About Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County covers a large area on Florida’s southeast coast, forming part of the Miami Metro area and playing host to beautiful beaches, wilderness areas, and rural charm. Home buyers in the Palm Beach County real estate market have a lot to look forward to, like the many luxury private communities with large villas overlooking sparkling canals and lush golf courses. The county includes some of the most beautiful cities of Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton. View Palm Beach County Real Estate Information
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Palm Beach County is situated in southeast Florida between Broward County to the south and Martin County to the north. Hendry County lies to the west.
Covering some 2,400 square miles, Palm Beach County includes almost 50 miles of beautiful Atlantic coastline, as well as a significant portion of the Lake Okeechobee coastline at the county’s northwest corner. Between these two coastlines are vast areas of farmland, wildlife preserves, suburbs, and cities, more or less in that order from west to east.
The urban portion of Palm Beach County runs continuously from north to south through the eastern quarter. This urban area forms part of the Miami Metro.
Palm Beach County gets its name from the city of West Palm Beach, which is also the county seat. Other large towns on the Atlantic coast include Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens. Other features along the Atlantic coast are the geographic features like barrier islands, inlets, and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Moving west, the county becomes more suburban, mixed with farms and large wilderness areas, most of which are concentrated in the north and south. The western rural area includes towns like Belle Glade, South Bay, and Pahokee, and is the state’s most productive agricultural area, focusing on nursery plants, vegetables, and sugar cane.
Main transit through Palm Beach County is via the I-95 Highway (running north to south along the coast) and the U.S. Highways 98 and 27, connecting to towns along Lake Okeechobee.
Palm Beach County Real Estate
Palm Beach County has many amazing homes for sale, from modest suburban bungalows to vast luxury estates. Palm Beach County’s western areas host large, low-density suburbs where homeowners enjoy large properties covered in lush lawns and mature pine trees. View Palm Beach County Real Estate Listings.
A common design style here is the eclectic Spanish-colonial-inspired detached house. Features that define this style are the muted earthy stucco exteriors, tile roofs, and prominent use of tall archways and windows.
Palm Beach County is also home to many master-planned, private communities, built around luxury common amenities, golf courses, resort-style clubhouses, and water features.
Residents of Palm Beach County enjoy their outdoor-inground pools under covered lanais and well-enclosed patio spaces for relaxation and entertainment.
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Things to Do in Palm Beach County FL
From the beautiful beaches and cityscapes in the east, to the canals and golf courses, and the vast wilderness areas of the west, there are many exciting things to do and see in Palm Beach County.
One highlight of the area is its capacity for supporting boating related activities. The canals, inlets, and coastline of the east are perfect for sailors, divers, or deep-sea fishing, while the swamps of the west are great for taking a scenic wildlife-watching tour.
Many of the communities in Palm Beach County are built around world-class golf courses, making for hundreds of courses to experience.
Or you can get away from it all and visit the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve, the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, or the DuPuis Management Area, combining for around 250,000 acres of natural wilderness to see and explore.
Every year towns and communities in Palm Beach County host a slew of events, including fairs, boat shows, markets, and performances. Some notable cultural locations are:
- South Florida Science Museum
- Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
- Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
- Clematis Street Historic District
- Mounts Botanical Garden
- Palm Beach Maritime Museum
The region’s status as a luxury destination makes for some exciting possibilities as well, as Palm Beach County is brimming with resorts, hotels, and upmarket shopping malls.
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Listing information last updated on July 25th, 2021 at 9:00am EDT.