Drive north from Clematis Street for approximately 2.3 miles with the Intracoastal on your right (the east side), and you enter the heart of Northwood and the ungated historic suburb of North Shore Terrace (with more than a hundred SF homes on oversized lots). There are approximately thirty-three of them with direct water frontage, most of which feature yacht slips in the backyard (i.e., twenty-six), a stone's throw from an ocean inlet, and no fixed bridges.
Construction began in 1925 and steadily continued, with knock-downs and radical renovations in a regenerating neighborhood of homes ranging between 1,449 to over 10,000 square feet under air (UA) - two to six bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. Vistas vary from spectacular Intracoastal sparkling waters and the ocean beyond to mature tropical foliage enhanced by tall palms (or a mixture of both).
Architecture is a mixed bag, with the pre-2000 influence following Addison Mizner's coastal Mediterranean and Spanish Revival styling and the more recent projects reflecting contemporary, clean-cut lines.
Consequently, when anyone becomes interested in North Shore Terrace homes for sale, the first question is whether one is buying only (or predominantly) for the land value with substantial renovation in mind or maintaining the residence primarily as is. Here are some examples demonstrating this viewpoint:
Probably for land value/renovation:
For existing residence value:
So, what does this tell you? As we see it, three things as follows:
Thus, prospective buyers interested in the tree-lined streets of communities like North Shore Terrace in West Palm Beach should not act without the expert advice of professional realtors like ZFC in their corner. We know what home additions are worth paying for and what is not. Also, we have insight into knock-down values, street by street, and on the water. Think about it - a 200-dollar saving per square foot (UA) translates into hundreds of thousands of dollars when multiplied by the target residence's area (UA). Traditionally, once we're in the equation, buyers (our clients) leave with significant savings in their pockets.
With Clematis Street, The Square shopping center, and Palm Beach island a few minute's bike ride south and east, residents venturing from their homes have every retail convenience at their fingertips. The latter includes supermarkets (like Publix), dozens of restaurants, bank branches, high-end shopping (on Worth avenue), delis, coffee shops, and more. They also connect quickly with golf courses, tennis/pickleball clubs, boat docks, beaches, parks, kayaking, miles of Intracoastal trails, galleries, etc. Finally, clinics, good schools (see below), and an international airport are up the road.
We recommend neighboring Northwood, El Cid (close to WPBD), and Boca's New Floresta (east of I95) for SF homes in historic areas following similar rejuvenation trends. Then, for nature and aqua-centric environments delivered by expansive lakes and fantastic colorful vegetation, consider:
ZFC is an agency that also covers boating communities on the Intracoastal canals, such as Golden Harbour, The Sanctuary, Royal Palm Yacht Club, and Boca Marina, with 100’ docks in the backyard and ultra-modern mansions starting at $2.5 million. In addition, let us show you magnificent beachfront and downtown towers, iconic country clubs, and resort-style neighborhoods on Lyons and Jog Roads built by reputable GL Homes and Toll Brothers. You're in good hands when you partner with us on your journey to a dream home built around a lifestyle that works for you under the Florida Sun.
Where you live in West Palm Beach determines which public schools your children may attend, and this in turn effects real estate values. Homes in North Shore Terrace are zoned for the following Palm Beach County school districts: