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Highland Beach

Highland Beach
Living in Highland Beach

The South Florida neighborhood of Highland Beach is graced with a small town feel with tree-lined streets, upscale dining options and plenty of coastline for lazy days at the beach, water sports and boating activities. The narrow slice of land, bracketed by the intracoastal waterway and Atlantic Ocean, is mostly residential with a smattering of local amenities like a popular public library and post office.


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Conveniently located between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, the neighborhood enjoys close proximity to two of South Florida’s major employment, entertainment and transportation hubs via Interstate 95. With equal doses of seclusion and access to all the area’s perks, Highland Beach gives real estate shoppers a great choice for their next home.


Highland Beach real estate


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Towering beachside luxury condos, smaller multi-family units and a handful of single-family homes characterize Highland Beach real estate options. With wraparound covered balconies, vaulted ceilings and open floor plans, modern condos for sale in Highland Beach offer plenty of enticing interior features. They also boast amenities like heated pools, tranquil rooftop terraces and member privileges at local country and yacht clubs, perfect for taking full advantage of Highland Beach’s balmy waterfront location.  

Single-family houses, typically facing the intracoastal with expansive views of marshes and nature reserves, often come with dedicated dock access and the privacy of a gated community. Traditional-for-the-area Spanish- and Mediterranean-style architecture abounds here. Highland Beach real estate shoppers will love upscale features like marble flooring, built-in grills and sprinkler systems to maintain an immaculate lawn. A handful of older multi-family units are available, too, with tennis courts, private garages and interior upgrades such as granite countertops, oak flooring and stainless steel appliances.  

Highland Beach history


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Once a haven for pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries, Highland Beach remained undeveloped through the late 1800s. Local wildlife like sea turtles and birds—along with groves of wild oranges—thrived along the beachfront locale used primarily as a transit point for mailmen bringing letters and packages between Miami and Palm Beach.

The completion of the East Coast Railway by Henry Flagler in 1896 forever changed the course of Highland Beach’s history. In the early 1900s, a group of Japanese immigrants settled into present-day Highland Beach, taking full advantage of a local development boom that turned useless swamp lands into viable housing tracts. With a focus on pineapple and vegetable farming, the small community continued to grow and prosper through the first half of the 20th century.

Highland Beach, named after the location’s 20- to 25-foot elevation over the waterfront at high tide, incorporated in 1949 and soon gathered much-needed funds for a community water source. With a constant supply of valuable water, property value skyrocketed in the latter half of the 20th century—bringing more residents to the idyllic oceanfront neighborhood and giving the narrow strip of land its present-day makeup of enticing residential properties.

Highland Beach restaurants

Highland Beach’s emphasis on residential properties means dining options are mostly located just across the intracoastal waterway in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Nevertheless a few upscale offerings do exist closer to home. Latitudes on Highland Beach, situated in the Holiday Inn, offers stunning views of the oceanfront, live entertainment and a popular Sunday brunch. Locals rave about the diversity of the restaurant’s seafood bar and unique cocktails, which are served in an island-themed setting with ocean-blue upholstery, floor-to-ceiling windows and a boardwalk leading directly to the beach.

The Delray Beach Club, sitting on the fringes of Highland Beach’s north boundary, provides three dining choices for any occasion. For an upscale and tranquil setting within view of the Atlantic Ocean, the aptly-named Ocean Room serves lunch and dinner with menu favorites including lobster specials, lamb chops and themed Italian nights. The more casual Grille Room and Terrace dishes up lighter fare like fried shrimp and sandwiches. You’ll also find the poolside bar perfect for quick bites and drinks paired with a tropical ambience and various social events.

Highland Beach events

With straight-from-the-grill hot dogs and ice-cold drinks, Highland Beach’s annual Spring Fling Community Event brings locals together every April for a day of outdoor fun. The event is the perfect combination of helpful services, like pet registration and free paper shredding, and family-friendly activities such as arts, crafts and face-painting. A pop-up book sale, which benefits local community efforts, also gives attendees a chance to purchase cheap reads while helping a good cause.

With weekly movie showings, live concerts and art exhibits, the Highland Beach Public Library is a can’t-miss spot for a smattering of local events and a chance to mingle with neighbors. Family-friendly movies play every Friday, while rotating art exhibits feature grand openings with a formal reception and refreshments. For a chance to enjoy poetry readings, classical piano pieces and other performances from local artists, make sure to visit the library for live entertainment every Tuesday afternoon.

Living in Highland Beach
The South Florida neighborhood of Highland Beach is graced with a small town feel with tree-lined streets, upscale dining options and plenty of coastline for lazy days at the beach, water sports and boating activities. The narrow slice of land, bracketed by the intracoastal waterway and Atlantic Ocean, is mostly residential with a smattering of local amenities like a popular public library and post office.

A very large residential building next to the municipal complex in Highland Beach” style=


Conveniently located between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, the neighborhood enjoys close proximity to two of South Florida’s major employment, entertainment and transportation hubs via Interstate 95. With equal doses of seclusion and access to all the area’s perks, Highland Beach gives real estate shoppers a great choice for their next home.


Highland Beach real estate


A view of the ocean in Highland Beach” style=

Towering beachside luxury condos, smaller multi-family units and a handful of single-family homes characterize Highland Beach real estate options. With wraparound covered balconies, vaulted ceilings and open floor plans, modern condos for sale in Highland Beach offer plenty of enticing interior features. They also boast amenities like heated pools, tranquil rooftop terraces and member privileges at local country and yacht clubs, perfect for taking full advantage of Highland Beach’s balmy waterfront location.  

Single-family houses, typically facing the intracoastal with expansive views of marshes and nature reserves, often come with dedicated dock access and the privacy of a gated community. Traditional-for-the-area Spanish- and Mediterranean-style architecture abounds here. Highland Beach real estate shoppers will love upscale features like marble flooring, built-in grills and sprinkler systems to maintain an immaculate lawn. A handful of older multi-family units are available, too, with tennis courts, private garages and interior upgrades such as granite countertops, oak flooring and stainless steel appliances.  

Highland Beach history


A canal with waterfront houses and yachts in the water in Highland Beacht” style=


Once a haven for pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries, Highland Beach remained undeveloped through the late 1800s. Local wildlife like sea turtles and birds—along with groves of wild oranges—thrived along the beachfront locale used primarily as a transit point for mailmen bringing letters and packages between Miami and Palm Beach.

The completion of the East Coast Railway by Henry Flagler in 1896 forever changed the course of Highland Beach’s history. In the early 1900s, a group of Japanese immigrants settled into present-day Highland Beach, taking full advantage of a local development boom that turned useless swamp lands into viable housing tracts. With a focus on pineapple and vegetable farming, the small community continued to grow and prosper through the first half of the 20th century.

Highland Beach, named after the location’s 20- to 25-foot elevation over the waterfront at high tide, incorporated in 1949 and soon gathered much-needed funds for a community water source. With a constant supply of valuable water, property value skyrocketed in the latter half of the 20th century—bringing more residents to the idyllic oceanfront neighborhood and giving the narrow strip of land its present-day makeup of enticing residential properties.

Highland Beach restaurants

Highland Beach’s emphasis on residential properties means dining options are mostly located just across the intracoastal waterway in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Nevertheless a few upscale offerings do exist closer to home. Latitudes on Highland Beach, situated in the Holiday Inn, offers stunning views of the oceanfront, live entertainment and a popular Sunday brunch. Locals rave about the diversity of the restaurant’s seafood bar and unique cocktails, which are served in an island-themed setting with ocean-blue upholstery, floor-to-ceiling windows and a boardwalk leading directly to the beach.

The Delray Beach Club, sitting on the fringes of Highland Beach’s north boundary, provides three dining choices for any occasion. For an upscale and tranquil setting within view of the Atlantic Ocean, the aptly-named Ocean Room serves lunch and dinner with menu favorites including lobster specials, lamb chops and themed Italian nights. The more casual Grille Room and Terrace dishes up lighter fare like fried shrimp and sandwiches. You’ll also find the poolside bar perfect for quick bites and drinks paired with a tropical ambience and various social events.

Highland Beach events

With straight-from-the-grill hot dogs and ice-cold drinks, Highland Beach’s annual Spring Fling Community Event brings locals together every April for a day of outdoor fun. The event is the perfect combination of helpful services, like pet registration and free paper shredding, and family-friendly activities such as arts, crafts and face-painting. A pop-up book sale, which benefits local community efforts, also gives attendees a chance to purchase cheap reads while helping a good cause.

With weekly movie showings, live concerts and art exhibits, the Highland Beach Public Library is a can’t-miss spot for a smattering of local events and a chance to mingle with neighbors. Family-friendly movies play every Friday, while rotating art exhibits feature grand openings with a formal reception and refreshments. For a chance to enjoy poetry readings, classical piano pieces and other performances from local artists, make sure to visit the library for live entertainment every Tuesday afternoon.

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