Though many of the golf courses reside in private, gated communities such as Mirasol Country Club, PGA National, Old Palm Golf Club, Old Marsh, BallenIsles, Frenchmen’s Creek, Frenchmen’s Reserve, and East Pointe Country Club, Palm Beach Gardens Sandhill Crane Golf Club features a newly redesigned public course overlooking the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve. Guests at PGA National Resort are privy to play any of the four courses within the PGA National community, including the famous Championship Course, a Jack Nicklaus design known for the challenging “Bear Trap.” The fifth golf course associated with PGA National is off site and is located nearby in Bayhill Estates. Other nearby municipal greens include a Joe Lee design at Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter and a Jack Nicklaus Signature course at North Palm Beach Country Club.
Apart from golf, Palm Beach Gardens is also well known for its recreational facilities, premier shopping, swanky restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Home to tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams, Palm Beach Gardens fittingly features a world-class public tennis facility that boasts 18 hydro-grid courts and numerous accolades. Most of the private country club communities also highlight the sport of tennis with amazing amenities and certified, professional tennis trainers. Not leaving out the third country club sport of swimming, Palm Beach Gardens swimming facility, located at Burns Road Recreation Center, features a lap pool, play pool, water slides, and splash park. Synchronized swimming competitions and the city’s Mako swim team are highly lauded as the county’s best.
Families in Palm Beach Gardens appreciate the well-maintained parks, which include Mirasol Park and Recreation Center, Lilac Park, Burns Road Recreation Park, City Park, Gardens Park, Lake Catherine Park and Sports Complex, Skate Park, Oaks Park, PGA National Park, Sandhill Crane Access Park, and Thompson River Linear Park. Each park features playgrounds and green space, and some host seasonal sports. Gardens Park houses eight baseball fields, batting cages, a concession stand, restroom facilities, and multi-purpose field. With expertly maintained fields, Gardens Park and PBG Youth Baseball proudly hosted the little league 2016 Cal Ripkin World Series. Nearby, Lake Catherine Sports Complex houses six softball / baseball fields, a concession stand, playground, restroom facilities, meeting rooms, and picnic area. City Park is best known for its tennis courts, racquet and handball courts, and basketball courts. Inside the neighborhood of PGA National, the PGA Park features a popular play park, walking trails, and multi-use fields for soccer and football leagues. Across from PGA National, the recently renovated Mirasol Park and Recreation Center has lighted outdoor basketball courts, baseball fields, restroom facilities, pavilions, walking trails, and fields for lacrosse, soccer, and flag football. Recreational programs and sports leagues exist for all ages.
Often referred to as the restaurant corridor, PGA Boulevard is peppered with a wide variety of dining establishments such as Rocco’s Tacos, Vic and Angelo’s, Spoto’s Oyster Bar, Three Forks, Saito’s, The Cooper, Café Chardonnay, Patty Mac’s, Christopher’s Kitchen, Capital Grille, Cool’a Fish Bar, Yard House, Waterway Café, and Season’s 52. The city is also notorious for its high-end shopping that includes several funky boutiques along PGA Boulevard, Downtown at the Gardens, and the Gardens Mall. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s, the Gardens Mall features specialty stores such as Tiffany & Company, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, Vera Bradley, Robert Graham, Pandora, Lululemon Athletica, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Chanel, Gucci, and many more luxury retail shops. Adjacent to the mall, Downtown at the Gardens is an open air shopping area with hip restaurants, locally owned boutiques, ice-cream shops, Whole Foods Market, and Cobb Movie Theater. The outdoor complex commonly hosts live music, fashion shows, dog-friendly outings, carousel rides, train rides, and holiday events.
Parents in Palm Beach Gardens are pleased to send their children to the city’s A-rated school system, which includes Timber Trace Elementary, Marsh Pointe Elementary, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary, Watson B. Duncan Middle, Hal Watkins Middle, Dwyer High School and Palm Beach Gardens High School. All the elementary schools are top notch, and Duncan Middle School has a financial magnet program. Similarly, Palm Beach Gardens High School has a highly-esteemed medical magnet program, and Dwyer High School features specialty programs for construction, culinary arts, junior ROTC, and early childhood teacher education.
Though Palm Beach Gardens is growing in popularity and exploding with new infrastructure, Palm Beach Gardens is committed to preserving more than 30% of its land as green space. The town marvelously marries Florida’s natural foliage with luxury modernization and amenities, all while keeping a rural, small town vibe. Homes for sale in Palm Beach Gardens range from $125,000 for a one or two bedroom condo to more than $12 million for a custom estate.