West Palm Beach real estate’s lively modern charm has roots in its history. The city was incorporated in 1894, making it the oldest incorporated municipality in Palm Beach County. Today, it also has the highest population in the county, with an estimate of 105,000 residents and counting. Over the years, West Palm Beach has grown into a highly-desirable place to live, work, and of course, play. It certainly has a history of wealth and luxury, attracting celebrities and even royalty. Today, West Palm Beach’s Hollywood-esque glamor continues to be a draw among visitors, locals, and would-be residents, thanks to its selection of multi-million dollar estates on sprawling properties and historic high-end neighborhoods.
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Things to Do at West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach boasts “more than palms and beaches” (although there are certainly plenty of those to go around) and more than just luxurious real estate. The city is alive throughout the year, thanks to its year round events and outdoor festivals, exciting nightlife, andCityPlace and the historic Clematis Street , two busy retail, dining, and entertainment districts that constantly draw West Palm Beach residents into the heart of the city.
Quite often you’ll find yourself mingling with the crowd among trendy eateries and fine dining restaurants, martini bars, nightclubs, and galleries and boutiques. Whether you enjoy dancing the night away or catching theater performances, or prefer outdoor recreational pursuits like fishing or golfing, West Palm Beach caters to your lifestyle.
Aside from having miles of pristine white sandy beaches, other popular attractions in West Palm Beach include Lion Country Safari, Peanut Island, and the Palm Beach County Convention Center. In addition, the Harriet and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts both host music, dance, and theatre performances, while the Norton Museum of Art has exhibits of European, American, and Chinese contemporary art. The award-winning Clematis by Night, held each Thursday evening on Clematis Street, is a live music and food event with arts and crafts vendors setting up booths for passersby.
Education at West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach has a significant number of schools for college-level students to attend, including: Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lincoln College of Technology, Florida Culinary Institute, and Northwood University. In addition, Bak Middle School of the Arts accepts middle school students with a propensity for performance arts, from all over Palm Beach County.
For more up-to-date information on West Palm Beach homes for sale and/or insight into the West Palm Beach real estate market, please contact The Armstrong Group or call us today at 561-282-5207. We’ll help you find that piece of real estate in the Palm Beaches that was meant just for you!
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