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Get to know Singer Island

Though technically a peninsula, Singer Island is due north — and across the inlet from — the island of Palm Beach. In the 1920s, its windswept beaches caught the eye of sewing machine heir Paris Singer, who, along with architect Addison Mizner, chose it for a never-finished resort called the Blue Heron. The name lives on today through Blue Heron Boulevard, the main thoroughfare onto the island from mainland Riviera Beach. Because Singer Island developed later than surrounding communities, it built taller. Amenity-laden condominium towers flank its oceanfront, including the Ritz-Carlton Residences Palm Beach and the Saarinen-esque Tiara — the tallest building in Palm Beach County. Between that skyline, you'll find a few older, low-rise neighborhoods, along with a smattering of beachy bars and restaurants. Most commerce is concentrated on the south end of the island, including the popular Sailfish Marina and the shopping village by the public beach entrance.

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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.