West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the two largest major metropolitan areas in South Florida, next to Miami. Estimated to have about 100,000 people, West Palm Beach has attracted plenty of luxury condo development, as well as corporate activity and economic development. Incorporated several years before the city of Miami, West Palm Beach has been a major part of the development of South Florida, as much as any other city, and has been a part of luxury development and condos since their inception here as well. With a total land area of 58.2 miles, West Palm Beach is truly the flagship city of Palm Beach County and has a wide variety of beachfront, bayfront, canalfront, urban, and suburban living areas to choose from. In fact, there is a large area of wetland just west of the city’s downtown, which keeps West Palm Beach from being overdeveloped and gives a rural feel to some fo the communities in the wester portion of the city.
Catch a ballgame at the FITTEAM Ballpark or take a walk in Downtown West Palm Beach where there are countless restaurants, clubs, bars, pubs, and entertainment venues to enjoy. The Clematis Street Historic Commercial District is a great place to do some shopping or take in some of the area’s rich history. In fact, many of these historic districts in West Palm Beach have seen an influx of luxury condo development which maximizes living experiences but preserves the area’s historic ambiance. The Kravis Center for Performing Arts attracts some of the top names in music, theatre, and comedy and is one of the major attraction sites in Palm Beach County.
Because of West Palm Beach’s rich history, many of the neighborhoods and condos embody the architectural designs of the 1920s. Developments like CityPlace, and historic districts like Northwood and El Cid are a hotbed for old-world style luxury condos, single family homes, and gated communities. So, if you are looking for an urban and tropical environment that is a bit less crowded than MIami, West Palm Beach has all of the best things the city and the suburbs have to offer in South Florida.