History & Culture
More than a century in, Palm Beach still captures the imagination of visitors and a passion in its residents. To own a home here is to signal success, and the locals find themselves a part of a community that has branches in London, Manhattan, and Capri. Economy-changing conversations take place over tennis matches, next to turquoise pools, and at gala philanthropic occasions. But simple pleasures are equally enjoyed. Walks along beaches and pathways are a daily activity for most, and arts festivals and concerts — as well as boat and auto shows — are scheduled throughout the year. While tourists come to take in the magnificent architecture and spectacular weather, the residents of Palm Beach know it as a friendly beach town, and are quick to give a wave to their neighbors across a crowded restaurant floor, on the sidewalks of Worth Avenue, or from dock to dock while their yachts are being fueled up.