Palm Beach History & Culture
Over 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.