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Delray Beach According to Allyson Sullivan

To Allyson Sullivan the sun sets a little brighter in Delray Beach. She has not only lived here for the past 30 years, but she has been a realtor for 22 of those years.

Allyson has seen it all and heard a lot. “As a realtor in town I meet many people from out of town and many locals. Some of them consider me to be a resource for all things Delray Beach,” said the Delray Beach Lang Realty agent.

Because of this Sullivan wants to share some of her favorite things about Delray. Some of the them may surprise you – but not to Sullivan. She tends to look on the bright side – even with sunglasses on.

“I love the small town beach vibe of Delray and many things that people complain about. I actually love the bridge and never mind getting stuck in traffic when the bridge is open.”

Sullivan also loves watching the trains go by and the traffic (yes you heard that right). She also enjoys all the hustle and bustle of our little beach town.

On the side of land use and real estate, Sullivan’s quest for perfection also lands squarely on the ground.

“I love that there are so many types of various real estate options – there is something for everyone. I think Delray has really nailed the concept of new urbanism.”
What she means is the design movement that promotes environmentally friendly habits such as creating walkable neighborhoods, offering a wide range of housing and adding creative venues and options.

“Downtown Delray Beach has gorgeous single family homes with lush tropical backyards, lots of townhomes with varying architecture and plenty of condos with different views and little to no maintenance.”

Sullivan also raves about the five East Delray historic districts in town with the classic “Old Florida” architecture. There are also “some stunning modern masterpieces mixed right in to the landscape! When you put all this in one small area this is what makes Delray so cool and unique.”

As a realtor Sullivan gets asked many times about where she likes to eat and shop. In the name of full disclosure, she wants to address this query and share her favorite Delray places.

She enjoys eating at Akira in the Ray Hotel – “They have the best food.. You must try the chicken (thank me later!) and Hands down best espresso Martinis in town.”

Another Sullivan favorite is Le Colonial. This is a great addition to the Delray dining scene, she said. “I love the food and the gorgeous atmosphere, whether I’m in the dining room or having a drink in the cocktail lounge it’s perfect. The service is also superb.”

She is also a big fan of Rose’s Daughter and enjoys their homemade pasta, Farmhouse for their grilled salmon and Amar for their Mediterranean food. And, like a lot of locals, Sullivan is a big fan of Tramonti and City Oyster (their lobster rolls and raspberry point oysters).

Her favorite off the beaten path restaurant is Palm Trail Grill and she enjoys the coffee shop and dessert at MO&MA. “You can never go wrong with a cup of joe at the Coffee District or sitting outside on the patio at The Seagate Hotel for a cup of coffee.”

For her Shopping suggestions Sullivan turns to Morley, Coco & Co and Periwinkle. Also, a favorite is surf shop The Quiet Storm. It is a short drive from the Avenue, but Nomad Surf Shop is always worth the trip.

“I am in love with the new Snappy Turtle home store next to Captain Clays fish market! And the gift shop in the Seagate Hotel is a gem.” For wine Sullivan heads to the Wine Wave in Waterway East Plaza.

“I often get asked where is the next hot spot and I must say I have my eyes on Boynton Beach. I am excited about the growth of Boynton Beach.”

The Chapel Hill neighborhood is one of hottest in Palm Beach County. Another area to watch is east of US1 in Boynton beach. “I recently sold a point lot on the Intracoastal to a client building a beautiful custom home. Once completed, I believe it will be one of the nicest homes in the city.”

When it comes to real estate listings Sullivan has some new exciting ones to share.

She has a fully renovated historic home at 503 NE 2nd Avenue (the pink house) listed for $2.070 million. She also has a three bedroom condo penthouse at 801 Palm Trail – complete with a deeded boat slip and lift for $1.475 million, and a Lake Ida home on a double lot with gorgeous backyard for $1.775 million. As for condos, she has a one-bedroom condo listing at Delray Colonial for $305K. “I have a little something for everyone,” she adds.

Sullivan had a notable sale this December at 510 Palm Trail. The single family home sold in December for over $4 million.

As they say in the business, “If you want a great home and a greater experience call Allyson Sullivan!”

ALLYSON SULLIVAN
Lang Realty
900 East Atlantic Avenue 16B
Delray Beach, FL 33483
allysonsl@hotmail.com
561-573-8883


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