Before you even consider Highland Beach as a prospective town for relocation, there’s one very important question you need to answer; do you care about wildlife and the environment? If your answer is “no”, you may find Highland Beach to be a slightly restrictive place to live. If “yes”, you probably wouldn’t find anywhere better. Let Lee’s Moving Company move you there, stress-free.
Highland Beach is a perfect small town, completely surrounded by convenient, easy-to-reach big towns and cities. It is bordered by Delray Beach and Boca Raton on its northern and southern sides, and by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west.
The town sits right on the A1A, which also serves as its main street, although you would never think of the A1A as a state road at that point – various trees line the sidewalks, and there are no traffic lights within the town.
If you’re thinking that no traffic lights in a Florida Beach Town sounds too good to be true, wait till you hear how small the population is. If you love the small town vibe, and you really want to live in a beach town, Highland Beach is the place for you. The year-round population is around 4000 people, although this number does increase significantly during the temperate winter months.
The town consists largely of retirees, with a median age of 66 and over 80% of the population above the age of 45. Despite its diminutive size, the Town of Highland Beach offers all the necessary municipal services, many of which are supplied through contract.
Highland Beach has a strong pride for the veterans who have come from or relocated to the town, and information on these brave souls is available on the town’s official website. There are also a number of branches of Florida and Palm Beach senior services provided, including Alzheimer’s Community Care and Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services.
Located in the southeastern part of Florida, the town enjoys a temperate, tropical climate, with hot, wet, humid summers, and windy but moderate winters. It is also a very important nesting ground for sea turtles, boasting about three miles of beaches. During the summer months, from March to October, the sea turtles make their nests on the beaches at night, before heading back to the sea.
When the babies hatch a few weeks later, they follow in their mothers’ footsteps, guided by the reflection of the moon and stars on the water. Sadly, because it is light that guides them, any artificial light coming from the beachfront will confuse them and prevent their arrival in the waves.
Citizens are asked to respect the nesting grounds during the summer months, and turn off all beachfront lighting at night. It is up to all residents and visitors to help protect these endangered animals, and since less than one in 1000 survive to adulthood, we should all take this very seriously. Please don’t move to Highland Beach if you don’t intend to do your part.
Home to Delray Sands Resort and the best moving company in Palm Beach County, Highlands Beach is a place for relaxing on the sand, fishing the Gulf Stream Current, or enjoying a meal at the beachfront restaurant. Contact Lee’s Moving Company for a free moving quote today, and let us move you into seaside bliss.