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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in West Palm Beach

Welcome to the Palm Beaches. Escape from the rough, cold, dreary winter weather ‘up north’ and move to a year round average temperature of 80 degrees. We offer turquoise waters, blue skies and over 50 miles of sandy beaches. Palm Beach County is home to over 160 golf courses, offering private play at lovely exclusive clubs and well-manicured public courses. Water front entertainment is abundant along the Intracoastal with parks, boardwalks and lively venues. Downtown is alive with shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes by day. Dance the night away in your choice of Clematis Street clubs, many featuring live music. www.wpb.org

The city of West Palm Beach, founded in 1894, is in the eastern center of Palm Beach County. Bordering the Intracoastal Waterway on the east and west to, the equestrian focused area of, Wellington. The city of West Palm Beach is organized by neighborhoods; several of these are historic established by geography, types of structures in the areas and the historic use or significance. In 1884, Henry Flagler’s arrival propelled growth forward.

Waterfront and City Commons

Downtown West Palm Beach, between The Flagler Bridge and Royal Palm Bridge features a meandering promenade along the Intracoastal Waterway. The water front area is the center of many activities throughout the year. The West Palm Beach Green Market, Clematis by Night, Sunday on the Waterfront, Sun Fest, 4th on Flagler are a few of the events featured on an annual basis.
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CityPlace

Built in early 2000, this Mediterranean style venue is home to terrific residential homes in the surrounding condominium developments, terrific restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The center fountains area likens to the dancing fountains found at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.www.cityplace.com
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Palm Beach International Airport

Palm Beach International Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Known as the gateway to Palm Beach County, the airport has been recognized in the top ten most pleasant, easy airports nationally. The airport was renovated in 2010, is serviced by all major airlines offering over 100 daily non-stop flights to over 30 destinations. Practice on the putting green before boarding your flight. www.pbia.org
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South Florida Fair

The South Florida Fair occurs in January. The fairgrounds are home to Cruzan Amphitheater, The Expo Center where events and concerts are featured year round. The fairgrounds are located on West Southern Blvd, a convenient drive from interstate 95 and immediately west of the Southern Blvd. exit from the turnpike. www.southfloridafair.com
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Prospect Park

Prospect Park/Southland Park is a unique historic district bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and south of downtown. Prospect Park was patterned after the Brooklyn neighborhood. Many of the homes are listed on the historic register and have been graciously preserved. Developed between 1920 - 1935 and designated a historic district in 1993. www.wpb.org/neighborhoods

Norton Museum of Art - Museum Store

The Norton Museum was established in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth. The museum has a permanent collection of over 7,000 works. Please visit www.norton.org to learn more about the history, collections, exhibits, memberships and Thursday's After Dark. Every first Saturday of the month is free to Palm Beach County residents and every Saturday is free for West Palm Beach residents.www.norton.org
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The President Country Club

Lands of the Presidents, Presidential Estates and President Country Club are located just north of downtown and lie to the east of the newly opened Palm Beach Outlets. The Estates section features single family homes and within the gates are several condominium towers featuring golf course, city and water views. www.presidentcc.com

Worth Ave

Worth Avenue is an international location for shopping, dining and entertaining. Worth Ave, anchored on the east by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Ave, leads you down a tree lined, Mediterranean inspired via of designer boutiques and legendary restaurants. www.worth-ave.com
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El Cid

Benjamin Lainhart established the area in 1875, and 50 years later during the boom of the 1920's the neighborhood was established. Built upon old pineapple plantation. El Cid is listed on the local, state, and National Registry of Historic Places. Comprised of contributing architecture of the period now carefully restored for gracious living in the 21st Century.
www.elcidhistoric.org
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Clematis St

Clematis Street Historic District was first listed in the West Palm Beach Register of Historic Places in 1996. Later listed on the National Register in 1998. Primarily a commercial street with local retail establishments and trendy restaurants. You will also find the City Library on Clematis and west on the street is 610 Clematis, a luxury condo building. www.westpalmbeach.com/clematis. Clematis by Night is held most Thursday evenings on an annual basis, please visit www.wpb.org/clematis-by-night for more information.
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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in West Palm Beach