Ahh, The Town of Palm Beach. So much to say, so little time for this Crown Jewel!
The island of Palm Beach is home to exquisite mansions, landmarked buildings, legendary luxury resorts and a host of cultural entities, world-famous restaurants, sports facilities, and luxury shopping areas.
The Town of Palm Beach was incorporated in 1911. When Henry Morrison Flagler brought the Florida East Coast Railroad to West Palm Beach, the town went from a sparsely inhabited island to a luxury vacation area bolstered by Flagler who developed two hotels, The Royal Poinciana Hotel (on the Intracoastal) and the Breakers Hotel on the ocean). Flagler was so taken with this island paradise, he built his own home on the lakefront and called it Whitehall. Today, it is known as the Flagler Museum and is open to the public and is known around the world as one of America’s great historic house museums.
After over 100 years of thoughtful and graceful evolution, Palm Beach today is a fully developed community, world-renowned for its beauty, small-town character, stunning real estate opportunities and the exceptional quality of life and so many things that make Palm Beach so very special.
From shopping on world famous Worth Avenue and the Royal Poinciana Plaza as well as several smaller shopping districts, to enjoying 3 stunning miles of public beaches, a wide array of recreational programs including award winning tennis and golf facilities and the Town docks that can offer 88 slips that can accommodate yachts from 50 to 260 feet.
There are cultural venues such as the Society of the Four Arts, the Flagler Museum, free tours of the town, a wide variety of religious entities, stunning public parks, and it is home to many charitable organizations. In fact, the generous and kind residents of Palm Beach donate more money per capita to charities than any other community in America.
In 2022 the population of the Town of Palm Beach was 8,921. The Town is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 9.15% since the most recent census. In April 2022, Palm Beach had over 54 residents named on the Forbes’ Billionaire List and of that, 7 controlled one-half of the total wealth!
The main streets are lined with coconut palms (the coconuts originally washed up in the 1800’s from the wreck of the ship Providencia) and they are among the tallest coconut palms in the USA!
Palm Beach is a very special, elegant, gracious, beautiful and legendary town that boasts several hotels, restaurants and exceptional activities that makes any resident or visitor feel quite privileged.