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Top 11 Neighborhood Amenities in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres (16 km2) and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice, Palm Beach City, was denied by the Florida Legislature, because of the similarity of the name to the nearby Palm Beach. MacArthur planned to build a "garden city" so he altered the name slightly. The city was incorporated as a "paper town" (meaning that it existed only on paper) in 1959. The 1960 Census recorded that the city officially had a population of one, apparently a squatter whom MacArthur had allowed to stay on his property. Rapid development took place in the 1960s. By 1970 the city had a population approaching 7,000 people. To showcase his new community, MacArthur purchased an 80-year-old banyan tree located in nearby Lake Park, that was to be cut down to enlarge a dentist's office. It cost $30,000 and 1,008 hours of manpower to move it. The median income for a household in the city was $59,776, and the median income for a family was $74,548 (these figures had risen to $69,630 and $83,715 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $50,045 versus $33,221 for females. The per capita income for the city was $42,975. About 3.5% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over. As of 2000, 89.27% of the population spoke only English at home; Spanish was spoken by 5.60% of the population, Italian by 1.00%, French by 0.83%, and German by 0.61%. Eleven other languages were spoken in the city, each of which are reported at less than 0.5%. Source taken from Wikipedia

PGA Marina Center

PGA MARINA is located in the center of Palm Beach Gardens on PGA blvd on the Intracoastal waterway. Its close facility to the Palm Beach Inlet offers, a in full service indoor and outdoor boat storage facility, as well as maintenance, ship store and fueling capabilities.

The Gardens Mall

The beautiful Gardens Mall, which is located on Pga Blvd. Right off I-95 and the florida turnpike. The Gardens Mall is an upscale, two-story, enclosed shopping mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Its anchors are Macy's, Sears, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, and it features more than 160 specialty shops and restaurants. (Site description based on Wikipedia)

Legacy Place

Legacy Place located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens is a beautiful luxurious gated community featuring one and two bedroom condominiums as well as three bedroom two and a half bath townhomes with Garages. In addition, the Legacy Place shops offer a vast variety of shopping as well as Publix Greenwise Market and Total Wine and Spirits.
Not to mention fabulous restaurants including Capital Grill, Coola Fishbar, Chili's, Fridays, Bagel Boys, Sal's Pizzeria, and many more!

Professional Golfers Association

The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA of America) is an American organization of golf professionals. Founded in 1916 and headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the PGA of America is made up of more than 28,000 men and women golf professional members. The PGA of America’s undertaking is to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.
(Site description based on Wikipedia)

Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman’s Creek also includes a private ocean-front Beach Club along with two 18-hole golf courses, 17 tennis courts, deepwater anchorage for boats and yachts, a 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) clubhouse, and a stand-alone 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) fitness and spa facility exclusively for member use.

Membership in the private club at Frenchman's Creek is limited exclusively to the 606 residences within the community. Frenchman's Creek is owned and operated by its equity members, thus establishing each Member as an owner in part of the common areas, Club and their related facilities. Membership in this Palm Beach country club is a family-style membership with golf, tennis and activities intended for use by every member of the immediate family. As a resident in the community, country club membership is mandatory. Members pay an Equity Fee, a portion of which is refundable and the non-refundable portion is a contribution to the Capital Reserve Fund. Members are billed annual club dues and POA maintenance fees established by the annual operating budget.
(Site description based on Wikipedia)

Ibis Golf & Country Club

Ibis Country Club located off Northlake Blvd. It offers a variety of amenities such as the state of the art Golf Courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and family. A beautiful all inclusive Country Club House. Over 1800 homes reside here and within 33 communities.


BallenIsles was originally the PGA National Golf Club (1964–1973), commissioned by Palm Beach Gardens patron John D. MacArthur as the home of the Professional Golfers Association. There are three courses, and the East Course, originally the Champions Course, hosted the World Cup Championship, 1971 PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship (1966–1973), and the first qualifying tournaments for the PGA Tour. The North and East courses were designed by Dick Wilson and Joe Lee, and the South course, recently redesigned by Gene Bates Golf Design, are reserved strictly for members and their guests. The current PGA National Golf Club is adjacent to the west. The East course, recently redesigned (2009) and rebuilt under the guidance of nationally recognized and award winning course golf architect Keith Foster, has received many awards. It is now being used as US Open qualifier as well as the home to the South Florida Junior Ryder Cup featuring the areas best junior golfers. (Site Description based on Wikipedia)

Palm Beach State College

In 1965, Palm Beach Junior College merged with Roosevelt Junior College, which was established in 1958 under President Britton Sayles to serve African American students. In 1968, control over the college passed from the Palm Beach County school district to a board of trustees. In 1978, the college opened its Belle Glade campus. The Palm Beach Gardens campus opened in 1982. In 1983, the college opened a campus adjacent to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. In 1988, the college's board of trustees changed the college's name to Palm Beach Community College.

The District Board of Trustees approved in June 2009 that the college's name should change in light of offering baccalaureate degrees. On September 8, 2009, the Board approved changing the name to Palm Beach State College. The new name officially took effect on January 12, 2010.
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Mirasol Country Club

The Country Club at Mirasol (also known as Mirasol) is a large, gated community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The community, developed by Taylor Woodrow, contains just under 1,200 homes and home sites on two championship golf courses along with natural preserves and lakes. Mirasol is spread over 2,300 acres (930 ha) on property previously owned by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The two 18-hole golf courses located in the community were designed by Arthur Hills and Tom Fazio.
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PGA National Resort Community

PGA National Golf Club, the home of the Professional Golfers' Association of America, is located at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In August 2006, Century Golf Partners in conjunction with Walton Street Capital, LLC and SCS Advisors, Inc. acquired the resort. The Golf Club facilities include four championship, 18-hole golf courses within PGA National.
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Old Palm Golf Club

Old Palm Golf Club is a 650-acre (260 ha) private residential golf community with an equity club located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States. The community was originally founded in 2004 by WCI, but in September 2010 was purchased by real estate investment group Clarion Partners.

Old Palm Golf Club adheres to the vision of John D. MacArthur, whose original plan for Palm Beach Gardens was to create a "garden city", with streets lined with flowers and trees.
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Top 11 Neighborhood Amenities in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida