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Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Florida News, Jupiter Condos For Sale, Jupiter Homes For Sale, Jupiter riverfront homes, Jupiter Townhomes For Sale, Jupiter waterfront homes, Jupter Florida Real Estate | 0 comments

The Jupiter Florida area is a truly wonderful place to live, work, and play and there is so much that this wonderful South Florida oasis has to offer. In 2012 Jupiter was rated the ninth happiest seaside town in the U.S and this is much to do because of the outstanding history and wonderful wildlife preserves and sanctuaries it has to offer. If you are looking for some fun in the area we have five outstanding things that are sure to deliver you with the adventure you desire.

1.) Dubois Park:
DuBois Park is an absolutely outstanding warm and tropical beachfront oasis located in the very welcoming and friendly community of Jupiter, Florida. The park features a very desirable swimming area that offers a life guard seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:20 pm between Memorial Day and the day Palm Beach County schools go back in session. The park is a very desirable recreation destination offering a boat ramp, boat slips, fishing, picnic areas with grills, a picnic pavilion, a playground with giant play structure, facilities with restrooms and showers, and even a private snorkeling lagoon.
Address: 19075 Dubois Rd Jupiter Fl 33477
Phone: (561) 966-6600

2.)Roger Dean Stadium:
The Roger Dean Stadium is a fantastic baseball stadium located in the wonderful Jupiter Florida community of Abacoa. The stadium was built in 1998 and has developed into the only stadium in the country to host four minor league teams, and the only stadium in the state to host spring training for two major league teams. On top of the outstanding baseball the stadium offers it also plays host to a variety of other events that are sure to fulfill any and all of your desires.
Address: 4751 Main Street Jupiter, Florida 33458
Phone: (561) 775-1818


3.) Maltz Theatre:
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a magnificent and perfectly designed South Florida entertainment and performance theatre that will exceed any and all of your expectations. They strive to produce a one of a kind theatre experience that is sure to have you coming back time and time again. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is designed to have something for everyone and they pride themselves in being a venue that hosts a wide range of entertainment varieties. Some of the fantastic upcoming productions include some not to miss renditions of The Foreigner, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, Glengarry Glen Ross, and even Les Miserables.
Address: 1001 E Indiantown Rd Jupiter, Florida 334777
Phone: (561) 575-2223

4.) Jupiter Outdoor Center:
The Jupiter Outdoor Center is world-class outdoor recreation center based in the warm and tropical town of Jupiter Florida. With everything from paddleboard and kayak rentals to tours and lessons the Jupiter Outdoor Center is sure to exceed any and all of your expectations. They feature a very friendly and energetic team of knowledgeable outdoor recreation professionals that are committed to ensuring everyone leaves the outdoor center feeling great and completely satisfied with their experience. Plus with a variety of great camps, programs, and events the Jupiter Outdoor Center will have something for everyone.
Address: 1116 Love St Jupiter, Florida 33477
Phone: (561) 747-0063


5.) Bush Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is more than just a place to see animals it is a truly outstanding wildlife adventure sure to fulfill all of your desires. With the combination of a refuge nature center and wildlife hospital the sanctuary features a one of a kind experience where tourists and locals can learn about Florida’s natural environments and the wildlife they have to offer. Some of the wildlife you can see includes eagles, crocodiles, snakes, bears, foxes, panthers, and so much more.
Address: 2500 Jupiter Park Drive Jupiter, Florida 33458
Phone: (561) 575-3399
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Italian Festival In Abacoa!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Florida News | 0 comments


This weekend November 6-9 you are invited to the Twelfth Annual Feast Of Little Italy a truly outstanding Italian Festival being held in the perfectly designed Jupiter Florida community of Abacoa. This is always a very desirable South Florida event and this year it is billed to be an experience you truly can’t miss out on. Some of the wonderful attractions this Italian festival will have to offer include wine seminars, cooking demos, an art pavilion, numerous entertainment stages, bocce games, a variety of food and non-food vendors, and even a fantastic area full of festival rides. On Sunday you can even watch a Guinness World Record attempt for the world’s largest cannoli. There will truly be something for everyone at the Feast Of Little Italy and it is sure to have you going back year after year. Tickets to the festival are $7 with free parking and kids 12 and under are admitted free. For those who don’t want to miss out on any of the fun discounted multi-day passes are available.

The Feast Of Little Italy:

Address: Abacoa Town Center – 1200 University Blvd Jupiter, Florida 33458

Phone: (561) 427-0500

Web: http://www.feastoflittleitaly.com/


Manatee Season Is Here!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Florida News | 0 comments


Throughout the year you can see manatees roam all over South Florida. However, sightings become easier and more frequent during the months from November the Manatee Awareness Month through until April. The majestic beauty and sheer magic of these gentle giants are sure to exceed any and all of your expectations.

Due to the cold temperatures that bring colder waters to South Florida during these months Manatees tend to travel inland to find warmer waters like freshwater springs and other places where the waters stay more constant year round. This is due to the fact that despite their size they have very little body fat and need warmer waters to survive and flourish. This provides people out boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding with the perfect opportunity to spot these wonderful creatures. But be careful because catching a glimpse of a large group of manatees in one place can be very thrilling. So just remember to mind your “Manatee Manners” and understand that these gentle see cows are there in order to survive. So please enjoy looking but try not to disturb them.

November is Manatee Awareness Month and from November through April it is very important that you obey any and all speed zones in order to keep our beloved manatee sanctuaries protected and safe. Be sure to become familiar with the rules Florida has for boating these waterways during this time of year. Always keep your vessels away from manatee sanctuaries and be sure to anchor in a safe place when manatee watching. Help us as we concentrate our efforts in amplifying and protecting the healthy habitats needed for South Florida’s growing manatee population.

The 3rd Annual Neighborhood Food And Business Showcase!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Florida News | 1 comment

abacoa1The Roger Dean Stadium and Victoria Events LLC. are bringing you the third annual neighborhood food and business showcase Sunday November the 2nd from 11am to 3pm and it is billed to be an event not to miss. This is a free family fun day that is opened to the public. Attendees will enjoy sample eats from over 35 local restaurants and receive coupons, discount cards, and a variety of promotional items from over 200 local businesses. Kids will enjoy a free kid’s zone equipped with a bounce house, clown, balloons, face painting, prizes, and so much more. A raffle and silent auction will be held to benefit Speak Up! For Kids. There will also be an outstanding chili cook off contest going on with cash prizes for placing first, second, and third. For more info on this event please call (561) 385-3736.

Roger Dean Stadium:

Address: 4751 Main Street Jupiter, Florida 33458

Phone: (561) 775-1818

Web: http://rogerdeanstadium.com/


The Fabulous Stone Crab Season Has Arrived!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Florida News | 0 comments


Yes, that is right the fabulous Stone Crab season has arrived in South Florida and it will be open through May the 15th. Stone Crab season is open for commercial and recreational fishermen alike. People are flooding the state and federal waters off of South Florida for the opportunity to hunt and catch one of the most delicious crustaceans there is. Stone Crab fishing is a sustainable resource in Florida because crabbers are only permitted to harvest one claw per crab, which will then regenerate as time goes on.

Experts hope for a great harvest this year and foresee more than a 2.6 million pound harvest that has been averaged over the past ten years. Commercial Stone Crab fishermen expect a high demand for this delicacy this year and forecast higher prices during the beginning of the season. With per-pound retail prices predicted to exceed $13 for medium claws, $20 for large claws, and $25 for jumbo claws.

However, if you plan on joining in on the fun there are a strict set of rules and regulations that you should be familiar with. To start you need to use bated traps no hook or spear fishing is allowed and when you catch a Stone Crab the claws may be removed and kept but you must throw the rest back. Claws must be at least 2¾ inches in length to be harvested and egg-bearing females cannot be de-clawed. For more info on the South Florida Stone Crab season and all of its rules and regulations please check it out here for Florida’s Rules & Regulations.

South Florida Has So Much To Offer!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Florida News | 0 comments

Florida Road SignThe South Florida lifestyle has so much to offer that it is a truly a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Here is a short list of just some of the great events and attractions the South Florida area has to offer during the next couple months.

  • Free Croquet Lessons: On Saturdays at 10:00AM the National Croquet Center will host free croquet lessons at their West Palm Beach facility. This is an outstanding opportunity for you and your family to develop a love of the game while learning how to plot moves, study some strategy, hit the ball and score wickets. Flat-soled shoes are required and for further information please contact the West Pam Beach’s National Croquet Center at (561) 540-5133.
  • The Right To Fight 5K: On October 25th from 6:00AM to 8:45AM at the Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach the Hugs and Kisses, Inc. will host the Right to Fight 5K Costume Run. The event is $25 in advance and $30 day of race. The Hugs and Kisses, Inc. is a wonderful Palm Beach County organization that offers financial assistance to local families whose fight with cancer has left them struggling to keep up with basic living expenses. For further information please contact the Hugs and Kisses, Inc. at www.hugsanndkissesinc.org or call them at (561) 819-9471.
  • Tee Up For Disabilities: On October 27th at Trump International in West Palm Beach the Tee Up For Disabilities Charity Golf Invitational will be held to benefit the Arc f Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Habilitation Center. The event is $500 for a single player or $1,800 for a team of four. This is billed to be a truly wonderful event and everyone is welcome to come enjoy a great time so for further information please contact them at (561) 842-3213.
  • Ballroom Dancing Classes: On Sunday’s at the Sultry Swing in West Palm Beach from 6:30PM to 7:00PM there will be a great ballroom dancing class sure to fulfill all your desires. Plus after the class from 7:00PM to 9:30PM you can enjoy a fabulous ballroom dance party with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. The cost is only $25 for a couple and $15 per person. For further information please contact them at (561) 676-9989 or www.sultryswing.com.
  • The Black Tie And Baggies Party: On November 15th at 7:00PM the Surfrider Foundation will be hosting their fabulous Black Tie and Baggies Party at the E.R Bradley’s in Lake Worth. The event is billed to be one not to miss and it will feature food, drinks, auctions, artwork, dancing, and even some fun for the kids. This event is free to members and is only $10 for nonmembers, for more information please contact them at jbevan@surfriderpbc.org.
  • Lifeguard Training And Certification: There will be a wonderful lifeguard training and certification course held at the Lake Worth Casino Pool in Lake Worth. Attendees will be screened by a pre-requisite swim and object retrieval test to ensure potential participants can handle the course. The course costs $350 for basic certification and will be held on October 17th from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, October 18th and 19th from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, October 21st from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, and October 26th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. For more information please contact them at (561) 641-2855 or (561) 309-9647.


Tiger Woods To Open Sports And Dining Club In Jupiter Florida!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Florida News, golf, Real Estate | 0 comments

The professional golfing star Tiger Woods is to open a new sports and dining club in Jupiter’s Harbourside Place. This restaurant and sports bar will boast a whopping 5,900 square feet and it is designed to be a wonderful destination for people to go visit with family and friends while enjoying a fabulous meal or just enjoying a cold drink while watching sports on the television. The opening is planned for early 2015 and is sure to become one of South Florida’s most desirable establishments and Jupiter, FL most frequented dining destinations.

Being a Jupiter Island resident Woods told the press “I’ve been watching Harbourside Place’s development since it broke ground more than two years ago, and know that it is the perfect location for my sports and dining club.” and “I wanted to build it locally where I live and where it could help support the community.” There is no word out yet of what the menu will look like but we are sure it will exceed any and all of your expectations. Sounds like lots of fun for the great city of Jupiter, FL.

It’s Oktoberfest Time in Palm Beach County!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Florida News | 0 comments

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The American German Club of the Palm Beaches
is hosting their 41st annual Bavarian “celebration of beer and good times”. This event is the biggest and most sought after Oktoberfest celebrations that the entire country has to offer. Come enjoy the fabulous spirit of Oktoberfest during the second and third weekends of October. You will enjoy amazing and authentic German food like bratwurst, schnitzel, strudels, leberkase, and so much more deliciousness. For those of age there will also be many outstanding imported and domestic beers, wines, liquors, and even schnapps.

With over ten acres of fabulous food vendors, beer tents, gift shops, entertainment areas, and even a wonderful carnival area for the kids this years Oktoberfest celebration is billed to be an event not to be missed. Admission to this year’s event is eight dollars for adults and kids under 12 with an adult are admitted free. With wristbands for unlimited carnival rides only costing $20 a piece you can enjoy the festival while you kids are entertained for hours and hours.

This annual event is full of the best that German culture has to offer from traditional aspects to modern ones, and it is sure to have something for everyone so be sure and mark it on your calendar. Plus check out their webpage for more info on everything that this year’s Oktoberfest celebration will have to offer.

Dates: October 10th to 12th and 17th to 19th

Gates Open: Fri 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Sat noon to 11:00pm, and Sun noon to 8:00pm

Web: http://www.americangermanclub.org/oktoberfest/index.html

Free South Florida Events In West Palm Beach!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Florida News | 0 comments

West Palm BeachOnce a month at the Meyer Amphitheatre of West Palm Beach in South Florida there is a free event for the public. The event is called Sunday on the Waterfront and is always full of fabulous family friendly entertainment sure to fulfill all your desires. The next free event is set for October the 19th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and will play host to an outstanding concert by the wonderful “Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots”. The musical styling from “Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots” is known as genuine rock and roll that features a heavy influence of blues. Their career started over a decade ago and they have evolved into a musical performance that just can’t be missed. So grab a comfy blanket, lawn chair, and maybe even a picnic and come kick back on the waterfront for a relaxing South Florida concert. West Palm Beach also boasts a downtown area with six miles of city life. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach has so much to offer including numerous fantastic museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants and is sure to have something for everyone. Plus its very active Clematis Street features a desirable social life with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that are open almost 7 days a week.

Sunday On The Waterfront:
Address: 401 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: (561) 822-2222

The Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate Honors Waterfront Properties and Club Communities!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Florida News, Real Estate | 0 comments

lre2The Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate is an organization of all the most prestigious luxury real estate brokers from all over the world. The group consists of over 130,000 of the finest luxury real estate professionals from over 85 collective countries and together they gross annually around $190 billion in sales. Known as the industry leader this organization has been recognized for many awards that include the “Webby Awards”, the “Addy Awards”, and the “Maggie Awards”.

Recently the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate announced their nominees for their 19th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference. The team at Waterfront Properties and Club Communities received a variety of award nominations from our founder Joan Thomson being nominated for the impressive and very prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” to our managing partner Rob Thomson and his fabulous team being nominated for numerous awards that include “Best Industry Networking”, “Master Networker”, “Most Innovative Marketing”, and the “Billionaire’s Club”. The Waterfront Properties and Club Communities team was also nominated for “Best Website”, “Most Outbound Referrals”, and “Outstanding Social Media Savvy.

In today’s luxury real estate market it is important to have a very knowledgeable team that is ahead of the curb. Rob Thomson and his team of specialists run a business model that ensures each and every one of their clients receives a very personalized style of client service and care that is sure to provide you with the perfect luxury home buying or selling experience.

For more information on Rob Thomson and his fantastic Waterfront Properties and Club Communities or the wonderful real estate they currently have for sale. Please feel free to email them at INFO@wfpcc.com, call them at (561) 746-7272, or visit their webpage at www.waterfront-properties.com/.