There are several traditional city models, known better as "downtown" areas, in South Florida, including Downtown Boca Raton, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Downtown West Palm Beach, and most popular at the moment, Downtown Delray Beach.  We will post our top picks for the best downtown activities, restaurants, real estate listings, museums, art galleries, and shopping in all of the above mentioned downtown areas of South Florida.

CityPlace (Rosemary Square) Shopping Center in Downtown West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach is known for its vibrant downtown area, where Clematis Street and CityPlace are major attractions. Over the years, these areas have undergone significant changes, including a notable name change from CityPlace to Rosemary Square and then back to CityPlace. This article delves into the reasons behind these changes, their impact on the community, and what they mean for the future of downtown West Palm Beach real estate.

The Original CityPlace: A Downtown West Palm Beach Landmark

CityPlace, formerly known as Rosemary Square and The Square, is an upscale lifestyle center in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, along South Rosemary Avenue. This New Urbanist mixed-use development seamlessly blends Mediterranean and Venetian…

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Alina Residences In Downtown Boca Raton

El-Ad National Properties, a key division of the Elad Group, has recently celebrated a major achievement in the upscale Boca Raton real estate scene with the topping off of both buildings in the final phase of ALINA Residences Boca Raton. This marks a significant step in the completion of this world-class residential destination in downtown Boca Raton.

Initiated in March 2022, the second phase of ALINA Residences is rapidly progressing towards its anticipated completion in late 2024. Upon completion, the project will comprise three luxurious buildings: ALINA 200, ALINA 210, and ALINA 220, totaling 303 upscale residences. The first building, ALINA 200, has already seen immense success with all units sold and currently occupied.

Alina Residences

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Brian Pearl and Vini Antonacci at Alina Residences in Boca Raton

Brian Pearl and Vini Antonacci of The Pearl Antonacci Group at Compass were recently named Preferred Realtors by Alina Residences' sales team.  This not only allows them to sell these Boca Raton luxury condos, but gives their clients inside information to the exclusive development including upcoming deals, new listings, and access to the pre-released inventory before going public.  The power team recently took a private hard hat tour of the new construction development to see the progress as they finish the first of three luxury buildings. 

Alina Residences World Class Location

Located in downtown Boca Raton on SE Mizner Boulevard, Alina Residences is one of the area's most anticipated condominium developments.  The luxury residences offer…

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Sundy Village in Downtown Delray Beach, FL

The intersection of Delray Beach’s Atlantic and Swinton Avenues is more than a vibrant city center;

it’s the beating heart of the world-renowned beachfront hideaway. Surrounding this small section of converging asphalt are the booming businesses, fashionable boutiques, and delectable dining fare that have made Delray Beach one of South Florida’s hidden gems.

Soon, at this very intersection, a revitalized landmark will reclaim its rightful space amid the scenery. Sundy Village is set to break ground in Q4 of 2021—and its combination of preservation and enlightenment will be unlike anything the city has seen before.

A New Twist On An Old Story

Sundy Village is set to personify the sublime mixture of leisure and luxury that Delray Beach…

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South Florida's Rising Rents and Cost of Living

South Florida’s rental market has long been less-than-ideal for non-homeowners.

Landlords operated happily within the free market, raising their rates and easily finding plenty of takers ready to bask in the temperate weather and vibrant culture that our region offers. Those whose bank accounts couldn’t keep up were hastily left behind.

The past year seems to have accelerated the trend even more as too few new apartments have been built, and affordable housing has become even more scarce. Renters seemingly have little to no control of the market, making Florida one of the worst locations in the country to rent in. This reality has re-started the conversation over rent control—a proposal that has always failed in the past; but with examples set…

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Surfside Condominium CollapseIn the wake of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, more questions and concerns regarding the safety of buildings throughout South Florida have emerged seemingly every day. Now, a coalition under Palm Beach County’s League of Cities has proposed an inspection of many condos, apartment buildings, hotels, and offices both east and west of I-95.

The proposal targets buildings a minimum of 25 years old east of the highway, and 35 years old on the western side, regardless of height. This surpasses the standard of 40 years of age in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. While one and two-family homes, government buildings, and schools are excluded, this would result in a massive undertaking, as 90% of the condominiums stretching from…

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Learn more about Zillow's online home valuations

Thinking of selling your home and wondering what it’s worth?  You may want to be careful about the home value estimates you see online because many are either far above or far below the true market value. 

Boca Raton home sellers who set their expectations on inaccurately overestimated home values may fall victim to overpricing their homes for sale which will ultimately lead to frustration because they don't sell.  When a home is overpriced, it will languish on the market for months, causing multiple price reductions as they "chase the market" and most likely result in a lower sale price than if they had priced it right from the beginning.   

Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com's Automated Home Value Calculators

Zillow and Trulia have become the…

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Over the past 25 years, Downtown Delray Beach has grown into a crown jewel of the vivacious city. Developed through a myriad of public and privately funded projects, citizens of Delray take pride in the comfortably urban environment. The town center provides a dynamic arrangement of dining and entertainment, while the beautiful oceanside backdrop offers a calming respite from the hustle and bustle of city-living.

Stay up to date on the breathtaking development projects on Delray's horizon:

236 Fifth Condos for Sale in Downtown Delray

236 Fifth Delray + Aloft Hotel

Set to finish construction in December of 2018, 236 Fifth Delray in conjunction with Aloft boutique hotel is planning to provide luxury apartments and lodging, allowing residents to "live on vacation." This lavish development…

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Overlooking Lake Boca from Mizner Grand condominium's coveted center stack, this modern masterpiece creates the feel of a luxury estate home with the services of a five-star resort.  Commanding majestic views of the bright blue waters, this 5th floor residence offers both east and west facing balconies which look onto Lake Boca, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Boca Resort's golf course.  Tastefully designed, this spacious residence totals 4,878 square feet with three bedrooms, four full and one-half bath, a state-of-the-art home theater with commercial-quality Bang and Olufsen surround sound, and two parking spaces.

500 SE 5th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Mizner Grand condominium's double gate-manned entry leads to a Porte Cochere where you will be greeted by the valet who escorts…

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