A melting pot of various tastes, cultures, and activities, West Palm Beach has something special for those who plan to either invest or take residence here.
Here’s an overview of what to expect from this exciting Florida city:
Who can live here
Retirees. Senior adults usually make West Palm Beach their primary vacation destination. Many of them decide to settle down here, attracted by the idea of not having to deal with freezing temperatures and snow. Plus, there’s also so much to do to keep themselves active while in the company of people in their same age bracket, especially in communities located near golf courses and country clubs.
Upwardly mobile professionals. People who have moved up in their respective careers will have the distinct advantage of managing their corporate empires remotely from the comfort of their homes in sunny West Palm Beach. For those who want a change of pace in their career, the job market here is on the uptrend. The tourism industry here, for one, is the prime mover of the city’s economy as it contributes to the $4.6 billion in revenues collected from tourist arrivals in the entire Palm Beach County. Tourism-affiliated industries like hospitality, food service, and retail are also throbbing with activity.
Active types. West Palm Beach’s near-perfect weather conditions allow you to explore everything that this city can offer. There are at least 18 parks within the city where you jog, exercise, engage in your favorite sport, or relax and bond with your family. And if these green spaces are not enough, a relatively short trip will take you to the Everglades National Park which is on the city’s west flank. The wildlife and scenery here are unique and breathtaking – definitely worth a visit for the passionate explorer!
Artsy types. Another defining characteristic of West Palm Beach is its colorful arts and cultural scene. You can catch your preferred live performances in venues like Palm Beach Dramaworks and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, browse through a huge collection of artworks from the classical masters and up-and-coming modern artists from all over the world at the Norton Museum of Art, learn more about Palm Beach County’s storied past and glorious beach culture at the Surfing Florida Museum and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, and try your own hand in making art at the Armory Art Center. The city also celebrates several special events that highlight the very things that make it a remarkable tourist attraction: the SunFest (a summer festival), Clematis by Night (a Thursday night concert series held at the Intracoastal Waterway), and the Moonfest (counterpart of the SunFest that’s held every Halloween).
Cosmopolitan types. Those who love the excitement and thrills of urban spaces but who still want to come home to more tranquil surroundings will prefer to live in West Palm Beach than in its mega-city sister, Miami.
- Dining. If you want to savor cuisine from all corners of the world, this city does not disappoint. Some crowd favorites include Galley for American classic fare and international flavors, Agora Mediterranean Kitchen for authentic Turkish dishes and other delights, and Paris Bakery & Cafe for filling breakfast and brunch offerings.
- Retail. From high-end malls to boutiques selling vintage items, the variety of shopping options in West Palm Beach fill the entire retail spectrum.Clematis Street Shopping District is the city’s primary commercial area right in the heart of Downtown with rows of shops and dining spots to visit. Meanwhile, Antique Rowand Northwood Villageare brimming with unique vintage finds and art galleries with the occasional street art exhibits and more.
- Nightlife. The wide selection of nightspots in West Palm Beach will make you look forward to sundown. Sports bars like Duffy’s Sports Grill and Twin Peaks West Palm Beach serve the great American staples while you and your friends watch the season’s games on their widescreen TVs. You can also chill out at Roxy’s Pub, a West Palm Beach institution serving top-notch ales and spirits since 1933. And if you’re in the mood for dancing, drinks, and Italian fare, 123 Datura Bar & Kitchen is the place to go.
Where to live here
Living in the lap of luxury while enjoying an active lifestyle is possible when you make Ibis your home, your community in West Palm Beach. A sought-after country club in Pineapple Park that provides the benchmark of exclusivity and security, the Country Club at Ibis will give you all the opportunities for enjoying the beautiful Florida weather while enjoying its upscale amenities.