The Highland Beach Club in Highland Beach is a 24-hour gated condo community on the west side of the A1A that runs between the Intracoastal and the ocean on the other side of the road (i.e., the east side). The fourteen-acre enclave, shaded by tropical south Florida foliage, comprises 192 condos in an eleven-story tower and 8 townhouses with models ranging from 1,200 square feet to over 1,600 square feet - a mixture of two and three-bedroom units. Built in 1997, the developers promoted it as including "gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, marble and tile flooring, with oversized balconies." However, buyers of The Highland Beach Club condos for sale should appreciate that twenty-five years later, standards and perceptions of what constitutes a mega-luxury development have changed significantly.
For example, most modern avant-garde constructions range to over 6000 square feet. Moreover, they feature top-class brand names like Miele, Sub-zero, and Wolf, plus imported exotic natural materials and space-age synthetics on floors, custom cabinetry, and other surfaces. As a result, condos in this community may look a little dated unless owners have remodeled to keep up with the contemporary design themes. Therefore, in one's home search through this neighborhood's MLS listings, we advise considering the cost of renovating an original edition unit after the purchase.
Pricing also depends on the vistas homeowners enjoy. Condos for sale in The Highland Beach Club, Highland Beach, in theory, should have fantastic views of the Intracoastal, the ocean, or both. In practice, much depends on the condo positioning (i.e., facing direction and the floor.), and they can vary considerably. According to our look back in September 2022, prices per square foot under-air (UA) for condos with uninterrupted Intracoastal outlooks (in the original state) sold for under $500, whereas remodeled units were over $600. An entire townhouse remodel (high-impact glass windows and doors, new roof, and extensive interior upgrades) reached $900. In dollar terms, condo buyers with a budget of between $500,000 and $700,000 can take advantage of this community’s pricing, representing relative bargain value with upside potential. It’s a function of low square footage and a relatively inexpensive valuation metric in certain cases. Indeed, the comprehensive amenities and services combined with being in a highly-rated South Florida coastal town are ideal for water-centric lifestyles. Consider the following:
The condo residents pay monthly HOA fees of about 33 cents for every square foot of condo ownership. The latter is arguably the lowest ratio versus gated water frontage communities in Highland Beach and the Boca-Delray corridor. For example, 1200 sq ft registers as less than $500. So, it's another massive attraction for owning a unit here. Note - the eight townhouses are an exception, paying over $1,100 monthly (i.e., 86 cents calculated on the same ratio and nearly three times higher than the tower residents.)
he most compelling attraction of The Highland Beach Club in Highland Beach is the few minute's drive north or south to the Atlantic Avenue or Boca Raton Downtown action. These locations offer a compendium of eateries for every taste, musical entertainment, every big city retail service one can imagine, and shopping malls for every budget. Water sports from kayaking to surfing, scuba diving, and skiing are on homeowners' doorstep - the benefits of living directly on the Intracoastal waterway and a few paces from the beach. For those who want five-star golf and hospitality membership options, the Boca Resort and Club, acquired recently by Michael Dell's consortium, is three miles down the AIA. Aside from that, there are more than forty golf links within a five-mile radius, as are good schools for the kids (see below).
So, what Highland Beach Club alternatives are there for under $800,000 and reasonable HOA fees in the thirty-one or so square miles covering Boca Raton from corner to corner, including the thin Highland Beach section?
Comparable communities (interestingly, constructed around the same time as The Highland Beach Club) were:
The benefit of getting ZFC in your corner is to carve out the optimal route to the residence that suits your position best. Springboarding off interest in The Highland Beach Club, we'll get you there without covering the communities that can never work for your pocket or lifestyle. Conversely, if you want to spend $1 million - $3 million on an ultra-modern condo, we can show you Tower 155, 200 East, and Townsend Place for more ambitious options.
Where you live in Highland Beach determines which public schools your children may attend, and this in turn effects real estate values. Condos for sale in Highland Beach Club are zoned for the following Palm Beach County school districts: