Local Information

One of the reasons for living at Quail Ridge is our convenient location in the heart of the Southern Palm Beaches.

Quail Ridge is ideally located just a few minutes to two major thoroughfares (I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike), 30 minutes to Palm Beach International Airport or 40 minutes to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Here is a sampling of all that awaits your discovery … Shopping & Entertainment Districts from the famous Worth Avenue Shops on Palm Beach and the vibrant “Village by the Sea” of downtown Delray Beach, to several highly regarded malls, the world’s finest shopping experiences are within minutes.

  • Beaches
    • Boynton Beach 

      Boynton Beach Blvd east to Federal Highway
      Turn south to Ocean Avenue turn east – Turn north on AIA and proceed less than 1 mile on the right. Indoor/outdoor showers, bathrooms, food and lifeguards. PARKING FEES DURING SEASON $10.00 AND $5.00 OFFSEASON.
       

      Boynton Beach Inlet

      Boynton Beach Blvd east to Federal Highway
      Turn south to Ocean Avenue turn east – Turn north on A1A and proceed approximately 3 miles to beach. (Outdoor shower, bathroom, food, fishing). NO PARKING FEES

      Gulfstream Beach

      Woolbright Road east to A1A
      Turn south and proceed approximately 2 miles. (Outdoor shower, bathroom, heavily pined picnic area). NO PARKING FEES

      Delray Beach

      Woolbright Road east to A1A
      Turn south and proceed approximately 6 miles to Atlantic Avenue – Parking spaces on left. (Outdoor showers, sailboat/windsurfer rentals, local restaurants across the street with patio dining.) METERED PARKING
  • Shopping and Entertainment
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       Shopping & Entertainment Districts

      From the famous Worth Avenue Shops on Palm Beach and the vibrant “Village by the Sea” of downtown Delray Beach, to several highly regarded malls, the world’s finest shopping experiences are within minutes.

      Delray Beach - Atlantic Avenue District—Spend the day or night checking out over 135 specialty stores and eateries. It may have a small town charm, but the Atlantic Avenue’s many sides, from museums to sidewalk cafés to yearly festivals, put it into the big time.

      CityPlace - Italian-inspired architecture and a fresh menu of shopping, dining and entertainment positions the 72-acre property as a signature component of Downtown West Palm Beach. The open-air, mixed-use center offers more than 100 shops and restaurants, including a restored 1920's church adapted to serve as a cultural center; an IMAX cinema complex; a stellar lineup of free weekly entertainment; plus a spectacular show fountain in the center of the main plaza.

      Mizner Park— you can shop, dine, and then unwind at the art museum, cinema or outdoor amphitheater. A refreshing, resort-like atmosphere!

      Culture & Heritage

      History and culture with a tropical twist come to life in The Palm Beaches. Historic buildings and landmarks tell terrific tales of days and events in an extraordinary past, while a surprising and superb collection of top-of-the-line museums, performing art venues, and festivals earn us the title of Florida's Cultural Capital.

      Performing Arts! Who says Broadway and London's West End are the only places to catch a good show? The Palm Beaches are alive with lively, world-class theater. And if you're hoping to sit outside, under the tropical sky, for a big time concert, you're coming to the right destination.

      Live Theatre - Mizner, Kravis, Caldwell – dozens of theaters, playhouses and amphitheaters staging locally produced plays to touring companies of the best known Broadway hits. Our area offers a never-ending showcase of dramatic plays, musicals and comedic performances.

      Outdoor Concert Venues - Jazz, rock, latin, orchestral, alternative, country & western – it's being played in The Palm Beaches. From casual to elegant, classic showcases to lawn seating amphitheaters, live music venues welcome every style for any taste.

      Entertainment and cultural options include:
      Old School Square Cultural Arts Center—The Center, on the National Register of Historic Places, consists of the restored 1913 Delray Elementary and 1925 Delray High School. The Elementary school houses the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, while the Crest Theatre is in the former High School. Both feature permanent and special exhibits.
      Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens—Experience the essence of Japan in Florida, featuring a 16-acre park of renowned Japanese gardens, world-class bonsai display, galleries of historical and contemporary Asian art, family activities, signature Japanese festivals, museum store and lakeside Asian café.
      Henry Morrison Flagler Museum—This American castle served as one of the best wedding presents ever given from groom to bride. Great oil and railroad tycoon, Henry Flagler, had Whitehall mansion built as a wedding gift for his new wife, and he used it as both a winter retreat and an office to overlook his Palm Beach hotel empire.
      Norton Museum of Art—Recognized internationally for its travelling exhibitions and expansive collections of over 7,000 works, including European Impressionists and Modern Masters, American art from 1900 to the present, an extensive collection of works on paper and a rich body of sculpture.

      For continuing education, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College offer a wide variety of stimulating programs on varied subjects of interest throughout the year.

  • Outdoor Activities
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      Outdoor enthusiasts

      You will appreciate that Quail Ridge is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and the area’s special conservation efforts that help make the water and beaches in Palm Beach County among the world’s best. Here is a sampling of the outdoor activities, beyond the many offered at Quail Ridge, that await you:
       

      Eco-Adventure

      Sit in an airboat and glide through the Florida Everglades with the wind blowing through your hair and sawgrass flying by. Climb to the top of a historic lighthouse and see fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Walk among rare tropical plants.

      Mounts Botanical Garden—Palm Beach County's oldest and largest botanical garden, a 14-acre urban oasis with over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical native and exotic species.

      Green Cay Nature Center— features an elevated boardwalk. The Nature Center includes a lecture hall, gift shop, and live animals in an extensive exhibit room that highlights wetland attributes.

      Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge—143,874-acre refuge for such species as snail kite, wood stork and alligator. Fishing, boat ramps, canoeing and bird watching. Nature observation trails, 5.5 mile canoe trail and visitor center.

      Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum—offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 Lighthouse, History Museum, gift shop, snack shop, programs, sunset tours and weddings.

      Gumbo Limbo Nature Center—Stroll through the butterfly garden, climb the observation tower located on the winding boardwalk through coastal hammock, or sit in a Chiki hut. Visit the saltwater tanks brimming with marine life, including sea turtles, fish, sharks and rays and the sea turtle garden.

      Loggerhead Marinelife Center—Marine nature center and sea turtle hospital in oceanfront Loggerhead Park.

      Palm Beach Zoo—Enjoy 23 acres of tropical splendor with over 1,500 animals from North, Central, South America, Asia and Australia. Interactive fountain, carousel, waterfront Tropics Café and new Malayan Tigers.

      Lion Country Safari—Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park invites you to spend the day on safari with over 900 animals. With animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experience, nine rides, water “sprayground,” food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari.

      Equestrian & Polo

      If you’re a fan of polo, riding and jumping – or enjoy watching the grace and majesty of horse and rider in motion, you have a stable full of options just a short drive away. During the winter, world-class equestrian facilities feature polo, steeplechase, and dressage. You can even enjoy a Sunday brunch served field side for an equestrian and polo experience not soon forgotten. If you want to explore area trails on horseback, you can do that, too – and see more than 300 miles of trails stretching throughout The Palm Beaches.