West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and is the most populous city in and county seat of Palm Beach County, the third most populous county in Florida with a 2010 population of 1,320,134. The city is also the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida, having been incorporated as a city two years before Miami.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2011 the city proper had an estimated population of 101,043. The city is one of the principal cities in the South Florida metropolitan area, which has a population of 5,564,635 in 2010.

Places To Visit and Things To Do

West Palm Beach has a variety of places and activities that will keep you and family very busy.

Parks and Cultural Centers

Karvis Center of the Performing Arts

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast with a growing national and international reputation. True to the spirit in which it was created, the Center is expanding programming by initiating projects on local, national and international levels. The world-class Kravis Center opened fully funded, with a total construction cost of $100 million, of which a remarkable $49 million came from private individuals and corporations.

The Kravis Center is a success story that provides communities worldwide with an example of a thriving performing arts center and a major community and economic catalyst. Set on 10.6 acres of property at the highest point in the city, the Kravis Center includes four  venues — the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall, the flexible 289-seat Rinker Playhouse, the 170-seat Helen K. Persson Hall and the outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre with a capacity for 1,400 patrons. The Center’s Cohen Pavilion houses the Weiner Banquet Center, The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and The Elmore Family Business Center for the Arts, along with a five-level parking garage.

Visit www.kravis.org for more information

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Located just south of Stuart, this park teems with wildlife in 13 natural communities, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. The Loxahatchee River, Florida’s first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, runs through the park. Ranger-guided tours of the 1930s pioneer homestead of Trapper Nelson are available year-round.

Visitors can enjoy paved and off-road biking, equestrian, and hiking trails. Boating, canoeing, and kayaking along the river are also great ways to see the park. Anglers can fish along the riverbank or from a boat. The nature and history of the park comes to life through exhibits and displays in the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center.

Visit Jonathan Dickinson State Park website for more information

Palm Beach Zoo

The Palm Beach Zoo is a non profit zoological organization located at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The Zoo houses over 1,400 animals within 23 acres of lush tropical habitat. Its mission is to provide an open-air classroom of living creatures to foster awareness, appreciation and respect for the natural world.

In addition to exciting animals from all over the world living in natural habitats, the zoo features a colorful carousel, an interactive water play fountain, a full service restaurant, daily performances of the “Wings Over Water” bird show, and many other programs and events throughout each day. The zoo offers a dynamic Summer Zoo Camp Program, a “Night Owls” Overnight Program, Field Trips, Outreach Programs, and a variety of special events such as “Winter in July”, “Boo at the Zoo” and “Festival por los Animales.”

Visit www.palmbeachzoo.org for more information

Okeeheelee Park

This beautiful park is located on over 1700 acres of land of the western side of West Palm Beach. Known for it’s BMX & mountain biking tracks, water activities & boat ramp, golf courses, equestrian center, and nature center Okeeheelee Park will make any day spent there a perfect day!

More information is available by visiting the Okeeheelee Park website

Restaurants

Pistache

PISTACHE is a Parisian-style French bistro with a Mediterranean twist. It serves simple, delicious meals made with fresh, local and imported products. It seats 180 people and is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Prices are moderate and the recipes nutritionally healthy. Service is casual and efficient. The atmosphere is upbeat with a definite European flair. The interior is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau, which defined most brasseries and bistros opened in 1920’s Paris. It boasts cozy seating with numerous red leather banquettes, a full bar and giant antique mirrors. The restaurant has a feel of “Always been there”. It is classic, retro-modern and sophisticated but unpretentious.

The outdoor patio overlooks Centennial Park, the Fountains and the Intracoastal Waterway. It is shaded with large umbrellas and seats 30 people in a Riviera-like setting.

Learn more by visiting www.pistachewpb.com

Leila

Leila is truly unlike any other South Florida restaurant. When walking through the front doors, each and every patron feels an immediate special vibe. Blending fine Mediterranean cuisine, Middle Eastern entertainment, and the most dedicated staff, Leila focuses on providing the ultimate upscale experience for every guest. Through smell, taste, and sight, Leila evokes the senses to offer the most memorable evening possible.

Whether you come for our Friday and Saturday Night Belly Dancer Entertainment or simply for a relaxing afternoon with a hookah and a cup of tea or Turkish coffee, Leila has it all. We pride ourselves on serving only the most authentic, fresh, and traditional Mediterranean cuisine. A myriad of samplings dot the table, creating a wonderful collage of Mediterranean fare.

If you’re really up for a treat, engage in a centuries old rite-of-passage, smoke the arguileh. Enjoy the smoothness of fruitful pipe tobaccos, blended especially for this old world hookah. Leila is clearly the most fantastic way to spend an evening with family and friends.

Visit www.leilawpb.com for more information and for reservations

City Place

There are plenty of reasons why CityPlace is the most exciting destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. With over 100 of your favorite shops and restaurants, as well as a spectacular dancing water fountain that performs every hour, your sure to find yours. Stop by Guest Services, show your hotel key or out of town driver’s license to receive a complimentary gift.

Visit www.cityplace.com for a directory of businesses and more information

 

Education

K-12 public education is administrated by the School District of Palm Beach County, which is the eleventh-largest school district in the United States by enrollment.[11] The district main office is located in unincorporated West Palm Beach.[12]
Bak Middle School of the Arts is a magnet middle school in West Palm Beach, just south of Mangonia Park, Florida.[13] The school’s campus was formerly that of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a high school. The first auditions took place in July 1997.

The campus property of Bak Middle School of the Arts was also home to North Shore High School from 1965-1989. In 2007, the new campus was completed and the original buildings were demolished. The school accepts students from all over Palm Beach County. Students may audition for two out of five art areas: communications, dance, music (consisting of band, keyboard, strings, and vocal arts), theater, and visual arts.

Post-secondary education

The original Palm Beach Junior Collegebuilding was restored and is now part of the campus of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a magnet high school

Palm Beach Atlantic University lies along the Intracoastal Waterway Lake Worth Lagoon

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU), a four-year private Christian university with approximately 3,200 students, is located in the city on seven blocks within the south end of downtown. The campus includes several historic structures converted to academic use. PBAU has recently added schools of nursing and of pharmacy.

Northwood University has a residential campus in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Keiser University is a regionally accredited school that offers a variety of degrees at the Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels. One of their 16 Florida campuses is located in West Palm Beach.

Various private for-profit institutions are located in the city, including the Lincoln College of Technology (formerly known as New England Institute of Technology) and Florida Culinary Institute, owned by theNew Jersey-based Lincoln Group of Schools.

 

West Palm Beach Beach Real Estate Just For You!

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    Home size: 2,718 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,650 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 1
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    Year built: 1963
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Credits:

Wikipedia website

Karvis Center of the Performing Arts

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Palm Beach Zoo

 

Okeeheelee Park

Pistache

Leila

City Place

West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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