Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

The Palm Beach Relocation Guide is Palm Beach County's most respected relocation publication and is a MUST for anyone considering visiting, moving to, living in, or just wants to learn more about the Palm Beaches.

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 85 So, welcome home – the Palm Beaches are a great place to live, work and play. The county's high school graduation rate is the highest in Florida, and Port St. Lucie is rated by WalletHub, as one of the best 100 cities to start a business in the United States. Palm Beach County is known around the world around for its affluent population and leisure lifestyle, but it's also a center of business, trade, agriculture, technology and health care/life sciences innovation. ABOUT PALM BEACH COUNTY With about 1.4 million people calling it home, Palm Beach County is Florida's third most populated area, and growing, with a projected population nearing 2 million by 2050. Palm Beach County is also Florida's wealthiest county, with a per capita personal income of $53,092, according to Forbes Magazine report, which also creates the county as #19 in Best Places for Business and Careers. Located on the Atlantic Seaboard and bordered on the west by Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Everglades, Palm Beach County is permeated with rivers, lakes, canals, and the famous Intracoastal Waterway. The Indian River is known for the outstanding, trademarked citrus grown along its banks. The Port of Palm Beach, located in Riviera Beach, connects to the Atlantic Ocean through the Lake Worth Inlet, and is the fourth-busiest container port in Florida and eighteenth in the nation. In addition to its largest municipal employer, the Palm Beach County School District, other service employers include Tenet Healthcare, the Palm Beach County Commission, NextEra Energy, Florida Atlantic University, the Veterans Adminis- tration, and Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Some of the county's principal private employers are Florida Crystals, Sikorsky Aircraft, U.S. Sugar, Tyco, IBM, Wells Fargo Bank, The Breakers Hotel and Lock- heed Martin. Palm Beach County is a worldwide desti- nation for those seeking mild winters and plenty of outdoor activities, sporting events, concerts and festivals. Palm Beach is an equestrian county; entire communities devoted to the lifestyle, and horse events range from the princely sport of polo to the quintessentially American sport of rodeo. The eastern Atlantic side of the county offers open ocean boating, fishing and diving, plus some of the most beautiful beaches In December 2015, the Harris Poll listed Florida as the No. 1 state where most Americans would like to live. This favoritism spanned all age groups, from Millennials to Generation X, Baby Boomers to the 70-and-over Great Generation. Both men and women want to live in Florida. HOUSING & NEIGHBORHOODS

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