West Palm Beach Real Estate – West Palm Beach Homes for Sale
Palm Beach is a barrier island sixteen miles long located 65 miles north of Miami. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean and to the west is the Intracoastal Waterway, which separates Palm Beach from the cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. The year-round population is 10,000 and the seasonal population is about 30,000. Palm Beach is the land area closest to the Gulf Stream which produces lush gardens, palm lined beaches, and an outstanding marine environment. The Town of Palm Beach provides a full range of municipal services including Police and Fire-Rescue protection, sanitation, recreation, street and road maintenance, planning, zoning and building and general administrative services. The Town employs approximately 434 full and part time employees.
Palm Beach is a fully developed community, world-renowned for its extraordinary beauty, quality of life and small-town character. As we envision our future ten years from now, we see Palm Beach remaining true to the inspired legacy of our founders, a Mediterranean-style mecca of stunning architecture and natural beauty, acclaimed shopping, restaurants and hotels, a cosmopolitan culture, and an involved citizenry committed to civic and philanthropic causes and excellence in Town government. Our vision for the next decade and beyond consists of continuing to focus on our top-notch public safety departments of Police and Fire-Rescue; sustaining a quality of life by protecting existing open spaces and managing redevelopment both in residential and commercial districts; improving emergency management measures in preparation for a possible disaster; continuing to improve the island's infrastructure by nourishing its beaches, improving storm drainage and ensuring the integrity of our roads; and maintaining our excellent financial health.
rom charming turn of the century bungalows to extraordinary mansions designed by architects like Mizner, Fatio and Volk, Palm Beach offers a unique blend of life styles to suit every need.
A mere three-blocks wide and 14 miles long, Palm Beach is a barrier island connected to the mainland by three primary bridges in the center of town. It is a residential community served by a host of realtor professionals adept at assessing your needs and matching you with the most ideal living arrangement.
Whether you're interested in the family-oriented North End with quiet streets and sandy beaches or want to experience the "Greenwich Village" lifestyle near Main Street, where a fanciful mix of old and new houses, along with apartments and condominiums, share the walking ambiance to small shops, grocers and a host of outdoor restaurants, there are endless possibilities.
The center of town features more historic houses reflecting the boom times of the 20's and 30's - a sense of neighborhood and convenience blend into the commercial district.
The estate section features magnificent homes with spectacular views. Newer homes in this area are sensitive to the unique quality of the area and look as though they were original structures.
South of Sloan's Curve, another unique community of condominiums showcases a more casual lifestyle, with the Town's Par 3 golf course, tennis courts and access to Lake Worth near at hand.