With its close proximity to the Gulfstream waters off Florida’s East Coast, The Palm Beaches are the undisputed epicenter for word-class angling. Sports fishermen from around the globe are drawn to the bountiful Atlantic waters and the Bahamas nearby. Whether it’s flyfishing for bonefish on the Bahamian flats, deep dropping along the continental shelf for tile fish or offshore trolling for big game tuna or billfish, experienced anglers find the perfect homeport in The Palm Beaches.
World-Class Fishing Destination
The Palm Beaches are a hot spot for some of the most sought-after species and offer a variety of fishing excursions year-round. From kite fishing rigs extended from towering outriggers to electronic deep-drop reels for bottom fishing, every day brings a new adventure for serious anglers. Plentiful local catches include mahi mahi, grouper, tripletail, kingfish, and snapper. For the ultimate thrill, The Palm Beaches are also a part of Sailfish Alley, where record-size sailfish congregate closest to shore. Inshore waters, bridges and local structures attract tarpon, redfish, snook, pompano, and more.
Top-Rated Events and Tournaments
The Palm Beaches are also well-known for their annual fishing tournaments, bringing the sport’s top fishing teams to the area to compete in high-stakes tournaments for impressive rewards. From November through May, numerous annual Sailfish and Billfish tournaments occur along the east coast, including the Silver Sailfish Derby in January. For those looking to target game species like wahoo, kingfish, and mahi mahi, the KDW Classic in June, the Kingfish Mayhem Pro Series, and more provide plentiful competitions.
Additionally, the Palm Beach International Boat Show is a favored yearly event, featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories. Lining the marinas at Flagler Drive, this event brings hundreds of boats from around the world, including superyachts nearly 300 feet in length.
Intracoastal Waterway Boating Access
The waterways within The Palm Beaches are world-renowned for both their scenic beauty and their connectivity. Two major inlets lead from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway, allowing easy access to any inshore or offshore adventure. Not only is Palm Beach Gardens a destination unto itself, but the area’s prime location puts the city near other world-class locales. Day trips to Fort Lauderdale and The Bahamas are a breeze, just 37 and 55 nautical miles away respectively. The Florida Keys are also a popular weekend destination, with vibrant city life and numerous fishing excursions to explore.
Waterfront Restaurants Abound
After a long day spent out on the water, The Palm Beaches’ reputation for delectable fine dining is sure to please any discerning palate. Reminisce the day’s activities while watching the sunset over the water at Sailfish Marina, River House, and Seasons 52. Or cruise over to Jupiter’s 1000 North, Love Street, or U-Tiki to enjoy tropical libations while planning the next offshore adventure.
Underwater and Above Water Adventures
Whether paddle boarding the Intracoastal Waterway or snorkeling offshore, a long list of watersports guarantees plenty of entertainment for visiting family and friends. The area’s warm, clear waters boast one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world, ensuring spectacular diving and spearfishing experiences for any age and skill level. Whether you’re swimming alongside sea turtles or exploring the spectacular coral formations at Peanut Island, Coral Cove Park, and The Breakers, unforgettable moments abound for the entire family. Experienced divers can venture even further to explore Phil Foster Park’s underwater sculptures, and Cable Crossing’s natural coral reefs and caves. The reefs and ocean waters are also popular destinations for spearfishing, including Palm Beach Triangle, Nunns Ledge, and Larsens Valley.
New Marina-Front Residences Make an Ideal Home Port
Mere minutes to the Palm Beach Inlet, Landing at PGA Waterway provides the rare opportunity for a waterfront homeport, where residents can lease a limited collection of boat slips within their own backyard. Accommodating vessels up to 75 ft. in length, future residents will enjoy an unprecedented waterfront lifestyle, with resort-style amenities, including a 100-foot infinity-edge heated pool, a waterfront private Intracoastal Waterway park, a multi-level Clubhouse, and a myriad of attentive services that ensure luxury at every turn.
From a private entry foyer and insulated glass to multi-zone air conditioning systems and smart home automation, every aspect of these 98 spacious condominium residences has been designed for energy efficiency and convenience. Each ultra-luxe three, four, and five-bedroom residence is designed for optimal enjoyment and entertainment, with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces providing elevated and unobstructed views of the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. Landing at PGA Waterway’s residential levels will rise above two floors of parking, where each resident has two dedicated parking spaces with service available for EV rapid car charging stations.
Residences at Landing at PGA Waterway start at $3.9M with pre-sales to commence June 1st. The project is slated to break ground in the third quarter of 2022. Join the VIP list to stay updated and be included as more information is released. Please visit LandingPGAWaterway.com or call 561-403-1011 for more information.
As Featured in The Palm Beach Post, Contributed by Kimberly Miller.
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A coveted scratch of waterfront property will soon sprout three ultra-luxury condos by prolific and charismatic builder Dan Catalfumo, who called the indulgent Landing at PGA Waterway his legacy.
About 11 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway at PGA Boulevard that was once home to Panama Hattie’s Seafood House and Rum Bar is the site for Catalfumo’s latest development, which he describes as 98 opulent “residences in the sky.”
A rendering of the Landing at PGA Waterway, a new luxury waterfront community on the Intracoastal Waterway Catalfumo Companies. Residences start at
Although the proposal, which includes a marina and 23 boat slips, still faces a final approval in May by Palm Beach County commissioners, Catalfumo is confident it will be endorsed.
“It’s going through the process, but everyone loves it. It’s zoned for 128 units – we’re only dong 98,” Catalfumo said. “I’ve had this vision to do something that hasn’t been done before, and we’re going full steam ahead.”
The six-story buildings on the east side of the Intracoastal south of PGA Boulevard will have 850 feet of waterfront with boat slips available for vessels up to 75 feet long. Amenities include an infinity-edge pool, spa, fitness center, waterfront clubhouse, lounge and on-site concierge services. Plans call for 350 underground parking spaces.
With prices starting at nearly $4 million, buyers can choose from eight-floor plans ranging from 3,100 to 5,000 square feet. Units include 12-foot wraparound balconies, open floor plans showcasing panoramic waterfront views, a smart-home control system and chef-worthy kitchens.
“We had a professional chef come in and look at the floor plans and he was really impressed,” Catalfumo said. “I told him, ‘I’m Italian – I cook every night.’ “Catalfumo said he finished assembling a handful of properties in October with a deed filed reflecting a purchase of seven parcels for $33 million.
The project site has a tumultuous history.
Previous owner and Harbourside Place developer Nicholas Mastroianni III faced criticism for demolishing Panama Hattie’s, which closed in 2014. Later, Palm Beach Gardens sued Palm Beach County over its approval for 70 condos originally submitted by Mastroianni for the site, which has remained vacant.
Catalfumo also traveled a bumpy road after the 2007 recession forced him to sell off properties and tussle with lenders to settle debts. But in 2019, he was back with plans for PGA Station at the southeast corner of PGA Boulevard and RCA Boulevard, where he’s building 400 apartments and a new office building.
He said he wants the Landing at PGA Waterway to be upscale elegance beyond what anyone has seen in Palm Beach County – a tall order considering the posh homes of tony Palm Beach, Jupiter Island and Manalapan.
A rendering of the Landing at PGA Waterway. Amenities include an infinity-edge pool, spa, fitness center, waterfront clubhouse, lounge and on-site concierge services. Residences start at $3.9 million.
“We truly said we want something that can’t be reproduced,” Catalfumo said. “If you can dream it, we’ve got it. It’s that simple.”
Brad Hunter, president of Hunter Housing Economics, said there is a huge demand for new luxury waterfront development in Palm Beach County.
“The luxury condo market has been strong for decades, so that’s not entirely new, but I will say also that the luxury market in Palm Beach County is absolutely on fire now because of the influx of people we’ve seen from New York and other points in the Northeast,” Hunter said. “It’s a continuation of a trend, but it’s been thrown into high gear.”
Hunter noted companies such as Goldman Sachs bringing well-paid workers to Palm Beach County as one reason for the uptick in demand for luxury housing. Other financial services and private equity firms including Point 72and Elliott Management are putting down roots in West Palm Beach.
Last month, the leader of mortgage lender NewDay USA bought the entire 7-story Crystal condominium on the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach for $16.92 million. NewDay USA is expected to bring 600 jobs to Palm Beach County. It was unclear last month what the new building, which had never been lived in, will be used for.
“The market is 100% there right now, especially in the luxury sector,” said Talbot Sutter, president and broker of Sutter and Nugent real estate. “We just listed a $4.5 million condo in The Bear’s Club and have people seeing it from all over the world.”
The Bear’s Club is an upscale gated golf community in Jupiter.
In March, 148 condominiums or townhomes sold for $1 million or more, according to a report from Florida Realtors. That’s an 18% increase in that price range from March 2021. About 295 single-family homes sold for $1 million or more last month, which is a 6.5% increase from the previous year.
Kevin Spina, director of The Spina Group at the Keyes Company, which is handling sales for the Landing at PGA Waterway, said the development’s more than 800 feet of waterfront is “unheard of” in northern Palm Beach County.
“You cannot beat this location,” Spina said.
The sales center for the Landing at PGA Waterway is scheduled to open in June, with the residences finished by late 2024.
Residences at Landing at PGA Waterway start at $3.9M with pre-sales to commence June 1st. The project is slated to break ground in the third quarter of 2022.
As Featured in Forbes, Contributed by Peter Lane Taylor.
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Contrary to various public misconceptions, Mar-a-Lago—the exclusive Atlantic oceanfront resort that frequently served as former President Donald Trump’s “Winter White House”—didn’t make Palm Beach, Florida’s lavish real estate and lifestyle famous for the first time around.
The Sunshine State’s “Playground for the Wealthy” long has been uber-posh, dating back to the late 1880s when oil tycoon Henry Flagler first built The Breakers and The Royal Poinciana Hotel which eventually became the centerpieces of his luxury, southern hospitality empire catering to northern old money and spawning the now infamous “Billionaire’s Row”.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise either that even after Trump’s 2020 Oval Office departure, Palm Beach’s luxury real estate market isn’t showing any signs of decelerating even if Air Force One isn’t landing in town anymore.
Writ large, part of the froth is because South Florida in general has been on a bull market run since even before the pandemic.
Low taxes, warm weather, business friendly regulations, and burgeoning innovation ecosystems were already luring finance firms, tech start-ups, and executives to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, and Orlando before 2020 as fast as California and New York could shed them. COVID-19 just widened the highways and threw away the speed limits.
The compounding in-migration over past few years, however, has resulted in one of the most unsubtle real estate ironies here in decades: after years of booms, busts, and frequently tumbling prices, South Florida now has a big-time housing and inflation crisis that few people were anticipating.
At the highest ends in places like Palm Beach—a.k.a. “Wall Street South”—where billionaires, CEOs, sports stars, and celebrities like Tiger Woods, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Wynn, Jon Bon Jovi, and Ken Griffin have been digging in for years, the supply crunch is even more acute.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Palm Beach County’s luxury, single-family homes sales—including Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Islands—have increased by 53.5% year-over-year while the average time on market has plummeted to 58 days in the first quarter of 2022, a 57.2% year-over-year drop. In North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens specifically, where only 89 active single-family listings are currently active, home sales are up 68% year-over-year with total volume jumping from $678 million to $1.34 billion.
Similarly eye-popping, the numbers for Palm Beach County’s mid- and high-rise condo sub-market aren’t far behind: average days on market decreased by 41% in 2021 over the same period in 2020, while first quarter 2022 luxury condo closings are up 54% from 2020.
Developers and real estate investors are rightly trying to keep up.
Related Group recently announced plans to bring a new Ritz-Carlton Residences high rise to West Palm Beach, while South Flagler House, a $400 million luxury condominium, is on track to become one of the most expensive residential developments in the U.S.
Meanwhile, multi-million dollar condo projects that have been under construction for years are well-timed to start absorbing buyers starting in the next few months, like Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences, SeaGlass, Nautilus 220, Icon, La Clara, Forte, and Alba.
Notwithstanding all of this new inventory, however, a lot of the long-term drivers behind Palm Beach’s supply crisis aren’t easily tractable—which other similarly tight and tony zip codes in Silicon Valley, Long Island, and Los Angeles could learn from. Many of the buildings about open up were sold out months ago or pre-sold pre-pandemic so they’re not even putting a dent in existing or future demand.
Land is also scarce, sprawling, multi-generational estates are common, and most residents who have lived here for years whether full or part-time roundly agree that if you already own one of the few waterfront properties available why not hold onto it, especially when price appreciation is outpacing the bull stock market?
Each of these factors individually is an incentive for developers to build. But for locals collectively, they’re a glaring red light not to sell, particularly when it comes to single-family homes and estates. There’s also no small bit of NIMBYism (“Not In My Back Yard”) invisibly at work here when it comes to the prospect of denser, more overtly visible developments.
All of which means that every new Palm Beach luxury real estate project which adds new inventory while simultaneously satisfying the increasing demand for larger floor plans, hotel-style amenities, and waterfront views at scale is great for prospective buyers and companies looking to relocate here—and even better for the developers building them.
This fundamental shift—from South Florida’s historically dense condo model to full-floor, all-glass, single-family, high-tech, high- and mid-rise “residences”—a.k.a. “homes in the sky”—is no small turning point. Developers will need to change their design, technology, and financing paradigms. Buyers will need to be patient.
What is clear to anyone paying attention, however, is that these trends for more space, more resort-level, work-from-home luxuries, better, high-touch service, deeper experiences, and longer horizon investing on the part of buyers are here to stay.
Given this context, the announcement by long-time Palm Beach-based developer Catalfumo Companies that it’s just launched the Landing at PGA Waterway is huge news for one of America’s most inventory starved cities.
“Palm Beach Gardens has become the ultimate, luxury real estate enclave in South Florida,” says founder Dan Catalfumo. “It’s now attracting even more refined and notable individuals relocating to the area. And from this came the inspiration for Landing at just the right time.”
The Landing will offer 98 flow-through three, four, and five-bedroom residences ranging from 3,100 to 5,000 square feet spread out over three, 6-story buildings on the last remaining 11 contiguous acres of open land in Palm Beach Gardens directly on the Intracoastal Waterway with yacht access to Lake Worth, Palm Beach Inlet, and Jupiter Inlet.
The development will also include a private, 26-slip marina for power and sailboats up to 75′, 100-foot infinity-edge swimming pool, resort-style cabanas, a clubhouse, spa, guesthouse suites, high-tech in-unit features and finishes, and an on-site concierge.
If anything about the Landing at PGA Waterway sounds over-amenitized given Palm Beach’s supply crunch, it’s not.
“This is what today’s market and buyer demands,” says Kevin Spina, Sales Director of The Spina Team of Landing’s luxury “sky villa” approach to merging single-family home space and design with the amenities and service of a 5-star resort.
“Palm Beach County is now a flourishing hub as major companies are migrating to the ‘Wall Street of the South’. We are excited to bring Landing at PGA Waterway to this thriving market and anticipate that it will transform the way we understand and experience luxury waterfront living.”
Residences at Landing at PGA Waterway start at $3.9M with pre-sales to commence June 1st. The project is slated to break ground in the third quarter of 2022.
When commissioning the design of Landing at PGA Waterway, visionary developer Dan Catalfumo was crystal-clear in outlining his vision — to exceed all expectations for the design and delivery of this one-of-a-kind Palm Beach Gardens waterfront address. As the first and only marina-front residences along the Intracoastal Waterway near PGA Boulevard, not a single detail within this private waterfront enclave has been overlooked. See what Catalfumo and his world-class development team have planned for this unparalleled address.
Waterfront Living that Exceeds Expectations
Designed to engage residents with their surroundings, bespoke exterior amenities ensure an unprecedented waterfront lifestyle. Landing at PGA Waterway will be home to a limited collection of boat slips accommodating vessels up to 75 ft. in length. The awe-inspiring 100-foot infinity-edge swimming pool overlooks the glistening waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. This expansive heated pool is surrounded by an inviting sun deck, private poolside cabanas, resort-style chaise lounges, and upper-level gardens with yoga, a meditation lawn, and a putting green. A waterfront private Intracoastal Waterway park enjoys gated access to a day dock, a dog park, and gathering areas for outdoor grilling and entertainment.
Indoor Amenities Enhance Daily Life
From the moment residents arrive to this exceptional gated community, they are surrounded by an enviable collection of amenities designed to elevate and enhance every aspect of daily life. Each residence has two dedicated parking spaces with service available for EV rapid car changing stations. An extraordinary multi-level Clubhouse beckons residents to a life filled with endless luxuries, including a private dining room, social room, coffee bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, convenient business center, and private steam and sauna rooms. As an added convenience, natural gas generators in the common areas ensure residents stay comfortable and remain connected.
A Highly Serviced Lifestyle
Landing at PGA Waterway’s unmatched lifestyle would not be complete without attentive services designed to cater to residents’ every need. The on-site staff will include property management, valet, and concierge to arrange housekeeping, restaurant and entertainment reservations, personal shopping and much more. Deliveries will be seamless, with a drone pad for automated delivery services and a keypad-accessed package and parcel delivery room with refrigeration and warming drawers for food and grocery deliveries. A manned gated arrival entry and private access-controlled elevators into each residence ensures the ultimate peace of mind, and the added benefit of a turnkey lifestyle.
Technologically Advanced Residences
Complimenting the exquisite amenities and services offered, each of the 98 residences within Landing at PGA Waterway will be designed with an unwavering standard of tech-forward comforts. From the insulated glass to the multi-zone air conditioning system, every aspect of Landing at PGA Waterway has been designed for maximum energy efficiency. Smart home automation control systems allow personalization at the touch of a button of lighting, climate, audio, and visual systems.
Residents will arrive home to a private entry foyer with a 5’ wide pivot door. Spacious great rooms with gourmet kitchens create a seamless space for entertaining, featuring professional-grade Wolf® and Subzero® appliances, custom cabinetry, and a wet bar in select residences. The private and tranquil Owner’s suite features an individual temperature control, double walk-in closets with custom-designed cabinetry, and a spa-like bath retreat with imported marble flooring, and a free-standing soaking tub. Best of all, soaring floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces provide elevated and unobstructed views of the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, captivating owners with stunning natural beauty as they enter their private enclave.
Residences at Landing at PGA Waterway start at $3.9M with pre-sales to commence June 1st. The project is slated to break ground in the third quarter of 2022. Join the VIP list to stay updated and be included as more information is released. Please visit LandingPGAWaterway.com or call 561-403-1011 to learn more.