Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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14 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 W E L C O M E T O P A L M B E A C H THRIVING CULTURE If learning and soaking in culture is a favorite pastime, look no further than West Palm Beach. Host of SunFest, a music festival where numerous bands take to the stage, or the Norton Museum of Art that offers exhibitions, collections and special events on Thursdays, that provides a unique look at American, Chinese, contemporary and European art, as well as photography. Internationally known, the Norton brings together interesting and poignant exhibitions. Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, completed in 1902 features guided tours, special programs and changing exhibits at the former home of Henry Flagler. Whitehall, which contains the museum, and is a two-story building covering more than 100,000 feet with 55 rooms. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the former home is a magnificent example of the Gilded Age. Seasonal special events and programs, such as a Valentine's Day tea, Christmas at White- hall, the annual Christmas tree lighting, holiday tours, music series featuring fine chamber music in an intimate setting, historic lectures and children's programs can all be experienced. Travel south to Jupiter, and experience a night out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. The nonprofit theatre is committed to perfor- mance, education and production, and is one of Florida's best professional theatres. Special events are always happening at the Maltz, with shows such as Agatha Chris- tie's The Mousetrap, Billy Elliot The Musical and Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan take to the stage. DINING & SHOPPING Palm Beach County offers open-air shopping centers such as CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach, Mizner Park in Boca Raton, and the new Palm Beach Outlets. Weekend green markets that attract visitors from far and wide, and are dog-friendly, and are great places for leisurely strolls, local produce, and diverse shopping experiences. Many restaurants in the county take advan- tage of the year-round warm weather with outdoor seating. Fresh, specialty produce, flown-in specialty meats and fish, and homemade desserts, are just a few of the details fine dining restaurants in the county pay special attention to. Dining is an expe- rience, not just a meal, at places like The Breakers Palm Beach, a five-star hotel and resort with luxurious brunches, and the International Polo Club Palm Beach, with its lavish buffet featuring original recipes and fantastic delights. BUSINESS SUCCESS Palm Beach County's labor force boasts 711,460 people, with an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, down 9.26 percent since 2014. However, job growth is down 2.56 percent since 2014. The top five jobs are office and adminis- trative support; executive, managers and administrators; building and grounds maintenance; sales; and food prepara- tion and serving. At the same time, many industries are growing. Agribusiness, engi- neering, financial services, healthcare, hedge funds, technology, life sciences, the marine industry and manufacturing are just some of the industries that are growing exponentially within the region. WELCOME TO PALM BEACH COUNTY With a vast variety of indoor and outdoor activities, whether it be incredible shop- ping options at various malls, boutiques and specialty stores, or enjoying sports, trails and the beaches, Palm Beach County in South Florida is a colorful oasis with something to suit everyone. A flourishing nightlife, specialty restau- rants and beautiful blue beaches offer plenty of fresh air and excitement. Tennis, golf and equestrian sports offer unparal- leled high-speed sport experiences. Welcome home!

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