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The Summit on Hollywood Beach: 1201 S.Ocean Drive

summit-park-view.jpg This 2 BR 2 Bath condo has just come on the market and is priced to sell in today’s soft market.It’s split plan, beautiful furnishings and great views are amazing for the price. And the 2 giant swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, and proximity to the Hollywood Boardwalk, are some of the amenities. Don’t forget the poolside restaurant open daily for breakfast and lunch. But mainly people want to live here for the unobstructed views of the ocean and the intracoastal, and being able to open your window and hear the ocean, ……just steps from your door.All this for about $230/SF!

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The Village at Gulfstream Park

Yesterday, the Aventura Marketing Council hosted an information session about what’s happening at Gulfstream. Looks pretty exciting.Ultimately comprising 1 million sq. ft., the “village” will be built in phases, with phase 1 being to be completed by February 2009. It will consist of :

Later phases are to include 2500-seat theater, with more retail, office and hotel units. Original plans for residential units were scrapped by the developer, and we all understand why. When the market turns around, as it surely will, those units may well be re-instated in the plan.On first view, the mediterranean village style (a mizner-type development) looks great, and who doesn’t look forward to the opening of new restaurants in the area. The big question mark: how well the developers and the city handle the traffic congestion that already exists, and is bound to be exascerbated?Check out the website: www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com

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Hollywood Boardwalk Latin Festival: September 16, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On my return from an exhilarating bike ride that included the Hollywood Boardwalk, I reflected on what an amazing asset the boardwalk is, and the rich cultural life we have in South Florida. The mix of languages and ethnicities, the beach/urban environment, and, of course the glorious weather, combine to make this a great place to live. I biked past all the vendors and exhibitors setting up for the Latin Festival that is taking place today, from noon to 8:00 pm.

So, if you’re looking for something to do, it’s not too late to get out there and enjoy Latin music, food and fun. See you there!

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Restaurants on the Hollywood Boardwalk or How to Eat Well and Stay Fit at the same time?

sunsetOxymoron, you say? No, Hollywood Boardwalk I say. Look, it’s this easy: pick your favorite eating place, and there are quite a few to choose from, and your preferred mode of working it off– jogging, rollerblading, biking, walking or swimming– and you have the perfect solution to keeping fit, dining out, and enjoying some ocean air with magnificent sunsets to cap it off. Doesn’t get much better.

Thai Sushi by the Beach or the SugarReef are among my personal favorites.

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Hollywood Beach Condo Sales: Is It Gloom & Doom or Hope on the Horizon?

hollywood condo sales We’ve all heard the expression “Numbers don’t lie” . but we also know that they can be used to prove different points of view, depending on the numbers you choose to emphasize and the point you’re trying to make. More than ever, professionals and consumer alike are being barraged by an onslaught of statistics, (we used to call them sadistics), including graphs, trend reports, etc— mostly telling us that inventory is up! prices are falling! sales are down!

But are there regional differences, or are all communities alike? Are there pockets of opportunity for the savvy buyers & sellers?

Using the graph as illustration, showing sales of waterfront condos in Hollywood, in particular those within the 33019 zip code, it is possible to focus on one area’s listing/sale ratios. Looking at the condo market priced between $250 to $600,000, I was surprised to discover that, although the average sales price had been trending down since last July, it had started to move from March/April in an upwards direction.

Does this mean the correction is flattening out, at least for this area, spelling GOOD NEWS for sellers, and a Call for buyers to ACT NOW.

To negotiate these murky market waters, it has never been more important to have the benefit of the expertise of a real estate professional. For further discussion on market data, please feel free to contact me at:

Ellen Windheim
[email protected]

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Josh’s Organic fruit & vegetable market right on the boardwalk in Hollywood


Add this gem of a farmer’s market to all the reasons why you should live near the Hollywood Boardwalk.

For about the last 4 and 1/2 years, Josh has been bringing fruits & veggies so fresh, they can be on your table within 24 hours of having been picked in the field. Organics don’t come any better or fresher, as Josh’s devotees congregate from near and far to sample wares and try juice concoctions made right on the spot, all within steps from the Atlantic Ocean.

Check out my future posts on Hollywood Beach & Boardwalk, and why I think it’s one of the best places in the world to adopt as your ‘hood.


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Baptized by Dunkin Donuts at Hollywood Beach Theatre

hollywood beach A walk along the newly upgraded Hollywood Broadwalk never fails to delight.

With the full moon casting its magic ( and blessings), on the ocean- side activities, a crowd of many on-lookers had gathered at the Hollywood Beach Theatre: the outdoor bandshell memorialized in that steamy crime mystery flick, Body Double. Many, like me, attracted by the music, or just the curiosity about an Event.

Then, I saw the banner, proclaiming a baptism on the Beach, sponsored by those papal hounds, Dunkin Donuts??? First, DD announces that they will ban transfats in their donuts, appealing to adherents of diet orthodoxy. Now, they’re wooing the baptismal crowd, complete with Christian rock band. And everyone, whatever their state of attire, or religious affiliation, wore smiles on their faces!

And that’s why I love the Hollywood Boardwalk! You never know what you’re going to find.

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