West Palm Beach

Offers many distinct neighborhoods, but the key luxury homes lie along the waterfront

Welcome to West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is a stunning, historic community that boasts a stellar selection of high-end real estate. Settled in the late 19th century, West Palm Beach has been transformed in the past century  from a small village into a luxurious coastal dreamscape filled with life and activities. Today, the area is coveted by transplants from the north seeking warmer weather, and wealthy Florida natives in pursuit of  the most alluring homes. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach offers unmatched views of the water, which can be enjoyed from several upscale  homes and condominiums along Flagler Drive.  


What to Love

  • The endless calendar of anticipated events year-round
  • An ideal location for commuters and beach lovers 
  • The quiet, coastal charm perfect for relaxation
  • Gorgeous historic properties


Local Lifestyle

West Palm Beach is a luxury mecca featuring  a vibrant downtown area and bustling high-end shopping districts. However, it has not lost its peaceful, coastal charm. Even as West Palm Beach becomes more sought-after and competitive, it remains a relaxed oceanfront neighborhood. Additionally, the city hosts multiple social events, adding to the vibrancy and close-knit feel of the community. Many are attracted to the region for its beautiful scenery, access to the water, and impressive selection of luxurious residences. Masterfully combining the tranquility of a seaside village and the amenities of a booming metropolis, West Palm Beach is a dream living destination. 


SoSo, short for South of Southern, is a vibrant, trendy community South of the Southern bridge quickly becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods in West Palm Beach. Most of the homes in SoSo today were built in the 1940s and 1950s, giving the area a distinct look and feel. Located on the water, residents can walk to the exquisite Intracoastal Waterway and enjoy gorgeous vistas. This quintessential coastal community brings suburban peace, ample shopping and dining, and stunning architecture to West Palm Beach. 

El Cid

El Cid, Spanish for ‘The Master’,  is best known for its historic homes and Spanish Revival architecture. Ideally located just minutes from downtown West Palm Beach, El Cid is the perfect destination for homeowners seeking access to vibrance and solitude alike. El Cid is located on the Intracoastal Waterway and features impressive waterfront residences. 


The hip enclave of Northwood is located to the north of downtown West Palm Beach. It’s unique circular streets make Northwood one-of-a-kind, leading to some of the finest homes in the city. With a quiet and relaxed feel, Northwood offers the perfect suburban landscape for rest and relaxation. However, just minutes away from downtown West Palm Beach, residents have easy access to the best amenities in the region. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

West Palm Beach, known for its quiet, sleepy communities, is also home to a stellar array of shops, eateries, and entertainment venues. West Palm Beach is coveted by foodies from across the state for its unmatched selection of fine-dining restaurants and local eateries. Grandview Public Market is the place for those looking to try something new. This unique industrial food hall is home to several beloved local food vendors, allowing diners to sample a varied selection of the best cuisine in West Palm Beach. 


Located in the high-end shopping mall of The Square is the regal, southern-inspired bistro The Regional. Diners can enjoy craft cocktails and New American dishes with innovative Southern takes. An elegant open-air dining experience can be found at Banter Restaurant. This eatery can be situated inside the Canopy Hotel and serves delicious brunch, seafood, and pasta dishes. Locals prefer dining  outside when the weather is beautiful in West Palm Beach, making patio seating at Galley ideal. Guests can savor a great meal by the fire pit while feasting on unforgettable international cuisine. For an exquisite meal, head to Okeechobee Steak House and enjoy  bone-in filet mignon, Palm Beach sirloin, or crab-stuffed shrimp with potatoes.


Things to Do

Whether you want to go shopping, hit the town, or enjoy world-renowned cultural activities, West Palm Beach has you covered with numerous venues and highly-anticipated local events. West Palm Beach’s stellar farmer’s market, West Palm Beach GreenMarket, is named one of the best farmers’ markets in the country and offers an unmatched selection of fresh, local produce. Residents of West Palm Beach also have easy access to the one-of-a-kind historic shopping district on Clematis Street. As a preserved historic district, Clematis Street is home to charming buildings, high-end boutiques, nightclubs, and local eateries galore. 

The Square is another beloved West Palm Beach shopping destination. This beautiful indoor-outdoor mall features Mission Revival architecture and ample shaded seating. Shoppers can browse an extensive selection of luxury boutiques and designer brands. 

At the Norton Museum of Art, art lovers can view a masterfully curated selection of masterpieces. Their collection spans over 5,000 years and features ancient and modern pieces from America, Europe, and China. Performing arts enthusiasts can head to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach Improv Comedy Club, or the Meyer Amphitheater to catch a show. Mark your calendars for SunFest in May for fantastic tunes, great food, and a fun time.

Overview for West Palm Beach, FL

115,877 people live in West Palm Beach, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $36,247. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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