Homes for Sale in Gulf Stream
Located on the southeastern part of Palm Beach County and nestled between Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, Gulf Stream is an authentic small town spanning just 0.8 miles. The town takes its name from the Gulf Stream, the warm Atlantic current that flows along the Palm Beach County coast. and its close proximity to the ocean draws both residents and visitors to admire its incredible views from the waterfront. Ranked as the 11th highest income place in the USA, Gulf Stream is described as an exclusively residential and recreational town.
Gulf Stream is an hours’ drive from downtown Miami on the I-95. It can also be reached in just 25 minutes by car from Palm Beach International airport on the I-95 or in 45 minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Gulf Stream enjoys a sub-tropical climate with temperatures reaching on average 72°F in December and 87°F in August.
With a cozy and intimate feel, Gulf Stream has approximately 1,000 residents who make up the majority of the town population. Visitors are drawn to the town’s relaxing beaches, and to enjoy the crystal clear water and tranquil atmosphere of Gulf Stream.
Activities & Events
Gulf Stream offers the best of both worlds for those who wish to be based in this peaceful seaside town but remain close to the plethora of activity available in the surrounding towns and cities of Palm Beach.
Just a 10 minute drive away is Delray Beach an intimate town voted Most Fun Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today. It is filled with art galleries, upscale shops, fine restaurants and nightly entertainment. The town is also known for its family-friendly festivals, including the Delray Affair, the Garlic Fest, the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival and for its seasonal 100-foot Christmas tree. Boynton Beach is also just a 15 minute drive away and the “Old Florida” charm, tremendous retail, and the serene Florida Everglades means that there are many things to see and do. Ocean Avenue is just west from the beach offering cozy restaurants and boutiques.
The beaches in and around Gulf Stream offer excellent opportunities for snorkelling and many other water sports like paddle boarding, jet ski and boat hire, scuba diving, sea kayaking and many more.
In 1916 a stretch of roadway along the Atlantic Ocean coastline was opened as a more scenic alternative to Route 1 – over time this road became known as the A1A. In the 1920s, Australian pines were planted on both sides of the road from Jacksonville to Miami to act as a windbreak, which grew to create a breathtaking canopy. In fact, the canopy was so highly valued that in 1992, North Ocean Boulevard in Gulf Stream, was designated as a State Historic Scenic Highway to preserve the last remaining Australian pine canopy and the original charm of the 1920s. This canopy has been destroyed, all except for that remaining in Gulf Stream, which is part of what makes the town such a unique and idyllic place to live.
Gulf Stream is a quiet residential community. As a result, there is only one school, the Gulf Stream School; a private co-educational open from Montessori 3s through to 8th grade. There are approximately 14 students per teacher in Gulf Stream.