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Top 9 Neighborhood Amenities in West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach is one of the three main cities in South Florida, it is also the oldest municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. The area has a very pleasant climate, offers good schools, and a variety of amenities, from zoos and gardens to galleries and museums.

Norton Gallery Park

Founded in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art is one of Florida's major cultural institutions. Palm Beach County is the largest county in the state of Florida in total area, and third in population. As of 2010, the county's estimated population was 1,320,134, making it the twenty-eighth most populous in the United States. Over 40 percent of the county's population lives in unincorporated areas near the Atlantic coast. Palm Beach County is one of three counties comprising the South Florida metropolitan area. The county was formed in 1909. It is the area's second oldest county. Its largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach (Central County), which has an incorporated population of over 105,000 and an unincorporated population of 250,000. Boca Raton, is the second largest, having a population approaching 90,000. Boynton Beach, is the third largest city, with a population nearing 70,000 residents.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Established in 1941 and is growing every day. There are many parks and gardens in South Florida as well as many beautiful beaches. The weather is soft and warm, there are no big changes in temperature - in the winter average of 75F in the summer 85F. Ocean temperature does not fall below 74F year round.

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

Norton Museum of Art - Museum Store

Since its founding in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art has grown and evolved to become one of Florida's major cultural institutions. You can see best exhibitions of art, sculpture and modern culture on display in this museum.

Kravis Center

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast with a growing national and international reputation. True to the spirit in which it was created, the Center is expanding programming by initiating projects on local, national and international levels.

Palm Beach Boardwalk

The beaches in South Florida are some of the best in the world and publicly accessible. There are many beaches with warm, sparkling water and wide, soft sandbars. Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Lake Worth Oceanfront Parks feature beautiful boardwalks with pier.

Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Zoo is a great place to take kids or adults to see some unique animals and birds. In one day you can see the Australian Giant Anteater and Koala, Russian Tiger and Brown Bear, African Elephant and Rhino. You can learn, play and stay in tough with your wild side at this cozy and pleasant zoo.

City Place

The only place in South Florida where you can experience snow storm standing under the palm trees in shirts and t-shirt. Downtown West Palm Beach offers a mix of 80 national stores, specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Dramatic Mediterranean architecture, a historic cultural arts theater, private residences, commercial office space, a spectacular show fountain and open-air plaza add to the atmosphere reminiscent of a European town center.

Lion Country Safari

This is Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park. Spend the day on safari with over 900 animals. You can learn about animals, feed and pet animals, go on 9 rides, water spray-ground, and even take a boat ride around the monkey island at Lion Country Safari.

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Top 9 Neighborhood Amenities in West Palm Beach, Florida