Ellen Windheim
& Leonard Zackon

Ellen: 954-673-7136
[email protected]

Leonard: 954-673-7138
[email protected]


Local Resources

Jogging in Hollywood Fl

I just discovered a neat website for joggers.  It’s called Map My Run , and it offers jogging routes throughout the US.  I googled it for routes in Hollywood FL, especially ones that offered water views, and it gave me different lengths of runs, complete with maps and description. Go to MapMyRun.com

Let us know which routes you liked best.  Personally, I love to run the Hollywood Broadwalk up to Dania and back, but if you prefer a loop, check out the website, and let me know what you think.

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1635 Weeping Willow Way, West Lake Village Florida 33019


for saleAbout a mile from Hollywood Beach and the Atlantic Ocean is a charming gated community known as West Lake Village.  And nestled right on the back of the Anne Kolb Nature Preserve, with mangrove trees shading the rear of the house, is a beautifully kept townhouse, with outstanding features, priced at $350,000.

West Lake is a 24/7 secure community with wonderful amenities, including tennis and fitness center., whle the monthly maintenance fee is only $210 !

Click here for a virtual tour

Come visit our open house on November 15, 2009 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.

For more information, about this townhouse or other great properties call Ellen @ 954-673-7136

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Good News For Broward County Florida Condos

Here is the  good news for sellers:

Here is the good news for buyers:

If there is a particular area or building for which you would like more information,  please contact The Real estate Orange

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Updated Oceanside Condo at the Summit, Hollywood FL


We have a new listing at the Summit:  unit 1612 south,  1201 South Ocean Drive in Hollywood Florida.  This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner unit in 1700 sq ft of living space with fantastic panoramic views of the ocean and the intracoastal.  Facing south, it gets lots of light and, with windows on 2 sides, it has unobstructed views of beach and bay.  And it’s in move-in condition with many upgrades:

The Summit Towers is a stable, financially sound building, featuring many amenities:

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Josh’s Organic Farmers’ Market on Hollywood Beach

josh's organicOne of my favorite places to shop and/or hang out on Hollywood Beach is Josh’s.  Apparently I am not alone, or even one of a small community group.  Our  ‘group’  is about to get larger, as Josh’s is being featured in the traditional media, namely  CBS 4 News  in the “Good for You” segment at 6pm on Friday, September 4th.

According to the Hollywood  CRA,  the  3-5 minute segment will “highlight the extraordinary story of Hollywood Beach’s popular weekly farmer’s market and owner Josh Steinhauser’s commitment to healthy living and community service”

As if we didn’t already know!  But it’s nice to see Josh get the accolades  he deserves.

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The Hollywood Broadwalk on Hollywood Beach Florida

Bicycling on the broadwalk

Bicycling on the broadwalk - Click on photo to enlarge

Built in 1932 and totally refurbished  in 2007, there are so many great things about the Hollywood Broadwalk :

1 ) The Beach

2)  Activities

3) Food

4) Entertainment

What a great care-free and car-free environment to sun tan, exercise, eat or just plain people watch.

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Josh’s Organic Garden: Hollywood Broadwalk


joshs-organicLast Sunday I was taking one of my regular jogs along the Hollywood  Broadwalk, (Hollywood Florida) and stopped off at Josh’s Organic Garden for a delicious freshly squeezed smoothie.  Even before the market had officially opened, there were already over a dozen people waiting  around to be among the first to pick out their organic fruits and veggies. On my return run some 40 minutes later, there were maybe 100 shoppers checking out the open air stalls, with Josh’s voice booming out as he rushed around to ensure all questions were answered, everyone was being served. and the friendly spirited staff were keeping up with all the activity.

I knew this was peak selling time, so I didn’t want to take up too much of Josh’s time. I asked him to point out what he thought might be the extra special produce of the day. He didn’t point it out: he insisted on taking me to the individual stalls so I could taste the items he was particularly proud of.  He picked up some cherry tomatoes, the golden orange kind, the deeper the orange color the better, and they were the sweetest I had ever tasted; then he directed me to the freshest greenest best smelling  basil and dill, combined with the tomatoes, they left a taste sensation I won’t soon forget. Then, I just had to have a taste of the plums, and , when he peeled back the husk of a corn and gave me a section to try, I was frankly taken aback.  You mean I don’t have to cook it first? I bit into it, and it was pretty good. (Still prefer my corn on the Cobb BBQ style).

Josh’s Organic Garden is unique even as farmers’ markets go:

If you’ve been to Josh’s, you know what I’m talking about.  Please feel free to share your great Josh’s Organic Garden experience.

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Obama, Buffet and Me

So you’re wondering what do Warren Buffet, Barack Obama, and Ellen Windheim have in common?  I recently received an email from a friend commenting  on the success of many of my Columbia University alumni, including Buffet and Obama.  Before contacting Warren and Barack  with some fantastic buying opportunities in the South Florida real estate market, I thought I should verify their educational backgrounds.  I had thought that Obama was a Harvard graduate, but it turns out my friend was right: Obama did go to Columbia for undergraduate political science studies.

And, in what must be one of Harvard’s worst admission decisions, Warren Buffet was actually rejected by Harvard, and attended Columbia Graduate School.  As for me, I also went to Columbia University School of Business for my Masters in Business Administration.

Tenuous connections, you might think, for networking with these superstars: the richest man in the universe (still?)and the  President of the United States?  Maybe, but I’m still looking forward to the next Columbia Alumni mixer.

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Harbor Island, Hollywood Fl: 5 reasons its our top pick for best gated community

waterwaysNear the beach, yet tucked away between the intracoastal and a 20,000 acre park, sits a community, actually 8 luxurious communities, with varying prices and appeals, but they all share these 5 features.

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Ocean Palms on Hollywood Beach

op-ext1Ocean Palms is a luxurious condo community on fabulous H0llywood Beach, offering the best in elegant, upscale beach front living. It has an elevated pool deck , with an infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean , a sun deck and an outdoor whirlpool.   There is towel service at the fabulous beachfront and a  beautifully situated tennis court.  You don’t have to be motivated to want to work out at the 2 story spa and fitness center, complete  with sauna, massage room and state of the art fitness machines.  There is also a sophisticated  private screening room, billiards clubroom and, of course,  24 hour valet parking.

True resort-style living at a highly desirable location, is what Ocean Palms is all about.  Within 15 minutes is the Fort Lauderdale airport, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbor shops, golf courses, downtown Hollywood and the recently refurbished Hollywood Broadwalk.


There are currently 47 condos listed for sale as follows:

2 bedrooms            10 units           from $540k – 789k

3 bedrooms             32 units          from $599k – 1,935k

4 bedrooms              5 units            from $1,350 – 1,995k

In 2009, to date  there have been 6 sales – 5 of 3 bedrooms and 1 of 2 bedrooms.

Ocean Palms is the top luxurious beachfront property in Hollywood Beach.  If you would like more information please contact the Real Estate Orange.

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