NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

SOUTH END "SOSO"

 It’s hard to pin down “SoSo,” the cutesy name (some think too cute) given to the part of West Palm Beach that sits south of Southern Boulevard. It’s often considered one neighborhood. One association of residents represents the area, in addition to other spots that may or may not be part of SoSo, depending on whom you ask. But, if you take a look around, it’s quickly obvious that SoSo is highly varied in almost every way — the architecture, the streetscaping, the historic character. It’s almost a city of its own.  There are narrow lanes lined by tall hedges that curve mysteriously out of sight. There are lush, intimate nooks, with dead-ends on streets you expect to go through. There are wide, grand lawns capped by spectacular mansions along Flagler Drive. There are Spanish Mission homes from the 1920s and ranch-style homes built in the ’50s. And the whole 1.5-mile stretch, more than 2,000 homes, shares a spine along Dixie Highway.  The south end also includes the Belair Historic District, which covers the 200 and 300 blocks of Pilgrim and Plymouth roads. Platted in 1923, it includes more than 50 homes in the Mission Revival, Mediterranean Revival and Frame Vernacular styles — the oldest of which is the Richard Hone/Brombacher House built in 1895 on Plymouth. Most of the historic homes in the district were built in the 1920s and ’30s. “The area was originally a pineapple plantation that was part of a land grant from President Chester Arthur in 1885,” city planners wrote at the time of historic designation.   Source:    Palm Beach Post

It’s hard to pin down “SoSo,” the cutesy name (some think too cute) given to the part of West Palm Beach that sits south of Southern Boulevard. It’s often considered one neighborhood. One association of residents represents the area, in addition to other spots that may or may not be part of SoSo, depending on whom you ask. But, if you take a look around, it’s quickly obvious that SoSo is highly varied in almost every way — the architecture, the streetscaping, the historic character. It’s almost a city of its own.

There are narrow lanes lined by tall hedges that curve mysteriously out of sight. There are lush, intimate nooks, with dead-ends on streets you expect to go through. There are wide, grand lawns capped by spectacular mansions along Flagler Drive. There are Spanish Mission homes from the 1920s and ranch-style homes built in the ’50s. And the whole 1.5-mile stretch, more than 2,000 homes, shares a spine along Dixie Highway.

The south end also includes the Belair Historic District, which covers the 200 and 300 blocks of Pilgrim and Plymouth roads. Platted in 1923, it includes more than 50 homes in the Mission Revival, Mediterranean Revival and Frame Vernacular styles — the oldest of which is the Richard Hone/Brombacher House built in 1895 on Plymouth. Most of the historic homes in the district were built in the 1920s and ’30s. “The area was originally a pineapple plantation that was part of a land grant from President Chester Arthur in 1885,” city planners wrote at the time of historic designation.

Source: Palm Beach Post

Homes For Sale in South End "SoSo" West Palm Beach, Florida 

 

HOME STATISTICS

Low  - $263,000
Avg  - $1,464,000
High - $6,950,000

Average Days on Market - 162 DAYS. 

SCHOOLS

PUBLIC

Elementary School  - South Olive

Middle School - Forrest Hill 

PRIVATE

The Greene School

Palm Beach Day Academy

St. Juliana 

TOP 10 BEST RESTAURANTS NEAR South End "SOSO"

DARBSTER - DARBSTER.COM - Darbster is a unique plant based bistro with a creative menu that will appeal to both the plant based and mainstream diner. Our goal is to provide delicious, natural, organic and vegetarian friendly cuisine that will satisfy all tastes. Our menu includes our version of some old time classics as well as some new innovative dishes.

With our waterside deck Darbster provides a welcome respite from the fast-paced world outside. We strive to offer superior and knowledgeable service in a casual atmosphere for our locals as well as those visiting our tropical location.

DIXIE GRILL AND BAR - DIXIEGRILLANDBAR.COM - Dining inside & out. Big menu featuring killer burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, pasta, appetizers, daily and nightly specials, even a kids’ menu and dog menu. A full liquor bar & a great variety of craft beers on tap and in bottles – constantly rotating.

HAVANA - HAVANACUBANFOOD.COM - Havana has been serving West Palm Beach some of the best Cuban food there is for over 25 years. USA Today voted their Cuban sandwich one of the top 10 in Florida. The best part is that you can get your fix 24 HOURS A DAY! 

AIOLI - AIOLIWBP.COM - Aioli specializes in casual, locavore foods and gourmet to-go with savory and flavorful sandwiches, soups, salads and sides.

GRATO - GRATOWPB.COM - Grato's menu offers ingredients of the highest quality and includes made in-house pastas, a variety of rotisserie items, small plates and wood-fired pizza. The Mediterranean design features open airy spaces, large windows, wood, Carrara marble, iron and stoneware (custom pieces handcrafted by local artisan potter Ronald Shaw) to create a welcoming, approachable ambiance. An open kitchen with a wood-fire oven and grill with a large rotisserie to add to the warmth and provide an entertaining focal point.

LA SERINA - LASERINAONLINE.COM - Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, La Sirena is as Palm Beach Illustrated called, “a world class restaurant that just happens to be Italian.”  The dining room is classically styled to reflect the restaurant’s past. One hundred and fifty year old oak beams from the Shenandoah Valley adorn the ceiling and Murano glass lighting warms the walls.   Tables are impeccably set with crisp linens, glowing candles and bone china. The menu reads as a history lesson in old world cuisine…. Rigatoni alla Vodka, Cotoletta di Vitello alla Zingara and Zabaglione are some of La Sirena’s classic dishes.

GRANDVIEW MARKET - GRANDVIEWPUBLIC.COM Grandview Public Market is a culinary experience located within the newly developed Warehouse District in West Palm Beach. Grandview Public is comprised of 14 individual vendors providing unique experiences in shopping and casual dining. Vendors in the Market: CELIS PRODUCE, CLARES, ZIPITOS, CREMA, CRACE'S FINE FOODS, RABBIT COFFEE, THE CORNER, LRT BAR, POKE LAB EATERY. 

BASQUE AT BIBA - EATDRINKBASQUE.COM -  Basque at Biba brings both classic and modern interpretations of Spanish food to Palm Beach County. Hotel Biba, with its rich 89-year history and beautiful tropical courtyard, has a warm, hospitable vibe, making it the ideal setting for Basque's thoughtfully curated food and beverage menu."

KITCHEN - KITCHENPB.COM -  Kitchen is a contemporary American Brasserie focusing on passionately prepared, refined and flavorful flare with warm and welcoming service. Passion, discipline and the constant pursuit of excellence ensure high quality food and service at kitchen. Chef Matthew Byrne and his team prepare Contemporary American Cuisine using the highest quality seasonal and local ingredients to create a menu that is approachable yet refined and interesting.

JO BISTRO -JOBISTRO.COM - Jo Bistro’s menu created by Executive Chef Joseph Clark was designed to bring delectable healthy food made with superior farm fresh proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Recently added to the menu Acai Bowls, Fresh Juices, Smoothies, and Wraps. Each dish a work of art cooked and plated to perfection. Sushi Jo is next door too for when you need that sushi fix! 

 

THINGS TO DO NEAR South END "Soso" 

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden Garden

Howard Park

Armory Art Center

Phipps Park

Dreher Park

Palm Beach Zoo

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Cityplace

Clematis Street

West Palm Beach Golf Course 

Flagler Waterfront

Everglades Golf Course (Palm Beach)

Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach)

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach)

NEAREST DOG PARK

Dreher Dog Park 

Summa Beach Park 

Mary Brandon Park 

Nearest Hospital

Good Samaritan Medical Center - ER

JFK Medical Center - ER 

NEAREST SUPERMARKET

Publix Southern Blvd. 

Winn Dixie


LASORSA GROUP | ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIES

1810 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
United States

Call: 561-444-7716

E-Mail: nlasorsa@lasorsagroup.com

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