Mizner Residential Group Delray Beach Real Estate Blog

If you’ve been following the current real estate market in Palm Beach County, you’re aware that there’s been a massive increase in demand for the sunny south Florida lifestyle. People are moving down here from all over the US, and new construction communities are being built to keep up with the influx.

If you're interested in purchasing, designing, and building a brand-new home, we've compiled a list below of some of the hottest new communities where you can make it happen.

When purchasing a new construction home, you may have questions about lot selection, the lottery process, selecting upgrades, or simply where to even start. If you have any questions about these communities or how building a new home works, I am happy to answer them or take

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Avenir came into being all through 2021, a sparkling jewel in the crown of Palm Beach County. It's a sustainable community for discerning people, and it features both daytime and nighttime activities, including golf, fine dining, and even canoeing. There are nearly 4,000 homes on the nearly 5,000 acres, newly built and shining in the South Florida sun.

Because the whole community is sustainable, there's even a farm on-site. Residents can get their organic produce just down the street. Fresh salads and smoothies await the breakfast and dinner tables of environmentally conscious residents.

Avenir homes and floorplans

There are 3,900 new homes coming to Avenir, from multiple homebuilders including Toll Brothers, Divosta, K. Hovnanian,

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Established in 2016, Westlake is the master-planned community that many families and single people are flocking to. Located west of Royal Palm Beach and north of Loxahatchee Groves in Palm Beach County, it's close to nature reserves, but the main attractions are, of course, within the community. They center around the Westlake Adventure Park, a massive park for all ages that boasts the following:

  • Pool and water slides
  • BMX pump track
  • Basketball and bocce ball court
  • Concert pavilion and event lawn

There are also plans to build a Town Center, one that will serve as the ultimate space for socializing, shopping, and relaxing.

Westlake home collections and floorplans

Prospective residents should know that the Westlake contains

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Valencia Grand offers what may be the ultimate in resort-style living for the 55-and-older crowd. Located in Boynton Beach just several miles away from the Atlantic Ocean coastline, this community lets residents experience the best that the Palm Beach area offers in the way of the nightlife, dining, and entertainment. Valencia Grand opened in March of 2022 and awaits newcomers like yourself.

Valencia Grand floor plans

Buyers get to choose from 17 different floor plans, which are divided into the Signature Collection, Vintage Collection, and Crown Collection.

  • The Signature Collection features two and three-bedroom homes with up to 2,445 square feet of living space. View the Signature Collection floor plans. 
  • The Vintage Collection
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Arden is a master-planned community that many people, including many families, are raving about. Opening in 2017 and spanning 1,200 acres, it consists of over 2,000 one- and two-story homes that range between three and five bedrooms each and contain up to 3,200 square feet of living space. Owners at select sites get to personalize their interior with their own choice of colors and finishes, too.

Arden is located close to the city of Wellington, which boasts top-rated schools, reliable medical facilities, and good shopping opportunities. It's also a half-hour drive from Palm Beach International Airport and downtown West Palm Beach, so residents get the best of both worlds: they're surrounded by nature and tranquil Lake Arden, but they can experience the

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The Sumatra Grande model in Lotus Palm of Boca Raton

If you’re interested in building a new home in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area, you may have heard of GL Homes’ latest community, Lotus Palm. Construction will begin soon on the new community located off Glades Road just west of the turnpike (on the land that was formerly the Boca Municipal Golf Course).

GL has gradually been releasing information about Lotus Palm, and the latest is about the new floorplans. Lotus Palm will have two collections- the Fiji Collection and the Bali Collection. Many of Lotus Palm’s floor plans are similar to those in the Lotus community, although improvements will be made, and three brand new floor plans have been added:

  • The Bermuda model in the Fiji
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GL Homes has introduced its newest community, Lotus Palm, which will be built off Glades Road just west of the turnpike (on the land that was formerly the Boca Municipal Golf Course). With all of Boca Raton and Delray Beach’s other newer construction communities sold out (Lotus, Boca Bridges, Seven Bridges, Berkeley, etc), this is your opportunity to purchase, design, and build a brand-new home.

GL has been slowly releasing information about Lotus Palm, but here is everything we have heard so far. We will continually update this blog as more information becomes available! 

  • Lotus Palm has a total of 523 home-sites where 100% contemporary homes will be built
  • Lotus Palm will have two collections- the Fiji Collection (lots are 50 x 135) and
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The votes from the Mizner Residential Group are in! We asked our agents and administrative team which restaurants they love most around Boca Raton, and of course we wanted to share the results with you. From hidden gems, to power lunch spots, to the best sushi in town, here are our favorite restaurants in Boca Raton, Florida.

Best overall restaurant in Boca Raton

Mark Blum: Trattoria Romana

Casey Olsher: Houston's

Meredith Zeiff: Casa D'Angelo

Damon Amedeo: Casa D'Angelo

Brian Busto: Houston’s

Jeremy Olsher: Houston’s

 

Best hidden gem

Casey Olsher: Poke Jay

Damon Amedeo: Las Fajitas

Meredith Zeiff: M&M Thai

Mark Blum: Six Tables

Pam Orzan: The Locale

Jeremy Olsher: Eat Market, Nori Thai

 

Best Boca

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Here in South Florida, October is our favorite month for many reasons. The weather is finally cooling off, the holidays are around the corner, and stone crab season kicks off. From October 15 to May 1 (the official season for stone crabs) we try to enjoy this seafood delicacy as often as possible. Here are some of our favorite places to eat the best stone crabs in South Florida.

Best all-you-can-eat stone crab spot

Located at 4003 N. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Catfish Deweys is an interesting place. It's an old-school, down-home joint that is the complete opposite of fancy. In fact, even calling it casual feels like an understatement. But they have some of the freshest stone crabs around at reasonable prices. They offer an

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The votes from the Mizner Residential Group are in! We asked our agents and administrative team which restaurants they love most in our Village by the Sea, and the results were too good not to share. From happy hour spots, to hidden gems, to best overall, here are our favorite places to wine and dine around Delray Beach.

 

Best overall restaurants in Delray

Mark Blum: Brulé and soon to be Akira Back at The Ray Hotel

Casey Olsher: Mia Kitchen

Meredith Zeiff: City Oyster

Rolly Mouchaty: Tramonti

Jeremy Olsher: Cut432

Reina Carioti: The Office

Damon Amedeo: J & J Seafood

Pam Orzan: El Camino

Gabriela Elkis: Casa L’Acqua

Casey Spring: Dada

Naomi Tejeda: Deck84

 

The happy hour scene at El Camino

Best hidden

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