EXCLUSIVE: New Alton clubhouse opening in Palm Beach Gardens (PHOTOS)


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The Alton clubhouse will open to residents Dec. 18.

There’s a separate space for on-demand aerobics and spin routines.

Soon, residents of a new community in Palm Beach Gardens “three miles to everywhere” will also be just a short walk or bike ride to the gym.

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The clubhouse for Alton, a Kolter development off Donald Ross Road, officially opens for residents Monday. The club at the corner of Grandiflora and Alton Roads is primarily a gym, with free weights, multipurpose machines, exercise bikes and a separate space for on-demand aerobics and spin routines.

LOOK: See photos of the new clubhouse

“It’s whatever you want to have, whenever you want to have it,” said John Manrique, vice president of marketing for Kolter Homes.

The bikes are equipped with internet access so that residents can read or watch whatever they want while they exercise. USB ports on multipurpose machines allow people to download workouts or listen to music.

The Decorators Unlimited designed a “chill zone” with couches and cafe tables that residents can also rent out for events.

READ: Planner: Alton will be ‘gathering spot,’ but not another Harbourside

Outside, one pool is divided into two sections, one for laps and another for recreation. It’s surrounded by 16 cabanas, available on a first-come, first-served basis. A green space by the pool is available for picnicking or bocce.

There are pickleball, basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts and a path for jogging around a lake.

Alton includes 360 houses in the first phase of development. Another 515 single-family and townhouses are planned south of Grandiflora Road and the first neighborhood.

— SARAH PETERS



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