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Dining at Restaurants with a nice view in Palm Beach County Palm Beach Gardens is the area to be when you’re looking for not just food, but also views, too! The residents of Palm Beach Gardens love their nature as much as they do their luxury lifestyle, and have worked to display the best of both in their county. As a result, there are many restaurants that you can visit where you can get amazing food and an amazing view. Check the list below to see if your favorite is on it!

Square Grouper

This place has a trendy reputation for being aesthetically pleasing. From the photo perfect dishes to the on-site beach and Jupiter Inlet, be sure to have room on your camera phone when you go here. Everyone will want to see shots of your BBQ Pork Sliders and your Blue Tide drink in front of the inlet! It is the home of Alan Jackson's, “Its' Five O'Clock Somewhere” video with Jimmy Buffet and hosts live music seven days a week. 

3800 Ocean

Be sure to grab a window side seat at this Singer Island specialty. Part of the Singer Island Marriott, this restaurant specializes in dishes that incorporate local flavors as well as it does in providing photo-worthy displays of the Atlantic Ocean. The Florida Pomelo and Hearts of Palm salad complement the clear blue of the Atlantic Ocean well!

Seafood Bar at The Breakers

The Breakers is known for its upscale rooms, attentive hotel service, and unparalleled dining. The Seafood Bar gets plenty of attention for its dramatic Atlantic Ocean backdrop, as well! Make sure to grab the perfect spot to catch the sunset and your Smoked Coconut Margarita for a great Instagram shot!

Bricktop’s

This restaurant chain is known for not just its inventive menu, but also the gorgeous views that it has of the Intracoastal. Make sure to enjoy those views with an appetizer and drinks-we recommend the ahi tuna tartare and the Prosecco! 

Bistro 105

Be sure to enjoy the elegant, yet relaxed dining at the Sports Complex. The Bistro 105 Terrace offers more casual, family-friendly dining. Members and their guests are able to enjoy a fresh selection from the a la carte menu or a holiday fun-filled barbecues.

Palm Beach Gardens has a complete selection of restaurants to dine out at, and BallenIsles has plenty of restaurants to choose from, as well.  Whether you’re enjoying the experimental American style of Bricktop’s, enjoying the island casual of Square Grouper, or planning how you’ll celebrate the Clubhouse’s reopening, you’ll certainly be busy this year! BallenIsles works to cater to everyone’s tastes, and offers a variety of restaurants on their property. In fact, the opening of the new Clubhouse will bring two new bars and one new restaurant. BallenIsles also runs a full social calendar of events tailored to everyone’s tastes, and the amenities are always unparalleled. Members, make sure to call the front desk to learn about events and dining in BallenIsles. If you're not yet a member, learn more here. 

Palm Beach Gardens is a top retirement destination Palm Beach County is always bustling. That’s because it was listed as one of Forbes Travel Guide’s 18 Top Destinations of 2018. This news is not shocking when one considers the changing trends in retirement-namely, that retirees want more out of theirs. Investment News reported on the results of a Merrill Lynch study on retirees and their leisure time, saying that “Rather than viewing retirement as the finish line, 88% of retirees describe it as an opportunity for new beginnings, bringing greater freedom and flexibility and often an entirely new state of mind.” Today’s retirees are looking to have new experiences, experiment culturally with new ideas and art forms, and expand their social circles with exciting activities. As a cultural hub, Palm Beach County offers that and more to retirees.

Being over a century old, Palm Beach County has plenty of both to explore. Peanut Island is a great place to explore both, with its white sand beaches and on-site bunker that the Kennedy family had for their use. The Jupiter Lighthouse-and its restored museum-tell the story of the lightkeepers who kept the lighthouse in working condition, while also exploring life in early Florida. The walk up to the lighthouse is surrounded by natural flora and fauna, accented by the waterfront views that visitors get to see on their way up.

Retirees recognize that Palm Beach County is the place to expand oneself culturally. Museums on every corner display works and artifacts with historical and cultural relevance, and art shows highlight local talent. The Wick Theater and Costume Museum hosts a collection of costumes from productions that have been shown on Broadway and in films. The Norton Museum of Art hosts not just works from all over the world, but programs that help challenge one’s approach to specific pieces. Their ‘Art After Dark’ program runs every Thursday and includes wine tastings, guest lectures, and viewings for the public.

Retirees are looking for new ways to socialize during their retirement, and actively engage with the members of their community. Tri Running Sports offers retirees a chance to do just that with a multitude of Fun Runs and marathon training events. Participants get to interact with others while building strength and stamina in an engaging and active environment. 

BallenIsles Country Club also offers a variety of clubs for retirees to engage in, such as their photography club, which meets to take pictures of the natural area surrounding BallenIsles, and educate each other on photography techniques. Golfing sessions can also be booked with friends at BallenIsles’ award winning golf greens-there’s no way better to connect with friends and family than by navigating sand traps and course challenges.

With its full social calendar and selection of athletic activities, BallenIsles helps redefine retirement. Residents can culturally expand themselves with their friends and family at one of the many dinners that BallenIsles holds every month, expand their skills at one of the many clubs on-site, and challenge each other on the golf courses and tennis courts. BallenIsles is well known for its strong commitment to sports. Many recognized tennis events are held here such as the Les Grandes Dames Tournament, and has won awards for their meticulously cared for golf courses. Whether you’re a professional or a beginner player, on-site golf and tennis coaches are available to work with residents and help them strengthen their play. A golf practice center allows residents to access state of the art education and technology to work on making their swing even better, and a golf pro shop provides all the tools that a practicing golfer could need. Click here to learn more.

 

BallenIsles Charity Foundation helps Alzheimer’s Community Care in West Palm BeachBallenIsles Charities Foundation is an organization within BallenIsles Country Club that seeks to recognize organizations in the Palm Beach County area that provide assistance to residents in need. They celebrate this goal annually with their Awards Ceremony, where they give grants to these organizations. This year, the BallenIsles Charities Foundation will be awarding grants totaling upwards to $575,000 to their Designated Benficiaries at their Awards Ceremony on March 12th. Read ahead to learn more about some of these amazing organizations and what they do to help residents in Palm Beach County.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary 

It’s inevitable in Florida-you’re on your daily run, or driving to the beach when you find an injured wild animal. Helping these creatures requires a certain type of knowledge, which is where Busch Wildlife Sanctuary comes in. They help capture, heal, and rehabilitate these wild animals, whether that means retraining them to adopt their natural habits, or retaining them at the Sanctuary to help educate guests about how they can help wildlife.

Wounded Veterans’ Relief Fund

There are many ways that we can share our gratitude for those who served our country post 9/11. One of them is assisting the transition from service to civilian work. The Wounded Veterans’ Relief Fund helps provide the financial assistance that veterans and their families need in times of economic need. This can range from helping veterans locate work to connecting them with legal services in the event of a possible eviction.

Alzheimer’s Community Care

It can be hurtful to see a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s, and just as hard to know how to care for them. Alzheimer’s Community Care provides Alzheimer’s care and service centers, education and information to the public about Alzheimer’s, and an ID locator service that allows family members and rescue personnel to locate an individual that has wandered off through a location device attached on their wrist.  

Palm Beach Gardens has multiple organizations ready to help in times of need, and BallenIsles is ready to help answer their call. The BallenIsles Charities Foundation is one of the many organizations that BallenIsles helps run. They also help host events that help others, such as the 5k Turkey Trot, and the Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament, which benefitted the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. BallenIsles offers many ways for their residents to be involved in their community and help out-call or click here to learn more.

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BallenIsles charity raises nearly $2.4 million to help communityPALM BEACH GARDENS —Surrounded by lavish landscaping, protected by manned security gates, some BallenIsles residents find themselves living in a bubble, unaware and immune to the travails of their neighbors just a few miles away.

The BallenIsles Charities Foundation is working to change that.

Residents have donated almost $2.4 million to support Palm Beach County not-for-profit and civic organizations since the foundation started seven years ago, Secretary Bob Anton said. The foundation will distribute another $575,000 to 46 organizations March 12.

“I pinch myself with how big we’ve gotten,” said Vice President Mary Ann Champlin, who has been with the foundation from the beginning. “We have been able to tell the story of the needs in the area. Our effectiveness at that is growing.”

Champlin said she was one of those residents who was blind to the needs of the community for the first few years after she moved from Connecticut — until her college-age son started working at a sandwich shop on PGA Boulevard. He would come home from work and tell her, “Mother, you’re living in a bubble.” She realized he was right.

“I was living in paradise, but that is not what’s happening outside,” Champlin said.

She started volunteering at Allamanda Elementary School, which received a BallenIsles grant last year to buy books that appeal to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

The foundation gives grants to civic, educational, environmental and health and human services organizations that work in northern Palm Beach County. An 11-person grant committee picks the recipients.

In its infancy, the foundation awarded $125,000 to 12 organizations, Anton said. It has been able to give more by tugging on heart strings.

The foundation showed a 23-minute video highlighting the stories of people from 16 agencies at two receptions in the fall. There wasn’t a peep from beginning to end, Champlin said.

“The tissues were coming out,” she said.

And people started increasing their donations without being asked.

This year, Palm Beach Gardens police will get a mobile fingerprinting device to identify elderly people and children if they get lost. Firefighter-paramedics will get support for a new fall-prevention program that focuses on building core strength in the elderly.

The foundation also provides school readiness kits for homeless families helped by Adopt a Family.

BallenIsles support helped The Arc of Palm Beach County start a music therapy program for people with developmental disabilities and The Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge High School to allow students to build a Habitat for Humanity home.

Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue bought a $19,500 pediatric simulator to train for child trauma patients.

The foundation adds eight or nine programs every year, Anton said.

It’s all part of the foundation’s mission: “Making a difference.”

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Pickleball star, Kyle Yates, hosted a clinic at BallenIsles Country ClubPalm Beach Gardens (CBS12) — There are many who might associate the sport of pickleball together with shuffle board, or the name might make you very hungry. Pickleball, however, is a fast growing raquetsport across the world. There was further proof of that growing popularity at Ballenisles Country Club today, where 22 year old pickleball star Kyle Yates put on a clinic for pickleball enthusiasts.

"It's like a badmonton sized sport," explains Yates. "You have ping pong like paddles, and you can incorporate some tennis strokes. So I think it's the mesh of racket sports that makes it really cool."

The Florida native is the 2016 US Open Pickleball champion, and the # 1 ranked pickleball player in the World.

I started back when it was so small, and we had to chalk lines on a tennis court," recalls Yates. "So to see all the clubs, and people taking it more seriously, it's kind of a privilege for me to help grow the sport." 

The 22 year old Yates hopes pickleball will one day be an Olympic Sport ..and that he can participate either as a player or a coach.

 

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