Neighborhood Information

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Palm Beach County is the largest county in the state of Florida in terms of land area. As of 2010, the rapidly-growing county’s estimated population was 1,320,134 making it the 3rd most populous in the state and the 28th most populous in the United States. Over 40 percent of the county’s population lives in unincorporated areas near the Atlantic coast.

Palm Beach County borders Martin County to the North, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and Broward County to the South. Palm Beach County has 38 municipalities in total including wealthy coastal towns such as Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, Manalapan, and Boca Raton. Palm Beach County is Florida’s wealthiest county, with a per capita personal income of $44,518 as of 2004.

The Intracoastal Waterway separates the Town of Palm Beach from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. As of 2000, Palm Beach had a year-round population of 10,468, with an estimated seasonal population of 30,000. It is the seasonal home of many powerful billionaires and business magnates from across the United States. Known as one of the world’s most desirable communities, the Town of Palm Beach is acclaimed for its lavish lifestyle, luxury real estate and relaxed sophistication. Shopping and dining can be found along internationally renowned Worth Avenue and recreation enthusiasts will revel in Palm Beach’s world-class polo, golf, tennis, yachting and deep-sea fishing. The Town of Palm Beach as an island is approximately 14 miles long and only one to four blocks at its widest point. The Atlantic Ocean forms its eastern boundary located along the Intracoastal Waterway, or Lake Worth. Three bridges connect Palm Beach to the mainland and to the City of West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Florida is known as one of the most prestigious counties in the country. Offering great school systems, beautiful beaches, high end shopping centers, and theaters with live entertainment Palm Beach has it all.

 

Points of interest

  • The Breakers Hotel
  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
  • Norton Museum of Art
  • Four Arts Gardens
  • The Mar-A-Lago Club
  • The Flager Museum
  • Worth Avenue
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Palm Beach Zoo
  • South Florida Science Museum
  • Mounts Botanical Garden