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Palm Beach

Palm Beach
Living in Palm Beach

For those looking for Gilded Age elegance, your search is over. Separated from the mainland by Lake Worth, Palm Beach with its old world charm is one of the most desirable towns in the world. Its history is matched by its stunning beaches that offer a range of outdoor recreations and glamorous boutiques that line the world renowned Worth Avenue.

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With just over 9000 residents in this tight-knit community, Palm Beach offers a gracious lifestyle and year-round sun, which perhaps explains the seasonal jet-setters who flock to the area to enjoy the sunshine in the winter months, as well as a host of immaculately tended to golf courses. The waterfront provides three miles of public beaches and the traffic-free Lake View Trail is the perfect place to explore.

Palm Beach Real Estate

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Whether you feel more at home in Greco Roman mansions, contemporary Palm Beach apartments or upscale Palm Beach condos, Palm Beach real estate has something stunning for you.

Tropical landscaping is a feature of many homes, helping them to blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings.

This concern to preserve the beauty of Palm Beach is further enhanced by a historic preservation program and strict zoning laws, which prohibit commercial properties and condominiums from being built in specific areas such as North Palm Beach. Making it a particularly attractive area for those seeking Palm Beach homes for sale that make use of the island's beachfront beauty.

Palm Beach History


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Originally settled 10,200 years ago by Native American tribes, it took until 1878 for Palm Beach to arrive at its name.

A Spanish ship the 'Providencia' was on its way from Havana to Cadiz, Spain with a cargo full of coconuts when a storm sent it crashing into the Florida coast. Luckily the cargo survived and thousands of coconuts were planted, creating a swaying line of palm trees to fringe the idyllic white sand beaches.

Pretty soon the town became famous for its beauty and tourism flourished with the arrival of the Florida East Coast Railway. Its owner, the Standard Oil tycoon Henry Flagler, fell in love with the island's abundant charms and saw the major potential for seasonal tourism. Flagler opened the Royal Poinciana Hotel in 1894 followed by The Breakers Resort and his own Gilded Age home, Flagler House. Thus combining renaissance inspired architecture with tropical beauty to create the Palm Beach that we know and love today.

Palm Beach attractions


For such a small place Palm Beach has a wealth of attractions. Nestled in the Gilded Age estate of Henry Flagler is the Flagler Museum, an ornate and opulent setting for a host of ever-changing cultural exhibitions.

Another piece of turn of the century beauty is the magnificent Breakers Resort, the hotel favored by various Rockefeller's, Vanderbilt's and Astor's in the early twentieth century.

If you still haven't gotten your cultural fix, you can try the Society of the Four Arts, which includes an art gallery, concert hall auditorium and the famed Four Arts Botanical Garden, where fragrant ylang-ylang, jasmine and begonias perfume your visit.

Families will also appreciate a day at the Palm Beach Zoo, which houses more than 550 species in 23 acres of lush tropical habitat.

Lastly, you can take a day trip to Peanut Island, an eighty-acre tropical park at the mouth of Lake Worth affords you great opportunities to swim, fish and snorkel.

Palm Beach shopping


No visit to Palm Beach is complete without going to Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of South Florida, where Brioni, Chanel and Hermes mingle with modern galleries and swanky jewelry stores.

Kassalty's has been selling clothes in Palm Beach since 1923 offering luxurious linens and cozy sleepwear. This family-owned gem typifies the personal and gracious appeal of Palm Beach.

For bargain hunters, there's the ever-popular 'The Church Mouse,' a high-end thrift store with designer clothing, furniture and more.

Palm Beach restaurants


Eating out in Palm Beach affords you the choice of some of the finest restaurants in America in just over eight square miles.

Café Boulud offers high-end French cuisine in an elegant setting. While Café d'Europe is a Palm Beach icon where the setting is the only competition to the food

Sant Ambroeus brings a touch of old world Milan to sunny Palm Beach. Guests can enjoy the main dining room as well as a signature coffee bar and gelateria.

Meanwhile, James Beard Award winner Clay Conley has been quietly making a mini-empire with innovative small plates at Buccan and inventive Asian at Inoto.

Set across from the beach is the long-established Charley's Crab, a refined place to go for great seafood.

Those seeking a great steak will enjoy dining al fresco at Flagler Steakhouse with the panoramic views of the golf course as a fitting accompaniment to the meal.

Palm Beach bars


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The art of the cocktail is alive and well at HMF at The Breakers Resort. There's a strict dress code giving you the perfect excuse to dress up and sample their 1600 varietal wine list.

A trip to Worth Avenue will bring you to the legendary Ta-boo, a bistro and bar once frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra and JFK, where local legend has it they invented the Bloody Mary.

While the Leopard Lounge is a Palm Beach institution offering Gilded Age glamour with a touch of colonial whimsy.

Living in Palm Beach
For those looking for Gilded Age elegance, your search is over. Separated from the mainland by Lake Worth, Palm Beach with its old world charm is one of the most desirable towns in the world. Its history is matched by its stunning beaches that offer a range of outdoor recreations and glamorous boutiques that line the world renowned Worth Avenue.

Neighborhood overview for Palm Beach real estate buyers” style=

With just over 9000 residents in this tight-knit community, Palm Beach offers a gracious lifestyle and year-round sun, which perhaps explains the seasonal jet-setters who flock to the area to enjoy the sunshine in the winter months, as well as a host of immaculately tended to golf courses. The waterfront provides three miles of public beaches and the traffic-free Lake View Trail is the perfect place to explore.

Palm Beach Real Estate

Palm Beach real estate for sale” style=

Whether you feel more at home in Greco Roman mansions, contemporary Palm Beach apartments or upscale Palm Beach condos, Palm Beach real estate has something stunning for you.

Tropical landscaping is a feature of many homes, helping them to blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings.

This concern to preserve the beauty of Palm Beach is further enhanced by a historic preservation program and strict zoning laws, which prohibit commercial properties and condominiums from being built in specific areas such as North Palm Beach. Making it a particularly attractive area for those seeking Palm Beach homes for sale that make use of the island's beachfront beauty.

Palm Beach History


Palm Beach, Florida History” style=

Originally settled 10,200 years ago by Native American tribes, it took until 1878 for Palm Beach to arrive at its name.

A Spanish ship the 'Providencia' was on its way from Havana to Cadiz, Spain with a cargo full of coconuts when a storm sent it crashing into the Florida coast. Luckily the cargo survived and thousands of coconuts were planted, creating a swaying line of palm trees to fringe the idyllic white sand beaches.

Pretty soon the town became famous for its beauty and tourism flourished with the arrival of the Florida East Coast Railway. Its owner, the Standard Oil tycoon Henry Flagler, fell in love with the island's abundant charms and saw the major potential for seasonal tourism. Flagler opened the Royal Poinciana Hotel in 1894 followed by The Breakers Resort and his own Gilded Age home, Flagler House. Thus combining renaissance inspired architecture with tropical beauty to create the Palm Beach that we know and love today.

Palm Beach attractions


For such a small place Palm Beach has a wealth of attractions. Nestled in the Gilded Age estate of Henry Flagler is the Flagler Museum, an ornate and opulent setting for a host of ever-changing cultural exhibitions.

Another piece of turn of the century beauty is the magnificent Breakers Resort, the hotel favored by various Rockefeller's, Vanderbilt's and Astor's in the early twentieth century.

If you still haven't gotten your cultural fix, you can try the Society of the Four Arts, which includes an art gallery, concert hall auditorium and the famed Four Arts Botanical Garden, where fragrant ylang-ylang, jasmine and begonias perfume your visit.

Families will also appreciate a day at the Palm Beach Zoo, which houses more than 550 species in 23 acres of lush tropical habitat.

Lastly, you can take a day trip to Peanut Island, an eighty-acre tropical park at the mouth of Lake Worth affords you great opportunities to swim, fish and snorkel.

Palm Beach shopping


No visit to Palm Beach is complete without going to Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of South Florida, where Brioni, Chanel and Hermes mingle with modern galleries and swanky jewelry stores.

Kassalty's has been selling clothes in Palm Beach since 1923 offering luxurious linens and cozy sleepwear. This family-owned gem typifies the personal and gracious appeal of Palm Beach.

For bargain hunters, there's the ever-popular 'The Church Mouse,' a high-end thrift store with designer clothing, furniture and more.

Palm Beach restaurants


Eating out in Palm Beach affords you the choice of some of the finest restaurants in America in just over eight square miles.

Café Boulud offers high-end French cuisine in an elegant setting. While Café d'Europe is a Palm Beach icon where the setting is the only competition to the food

Sant Ambroeus brings a touch of old world Milan to sunny Palm Beach. Guests can enjoy the main dining room as well as a signature coffee bar and gelateria.

Meanwhile, James Beard Award winner Clay Conley has been quietly making a mini-empire with innovative small plates at Buccan and inventive Asian at Inoto.

Set across from the beach is the long-established Charley's Crab, a refined place to go for great seafood.

Those seeking a great steak will enjoy dining al fresco at Flagler Steakhouse with the panoramic views of the golf course as a fitting accompaniment to the meal.

Palm Beach bars


Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida” style=

The art of the cocktail is alive and well at HMF at The Breakers Resort. There's a strict dress code giving you the perfect excuse to dress up and sample their 1600 varietal wine list.

A trip to Worth Avenue will bring you to the legendary Ta-boo, a bistro and bar once frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra and JFK, where local legend has it they invented the Bloody Mary.

While the Leopard Lounge is a Palm Beach institution offering Gilded Age glamour with a touch of colonial whimsy.

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