Highland Beach

Highland Beach got its name due to its elevated townsite.


A tiny coastal city with unparalleled ocean views

Highland Beach is a small coastal city situated between Boca Raton and Delray Beach alongside the scenic A1A. Incorporated into Palm Beach County in 1949, Highland Beach got its name due to its elevated townsite. It's the kind of place that doesn't even have a traffic light, making it an unparalleled tropical paradise with staggeringly beautiful ocean views.

Highland Beach has become a popular place for endangered sea turtles to nest thanks to its quiet, pristine beaches. The turtles lay their eggs from March through October before they hatch and travel to the ocean. While Highland Beach might be tiny and serene, it's an upscale community with luxury real estate and very few businesses. A mostly residential city, there are only two main businesses in operation: the lavish Delray Sands Resort and John P. O'Grady Realty.

What to Love

  • Upscale comunity
  • Coastal views
  • Scenic A1A​​​​​​​
  • Tropical paradise
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Delray Sands Resort

People & Lifestyle 

Highland Beach is considered to be one of the best places to live in all of Palm Beach County. This community is mostly composed of retirees and families attracted to the excellent nearby public schools. It's a tranquil beach town with very little traffic and easy access to the beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Highland Beach is only a few miles long, but it does have its own library, post office, town hall, fire station, police station, and water system. It’s a very safe city to grow up in with terrific weather year-round.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dining, Entertaining & Shopping

​​​​​​​​​​​Since Highland Beach is a primarily residential place to live, most residents travel to nearby Delray Beach for entertainment, nightlife, shopping, or restaurants. The following are some local favorites in Highland Beach.

​​​​​​​Caffe Luna Rosa is a classic Italian trattoria and a Delray Beach stape with incredible ocean views and savory menu items—including their signature brunch dish, eggs Benedict with crabmeat. Coupled with their fair prices and excellent wine list, Caffe Luna Rose is often busy, so it's best to make a reservation if you can.

​​​​​​​For decadent Nuevo Latin eats, dine at the colorful and lively Cabana El Rey, which offers private rooms and outdoor seating. Known for their savory food alongside their festive drinks, including authentic mojitos and sangria, this is the perfect place for a fun night out with friends.

​​​​​​​Dine on Mediterranean cuisine in the intimate, sophisticated atmosphere of Joseph's Wine Bar and Café. As their name suggests, this classy eatery has walls lined with wine bottles, hinting at their legendary wine listing and bar options. They have outdoor seating and are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

​​​​​​​For dessert, visit Proper Ice Cream to enjoy ice cream, soft serve, sorbet, or a vegan dessert. Located next to iPic Theaters, this creamery is all about high-quality artisanal ice cream with a huge rotating selection of flavors.

Things to Do

The Mizner Park Amphitheater is a mid-sized, state-of-the-art outdoor venue located in Mizner Park, an outdoor shopping center in Pearl City. Over the years, the theater has hosted numerous notable performers, including Selena Gomez, The Strokes, Counting Crows, John Legend, Phish, and many more. 

The Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival is an annual celebration of delectable seafood dishes served alongside a diverse menu of side dishes and drinks. While dining, sit back and enjoy incredible live music performances.

While attending the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, you'll find yourself face-to-face with experts specializing in fine wine and dining.

Those who enjoy a cultural education and learning more about the arts should attend the Boca Arts Festival. Established in 2007, the Boca Arts Festival has remained a special event that invites young and old to celebrate great artistic traditions and learn more about the performing and literary arts.


Highland Beach offers multiple fine public schools, charter schools, and private schools for residents. The majority of these top-rated and well-respected schools are within the School District of Palm Beach County. There are also several high-ranking private schools nearby.


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