The city of West Palm Beach is world-renowned for its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, year-round outdoor festivals, elegance and luxurious comfort, which are the hallmarks of this slice of paradise. The city was founded by Henry Flagler in 1894, as a community to house the servants working in the two grand hotels on the neighboring island of Palm Beach, across Lake Worth. During the 1920s, the city boomed and was a rival to Miami, leaving it with many historic structures and neighborhoods. The city quickly declined thereafter, however, due to hurricanes, the Great Depression and rampant suburbanization.
In the past 10 years, however, the city has undergone a tremendous renaissance as newcomers have rediscovered the city’s historic areas and a resurgent downtown entertainment and shopping district. Due to Florida’ stringent annexation laws, the city’s boundaries remain roughly at their 1920s position, giving it a population of about 95,000, much smaller than the large metropolitan area of nearly 1.2 million people that surrounds it. New developments in West Palm Beach include large apartments and trendy lofts, luxurious beachfront residences and lavish penthouses with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Let us help you find the home of your dreams in West Palm Beach. We have a direct relationship with the major builders to offer you the best prices, but if you can’t wait for the pre-construction process, we have a comprehensive listing of houses, apartments, condos and townhomes available in the market.