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Get to know Highland Beach

Very appropriately, Highland Beach sits on high land by the beach. Where barefoot mail carriers once strode the sand — part of a regular route between Palm Beach and Miami— this South Florida town is now a residential paradise. Homes sit near the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway, which bound Highland Beach on either side. In fact, there are more square feet of water than land in Highland Beach, making it ideal for fans of a water-based lifestyle. Yamato Rock, a meteor-like limestone outcropping right off the shore, is popular for fishing and snorkeling. Things move at a relaxed gait in Highland Beach, exemplified by an absence of traffic lights, a speed equally adored by residents and the protected sea turtles who nest on the beach. For a change of pace, the dual hubs of Boca Raton and Delray Beach await right across the Intracoastal.

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Living in The Palm Beaches

When the Spanish brigantine “Providencia” ran aground in 1878 with a cargo of 20,000 coconuts, early settlers planted most of them in the sand, sprouting the spindly non-native trees that would come to define South Florida’s preeminent paradise playground. From a singular, namesake enclave on Lake Worth Lagoon grew a cluster of mainland and barrier island communities that would come to collectively be known as The Palm Beaches. What was once predominantly a winter haven for Northeast magnates and moguls is today a thriving metropolitan region, welcoming residents and sojourners alike with world-class culture, a thriving economy, and the quintessential climate to maximize your time outdoors. Whether deep sea fishing off Jupiter Inlet, hitting the links off PGA Boulevard, or mounting on horseback in Wellington, there’s little one can’t enjoy year-round.