Welcome to Palm Beach Gardens, FL
About Homes for Sale at Palm Beach Gardens
Home to the headquarters of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA), Palm Beach Gardens is and each year hosts legendary professional golfers at The Honda Classic. For your shopping pleasure, Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens is an open-air, pedestrian-only shopping mecca. PGA Commons sports inviting eateries and boutiques, and The Gardens Mall offers high-end destination shopping set in exquisite décor. Palm Beach Gardens also offers fine hotels, a wide variety of recreational enticements and convenient proximity to the beaches. There are many homes for sale at Palm Beach Gardens.
On March 20, 1959, John D. MacArthur, multimillionaire insurance magnate and landowner, announced plans to develop approximately 4,000 acres and provide homes for 55,000 people in a new community. The land would be developed under his careful supervision. Mr. MacArthur’s chosen name for the city was Palm Beach city.However, permission to use that name was denied, so MacArthur, in keeping with his “garden city” plan, decided to call the city Palm Beach Gardens. Homes – to realize the American dream. With this in mind, he set to work carving the City of Palm Beach Gardens from empty miles of dairy cattle grazing land.
Mr. MacArthur envisioned the city streets lined with trees and flowers. Millions of dollars were wisely invested by MacArthur to create a Florida community with hundreds of waterways, rolling terrain, magnificent mature pine and shade trees, and rich foliage.
As Mr. MacArthur was a lover of trees and Mother Nature, he instructed that city streets and construction go around trees that had been growing there for many years, such as the Banyan trees. This made for an expensive proposition but he wanted to build a city that was entirely new and unblemished. Churches were the first buildings to be built in the city. He wanted to ensure that the city had a variety of houses of worship to serve residents of all faiths.By 1964, Mr. MacArthur was satisfied with the industry and recreation in Palm Beach Gardens. He heard that the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) was looking for a new site for their home offices and golf courses. MacArthur donated more than $2,000,000 to the project.