Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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94 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 H O U S I N G & N E I G H B O R H O O D S Urbanism project, incorporating hundreds of townhouses, rental apartments and studio lofts smack in the center of town. Also downtown, the Prado offers 8 floors and 310 units in the heart of the city center, and One City Plaza is one of the newer luxury high-rises that are lighting up the skyline. Students coming to Palm Beach Atlantic University will want to investigate the Mango Promenade area. PALM BEACH Across the Intracoastal Waterway lies Palm Beach itself. For all the fame of its wealth and beauty, this small town on the barrier island has a population of only 10,000 people, with a median age of 67, who are generally highly affluent. The town's Worth Avenue is one of the most iconic streets in the United States, with upscale shopping in a beautiful trop- ical setting. Perhaps the most famous Worth Avenue shop was that of Lilly Pulitzer, whose comfortable, brightly colored, tropical cotton shifts came to epitomize '60s-era Florida and the ease of affluent life in the tropics. Boasting five star hotels like the Breakers and a town that can be walked entirely in an hour, rubbing elbows with the (possibly) wealthy at a Palm Beach lounge is a unique Florida experience that cannot be missed. KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY While many urban dwellers can forgo car ownership, that is not practical in Florida, where wide tracts of available land are spread out horizontally. Another factor is the climate; it simply is not practical to walk across town in the August heat and humidity. Many first time visitors to Florida experi- ence it during the balmy winter months, but summers bring a monsoon season char- acterized by intense heat and convective thunderstorms that typically spring up in the afternoons and bring deluges of rain. Because Florida is flat, lightning is espe- cially dangerous. Hurricane season runs from May through November, with the most active months being August, September and October. Homeowners will have to purchase wind- storm insurance, and possibly flood insurance, as part of their mortgage require- ments. It's never a matter of if a hurricane will hit Florida, but when, where and how hard. Excellent guidebooks are available both online and in print, and will explain hurricane preparation in detail. Whether you live in an urban or rural location, wildlife is part of everyday life in Florida. Any single body of fresh water may harbor an alligator, so caution is always advisable – they are much faster than they look! West Palm Beach is arguably the best urban lifestyle location in Florida. With the amenities of a much larger city, a beautiful waterfront, a diverse population and less crowding, and a growing economy and busi- ness core, downtown West Palm Beach is a great choice for an exciting place to live. West Palm Beach is arguably the best urban lifestyle location in Florida. With the amenities of a much larger city, a beautiful waterfront, a diverse population and growing economy... downtown West Palm Beach is a great choice for an exciting place to live. " "

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