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March
26

For decades, the seaside city of Palm Beach has established itself as the resort community of choice for the social elite. Pristine sugar sand beaches, exclusive clubs, significant estates, designer shopping, and Michelin-quality dining define the opulent lifestyle that many Palm Beach residents enjoy. One of the finest qualities of this affluent island is its breathtaking architecture with heavy influence from prominent architects such as Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, Marion Sims Wyeth, and John Volk. Some of the world's most renowned architectural styles, such as Mediterranean Revival and Tropical Georgian, emerged from these talented architects. Explore some of the most spectacular homes for sale in Palm Beach, all valued at over $15 million. While they range in price and square footage, each is equipped with unbelievable amenities, beautiful design features, and other elements required for luxurious living.  

Two-Story Island Colonial Along the Intracoastal

8 Bedrooms | 9.2 Bathrooms | 13,398 Square Feet

Address: 225 Indian Road | Listed By:  Frisbie Team — 866-485-1984

Situated in a palm-studded tropical setting near the northern tip of the island, this newly built compound directly fronts 220 feet of the Intracoastal. The two-story Island Colonial offers 8 bathrooms, 9.2 impeccable bathrooms, gleaming hardwoods, marble floors, custom millwork and the finest finishes throughout. Designed for entertaining, the home is accompanied by a covered loggia with a fireplace, an upper-level sundeck, and a heated saltwater pool and spa.  

New Waterfront Compound Near the Inlet

6 Bedrooms | 7.2 Bathrooms | 11,195 Square Feet 1610 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480 1610 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480 1610 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480 1610 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480 1610 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Address: 1610 North Ocean Boulevard | Listed By:  Frisbie Team — 866-485-1984

Built in 2017, this stunning compound is situated directly along the Intracoastal near the Palm Beach Inlet, offering immediate access to the ocean. The property is equipped with a dock and boat lifts, providing the ideal setup for the yachting enthusiast. Inside, residents enjoy turquoise water views from every major room, including the lakefront library, the dining room, the family room, and the full gourmet kitchen, accompanied by a secondary kitchen for staff. This newly constructed property has two separate guest suites, resulting in a total of six bedrooms.  

Brand New Compound Coming to Phipps Estates

5 Bedrooms | 6.2 Bathrooms | 13,489 Square Feet 205 Via Tortuga, Palm Beach, FL 33480 205 Via Tortuga, Palm Beach, FL 33480 205 Via Tortuga, Palm Beach, FL 33480 205 Via Tortuga, Palm Beach, FL 33480 205 Via Tortuga, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Address: 205 Via Tortuga | Listed By: Jim McCann & Associates — 866-485-1960

Seize the rare opportunity to be the very first owner of this new estate coming soon to the prestigious Phipps Estates community. It will be built by luxury home developer Dan Swanson with the very finest finishings, using plans artfully developed by Smith & Moore Architects of the Palm Beaches. The extravagant Country French compound will be nestled in a pristine, mature landscape, introduced by a circular motor court. The two-story residence will feature a spacious master suite, complete with a sitting area, his and hers custom walk-in closets, a gym and clubroom, dual laundry rooms, a heated pool and spa, and a separate two-bedroom guest house.  

Historic 1920s Estate With Gorgeous Courtyard

5 Bedrooms | 11.5 Bathrooms | 24,739 Square Feet 151 Via Bellaria, Palm Beach, FL 33480 151 Via Bellaria, Palm Beach, FL 33480 151 Via Bellaria, Palm Beach, FL 33480 151 Via Bellaria, Palm Beach, FL 33480 151 Via Bellaria, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Address: 151 Via Bellaria | Listed By: Jim McCann & Associates — 866-485-1960

Conceived in the 1920s and artfully restored 20 years ago by noted architects Smith & Moore Architects, this magnificent residence in Palm Beach centers on a gracious fountain courtyard connected to each major room by a wall of French doors. Encompassing nearly 25,000 square feet with five bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms, this expansive mansion is nothing short of extraordinary. The formality of the living room with multiple seating areas and dining room for 16 is beautifully balanced by the inviting club and game room with a built-in wet bar, a serene office/library, relaxing covered loggias and distinctly private sleeping suites.  

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March
20

Considered one of the most exclusive and prestigious yachting communities in the country, Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club has been home to some of the world's wealthiest and most prominent families since 1959. The community provides 24-hour guarded privacy and access to a myriad of amenities to enhance a luxurious lifestyle. The Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is ideally situated near Boca's prized Mizner Park and the Boca Raton Inlet, providing convenient access to the ocean waves for yachters and boaters.  

Central Location

Boca Raton Real Estate Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is situated just minutes south of downtown Boca Raton's beautiful Mizner Park, which offers world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. Private aviation facilities are available at Boca Raton's executive airport, which is only about 12 minutes away by car.  

Unbeatable Amenities

The subdivision is separate from the private club, but residents may choose to become members to access a myriad of exclusive amenities. Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club has a full-service marina, a Jack Nicklaus golf course, a fitness center, a swimming pool, tennis and croquet courts, and a selection of fine dining establishments.  

Water Access

Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club Real Estate

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Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is a yachter's paradise. Many estates in the enclave are equipped with their very own private dock, some accommodating vessels over 100 feet in length. The waterways in Royal Palm lead to the Boca Raton Inlet, situated just northeast of the club, providing access to the vast Atlantic Ocean.  

24-Hour Gated Privacy + Security

Royal Palm is a gated community, offering a sense of privacy and security for the community's high-profile residents. The entrance to the 450-acre club community is manned by staff 24 hours a day.  

Estates for Sale

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Royal Palm hosts some of the region's most glamorous estates, from waterfront retreats to luxury golf course estates overlooking the magnificent signature design course by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Compound-like estates in Royal Palm encompass multiple lots and enjoy the many amenities and overall prestige of living in this exclusive community in the heart of Boca Raton. Royal Palm has a total of 700 estates, some encompassing more than 20,000 square feet of living space atop 2–5 combined lots. Prices range from $1,4 million to over $20 million. Premier Estate Properties has been involved in some of the most significant sales in Royal Palm, including a $12.9 million deep-water estate, a $10.1 million Intracoastal estate, and a $9 million golf course property.
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March
12

Boasting oceanfront bistros, award-winning eateries, refined wine bars, and lively cocktail lounges, Fort Lauderdale is one of the best places to wine and dine in South Florida. However, there's a hidden side to the city's social scene you may not realize exists in this day and age. Fort Lauderdale is home to a number of speakeasies and speakeasy-esque bars, some of which are brand new and others that date all the way back to the Prohibition Era. Explore these hidden bars and lounges tucked behind curtains and padlocked doors to encounter a secret world of mixology in the heart of our city.  

The Hideaway

The Hideaway Fort Lauderdale

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While there is certainly no shortage of places to grab a cocktail in Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway offers a complete historic experience. Located in the classic Bryan building at the easternmost tip of Las Olas Boulevard, The Hideaway offers a rare glimpse into Fort Lauderdale's past. In fact, this building was one of the first commercial buildings built after a fire destroyed much of the city in 1912. So this building was born just before the Prohibition Era, making The Hideaway one of the most true-to-history environments for sipping on handcrafted cocktails in the city — even though the bar itself opened in late 2017.  The space has an industrial chic feel, complete with original Dade County pine, refurbished and reclaimed decor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. Award-winning mixologist Carla Rivera oversees the drink menu, which offers a range of artisanal cocktails and craft beers. Complement your drink with a bite to eat from the eclectic rotating counter-style menu.  

Unit B

Unit B Fort Lauderdale

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You may have visited the Brass Tap without even realizing this hidden gem was just around the corner. Inside the gastropub, there's a plain wooden door that appears to lead into a storage closet — but it reveals so much more. To enter, you'll need a personalized code, which you must access in advance by filling out a form on Unit B's website. This code will only work that same day and you must access a new code for a repeat visit. Once inside, savor the swanky, lounge interior and the wide selection of Prohibition-era cocktails. A favorite is the Havana, a straightforward combination of rum, Cuban colada syrup, and black walnut bitters. Another classic is the 21st Amendment, made with scotch, fresh lemon juice, and orange blossom honey and ginger syrups. Everything here is handled with precision, from the creation of cocktails to the first-class service. Unit B is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.  

Apothecary 330

Apothecary 330 Fort Lauderdale

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Behold — another secret bar hidden in an unassuming establishment. Step inside Pizza Craft near Esplanade Park and look for the black curtain, which shields this upscale speakeasy from plain sight. Apothecary 330 features more than 300 whiskeys, over 20 beers on tap, and an absinthe drip. You will be served by "bar chefs" rather than bartenders, who can walk you through the sophisticated cocktail list. Take a look at the house rules before making your debut at Apothecary 330, as they have a strict semi-formal dress code among other rules. The vibe here is sophisticated and vintage, providing the perfect atmosphere for sipping on a Prohibition-era cocktail.  

Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar

Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar Fort Lauderdale

Photo Courtesy of Munoz Photography via Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar

If you've been a part of the social scene in Fort Lauderdale, you are likely well aware of Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar, the city's premier cocktail lounge, coffee bar, nightclub, and concert hall with a focus on mixology. Voted one of the coolest speakeasies in America, Stache has an authentic 1920s feel, complete with velvet chairs and couches, elegant chandeliers, vintage books and photographs, and other nostalgic elements. Stache offers a variety of perfectly poured cocktails, plus a selection of quality craft beer, wine, and champagne. There's always something exciting happening at Stache, whether it's a DJ or live band, or some other form of entertainment.  

Shhh…

Which speakeasies are you adding to your bucket list? Let us know which ones you're hoping to visit!
March
5

Renowned as "the Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale is one of the most luxurious cities in the country. The city boasts endless white sand beaches, lavish waterfront estates, fine dining and entertainment, and an overall upscale feel. Additionally, the city is home to some of the most prestigious private schools in the region, and in some cases, the entire state of Florida. As you search for your dream home in Fort Lauderdale, proximity to an outstanding private school may be of the utmost importance. If so, take a closer look at the best private schools in Fort Lauderdale. The list was comprised of the top five rankings on Niche's list of the 2019 Best Private Schools in Fort Lauderdale, based on test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users, in addition to data collected from the schools directly. Each of these private schools in Fort Lauderdale boasts a rigorous academic program, competitive athletics, fabulous arts programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and other desirable features.  

Pine Crest School

PK-12 Pine Crest School Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Pine Crest School is considered one of the finest private schools in Fort Lauderdale — and the entire state of Florida. In fact, the school is at the number one spot on Niche's list of the 2019 Best Private Schools in Florida, based on factors like test scores, college data, student-teacher ratio, and student and parent reviews. For more than 80 years, Pine Crest has provided an educational experience rooted in academic rigor and excellence, complemented by outstanding athletics and arts programs. The school has over 2,600 students in PK through 12th grade with an impressive student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Pine Crest has two locations, one in Fort Lauderdale and another in Boca Raton. The school was founded in Fort Lauderdale in 1934 and later absorbed the Boca Raton campus, which was originally Boca Raton Academy, in 1987. The Fort Lauderdale campus hosts students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, while the Boca campus serves pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Pine Crest is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the Florida Council of Independent Schools, and the Florida Kindergarten Council. It has also been named a "Blue Ribbon School" by the United States Department of Education.  

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

9-12 St. Thomas Aquinas High School Fort Lauderdale

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St. Thomas Aquinas High School is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school in Fort Lauderdale. Since its inception in 1936, the school has received national recognition for academic and athletic excellence. St. Thomas Aquinas High School is committed to the philosophy of its namesake, Saint Thomas Aquinas, defining learning as the simultaneous and harmonious developments of the human personality. The school has over 2,100 students and a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Teachers challenge all students to think critically, embrace state-of-the-art technology, and explore global trends. Plus, the school is designed to help students mature in their faith, as it focuses on morality, social justice, and making a difference in the community and the world. St. Thomas promotes an appreciation for the arts and participation in a wide variety of clubs, cultural events, and athletics. Because of the school's rich history dating back to 1936, there's an overwhelming sense of honoring tradition and the many alumni who attended this legendary school. St. Thomas encourages their students to "honor the past, embrace the present, and envision the future."  

Westminster Academy

PK-12 Westminster Academy is a Christian college preparatory school focused on academic rigor and faith formation. Since its founding in 1971, the school has been mission-driven, and firmly committed to Christian scholarship and kingdom impact for the glory of God. The academy educates and equips students to be exceptional thinkers, lifelong learners, and influential leaders with a biblical and scholarly perspective. This relatively small school has over 800 students and a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. The school maintains a well-rounded approach to education, with a robust athletics program, focus on the arts, and of course, rigorous academics. Graduates of Westminster Academy have received an impressive number of college scholarships, with the most recent graduating class receiving a total of $8.5 million in offers. Westminster Academy uses the Bible as the foundation for all aspects of study, fusing faith and intellect in a unique way. They offer age-specific, integrated Bible curriculum, weekly chapel services, and spiritual retreats for Upper School students to reinforce a spiritual foundation for all students.  

Calvary Christian Academy

PK-12 Calvary Christian Academy Fort Lauderdale

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Calvary Christian Academy is a prestigious Christian school serving pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Fort Lauderdale. This relatively new school opened in 2000 and has since garnered attention for their commitment to excellence. Their goal is to engage, encourage and inspire each child — spiritually, academically, and socially. The rich learning environment at Calvary Christian incorporates academics, athletics, arts, science, technology, and leadership in innovative ways. Spirituality is the foundation for all aspects of Calvary Christian. Students will learn foundational elements of the Christian faith through biblical curriculum, discipleship, and service and outreach opportunities. Faith permeates the classroom, where students receive premier education with a well-rounded curriculum, opportunities for specialized study, state-of-the-art facilities, and attentive teaching staff. The school has nearly 2,000 students and a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. And socially, students are encouraged to serve others in love and are able to practice loving and serving others through community involvement and outreach.  

Cardinal Gibbons High School

9-12 This highly esteemed Catholic college preparatory school is "dedicated to providing [their] students with a strong formation of Catholic values, academic excellence, lifelong learning and a commitment to service." Named after James Cardinal Gibbons, Cardinal Gibbons High School is an Archdiocese of Miami Catholic School. It is rated number 8 on Niche's list of the 2019 Best Catholic High Schools in the Miami Area. The school was established in 1961 by Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll, who appointed Reverend Thomas A. Dennehy the first supervising principal. For nearly 60 years, Cardinal Gibbons High School has been committed to excellence in all aspects of education — including academics, athletics, the arts, spiritual life, and student life. The school encourages students to embrace honor and try to do the right thing every time, which includes helping the poor and needy, respecting one another, and serving the Lord through serving others. The high school has over 1,100 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1.  

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