West Palm Beach, FL Area Information
West Palm Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, with a lot of history. There weren?t any other cities in South Florida when West Palm Beach incorporated in 1894. That heritage is evidenced by a dozen historic neighborhoods that are currently preserved or being lovingly restored. Historic neighborhoods include El Cid, Old Northwood Village and Flamingo Park.
West Palm Beach's downtown district is very attractive and lively. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a cultural hot spot that features touring Broadway shows, the Miami City Ballet, concerts, operas, and more. The popular CityPlace complex offers restaurants, clubs, shops and multi-story townhouses and apartments. West Palm Beach is also the host of SunFest, an annual waterfront music festival that attracts 250,000 people over its five-day springtime run.
Built along a wide section of the Intracoastal Waterway called the Lake Worth Lagoon, West Palm Beach has a lot of waterfront and water activities, but getting to the beach means crossing a causeway to the ritzy town of Palm Beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
Commuters have quite a few options here. The region?s main expressway, I-95, bisects West Palm Beach, while Florida?s Turnpike parallels I-95 to the west of the city. West Palm Beach is also home to Palm Beach International Airport, located on the city?s western border. Rail commuters take Tri-Rail, a regional rail service, south to Broward County and into downtown Miami.
Renting in West Palm Beach
Prices of apartments for rent in West Palm Beach vary by neighborhood, but average slightly higher than in nearby communities, such as in the less-sought-after Lake Worth.
Sports in West Palm BeachMLB Spring Training ? The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals train each spring at Roger Dean Stadium in nearby Jupiter.
PGA National Resort & Spa ? Located nearby in Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National hosts the PGA Tour Honda Classic.
Palm Beach Polo and Country Club ? Palm Beach County is home to a variety of equestrian activities, including this polo club west of West Palm Beach, in Wellington.
West Palm Beach seen from across the Lake Worth Lagoon. (Photo courtesy of Eighties 1980)
City Place is a commercial and residential development in downtown West Palm Beach. (Photo courtesy of Steph K. Hill.)