West Palm Beach Real Estate has it all: a fantastic climate, lush tropical setting, exclusive shops, gourmet dining, Broadway-quality shows, world-renowned art museum, white sandy beaches, fishing and yachting and golf. As a West Palm Beach property owner, all of these features and benefits would be yours year-round. Why wait?
West Palm Beach homes for sale offers a wide array of condos and homes to match every pocketbook and life style. There are still many small condos and single-family homes in the $100,000 price range, but larger and newer properties typically cost much more. If you want to live in West Palm, don’t wait too long, since prices throughout the county are appreciating at nearly 15% a year.
West Palm Beach has dozens of neighborhoods and gated communities with houses or condos in the $200,000 to $500,000 range depending on location, size, age and amenities. Many of these communities offer well-landscaped pools, tennis courts, clubhouses and other conveniences. For those who are seeking an even more lavish lifestyle, West Palm Beach also has several premier gated communities and high-rise condos with concierge services in the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range.
Waterfront properties are hard to come by in West Palm, and their prices reflect the huge demand. Elegant condos with breathtaking views of the waterfront on North Flagler are priced from the low millions. Exclusive communities like Cypress Island Circle, Churchill plat and Brynwood offer large, architecturally unique estates with gourmet kitchens including multiple sinks and dishwashers; custom built-ins; master suites with sitting rooms and huge walk-in closets; lanais perfect for outdoor cooking and entertainment; private docks for 70-foot yachts and more. These homes can range from $4 million to $10 million.
Advantages of Living in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach is the largest city in Palm Beach County and its County Seat. While the population is estimated at 100,000, that number wells in the winter months. Residents and visitors alike love this city because of its delightful weather, arts and entertainment, relaxing life style and many attractions.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a premier, nationally and internationally respected venue that serves as a major community and economic asset. Each year, the Center features dozens of musical, dance and theater performances. The city is also home to many arts galleries and studios, as well as the Cruzan Amphitheatre, where residents can see big-name entertainers like Tim McGraw, Lionel Richie and the Dave Mathews Band. Free concerts featuring talented local artists are held weekly at City Center’s Plaza, Centennial Square by the fountain, and other West Palm venues.
West Palm is famous for its up-scale shopping and fine dining, as well as its fun-filled nightlife which includes night clubs, jazz and piano bars, comedy clubs, dinner cruises and more. Residents have lots of great areas in which to shop, wine and dine. Downtown Clematis Street has top-flight restaurants, cultural venues, three long public docks and a floating pier. Antique Row is a charming district with over 40 antique shops, and Northwood Village features ethnic restaurants, antique and vintage shops and funky boutiques. Residents will also enjoy visiting with friends and purchasing local products at West Palm Green Market which is held every Saturday morning on the waterfront from October to May.
West Palm Beach tourist attractions are perfect for seniors and families with children alike. Here is just a small sampling right in West Palm: Lion African Safari, the Palm Beach Zoo, South Florida Science Center with includes an aquarium and planetarium, the Norton Museum of Art, Mounts Botanical Garden, and the Flagler Museum – a 55-room Beaux Arts Estate built by Henry Flagler for his wife. Other attractions can be found all along the Gold Coast.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate playing at West Palm’s well-manicured PGA golf courses, as well as sports fishing, cruising or sailing on the ocean or the Intercoastal Waterway. Swimming and water sports are popular at West Palm’s sandy beaches, and many residents enjoy day trips or overnight camping at Peanut Island where they can swim, fish, snorkel and enjoy this unique tropical park which was once the home of President Kennedy’s bunker.
West Palm is a growing community with a sound economy and a low 5% unemployment. It has a fine public school system, as well as several private and religious schools, arts schools and adult education programs. Among the city’s colleges and universities are Keiser University, South University at West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Lincoln College of Technology. Whether you are a retiree or a working family looking for your dream home, this city is the perfect place for you.
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