Palm Beach County – The Retirement Mecca of Southeast Florida

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Real Estate Agent with 55Places.com

Palm Beach County The Retirement Mecca of Southeast FloridaFlorida-bound active adult retirees can choose to settle in many fabulous destinations. There are sunny beaches, tranquil lakes, varied attractions and luxurious age-restricted communities spread throughout the Sunshine State. In Southeast Florida, one retirement hot spot is beautiful Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County is one of Florida’s largest counties. It spans 1,971 square miles of land, not including its 488,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. This diverse county includes a 45-mile stretch of coastal shoreline, known as the Gold Coast, as well as the lush Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. In fact, Palm Beach County is larger than two states: Delaware and Rhode Island.

The weather in Palm Beach County is certainly a draw for many active adult retirees. The winters maintain a daytime average temperature of 74 degrees, while an average summer day will reach 90 degrees. There is plenty of sunshine year-round, making Palm Beach County an ideal location for those who enjoy outdoor recreations.

By population, Palm Beach County is Florida’s third largest county. Its boundaries enclose many popular destinations such as West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington. The eastern portions of Palm Beach County support thriving urban centers, while its central and western areas provide more rural or suburban settings.

Many recreational and cultural attractions are found throughout Palm Beach County. There are numerous parks, hiking trails and beaches. Residents and visitors enjoy prime fishing, water sports and other outdoor activities. The area has also been called the “Golf Capital of the World” as it offers more than 150 public and private golf courses.

Active adult communities are plentiful in Palm Beach County. There are sprawling developments with resort-style amenities and luxurious homes, as well as more intimate neighborhoods which embrace a small town atmosphere. While Palm Beach County offers a diverse mix of communities, the artfully-designed developments in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington are often favored over more densely-populated southern areas like Boca Raton.

As one of Boynton Beaches largest age-restricted communities, Palm Isles boasts a 50,000 square-foot clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness facilities and over 2,300 residences, including condominiums, attached villas and single-family homes. Homebuyers who prefer a more intimate neighborhood can find much smaller communities in the area as well, including Tivoli Reserve which includes just 220 beautifully-designed single-family homes.

For those who seek luxurious living, GL Homes’ Valencia Shores community, in Lake Worth, includes a wide range of resort-style amenities as well as 1,143 spacious single-family homes ranging in size from 1,682 to 3,466 square feet. GL Homes has many other luxurious developments in Palm Beach County including Valencia Reserve and Valencia Isles in Boynton Beach; as well as Valencia Falls and Valencia Palms in Delray Beach.

While beautiful active adult communities can be found throughout the state of Florida, those who prefer the Southeast Coast are likely to find many great options in Palm Beach County. This area is a great place for active adults to visit, and an ideal location for a sunny retirement.

This article originally appeared on 55Places.com. For more articles like this or for information about hundreds of 55+ active adult retirement communities across the country, please visit 55Places.com.

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