Get to know North Palm Beach
North Palm Beach was named “best planned community” in 1956, and it has been keeping the spirit — if not the title — alive ever since. It was developed by John D. MacArthur that year, and the builders made sure that water and quiet streets were the central focus. The main part of the village is an island, which keeps things relatively quiet, though there are commercial services and restaurants along Highway 1, and major shopping and entertainment centers just minutes away. There’s also a rather famous golf club with a Jack Nicklaus-designed course, notable mostly because Nicklaus was a resident of NPB himself. There’s plenty of action on the water here, with docks and marinas and waterfront real estate, as well as easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway. The village’s local beach is the magnificent John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, a truly stunning piece of wilderness.