The Ritz, or Trump, a peek behind the gates

When Jack Nicklaus began developing his Bears Club parcel on the border between Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, he also designed and built the golf course on the adjacent parcel which became the centerpiece of the Ritz Carlton complex.  Here estate homes line the quiet fairways and the natural environment is also home to lots of native wildlife including a nesting pair of bald eagles.


Even though these homes were built during the building boom of the early 2000's they lack the heavy Mediterranean influence found in any number of other luxury communities in the area like Mirasol.



And while these estate homes certainly have Tuscany inspired designs they are styled more like those you might find in the wine regions of northern California.  In addition to the estate homes, the Ritz also offered fractional ownership properties.  While conceptually they are similar to time shares, these speak to your personal needs and desires on a whole different level.


Donald Trump recently completed his purchase of the Ritz property and it is now called Trump National Jupiter.  


You can see all homes listed for sale in any of our exclusive clubs by visiting me on the web at:
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Shrimpin Indian River, north of Jupiter

Everyone loves shrimp!  Remember Forrest Gump and all the varieties of shrimp they talked about? Well, in South Florida you can catch your own.  You usually have to go out at night and here is a great video showing how to go about this.


In Miami, it is not uncommon for shrimpers to catch hundreds in one night when the shrimp are really running.

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Golden Retriever owners meet at Jupiter Beach

The scene around Jupiter is all about waterfront living.  Whether you live in an estate home in Admirals Cove or Jonathan's Landing, a condo on Jupiter Island or just like to hit the beach or go snorkeling there is always a venue for you.

One of the prime features of the famous Jupiter Beach is the fact that it is really "dog friendly". Recently, I came upon a Meet Up group of Golden Retriever owners who had all brought their pets to the beach.  Here's what the scene looked like.


And the beach is really close to every address in Jupiter.  Homes in Abacoa are about 5 minutes away along Donald Ross Road (maybe 10 minutes if you catch the bridge up) and even those way out on the western side of town in Jupiter Farms are only about 15 minutes away.

You can learn more about this great place we call home on My You Tube Channel.

Mickelson's swing in slow motion

Phil Mickelson will be playing at the Honda Classic when they tee it up in 8 days. He is, no doubt, one of the greatest players ever. Take a look at his swing in slow motion.


 

 If you are coming to the Honda Classic and will be looking at homes for sale, you can see them all at Coastal Florida Real Estate where I have provided Quick Links to give you the fastest search results. And all the houses, condos, townhomes, pictures, tours, virtual tours, everything shown in the MLS is here.

Honda Classic grows in stature as big names commit

The Honda Classic is coming to Palm Beach Gardens at the end of this month.  The event has been hosted by many venues over the years but after spending a few years at Mirasol County Club in Palm Beach Gardens, it appears the tournament has found a permanent home at the PGA National course called "The Champion".



Palm Beach Gardens is called the golf capital of the world and is home the the PGA of America.  In addition to the many exquisite courses found here many of the top names in the game now call the Gardens and Jupiter/Tequesta home.  So it is natural that they would commit to play here since they can compete and still sleep in their own beds.  In fact, we have so many players living here they could car pool.  Take a look at the list of players competing this year.  http://www.thehondaclassic.com/tournament-info/player-field/

If you are thinking of joining us here, you can see all PGA National homes, townhouses and condos listed for sale at Coastal Florida Real Estate or for personal service and to view the best deals contact me directly at 561-762-4073.