The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 85
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 85

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 Fll People And Services Areas In Which County Shows Marked Growth fort on new businesses, seems bright. The potential? Why the been exploited. Plants are being expanded, new plants being added, and more people county has hardly been touched. Land development on a popular basis has hardly coming into the area. Then too, even more retirees are seeking homes here. Main ly In the more expensive : brackets. Based on population increases alone, everything is coming up like a sunrise over the Gulf Stream: lively and dazzling. ty is noteworthy In the past eight years: commercial bank deposits jumped from $8 million to $83 million In 1967; savings and loan assets went from $7 million to $56 million In the same time; and the number of single dwellings went from 3,192 to 6,300. 7fr The fast-growing town is in the top list for Florida growth when measured by building permits. Experts say that an ideal growth indicator can be read from school attendence, telephone and electric customer statistics. Very good, read these figures: In June 30, 1967. average daily school attendance for the entire county was 56,485; and this lumped to 58,795 in June, .30, 1968. In the same comparative time the telephone company had 105,520 customers for 1967 and 114,995 for 1968 a nine per cent gain. - - r - r - By PETE GORDON 1m Where has Palm Beach County developed In the past years? The answer Is in people and services. The business population of West Palm Beach, the major city, in the county is up li per cent this year over 13. according to a Dun Si Bradstreet report. The count was made by D&B from its own references on January, 1968. It showed 2,295 manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the city compared to 1,982 in January, 1963. Not all businesses in these categories are listed. Only those seeking commercial credit are noted. Therefore the figures could be higher. That is good steady growth. As West Palm Beach is the ' county seat and the largest center of population, it is indicative of progress. Then take Boca Raton. Eight years ago it had less than 7,000 people. (In 1!.V) it only had 2,726.) Now it has 24,000. Building permits in 1957 were valued at $5.5 million; in 1967 they were $23.1 million. In less than ten years - it has become a college town, more than one college, too, and has 5,000 students attend ing classes. Boca Raton financial activl- if V (Atlists view 1 showing sequence! of construction Lake Clarke Gardens Tremendous Success Story! 1 0 RnilHincrc lSJnw fit arrrl I Cl7&r 9K0 Annrtmpnt.c Ornnniiorl I The electric power companies (there are two in this county) had 120,686 subscribers in June 30, 1967, compared with 128,051 in June, 30, 1968, or a 6.1 per cent gain. This may be fun territory, and this the county that put the big "T" in Tourism, but its figures for people who work is making it a big "E" for endeavor and employment. Employment in the manufacturing industries is jumping. As a matter of fact, it took a big jump, by about a fifth, during the past year. Reading the employment figures in May, 1967, showed 13,600 people working in manufacturing plants. In May, 1968, it jumped to 17,500. Adding a few thousand factory workers to payrolls soon builds the trade pattern for the retailers and other merchants. Trade business showed a gain of 1,600 in May, 1968 compared to May, 1967. This was mainly in food stores and eating and drinking establishments, and clothing shops. Transportation, communications and public utilities have about 4,000 workers. It has gained 200 in the past year. There are about 8,000 men employed in construction in the county. Total labor force is reckoned at 127,000. The governments alone, city, county, state and federal, account for 15,300 people, a gain of 500 over the past year. What's the business atmosphere? The employment figures show a sunny disposition. The outlook, as seen from the standpoint of businessmen willing to risk capital and ef WAREHOUSES FACTORIES COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION GENERAL CONTRACTING LAND DEVELOPING COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL LEASING "iut slum iinminttw whih' Ted Satter, Sales Manager, observes that this community has proved to be a haven for people, who can afford to live anywhere, but are attracted to Lake Clark Gardens by the jark-like-atmpsphere. Another observation le made was the fact that the development las attracted buyers from fourteen different co-ops and condominiums. His favorite comparison is that, "If you want to see a good show on Broadway, you had better buy your seats in advance!" The same applies here. The people who buy here usually plan ahead and do not buy impulsively. In fact, all sales start with a eservation or binder, which entitles the b yer to continue looking elsewhere before signing a contract. Recreation is an important item here. From the heated swimming pool to the courtesy bus, nothing has been overlooked to make this "luxury living at popular prices." Proximity to many golf courses has brought LAKE WORTH - Lake Clarke Condominium Apartments, located at 2981 Florida-Mango Road, between Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, and 10th Avenue "North", Lake Worth, continue to grow due to accelerated sales program. Evidence of these rapid sales is the fact that every building has been sold out long before completion. Howard Greenfield, the youthful builder, attributes this phenomenal success to building what the customer wants most. In this case it is the look of luxury in which privacy is assured. Outdoor living is given full emphasis here. The large outdoor porches are located so that no porch faces another. Each building has a outside yard terrace which makes Florida living a reality, because as much land is used for each building as is possible. many golf amateurs, as well as several well known golf pros, who take advantage of the fine putting green here to sharpen their game. These buildings, all concrete and steel, are fireproof, sound-proof, and hurricane-proof, require six months for completion. The 10th building will be completed for occupancy in April, and will include all the latest innovations that are constantly being added to each successive building. Mr. Greenfield comments, "We build apartments like General Motors builds cars. We constantly improve." Both Mr. Greenfield and Mr. Satter feel that the greatest of credit should be given to Emily and Harold Obst Architects, A.I.A., of Palm Beach. "Their imagination has certainly been an important factor in the phenomenal growth of Lake Clarke Gardens." Prices range from $9,990 to $15,790. (Adv) FETTER CO., INC. 928 - 28th St. W.P.B. 848-3700 Now Lralingr 30,(00 $1. ft. Nottk nd, W.M. si m 11 r 1) 1 i 8LFJK ACTIVE LEISURE LIVING JMtQA i ll LUCll) IN BEAUTIFUL PALM BEACH GARDENS Central Air Conditioning & Heating GENERAL (ft ELECTRIC Appliances Large walk-in closets Private screened porches Wall-to-wall Carpeting Private utility rooms Extra large kitchens Shadowless luminous ceilings THE NEW CONCEPT IN 2 BEDROOM - 2 BATH VILLAS and APARTMENTS Priced from 16,500 OFFERING THE NEW MERIDIAN PARK VILLAS... CONDOMINIUM CONVENIENCE DESIGNED FOR MORE INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY. ONE STORY GARDEN VILLAS ALLOWS MERIDIAN PARK RESIDENTS A CHANCE TO BRIGHTEN UP HIS OWN UNIT WITH PERSONAL TASTES IN FLORAL DESIGN AND LANDSCAPING, YET OFFERS COMPLETE MAINTENANCE. The new Meridian Park Condominium complex is now under construction with completion date set for March 1st, 1969. Plans call for a two story condominium building with 12 surrounding one story villas. Two - two story buildings already completed and ready for occupancy are nearly sold out. Each Meridian Park resident has use of all recreational facilities including pool, shuffleboard courts, activities center and maintenance of buildings, grounds and recreation area is includ ed. The location is superb . . . near shopping, beaches, fishing, golf courses, professional buildings, churches, hospitals, airport, etc. See this new concept in condominium living today or write for information. CLUBHOUSE - ACTIVITIES CENTER POOL - SHUFFLEBOARD COURTS I I FOR INFORMATION WRITE: I MERIDIAN PARK CONDOMINIUM I 3154 MERIDIAN SOUTH I PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA 33403 Nam. j j Addml I j City I Stat. 'P I L - DIRECTIONS: Follow the arrows just south of Publix shopping center ot intersection of lighthouse Drive and A1A in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens. MODEL OPEN DAILY S & R DEVELOPMENT PHONE (305) 842-5238 or 844-0113

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