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Welcome to our Casa!

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Welcome to the Historic 1925 Mediterranean Revival Estate Casa Grandview Bed and Breakfast Inn. 

Resident Innkeepers, Cheryl and Kirk Grantham along with Mascots, Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Raleigh, a Golden Retriever, look forward to greeting you on arrival .

Extended stay guests may choose one of our private and separately licensed self-catering Historic Cottages or Art Deco Suites. These chic accommodations offer warm, inviting décor,  privacy, comfort, and quaint charm while retaining the original period architecture combined with today's technology and conveniences a West Palm Beach guest might desire.  Read More

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Casa Grandview History and Timeline

West Palm Beach Urban Renewal and Restoration

Today, the Grandview Heights Historic District is a thriving example of community revitalization. Not only have residential buildings important to the history and character of West Palm Beach been saved and restored, but the historic disctrict attracts visitors to the quaint accommodation offered in historic buildings bordered by CityPlace Entertainment District, Norton Museum, Armory Art Center, and more.   More  Location

Casa Grandview Transformation

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West Palm Beach Bed and Breakfast - A Labor of Love
By SUSAN SALISBURY    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

When Cheryl Grantham and her husband, Kirk, moved in 2004 to West Palm Beach's historic Grandview Heights neighborhood from Prospect Park to the south, they didn't plan to open a bed-and-breakfast.  Read complete story

Best Luxury Hotels in Palm Beach County

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Florida Hotel Reviews "Recommendations for the Best Hotels in Palm Beach County"
By Wade Rowland - World Travel Guide 

When most people think of a luxury holiday in southern Florida, Palm Beach County hotel resorts spring to mind: The Breakers, The Ritz Carlton or The Colony.  But if your idea of luxury includes space defined in square footage, then the price of your luxury Florida holiday can zoom in Palm Beach.  If that seems a bit too rich for your budget especially in the current global economy, a different - and surprisingly affordable - luxury alternative can be found just across the bridge from Palm Beach proper, in a quaint historic district in downtown West Palm Beach called Grandview Heights at Casa Grandview.  Read More

History of West Palm Beach

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West Palm Beach is the Oldest City in Palm Beach County 

Founded In 1894, West Palm Beach is the oldest city in Palm Beach County.  On Nov. 5, 1894, 87 of the town's 500 or so residents, gathered "atop the calaboose" (the jailhouse) at Poinsettia (now Dixie) and Banyan streets and voted 77-1 to incorporate "West Palm Beach." The area had originally been called Westpalmbeach, a single word, then split into three words.  The historic buildings, structures, and sites within the boundaries of the City are listed by "neighborhoods." 

West Palm Beach boasts a population of 100,000 residents in 2014. Palm Beach County's Population is 1.3 million residents.

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Historic Neighborhoods

The concept of historic neighborhoods was developed as a means of organizing areas within the community that have unique characteristics which set them apart from other areas. The boundaries of historic neighborhoods were established based on geography, topography, historic use, and types of buildings within the area. Read More about the 16 West Palm Beach Downtown Historic Districts.

Grandview Heights Historic District

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One of the city's oldest neighborhoods still intact, Grandview Heights was built as an extension of Palm Beach Heights from around 1910 to 1925. Part of West Palm Beach and half of Grandview Heights was demolished in 1989 to make way for the proposed Downtown-Uptown project, which remains undeveloped. The neighborhood became a West Palm Beach Historic District in 1995, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.  Read More

National Register of Historic Places

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Grandview Heights, established in 1910 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has the West Palm Beach’s highest concentration of historically significant architecture, such as Mission Revival, Florida Bungalow, Art Deco and Dutch Colonial Revival.   Renewal planning and restoration work during the past fifteen years have turned Grandview Heights into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in West Palm Beach due to its downtown location and eclectic Old South Florida atmosphere.  Read More

Early History of Grandview Heights

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The Grandview Heights Historic District which is now a desirable downtown area in the City of West Palm Beach was first homesteaded in 1873 and was a sleepy frontier outpost until Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway began regular rail service to West Palm Beach.  The railway brought both new residents and tourists drawn to the area's beaches and climate. By 1920, West Palm Beach's population had grown to 8,699. The Grandview Heights neighborhood was established in 1910 and its first residents were downtown shopkeepers and the craftsmen who built the luxury hotels of Palm Beach such as The Breakers. Most historic homes in the Grandview Heights Neighborhood were completed by 1925.

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By the 1980's, the Grandview Heights District was in serious decline, deserted for the more fashionable suburbs near shopping malls. High crime rates and drug dealing followed and properties deteriorated and lost value as few of the remaining owners or landlords had the interest or money to maintain and preserve their historic homes.  In 1989, the City of West Palm Beach acquired approximately half of the properties in the Grandview Heights Neighborhood and demolished the homes to make way for a planned downtown redevelopment project which eventually included the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, CityPlace shopping district and the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Read More

Historic Home Tour of Grandview Heights

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Since 1995 approximately a dozen different homeowners in Grandview Heights have opened their homes to the public for the neighborhood’s Historic Home Tour.  The Historic Home Tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to step inside historic homes in the neighborhood. Grandview Heights boasts historic properties in a variety of architectural styles, with Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Mission styles dominating.  The afternoon event held in April includes a full buffet dinner and a live band, giving attendees a chance to mingle, discuss the day and enjoy the relaxed Grandview Heights ambiance.  Additional tour information and tickets can be purchased online, 

Grandview Heights - 100th Year Anniversary

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15th Annual Grandview Heights Historic Home Tour

The 100th Year Centennial Anniversary was celebrated on April 1, 2012, with a successful Home Tour.  As always, Casa Grandview was included in the Tour and highlighted for their participation in the Grandview Heights urban development.  Located within walking distance to City Place and the downtown Clematis Street Historic District, the Grandview Heights Historic District has become one of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in West Palm Beach due to its superb location and eclectic, old South Florida atmosphere.  Read More