Palm Shores Blog
There’s a 55+ community called Palm Shores in Boynton Beach, Florida that’s situated on the corner of Military Trail and Gateway Blvd. The town is located between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, was built by the developer Oriole in 1989-1991 and it took approximately 2 years to complete. The development was being built to accommodate 222 single family 2 and 3 bedroom homes with garages, and these amazing huge Patios (out here they call them Florida Rooms). The clubhouse filled with activities such as card games, arts and crafts, billiards, shows, shuffleboard, tennis courts, water aerobics, etc., and a large beautiful Pool and Jacuzzi area overlooking the lake. In no time, the homes sold out and this little community called Palm Shores in Boynton Beach was on its way to becoming a charming neighborhood.
Many home buyers flocked to Palm Shores in Boynton Beach back then as it was a reasonably priced, brand new development being built in southeast Florida, built specifically to cater to the needs and lifestyle of Seniors. It most certainly attracted my mother who was a New Yorker at the time, as she was one of the residents to flock here as well, and it’s been our family home for over 23 years now. Back then, Boynton Beach was not as populated as it is now, and it was very common to see plots of surrounding farm areas where you could drive on any of the main roads and see pastures of land and farm animals, mostly horses and cows. Living in the New York City area, I remember my very first visit to Palm Shores back in 1990 thinking, “Mom-what were you thinking – there’s nothing here but land and cows.” I laugh now when I think back on that statement to how the area has been built up over time.
Today that little community called Palm Shores in Boynton Beach is still just as beautiful and quaint as it was back in 1990. The owners take pride in their neighborhood, and the adorable little winding streets, beautiful landscaping, and a no zero lot line community enhances its’ appeal even further. It’s definitely not a cookie cutter development that’s for sure. Of course the surrounding area has been built up since then, and any type of food, restaurant or shopping are only minutes away now. The location is great as it’s close to I-95, the Florida Tpke, minutes to mall and the ocean, and only a 15 minute drive to the West Palm Beach airport. What more could you ask for, and it’s still… a reasonably priced development in Boynton Beach with all of its features.
Congratulations to the little community called Palm Shores in Boynton Beach at Gables End for keeping the development more than just a community, but a neighborhood we call home.
If you would like any information on the development, or would like to know what homes might be available for sale in Palm Shores, you can contact me directly at 561-254-9749