SANDY BEACHES AND SO MUCH MORE
South Florida Activities
Explore everything there is to do!
South Florida is known for its beautiful sandy beaches. There are several of them located in close proximity to our 55+ active adult retirement community. You may also consider spending the day exploring many of the quiet inland lakes our region has to offer.
If you’re into adventure and excitement, your surroundings are perfectly suited for daily outings and local travel. If you’re into jogging or golf, we’ve got that too. Need to be reassured on medical facilities, we have many from which to choose from, including a VA hospital right across the street. If shopping is always on your mind, you’ll find everything you’re looking for within short distance of the Palm Lake Co-op.
Looking to spend a little more time exploring? Here are some south Florida activities and destinations you may want to consider… Jupiter Island is 15 miles (25 km) from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale is easy to get to and is only 35 miles away (60 km). If you’d like to spend some time in Miami, it’s about an hour away, 55 miles South of our central location (90 km).
Take a look at some of the wonderful south Florida activities, which can be easily accessed from your Palm Lake Co-op home base.
BEACHES & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
The Beach at Singer Island
Named after sewing machine magnate Paris Singer, Singer Island is an oceanfront neighborhood that’s part of the city of Riviera Beach. The island offers an amazing combination of scenic beauty, including seven miles of immaculate beaches and high-end hotels and resorts.
Jupiter is a town located in northern Palm Beach County. As you can imagine, residents of this town get very tired of planet jokes. The town originally was named for the Hobe Indian tribe. Mapmakers misinterpreted the Spanish spelling “Jobe” of the Indian name “Hobe” and recorded it as “Jove”. Subsequent mapmakers further misinterpreted the term to mean the Roman god Jupiter. So the town became famous with the name Jupiter. While exploring Jupiter, you’ll enjoy visiting Bush Wildlife. a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and natural resources.
Palm Beach County in Florida has the highest number of golf courses among all the counties. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods also live here. The PGA has its headquarters situated in Palm Beach Gardens as well. West Palm Beach offers some wonderful golf courses, including:
• Trump International Golf Club
• Bear Lakes Country Club
• Ibis Golf and Country Club
• West Palm Beach Golf Course
• Okeeheelee Golf Course
• Emerald Dunes Golf Club
Your favourite teams are here!
If sports are high on your list of priorities, you won’t need to drive far from our 55+ active adult retirement community to find them! South Florida has three professional sports teams for your enjoyment.
Your favourite teams are all here: Baseball, Football, Hockey, name it! It’s game on, as they’re ready to provide high-level action and entertainment. Go ahead, have a seat, grab a beer, sip a soda and enjoy the game!
Don’t miss the famous Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium (Jupiter), featuring your favourite baseball teams:
• Palm Beach Cardinals
• Florida Marlins
• St.-Louis Cardinals
• Jupiter Hammerheads
Are you an NBA fan? It’s easy to go out and root for Florida’s teams…
• Miami Heat
• Orlando Magic
Your favourite Football teams are at your doorstep…
• Jacksonville Jaguars
• Miami Dolphins
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers
• Florida Panthers
There are some nice paths, some of which are paved, some not, in and around West Palm Beach. An ideal getaway from the hectic traffic where you can safely run, jog, walk and relax. Some of the best known jogging routes in the West Palm Beach area are: Palm Beach Lake Trail, Flagler Drive, Singer Island Trail, Dyer County Park, Okeeheelee County Park.
Enjoy the Florida Wildlife
Florida is a bird watcher’s paradise, counting some 500 native species of birds and dozens of established exotic species as well. There’s also an abundance of alligators in Florida, some of which can be seen basking in the sun on local canals and riverbanks, as well as on the shores of nearby lakes. Mammals, such as otters, opossums, manatees, fox squirrels, raccoons, white-tailed deer, key deer, and armadillos are also commonly seen throughout Florida. Turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs, insects, fish and sharks are also part of the local wildlife – just so you know!
The lake is situated to the west of Palm Beach and derives its name from the Hitchiti Indian wordsoki for water and chubi for big, that is, “big water”. After Lake Michigan, it’s the second-largest freshwater lake entirely within the boundary of the continental United States. Find out more about the lake’s activities, including great fishing.
For theatre and the performing arts enthusiasts, the Kravis Centre for the Performing Arts. is an outstanding location to enjoy an evening out on the town. Located in West Palm Beach, Kravis Centre for the Performing Arts enjoys a great national and international reputation. The Kravis Centre holds more than 800 events annually which are attended by over 500,000 patrons.