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Palm Beach Gardens is considered the golf capital of the world. Palm Beach Gardens Homes are located in the north end of Palm Beach County just north of West Palm Beach and south of Jupiter. Home to the Professional Golfers’ Association of American, commonly known as the PGA, Palm Beach Gardens is a golfer’s paradise. Here Palm Beach Gardens Homes are the finest in the country. Whether choosing to live in a 5 star country club, a beautiful oceanfront condominium, or a family-friendly gated or non-gated community, Palm Beach Gardens is luxury living at its best.
Palm Beach Gardens communities embody an exclusive lifestyle in an exotic atmosphere. Palm Beach Gardens offers a vast array of unequaled services, events, and world class amenities to enhance a luxurious lifestyle. There are currently over 49,000 full-time and part-time residents living in Palm Beach Gardens.
Over 30% of Palm Beach Garden’s land mass is dedicated to green space making it one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Enjoy long rolling green vistas, sparkling blue waters, and tropical landscapes from almost every angle. Palm Beach Gardens is much more than the ultimate vacation spot. With opulent communities like PGA National, BallenIsles, Frenchmen’s Reserve, and Mirassol Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens is an ideal city for even the fussiest buyer.
Palm Beach Gardens Real Estate and History
Florida Once comprised of empty miles of dairy cattle grazing land, Palm Beach Gardens was conceived and designed by multimillionaire insurance magnate and landowner John D. MacArthur. Today, Palm Beach Gardens is a bustling signature city with over 30% of its land mass dedicated to green space, recreation programs tailored for residents of all ages, and an award-winning Art in Public Places program. Mr. MacArthur envisioned the city streets lined with trees and flowers, and he invested millions of dollars to create a Florida community with hundreds of waterways, rolling terrain, magnificent mature pine and shade trees, and rich foliage. In 1964, MacArthur heard that the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) was looking to relocate its home offices and golf courses; he donated more than $2 million to the project. In March 1965, the clubhouse was completed and the PGA moved in. In 1972, the PGA moved from the property that would become the J.D.M. Country Club and today is known as BallenIsles.
The City of Palm Beach Gardens and the history of Pro Golf, Palm Beach Gardens was originally founded by John D. MacArthur. Named after its beautiful trees and landscape, the city has maintained a reputation for its scenic use of landscape at all times during development.in 1963 Mr. MacArthur who owned most of the land throughout Palm Beach Gardens created a joint ventured with the PGA of America and opened JDM County Club (now referred to as BallenIsles Country Club) located on PGA Blvd. between the Florida turnpike and I-95. A large clubhouse was built – famous for its distinctive blue roof. A golf course designed by Dick Wilson opened all in the same year. Shortly after another golf course was developed, and finally in 1967 a third course was built and developed.Between 1963 and 1979 JDM was the qualifying course for the PGA tour professionals. Tom Watson and Lanny Wadkins both earned their tour cards at in the 1960′s. The three courses were developed to allow ample practice facilities for the PGA pros and their instructors.In 1979 The MacArthur Foundation sold a large property just west of the Florida Turnpike on the South side of PGA Blvd. to developer Lyoyd Eccelstone who developed PGA National a 2,300 acre development which opened in 1981.
PGA National, has four golf courses and a world class resort and spa, and over 5,300 homes. Like BallenIsles PGA National then became home to the PGA of America and hosted many major golf events including the World Cup and PGA Championship. In fact today the PGA National golf club is now host to the Honda Classic Pro Golf Tournament.The MacArthur Foundation still owned thousands of acres of land within Palm Beach Gardens. Over time, much of the land was dedicated to parks, Police and Fire stations, widening of roads and other infrastructure in advance of the long term growth of the city. In late 1989 the MacArthur Foundation changed the name of JDM Country Club to BallenIsles Country Club, and began a joint venture developing the community into a beautiful and gracious setting of multi family and custom homes surrounding lakes and golf fairways.
BallenIsles offers residents 2,300 acres of total land with just under 500 acres used for development of homes. Throughout BallenIsles the landscape features are second to none. Large 2 story Banyan Trees which were originally on the grounds of BallenIles were preserved and moved to other areas of the community gracing the entrance ways to many of the new home developments.In 2000 the MacArthur Foundation packaged a large portion of land, which was eventually sold to WCI Communities. WCI then sold much of this land to individual development companies like Taylor Woodrow (Developer of Mirasol Country Club located West of the Florida Turnpike on the North side of PGA Blvd.), Toll Brothers (Developer of Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club located off Alternate A1A just North of the Gardens Mall). However WCI kept two large portions of land. One was used to develop the community of Evergreen located between Hood and Donald Ross Road just East of Military Trail. The other large parcel was used to build the Prestigious Old Palm Country Club, directly across from BallenIsles Country Club on PGA Blvd.Palm Beach Gardens offers residents superlative community services due to the affluent number of residents.
The Gardens Mall is located at the heart of the city offering exclusive stores like Saks, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Channel and more. Palm Beach Gardens is just 15 minutes from the Palm Beach International Airport, and Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. There are numerous marinas close by and some of south Florida’s finest beaches are less than a 15 minute drive.Singer Island, FloridaA Palm Beach County tropical island resort. It is conveniently located 65 miles north of Miami and 160 miles south of Disney World. The Gulf Stream waters, and Atlantic Ocean breezes combine to provide an ideal year round climate. It has long sandy beaches, considered by many to among the most beautiful in Florida. Simply relax in the sun, or enjoy boating, cycling, snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, and blue water fishing. Minutes away are the world famous golf courses at PGA. Also nearby is shopping and entertainment at trendy Worth Avenue, newly opened City Place and the Gardens Mall.