Living In Palm Beach Florida- A Premier Luxury Community With A Home Town Feel
Palm Beach Florida is an island community that is world renowned where famous people come to make their home from politicians like the Kennedy family to famous singers like Jimmy Buffet to movie stars and many wealthy business owners and heirs. Palm Beach is attracting a lot more people moving from the high taxed states like New York and New Jersey. Florida has NO state income tax, we are a great asset protection state and have homestead exemptions and protections. This is a great place to move to if you want to have the money you have now last longer and go further. For many people the journey to Palm Beach Florida begins with a second home or a vacation home and then becomes a permanent home when the residence benefits far outweigh where their original domicile used to be.
Palm Beach Florida is the easternmost town in Florida located 65 miles north of Miami. Palm Beach is a 16 mile island town. The Intracoastal waterway divides Palm Beach Florida from the rest of Palm Beach County.
As soon as your drive over the bridge from West Palm Beach into Palm Beach - it feels like you have just entered a different world. The atmosphere is one of calm and island type pace which is much slower than West Palm Beach which is WAY slower than big cities like New York or Los Angeles.
The roads are lined with tall Palm Trees as you head toward the beach. You are welcomed by wonderful bed and breakfasts, day spas and of course the world famous Breakers Hotel that has acres of beachfront property. Look at these beautiful mature trees.
Worth Avenue is located in Palm Beach Florida. Worth Avenue is one of the most famous shopping streets in the U.S. second only to Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles.
Palm Beach is home to Mar-A-Lago where Ivan Trump lives off and on during the year. Driving through the windy road along the front of Mar A Lago is quite the sight to see!
If you like quaint small town feel living than Palm Beach is the town for you. There are about 10,000 full time residents and during the winter months the population increases to about 30,000.
Palm Beach became its' own town 1911. In about 1902 Henry Morrison Flagler came to this area and created a resort here. He is the one who brought in the railway in order to be able to reach the island back in the day.
You will be able to find small condos with ocean views from as low as $150,000 to luxurious oceanfront estates in the millions.
Here is a view of West Palm Beach Trump's Plaza from the Palm Beach Island:
The Seagull cottage is the oldest house in Palm Beach. " Sea Gull Cottage, 1886, architect unknown. The oldest house in Palm Beach, built for R. R. McCormick; first winter home for Henry M. Flagler 1893; moved to the oceanfront as part of the Breakers Hotel in 1913; 1984 moved near its original lakefront location by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach." Preservation society.
Right next door to where the Seagull Cottage was moved to is the Palm Beach Royal Poinciana Chapel.
Many brides get the wonderful opportunity of having their weddings in Palm Beach at the Royal Poinciana Chapel. We were there for the wedding of one of our dear friend's daughters in January. I posted a video of about 10 minutes of her wedding in case you would like to get a sample of the chapel and surroundings. It was a very beautiful ceremony.
The grassy areas in the back of the church are magnificent for taking your once in a lifetime wedding photos with backdrops you may not find anywhere else.
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