Just 45 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale, this desirable neighborhood is secluded and highly craved.

Welcome to Manalapan, Florida

Miniature village with gargantuan appeal.
Just 45 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale, this desirable neighborhood is secluded and highly craved. The serenity and calm are unmatched, as it is home to less than 500 residents and has not seen a development boom. Locals prefer a simple life full of splendor.
Sitting on a long barrier island, about halfway between Delray Beach and Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Manalapan is the calm within the storm of South Florida’s expansion and growth. Modern, avant-garde homes decorate the neighborhoods. Ivory white sand, cerulean sea, and purifying breezes are the norm. 

What to Love

  • Brilliant town sheltered from the hustle and bustle of Miami City
  • Prime location near well-known South Florida beaches
  • Extraordinary possibilities for dining and shopping
  • Numerous outdoor activities for enjoying the stellar views

Local Lifestyle

Residents are harbored from the busy city life and yet are not far from the excitement of Miami and nearby attractions. Peace and quiet is the central feature of Manalapan. Locals are fiercely protective of maintaining the sanctity of the town’s calming quality. Residents spend much time outdoors at the beaches or on nature trails and tours.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Cafes in Manalapan are premium. Victoria's in nearby Lantana is a delectable Peruvian cuisine cafe. Along with their famous rotisserie chicken, some unique entrees include Loma Saltado, Parihuela, and Pescado a lo Macho. The interior exudes elegance and refinement. 
Oceano Kitchen is an a la carte dream. Meals are designed for the entire table to enjoy, and the chefs bring out various preparations steadily throughout the visit. The entrees celebrate local fare, as the owners — husband and wife Jeremy and Cindy Bearman — create new dishes daily based on locally available selections. They use fresh ingredients and cook everything wood-fired. 
Craft Food Tours in Delray Beach combines entertainment and gourmet. The walking tour of local restaurants and history will introduce you to six local legends, including El Camino and DADA. The tour guide, Matt, will share his passion as a food connoisseur while the group romps through Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach. Dining out surpasses expectations with this town’s incredible selections of award-winning restaurants. 
There isn’t much retail or industry within Manalapan due to the citizens’ preference for a quiet atmosphere.  However, it is home to Plaza del Mar, the prime destination for elegant shops. Chico’s, J. McLaughlin, and Evelyn & Arthur are a few of the upscale stores in this center. John G's and Asian Fusion and Sushi are stellar dining options after a long day of window shopping. 

Things To Do

Taking in fresh air and sunshine is the theme of most activities in this village. Airboat tours, animal encounters, and gator shows are just a few of the spectacles at Everglades Holiday Park. This Fort Lauderdale attraction is an excellent fit for an event with a large group. There are several airboat and bus tours and even shore excursions available. Birthday parties and corporate events are frequently held here. 
Jupiter Outdoor Center fits the area's vibe by offering kayaking, canoeing, nature tours, bikes, and lessons at the Loxahatchee River, brimming with manatees and sea turtles. Guests can view the serene waters with boat rentals or a guided river tour. Aside from the lighthouse, Jupiter Outdoor presents the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Climb and Paddle Tour, Mangrove Mystery Tour, and private paddle board lessons. 
The Halloween spirit is in Boynton Beach with Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash. Each year, the town converts to Renaissance times with pirate and mermaid regalia. Ambling actors, street performers, and musicians cover the sidewalk and engage thousands in festivity. Hobb’s Cove, a vintage port honoring pirate legends, and Merlandia, the home of sirens, are the main attractions. 
Calmer days can be fantastic, too, at Manalapan’s community parks. Ocean-Inlet Park is the perfect spot to take in Manalapan’s seaside views. Boating and swimming are sure to be enjoyed, along with kayaking, canoeing, and saltwater fishing. Ocean Ridge Hammock Park is the ideal hideaway for serene sun-worshipping and beachfront exploring. There are a long boardwalk and beach forests to weave into and get magically lost. 
Oceanfront Park in Boyton Beach is another beautiful outdoor stop. Perfect for gatherings and parties, there are grills, picnic tables, and gazebos dotting the landscape. Plus, a brilliant new playground is available for families. In Manalapan, a fantastic day's escape from the bustling Miami city is easy. 

Overview for Manalapan, FL

277 people live in Manalapan, where the median age is 77 and the average individual income is $119,367. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

77 years

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