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From Historic Main Street to the silver mines, Park City is home to countless historic hotspots worthy of a visit when taking a break from the slopes or trails. Below is a look at some of The Agency’s favorite historic, must-see destinations in and around Park City.  

HISTORIC MAIN STREET - The heart and soul of Park City is its Historic Main Street, the epicenter of shopping, dining and entertainment, nestled between Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley. Park City began as a raucous silver town, later to be reinvented as a mountain resort and world-class destination, home to Sundance Film Festival and host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Its Historic Main Street is home to more than 200 businesses, including saloons, craft breweries, fine dining

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From expertly manicured gardens to globally acclaimed châteaus, Vancouver Island is home to countless historic hotspots worthy of a visit. Below is a look at some of The Agency’s favorite historic, must-see destinations.

THE BUTCHART GARDENS - More than 100 years in the making, this lush and colourful Victoria masterpiece welcomes more than a million visitors each year. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, The Butchart Gardens began as the passion project of Jennie Butchart, who envisioned landscaping a sunken garden to transform the former limestone quarry in her backyard. In 1939, her grandson took ownership, turning the gardens into a world-renowned attraction. Today, The Butchart Gardens feature Japanese, Italian, Mediterranean, Sunken

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Situated between Los Cabos and La Paz is the La Sierra de La Laguna mountain range, a hidden gem filled with waterfalls, crystalline waters and towering trees. One of the most beautiful and least-explored areas of the Baja peninsula, 11,600 hectares of the mountain range were designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1994. It’s a place locals, adventurists and Baja loyalists have long celebrated and explored, climbing its peaks to capture panoramic views of where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. The water that flows through the biosphere reserve represents the primary source of groundwater in the region, providing water to 67% of Baja California Sur’s state population.

Angie Villa of The Agency Los Cabos recently hiked and camped in La Sierra de

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From the outlandish (and rumored-to-be-haunted) former residence of the heir to the Winchester gun fortune to otherworldly parks and forests, the East Bay is home to countless historic sights and hotpots worthy of a visit. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

JOHN MUIR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - Affectionately known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Park,” John Muir was one of America’s most famous conservationists and staunchest advocates for wilderness preservation. Over the course of his lifetime, Muir fought to protect the natural wonders he loved, and his writings successfully convinced the U.S. government to protect such beloved spots as Yosemite, Sequoia and Grand Canyon as National Parks. Today, outdoor enthusiasts

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The Agency made a splash in South Florida last year with the debut of our flagship office in Boca Raton, followed by our second and third locations in Aventura and Coral Gables. Now that we’ve put down roots up and down the coast, we’re proud our esteemed agents are serving as industry innovators in collaboration with their colleagues in the Caribbean market.

On Friday, April 5th, The Agency Collective hosted the first annual Caribbean Real Estate and Investment Summit at its flagship office in the heart of Boca Raton. Sponsored in part by The Agency Collective, The Agency Turks & Caicos and The PLS.com, the summit brought together top-producing agents, developers, architects, investors and attorneys from across the region under one roof. In the

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Whether you’re an NBA pro in the thick of spring training or a baseball fan who doesn’t miss a game, these four luxury residences from San Francisco to South Florida offer an incredible proximity to the country’s top stadiums, ballparks and golf courses—along with luxe, sport-oriented amenities of their own.

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Situated right next door to the forthcoming Warriors Chase Center —and boasting incredible views over Oracle Giants Ballpark—this incredible penthouse at Madrone is perfect for the city-dwelling athlete. Represented by Rachel Swann, the voluminous, 14th-floor residence showcases sweeping city and ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring ceilings and high-end finishes throughout 1,921 square

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect beach read or a rare antique, Pasadena is filled with charming boutiques and renowned flea markets that make for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Here’s a look at some of The Agency’s favorites.

GOLD BUG - A virtual wunderkammer of distinctive art pieces, handmade jewelry and creative taxidermy (if you’re into that kind of thing) this family-owned Pasadena gallery is the perfect place to pick up that gift for the friend who has everything. Borrowing its name from Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Gold Bug,” the shop boasts a curated, museum atmosphere with a “neo-victorian” point of view. Shoppers are encouraged to browse and visit often, as the shop’s one-of-a-kind creations rotate on a daily basis.

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Part Spanish character home, part contemporary retreat, this exquisite home in the heart of View Park, Los Angeles has been masterfully re-imagined by VEIN Design. Represented by The Agency's Michael Grady and Carlos Castillo, the 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival charmer was recently featured on The Agency's curated Luxury Homes + Lifestyle page featured on Dwell.com. Read the full story here.

 

 

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From a Rat Pack-esque steakhouse to a classic 1950s ice cream parlor, Phoenix and Scottsdale are home to countless historic hotspots worthy of a visit. Below is a look at some of The Agency’s favorite historic, must-see destinations.

DURANT’S STEAKHOUSE - Behind the infamous powder-pink facade of Durant’s Steakhouse in central Phoenix and through its famous back entrance (which opens to the kitchen), is a dining room filled with stories and secrets. Since opening its doors in 1950, the Old Hollywood-style haunt has assumed an enduring mystique, its tufted leather banquetes the preferred hideaway for celebrities, politicians and mafiosos alike as they doled out deals over martinis and steaks. If you’re looking for a throwback experience—and a heavy-handed

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The Agency was thrilled to slip on the boxing gloves and break a sweat for a good cause earlier this month as Natasha Barrett and our CEO and Founder Mauricio Umansky partnered with Giveback Homes for a spirited afternoon at BoxUnion. Joined by fellow members of The Agency team, Natasha and Mauricio warmed up, shadowboxed and gloved up before moving to the bag and practicing their hooks and jabs, with all proceeds from the session benefiting Giveback Homes.

Giveback Homes is a community of real estate professionals committed to creating social change by helping build homes for deserving families around the world. The Agency and our team of top-producing agents are proud to build a strong foundation for philanthropy in real estate. Every donation made

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