World class shopping... Celebrated performing arts... Stunning views... Miles of sandy beaches... A rich history... Cultural attractions galore... You'll find all this and more in West Palm Beach, Florida. The seat of Palm Beach County, this vibrant city is home to about 102,000 residents. A center of commerce, agriculture and tourism since its founding in the late 1800s, West Palm Beach is the oldest city in Palm Beach County and has long drawn both residents and visitors with its many sights, attractions and amenities.
It's easy to understand West Palm Beach's appeal. This coastal city boasts a number of historic neighborhoods -- such as Northboro Park, Central Park, El Cid and Grandview Heights -- with stately homes lining quiet, tree-filled streets, as well as scenic waterfront properties, cozy bungalows, and sophisticated urban condos in the downtown core that offer stunning ocean views. Whether you're a professional on the move, part of a growing family, or an empty-nester seeking a vacation home, West Palm Beach real estate runs the gamut.
There's always something to do in this vibrant city; West Palm Beach is known as a shopping destination. The Clematis Street District is home to eclectic boutiques, bars, nightclubs and eateries, and the city's waterfront offers the perfect setting to browse. Upscale shops abound in the 72-acre CityPlace development. Nestled in the heart of downtown, CityPlace houses more than 80 shops and eateries, as well as an IMAX theater, a comedy club, a dinner theater and a restored church from the early 20th century that serves as a center for culture and the arts.
And speaking of the arts, West Palm Beach is home to the Norton Museum of Art, a distinguished institution that houses a permanent collection of more than 7,000 works of art from the Americas, Europe and China, with pieces by luminaries such as Gauguin, Miro, Picasso and O'Keefe. The Society of the Four Arts offers sculpture gardens, libraries, galleries and exhibitions. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens feature pieces by the noted local artist, set in her historic home and on lushly landscaped grounds. Also set in an historic building, the Armory Art Center offers art instruction and galleries.
Other local cultural centers include the Henry M. Flager Museum, a 75-room mansion that served as the home of railway magnate Henry Flager during the Gilded Age. The Palm Beach Maritime Museum brings the region's rich sea-going past to life, while the Ragtops Museum is a classic auto-lover's dream.
Opportunities to experience the performing arts abound in West Palm Beach, as well. The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts encompasses 10 acres and offers four venues that together host about 800 plays, musical performances, lectures and events per year. The Miami City Ballet, the Palm Beach Pops, and the Palm Beach Orchestra all call the Kravis Center home.
When it comes to outdoor recreation, West Palm Beach truly has it all. The city is known for its stunning beaches and its many parks provide the perfect place for a stroll or a picnic. Golfers have dozens of courses within easy driving distance, including Trump International, West Palm Beach Golf Course, Okeeheelee Golf Course, and the Ibis Golf and Country Club. Residents can get back to nature at the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, Okeeheelee Park, and riding bikes and hiking on the East Coast Greenway trail and the Grassy Waters Preserve.
West Palm Beach truly offers something for everyone. Add in highly performing schools and a thriving real estate market, and it's easy to understand why West Palm Beach is such a desirable place to call home. When you're ready to find your dream home in West Palm Beach, Contact Us or call Veno Realty Group at 561-748-8366.
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