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Newsletter                                                May, 2018

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May is half gone and the seasons seem to fly by.  Summer is coming, the car trailers continue arriving, there's a flurry of dates to say good-bye to our snowbird friends and poof, the summer dinner specials start!
 
Read our article on Mounts Botanical Gardens under Things to Do.  For years we have wanted to go to there and earlier this month we enjoyed a lovely stroll through magical gardens directly below an airport flight path and nestled between shopping strip malls.  It's a little piece of heaven just around the corner.  Their current exhibit, Washed Ashore - Art to Save the Sea, through June 3rd is a definite must see.  
  
Best,
Laura & Tana

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Things to Do
Mounts Botantical Gardens  

Mounts Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in West Palm Beach, Florida.  It is Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public garden with over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants from six continents, including plants native to Florida, exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs, citrus and palms. Mounts is a component of the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service and is affiliated with the University of Florida.  Enjoy the gardens below and a often a special exhibit.
  • Butterfly Garden, where you will commonly find a dozen or so different species of butterflies at any given time
  • Rainbow Garden, arranged in a spectrum of color hues, this full sun garden showcases a wide variety of plants that grow well in Palm Beach County
  • Dry Stream Bed, allows water a cleansing path flowing through the landscape
  • An Edible Landscape, offers a wide variety of tropical fruits, seasonal vegetables, flowers and herbs that can be successfully grown in South Florida
  • Garden of Well Being, showcases plants that have made our lives better though taste, cosmetics, teas, medicinal use, dyes, ceremonies and folk remedies
  • Tropical Foliage Border, non-woody tropicals in two gently curving borders reliant on foliage color has a visual impact that lasts year-round
  • Garden of Extremes, features plants and materials often unique to extremes such as light and weather conditions
  • Rose and Fragrance Garden, pleases the eye while fragrance adds another level of indulgence
  • Our Island: Zimmerman Color and Shade Garden, provides color in the shade through foliage, diverse texture and flowers
  • Tropical Forest, lush foliage and ferns provide a feeling of a tropical forest, outdoor or living conservatory
  • Tropical Cottage Garden, traditional elements include an abundance of colorful flowering perennials, annuals and vines, cascading over arbors and trellises
  • Begonia Garden, highlights this popular plant which grows in the tropics along edges of forests or river banks
  • Florida Native Plant Garden, comprises a Native Plant Initiative demonstrating the wide variety of plants native to South Florida in a traditional, easy to understand landscape design
  • Mediterranean Garden, shows how to successfully grow Mediterranean plants or very reasonable substitutes that will thrive in the South Florida climate
  • O'Keeffe Rain Garden, demonstrates how we can improve the quality of all runoff water in our region
  • Trial Garden, where we evaluate plants for how well they will perform for the average gardener or landscape
  • Gazebo Garden, covered in dappled shade, foliage and flower color, this is the setting for many of the weddings held in the Garden
Mounts Botanical Garden
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach
(561) 233-1757 
 

REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Sales

Numbers definitely speak louder than words.  With 15 closed sales in April, what an amazing outlook for 2018.  Even with a bit of espected Summer slow down, we anticipate a banner year.  The sensational Clubhouse, opening in November, will be the icing on the cake!
 
BALLENISLES 2018 SALES*    
 

01/01/2018-4/30/18

#

ADDRESS

BR

BA

    SOLD $

    ORIG. $

   DATE

MKT TIME

1

112 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

2.5

   $208,000

   $299,900

01/05/2018

139

2

126 ORCHID CAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $605,000

   $659,000

01/12/2018

196

3

337 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $300,000

   $359,000

01/16/2018

124

4

124 SUNSET COVE LANE

4

2.5

   $325,000

   $365,000

01/19/2018

107

5

112 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $500,000

   $549,000

01/22/2018

5

6

43 SAINT THOMAS

5

5.5

$1,565,000

$1,795,000

01/31/2018

584

7

309 SUNSET BAY LANE

4

3.0

   $487,500

   $499,000

02/28/2018

64

8

116 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $601,486

   $750,000

02/28/2018

25

9

111D PALM POINT CIRCLE

3

3.0

   $320,000

   $409,000

03/01/2018

436

10

124 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

5

5.0

$1,073,493

$1,299,000

03/07/2018

242

11

54 ST GEORGE PLACE

4

4.5

$1,125,000

$1,199,000

03/15/2018

381

12

128 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

2.5

   $270,000

   $349,000

03/19/2018

91

13

1044 GRAND ISLE TERRACE

5

6.5

$1,300,000

$1,399,000

03/20/2018

48

14

105 VICTORIA BAY COURT

3

2.5

   $365,000

   $429,000

03/28/2018

198

15

126 CORAL CAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $365,000

   $399,000

04/05/2018

15

16

123B PALM BAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $400,000

   $425,000

04/05/2018

100

17

121C PALM BAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $410,000

   $490,000

04/05/2018

184

18

32 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $735,410

   $825.000

04/05/2018

21

19

38 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

4

3.5

   $655,000

   $725,000

04/05/2018

180

20

110 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

3

3.5

   $650,000

   $749,000

04/10/2018

144

21

20 SAINT JAMES DRIVE

3

3.5

$1,050,000

$1,149,000

04/12/2018

161

22

162 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

3

4.5

$1,040,000

$1,099,000

04/12/2018

74

23

337 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $475,000

   $499,000

04/19/2018

16

24

205 SUNSET BAY COURT

3

2.5

   $310,000

   $350,000

04/20/2018

11

25

123 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

3

3.0

   $650,000

   $769,000

04/20/2018

99

26

112 GRAND PALM WAY

3

3.5

$1,295,000

$1,350,000

0/23/2018

30

27

28 SAINT JAMES DRIVE

3

3.0

   $905,000

   $985,000

04/25/2018

198

28

150 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $650,000

   $689,000

04/7/2018

43

29

50 SOMERSET DRIVE

3

4.0

   $749,000

   $749,000

04/30/2018

9

     
*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 05/05/18.     
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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