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West Palm Beach Fl

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When the name Palm Beach is mentioned we always think of wealth and an area for the privileged. The address we are actually thinking about is a barrier island, 16 miles long.
Palm Beach County is a much larger area(2,386 square miles).

Its neighboring communities of West Palm Beach (by far the biggest city in PBC), Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray and other communities strung southwards to Boca Raton are home to mostly single family homes and not just estates. Slightly inland along the SR 91 and US 441 corridors are numbers of newer housing developments. And farther afield but both affordable and easily drivable to West Palm Beach jobs are the lake communities and developments on or near Lake Okeechobee’s eastern shore. Good Real Esatate housing options also exist in nearby Martin County to the north.

Our conclusion? From a housing and real estate investment point of view, you will find this area offers a significant range of choice.
And what you get for choosing to live in the Palm Beach area makes it worthwhile indeed. Diversity and quality of life is what it’s all about in Palm Beach County. If you like recreational activities, especially the water, then this is the place. From the Atlantic, to the rivers, bays to Lake Okeechobee, your options are incredible

This part of Florida lies closest to the Bahamas, to storied Bimini, just across the Gulf Stream. Deep-water fishing is world class. The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is like a big salt-water lake running the length of the county north to south. Nearby are wild birding and kayaking areas like the Loxahatchee. West is one of America’s largest fresh-water lakes, the fabulous watery paradise Lake Okeechobee. The Palm Beaches and their inland communities lie closer to this resource than any other Florida metro area.

And if water is not your thing, well, Palm Beach County offers a rich diversity of cultural choices in music, theater, and art; colleges and universities where you can take continuing education courses, or where your younger family members can get their degrees; reasonably close proximity to Miami’s professional sports complexes; some of the best golfing in Florida; and great shopping. There’s a pretty good infrastructure of roads and routes, so getting around is not a problem. And there’s a big international airport connecting you to the world, with other alternatives in nearby Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.
Palm Beach County quick facts:

West Palm Beach (center of the county) driving distances:
68 miles to Miami
167 miles to Orlando
221 miles to Key West
277 miles to Jacksonville
193 miles to Tampa
123 miles to Ft Myer
1,200,000 plus residents. The projection for 2010 is 1,400,000 plus.
Forty-seven miles of white sand beaches.
7 colleges and universities
8 major hospitals
The temperature averages eighty degrees throughout the year, 90 in the summer, 74 in the winter It rains 134 days a year, mostly in the form of Florida’s usual afternoon “quickie” showers. Annual precipitation is 53 inches. Some would argue that this is South Florida’s best and most balanced climate.
Palm Beach County is the largest of the 67 counties in the State of Florida, even larger than either Delaware or Rhode Island.
The eastern part of the County is a vibrant urban area while the western parts of the County are more rural.
Four inlets connect the Intra-coastal Waterway to the ocean. The County's width is 53 linear miles and mean elevation is 15 feet
The largest employment sector in Palm Beach County is the service industry
Median age is 42
The median household income within Palm Beach County is around $46,000 per year.
Average home cost-June 2005-$390,000
Cost of Living-106.19
Employment by industry

Construction 6.8%
Education & Health Services 19.8%
Financial Activities 7.5%
Information 2.2%
Leisure & Hospitality 11.8%
Manufacturing 4.1%
Natural Resources & Mining 1.8%
Other Services 4.1%
Professional & Business Services 16.7%
Public administration 5.3% 6.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 19.8%
A good quality of life, a strong and growing economy, good schools, health facilities, colleges nearby, safe neighborhoods and a protected natural environment is what Palm Beach County is all about. You get all all the benefits of a vibrant metropolitan area, along with the special outdoors benefits that only South Florida can offer.
For specifics in other general categories, see the links to the left.
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Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County
Population 68,291

Boynton Beach offers 21  schools, colleges, and universities.
If you love to fish, Boyton Beach has plenty of opportunities tor your enjoyment. Saltwater and fresh water fishing abound through clubs and agencies. You can charter boats or board a drift boat with the advantage of no license required! Freshwater fishing at Lake Osborne, Lake Ida, or innumerable canals will cost resident $7.00, and non-residents $10.00 for 10 days, or $25 yearly. Fish are plenty and huge! You will enjoy your time spent on the water!

  1. General information-
  2. Square miles 15.9

       -     Location South of West palm Beach on Interstate 95, north of Miami

  1. Average Summer temperature 82 degrees
  2. Average Winter temperature 68 degrees
  3. Average yearly precipitation 65 inches
  4. Median Household income $42,540
  5. Median House value  $185,900
  6. Average Rent $1,225
  7. Median Age rage 42
  8. Cost of Living index 90.6
  9. Median property taxes paid in 2008 $2,044
  10. Average travel time to work between 20 and 30 minutes

Employment industries-
Construction (16%)
Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
Accommodation and food services (8%)
Public administration (5%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Educational services (4%)
Finance and insurance (4%)

Employment occupations-
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
Computer specialists (3%)
Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

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Jupiter

Jupiter Florida sits just north of West Palm Beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
According to Reliance Relocation Services, Inc., RELO®, a large network of independent residential real estate firms otherwise known as RELO®, Jupiter Florida is the second hottest relocation destination in the country. See http://www.relo.com/AboutRelo/pressRelease.aspx?PressReleaseID=410

Some statistics

Average year round temperature of 75 degrees.
Average winter temperature is 62 degrees
Average summer temperature is 90 degrees
Average precipitation annually 56 inches
45 miles of coastline with excelent pristine beaches.
Over 100 miles of waterfront in Jupiter and the nearby Tequesta and Juno Beach areas.
Population (2004) approximately, 50,000
Median age 42
Median household income $55,000
The cost of living index-111.8
Housing
An MLS search for a minimum 2/2 in October 2005-showed the least expensive home at $265,000.

Recreation

6 beaches/Parks
12 Golf Courses
21 Charter Boats
http://www.jupiter.fl.us/
http://jupiter.hometownlocator.com/Resources/parks-recreation.cfm
List of all parks in Palm Beach County http://www.palmbeachfl.com/visitors/attractions/beach.aspx
Schools:

3 private
6 elementary
2 middle
2 highschool
2 colleges
ink to see all schools and addresses
http://jupiter.hometownlocator.com/Resources/County-Schools.cfm
Transportation

Located at the northern end of Palm Beach County, Jupiter is just 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport.
In addition there is Tri-rail commuter train service, as well as AmTrak service for Palm Beach County.
PalmTran, offers residents a comprehensive bus route throughout the county.
Automobile
The Florida Turnpike and I/95 run adjacent to Jupiter.

Air

PALM BEACH INTL (about 21 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; ID: PBI)
VERO BEACH MUNI (about 53 miles; VERO BEACH, FL; ID: VRB)
FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTL (about 62 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FLL)
Culture

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Art galleries
Arts and crafts festivals
There are a wide variety of things to choose from here plus you can enjoy all the Arts that nearby Palm Beach has to offer.
Sports & Leisure

Baseball spring training,
145 of the state's finest golf courses
Fishing and Boating on par with the best.
Biking
Tennis
Kayaking
Hiking
Industries providing employment:

Educational, health and social services.
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services.
Retail trade.
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation
Food services.
Jupiter is a year-round resort and residential community offering a great outdoor lifestyle that includes cultural, educational, shopping and dining amenities on par with the best. If you like a small community with big city resources and amenities, Jupiter could be the place for you.

For more information see the menus to the left.

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Lake Worth

Lake Worth, Florida
Palm Beach County
Population: 35,513

Vibrant palm trees line the streets of Lake Worth, Florida. Located south of West Palm Beach, you will think you have stepped into paradise! Known as the place where the tropics begin, Lake Worth delights in astonishing weather and climate.

There are 6 individual and unique historical districts in Lake Worth, all with a code of preservation of the past. Different cultures and lifestyles are alive and well in our city, and we welcome all walks of life and cultural backgrounds.

Lake Worth is one of the few cities in Southern Florida that has stayed true to an authentic old-world atmosphere. Historic buildings have been preserved and restored to an authentic flavor. Our city officials and local residents are committed to protect development that will harm our past. But we also are dedicated in promoting and building our economy.

Downtown shops, antiques, café’s, art galleries, and museums are considered to be the soul of an artistic master.

Lake Worth has an immense selection of recreational activities, including swimming on white sandy beaches, or simply relaxing in the sun. Enjoy a day boating, fishing, snorkeling, or searching for seashells. Out beaches can’t be compared!

Lake Worth is a step away from a tropical hide away. What are you waiting for? Come and visit us soon. You may never want to leave!

General Information

  • 5.64 square miles of landmass
  • 6293 people per square mile
  • Average age: 35
  • Average Household income: $35,125
  • Median house or condo valued at $172,601
  • Cost of living index: 88.1
  • Over16 % of residents have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Average travel time to work: 25 minutes
  • 44% of residents are married
  • Time zone: Eastern Time
  • Average property taxes: $1,075
  • Average summer temperature:  degrees
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  • Your medical and health concerns will be maintained by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, JFK Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Medical Center.
  • 15 colleges and universities are available from within 51 miles. These include community college, art institutes, Seminary, and major universities.
  • 29 public and private schools provide all your children’s education.

Employment Industries

  • Construction (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)


Employment Opportunities

  •  Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

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Wellington

Wellington, one of the most successfully crafted communities in Palm Beach County, has become the premier South Florida community known for its abundant parks, quality schools, attractive neighborhoods and equestrian interests.

In 1951, following the recommendations of Arthur William Glisson (known to all in Wellington as “Bink” Glisson), several tracts of land were assembled and purchased by Mr. Wellington. Charles Oliver Wellington was a very successful accountant and investor from New York. The area he purchased that would become Wellington was frequently flooded with water. That really is not surprising since Wellington’s southwestern boundary is the Florida Everglades. Shortly following the land purchases, the State of Florida passed legislation creating the Acme Drainage District.

The initial purpose of the district, created in 1953, was to provide for drainage and flood control on the assembled acreage and make the property suitable for agriculture. This was a huge undertaking as the total size of the tract was over 16,000 acres. This drastically changed the entire landscape, the once waterlogged land soon transformed into fertile farmland. Portions of the land were sold or leased to area farmers for cultivation. Many crops were grown, including strawberries – 2,000 acres to be exact. In fact the area that is known as Wellington was once the world’s largest strawberry patch.

In 1985 Gould sold its remaining acreage to Corepoint, Inc. Corepoint was than succeeded by Lennar Homes. Since that time Lennar has also purchased the remaining 500 lots in Bink's Forest. In another distressed real estate sale, Glenn Straub purchased the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in 1993.

The next step in the evolution of Wellington was probably its most important for the future. After years of trying, a determined group of Wellington residents succeeded in a referendum vote taken in November 1995. Wellington was officially born on December 31, 1995 (to qualify for certain Florida State funds it was necessary that the Village be chartered in 1995 or millions of dollars in state funds would have been lost). Official operations commenced on March 28, 1996.

In 1953, fewer than 100 individuals resided in the area. Today, the Village is an affluent and thriving community. Wellington offers tremendous diversity: from apartments to estate homes at the Polo Club; from town homes to the Aero Cub where the residents have airplane hangars attached to their homes. Wellington includes some of the world’s premier equestrian facilities, horse farms, agriculture and nurseries. The primary sources of employment within the Village are construction, agriculture and retail sales.

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