Huntington Pointe Community: 6251 North Oriole Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33484
BLUESTREAM and HOTWIRE: CHANGING HUNTINGTON POINTE
If you haven’t kept up with the latest entertainment and Internet technology changes, Fiber Optic Cable is state of the art for TV Transmissions and the Internet. Your internet performance will be much faster and should be rock solid reliable. Your TV picture will be sharper and clearer, as well as more reliable. If you have the latest 4K, LED televisions in your home, you will be in for a real treat after your phase transitions over to fiber optic cable.
Phase I switched over to fiber optic cable almost two years ago with Hotwire. Phase I residents are very familiar with the benefits of fiber optic cable, which they’ve been enjoying for almost two years. For phases II, III, and IV, their AT&T contract ends November 30. But here’s the good news.
We were told that progress on the Bluestream project is ahead of schedule, and they will start installing service in early October. If you live in Phases II, III, or IV, what does that mean? You won’t have to wait until November 30 to make the transition from twentieth century copper wires to twenty-first century fiber optic cable. More to come on this exciting transition very soon.
At this point in time, it appears that every unit owner in Huntington Pointe will be enjoying the benefits of the latest 21st Century Technology over the next 2-3 months. Obviously, that’s great news for our community, so enjoy your new entertainment and Internet connections.
Phase II, III, and IV residents should click on the following link to see our Bluestream page. HP BLUESTREAM PAGE
CAFE RENOVATION PHOTOS
If you want to see the latest photos of our Café Renovation, go to our Clubhouse Renovation Photos page, or click on the following link:
NEW CAFE CONTRACT UPDATE
In her August 2nd “To the Pointe” letter to the community, HPA President Susan Levine said the following:
The new five-year café contract with our new operators, DALA IV, is on our website for your viewing. (HPA, Documents, Contracts, DALA IV)
Red Cards will increase per unit as follows:
$205.00 for the first year.
$225.00 for years 2,3 & 4.
$240.00 for year 5.
The café will be open seven days a week from 8am to 3pm for breakfast and lunch. Dinners to go will be available as well as soups and desserts. Delivery of meals will be available after 3pm. We will have a Chef, assistant Chef, dishwasher, bus person, two servers and a café manager on premises every day. Catering will be available. Credit Cards will be accepted. The operator will be offering their version of our Blue Card, $110.00 worth of food for $100.00. You are not obligated to purchase their Blue Card.
New Insurance Laws Passed by the Florida Legislature
After reviewing changes in the law and speaking with our insurance agent, the news is depressing. Why should you care? Because a large component of the recent increase in your quarterly condo assessment was a result of soaring insurance premiums for condo associations. We just learned the insurance premium for Huntington Lakes across the street, rose several hundred thousand dollars. We’re told that kind of increase is not unusual. It’s possible that kind of increase could happen here when we renew our policies in early 2023.
Please keep in mind the increases in condo fees we’re talking about are not unique to Huntington Pointe. Per the changes in state law, these are issues which thousands of Condo and HOA communities in Florida must deal with over the next 2-3 years. In addition, the insurance environment is a negative one, nationally.
Although there were a few minor victories during the legislative session, overall, there were no significant, positive changes implemented. In other words, we should not expect to see any improvements in the cost and/or types of insurance coverage when it comes time for renewal next year. Although it’s almost six months, away, and the market might change, as of today, it appears as if it will probably get worse.
This also applies to the cost of insurance for individual unit owners, who are being hit with huge increases in their premiums for your condo insurance policies. It’s not unusual to hear about people who had a 50%, 75%, or even a 100% increase in their home insurance.
Phases II & IV, as will all communities with buildings at least 3 stories tall, will be subject to new, expensive building inspections. Per the new law, all condo associations will also be subject to new reserve requirements starting January 01, 2025. At this point in time, we don’t have any specifics, but those two changes in the law could prove to be costly. Most, but not all, of these changes will take place over the next 2 years. Many legal experts are not happy with the wording of the law and/or other issues. Therefore, they believe we will probably see modifications to the law next year.
In addition to the above factors, everyone in south Florida must deal with rising costs for products and services. Therefore, it’s reasonable to expect the HPA portion of your quarterly condo fee to also have a significant increase in 2023. For a more detailed explanation of how this works, go to our PHASE INFO page in the resident’s section.
HP Club “A Night Out”: Food Truck with Singing DJ Arnie
We have an array of photos, so you can see how much fun residents had at the Night Out Party. Click on the link below:
Hypnotist Show Monday in the Clubhouse Parking Lot
World-Renowned Celebrity Hypnotist Richard Barker presented his hilarious comedy hypnosis show Monday night.
It was another very enjoyable evening in the Clubhouse Parking Lot with a relatively large crowd. You can view PHOTOS and VIDEOS from this event by clicking on the following link: TALENT SHOW PHOTOS
HP DANCE DIVAS PERFORMED @ the Talent Show
Click on this link to see them practicing and performing at the Talent Show: HP DANCE DIVAS
Jineen & Rhona, Co-Presidents, A Night Out
Clubhouse Renovation Updates and Photos
If you want to see the latest renovation updates, provided by Sue Loeser, check out our Clubhouse Renovation Updates page. If you want to see the slow demolition and rebuilding of our clubhouse, check out the Clubhouse Renovation Photos page. The Construction Photos page also includes updates from HPA President Susan Levine.
Driver / Pedestrian Safety: We frequently receive complaints about HP residents who do not come to a full stop at intersections, and/or residents who stop their vehicles in the middle of the road on Huntington Pointe or Royal Vista Drives. Our main roads are not parking lots, so please do not stop to talk with your friends. That creates a potentially dangerous situation. It takes just a few seconds to turn off the main road and safely park your car and then talk to your friends.
This issue also applies to residents who walk 2 or 3 abreast in the middle of the road. Why are you doing that, endangering yourself and others, when you have a perfectly safe walking path, which covers about 80% of our property?
Private Landscapers: We received unconfirmed reports that two villa owners hired PRIVATE landscapers to work around their units. Be advised, you are NOT ALLOWED to hire a private landscaper. If you do such, and if there is damage to the landscaping around your unit, you will be liable for damages. You might also be subject to additional penalties.
The Huntington Pointe Story
Huntington Pointe is an adult only (55+) gated community with no pets, located in one of the most popular towns in Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL. The main entrance is on Jog Road north of Atlantic Avenue, just south of Lake Ida Road. Our community is about a 10 minute drive from the downtown Delray shopping area and restaurants which are adjacent to a beautiful beach.
There are 1,096 residential units in the complex. Our residents live in various styles of apartments in our four story condo buildings or three different styles of attached one story villas.
Everyone enjoys our beautiful landscaping and two lakes. We’re large enough to support a wide array of amenities but small enough to maintain a sense of community. When asked what attracts them to Huntington Pointe, many new residents respond by saying our development is just the right size.
Another big attraction is our active lifestyle. We have four outdoor pools, each with a Jacuzzi, plus one indoor heated swimming pool. For those interested in physical activities, we have a fitness center, tennis courts, bocce ball, pickleball, a billiards room, and shuffleboard for our residents and their guests. We also offer a series of classes such as Zumba, water aerobics, and yoga. We have an on-site Café where people enjoy meeting for breakfast or lunch. It’s one of the most popular activities in our community.
We have a wide array of indoor activities organized by a variety of clubs. We are especially proud of our billiards, computer, current events, financial, and theater arts clubs. Numerous card games and art classes are a big part of these organized activities. Many, but not all of these activities are currently postponed until the renovation and modernization of our clubhouse is completed. Several clubs are finding ways to execute their activities outdoors.
Most of the aforementioned clubs meet in our 56,000 square foot clubhouse which has a Theater of Performing Arts seating over 600 people. There’s a year round schedule of very popular variety shows plus an annual concert series. In addition, residents can see first run movies on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons and evenings for free. As good as this theater was, it’s currently undergoing a major renovation! Once the renovation is completed [approximate time frame is one year], our refurbished theater and clubhouse will be vastly improved, with a modern, 21st Century Look and Feel.
HP residents are very creative. Although our clubhouse is currently closed because of the renovation, we are using our clubhouse parking lot to put on outdoor shows and activities. You can see many of the photos on our website of the performers, the audience, residents singing, dancing, laughing, and having fun.
In addition to much improved, modern cardio and weight rooms, we will have a brand new dance studio for Zumba and other Fitness classes. Our library will move to a different location, and there will be a 2nd elevator installed. Finally, all windows will be hurricane impact glass and the glass canopy on the roof will be replaced with a solid, traditional roof, which provides better insulation. That modification will hopefully reduce energy costs.
There’s more, our popular café will also be modernized. After the clubhouse and café are refurbished, we’re hoping there’s enough money left over to redesign the landscaping around our main pool.
Every visitor to our community notices and is impressed by our gorgeous, lush landscaping, which you can see in many of our photos. We have an incredible landscaping team, which works hard to maintain and keep Huntington Pointe one of the most beautiful and unique communities in south Florida.
Finally, what you cannot see on this website, is the feeling/sense of community which makes Huntington Pointe very special and a fabulous place to live. Many of our residents tell us that life @ HP feels as if they are living in a resort year round. Would you care to join our community?
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