Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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10 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 With a population of almost 1.4 million (as of 2015) and growing, Palm Beach County is the third largest in Florida, coming in behind Miami-Dade and Broward counties. West Palm Beach, with its shopping, night- life and trendy atmosphere, is the largest city, covering 52 square miles with a population of approximately 106,525. Following West Palm Beach, or WPB, is Boca Raton (87,776 residents), Boynton Beach (72,784 resi- dents), Delray Beach (63,175 residents) and Wellington, the "Winter Equestrian Capital of the World," with 59,860 residents. Jobs are available in many fields, including the top three industries in Palm Beach County: tourism, construction and agricul- ture. With the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute of Neuroscience located in Jupiter, at the north- east end of the county, there is a booming bioscience industry. Technology also has its place in Palm Beach County, where the startup life is prevalent, whether the focus be on algae, mechanics, apps or equine medical advances. Palm Beach County offers many different options for living, be it a fast-paced, adventurous and exciting; calm, quiet and relaxing or somewhere in between. There is always a movie, concert or show to experience, shopping to be done or a museum or gallery to explore. Outdoors, there is an abundance of parks and recre- ational areas, perfect for leisurely strolls along the beach, a meandering walk through the trees or an aquatic adven- ture on water skis, a boat, jet skis, paddle boarding or surfing. COMMUNITIES FOR ALL Downtown West Palm Beach is an urban mecca where culture and the arts meld together with high-fashion shopping, lively nightlife and trendy eateries. The median age of the 65,842 population is 38 years old, with plenty of living space. High rise build- ings offer beautiful views of the ocean while staying within walking distance, or even living above, the action. Whether renting or owning is the goal, plenty of beautiful housing is available in the heart of down- town. A weekly green market, from October to May, offers local produce and goods. Segue tours, amphibious tours, water taxi service and more, are all convenient ways of getting from place to place downtown. Culture is a big part of life downtown, where the Armory Art Center, Flagler Museum, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Dramaworks, the Palm Beach Opera, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and more venues offer music, shows, fine art and more. Special events such as SunFest, a music festival, draws a crowd of more than 275,000 visi- tors to the downtown area every year and is always a huge hit. Travel less than a half hour west of West Palm Beach and reach the Village of Wellington, a residential community with a population that practically doubles during the winter season. Wellington attracts equestrians, ranging from amateurs to professionals and even Olympians, to its many equestrian venues. The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is host to the Winter Equestrian Festival for hunters and jumpers as well as the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Polo, the fast-paced sport of kings, takes place at the Interna- tional Polo Club Palm Beach as well as the Grand Champions Polo Club. Wellington features a comprehensive parks and recre- ation program with camps, classes and leagues, along with a brand new tennis center, a skate park, dog park, aquatics center and amphitheater. Wellington boasts two environmental preserves – the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Environ- mental Preserve and the Peaceful Waters Sanctuary, as well as 34 parks with many village-run sports programs. Photo courtesy of Discover the Palm Beaches Photo courtesy of The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

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