Upscale, airy homes on the Lake Worth Lagoon waterfront
Sprawled along the shores of the perfectly blue Lake Worth Lagoon, Hypoluxo is a water lover's paradise. Home to the Palm Beach Yacht Center among a number of other yacht clubs and boat launches, the town is particularly popular among families and individuals who enjoy boating and appreciate easy access to the Intracoastal waterway and the neighboring Atlantic Ocean. With West Palm Beach and Boca Raton only a short drive away, Hypoluxo residents get to enjoy all the exclusivity and peace of their small, tight-knit community while still having access to some of the neighboring cities’ most sought-after amenities.
Originally settled in 1884, Hypoluxo became known as the “Home of the Barefoot Mailman.” In the late 1800s, there were no roads directly connecting the Lake Worth area to Miami, so much of the journey had to be taken by boat, starting with a long walk along the miles of sandy beaches of the lagoon. Most mailmen preferred to walk barefoot on the firmer sand near the water, hence the name.
Far from its rural, underdeveloped heritage, today’s Hypoluxo is home to magnificently built waterfront homes and condos in a highly desirable real estate market. Although many of the newer developments are minimalistic and contemporary in nature, the longstanding single-family homes and waterfront villas still conform to the quintessential Key West architectural styles Florida is so well-known for.
With most homes a mere stone’s throw away from the Lake Worth Lagoon and Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area, most town residents enjoy an outdoor-centric lifestyle involving boating, fishing, and long walks through nature. Residents are typically families or individuals who commute to nearby cities for work or entertainment while enjoying the relative peace and quiet of this exclusive, small community.
Although Hypoluxo is certainly more of a residential community than an entertainment hub, the town’s proximity to West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and many other amenity-rich neighborhoods offers residents access to the very best of Florida’s dining and shopping experiences.
The Old Key Lime House is a popular spot among locals looking to enjoy an eclectic mix of Florida’s most popular food, drinks, and music. With beautiful views of the Intracoastal waterway, patrons can try some of the eatery’s most popular menu options, including hearty seafood dishes and homemade key lime pie.
Another local favorite is the Copperpoint Brewing Company. Based in Boynton Beach, the brewery offers tours of the beer-making process, as well as a rotating schedule of gourmet food trucks serving everything from tacos and hibachi grilled meats to pizzas and smokey barbecue. And, for those in search of even more exotic flavors, Bramer’s Brazilian Cuisine is one of the best-rated restaurants in Boynton Beach and serves an incredible array of authentic and fusion dishes like acai bowls, seafood, and traditionally-prepared meat.
Shoppers will enjoy the short drive to Del Mar Plaza, a partially open-air retail center home to many boutique clothing and accessory stores like Loghman Jewelers, Jana Ann Couture, and Coco Rose.
Unsurprisingly, much of Hypoluxo’s most popular attractions involve some form of boating or outdoor exercise. The Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area is well-loved by hikers and history buffs for its beautiful walking paths and commemorative statues. And, for those who prefer a day of relaxation over a day in the sun, the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa offers a range of revitalizing therapies including massages, facials, and nail treatments.
Nearly midway between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Hypoluxo residents enjoy access to the very best schools in both communities, including: