Written and researched by Elyse Schneiderman
All of the major newspapers are claiming the markets are turning and predict a 10% rise in property values within a year in Palm Beach County. Tourists are back , numbers reaching over 5 million last season. One out of 5 visitors comes from NY., N. J. and Pa. Owner of the Duffy's chain report their numbers are tremendously up due to tourists and people visiting this area. This also translates into more home buyers.
Another fact is that over 40% of land in the Gardens and Jupiter has been dedicated for conservation. This means that it can never become overcrowded. National researchers feel this will contribute to this area becoming more valuable in the years to come. Prices will go up!!!
Ibis just ruled that there can be no more outside members for at least 3 years. Mirasol pushed out their outside members and Ballenisles really does not have outside members with only a few exceptions. As an alterative, those who live in non country club environments, who want to play golf are joining Eastpointe. Many of those who join Eastpointe, are those who were once outside members of the above mentioned country clubs.
Eastpoine is experiencing a resurgence. It is a relatively inexpensive to live. Older, but gated. Many of the recent newcomers include people from Frenchmen's Creek, Ballenisles and Ibis. One cannot compare their amenities to the other clubs but it an affordable option for many who are older and no longer want to pay for a full golf membership. It is nice to be able to have choices.
WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS SAID IS THAT EVERYONE FINDS A PLACE WHERE THEY WILL BE COMFORTABLE. THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS LOVE WHERE THEY LIVE AND CONSIDER IT PARADISE.
As for new on scene. Johnny's Hot Pie Pizza opened in the old space occupied by Josephs. The pizza is fabulous and tastes like pizza from most of your childhoods. The owner owns a successful restaurant downtown West Palm. The restaurant has salads and subs. It only has about 6 tables but does deliver. Also a new popular restaurant is the Dive Bar, located in Jupiter Yacht Club Center. Very casual with water views.. Reviews are great, and lots of ambiance for a casual dinner.