Palm Beach History & Culture
More than a century after its founding, Palm Beach still captures the imagination and inspires passion. The community is global, as residents find themselves part of a tree with branches extending to Manhattan, London, Capri, and elsewhere. You never know what kinds of conversations you’ll catch over a tennis match, beside a turquoise pool, or at a philanthropic gala. However, simple pleasures take hold as well. Walks along beaches and pathways are a daily activity for most, and arts festivals and concerts—as well as boat and auto shows—take place throughout the year. While tourists come to take in the magnificent architecture and spectacular weather, residents of Palm Beach know it as a friendly beach town. They are quick to give a wave to their neighbors across a crowded restaurant floor, on the sidewalks of Worth Avenue, or from private dock to private dock.