Beach County, PGA Boulevard boasts almost unlimited dining options that suit every taste. Residents rave about Rocco Tacos, Brick Top’s, Cafe Chardonnay, Spoto’s Oyster Bar, Cooper’s, Kabuki Sushi, Carmine’s Trattoria, and Vic and Angelo’s to name just a few favorites.
Not only will you find families, golf buddies, and friends enjoying delicious entrees, creative libations, and outdoor ambiance, you’ll also likely rub elbows with golf legends like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy, as well as other professional athletes such as resident tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams or basketball great Michael Jordan.
Shopping Swanky boutiques are also scattered along PGA Boulevard, but the epicenter of upscale shopping is the Gardens Mall.
Anchored by Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Macy’s, the Gardens Mall is more than just a fashion adventure; it is a colorful experience. The atrium-style ceilings, decorative artwork and sculptures, artistic water fountains, seasonal displays, and ongoing events, make the mall the perfect place to stroll on hot, humid days or during inclement weather.
In addition to the department stores, the Gardens Mall features luxury shopping brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Chanel, Lilly Pulitzer, Robert Graham, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Co., and many more. Additionally, patrons enjoy fast-casual dining options at the spacious food as well as leisurely lunches or dinners at establishments such as Brio, P.F. Changs, and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Located adjacent to the mall, Downtown Gardens is an open-air venue comprised of shops, restaurants, Whole Foods, and the Cobb Movie Theater.
Safety The running joke among locals is that Palm Beach Gardens police are more likely to get calls about someone leaving his or her trash bin on the street six hours after pick-up than a report about an egregious crime. The majority of neighborhoods in Palm Beach Gardens also feature either a manned guard gate or an electronic security gate, which adds an extra layer of privacy and protection. Some communities even entail full security patrol, and often these officers are trained in paramedics as well.
Recreational Facilities Young families residing in Palm Beach Gardens are privy to arguably the finest municipal parks and recreation complexes in the country. The Klock Soccer Fields, Gardens Park Baseball Fields, Burns Road Aquatic Center, Mirasol Park, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, and Lake Catherine Softball Complex are just a few of the well-appointed and well-maintained public facilities.
Several years ago, a few Miami Marlins players attended a youth baseball game in Palm Beach Gardens, with one of the players commenting that the fields did not resemble the ones of his childhood. With their manicured fields, spacious dugouts, and coastal-style concession stand, the local fields rival the facilities of many colleges throughout the country and are indeed, spectacular.
Schools Children residing in Palm Beach Gardens are zoned for some of Palm Beach County’s top-rated schools. For elementary grades, Marsh Pointe, Timber Trace, Allamanda, and Palm Beach Gardens all receive high marks. Middle school options include Duncan Watson, a school that fuses finance and business academies into its core curriculum. High school students attend either Dwyer High School or Palm Beach Gardens High School, both of which have designated pathway programs, academic advancements, and competitive athletics. Private school options in Palm Beach Gardens include Trinity Christian School, St. Mark’s Episcopal School, the Benjamin School, the Weiss School, and St. Clare Catholic School.
Golf & Tennis Perhaps Palm Beach Gardens is best known for its prestigious golf and tennis club communities. Affectionately called the “golf capital of the world” because it encompasses so many championship courses, Palm Beach Gardens is home to highly accoladed golf courses such as those located at PGA National Golf Club, Old Palm Golf Club, Admiral’s Cove, and Old Marsh. Competitive tennis enthusiasts enjoy playing and practicing at BallenIsles Country Club, which has the number one ranked tennis facility in the nation.
Apart from these fantastic amenities, Palm Beach Gardens is just a couple of miles from the azure saltwater of nearby Juno Beach, North Palm Beach, and Jupiter. Ready to find your dream home in Palm Beach Gardens? We’re happy to schedule a tour.