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Since 1936, The Society of the Four Arts has inspired and engaged the Palm Beaches with outstanding cultural programs. Our current season features concerts, art exhibitions, notable speakers, workshops, films, book discussions, children’s programs, and more. The Four Arts’ campus in Palm Beach includes a performance hall, an art gallery, a modern education center devoted to lifelong learning, a library, a children’s library, and beautiful botanical and sculpture gardens. The Four Arts believes that the passion of music, the beauty of art, the thrill of drama, and the pleasure of literature bridge the gap from mere existence to truly living. All our programs are open to the public, so come see what The Four Arts has to offer!

Visit fourarts.org to purchase tickets and view programs.

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How do you inspire a community? Through the sustaining power of arts & culture. The thrill of discovering a new artist. The pride of supporting an emerging dance company. The value of engaging with a larger cultural community. At the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, we work hard to integrate arts & culture into everyday life. We welcome individuals, businesses and cultural organizations to join the Cultural Council as a member and take advantage of perks like complimentary admissions and exclusive events. The most rewarding benefit: supporting an organization that has provided a voice and a venue for local artists and arts organizations for more than four decades.

Become a member or make a donation today at palmbeachculture.com

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CONTENTS

46 HEALTH CARE Major medical facilities, children’s hospitals, freestanding ERs, urgent care clinics

58 REAL ESTATE Market overview, home sales statistics, lifestyle communities, city spotlights, and more

86 TRANSPORTATION Major arteries, railways and buses, water taxis, aviation

92 LEISURE AND RECREATION PALM BEACH COUNTY

08 11 FUN FACTS ABOUT PALM BEACH COUNTY

10 BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

Art and culture, sporting life, golf scene, and more

108 SENIOR LIVING Active adult communities, independent living facilities, nursing care, memory care

Economic overview, major industries, job growth, networking resources, top 25 employers, cost of living

114 SHOPPING AND DINING

24 EDUCATION

124 NEWCOMER RESOURCES

Public schools, private schools, higher education, homeschooling

Getting settled: utilities, licenses, voter registration, recycling, and more

Area malls, open-air shopping, street shopping, dining guide

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WELCOME TO PALM BEACH COUNTY

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020 has certainly brought a unique array of challenges to communities across the United States. Here in Palm Beach County and along the Treasure Coast, we experienced the many disruptions that COVID-19 delivered. If there was a silver lining, it was that new residents continued to arrive each month. They came from other states within the U.S. and countries around the world. It’s not hard to understand why. Great schools from public to private, pre-K to post-graduate, as well as continuing education provide residents plenty of learning options at every age. Housing that includes starter homes, large family homes, and beachfront properties presents all kinds of living arrangements for various needs and desires. And, employment opportunities in areas like manufacturing, research and development, health care, and hospitality offer residents an abundance of potential for career advancement and mobility. Need to get outdoors? Palm Beach County absolutely has you covered. Golf, tennis, sportfishing, polo, boating, watersports… All are available just minutes away, no matter where you live in the area. When you reside in Palm Beach County, you can never say there is “nothing to do.” On the following pages you’ll find information about where to live, shop, and dine

as well as gain insight into local health care, education, transportation, and more. Our City Spotlight section gives a detailed overview of many of the county’s cities and towns (as well as a few on the Treasure Coast). After reading this guide, it will become clear why so many people are choosing to make Palm Beach County their destination of choice. Welcome Home! Were glad you’re here.

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Whether it’s the beaches or the zero state income tax, billionaires love Palm Beach County: It lays claim to 18 of the state’s 42 wealthiest, according to Forbes.

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Tourism accounts for more than 70,000 jobs. It has an economic impact of more than $7 billion to the local economy. Tourists account for more than $45 million in bed-tax revenue, in addition to lodging sales that exceed $700 million a year.

Palm Beach County leads the nation in the production of sugarcane and sweet corn. Approximately 50 percent of the sugarcane produced in the United States is grown in Florida, with most of that production occurring in Palm Beach County.

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The Palm Beach County School District is the largest employer in Palm Beach County with more than 22,000 employees, including 12,900 teachers, serving 193,000 students. The district is the fifth largest in Florida, the tenth largest in the country, has a 90 percent graduation rate, and a $2.9 billion budget.

Palm Beach County’s 47 miles of beaches give access to coastal waters scattered with natural coral formations that are part of the Florida Reef Tract, the only living barrier coral reef in the continental United States and the third largest in the world. The creation of 160 “artificial reefs”—made of limestone, concrete, and sunken ships that become habitats for algae, corals, and other marine life—provides additional areas for fishing, diving, and snorkeling, ensuring the natural reefs are protected from overuse.

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Palm Beach County’s Parks and Recreation Department manages 104 parks with more than 8,500 acres of land to explore. Many county parks feature athletic facilities, camp sites, trails, and beaches.

The South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, which opened in

1912, is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest annual event.

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The first—and last— recorded snowfall in Palm Beach County was in 1977.

A U.S. Army fort built in Jupiter in 1838 is believed to be the first permanent non-Indian settlement in the area. The fort was followed by the first civilian residents, who started maintaining the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in 1860.

The first modern-day IBM PC was secretly worked on in Boca Raton under the name “Project Acorn.” The computer was crowned “Machine of the Year” by Time magazine in 1983, overtaking the original cover that was planned to be “Man of the Year” Apple’s Steve Jobs.

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West Palm Beach incorporated in 1894, making it the oldest municipality in the county.

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IN THIS SECTION Economic Overview Major Industries Job Growth Networking Resources Top 25 Employers Cost of Living

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alm Beach County added 17,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016, and according to the Census Bureau, it had the seventh-fastest job growth among the nation’s 50 largest counties. With assorted industries including the latest tech innovations, agriculture, a plentiful workforce, an international port and airport, business and tax incentives, and a burgeoning public transit system, Palm Beach County sets the standard for business development. In fact, Chief Executive magazine rated Florida the number-two best place to do business in the United States in 2018, due to the diversity of major

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industries and attractive incentives offered by the state government. These include tax credits for firms that create high-wage jobs in high-value industries, STEMflorida to connect business with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) talent pipelines, and more. Palm Beach County’s major industries include the traditional agribusiness and leisure industries that originally built the Palm Beaches, a dynamic clean tech and high-tech sector, rapidly growing medical and life sciences components, plus aviation and aerospace technologies. The county is a popular location for

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PALM BEACH BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKING GROUPS corporate headquarters: Recently, United Technologies opened its $115 million LEED platinum–certified headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens. Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity projects up to a 23 percent growth in software developer jobs in South Florida’s counties through 2025, due to the number of technology-focused firms already operating or now starting up in the area. Tech sector growth in Palm Beach County supports a high-tech/green energy/ biosciences startup corridor between West Palm Beach and Deerfield Beach. As a result of the activity in this sector, salaries are on the rise. While Silicon Valley is still betterknown as a tech sector, the extravagant cost of living, crowded housing conditions, plus high state sales taxes and a personal income tax in California are driving software engineers and developers to other states. Palm Beach County’s agribusiness is itself a high technology business in this era. With aviation/aerospace engineering and manufacturing, business and financial services, clean technology and energy, distribution and logistics, equestrian, health care, private equity and hedge funds, information technology/telecom, life sciences, manufacturing, and the marine industry—combined with incredible weather and a tropical location—the county is a highly desirable location for both businesses and job seekers.

A DIVERSE WORKFORCE Palm Beach County provides businesses with a highly diverse and skilled talent pool. Many workers are drawn to the county by the exceptional job and business prospects. With no state income tax and low sales and property taxes, Floridians have among the highest retained incomes in the United States. Palm Beach County is Florida’s third most populous, with close to 1.5 million people and a projected population growth of 16 percent by 2030. Although the perception outside the state is that Florida’s residents are primarily retired and elderly, the median age in the Palm Beaches is 44. Workers in Palm Beach County have an above-average high school graduation rate of 87.8 percent,

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CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Junior League of the Palm Beaches

jlpb.org

Palm Beach Civic Association

palmbeachcivic.org wpbrotary.com

Rotary Club of West Palm Beach

ENTREPRENEUR GROUPS Enterprise Development Corporation

enterbusiness.org

SCORE Palm Beach

palmbeach.score.org

Small Business Center of

palmbeachstate.edu/smallbusiness

Palm Beach State College

NETWORKING/BUSINESS REFERRAL GROUPS Best of the Best Networking Group

bestofthebestnetwork.com

Business Executives Inc.

beipb.com

Executive Association of the Palm Beaches

palmbeachexecs.com

Networking Professionals International PBC

npiflorida.com

Palm Beach Business Associates

pbbainc.com

The Palm Beach Toastmaster’s Club

thepalmbeachtoastmastersclub.com

West Palm Beach Business Referral Group

wpbbrc.com

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING BNI - Palm Beach Elite

bniamerica.com

Gold Coast PR Council

goldcoastprcouncil.com

Senior Executive Network

seniorexecutivenetwork.com

WOMEN’S GROUPS Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Women’s Executive Club of

ewpb.org womensexecutiveclub.com

South Palm Beach County

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUPS Palm Beach Young Professionals

palmbeachchamber.com/pbyp

Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches

palmbeaches.org/pages/ypop

and 34 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Those holding college degrees remain in high demand across the county, especially for those in STEM fields, making it an attractive option for both young graduates and more experienced mid-career and executive personnel. Palm Beach County has a significant Hispanic population of 23 percent, presenting a tremendous advantage for businesses in international trade with Latin America or Central America, or firms seeking to enter Cuba as this highly anticipated marketplace re-opens to the world during the next decade.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES Agribusiness: The historical core of Palm

which extends from just outside the coastal cities west to Lake Okeechobee. Approximately 36 percent of the county’s acres are devoted to agriculture and ranching, comprising more than a third of the county.

Aviation | Aerospace | Engineering: The few small airstrips that became Florida’s World War II military installations have grown into a major industry, including commercial aviation, air cargo, air defense projects, and rocket engines. Firms located in the county include United Technologies showcase, plus Collins Rockwell, formerly B/E Aerospace and the worldwide leading manufacturer of passenger-cabin interior products for jet aircraft, Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, and Aerojet Rocketdyne.

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Business and Financial Services: Palm Beach County provides an excellent environment for financial, banking, and investment firms. West Palm Beach alone has approximately 233 incorporated financial services firms. With no state individual income tax, corporate gains tax, or top marginal taxes for individuals and estates, Florida is a highly attractive location for the affluent and the financial companies that serve them.

competitions for jumpers, hunters, and equitation and attracting more than 250,000 people and more than 7,000 horses to the event. The International Polo Club is located in Wellington and hosts 260 games during the season, culminating in the U.S. Open Polo Championship.

and Enerfuel.

Distribution and Logistics: Palm Beach County is centrally located near Florida’s largest population centers and has convenient access to world markets via the port. The county is home to 15 distribution centers totaling more than 4.2 million square feet. These distribution centers take advantage of Intermodal Systems Highways, railroads, airports, and the Port of Palm Beach. Among the firms operating distribution centers here are Aldi, American Tire, Cheney Bros., Federal Express, Publix, Sysco, U.S. Food Service, and Walgreens.

Clean Tech: Florida is number one nationally in annual biomass production, number one in net energy generation from biomass, and seventh in generation from renewable sources, including hydroelectric and solar. The state supports research and development in the industry through renewable tax incentives and support of research centers. Notable cleantech businesses include the Sunshine State Biomass Cooperative, Florida Crystals,

Health Care and Life Sciences: Palm Beach County’s health care industry is vital to its economy, providing over 50,000 jobs at more than 1,500 health care–related businesses. Palm Beach County recently formed LifeHelix.org to identify a regional definition and focus the growth efforts of biotech, health care, life sciences, research and development, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturers. Dubbed the Palm Beach Life Sciences Cluster, more than 200 companies in the county are engaged in research, development, or manufacturing of biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and environmental and biological sciences—

Equestrian: With an estimated $600 million impact on the county, equestrian sports is a signature economic sector for the county. The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington is the stire of the Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs from January to April annually, hosting

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anchored by two world-renowned research institutes, the Scripps Florida Research Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

Beach, just across the Hillsboro River from Boca Raton.

Manufacturing: Florida offers a sales tax exemption to manufacturers that purchase new equipment and machinery, and Palm Beach County offers targeted industry incentives including sales and use tax exemptions, and tax credits and refunds for capital investment, R&D, and job creation. Currently, there are more than 20,900 manufacturing jobs in the county, with an average salary of $76,179. The local workforce offers particular expertise in advanced materials, aerospace, biomedical, IT, defense, marine, and green technologies.

IT and Telecommunications: Florida’s IT research and development activities amount to more than $8 billion annually. The state ranks fourth nationally in high-tech establishments, is the thirdlargest exporter of high-tech products, and is fifth in high-tech employment, with average salaries exceeding $71,000. The area is recognized as a prime place to locate technology firms and startups, a reputation that encompasses Deerfield

Marine Industry: With more than 40,000 registered boaters in the county, the marine industry has an economic impact of $1.35 billion, ranging from boat and equipment sales to the nearly 20,000 jobs provided by the sector to the revenue generated by marinas, boatyards, and more. Downtown West Palm Beach is home to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, which attracts 460 exhibitors and more than 47,000 people from around the world. The Rivera Beach Maritime Academy provides a career pathway with programs in boat building, vessel research, operational procedures, environmental stewardship, and other topics.

PALM BEACH COUNTY AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Belle Glade

561-996-2745

bellegladechamber.com

West Palm Beach

561-282-9657

blackchamberpbc.com

Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

Boca Raton

561-395-4433

bocaratonchamber.com

Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Boynton Beach

561-732-9501

boyntonbeach.org

Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Wellington

561-790-6200

cpbchamber.com

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

West Palm Beach

561-833-3711

palmbeaches.org

Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Delray Beach

561-278-0424

delraybeach.com

Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce Florida

Lake Worth

561-582-2335

facc-fl.com

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach

561-832-1986

hispanicchamberpbc.com

Lantana Chamber of Commerce

Lantana

561-585-8664

lantanachamber.com

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

Palm Beach

561-655-3282

palmbeachchamber.com

Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

Palm Beach Gardens

561-655-7111

pbnchamber.com

West Palm Beach

561-889-6527

prhchamber.com

Riviera Beach Chamber of Commerce

Riviera Beach

561-746-7111

pbnchamber.com

Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Wellington

561-792-6525

wellingtonchamber.com

Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach

561-659-0285

womenschamber.biz

Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County

MARTIN & ST. LUCIE COUNTIES AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

Hobe Sound

772-546-4724

hobesound.org

Indiantown/Western Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Indiantown

772-597-2184

indiantownchamber.com

Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce

Jensen Beach

772-334-3444

jensenbeachflorida.info

Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Stuart

772-287-1088

stuartmartinchamber.org

Palm City Chamber of Commerce

Palm City

772-286-8121

palmcitychamber.com

St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce

Fort Pierce

772-595-9999

stluciechamber.org

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MARKET ACCESS TO THE CARIBBEAN The county has access to the Caribbean through its Port of Palm Beach, which handles exports, with approximately 80 percent of its cargo being exported, creating a positive trade balance. The majority of the exported cargo supports the island nations of the Caribbean. The port also exports nearly 1 billion tons of raw sugar produced in the Belle Glade region.

BUSINESS TAXES, SALES TAX, AND LICENSING Florida requires certain businesses to obtain professional licenses through state examination boards located in various departments; for example, health care workers are licensed through the Florida Department of Health. A list of all businesses and professionals requiring a state license is available at myfloridalicense.com/dbpr. An overview of the corporate business tax system is available at the Florida

Department of Revenue, which also covers unemployment tax and taxes collected by the Department of Revenue. The department offers a startup kit for business owners. Florida charges a 7 percent sales tax on retail purchases and a use tax on certain leased/rented goods and services. Registration with the state is required, and taxes can be filed and paid online. Many business qualify for special state tax incentives in Florida.

COUNTY BUSINESS INCENTIVES The county has five designated business enterprise zones including Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Riviera Beach/ West Palm Beach (north zone), and West Palm Beach (south zone). Information is available from the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. Every city in the county offers some incentives as well, including expedited permitting and/ or cash incentives, as well as possible

tax incentives. Visit bdb.org/relocation/ incentives-by-city to learn details.

JOB GROWTH The Palm Beaches are adding more professional and business jobs and more STEM sector–related jobs than other counties. With hundreds of new apartments completed in the past year, many more under construction, and hundreds on the drawing boards — many of them luxury-style apartments and condos—retailers and services are expected to follow the money to locate near these new customers, bringing job opportunities across the spectrum. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity projects robust job growth for the county of more than 11 percent by 2026. Palm Beach County added 17,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016, and according to the Census Bureau, Palm Beach County had the seventh-fastest job growth among the nation’s 50 largest counties.

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hen relocating to a new city, it’s important to know how far your dollar will go in relation to the local economy. While the Palm Beach area is paradise in many ways, it also comes at a price—and expenses like housing, groceries, and health care may grow compared with cost in similarly sized cities. So before you move, understand how much you need to earn to maintain the same quality of life as you are used to in your former home. The Council for Community and Economic Research, a national organization dedicated to economic development and policy research, publishes an annual Cost of Living Index that ranks a range of living expenses in major cities. The index measures differences between

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areas in the cost of consumer goods and services, minus taxes and non-consumer expenditures. It also measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for a participating place—both metropolitan and non-metro—is 100, and each city’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. Want to know how living in the Palm Beach County/Fort Lauderdale area compares to other cities? Assuming a $60,000 salary in the city you’re moving from, and that you’d own a house here, we used a salary/cost of living calculator to help figure out what you’d need to earn to maintain the same standard of living. If you made $60,000 in Atlanta, for example, your salary would need to increase to around $68,000 in this area.

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Atlanta

$67,861

Boston

$46,929

Chicago

$57,785

Cleveland

$73,146

Dallas

$63,517

Denver

$62,447

Detroit

$70,511

Los Angeles–Long Beach

$47,595

Nashville-Murfreesboro

$74,382

New York City (Manhattan)

$27,656

Philadelphia

$63,747

Phoenix

$70,865

Pittsburgh

$68,722

Raleigh

$74,147

Salt Lake City

$69,399

San Diego

$49,156

San Francisco

$35,202

Seattle

$44,191

St. Louis

$80,319

Washington-Arlington

$42,951

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TOP 25 EMPLOYERS A QUICK LOOK AT THE LARGEST LOCAL CORPORATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING JOBS TO THE RESIDENTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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West Boca Medical Center. The system also offers a network of walk-in clinics, imaging facilities, and outpatient surgery centers. Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks (IDN), physician groups, self-insured organizations, and health plans.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33406; 561-434-8000; palmbeachschools.org The Palm Beach County School District is the tenth largest school district in the nation, with 22,600 employees, 12,900 teachers, 197,000 students, and a 91.6 percent graduation rate. The district offers both International Baccalaureate programs and specialized career academies where students can explore interests as diverse as veterinary sciences and digital design. The PBC STEM Education Council collaborates with local industries to give students a strong foundation in the twenty-first-century skills needed to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. In the 2018-19 school year, the state’s Department of Education gave the district an A rating for the second consecutive year.

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TENET HEALTHCARE COASTAL DIVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

9960 Central Park Blvd. N., Suite 400, Boca Raton, 33428; 866-654-2362; tenetflorida.com enet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified health care services company with more than 110,000 employees (6,153 in Palm Beach County). Hospitals that are part of the system include: Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and

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PALM BEACH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-355-2001; discover.pbcgov.org/ countycommissioners Employing 5,377 people (outside of the school district) and with a budget of more than $4 billion, the county is one of its own largest employers. The list of services provided and departments managed by the county would fill several pages. In such a rapidly growing county, opportunities abound for workers with every level of education and in an incredible range of specialties from urban planning to landscape maintenance, and everything in between. The county actively seeks to attract new business and support the relocation and establishment of businesses moving to the Palm Beaches, offering tax incentives, grants, and other incentives.

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NEXTERA ENERGY

(parent company of Florida Power & Light) 700 Universe Blvd., Juno Beach, 33408; 561-691-7171; nexteraenergy.com NextEra Energy, parent company of Florida Power & Light, is the largest utility holding company in the world and employs 4,807 people in Palm Beach County. This leading clean energy company has a market capitalization of more than $130 billion. NextEra Energy subsidiaries generate clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Wisconsin. NextEra Energy is a Fortune 200 company and is part of the S&P 100 index. It is often recognized by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas

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FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-297-3000; fau.edu FAU is part of Florida’s state university system, with 2,898 employees. With its main campus in Boca Raton, FAU also operates five satellite campuses in Jupiter, Davie, Fort Pierce, Fort Lauderdale, and Dania Beach. FAU has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “High Research Activity” university. Established in 1961, today FAU serves more than 30,000 students. A fast-growing college, FAU is closely tied to the business community throughout Palm Beach County. Under the leadership of President John W. Kelly, it has raised its academic standards, received recognition for its research components, increased funding, built new facilities, and established partnerships with notable research institutions.

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HCA HEALTHCARE EAST FLORIDA DIVISION

450 E. Las Olas Blvd. #1100, Fort Lauderdale, 33301; 615-344-9551; hcaeastflorida.com HCA Hospitals employs 2,806 people at multiple hospitals, including JFK Medical Center, Palms West Hospital, and St. Lucie Medical Center. Based in Nashville, HCA was one of the nation’s first hospital companies. Today, it is the nation’s leading provider of health care services, employing approximately 280,000 people, 38,000 physicians, and 94,000 nurses. The system has 184 hospitals and 2,000 sites of care in 21 states and the U.K. HCA is repeatedly among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” as named by the Ethisphere Institute.

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BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL

800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, 33486; 561-395-7100; brrh.com Boca Raton Regional Hospital employs 2,800 people. Born out of compelling community need in 1967, BRRH is a not-for-profit, advanced tertiary medical

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center with 400 beds, more than 2,800 employees, and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The hospital is a recognized leader in cardiovascular care, oncology, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency medicine, and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is one of only four hospitals in Palm Beach County to be designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33410; 561-422-8262; westpalmbeach.va.gov The Veterans Health Administration is home to the largest integrated health care system in the country, consisting of 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 VA medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites. The VHA in West Palm Beach employs 2,700 people. The medical center is a general

medical, psychiatric, and surgical facility. It provides a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and limited research. The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center operates a 13-bed Blind Rehabilitation Service— the referral center for blind and visually impaired veterans from throughout the state. The system operates six communitybased outpatient clinics.

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THE BREAKERS

1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 33480; 561-693-1654; thebreakers.com The Breakers historic resort in Palm Beach is one of the iconic landmarks of Florida. Employing 2,300 people, this spectacular destination has enticed travelers for generations to enjoy its Italian Renaissance setting. Opened in 1896 by railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, today’s hotel and grounds occupy 140 acres of land of the Palm Beach barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean. Amenities include two championship golf courses, 10 tennis courts, four oceanfront pools, on-site shopping, more than a dozen restaurants and bars,

a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, and a 20,000-square-foot spa.

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BETHESDA HOSPITAL EAST/ BETHESDA HOSPITAL WEST

2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33435; 561-737-7733; bethesdaweb.com Bethesda Health became part of the Baptist Health system through a merger finalized in late 2017, but the system has retained its name. Bethesda employs 2,282 people in the county. Founded in 1959, this health care organization serves the medical needs of South Palm Beach County with two not-for-profit hospitals, 401-bed Bethesda Hospital East and 80-bed Bethesda Hospital West, plus the Bethesda Women’s Health Center. Bethesda Health has more than 675 physicians across 40 areas of specialty. Bethesda Health and its affiliates offer a full array of health care services, including the Bethesda Heart Hospital; general, vascular and endovascular surgery; maternity, neonatal, and pediatric intensive care; women’s health services; and the Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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(TIE) OFFICE DEPOT, INC. (headquarters)

6600 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, 33496; 800-463-3768; investor.officedepot.com Office supplies retailer Office Depot employs 2,000 people at its headquarters in Boca Raton. The company’s nearly 1,400 retail stores and online store are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials. It also provides a variety of services including copy and print, technical services, mailing, and shipping. Brands include Office Depot, Office Max, CompuCom, and Grand & Toy.

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(TIE) FLORIDA CRYSTALS

1 N. Clematis St. #200; West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-366-5100; floridacrystals.com With more than 2,000 employees in Palm Beach County, privately owned Florida Crystals is a leading national brand in the organic and natural market. The company farms 190,000 acres of land, most of it in the county. It operates two sugar mills, a sugar refinery, a rice mill, and a packaging and distribution center. The organic and natural consumer products are made from fresh Florida sugar cane that is harvested and milled on the same day. Florida Crystals is America’s first and only certified organic sugar that is made in the U.S., and its products are free of artificial additives and preservatives.

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The company owns and operates the largest renewable energy facility of its kind in North America. This biomass power facility uses leftover sugar cane fiber and recycled urban wood waste as fuel to produce clean energy that powers both the sugar operations and tens of thousands of homes.

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JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER

1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, 33458; 561-423-1518; jupitermed.com Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit, 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, and hospice beds. Employing 1,780 people and founded in 1979, the center has approximately 1,700 team members, 650 physicians, and 640 volunteers. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships, and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics and spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung and thoracic, women’s health, weight management, and men’s health. Jupiter Medical Center opened the 55,000-squarefoot Anderson Family Cancer Institute in March.

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CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH

401 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-822-2222; wpb.org The City of West Palm Beach, unlike the majority of municipalities in Palm Beach County, uses a strong mayor form of government. The mayor of West Palm Beach operates as the city’s full-time CEO, and all operating decisions and responsibilities rest in the mayor’s office. With approximately 1,679 employees on the city payroll, the city has a strategy of both service and growth. To achieve the city’s economic development goals, it partners with the Business Development Board, Chambers of Commerce, the Economic Council, Development Services, Planning and Zoning, and business leaders throughout the city.

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CITY OF BOCA RATON 201 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca

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G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS USA (headquarters) 1395 University Blvd., Jupiter, 33458; 800-275-8305; g4s.us Formerly known in the United States as Wackenhut, G4S focuses on advancing the safety and security of businesses and governments, ensuring the security of key assets—people, property, products, and reputation. The headquarters in Jupiter employs 1,451 people. The company has operations in more than 85 countries and has more than 58,000 employees worldwide. The company has deployed more than 2 million miles of fiber-optic cable and completed more than 1,500 security systems around the world. The company’s security systems are used at every U.S. Marine Corps base in the world.

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PRATT WHITNEY

17900 Bee Line Hwy., Jupiter, 33478; 561-796-2000; pw.utc.com Pratt Whitney has operated in Palm Beach County for more than 60 years. The developer of military and commercial aircraft engines

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currently employs an estimated 1,400 workers at its 7,000-acre campus west of Jupiter. In May 2018, the firm announced a $100 million expansion plan to add 215 jobs to its workforce in support of defense programs. PW powers the Airbus A320neo airliners and the F135 propulsion system for the F-35 Lighning II tactical fighter by Lockheed Martin.

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BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB

501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, 33432; 888-543-1277; bocaresort.com With 1,376 staff, the Boca Raton Resort & Club is located along Lake Boca Raton. Part of the Waldorf Astoria hotel brand, this distinctive landmark was designed by architect Addison Mizner and is one of the most beautiful and beloved buildings in the county. The amenities include two golf courses, seven pools, tennis courts, a marina, and restaurants. One of the tallest buildings in southern Palm Beach County, it was built in 1969 and painted a distinctive “Boca pink.” Like The Breakers and The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach, the Boca Raton Resort & Club caters to an affluent clientele.

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3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, 33406; 561-686-8800; sfwmd.gov The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.7 million residents. It employs 1,371 people in Palm Beach County. Created in 1949, the agency manages and protects the water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality, and natural systems. A key initiative is the restoration of the Everglades—the largest environmental restoration project in the nation’s history.

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WELLS FARGO BANK

Countywide locations, wellsfargo.com San Francisco–based Wells Fargo bank has a large presence in Florida, employing 1,251 people in Palm Beach County alone. Wells Fargo is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo

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provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial financial services through 8,400 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, online, and mobile devices. Wells Fargo does business with one in three U.S. households and has approximately 268,000 team members in 42 countries.

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U.S. SUGAR CORPORATION

111 Ponce de Leon Ave., Clewiston, 33440; 863-983-8121; ussugar.com U.S. Sugar Corporation is one of the nation’s largest fully integrated producers of sugar cane, one of Florida’s major producers of orange juice products, and a regional short line railroad operator. Headquartered in Clewiston, Florida, the company farms 245,000 acres in Hendry, Glades, and Palm Beach counties. It employs 1,250 locally, including many high-skilled jobs in automated environments. The company produces 800,000 tons of refined sugar a year. With more than 12,500 acres of orange groves and 1.8 million trees, U.S. Sugar is aso one of the largest independent suppliers of not-from-concentrate juice to major brands.

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PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE

4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth; 33461; 561-967-7222; palmbeachstate.edu Palm Beach State College has 1,192 staff serving Palm Beach County’s 1.3 million residents in beginning their college education. PBSC is among the largest institutions of higher education in the county, serving more than 49,000 students annually through its five campuses and online. One of 28 institutions in the Florida College System, PBSC offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training, corporate and continuing education, and lifelong learning. Students may enroll on campus in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Belle Glade, and Loxahatchee Groves, or take courses online. Palm Beach State has an estimated $1.1 billion economic impact on Palm Beach County.

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CHENEY BROTHERS

1 Cheney Way, Riviera Beach, 33404; 800-432-1341; cheneybrothers.com

This fourth-generation, family-owned foodservice distributor employs more than 1,130 staff in Palm Beach County and 3,400 overall. In 2016, the firm acquired Pate Dawson distribution company. One year later, it added a new affiliate, Crazy Fish International. In recent years, the firm has expanded into North Carolina. Product lines include fresh and frozen food products, health care, dry goods, beverage, hospitality, equipment, chemicals and cleaning supplies, and other services and products.

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BANK OF AMERICA

Countywide locations, bankofamerica.com Charlotte, North Carolina–based Bank of America is the second largest bank in the country and employs more than 1,000 people in Palm Beach County, with banks at many locations. Bank of America provides products and services through banking centers, ATMs, telephone call centers, and online and mobile banking

platforms. The bank serves about 66 million consumer and small business clients with about 4,300 retail financial centers, including about 3,000 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers, and about 2,200 business centers; about 16,900 ATMs; and digital banking with about 39 million active users, including about 30 million mobile users.

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FIRSTSERVICE RESIDENTIAL Locations countywide

855-333-5149 fsresidential.com As the leading residential property management company in North America, FirstService Residential works with all types of properties, including low-, mid-, and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family homeowners associations; large-scale master-planned communities; and lifestyle and active adult communities. The company employs 975 people in Palm Beach County.

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EDUCATION AN OVERVIEW OF THE PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND HIGHER-EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY. PLUS, HOMESCHOOLING AND OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES.

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alm Beach County shines when it comes to education of all levels and preferences. The public school district boasts a high school graduation rate of about 87 percent, higher than the state average. The county is home to some of the most highly rated private and parochial schools in the United States, offering everything from early childhood care to nationally recognized college preparatory high schools. Among the most notable of these schools are Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, and St. Andrew’s School and The Weiss School in Palm Beach Gardens. Local charter schools offer unique specialties or career education options. Notable charter school examples are the Renaissance Charter School at West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Maritime Academy and the Palm Beach School for Autism in Lantana. Florida’s customized common placement test is the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). The PERT determines accurate

college-level course readiness based on the student’s skills and abilities. Educational institution data company Niche reports that the average SAT score in the county is 1120, above average, and the average ACT score is 25, higher than the national average. Postsecondary education in the county offers a wide array of private career and technical colleges and one of the fastestgrowing universities in the United States, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Palm Beach State College offers associate degrees, professional certificates, and apprenticeships programs through a variety of campuses and online programs. Private universities in the area have garnered national reputations as well, including Boca Raton’s Lynn University and the private Christian school Palm Beach Atlantic University. Also homed in Palm Beach County are local campuses for universities located in other parts of Florida, including the Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach campus.

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EDUCATION RESOURCES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF PALM BEACH COUNTY bdb.org; hqpbc.org

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County. Founded in 1982 as a notfor-profit corporation, its primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high-quality jobs, and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions, and international trade, stimulating economic energy, promoting business diversity, and enriching the county’s vitality.

all Palm Beach County businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Employer services include recruiting, interviewing, candidate screening, assessments, and training. CareerSource operates three Career Centers offering innovative employment-related services. For job seekers, CareerSource Career Centers provide job-search workshops; the use of computers, phones, and

faxes to assist in a job search; training opportunities for those who qualify; and counseling, assessments, and job-placement services.

CHILDREN’S SERVICES COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY cscpbc.org

Children’s Services Council is a specialpurpose government created by Palm Beach

CAREERSOURCE PALM BEACH COUNTY careersourcepbc.com

CareerSource is the organization chartered by the state of Florida to develop, create, and retain a quality workforce system in Palm Beach County and offers its professional services to all employers and job seekers in the county. Employment services are available to

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County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. The council provides leadership, funding, services, and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe, and strong. The council focuses on prenatal health and early childhood development so more children are born healthy, are safe from abuse and neglect, are ready to learn when they enter school, and have access to quality after-school and summer programming.

EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY educationfoundationpbc.com

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County aims to fulfill unmet funding gaps of the School District of Palm Beach County through programs and grants that link and engage community leaders in the process of supporting public education.

parents, business people, community members, and Florida’s public schools to improve student performance. The foundation serves as a catalyst that promotes excellence by fostering the development of community and privatesector resources.

FLORIDA ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM INFORMATION onlinecolleges.net/florida

Most colleges and universities in Florida are incorporating online degree programs, with 78 offering at least one bachelor’s degree. The Florida Online Degree Program site and its resources provide an investigative review of the current online education landscape to evaluate the increasingly popular online college rankings that are being touted on the internet.

FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLANS

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With a Florida Prepaid College Plan, you lock in today’s plan prices and help provide your child with an opportunity-filled future that comes with a college education. The Florida Prepaid College Board offers five affordable Prepaid Plan options that allow families to prepay the cost of college tuition, most required fees, and dormitory housing. What you pay now is guaranteed, no matter how much college costs increase in the future. In addition to the Prepaid Plans, families may also purchase a University Dormitory Plan for oncampus housing expenses. The Florida Prepaid College Plan was introduced in 1988 and is the largest prepaid college plan in the country. Families have purchased more than 2 million Florida Prepaid College Plans since the inception of the program.

Provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement and is Florida’s largest merit-based scholarship program. The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped hundreds of thousands of Florida students attend a postsecondary institution. The program offers four levels of scholarship awards: the Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS), the Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS), the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV), and the Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC). Each award level has its own academic requirements, award amounts, and funding length.

FLORIDA EDUCATION FOUNDATION floridaeducationfoundation.org

The Florida Education Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the success of public prekindergarten through twelfth-grade Florida students. The primary purpose of the foundation is to encourage collaboration among

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT DEGREES medicalassistantdegrees.net

Medical Assistant Degrees provides details about medical assistant programs at schools in every state. It also offers

Homeschooling

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Homeschooling is popular in Florida, with the website a2zhomeschooling.com estimating approximately 89,821 homeschooled students in the state for the 2017-2018 school year. Families interested in homeschooling must register with the Palm Beach County School District by filing a letter of intent. Parents must also maintain a portfolio logging each student’s educational activities and provide an annual evaluation, which may include the Florida Standards Assessment, among other required actions. Comprehensive information is available at the Palm Beach County School District website: palmbeachschools.org/ homeeducation.

Florida Homeschooling florida-homeschooling.org Resources and support for Florida homeschoolers, including legal and practical information for both new and experienced homeschoolers, as well as county-specific listings of evaluators, tutors, support groups, and private schools for homeschoolers.

Florida Parent Educators Association fpea.com The FPEA serves thousands of homeschooling families in Florida, delivering a wealth of support, guidance, and information to both new and longtime home educators. The “FPEA Experience” involves a banding together of homeschoolers to accomplish the task of developing academic and personal excellence by sharing resources, creating connections, enhancing relationships, and breaking down barriers.

Florida Virtual School flvs.net/homeschool Florida Virtual School is a free online public school offering more than 180 courses. FVS gives homeschoolers the ability to enroll in courses 365 days a year and the choice to take courses online while learning during the summer or the school year. Homeschoolers can chart an educational path around individual needs, hobbies, activities, and travel.

The South Florida HEAT sfheat.org The South Florida HEAT (Home Education Athletic Teams) is a Christian-based, FHSAAaccredited, not-for-profit organization working with homeschooling families toward growing tomorrow’s servant-leaders through learning and applying life lessons available from the competitive interscholastic athletic arena.

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tips on pursuing a medical assisting career, with information on how to become certified, different types of jobs, and salary expectations.

MOST AFFORDABLE ONLINE COLLEGES WITH QUALITY PROGRAMS affordablecollegesonline.org

Affordable Colleges Foundation began in 2012 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. This comprehensive website provides information on the most affordable online colleges including a detailed breakdown of accreditation, what it is and why it’s important, not-for-profit vs. for-profit schools, and the importance of reputation with employers.

MYCAREERSHINES floridashines.org

MyCareerShines is a comprehensive online education and career-planning system designed to help Floridians succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy. Students and adults gain the tools to assess their interests and skills, explore careers, plan for education, prepare for work, and find jobs.

PALM BEACH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SHOWCASE www2.palmbeachschools.org/showcase

This virtual tour of the county’s public schools provides a wealth of information about each individual public school, demographics, mapping, statistics, graduation rates, matriculation rates, and other useful data.

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CHOICE PROGRAMS

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

mypbchoiceapp.com

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Families with students entering kindergarten through twelfth grade have the opportunity to choose from an array of theme-based curricula offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school levels that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by specially trained teachers. These programs provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. Students may apply for one or two Choice programs with available space.

The School District of Palm Beach County is the fifth largest school system in Florida and the tenth largest in the country, with 183 schools, serving 192,000 Pre-K through twelfth-grade students during the 2017-2018 school year representing 197 countries. It is the only urban school district in Florida that has earned an “A” rating from the Florida Department of Education for eight consecutive years, and its school grades are among the highest in the state. Your children are its primary focus and their graduation from the school system is the crown jewel. Together, the school district and you will support and enrich their learning journey.

FLORIDA PREPAID PLAN The Florida Prepaid College Board offers several plans tailored to meet a range of financial needs. These include two-year college, four-year college, one-year university, and four-year university plans, and a 2+2 plan that starts a child at one of the 28 Florida Colleges (formerly Community Colleges) at a lower cost and guarantees admission to a state university on completion of the associate’s degree. Information about each plan is available at myfloridaprepaid.com.

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS THE COUNTY’S 1.4 MILLION RESIDENTS ARE SERVED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR REGIONS

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he School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) is the tenth largest public school district in the United States and the fifth largest school district in Florida, serving more than 1.4 million residents. Encompassing all of Palm Beach County, it had an annual budget of $3.09 billion for the 2018-2019 school year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, enrollment totaled approximately 192,000 students in pre-K through twelfth grades, with more than 12,900 teachers. The district operates 183 schools, including

109 elementary, 32 middle, 23 high, and 19 Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Dropout Prevention, and Virtual locations. It employs 22,340 people. The school district is highly engaged with the community and has relationships with 1,300 business partners. The district has 330 award-winning programs and offers students International Baccalaureate at seven elementary schools, five middle schools, and six high schools; an International Spanish Academy; and Montessori, visual/performing arts, and STEM programs.

Twenty-five schools offer career academies in the Choice program, including:

• Aerospace Science • Automotive Service Technology • Biomedical Health Informatics • Business/Entrepreneurship/Marketing • Computer Science • Construction/Drafting • Criminal Justice/Law • Culinary Arts • Digital Design • Early Childhood Teacher Education

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• Engineering and Technology • Environmental Science and Field Research • Finance • Fire Science • Hospitality/Resort Management • Information Technology • J ROTC-Air Force, Army, Navy, MarineCorps

• L eadership Academy for Young Men (African American/Afro Centric Studies)

• Medical Sciences/Biomedical Science • Multimedia, Music, and Communications • Pre-Veterinary/Equine • Sports Management and Recreation • TV and Film Production Schoolchildren in Palm Beach County come from everywhere in the world, representing 197 countries and 146 languages and dialects. This dynamic multicultural community is reflected in the emphasis the district places on preparing students to succeed in a global economy, with instruction in several languages including Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Japanese, and American Sign Language. The school district supported 25,000 students in the 2017-2018 school year who were learning English through the English Language Learners classes. The Palm Beach County School District is divided into four overlapping geographic areas, with an administrative office in each area. Each area comprises a group of elementary, middle, and high schools. Parents can find which area and schools their children are eligible to attend via an online search based on the family’s home address; visit palmbeachschools. org and click on “Students & Parents” to get to the “Find My School” tool. In addition to the four geographic areas, a Transformational Area is designated for the 12 most academically challenged schools in order to provide additional support (curricular, administrative, and technological) to help improve student achievement and grades. Adult learners are also served by the school district, with programs offered through the Palm Beach Virtual School and at 24 adult education sites including the Adult Education Center, nine satellite sites, two pre-apprenticeship sites, and three ACE testing centers.

SOUTH REGION

GLADES REGION

1790 N.W. Spanish River Blvd.,

2625 NW 16th St.,

Boca Raton, 33431; 561-982-0919

Belle Glade, 33430; 561-996-4900

37 elementary schools, 11 middle schools,

7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools,

8 high schools, 1 K-8 school, 2 K-12 schools

2 high schools, 1 8-12 school

Among the schools in this area are Boca Raton Elementary, Middle, and High Schools; Del Prado Elementary; Morikami Park Elementary; Omni Middle; Spanish River High; and the Village Academy.

Among the elementary schools in this area are Belle Glade, Glade View, and Pahokee; middle schools are Lake Shore and Pahokee; high schools are Glades Central and Pahokee.

CENTRAL REGION

NORTH REGION

4703 10th Ave. North,

1160 Ave. North, West Riviera Beach, 33404;

Greenacres, 33463; 561-804-3254

561-494-1500; 24 elementary schools, 11

38 elementary schools, 10 middle schools,

middle schools, 7 high schools, 1 K-12 school,

8 high schools

1 K-8 school

Elementary schools in this area include Wellington, South Olive, West Gate, and Heritage; middle schools include Conniston, Crestwood, and Emerald Cove; high schools include Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Central, and Forest Hill.

Among the schools in this area are Bak Middle School of the Arts; Jupiter Elementary, Middle, and High; Palm Beach Gardens Elementary and High; The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach; and William T. Dwyer High.

Source: The School District of Palm Beach County, palmbeachschools.org

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS MORE THAN 20 PRIVATE SCHOOLS PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION TO RESIDENTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

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ADVENT SCHOOL 300 E. Yamato Road, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-395-3631; adventschoolboca.org

Advent School offers innovative programs for all age levels, including Dual Language and Emergent Reader programs for Pre-K students, STEM enrichment for elementary students, an individualized math program, 1:1 technology program for middle schoolers, and Spanish language instruction for Pre-K through eighth grade. In addition to an academic curriculum tailored to meet each student’s needs, Advent provides opportunities in fine arts, technology, music, drama, and athletics. Middle school athletic teams have reached state and national levels. Advent’s aftercare and camp programs offer a variety of engaging activities and extracurricular classes. The Early Childhood School participates in the VPK program. Advent is committed to encouraging students with a nurturing and supportive Christian environment; empowering students with the academic, social, and spiritual tools they need to succeed in life; and inspiring students to pursue their passions to not only succeed in life but to make a difference in the world as well.

THE BENJAMIN SCHOOL 11000 Ellison Wilson Road, North Palm Beach, 33408; 561-626-3747; thebenjaminschool.org

The Benjamin School’s nonsectarian PK3 through grade 12 programs are noted for a 100 percent college acceptance rate. This research-based learning center offers high-level academic curriculum and unique programs such as a dedicated STEM program (a new STEM Center debuts this fall), TV studio broadcasting, and video production. The school’s balanced approach to education includes visual and performing arts and competitive athletics.

CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL 512 Spencer Dr., West Palm Beach, 33409;

AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL OF BOCA/DELRAY 6200 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach, 33484; 561-808-2598; ahschool.com

The number-one private school for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, American Heritage offers a rigorous and well-rounded college preparatory education to students in PK3 to grade 12 on a 40-acre campus, attracting families throughout Palm Beach County. The school is also notable for ranking number one in the state in science, mock trial and moot court,broadcast and journalism, and fine arts. The class of 2018 received $21 million in college scholarships. Pre-med, pre-law, and pre-engineering programs are available, as well as robotics and a Science Research Institute. The curriculum is forward-thinking, and the environment is technologically advanced with high-level resources that help students of all ages achieve their potential.

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561-683-6266; cardinalnewman.com

CNHS is a Catholic school offering a well-rounded curriculum for grades 9-12. The school addresses a student as a whole person, providing an academic community and spiritual life that help to develop each student’s unique talents. Faculty help

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students become motivated to seek out excellence and develop the self-discipline needed for success. The school offers the IB program and a wide range of clubs and activities, including a competitive athletics department.

GRANDVIEW PREPARATORY SCHOOL 336 Spanish River Blvd. NW, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-416-9737; grandviewprep.net

GPS is an independent, nonsectarian college preparation school offering education for Pre-K through grade 12. More than 50 percent of faculty hold advanced degrees, and the student-teacher ratio is 8:1. It offers honors classes, a unique Innovation Program, and dual enrollment with local universities. Students participate in “houses” that include all age groups to engage in community service initiatives. Grandview offers a top athletics program, including swimming. The school has a strong technology and computing orientation.

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GULF STREAM SCHOOL 3600 Gulf Stream Road, Gulf Stream, 33483; 561-276-5225; gulfstreamschool.org

Located in the small coastal town of Gulf Stream, this school was recognized in 2015 as the number 32 independent U.S. elementary school by thebestschools. org. Gulf Stream School encompasses Pre-K through grade 8 and offers a vigorous academic program focused on teaching students to enjoy the process of learning and nurturing their curiosity. The school places emphasis on becoming academically ready to enter college preparatory high schools, and each year a majority of the seventh grade class is invited to participate in the Duke University Talent Search.

JUPITER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL East Campus: 125 S. Pennock Lane, Jupiter, 33458; 561-972-4521 West Campus: 700 S. Delaware Blvd.,Jupiter, 33458; 561-746-7800; jupiterchristian.org

JCS offers a Christ-centered, liberal arts curriculum marked by academic excellence, innovation, and creativity from preschool through grade 12. The premier East Campus, PK2 to first grade, features biblically integrated classrooms and an academically focused curriculum that includes science, Spanish, music, and art, along with three outdoor playgrounds, a spacious gymnasium, and much more. The Lower School, which includes grades 2-6, provides a nurturing environment with small groups and differentiated instruction; while the Upper School, grades 7-12, prepares students for their post-secondary pursuits. Course offerings include STEM, dual enrollment, honors, and AP courses, as well as a Senior Capstone experience and formal internship program. JCS is committed to excellence in teaching the mind, reaching the heart, and inspiring servant leaders who will impact the world for Christ.

THE KING’S ACADEMY 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, 33411; 561-686-4244; tka.net

The King’s Academy is a National Blue Ribbon School offering an interdenominational Christian education for students from preschool through high school. In addition to college preparatory–focused academics, The King’s Academy offers an awardwinning Conservatory of the Arts program in voice, theater, dance and music; championship athletics; an academic support program for students who have unique learning needs; pre-law, business, computer science, engineering, ministry, and sports medicine programs; a STEM-studies track; and a well-defined writing plan for middle and high school students. The school also offers a Homeschool Partnership program in support of homeschooled students who are in grades 7-12.

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MEYER ACADEMY 5225 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens,

MOUNTAINEER’S SCHOOL OF AUTISM

33418; 561-686-6520; meyerprep.org

1340 Kenwood Road, West Palm Beach,

Meyer Academy offers a progressive kindergarten through grade 8 education in an unmatched setting for learning and growth. Students learn to think critically through strong academics in a state-ofthe-art facility featuring 3D printers, an innovation lab, a media production studio, visual and performing arts, and sprawling athletic facilities. Meyer Academy’s dual-language curriculum in English and Hebrew combined with a foundation of values-based learning establishes the framework for students to learn to make a difference in school and in the community. As an International Baccalaureate World School, the Middle Years Programme at Meyer Academy provides middle school students with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that fosters real world connections.

33401; 561-932-3938; msainc.org

Mountaineer’s School of Autism is a private, not-for-profit school for children grades K-12 with autism and other disabilities. MSA was created by parents who dreamed of creating a classroom that fosters love, inclusion, and education alongside access to occupational-therapy equipment in the classroom. Children benefit from massage, essential oils, nutrition counseling, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

skill and poise, to forge connections across disciplines and cultures, and to take risks to stretch one’s intellect and talents in new directions. As a member of Nord Anglia Education, North Broward students enjoy unique learning opportunities with world-class organizations like Juilliard and MIT, and participate in enriched educational collaborations like Global Campus. Their rigorous academic programs combined with state-of-the-art facilities, competitive athletics, dynamic fine arts, and innovative programs provide an unmatched educational experience tailored to every child’s interest.

NORTH BROWARD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

OXBRIDGE ACADEMY

7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, 33073;

33409; 561-972-9600; oapb.org

954-247-0011; nbps.org

Oxbridge is a private college preparatory high school that offers a unique, experiential approach to education. Students are engaged in hands-on activities that speak to their talents and interests. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted to four-year colleges, including the most competitive Ivy Leagues. Four Learning Support Specialists, a school psychologist, and a college counseling team, along with faculty members—of whom 60 percent hold master’s and 15 percent hold doctorates—work to ensure student success. The school’s signature programs include a two-week study abroad at Cambridge University, independent field research at the county’s top science research facilities, aviation training, and a novel writing project. This is in addition to Advanced Honors Seminar classes, 95 elective courses, and an award-winning debate team.

North Broward Preparatory School prepares students to be adept and agile deep thinkers, to communicate with

3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach,

PALM BEACH DAY ACADEMY 1901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-8815; pbday.org

Palm Beach Day is the oldest independent school in Florida. It’s a nonsectarian school offering programs from PK2 through grade 9. The academically challenging environment results in 98 percent of PBDA students being able to attend their first choice of secondary school. The school offers a unique focus on global studies, including

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an international exchange program with a partnership school in Hong Kong. A second unique program is the museum partnership, which forges collaborative relationships between each grade level and a museum in the area, offering unique learning experiences to the students.

to create opportunities and innovative solutions to real-life, complex challenges with integrity and character. A Pine Crest graduate will accomplish all of this and more while maintaining the resilience to discover and follow his or her passion.

ROSARIAN ACADEMY PINE CREST SCHOOL

807 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach,

2700 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton, 33434;

33401; 561-832-5131; rosarian.org

561-852-2800; pinecrest.edu

Rosarian Academy, since 1925, has enriched the lives of students and families in Palm Beach County with a strong academic program enhanced by faith, athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. Rosarian offers an accelerated education, starting in its Early Childhood Montessori Program (serving children up to 5 years old) and through the lower school (K-grade to 4) and middle school (grades 5-8). With a keen eye on the future of learning, the school nurtures problem-solving skills, logic and creativity, and a foundation for success in any twenty-first-century career path. Simultaneously, it fosters each student’s

For more than 80 years, Pine Crest School has been at the forefront of providing an educational experience rooted in academic excellence and complemented by outstanding athletics and arts. The Pine Crest of today remains dedicated to this tradition while being inspired by innovation, the modernization of education, and the importance of twenty-first-century learning skills. A Pine Crest graduate possesses leadership skills and perseverance. He or she is an effective and articulate communicator with the ability to take calculated risks and think independently, globally, and collaboratively

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unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Complimentary bus service is offered throughout Palm Beach County. Need-based financial assistance is available. Schedule a personal tour today.

SAINT ANDREW’S SCHOOL 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton, 33434; 561-210-2000; saintandrews.net

Saint Andrew’s is both a nationally recognized day and boarding college preparatory school for Pre-K through 12. Saint Andrew’s is an independent school in the Episcopal tradition, which fosters an atmosphere of diversity, welcoming children of multiple faiths. The school has developed one of the top college preparatory curriculum offerings in South Florida, which includes Honors, AP, and IB courses. Saint Andrew’s is a full international member of the Round Square Organization, a worldwide association of schools characterized by a shared

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belief in the educational ideas of Kurt Hahn: democracy, service, environmentalism, leadership, adventure, and internationalism. More than 80 percent of high school graduates from Saint Andrew’s are accepted at a college rated either most competitive or highly competitive.

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SAINT JOHN PAUL II ACADEMY 4001 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-314-2100; sjpii.net

Saint John Paul II Academy is a Catholic college preparatory high school governed by the Diocese of Palm Beach. Advanced programs include dual enrollment with Lynn Universiity and St. Thomas University, an honors program, and 14 AP classes offered in eight of the nine academic departments. The school follows Lasallian educational practices that prepare students not only for college and career but also for life. This highly regarded school is known for strong academics and developing the talents and interests of its students. The Learning Achievement Services program assists students with learning and language-based disabilities so they can achieve their academic potential.

ST. JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC SCHOOL 370 SW 3rd St., Boca Raton, 33432; 561-392-0007; stjoan.org

St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is grounded in the tradition of the church and their own history in South Florida. Proving top-rated education in a state-of-the-art environment, St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is a U.S. Department of Education “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence, an award recognizing academic excellence in American schools. The school has expanded from 70 students in 1960 to more than 500 students today, from pre-K through eighth grade. Traditional classroom education is complemented by a host of enrichment programs. Arts programs include everything from introductory ballet, to drama, to creative culinary experiences. On the field, students can choose from more than 15 different sports teams, including golf, soccer, and everything in between. Students here learn

Grandview offers student-centered programs with an emphasis on character development and service, a safe, nurturing, and challenging program for Early Childhood and Lower School students, innovative curricular projects, a nationally recognized arts program with classes offered in visual and performing arts, a top-ranked athletic program boasting the area’s best coaches, and a personalized college counseling program with graduates accepted to top-tier colleges and universities nationwide.

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE.

An independent, co-educational college preparatory school serving students ages 3 through Grade 12.

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW . Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.416.9737 . www.grandviewprep.net Grandview Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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real-world skills with computer coding and graphic design. St. Joan of Arc takes a whole community approach to education, grounding lessons in faith and incorporating family participation at every turn.

about their dynamic program, meet their caring faculty, see the impressive facilities, and discover first-hand why students love learning at St. Mark’s.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

701 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton,

3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens,

33486; 561-395-8548; cyberfalcon.com

33410; 561-622-1504; stmarkspbg.org

St. Paul Lutheran places an emphasis on Christian faith as part of its curriculum for its PK3 through eighth-grade students. Along with providing religious instruction and leading children in the Christian faith, the school emphasizes excellence in language arts, including reading, spelling, and literature. It also focuses on mathematics, the natural sciences (including a STEM and robotics program), social studies, computer science, Spanish, music, art, physical education, and varied extracurricular activities.

St. Mark’s welcomes children of all faiths to experience its exceptional academic program in a safe and nurturing community. Students, ages 2 through eighth grade, are provided with balanced exposure to academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual life. Equipped to engage students with diverse interests and abilities, dedicated educators use innovative instruction to challenge and inspire. A hallmark of St. Mark’s robust curriculum is its award-winning writing program that begins in kindergarten. Hands-on science and mathematics develop critical and creative thinking skills. Having gained admission to top area high schools, graduates leave with a sound foundation for life. Schedule a campus tour to learn more

Turtle River Montessori embodies the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in its truest essence. The classroom environments are designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive periods and critical developmental planes. Classrooms are structured with custom-designed materials that are geared toward the size, pace, and interests of the child to stimulate the natural desire to learn. The students move at their own pace and as they master a concept the next one is presented by the teacher. The curriculum in each classroom accommodates a three-year age span, with the primary beginning at 3-6 years, the lower elementary from 6-9 years, the upper elementary from 9-12 years, the middle school from 12-15 years, and the high school from 15-18 years. The classrooms are led by fully trained Montessori teachers. Go visit their school to experience a true Montessori classroom where joyful learning is the norm.

TURTLE RIVER MONTESSORI 926 Maplewood Dr., Jupiter, 33458;

UNITY SCHOOL

561-745-1995; turtlerivermontessori.com

101 NW 22nd St., Delray Beach, 33444;

740 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, 33458;

561-276-4414; unityschool.com

561-746-1998 (18 months to kindergarten)

Education at Unity School encompasses

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all aspects of the child and is based on the promotion of individual worth and dignity. The educational process at Unity incorporates brain-based learning as well as extensive family and parental involvement on and off campus. The school recognizes nine guiding universal principles, including love, forgiveness, equality, and wisdom. Pre-K students engage in a challenging Montessori learning environment, while elementary school students transition to a progressive curriculum that is often a level ahead of the national standard curriculum. Middle school students engage in interdisciplinary projects in departmentalized classes as they develop the independence needed for success.

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THE WEISS SCHOOL 4176 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-627-0740; weissschool.org

The Weiss School program provides gifted children from PK3 through eighth grade with an education that follows best practices. Teaching methods emphasizes creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills across the curriculum. The science program uses the researchbased Full Option Science System (FOSS K-8) developed at the University of California, Berkeley, which focuses on inquiry-based learning and active investigation. Music is also integral at The Weiss School: Early childhood students and K-2 attend music classes once a week, grades 3-5 attend band classes twice a week, and grades 6-8 are able to choose from a variety of music elective courses including symphonic band and piano. Students from The Weiss School are frequently finalists and winners in STEM competitions at both state and national levels, MathCounts, and other academic competitions. In 2015, The Weiss School was named a 2014 Global Literacy Champion for its work in providing a library at a primary school in Lesotho.

A n Oxbridge education goes beyond the classroom. With hands-on learning approaches, Oxbridge students tackle real life issues in real time. In and out of the classroom through academics, sports, and community involvement, the Oxbridge experience is interactive, adaptable, relevant, and anything but common.

An independent, co-educational school for grades 9-12

Join us for a Virtual Open House Saturday, October 24, 9:30-10:30 am or Tuesday, January 12, 5:00-6:00 pm Register at: oapb.org/oh Accredited by FCIS. Member of NAIS 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409 • 561.972.9826

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HIGHER EDUCATION IN PALM BEACH COUNTY AND THE TREASURE COAST, A VARIETY OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OFFER STUDENTS THE CHANCE TO EARN THEIR DEGREES IN PARADISE. FROM RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS TO TRADE SCHOOLS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, BLAZE A PATH TO YOUR DREAM CAREER AT ONE OF THE AREA’S MANY OPTIONS.

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PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-297-3000; fau.edu

One of America’s fastest-growing public universities, FAU serves more than 30,000 residential and commuter students at its Boca Raton campus. The largest campus of FAU, the Boca Raton location provides 175-plus undergraduate and graduate degree programs, a 29,419-seat stadium, 19 intercollegiate teams attracting the participation of 450 student-athletes, and 300 campus organizations and clubs. Notable features are the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, and the FAU Lifelong Learning Society, with more than 20,000 patrons. FAU has been designated a High Research Activity university by the Carnegie foundation. It also has one of the most active record labels of any university; Hoot/Wisdom Recordings has released more than 21 albums produced by the students and commercial music faculty.

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, 34981; 772-462-4772; irsc.edu

Indian River State College has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. IRSC offers more than 150 programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, technical certificates, and applied technology diplomas. The college offers programs not only for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree program and upper-division studies but also for students who wish to pursue careers immediately upon completion of shorter-term associate degree and technical certificate programs. IRSC is recognized as a key partner in the continuing development of the Research Coast region and as a national model for innovative use of technology in education.

PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, 33461; 561-967-7222; palmbeachstate.edu

This public state college was formerly Palm Beach Community College. It is the largest post-secondary institution in Palm Beach County, serving 49,000 students at campuses in Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and a new campus in Loxahatchee Groves, which opened in 2016. PBSC offers more than 130 programs of study and is also the county’s leading educator of skilled professionals. It is known for a high graduation rate for minority students. The associate in arts degree is a university transfer track and meets the requirements for Florida’s 2+2 prepaid plan’s guarantee of admission to a state university. Careereducation options include such fields as health care, information technology, biotechnology, arts, trade, and industry; customized workforce training and continuing education; and professional development tracks for early learning, nursing, teaching, medical imaging, and other high-demand fields.

PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES BARRY UNIVERSITY 9123 N. Military Trail #206, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-622-9300; barry.edu

Based on the Catholic intellectual tradition and originally founded as a women’s college, Barry University has grown into a coeducational university that is one of Florida’s leading education centers. The Palm Beach Gardens campus offers programs in nursing practice and social work, offering students small classes with flexible schedules.

LYNN UNIVERSITY 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-237-7000; lynn.edu

Lynn University is an independent, nonprofit, residential institution on a 115-acre campus featuring five freshwater lakes. It enrolls more than 3,000 students

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from 104 countries and nearly all 50 states. Lynn University is consistently ranked among the top five most international universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list. Student life includes more than 30 clubs and student organizations and numerous intercollegiate sports teams with nearly 50 conference and national championships. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, Lynn offers a School of Aeronautics, a College of Business and Management, a Conservatory of Music, a College of Education, and the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication.

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY PALM BEACH CAMPUS

universities in the state, serving nearly 30,000 students at all campuses. The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale. Nova serves the Treasure Coast and surrounding areas with a modern, regional campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Noted for small class sizes and personalized attention, Nova offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees for majors including business, education, nursing, pharmacy, and respiratory therapy. Nova also offers online degree programs in computer sciences, counseling, and more. The university is noted for having only credentialed professors teach classes; no teaching assistants lead classes. The university offers athletics, social and professional organizations, and cultural activities.

11501 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-805-2100; nova.edu

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Nova Southeastern University Florida is one of the largest private, for-profit

901 S. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, 33401;

KEISER UNIVERSITY

888-468-6722; pba.edu

Offering 53 undergraduate majors and dozens of graduate and professional degrees, Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university. Total undergraduate enrollment for 2018 was 3,706. Degree programs offered include nursing practice, pharmacy, business administration, counseling (with many specializations available), divinity, leadership, organizational management, psychology, and more. Eighty-four percent of the university’s faculty hold the highest degree in their field. Palm Beach Atlantic University offers a low 12:1 classroom ratio and a wide range of activities, including intercollegiate and intramural sports; more than 100 student music, theater, and dance performances annually; and involvement and leadership opportunities in more than 40 social, professional, and religious clubs and organizations.

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SOUTH UNIVERSITY 9801 Belvedere Road, Royal Palm Beach, 33411; 561-273-6500; southuniversity.edu

South University is a private, for-profit academic institution focused primarily on offering degrees in business and the health care professions. The West Palm Beach campus serves approximately 1,100 students. The school offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in programs including business administration, counseling and psychology, criminal justice, health science, administration and management, nursing, occupational therapy, and theology. SU also offers online programs.

STRAYER UNIVERSITY 11025 RCA Center Drive #200, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-904-3000; strayer.edu

Strayer University has been helping working adults continue their education to advance their careers since 1892. The Palm Beach Gardens campus helps students earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees with both online courses and degree programs on campus. Strayer offers programs in business and finance, education, health services administration, criminal justice, and information technology. The university also offers the Jack Welch Executive MBA program, covering the full range of key business areas including strategy, marketing, finance, operations, and leadership. Flexible schedules allow working people to continue their education while employed.

SPECIALTY AND CAREER COLLEGES AVIATOR COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology offers hands-on training and flight academy, with 30 aircraft flying more than 30,000 hours annually. The Aeronautical Science Program prepares the graduate for a career in the aviation industry by providing a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, aeronautical sciences, aeronautical technology, and the aviation industry. The graduate will receive an associate of science degree from Aviator College with flight ratings from private pilot through commercial, with Flight Instructor ratings. This training is necessary to obtain employment, and completing the associate’s degree offers a competitive advantage to job applicants in the airline industry.

EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY 5002 T-Rex Ave. #100, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-912-1211; evergladesuniversity.edu

Everglades University offers small class sizes in emerging-market areas including energy management, construction management, business administration, and aviation/aerospace. Ranked among the top 15 percent of military-friendly universities, colleges, and trade Schools by G.I. Jobs, Everglades awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees to more than 1,500 students annually. It was named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.

FORTIS INSTITUTE OF PORT ST. LUCIE

3800 Saint Lucie Blvd., Fort Pierce,

9022 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie, 34952;

34946; 772-466-4822; aviator.edu

772-221-9799; fortis.edu

Fortis Institute campuses prepare students for careers in health care, business and technology, and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. At the Port St. Lucie campus, programs include an associate’s degree in nursing, dental assisting, medical assisting, X-ray operation, medical billing and coding, practical nursing, and heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC). Fortis Institute also offers continuing education program for licensed health care professionals at this location.

KEISER UNIVERSITY 2085 Vista Pkwy., West Palm Beach, 33411; 561-471-6000; keiser-education.com

U.S. News & World Report ranks this career-focused university fourteenth in the United States South Region as a “Best Regional College for Veterans.” The Fort Lauderdale–based institution has 17 campuses across Florida, including West Palm Beach and Port. St. Lucie, and education is focused on hands-on career education in small classes using the actual technologies and equipment the students will someday use in the workplace. Keiser University has 20,000 students across all campuses, pursuing degrees in more than 100 doctoral, specialist, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s fields. In 2015, Keiser University acquired the Northwood University in West Palm Beach, providing its first location with dormitories, athletics teams, and other aspects of the traditional campus experience.

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IN THIS SECTION Health Care Overview Major Medical Facilities Children’s Hospitals Freestanding ERs Urgent Care Clinics

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alm Beach County, with its affluent population and active, outdoor Florida lifestyle, also boasts a population focused on positive health and wellness. It is no surprise that the area has abundant resources for both young and old,

with high-quality care from pediatrics to geriatrics. Palm Beach County’s health care is primarily divided between two major hospital systems—Tenet Healthcare Corp. and HCA East Florida—and insurance

premiums have remained lower than in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The Sun-Sentinel reported, “Physicians in Palm Beach County are more independent, resisting forming large groups or integrating with the hospitals.” This independent streak

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has helped keep insurance premiums down. Florida Atlantic University launched the $20 million, 95,000-square-foot Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in 2010. This research college is addressing challenging health care issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and autoimmune diseases. In the short time since it opened, Schmidt has made a number of important medical advancements, including a novel approach to the treatment of macular degeneration, a primary cause of blindness in the elderly. In 2015, the FAU John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter formed an educational and research program in partnership with the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience to enhance research capabilities and build a program of unique undergraduate and graduate degrees. The initiative allows

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students to work and study alongside some of the world’s leading researchers. Scripps’ mission is to build a world-class biomedical research system in Florida, and the Max Planck Institute’s research focus is in neuroscience, particularly seeking to gain insights into brain circuitry. The Schmidt College of Medicine is also affiliated with the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies in Port St. Lucie. Torrey Pines conducts basic research into human diseases and human health and specializes in the study of such conditions as multiple sclerosis, heart disease, inflammatory disorders, infectious diseases, transplant rejection, wasting syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as new methods of drug discovery. A recent Torrey Pines discovery was how blood-cell production is regulated within the bone marrow, with potential benefits for millions around the world suffering from illnesses caused by blood-cell deficiencies.

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This recognition of the need for interdisciplinary collaboration among these institutions is building an alliance that will help cure diseases, develop new medications, educate students, and generate jobs. The collaboration will also have a positive impact on the regional economy in itself and will serve to attract additional life sciences and biomedical organizations to the county. Another exciting research development is the Florida Drug Discovery Acceleration Program. Led by the Torrey Pines Institute, the partnership, funded by the State of Florida Department of Health, has created a library of more than 30 million drug-like compounds and billions of peptides to aid partners in the development of new medicines. FAU and 15 other institutions across the state, including Scripps, are members in this alliance. As Palm Beach County seeks to build an economic base in biomedical and life

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sciences, the collaboration and cooperation among these notable institutions is attracting further research and medical expertise to locate here. South Florida’s hospitals are forwardthinking institutions that are constantly seeking to adopt new and effective technologies to benefit patents and communities. Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach and St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach recently announced the offering of an integrated neurosurgical technology using 3D tractography to visualize surgical paths within the brain. This allows surgeons to design minimally invasive surgeries for patients with deeply seated brain tumors or who have suffered from strokes. Jupiter Medical Center is opening an Anderson Family Cancer Institute this year, which will implement the latest technologies in the fight against cancer. Minimally invasive surgical techniques using the newest and most advanced equipment are being implemented at hospitals and outpatient surgical centers throughout Palm Beach County. Everything from gallbladder surgery to knee, shoulder, and hip replacement is now performed using minimally invasive techniques, and with a large retired population needing such surgeries, these methods are in high demand and are now widely available. With so many top-tier hospitals and clinics here in our area, residents can get the very best health care right in their backyard.

MAJOR MEDICAL FACILITIES BETHESDA HOSPITAL (EAST AND WEST) East Campus: 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33435; 561-737-7733 West Campus: 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33472; 561-336-7000; bethesdaweb.com Bethesda Hospital East is a fully accredited, community, not-for-profit hospital offering a full array of health care services. Bethesda Hospital East opened its doors in 1959 and, for more than 50 years, the commitment to preserving its nonprofit status has not wavered. It is this commit-

ment to its community that has allowed Bethesda East to grow and become a 401-bed hospital with a mission “to provide quality health services in a caring manner.” With 670 physicians in more than 40 areas of specialty, and a hospital staff of more than 2,500 employees, Bethesda Hospital East and its affiliates offer a full array of health care services including: Comprehensive cancer care l Comprehensive cardiovascular services l Orthopedics l Maternity services including a Level III neonatal intensive care unit l Advanced primary stroke center l Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation l Wound care and hyperbaric medicine l

Bethesda Hospital West is a community hospital designed to serve the western communities of South Palm Beach County and is committed to providing the same high standards of care as Bethesda East. Services offered at Bethesda Hospital West include: 24-hour emergency department with A 18 treatment rooms including a pediatric emergency department l F our full-service operating suites for inpatient and outpatient surgery and two endoscopy suites l General medical/telemetry and surgical services l

ull range of imaging services including F MRI, CT, general radiography, ultrasound, mammography, and cardiac stress testing l Laboratory and inpatient pharmacy services l Respiratory therapy l Physical rehabilitation l

Special features of Bethesda Hospital West include: a completely electronic medical records system that enables physicians to receive test results for their patients in real time and the Eloise Kimmelman Foundation Center for Interventional Treatment and Research, a state-of-the-art surgical suite offering minimally invasive procedures for endovascular and cardiac care.

BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL 800 Meadows Road; Boca Raton, 33486; 561-955-7100; brrh.com Born out of a compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a not-for-profit, advanced tertiary medical center with 400 beds, more than 2,100 employees, and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The hospital is a recognized leader in cardiovascular care, oncology, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency medicine, and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint

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Commission and is designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. In the last 50 years, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has evolved from a capable community hospital into one of the preeminent medical centers in South Florida. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” listing as a “Top Ranked Regional Hospital” in the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the tenth year and was named one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by Healthgrades. In 2012, Boca Raton Regional Hospital received a $25 million grant—the largest single philanthropic gift in the institution’s history—from the Marcus Foundation to create the Marcus Neuroscience Institute on the hospital’s main campus. The facility opened in January 2015 and is a state-ofthe-art nexus of care for neurologic and

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neurosurgical patients and has transformed the landscape of clinical capabilities available in the region.

the recipient of numerous quality awards, including a Critical Care Excellence Award and a Women’s Health Excellence Award.

DELRAY MEDICAL CENTER

GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER

5352 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach, 33484; 561-498-4440; delraymedicalctr.com For 10 years running, Delray Medical Center has been named one of the “50 Best Hospitals in America” by Healthgrades. This 536-bed acute-care hospital has 600 doctors, 1,600 employees, and many community volunteers who work hard to maintain the quality of care. As both a community hospital and a Level I Trauma Center, Delray Medical Center offers a wide range of care for medical and surgical needs, including cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, and emergency care. Delray Medical Center has served southern Palm Beach County for more than 30 years. It is also a research hospital, offering patients the opportunity to contribute to health care advances by participating in clinical trials and longitudinal studies based on medical record histories. Delray Medical Center is

1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-655-5511; goodsamaritanmc.com Good Samaritan is distinguished by a long list of awards for patient care and excellence in specific areas, including the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, the Comprehensive Community Cancer Center Award from the American College of Surgeons, and Intersocietal accreditation in both vascular testing and echocardiology. The hospital offers the da Vinci Robotic Surgery system, a minimally invasive surgical system used for a wide range of surgical procedures. The facility offers a 24/7 emergency department and three dedicated institutes: cancer, cardiovascular, and digestive disease treatment. “Good Sam,” as it is known to locals, has 333 acute-care beds, a 22-bay emergency department, and a full range of services including internal medicine,

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general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, delivery, and surgical weight loss. The hospital also offers everyday services such as outpatient surgery, lab results, radiology, and various rehabilitation services for post-treatment recovery.

JFK MEDICAL CENTER 5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis, 33462; 561-965-7300; jfkmc.com JFK Medical Center, originally named John F. Kennedy Hospital as the first memorial to the thirty-fifth president, was founded in 1966 as a community hospital. Today, JFK Medical Center is a 486-bed, acutecare medical and surgical facility offering comprehensive services. The center’s level of service and team of professionals rank among the best in the nation, with more than 600 physicians, 2,000 health care professionals, and 250 volunteers. Services include 24-hour emergency services, cardiovascular care, cancer care, breast care, neurosciences, stroke care, general minimally invasive and robotic surgery, orthopedic care, spine care, bariatrics, sleep disorders, wound management, behavioral health, and obstetrics. JFK Medical Center is recognized as a quality hospital—with designation by the Joint Commission as a certified Primary Stroke Center—as well as a top rating as one of the 2014 and 2015 Truven Health “Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals” in the country. This prestigious annual award honors hospitals that lead the way with superior performance in cardiovascular service in four key areas: outcomes of care, serviceline efficiency, financial performance, and core measures alignment.

JFK MEDICAL CENTER NORTH CAMPUS HOSPITAL 2201 45th St., West Palm Beach, 33407; 561-863-3900; jfknorth.com JFK Medical Center North Campus Hospital, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, is a 245-bed, acute-care facility with 40 years of experience in providing the highest quality of care to the community. There are 900 members of the medical staff, and the hospital employs more than 650 full- and part-time employees.

The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and is a primary teaching affiliate of Nova Southeastern University and a founding member of the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education. The hospital campus includes an 88-bed psychiatric unit and a medical professional office building housing JFK Medical Center North Campus Hospital’s specialty outpatient rehabilitation center, wound management, orthopedic and spine services, mental health outpatient services, and a comprehensive breast center. JFK Medical Center North Campus Hospital also serves the community by offering free physician lectures throughout the year as well as sponsoring health fairs and screenings to local organizations and companies.

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, 33458; 561-263-2234; jupitermed.com Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit, 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and

120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and hospice beds. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships, and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics and spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung and thoracic care, pediatrics, women’s health, weight management, and men’s health. Jupiter Medical Center is also home to the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center, a cardiology program in partnership with Mount Sinai Heart New York, and the brand new Anderson Family Cancer Institute. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members, 637 physicians, and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction and is accredited by numerous organizations, including the Joint Commission, the Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.

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LAKESIDE MEDICAL CENTER 39200 Hooker Hwy., Belle Glade, 33430; 561-996-6571; lakesidemedical.org Lakeside Medical Center opened in 2009 on a 50-acre campus in Belle Glade. The center offers modern technology and all-private patient care in a central location, which serves as a regional health care hub for communities throughout western Palm Beach County and bordering Lake Okeechobee including Belle Glade, Pahokee, and Palm Bay. The medical staff is trained in a quality patient-care system that revolves around compassion and understanding, as well as critical thinking and teamwork. Advanced technology is found throughout the facility, including the women’s health suite, emergency care, critical care/ICU, and surgery. The hospital building is unique: It was engineered to withstand hurricanes, severe storms, tropical-weather conditions, and possible flooding from Lake Okeechobee. All critical components of the facility are at an elevation significantly higher than the maximum water height of a potential Lake Okeechobee dike failure.

LAWNWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER & HEART INSTITUTE 1700 S. 23rd St., Fort Pierce, 34950; 772-461-4000; lawnwoodmed.com Lawnwood is part of the Treasure Coast Healthcare System, an integrated system of hospitals, physician practices, and medical practices that also includes Raulerson Hospital and St. Lucie Medical Center. Lawnwood is distinguished by its Level II Trauma Center and experienced Heart Center. It offers a pediatric emergency department and comprehensive pediatric services including pediatric specialty physicians; primary care pediatricians; child-life and music specialists to help reduce anxiety about treatment; pediatric physical, speech, and occupational therapies; and diagnostic testing. The hospital has a Level III Neonatal IntensiveCare Unit to care for the smallest of patients and offers a wide range of services. In addi-

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tion to the excellence of the Heart Center, services include emergency, trauma center, neurological and stroke care, orthopedic and spine care, comprehensive cancer care, behavioral health, imaging, integrated regional laboratories, and 12 ambulatory surgical centers.

MARTIN HEALTH SYSTEM 200 SE Hospital Ave., Stuart, 34995; 772-287-5200; martinhealth.org Martin Health System is a nonprofit, community-based health care organization that offers a wide range of services in Martin and St. Lucie counties. In addition to acute hospital care, Martin Health offers a full continuum of services including preventive and primary care, cancer and cardiac care, and wellness and rehabilitation. The organization’s three hospitals have 521 hospital beds—244 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, 100 at Martin Hospital South in Stuart, and 177 at Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. Martin Health Physician Group has nearly 400 physicians who are board-certified in specialties ranging from family practice to neurosurgery. In addition to physician practices conveniently located throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties, the Martin Health Physician Group also operates a walk-in MediCenter in Palm City. No appointment is necessary and patients are seen for a variety of conditions. The Joint Commission, one of the most respected accreditations in the nation, accredits Martin Health. The organization’s associates, physicians, and volunteers are dedicated to a common mission to provide exceptional health care, hope, and compassion to every person every time.

PALMS WEST HOSPITAL 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee, 33470; 561-798-3300; palmswesthospital.com Since 1986, Palms West Hospital has offered health care excellence at a spacious 94-acre campus with a 204-bed

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facility providing a full complement of health care services. It also has an on-campus children’s hospital. The hospital is an accredited chest pain center with PCI through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a Primary Stroke Center designated by the State Department of Health and Human Services, a center of excellence for minimally invasive gynecology, and a “Top Tier Best Regional Hospital” recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Services offered by Palms West include emergency medicine, breast cancer treatment, dialysis, cardiac catheterization, digital mammography, an orthopedic and spine center, pediatric emergency center and intensive care, outpatient rehabilitation center, wound care, primary stroke center, and da Vinci Robotic Surgery services. The New Life Center features obstetrics and birthing suites.

PALM BEACH GARDENS MEDICAL CENTER 3360 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-622-1411; pbgmc.com This 199-bed acute-care hospital serves the residents of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. A wide range of services are available, including heart and vascular care, advanced brain and neurological services, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, oncology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and women’s health. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been recognized by the Joint Commission as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” and by the Leapfrog Group as an A-rated hospital for patient safety. The Heart & Vascular Institute has received awards and designations by trusted organizations such as Healthgrades and the American Heart Association.

RAULERSON HOSPITAL 1796 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee, 34972; 863-763-2151;

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raulersonhospital.com Raulerson Hospital is a 100-bed, acutecare hospital. For the past 40 years, it has been providing quality health care with a personal touch. Raulerson Hospital was recognized as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by the Joint Commission for five years in a row. It is one of only 117 hospitals nationwide to achieve that recognition. Raulerson Hospital offers a full array of health care services including: Cardiopulmonary Emergency care l Occupational health l Orthopedics l Outpatient therapy l Physical medicine and rehab l Radiology and diagnostic imaging l Surgical l Women’s health l l

ST. LUCIE MEDICAL CENTER 1800 S.E. Tiffany Ave., Port St Lucie, 34952; 772-335-4000; stluciemed.com

St. Lucie Medical Center is a 229-bed, acute-care, full-service medical center with more than 800 employees. It is a leading provider of quality affordable health care and the recipient of many awards. The Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Institute is one-of-a-kind on the Treasure Coast, designed to feel more like an upscale hotel than a hospital. It offers the latest technology and equipment. Services include obstetrics, rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient surgery, imaging and laboratory services, sleep lab, wound-care clinic, and da Vinci Robotic Surgery. The hospital also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, behavioral health, heart care services, and an ER suite offering private rooms.

ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER 901 45th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407; 561-844-6300; stmarysmc.com St. Mary’s’ high level of excellence is compounded when compared to its humble beginnings as a 50-bed facility that was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. It offers award-winning maternity

services, Level III NICU, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and a Level I Trauma Center. St. Mary’s is also home to the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.

WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 10101 Forest Hill Blvd.; Wellington, 33414; 561-798-8500; wellingtonregional.com Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed, acute-care hospital owned by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., a highly respected health care management organization. Wellington Regional is proud to have provided high-quality health care services to the residents of Palm Beach County since 1986. As a community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, Wellington Regional prides itself on its continued commitment to remain on the forefront of advanced technologies and expand programs and services to meet the needs of the growing community it serves. Its mission statement is to provide quality health care services that patients recommend, physicians prefer, purchasers of health care

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services select, and employees are proud to provide. Services include: Cancer center Cardiology l Hyperbaric l Joint replacement l Lymphedema program l Orthopedic services l Otolaryngology (ENT) l Outpatient rehab l Neurosurgery l Physical therapy l Radiology l Robotic surgery l Speech and language l Stroke center l Weight-loss surgery l Wound care l l

WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER 21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton, 33428; 561-488-8000; westbocamedctr.com West Boca Medical Center takes a patient-

first approach to the care it provides. Its commitment to professionalism and compassion is what makes it one of South Florida’s leading hospitals, serving the community for more than 25 years. The hospital offers a wide range of services and specialties to fit any needs, including a state-certified Primary Stroke Center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit. The recognition it has received is a testament to the high level of care it offers, but it’s the positive feedback from patients that truly makes the hospital proud. You can read about West Boca patients and their positive experiences with West Boca Medical Center in the Stories section of its website. The staff treats patients as individuals, not numbers. It offers personalized care from staff members who are invested in improving quality of life. West Boca Medical Center pays attention to the miniscule details in medical treatment, believing that the details are what add up to a great visit. The staff is dedicated to getting patients in and out of the hospital quickly. West Boca Medical

Center physicians are committed to making patients comfortable and at ease while in their care. Services and specialties at West Boca Medical Center include: Emergency Mother and baby l Neurosciences l Orthopedics l Outpatient services l Pediatrics l Women’s health l l

WEST PALM BEACH VETERANS MEDICAL CENTER 7305 N. Military Trail, Riviera Beach, 33410; 561-422-8262; westpalmbeach.va.gov The West Palm Beach Veterans Medical Center is a general medical, psychiatric, and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and limited research. Comprehensive health care is provided

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Palm Springs

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Tequesta

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Stuart

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West Palm Beach

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Boca Raton

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Royal Palm Beach

1021 N. State Road 7

561-333-9331

Boca Raton

7035 Beracasa Way #105

561-361-1515

Boca Raton North

1200 Yamato Road

561-288-0722

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Boynton Beach

2272 N. Congress Ave.

561-737-1927

Boynton Beach West

6699 Boynton Beach Blvd.

561-734-4210

Delray Beach

601 Linton Ave.

561-276-2270

Delray Beach West

14701 S. Military Trail

561-865-4792

Greenacres

6868 Forest Hill Blvd.

561-967-8771

Jupiter

1697 W. Indiantown Road #2

561-300-4123

Lake Worth

4570 Lantana Road

561-963-9881

Palm Beach Gardens

9060 N. Military Trail

561-622-2442

Palm Beach Gardens East

2534 PGA Blvd.

561-295-8822

Royal Palm Beach

11551 Southern Blvd.

561-798-9411

West Palm Beach

2007 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

561-688-5808

West Palm Beach/Okeechobee Blvd.

4714 Okeechobee Blvd.

561-640-7505

West Palm Beach/South Dixie

2606 S. Dixie Hwy.

561-804-4327

URGENT CARE OF THE PALM BEACHES | URGENTCAREOFTHEPALMBEACHES.COM North Palm Beach

11951 U.S. Hwy. 1, #108

561-429-6109

West Palm Beach

5818 S. Dixie Hwy.

561-429-4779

Palm Springs/Forest Hill

3537 Forest Hill Blvd.

561-328-8433

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through primary care and long-term care in the areas of dentistry, extended care, medicine, neurology, oncology, pharmacy, physical medicine, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and surgery. The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center operates a Blind Rehabilitation Center, which is the referral center for blind and visually impaired veterans throughout Florida. The VA also operates a PTSD clinic in Port St. Lucie and outpatient clinics in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Stuart, and Vero Beach. Veterans Centers are available in Lake Worth and Jupiter.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS PALM BEACH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 901 45th St., West Palm Beach, 33407; 561-844-6300; palmbeachchildrenshospital.com Located in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital was voted

“Best Pediatric ER” and “Best Pediatric Hospital” in Palm Beach County by South Florida Parenting magazine. The pediatric oncology department is one of the few U.S. hospitals to be accepted into the Children’s Oncology Group. As part of this co-op organization, supported by the National Cancer Institute, the hospital can perform clinical trials that give patients access to the latest childhood cancer treatments. Palm Beach Children’s also offers specialized support services, including child-life specialists, who work with young patients to reduce stress and anxiety, and Quantum House, offering families a comfortable place to stay near the hospital. This leading pediatric care center offers a wide range of services to help all children, including: 24-hour dedicated pediatric emergency department l Level I Pediatric Trauma Center l Cystic fibrosis center l

Specialized pediatric surgical services Pediatric intensive care l Pediatric diabetes program l Pediatric cancer care l Limb lengthening l Adolescent bariatrics l Concussion treatment center l l

JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Two Locations serving Palm Beach County: 900 Glades Road Suite 501, Boca Raton, 33431; 9291 Glades Road Suite 202, Boca Raton, 33434; jdch.com Now a part of the Memorial Healthcare System, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospitals have a history of providing extensive and specialized pediatric care. At 9291 Glades Road, west of Boca Raton, the hospital offers pediatric hematology/oncology, nephrology, and orthopedics. A second location, at 900 Glades Road in Boca Raton, offers pediatric general surgery and pediatric pulmonary care.

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER AND NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DE GEORGE PEDIATRIC UNIT 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, 33458; 561-263-3480; jupitermed.com/pediatrics Your children deserve the very best—and that’s just what they’ll get from Jupiter Medical Center. Together with its partner, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and the dedicated pediatricians already working in this community, the hospital has created world-class pediatric clinical services for families in Palm Beach and Martin counties. From newborns and toddlers to adolescents up to age 18, the De George Pediatric Unit is a comprehensive, family-centered environment featuring state-of-the-art medical and therapeutic services. It provides hospital-based pediatric care in your own backyard, which alleviates the added stress and financial burden of leaving the area to seek treatment for your child. The De George Pediatric Unit features: l 12 inpatient pediatric rooms, including a deluxe suite (available through concierge services)

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wo pediatric surgery suites for general, T ENT, gastrointestinal (GI), and orthopedic procedures l Continuous cardiac and oxygen saturation monitoring, allowing practitioners to attend to those who need a higher level of care l Pediatric therapy l Children’s playroom, complete with an Xbox and other play activities l Bear’s Den for resting, inspired by Jack Nicklaus, who is widely known as the “Golden Bear” l Child Life Specialist to help children cope with the emotional effects of their hospital stays l

NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S PALM BEACH GARDENS OUTPATIENT CENTER 11310 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-799-7256; nicklauschildrens.org Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, has been taking care of children in South Florida for 65 years. Patients at Jupiter Medical Center benefit from its collaboration with a trusted leader in pediatric health. Together, they are expanding innovative treatments and care options for families in the region. Personalized and prompt care provided by board-certified pediatric physicians for minor injuries and illnesses is offered for patients from birth to 21 years of age. (Additional services, including a major division of neurosurgery, are available at the primary campus located at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, 3100 S.W. 62nd Ave., Miami, 33155.) Services at the Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center include: MRI (service provided at Jupiter Medical Center) l Free EKG l Walk-in X-ray l Aquatic physical therapy l Physical, occupational, speech-language, and feeding and swallowing therapies l Orthopedic physical therapy l

FREESTANDING EMERGENCY ROOMS

ST. LUCIE MEDICAL CENTER EMERGENCY ROOM AT DARWIN SQUARE

JFK EMERGENCY CARE SERVICES

3275 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 34953; 772-807-4840; stluciemed.com The St. Lucie Medical Center Emergency Room at Darwin Square is equipped to handle emergency situations. The medical center emergency room was built with special consideration for pediatric and geriatric patients and their families. The facility also includes:

Three Locations: 10921 S. Jog Road, Boynton Beach, 33437; 4797 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33418; 5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis, 33462; 561-548-8250; 561-548-8200; 561-548-3836; jfkmc.com JFK Emergency Care Services offers comprehensive emergency medical services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. JFC Medical Center’s facilities have the latest in diagnostic equipment and state-of-the-art testing capabilities such as a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, and advanced imaging equipment. The facilities offer all of the same equipment and supplies as its main-campus ER department. The physicians are boardcertified in emergency medicine and staffs are comprised of nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology and laboratory professionals, and pharmacists.

oard-certified emergency room B physicians l State-of-the-art emergency medicine l Separate pediatric treatment rooms l Emergency areas tailored to meet the needs of senior patients l On-premises laboratory, imaging, and diagnostic services l Online pre-registration services l Open 24/7 l 11,000+ square feet l

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ith more than 1.5 million people calling it home, Palm Beach County is Florida’s third most populated area—and growing—with a projected population increase to 1.46 million by 2020. Much of this population influx is expected to come from northern high-tax states like New York, as residents lose valuable property and income tax deductions due to changes in federal tax regulations. While Florida has a 6 percent sales tax, there is no state income tax. Palm Beach County instituted a 1 percent sales tax in 2017 (to expire in 10 years), bringing total sales tax on purchases in the county to 7 percent. It’s no wonder so many people choose to buy and rent homes in Palm Beach County; it is a worldwide destination for those seeking mild winters and plenty of outdoor activities, sporting events, concerts, and festivals. The Atlantic side of the county to the east offers open ocean boating, fishing, and diving, plus some of the most

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beautiful beaches in the world. The county has more than 160 golf courses and hosts two championship tournaments. Inland, there are numerous parks with everything from family playgrounds to technical

hiking trails, canoeing, freshwater fishing, camping, and more. Palm Beach is also an equestrian county; entire communities are devoted to the lifestyle, and horse events range from the princely sport of polo to

the quintessentially American sport of rodeo. And for those who have taken up the fast-growing new alternative to tennis— pickleball— there are courts everywhere across the county.

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Palm Beach County offers a high diversity of housing options, from highly affordable single-family homes to elaborate mansions. The popularity of the county is apparent: In 2019, the number of single-family homes sold increased over the previous year, reaching 17,421. Both median and average sale prices increased exponentially, and the number of new listings continues to grow. In other words, the market is hot! The condo and townhouse market is arguably even hotter. According to the Miami Association of Realtors, the average sales price has risen nearly 10 percent, from $281,712 in 2018 to $308,974 in 2019. The median sales price rose nearly 2.2 percent, from $178,000 to $182,000. GREEN MARKET WEST PALM BEACH

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Municipal Populations by County

ROSEMARY SQUARE

(2018 ESTIMATES) Palm Beach County Belle Glade

20,134

Boca Raton

99,805

Boynton Beach

78,679

Delray Beach

69,451

Jupiter

65,791

Lake Worth

38,526

Lantana Pahokee

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1,496,770

12,581 6,315

Palm Beach Gardens

57,704

Royal Palm Beach

40,396

Wellington

65,398

West Palm Beach Martin County Stuart St. Lucie County Fort Pierce Port St. Lucie

111,955 160,912 16,237 321,128 46,104 201,846

BOYNTON HARBOR

The county is filled with diverse cities and towns, stretching from the Treasure Coast in the north to Boca Raton in the south. In one town, you may find historic Art Deco homes from the 1920s, vintage ranch-style homes from the 1960s and ’70s, and modern condominiums, townhouses, and updated homes with all the amenities expected by today’s homebuyer. Communities may be laid out in suburban-style grids or grouped into small mini-developments around a golf course or lake. Gated and walled communities can be found in nearly every town, as well as large lifestyle communities catering to equestrian activities, boating, urban living, 55-plus living, and more. (See “City Spotlight” for in-depth town/city descriptions and “Lifestyle Communities” for listings of residences for different interests.)

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Single-Family Home Statistics SUMMARY STATISTICS

2019

2018

Closed Sales

17,421

17,419

Paid in Cash

5,676

6,019

Median Sale Price

$354,900

$345,000

Average Sale Price

$542,174

$549,925

Dollar Volume

$9.4 billion

$9.6 Billion

Median Percent of Original List Price Received

94.8%

94.8%

Median Time to Contract

53 Days

49 Days

Median Time to Sale

95 Days

92 Days

New Pending Sales

19,621

19,129

New Listings

23,194

24,334

Pending Inventory

2,003

1,775

Inventory (Active Listings)

6,163

7,344

Months’ Supply of Inventory

4.2

5.1

CLOSED SALES

The number of transactions closed during the year

2015: 18,126

2016: 17,501

2017: 17,255

2018: 17,419

2019: 17,421

Inventory (Active Listings)

Cash Sales

The number of property listings active at the end of the year

The number of closed sales during the year in which buyers exclusively paid cash

6,849 INVENTORY

7,126

7,347

7,267

6,685 8,000

6,081

6,163

6,019 5,676

6,014

7,000 6,000 5,000 YEAR

2015

2016

2017

2018

YEAR

2019

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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Townhouse & Condo Statistics SUMMARY STATISTICS

2019

2018

Closed Sales

13,398

13,866

Paid in Cash

7,547

8,170

Median Sale Price

$182,000

$178,000

Average Sale Price

$308,974

$281,712

Dollar Volume

$4.1 Billion

$3.9 Billion

Median Percent of Original List Price Received

93.9%

94%

Median Time to Contract

55 Days

51 Days

Median Time to Sale

95 Days

92 Days

New Pending Sales

15,083

15,452

New Listings

19,206

19,953

Pending Inventory

1,616

1,633

Inventory (Active Listings)

5,891

6,215

Months’ Supply of Inventory

5.3

5.4

CLOSED SALES

The number of transactions closed during the year

2015: 13,937

2016: 13,106

2017: 2018: 13,088 13,866

2019: 13,398

Inventory (Active Listings)

Cash Sales

The number of property listings active at the end of the year

The number of closed sales during the year in which buyers exclusively paid cash

INVENTORY 8,000

6,327 6,205

9,078

6,194

8,170 7,946

5,891

5,851

7,547

7,741

7,000 6,000 5,000 YEAR

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

YEAR

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES WITH RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS CATERING TO LOVERS OF HORSES, GOLFERS, AND BOATERS, HOBBYISTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE THEIR DREAM HERE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

EQUESTRIAN

There are many different types of equestrian communities, including those with horses on-site, those with horses off-site, and those with the elegance and extravagance of the equestrian world without equines. Florida has a deep history of being a playground for the wealthy, and South Florida has been a beacon for wealthy equestrians. Wide-open natural spaces are available with large green pastures, towering barns,

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and shady areas for horses and other large animals to graze. Residences can include show barns and boarding barns, as well as other accommodations for four-legged friends. Particularly in Wellington, with its Equestrian Preserve and the Loxahatchee and Acreage area, homeownership a stone’s throw from a barn is common. Large lot sizes, natural foliage, and miles of trails, in addition to horse parks and training rings, are common in South Florida, providing for the equestrian lifestyle.

EQUUS | BOYNTON BEACH equusboyntonbeach.com

Equus Boynton Beach is a gated community with 280 luxurious homes catering to the equestrian community. The adjoining Equus Equestrian Center is a dream home for horses, with a riding school, paddocks,

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FOX TRAIL | LOXAHATCHEE foxtrail.com

A premier equestrian-friendly community with single-family homes as well as estate homes, large lots, and luscious landscaping, Fox Trail offers a quiet rural equestrian community in the Loxahatchee area of Palm Beach County, close to the Wellington showgrounds. Fox Trail is conveniently located close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and all of the best that Palm Beach County has to offer.

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acres of land. Large, luxurious properties with plenty of space for horses and humans alike to enjoy are available in Glade Ranches.

JUPITER FARMS | JUPITER jupiterfarmsresidents.com

Jupiter Farms has a rural lifestyle in the community, which boasts close proximity to Northeast Everglades Trails, Riverbend Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, canoeing, kayaking, and any other outdoor activity its residents enjoy. Jupiter Farms is the perfect place for anyone wanting to have horses or livestock, grow fruit trees, and connect with other equestrians.

PALM BEACH COUNTRY ESTATES | PALM BEACH GARDENS palmbeachcountryestates.com

Palm Beach Country Estates is a large community with large properties; each one

is at least one acre and prices vary according to property size. There are more than 1,400 homes built, with 110 vacant lots available. Close to Florida’s Turnpike, Palm Beach Country Estates is near Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, The Gardens Mall, and other shopping, yet is still quiet and ideal for equestrians.

RANCH COLONY | JUPITER ranchcolonypoa.com

Ranch Colony is a gated community just a few minutes from Jupiter, 15 minutes from the ocean, close to Palm Beach, and with easy access to the Palm Beach International Airport. Ranch Colony includes five communities, each with its own specialty, such as Tailwinds for pilots, Ranch Estates for equestrians and ranchers, Ranch Acres for small ranches, Old Trail for golfers, and The Links for the avid golfer.

WHITE FENCES | LOXAHATCHEE whitefencesflorida.com

White Fences in Loxahatchee is just past Lion Country Safari and before Twentymile Bend. Nestled in the heart of the large-lot community is the White Fences Equestrian Center, which offers boarding options as well as five regulation-size dressage rings, 16 paddocks, schooling, USEF-rated shows, 25 acres of land for open riding, easy access to horse trails, and more.

BOATING

Some of the world’s largest boat shows take place in Florida, a worldwide hub for boating and yachting. For those who want their own, personal access to the water, there are beautiful and private communities throughout Palm Beach County. Many of these communities are located in Jupiter, Palm Beach, West

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Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens. Whether it is the call of the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway, the siren song of the sea is difficult to resist. With access to the inlets, coastal barrier islands, or deep-water access by river or canal, there are plenty of luxurious communities to satisfy the desire to float away. Many of these communities have more docks than homes and include additional amenities such as dining venues, clubhouses, golf courses, fitness centers, and spas. Owning a boat is not a requirement to live on the water and enjoy the scenic waterways, rivers, lakes, and canals that South Florida has to offer.

BANYAN LAKES | WEST PALM BEACH Between Wellington and West Palm Beach, Banyan Lakes is intimate, sitting on a large man-made lake where residents can water ski, Jet Ski, boat, and enjoy the view from their backyard. With only 60 homes and custom floor plans with between three and seven bedrooms, lush landscaping, and a private golf club across the street, Banyan Lakes is exclusive, private, and majestic.

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beautiful views. Just a few minutes from The Gardens Mall and parks, Paradise Port really is your port to paradise.

frenchmanscreek.com

Frenchman’s Creek offers the ideal Florida lifestyle with tropical greenery, tranquil waterfalls, private golf courses, tennis, a spa, and first-class luxury service. Private homes in Frenchman’s Creek are elegant, ranging from villas to ocean-access and waterfront homes. Its exclusive lifestyle, beauty, and elegance are second to none, with a private oceanfront beach club.

PALM POINT | JUPITER Palm Point features single-family homes near the Jupiter Inlet and Jupiter Sandbar. The homes, either one or two stories tall, offer anywhere from two to four bedrooms, sunrooms, custom cabinets, wet bars, twocar garages, and a day dock. The dock offers residents easy access to the river, where they can explore all that Jupiter has to offer by boat.

JUPITER YACHT CLUB | JUPITER jycmarina.com

PENNOCK POINT | JUPITER

Jupiter Yacht Club offers condominiums in five buildings with either marina or Intracoastal views. With four bedroom/four bathroom and three bedroom/three bathroom condos, residents have convenient access to the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina’s many slips.

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PARADISE PORT | PALM BEACH GARDENS

Pennock Point, located along the Loxahatchee River and the Southwest Fork Loxahatchee River, offers beautiful river views with convenient docks, lush vegetation, and large homes. Whether you want to watch the sun rise over the water or fish from home, Pennock Point is a luxurious aqueous community.

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Twelve Oaks features a private marina, magnificent water views, and private waterfront villas and condominiums. Tennis courts, a swimming pool, and security, as well as close proximity to popular area attractions make Twelve Oaks an affordable means for those chasing waves.

GOLFING

With lush rolling hills, pristine sand traps, and water elements, there are many golfing communities in Palm Beach County that take advantage of the warm weather, sunny skies, and landscape of South Florida. With golf courses that attract the best of the best, professionals and amateurs alike, there’s nothing like watching the sun set over a course or waking up early for a weekend round. There are many communities in the area that provide the opportunity to live near a golf course—or on one.

BALLENISLES | PALM BEACH GARDENS ballenisles.org

BallenIsles offers a clubhouse, world-class tennis, swimming pools, a fitness center, a spa, and three exquisite golf courses. The courses feature unique backdrops for players of all skill levels. With more than 30 communities, there is something for everyone.

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one, including access to The Breakers Beach Club and Ocean Golf Course in Palm Beach.

OLD MARSH GOLF CLUB | PALM BEACH GARDENS oldmarshgolf.com

The Old Marsh Golf Club was purchased in 1984, when it was a large, 456-acre parcel of marshes and pines. The owners transformed the land into a world-class golf course and club for those who are passionate about golf. It earned the status of a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” in 1998 and is set against a backdrop of oak hammocks, pines, and sawgrass vistas. Living at the Old Marsh Golf Club, a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World, truly is a golfer’s dream.

PGA NATIONAL RESORT AND SPA | PALM BEACH GARDENS pgaresort.com

The PGA National Resort and Spa offers cottage rentals, suites, and vacation homes among its many residences. With five of the top golf courses in Florida, PGA National needs no introduction; all golfers know about the club that hosts the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.

THE CLUB AT IBIS | WEST PALM BEACH clubatibis.com

An award-winning community with a legendary reputation, The Club at Ibis offers

incomparable golf and tennis programs, an innovative Sports Village, a new modern Clubhouse, and an engaging lifestyle. A variety of residences located within a manicured setting include golf villas, condominiums, single-family homes, and custom estates, nestled among three Nicklaus courses.

VIZCAYA ESTATES MIRASOL | PALM BEACH GARDENS Surrounded by water, Vizcaya Estates is home to 54 houses. Marisol is a luxurious Old Florida area in Palm Beach Gardens with 25 subdivisions, offering a country club lifestyle and majestic golf club views.

WYCLIFFE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | WELLINGTON wycliffecc.com

Wycliffe Golf & Country Club offers a beautiful clubhouse with dining, two gorgeous golf courses, 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, and an on-site spa. Wycliffe is a private, equity community, and homeownership is key to the fabulous lifestyle. The community is gated and includes 1,045 Mediterranean-style single-family homes, villas, and coach residences spread throughout 14 charming neighborhoods. Residents enjoy open-style floor plans with picturesque golf course and lake views.

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Featuring all custom-built homes, Bay Pointe at Ibis is the most exclusive neighborhood in Ibis, with 36 lots, each one-third of an acre. With a large lake in one direction and the Tradition Golf Court on the other, residents have beautiful views everywhere they turn.

BREAKERS WEST COUNTRY CLUB | WEST PALM BEACH breakerswestclub.com

The Breakers West Country Club features a Rees Jones golf course, tennis, activities, dining, and the perfect location for weddings and special events. With multiple membership packages, there’s something for every-

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Florida is treasured for its wildlife and nowhere is it more abundant, or more revered, than within the gates of The Club at Ibis on the western outskirts of West Palm Beach. Just a few miles west of I-95 and minutes from the elegance and diversions of the Palm Beaches, this private golf community bordered by the 12,000-acre Grassy Waters Nature Preserve feels like an oasis of natural beauty. From the moment you enter royal palmlined Ibis Boulevard, you feel a world apart. The Club at Ibis is welcoming the next generation of residential club buyers, who are seeking out highend amenities, in a friendly, secure, and upscale community; and golf at Ibis certainly satisfies their need for fun in the sun. This is the only club in the world

Cultural opportunities abound thanks to the tireless efforts of the Ibis Cultural Association. Members can participate in acting and writing workshops, take language and art classes, perform in musical presentations, showcase their photography, and sharpen their cooking skills. BodyMind ConnectionTM programming includes the Club’s annual Health & Wellness Expo, key-note speakers, and healthy menu options at the four on-site restaurants. Members stay active at the expansive CORE, an unbelievable gathering place for families and friends consisting of a two-story tennis & fitness complex, full-service spa, casual bistro, and a resort-style aquatic center.

featuring three Nicklaus family-designed courses (Jack, Jack II, and Steve) and each of them are unique. Jack’s Signature Legend Course features an abundance of mounding. Jack II’s Heritage gives you the benefit of generous fairways, but requires more water carries. And Steve’s Tradition is more links style, with undulating greens that place a premium on your short game. Play all 54 holes and you’ll never see the same hole twice. Ibis’s generous 20-acre pactice facility with a golf fitting studio will keep you on top of your game. Heading up an instructional staff of 11 is Martin Hall, host of Golf Channel’s popular program, School of Golf. Ibis’s tennis program is just as impressive as the golf. Named the 2018 Private Tennis Facility of the Year by Tennis Industry magazine, Ibis’s instruction is led by former Davis Cup player and Olympic coach, Jay Berger. Friendly group play, individual competitions, clinics, and team tennis matches are all part of the programming. While the superb quality of the golf or tennis initially draws many to Ibis, it is the extraordinary quality of life (what they refer to as The Ibis ExperienceTM) that makes this membership well satisfied. Great pride is taken to create as many activities to enjoy as possible. Facilities are open all year and there is always plenty going on, including pickleball, water aerobics, art classes, musical presentations, photography groups, and holiday celebrations held at the modern clubhouse.

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With more than 1,800 homes featuring lake, golf, or preserve views in a collection of 33 beautiful neighborhoods, there are plenty of choices when it comes to finding the home that suits you best. Ibis offers everything from golf villas, condominiums, single-family homes and custom estate homes, priced from the $200,000s into the millions.

Ibis’s members are justifiably proud of their spectacular amenities, unsurpassed lifestyle, and well-earned reputation. The readers of the Palm Beach Post voted Ibis as the Best Country Club in Palm Beach County for 2019 and 2020. Ibis is an Emerald Club of Distinction, a Platinum Club of America, and America’s Healthiest Club. To learn more, call 561.624.8000 or visit clubatibis.com. The Club at Ibis, 8225 Ibis Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33412.

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cross the Intracoastal Waterway from West Palm Beach lies the town of Palm Beach. This exclusive enclave on a barrier island hardly needs an introduction, but its well-known name belies a small, familyfriendly town that lays claim to only 9,000 full-time residents and an additional 20,000 who call it home during the winter season. From its birth more than 120 years ago as a playground for the rich, the town honors the man with the original vision, Standard Oil founding partner Henry Morrison Flagler. His ambitious transportation system included the original railroad that brought goods and tourists from the Northeast to Palm Beach and the entire east coast of the state. As the town grew, it retained its small-town charm and much of the Mediterranean-style architecture made famous in the 1920s by Addison Mizner. Visitors can tour the winter home of Flagler, now a museum, or stroll around the town soaking in the tropical European vibe of the well-preserved architecture. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Intracoastal, a visit to Worth Avenue—one of the most iconic streets in the United States— is a must. Perhaps the most famous shop

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on the avenue is that of Lilly Pulitzer, whose comfortable, brightly colored, tropical cotton shifts came to epitomize ’60s-era Florida and the ease of affluent life in the tropics. Other venerable stores include Betteridge Jewelry, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Royal Poinciana Plaza, affectionately called “The Royal” by locals, has been recently refurbished. Old favorites like Palm Beach Grill and TooJay’s Gourmet Deli are now joined by 30 new brands including Hermès and Assouline, as well as services such as a Pilates studio and popular Italian eatery Sant Ambroeus. On the opposite side of the street, in what was originally the center of town, Via Flagler by The Breakers is a vibrant, Mediterranean Revival–style, mixed-use development boasting a restaurant operated by the famed Breakers Hotel, as well as various shops and casual eateries flanking the charming vias that lead to courtyards where people can gather and relax. In Palm Beach—a town that can be walked entirely in an hour—visiting five-star hotels such as The Breakers and rubbing elbows with the wealthy at a posh lounge are unique experiences that cannot be missed.

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est Palm Beach is one of the oldest cities in South Florida, and the historic areas have a unique tropical ambience, combining the Spanish Colonial Revival influence of renowned 1920s architect Addison Mizner with the updated beauty of sleek contemporary buildings. The distinctive skyline is often photographed from the Intracoastal Waterway, and the city is instantly recognizable from the air as you fly into Palm Beach International Airport. From bohemian and artistic to trendy and modern, urban to upscale, West Palm Beach gives residents much more than balmy tropical weather. Its residents have created a city where people can walk, ride bikes, or push baby strollers, and everyone can explore a long list of things to do. There are two public transit systems: The Tri-rail commuter train makes downtown easily accessible from surrounding communities, and the newest rail alternative, Virgin Trains USA, puts downtown Miami just over an hour away.

The heart of West Palm Beach is the Arts and Entertainment District, with every cultural amenity one would expect in a major urban area, including Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Ballet Florida, visiting musical acts, world-class museums such as the Norton Museum of Art, the regional theater Palm Beach Dramaworks, an active historical society, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and much more. Rosemary Square is at the geographic center of urban West Palm Beach. The European-style plaza and walkways are lined with shops and restaurants, and live entertainment fills the air with music Friday and Saturday evenings. Clematis Street is the place to go for food, and a short walk will bring you to nearly every type of cuisine in the world, including local landmarks like Roxy’s Pub, where more than 60 beers are available on draft and a rooftop provides an aerial view of the surroundings. Life in West Palm Beach is all about the

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water, and the city has amenities that no other place can offer. With the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean to the east and Clear Lake and Magnolia Lake to the west, this is a water-activities paradise. Head down to the waterfront to rent a kayak or Jet Ski, take a snorkeling cruise, or go for a sunset sail on a 50-foot catamaran. On Saturdays from October through May, walk down to the waterfront for the West Palm Beach Green Market, a pet-friendly event where you can buy farm-fresh produce and artisanal prepared foods. In March, the Palm Beach International Boat Show draws thousands of boats from around the world. The waterfront is also the home of SunFest, Florida’s largest waterfront music and arts festival, attracting more than 275,000 visitors every spring for a celebration of sun, music, food, and fine arts. At Halloween, MoonFest closes out the summer season with a costumed street party along Clematis Street.

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Addison Mizner established his signature Spanish-Mediterranean style, which went on to become a distinctive hallmark of the city, evident in landmarks both old and new—including the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Mizner Park, and historic Town Hall. The economy in Boca Raton is strong and thriving and consists of innovative businesses, diversified companies, entrepreneurial incubators, and unique mom-and-pop shops, all anchored by

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requently recognized as an ideal living, working, and playing destination, Boca Raton offers its residents and visitors pristine beaches, a thriving corporate community, A-rated education, cultural attractions, recreational amenities, and an amazing dining and nightlife scene. With its five miles of golden coastline and 46 parks, it boasts a perfect location in the center of Southeast Florida. It was here that famed 1920s architect

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large corporate headquarters. Serving the executive and recreational needs of this coastal town, the Boca Raton airport is an added bonus. Contributing top talent to the economy are Boca Raton’s main universities—Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, and Palm Beach State College—positioning the city as an attractive destination for students across the country and within the city limits. Art and entertainment are embedded in Boca Raton’s rich cultural offerings. The city features the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Mizner Park Cultural Center, an outdoor amphitheater, prestigious cultural arts festivals, concerts, and more all year-long. Residents and visitors find downtown Boca to be a hip and exciting destination that always has something fun to offer— events, dining, shopping, and recreation. All this comes with a backdrop of beautiful architecture and idyllic public spaces for all to enjoy. From a thriving corporate community to top-notch education and plenty of fun in the sun, Boca Raton truly does have it all.

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rom Maine to Miami, Boynton Beach is the closest point to the Atlantic Gulf Stream, earning the title “Gateway to the Gulf Stream.” With the ocean at your fingertips, it is easy to live a relaxing South Florida lifestyle in Boynton Beach. The coastal community runs parallel to

a four-mile stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway with access to the ocean through the Boynton Inlet. Located half a mile south of the Boynton Inlet, the Boynton Harbor Marina offers a multitude of water activities including waterfront dining, boat rentals, fishing charters, drift fishing, scuba diving charters, and Jet Ski rentals. The waterway is not all Boynton Beach has to offer. Residents can also enjoy Old Florida charm with more than 250 acres of municipal parks, a beach, natural conservation lands, and access to the Florida Everglades via the Arthur Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge—all of which provide unique opportunities to explore endangered species in their natural habitats

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and enjoy hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. For the golfer, The Links at Boynton Beach features an 18-hole championship golf course and 9-hole family golf course, both of which are open year-round. There are abundant shopping, dining, and entertainment areas in Boynton Beach. The Boynton Beach Mall features Macy’s, JCPenney, and more than 100 specialty stores and eateries. Renaissance Commons, along Congress Avenue, is home to dozens of unique restaurants and several big brand stores including Target, Best Buy, and Michaels. About a mile north, there is a budding brewery district. Boynton Beach takes pride in its history. It houses two historical landmarks on the

National Registry, a Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center (awarded “Best Museum” by South Florida Parenting Magazine), and a very active Woman’s Club that provides additional cultural programs and activities. There are educational plaques at 30 of the city’s historic sites and a City Heritage Trail app with an interactive map to explore 170 historic landmarks. In addition, the city’s municipal library houses an extensive history of Boynton Beach for public viewing and research. Art and culture are vital aspects of life in Boynton Beach, which features more than 80 displays of public artwork within the city’s 16.25 square miles. Nearly every weekend, Boynton Beach is host to an array of community events such as Pirate Fest, Blarney Bash, Holiday Boat Parade, Fourth of July Celebration, Egg-stravazana, Barrier Free 5K Run, Art Walks, Movies in the Park, Music on the Rocks, and the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Additional cultural destinations include the Boynton Beach Art District, Community Theatre, and Gold Coast Band. Education is a top priority for city officials. Each of the city’s schools receives continual support. Boynton Beach strives to be a recognized leader successfully connecting resources that promote workforce readiness, civic involvement, and business growth. As the third-largest city in Palm Beach County with more than 73,000 residents, Boynton Beach aims to #makelifefun for humans as well as their canine friends.

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verlooking the Atlantic Ocean in southern Palm Beach County, Delray Beach is rich in history and cultural diversity. This “Village by the Sea,” which began as an agricultural community in the 1890s, welcomes families who are seeking a place to call home and invites visitors to experience the ultimate vacation. Within almost 16 square miles, Delray Beach embraces a permanent population of nearly 70,000. Well-known for its bustling downtown and vibrant arts district, the city features gourmet restaurants, unique shops, and trendy galleries. Scenic vistas complement charming neighborhoods, making this a desirable bike- and pedestrian-friendly community. The city maintains more than 40 parks and recreational facilities including the award-winning Municipal Beach, a popular destination for both residents and out-of-towners. The Delray Beach Tennis Center, located in the heart of downtown, is a full-service public facility with lighted clay and hard courts. The Delray Beach Golf Club, a city-owned, 18-hole, par-72 course designed by legendary architect Donald Ross, has been designated a historic golf course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail. The City of Delray Beach takes an active

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role in health and education. Youth camps, adult programs, and recreational events promote good nutrition and/or physical exercise. Designated a Healthy Weight Community Champion by the Florida Department of Health, the city was also recognized by the National League of Cities for outstanding achievements in health and wellness through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties. Academic programs are paramount, and the city was one of just 30 communities across the nation to be honored with a Pacesetter Award by the Campaign for Grade Level Reading for “measurable progress” in summer learning, signifying the city’s commitment to increase the number of children who are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

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Renewal and redevelopment efforts in Delray Beach have resulted in numerous accolades, including the prestigious All-America City Award and USA Today/ Rand McNally’s Best of the Road Most Fun Small Town in America. The city has been the recipient of the John Nolan Award for outstanding achievements in urban growth and development, as well as the Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award for its production and implementation of the Central Business District Code and Architectural Design Guidelines. Access to public transportation is available throughout the city, and international airports are just minutes away. Public parking garages and surface lots are conveniently located in the downtown area, and the city provides free electric-vehicle charging stations. Free trolley service is also available along downtown Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach is host to exceptional special events. Throughout the year, people from around the world visit the city to enjoy championship tennis, fabulous Fourth of July celebrations, and festive holiday events.

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upiter is located in the northeast corner of Palm Beach County, between Miami and Orlando. A coastal community that celebrates its history, heritage, and community, Jupiter’s quality of life is achieved by balancing its small-town feel with careful growth. Jupiter’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking inlet, abundant natural areas, and active waterways offer a unique experience for visitors and a superb quality of life for residents. Florida is known for its beaches and waterways, and Jupiter has some of the finest. Jupiter’s wild and scenic Loxahatchee River meanders through neighborhoods and natural areas, eventually meeting the Intracoastal Waterway and the Jupiter Inlet at the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Jupiter is also the place for nature lovers and eco-tourism enthusiasts. There is free public parking on A1A along more than two-and-a-half miles of Jupiter’s public beaches. The famous “dog beach” is a stretch of the shoreline where four-legged friends are welcome. For more coastal fun, several parks, beaches, swimming areas, snorkeling coves, and jetties line the inlet. Seven designated natural areas make up more than

70 acres of environmentally protected land that offers nature trails, wildlife observation stations, kayaking, and paddleboarding excursions, and fishing. Jupiter’s Riverwalk, a two-and-a-half-mile walking and biking path along the Intracoastal, follows the waterway from Jupiter Ridge Natural Area north to Inlet Village, where old Jupiter’s working waterfront heritage still lives. Jupiter has something for everyone. Whether you are into sports, the arts, history, or just expanding your mind, you can take in a play, learn something new, attend a festival, browse through a museum, or catch a pop-fly. Home to the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins spring training at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the Jupiter Riverwalk, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, FAU’s Lifelong Learning Center, and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Jupiter offers so many cultural opportunities, you’ll want to extend your stay just to experience it all. The feeling of small-town lives on in Jupiter. Friendly neighborhoods offer a unique quality of life for Jupiter’s families, professionals, and businesses. Take a walk through one of Jupiter’s neighborhoods and you’ll see active neighborhood

parks; children walking, biking, and playing along safe sidewalks and streets; and a sense of community that comes from pride and peace of mind. When you discover Jupiter, you’ll find that it is the land of discovery. Home to the Scripps Research Institute, G4S, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter is the bioscience hub of Palm Beach County. These institutions make exciting scientific and technological advances every day that create unique opportunities for research, academia, and new businesses. Jupiter’s rich history spans thousands of years, involving Native Americans, explorers, settlers, and pioneers. The famous Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which sits atop an ancient shell mound, is a beautiful place to learn about the visits by early Spanish explorers, Seminole Indians, maritime shipwrecks, and even World War II radio stations. Jupiter’s early inhabitants and famous pioneer families, such as the DuBois family and the Whites, left the community with rich stories and artifacts of Old Florida life along the beautiful Loxahatchee River.

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he Town of Lantana is a coastal community in Palm Beach County that still retains the charm of its origins as an old Florida fishing village. Nestled along the coast of Palm Beach County and noted as one of the oldest communities in South Florida, it’s a great destination for vacationers and home seekers alike. When it comes to small-town charm, Lantana has it. Step foot inside any of the three square miles of Lantana and you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome. Originally named after the gorgeous wildflower that grew in the area, Lantana was

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meet new friends and offer an opportunity to give back to the community. The town coordinates these cleanups to help protect the ocean and ecosystem—something the town puts an emphasis on in many different ways. The junior lifeguard program is offered to children interested in learning the responsibilities of ocean lifeguards. The program provides young men and women a sound aquatic background and acquaints them with the hazards of ocean swimming while exposing them to an environment that promotes courtesy, respect, discipline, sound morals, and good sportsmanship. For artist-minded people, the town has an exciting adopt-a-hydrant program, which lets the artist paint a fire hydrant as they wish. From simple stripes to elaborate landscaping, choose a design that fits your style and paint a piece of Lantana. A few years ago, the town introduced “Enjoy Lantana!,” a town-wide initiative to produce a variety of special events that provide unique year-round experiences for residents and tourists alike. Throughout each year, the community comes together for family-friendly movies at the beach, a concert in the park, Bark in the Park (an event for four-legged friends held at the town’s dog park), and a spectacular July 4th Celebration that features a colorful fireworks display. The “Enjoy Lantana!” lineup is rounded off with the Haunted Nature Preserve in October and a Winterfest Parade in December.

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founded by Morris Lyman and incorporated in 1921. Pieces of Lantana’s history are found throughout town with nods to Lyman and the earlier settlers on various parks, buildings, and developments. This hidden gem is home to cottagestyle shops, a fishing pier, a two-acre boat-launching facility, a kayak park, and panoramic views of the Intracoastal, making it a destination for a day on the water, kayaking, picnicking, or simply watching boats go by. On a dazzling sunny day, Lantana Municipal Beach is the perfect place to warm your toes in the sand. Ample parking, sand volleyball courts, picnic tables, and a children’s playground create the ideal setting to relax with family and friends, soak up the sun, and watch the clouds pass by. Just steps from the beach, nature lovers can gather at the Lantana Nature Preserve. Once the town landfill, the land has now been shaped to create a beautiful native habitat for wildlife. These 13 acres of nature sanctuary welcome bird watching and hiking alongside views of the Lake Worth Lagoon. This unique coastal forest is home to zebra longwing butterflies, red fox, osprey, kestral, green heron, loggerhead shrike, and many more beautiful species of birds and small mammals. Still need convincing? Lantana Nature Preserve has been named the “Best Hidden Preserve” by Florida Weekly. The town also hosts an array of ways to get involved. Beach cleanups are a fun way to

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ake Worth Beach (formerly Lake Worth) is a vibrant community at the intersection of form and function. It is an extraordinary place where tranquility meets creativity, where the sun shines bright and the ideas shine even brighter, where warm tropics meet hot topics, and where the power of potential turns every day into a blank canvas. This is not just a lifestyle; it is an art form. The Atlantic Ocean and the broad waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon form the city’s east boundary, and the beautiful fresh waters of Lake Osborne sit west. Next door to Palm Beach, Lake Worth Beach is situated along the latitude, making it the northern-most point of the subtropics. Lake Worth Beach is truly the place “where the tropics begin.” It’s a dynamic, multicultural city with a strong social and environmental consciousness. People are drawn to the city by its independent character, acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, many historic structures, hip downtown, and distinctive residential neighborhoods. The city has a rich history and is protective of its architectural fabric. More than 1,000 historic buildings contribute to the human scale and charm of the downtown and residential areas.

Myatt Murphy of Sky Magazine wrote: “Palm Beach County owns the phrase ‘Florida’s Cultural Capital’ for very good reason... Palm Beach County’s heart beats from a wide range of cultural opportunities, including music, dance, museums, and theaters.” Lake Worth Beach is the geographic and artistic center of Palm Beach County. The downtown area is considered its artistic soul, with a historic theater and museum, live music clubs, coffee houses, art galleries, antique malls, retail stores, and restaurants. It also is the site of the annual Street Painting Festival. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is headquartered in historic downtown Lake Worth Beach. The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves nonprofit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. LULA Lake Worth Arts unifies the local art community around a shared vision and invests in partnerships that support the talent and creative community. The City of Lake Worth Beach supports the arts through public-private partnerships and long-term planning to promote the creative spirit. The Lake Worth Playhouse, the oldest building on the register of the Art Deco

Society of the Palm Beaches, has provided nearly 70 years of excellence in the performing arts. The Duncan Theatre brings in top performances from across the United States and beyond. For visual art connoisseurs and artists, the Lake Worth Art League presents many opportunities to see and purchase outstanding works of art by local artists at their gallery and outdoor art shows. The Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery features the works of local artists and has created an extensive schedule of classes for those who would like to learn. The City of Lake Worth Beach has supported the growth of the arts industry in a big way. By dedicating two city-owned buildings and forming strategic alliances, the arts are thriving here. The Armory Arts Annex has recently opened in a renovated space and now offers gallery space and programming. However, Lake Worth’s crowning jewel is the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. Housed in a historic train depot, the center offers a glassworks studio, gallery, and gift shop. There is also a metalworks studio capable of pouring 69,000 pounds of bronze per year. Both projects are recipients of Cultural Facilities Grants from the State of Florida. PA L M B E AC H R E LO C AT I O N G U I D E .CO M

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o you enjoy long walks on the beach? Juno Beach is a predominately residential seaside community whose vision is to have neighbors join together to share an exceptional quality of life. The Town of Juno Beach is a partnership of residents, businesses, and town staff creating a hometown atmosphere that emphasizes community involvement, cultural activities, and natural beauty. Fine oceanfront estates and condominiums provide an ideal setting for a vacation or permanent residence. With Juno Beach, activities range from

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sunbathing, swimming, and fishing to walking, jogging, and bicycling. The Town of Juno Beach was incorporated in 1953 and is located approximately 14 miles north of West Palm Beach, which is the county seat of Palm Beach County. The town encompasses an area of 1.85 square miles. This unique town is an island with the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Jupiter Inlet to the north, and Palm Beach Inlet to the south. Offshore there are Spanish wrecks dating back to the 1500s. The barrier island was created by the cutting of the Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway was dredged along the watershed of Old Lake Worth Creek and cut through Lake Worth in 1898. The town has operated under the council-manager form of government since 1985. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in a five-member town council. The council is elected on a nonpartisan basis. Councilmembers serve three-year staggered terms. The councilmembers are elected at large, and every year they select a mayor, vice mayor, and vice mayor pro tem. The town council is responsible, among other things, for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and hiring both the town manager and town attorney. The

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town manager is responsible for carrying out policies and ordinances of the town council, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government, and appointing the heads of the various departments. The town provides general municipal services such as police, planning and zoning, building, code enforcement, public works, storm water utilities, and cultural events. Fire services are provided by Palm Beach County. Utility services, such as water and wastewater, are provided by neighboring jurisdictions/agencies (Town of Jupiter, Loxahatchee River District, and the Seacoast Utility Authority). The town has many special features that contribute to it being a wonderful place to live, such as the beach, Juno Beach Pier, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, environmentally sensitive lands, and the Town Center. Why Juno Beach? Many benefits of being located within the Town of Juno Beach cannot be quantified by a dollar value, but they offer a higher quality of life that can be interpreted as priceless. Some of the benefits to calling the Town of Juno Beach your corporate headquarters (like Florida Power & Light and Tire Kingdom do) or home (like many yearlong and seasonal residents do) are stronger local government voice and superior police protection.

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nown for its extraordinary quality of life and dynamic business climate, Palm Beach Gardens was founded in 1959 by insurance magnate John D. MacArthur. The city’s incorporated boundaries span more than 56 square miles, making Palm Beach Gardens one of the largest land areas in Palm Beach County. Residents enjoy many art and cultural opportunities, world-class golf courses, luxury shopping, day spas, resorts, and outstanding dining opportunities. In addition, the city is dedicated to protecting its natural beauty, with nearly 45 percent of its total land dedicated to conservation. Gardens, as it is affectionately called, has been able to stay true to the vision of its founder by maintaining a careful balance of green space and development. As you explore, you will find tree-lined streets and lush gardens intertwined with homes and businesses. It truly is a cosmopolitan city with a small-town feel. Beautiful beaches

are located within a mile, making Gardens a tropical paradise. Public art is valued in the community, where more than 100 art pieces exist citywide due to an active public art program and partnership with the business community. The Palm Beach Gardens City Hall lobby is home to a rotating national art exhibit,

providing an opportunity for the public to engage in a cultural exchange with various artists throughout the year. Palm Beach Gardens prides itself on the close relationship with the local business community and works to develop policies that respect commercial interests, while maintaining the standards and unique characteristics of the city. With a highly educated workforce, economic and tax incentives, as well as access to transportation routes, a diverse array of companies and many corporate headquarters thrive in Gardens. Known as “The Golf Capital,” Palm Beach Gardens is home to numerous golf courses, including PGA National Resort & Spa. The City of Palm Beach Gardens hosts the Honda Classic and the PGA of America. Palm Beach Gardens is a vibrant Florida community with a year-round sunny disposition and a lush, tropical ambience that boasts an outstanding quality of life. Many PGA and LPGA players call Gardens home.

PALM BEACH GARDENS 561-799-4100 pbgfl.com

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isted by Money magazine as one of the Top 50 Places to Live, the Village of Wellington is located in western Palm Beach County, sharing a southwestern boundary with the worldfamous Florida Everglades. In 1951, Wellington was purchased by successful accountant and New York investor Charles Oliver Wellington. Because of its close proximity to the Everglades, the area was prone to frequent flooding. In 1953, the Florida Legislature created the Acme Improvement District to provide drainage, water management, and infrastructure development in western Palm Beach County. Acme transformed the water-logged land into fertile farmland. At one point, there were 2,000 acres devoted to strawberry plants, leading to claims that it was the world’s largest strawberry patch. Citrus groves also thrived in the area. Wellington has come a long way since the

1950s. Located approximately 15 miles from downtown West Palm Beach and 12 miles from the Palm Beach International Airport, Wellington serves as a home base for many. The community shares the convenience of both urban living and easy access to breathtaking natural areas, preserves, and numerous outdoor activities. The Village of Wellington is internationally recognized as the winter equestrian capital of the world and is an international equestrian destination for show jumping, dressage, and polo. Wellington is the home of the International Polo Club Palm Beach and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Today, this beautiful South Florida town boasts plenty of hometown charm with activities for people of all ages. With an abundance of parks, quality schools, attractive neighborhoods, and equestrian interests, Wellington maintains a high

reputation. With several Palm Beach County A-rated schools, some offering specialty magnet programs, Wellington actively supports education. Wellington’s outstanding Parks and Recreation Department schedules familyfriendly events such as movie nights, food trucks, and tribute band concerts and hosts outstanding events for the holidays including a Fourth of July Celebration that culminates with a fireworks spectacular. In the spring and fall, Village Park offers a multitude of sports and family programming, from Saturday morning soccer games to the open gym on Thursday nights. There is always something to do. Wellington also works closely with both the Palm Beach County Sherriff ’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to maintain the highest level of safety and services for its residents.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 561-792-6525 wellingtonchamber.com

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estled in the heartland of the state close to Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade was originally home to the Calusa Indians. Legend has it that the town was named because it was considered “the belle of the Glades.” Today, it is the largest city within the nearly 3-million-acre subtropical Everglades. From its earliest days, agriculture has been a bedrock of the community, with the predominant crops being celery, sugar cane, lettuce, and sweet corn. Harking back to Belle Glade’s Native American history, an area known as “Indian Mound,” just west of the city, was an important excavation site—first by The Smithsonian Institution in the 1930s and later by the Florida State Museum. Incorporated as a town in 1928, with only 500 residents, Belle Glade is still the site of vital research. The University of Florida Everglades Research & Education Center is located here, with 16

scientists and 80 staff members who are exploring and promoting agriculture that is both profitable and conservation-minded. Following a devastating hurricane in 1928 that sent floodwater from Lake Okeechobee surging through the community, federal and state governments agreed to build a levee. The Hoover Dike spans approximately 85 miles and reaches heights of 34 feet or more. Land and water conservation, agriculture, and some of the best sport fishing in the state all thrive in this area. The vast Lake Okeechobee—referred to simply as “The Big O” by locals—provides endless entertainment for anglers eager to snare the wide-mouth bass plentiful in the lake. The Belle Glade Marina Campground is a home away from home for both fishermen and recreational campers who want to soak in the state’s peaceful, rural beauty far from the glitzier east coast. The campground features 350 campsites, boat

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ramps, miniature golf, and numerous picnic areas. Golfers will find an 18-hole course within walking distance, and hikers will enjoy the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, with more than 100 miles of lakeside paths.

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ST. LUCIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 772-595-9999 stluciechamber.org

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ituated on the Treasure Coast, named after the famed sinking of a Spanish treasure fleet in 1715, Fort Pierce is one of the oldest communities on the east coast of Florida. Incorporated in 1901, the city grew from 300 pioneers to more than 41,000 residents today and encompasses approximately 29 square miles. This city is a diverse yet neighborly community, embracing both the richness of its heritage and the promise of the future. The historic downtown waterfront affords residents and visitors contemporary shopping, dining, fishing, and a range of entertainment and activities from the nationally acclaimed Farmers Market, Friday Fest, Jazz Craft Market, and the city-owned and operated historic 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts. Downtown Fort Pierce ranked among the nation’s most idyllic and historic main streets according to USA Today, and is the only Florida city to make the list. The publication described Fort Pierce as an “Old Florida” town, cooled by breezes off the Indian River.

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Fort Pierce’s downtown Main Street has been named number one on a consumer-advocacy group’s list of “50 Best Small Town Main Streets in America.” Downtown Fort Pierce has retained its Old Florida charm and scale, even as it continues to welcome new development and revitalization. Fort Pierce is famous for being a quaint fishing village, but take a closer look and you will find a treasure trove of activities, education, history, and art. Fort Pierce is home to educational and research facilities like the top-ranked Indian River State College, Smithsonian Marine Station, Manatee Observation and Education Center, and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution at Florida Atlantic University. Museums in Fort Pierce include the newly enlarged Florida landscape artist A.E. “Beanie” Backus museum and the St. Lucie Regional History Museum. The city’s most popular tourist attraction, the National UDT Navy SEAL museum, commemorates the birth of the Navy frogmen here in Fort Pierce and chronicles the evolution of this

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military unit to today’s Navy SEALs. Established in 1938, the Fort Pierce City Marina stands the test of time and continues to improve with its first-in-thestate, eco-friendly Storm Protection System and improved yacht-friendly navigation. Owned and operated by the city, the marina features a state-of-the-art docking system and is centrally located downtown within walking distance of the public library, shops, galleries, restaurants, Sunrise Theatre, museums, parks, and events. Fort Pierce City Marina is also home to the Southern Kingfish Association’s National Championship Fishing Tournament. Fort Pierce’s natural beauty is worldrenowned as many visitors come for year-round paddleboarding, horseback riding on the beach, diving/snorkeling, kayaking, and world-class fishing on unspoiled beaches. Fort Pierce has the culture, excitement, and drive to rival any “big city” atmosphere. Fort Pierce is truly a unique gem on the Treasure Coast and is committed to making the city shine.

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ort St. Lucie is one of Florida’s fastest-growing cities and, with a population of close to 200,000, is the third-largest city in South Florida. The arrival of the Spanish in 1567 began its development as a settlement. In spite of long occupation, Port St. Lucie retains an extensive 21-mile stretch of beaches in a pristine natural state and has 11,000 acres of natural parks and preserves. The St. Lucie River winds through the city and merges with the Intracoastal Waterway to empty into the Atlantic. Whether you want the ocean views and condominium living available on Hutchinson Island or a home with deep-water access for your boat, the Port St. Lucie area is a great choice for those who enjoy a lifestyle based on boating, fishing, and marine activities. The city has a high rate of homeownership and takes pride in its vibrant, involved community and low crime rate. The city’s Strategic Plan Vision 2030 is dedicated to developing “great neighborhoods.” The Neighborhood Planning Division, a recent initiative, is designed to work with homeowners to gather input that will enhance the community and foster togetherness.

Port St. Lucie is also home to PGA Village, owned and operated by the PGA of America and ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 75 “Best Golf Resorts.” The village offers 54 holes of championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye, and the PGA Museum of Golf. With more great golf courses only a short drive up or down the coast, Port St. Lucie is a golfer’s heaven. For non-golfers, McCarty Ranch Preserve offers hiking, camping, and fishing. There are also more than 40 public parks with a variety of activities including softball, football, and cheerleading leagues. Naturelovers will enjoy strolling the city’s Botanical Gardens, which include an impressive array of separate gardens flourishing with bamboo, orchids, roses, and butterflies. True to its mission of being a place where residents can live, learn, and play, Port St. Lucie offers a free 10-week program, City University, that teaches residents about local government.

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The U.S. 1 corridor houses major retailers and restaurants, while smaller business and cultural districts host unique independent businesses, boutiques, galleries, and gourmet eateries. Walkable and bicycle-friendly, Stuart also offers golf cart–friendly neighborhoods. A solarpowered fleet of trams provides free service throughout the downtown and adjacent neighborhoods, connecting residents

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to Martin County public transportation. Nearby, miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, golf courses, and nature preserves offer recreation from hiking and golfing to boating and paddleboarding. A multitude of neighborhood and street-end parks extend tropical greenery throughout the city. Anchor parks include the newly redesigned Memorial Park on East Ocean Boulevard, the waterfront Flagler Park adjacent to City Hall on the St. Lucie River, and the unique barrier-free playground at Kiwanis Park on Colorado Avenue. Another favorite recreation spot is the Riverwalk boardwalk running along the St. Lucie River from south of the Roosevelt Bridge to east of Colorado Avenue. Incorporating a floating public dock and a fishing area under the Roosevelt Bridge, the Riverwalk is a popular place to stroll, fish, or enjoy the scenic waterfront. It is also home to the Riverwalk Stage and a multitude of events, including more than 50 free outdoor concerts every year. Other popular events include the annual ArtsFest in Memorial Park, Dancin’ in the

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Streets (a summer block party and music festival), and the 58-year-old Stuart Christmas Parade—one of the longest- running lighted Christmas parades in the country. Stuart’s vibrant atmosphere has brought recognition from The Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Beach Towns in Florida,” Smithsonian magazine as the nation’s number-three “Best Small Town to Visit,” and House Beautiful as the number-nine spot on the “50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America” list. Stuart—which is just 45 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport— prioritizes education. City residents attend Julian D. Parker Elementary School, Stuart Middle School, and Martin County High School or a variety of private educational facilities. Martin Health System provides health care for city residents and the surrounding community. The city runs its own police deparement, fire department, and trash collection and operates a waterutility program that is recognized year after year as having the best-tasting water in the state by the Florida Rural Water Association’s Annual Conference.

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GETTING AROUND PALM BEACH COUNTY MAJOR ARTERIES The region’s two major controlled-access highways are located on Florida’s southeast coast. Interstate 95, a multilane freeway, runs the length of the East Coast; Florida’s Turnpike, a multilane divided toll road, spans 313 miles from Wildwood to Florida City. The Forida Department of Transportation makes navigating rush hours on these highways easier with electronic signboards that alert drivers about delays and road closures. A special radio frequency broadcasts emergency messages, and WPTVChannel 5 also runs regular reports during rush hours. Other major north-south roads include State Road A1A, which hugs Florida’s eastern coast and acts as the “main street” for communities lining the barrier islands, and U.S. Highway 1, which runs from Key West to Maine. Hundreds of bridges crisscross the Palm Beaches’ waterways, including 20 drawbridges maintained by the state or county that span the Intracoastal. No tolls are charged, but bridge openings’ schedules vary.

Palm Beach County is serviced by both Amtrak and the regional Tri-Rail, which runs north-south from Mangonia Park to Miami. Tri-Rail runs trains every 20 or 40 minutes, depending on the hour, and every hour on weekends. Plus, the Downtown Trolley in West Palm Beach allows travelers to connect for free between the Amtrak/Tri-Rail station via its Green and Yellow lines. Fares vary, and different passes are offered. In addition, the recently introduced Virgin Trains USA provides express train service that runs between Miami and West Palm Beach (via a stop in Fort Lauderdale) in just over an hour. Service is scheduled to extend to Orlando in 2022. The county’s public bus service, Palm Tran, operates daily (except holidays) with 34 routes serving more than 3,200 bus stops. Weekday peak service runs every 30 minutes; off-peak, every hour. Weekend service is hourly on most routes. Fares vary, and different passes are offered. 86

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Island Water Taxi, based at the Riviera Beach Marina, operates a boat rental service and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (561-844-7969). Admiral Water Taxi, which offers one-hour “Mansion Cruises” during fall and winter, is located at Two Georges at the Cove Waterfront Restaurant and Marina in Deerfield Beach (admiralwatertaxi.com; 561-400-9054).

WATER TAXIS If you’re looking for a fun way to see the local beaches or spend the day at the ever-popular Peanut Island, a water taxi might be the way to go. There are three limited services in the county: Sailfish Marina Resort and the Peanut Island Water Taxi in Riviera Beach, and Admiral Water Taxi in Deerfield Beach. Located on Singer Island, Sailfish Marina Resort operates the Palm Beach Water Taxi, which offers 20-passenger covered vessels and 49-passenger catamarans that travel to all areas of the Palm Beaches accessible through the Intracoastal Waterway (sailfishmarina.com; call 561-683-TAXI for reservations). Peanut

AVIATION While Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach is the county’s premier portal for air travel, visitors may find it less expensive to travel to or from Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood, Miami, or Orlando International

Airports. If you’re opting for cabs, shuttles, or private transportation, it might be easiest to go through Airport Transfers Southeastern Florida Transportation Group. There are three other airports operated by the county Department of Airports. The North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport provides quick access to Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and the Florida Research Park and accepts both jet and private aircraft. Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana is home to several flight schools. And Palm Beach County Glades Airport, located near Lake Okeechobee, is the county’s designated general aviation recreational and sport flying airport.

AREA TRANSPORTATION CONTACTS AIRPORT 561-471-7400

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Execucar

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Go Airport Shuttle

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Infinity Transportation

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561-853-4679

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Palm Beach Limo and Car Services

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Palm Beach Tours & Transportation

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PBI Super Shuttle

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supershuttle.com

Treasure Coast Airport Shuttle

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tcairportshuttle.com

Amtrak

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Greyhound

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Palm Tran Public Buses

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Tri-Rail

800-874-7245

tri-rail.com

Virgin Trains USA

305-521-4800

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Admiral Water Taxi (Deerfield Beach)

561-400-9054

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Palm Beach Water Taxi at Sailfish Marina Resort (Singer Island)

561-844-1724 (for reservations, 561-683-TAXI)

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Peanut Island Shuttle Boat (Riviera Beach Marina)

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East Coast Taxi LLC

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Yellow Cab

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AT YOUR LEISURE WITH A MOVE ON THE HORIZON, THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO BRUSH UP ON ALL OF THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AND EXCITING EXCURSIONS PALM BEACH COUNTY HAS TO OFFER

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ccording to the U. S. Census Bureau, there are more than 1.4 million people residing in Palm Beach County’s 38 cities and towns, from Jupiter to Boca Raton. Every family that moves here soon discovers what longtime locals already know: The lifestyle is amazing. Whatever interests you, you can be sure to find it nearby. Head out for the day to one of the many beautiful beaches along the coastline, where you can snorkel, swim, sunbathe, or take a boat out and spend the day fishing. And for golfers, there’s really no better place to be if the swing is your thing. But there’s so much more here than just golfing, boating, and beaches. During the winter months, browse the West Palm Beach Green Market’s array of locally harvested foods and produce, and enjoy the excitement of the South Florida Fair. The county also features plenty of natural areas and wildlife refuges, so if you love animals (whether wild or tame), you’re sure to enjoy a visit to Busch’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter or Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. You can even drive straight into an exotic adventure at Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee. Although nothing can quite beat the area’s endless array of outdoor entertainment options, the rich arts and culture scene certainly comes close. Art aficionados can browse award-winning locales like the newly renovated Norton Museum of Art, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art; theater lovers can find everything their hearts desire at the beautiful Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Palm Beach Dramaworks, among many others. If you’re a history buff, be sure to tour the landmark Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, built in 1860. The past also comes to life at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, at Dubois Pioneer Home in Jupiter, and at the Navy SEAL Museum on neighboring Hutchinson Island to the north. And don’t forget about the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, where cultural experiences and gorgeous flora and fauna are plentiful. If you’re moving here with your family, you can rest easy knowing Palm Beach County is packed with fun activities for children too. Your kids can observe wildlife feedings at the county’s many nature centers, take drawing lessons at Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, learn about the inner workings of the brain at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, or get up close and personal with animals at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. The Palm Beach County lifestyle isn’t just for the rich and famous. It’s for everyone—and that includes you.

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NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-5328; ansg.org Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is a landmarked complex built as a testament to the creative genius of the namesake American sculptor. Its gardens include more than four decades of Norton’s monumental sculptures, along with several artistic periods represented by works of bronze, stone, and wood.

ARMORY ART CENTER 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-1776; armoryart.org The Armory Art Center is located in a historic Art Deco building and provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses are held at the Armory Art Center within its 12 state-of-the-art studios, including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, print making, fibers, and sculpture. The Armory hosts 20 exhibitions annually within its four galleries.

ARTS GARAGE 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, 33444; 561-450-6357; artsgarage.com In the heart of Delray Beach’s vibrant downtown, Arts Garage is an inspiring hub for visual artists and musicians. Patrons get to

sip wine, taste cheese, and soak in jazz, blues, soul, reggae, and classical music. No seat is a bad one in this cozy venue. Theater classes and piano lessons from seasoned performers are offered as well.

BOCA BALLET THEATRE 7630 NW 6th Ave., Boca Raton, 33487; 561-995-0709; bocaballet.org Since 1991, Boca Ballet Theatre has educated more than 5,000 dancers and has performed for more than 200,000 audience members in South Florida. Through the teaching of classical ballet, the organization helps children and adults build confidence, skill, determination, and an appreciation for the arts. Boca Ballet Theatre performs 13 performances a year.

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432; 561-392-2500; bocamuseum.org Attracting more than 200,000 visitors a year to its cultural galleries and programs, the impressive Boca Raton Museum of Art houses an assortment of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections from both established and rising artists. The two-story museum also offers educational programs, artist lectures, films, and art classes for children.

CORAL SKY AMPHITHEATRE 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 33411; 561-795-8883; westpalmbeachamphitheatre.com Among the biggest and the best venues in South Florida is the famous Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. The open-air music venue can seat 20,000 and offers marvelous views of the city. The modern venue also features the biggest names in the concert industry, ranging from Lilith Fair to Van Halen.

DELRAY BEACH PLAYHOUSE 950 NW 9th St., Delray Beach, 33444; 561-272-1281; delraybeachplayhouse.com Since opening its doors in 1947, Delray Beach Playhouse has been providing South Florida with fantastic community theater. Located in a picturesque park on Lake Ida, Delray Beach Playhouse presents nothing but the best comedic and dramatic Broadway plays, musical memories, fun children’s theater productions, camps, and workshops.

FLAGLER MUSEUM One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 33480; 561-655-2833; flaglermuseum.us When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was called “more wonderful than

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any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world” by the New York Herald. Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

JUPITER INLET LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, 33469; 561-747-8380; jupiterlighthouse.org Challenge your family to climb to the top of this 105-foot-tall, conical-cylindrical lighthouse tower. Built in 1860, the red brick lighthouse was designed by future Union General George Meade. Also on-site, you’ll find a Keeper’s Workshop and a restored WWII building that serves as a history museum. Take advantage of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum’s educational programs, including sunset and moonrise tours, hikes through history, and story times for kids.

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KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-7469; kravis.org It’s been more than 26 years since the Kravis Center welcomed its first guests—and since then, the center has presented more than 13,000 performances. Today, the Kravis Center is known as South Florida’s premier performing arts center and serves as a cultural beacon for the community, offering a diverse lineup of touring Broadway hits, concerts, comedy, dance, classical music, and arts-education programming.

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, 33469; 561-746-3101; lighthousearts.org For more than 50 years, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, has provided artistic programming and cultural opportunities

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for Palm Beach and Martin counties. The ArtCenter offers engaging exhibitions, cultural programs, a dynamic school of art, workshops, day trips, lectures, and monthly receptions as well as a gift shop and art supply store. The center hosts summer ArtCamp for children and provides cultural opportunities for underserved communities. Founded in 1964 by a group of eight artists and Christopher Norton, the son of founders of the Norton Museum of Art, the ArtCenter is proud to provide exceptional art experiences for people of all ages and experience.

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, 33477; 561-575-2223; jupitertheatre.org As Florida’s largest award-winning not-forprofit professional regional theater, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre produces spectacular year-round entertainment featuring Broadway-caliber musicals, dramatic works, concerts, family programming, and classes

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for all ages at its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. The Maltz draws nearly 100,000 people annually and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence.

MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432; 561-393-7890; myboca.us/826/ Mizner-Park-Amphitheater The Mizner Park Amphitheater, colonnade, and concert green in accommodates 4,200 visitors for music events like rock bands, cover acts, symphonies, and other creative artists. Since its opening in 2002, the amphitheater has entertained more than one million people with a variety of community events and commercial concerts.

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-5196; norton.org

Since its founding in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art has become one of South Florida’s most beloved cultural institutions. Its permanent collection includes nineteenthand twentieth-century European and American masterpieces, world-class Chinese bronze and jade, and photography and contemporary art that spans decades and styles. Education and public programming is of equally high caliber.

OLD SCHOOL SQUARE 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 33444; 561-243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org Old School Square provides downtown Delray Beach with first-class arts, entertainment events, and educational exhibits. Located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Swinton Avenue, Old School Square comprises restored early twentiethcentury school buildings, including the Cornell Art Museum and the Crest Theatre. South Floridians can enjoy live music, art,

photography, and a weekly green market in Old School Square’s open space.

PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-514-4042; palmbeachdramaworks.org Located in the heart of downtown, Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional not-for-profit theater company that entertains audiences with fun and stimulating productions. What sets the venue apart is its small size and intimacy, as well as spectacular performances with talented actors throughout the year in a lively part of town.

THE PALM BEACH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 10300 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 172, Wellington, 33414; 561-729-4246; pbmnh.org The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History (PBMNH) collects, researches,

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interprets, and explains all aspects of our natural world, the evolution of life, and the development of human culture. The museum focuses on the natural history of southern Florida but extends its reach farther down to the Caribbean region. Stop in for a visit and participate in any of the many exhibits, lectures, classes, and fascinating hands-on learning experiences that are available year-round.

PALM BEACH OPERA 1800 South Australian Ave. Suite 301, West Palm Beach, 33409; 561-833-7888; pbopera.org Founded in 1961, Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances to the Palm Beach community while also offering many diverse education programs. World-renowned guests travel from all over the globe to perform with the 50 talented singers making up the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Both showgoers and critics agree that the artistic quality of every Palm Beach Opera production is impeccable.

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RICHARD AND PAT JOHNSON PALM BEACH COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM 300 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-4164; hspbc.org Palm Beach County’s history is on display in this restored 1916 Neoclassical-style courthouse. Docents lead guided tours through three galleries of interactive exhibits that celebrate the county’s pioneers, natural environment, and milestone events. Meet the iconic Barefoot Mailman, early Native Americans, and trailblazers who left their footprint on Florida’s past.

SEABREEZE AMPHITHEATER 750 S. S.R. A1A, Jupiter, 33477; 561-966-7099; discover.pbcgov.org/parks/ amphitheaters/pages/seabreeze.aspx Seabreeze Amphitheater is an entertainment facility at Carlin Park in Jupiter hosting up to 2,000 people for theater performances, concerts, and community fundraisers. It has been the setting for the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival for more than two decades. Seabreeze Amphitheater is also home

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to large-scale entertainment events, including the annual Safe Harbor Celebrity Dog Wash and CBS Radio.

THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS 100 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, 33480; 561-655-7227; fourarts.org Founded in 1936, The Society of the Four Arts inspires and engages people through the presentation of outstanding artistic and cultural programs. From November through April, Four Arts, as it’s known by locals, offers hundreds of events including notable speakers, art exhibitions, concerts, workshops, films, and more. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, the 10-acre campus also includes a beautiful sculpture garden.

SOUTH FLORIDA SOCIETY FOR ARTS AND CULTURE 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-840-5351; southfloridafinearts.org A cultural arts organization and event venue located in the heart of

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Palm Beach Gardens, the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture offers music performances, education programs, youth arts workshops and summer camps, and more. The venue is open for private events as well.

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525 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 33401; 800-786-3378; sunfest.com Since 1983, SunFest has been the Sunshine State’s largest waterfront music and art festival, attracting more than 275,000 visitors each year. Taking place along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach in late April/ early May, SunFest presents international acts in a range of genres—including rock, pop, blues, hip-hop, and folk. The Juried Fine Art & Craft Show (it doesn’t happen every year) also features jewelry, painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and more for SunFest attendees.

SUNRISE THEATRE 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce, 34950; 772-461-4775; sunrisetheatre.com It may not be located in Palm Beach County, but the Sunrise Theatre is worth a mention anyway. Located in nearby St. Lucie County, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since opening in 1923, it has become a center for local, national, and international performing arts presentations. The 1,200-seat theater in historic downtown Fort Pierce boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems for lovers of the theater.

SUNSET COVE AMPHITHEATER 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, 33498; 561-488-8069; discover.pbcgov.org/parks/amphitheaters Sunset Cove Amphitheater has the capacity to seat 6,000 for national acts, festivals, community fundraisers, and more. Not only is there a 1,700-square-foot stage, but the venue also has top-notch sound and lighting,

along with a spacious lawn for patron comfort. Thanks to the amphitheater’s ideal location, demographics, and capacity, it plays host to several community events throughout the year, including the annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks.

THE WICK THEATRE AND COSTUME MUSEUM 7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, 33487; 561-995-2333; thewick.org The Wick Theatre produces Broadwayquality musicals starring award-winning casts and serves as a professional theater in the South Florida region. The Costume Museum is internationally renowned and contains wardrobe pieces with historical significance spanning more than 100 years of designs for American theater. For more information about art and cultural institutions and events in the area, visit the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County at palmbeachculture.com (or call 561-471-2901).

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FISHING Fishing ranks a close second to golf in popularity among residents and visitors alike, and there’s an abundant number of places to cast your line, regardless of whether you prefer saltwater or freshwater fishing. Fishing the Atlantic Ocean off Palm Beach County’s shores provides a wide selection of opportunities to snag a prize saltwater catch. Anglers regularly reel in bluefish, blackfin tuna, cobia, dolphin, kingfish, and a variety of snapper. There’s also wahoo and sailfish that roam these waters, the latter of which provides an exhilarating experience and a chance to snap a keepsake photo. If you don’t own a boat, there are a slew of saltwater fishing charters/guides throughout the county. Visit surfinggator.com for an extensive list. The Palm Beach Post’s sports section also regularly publishes the local fishing report, which is helpful in determining what is biting when and where. If you prefer to stay closer to shore, you might snag a Spanish mackerel in the surf. Tossing your line from bridges or an inlet jetty can possibly bag you a jack, a snook, or a pompano if you’re lucky. If freshwater fishing is more your thing, you owe it to yourself to spend a day on Lake Okeechobee, whose southeastern shoreline forms part of the western edge of Palm Beach County and is only about an hour’s drive from West Palm Beach. “The Big O,” as locals call it, is the best largemouth bass fishing lake in the state. It’s the second-largest freshwater lake—next to Lake Michigan—contained entirely within the contiguous 48 states, so there are plenty of spots to anchor or just drift, or you could hire one of the local guides to lead you to the hot spots. If fishing doesn’t tickle your outdoor fancy, no problem—there are also several recreational parks that offer an array of other outdoor activities, from biking paths to water skiing, all of which are at your beck and call 365 days a year, thanks to the county’s year-round tropical weather.

BIKING Fifteen of the 83 county parks have paved bicycle paths that provide a safe venue for cycling enthusiasts. Three of them offer mountain bike trails for those who are looking for a more challenging or exuberant ride. Dyer Park in West Palm Beach has a 4.7-mile

Spectator Sports Fans of professional organized sports are in luck: Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Mets all come to Palm Beach County every year for spring training. Fans can catch practice games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, and First Data Field in Port St. Lucie. Lacrosse aficionados can get their Major League fix with the Florida Launch in Boca Raton—plus catch Minor League football, polo, and more right here in your community.

MAJOR AND MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Miami Marlins / Jupiter Hammerheads St. Louis Cardinals / Palm Beach Cardinals Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter; 561-630-1828; rogerdeanchevroletstadium.com

Both the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals spend their spring training at the $28 million Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, which opened in 1998. In addition, the Abacoa stadium is host to the Jupiter Hammerheads (the Marlins’ Class A minor league affiliate in the Florida State League) and the Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis’s equivalent). More than 6,800 Palm Beach County residents and visitors get to enjoy a game daily during baseball season.

Houston Astros / Washington Nationals FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach; 561-500-4487; fitteamballpark.com The 2017 World Series Astros and fourtime NL East Champion Nationals come to FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches for spring training. The 160-acre complex can seat 7,700 fans, has six practice fields per team, and also hosts tournaments, concerts, festivals, and more.

New York Mets / St. Lucie Mets

First Data Field, St. Lucie County Sports Complex, 525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772-871-5476; mlb.com/mets If you’re a New York baseball fan living in South Florida, you can now experience the Mets’ spring training in Port St. Lucie. The major league team has been training at First Data Field since it opened its doors in 1988 (formerly Tradition Field). The field is currently undergoing at $57 million renovation that will be completed in time for 2020 spring training. The Sports Complex is also

home to New York’s Class A minor league affiliate in the Florida State League, the St. Lucie Mets.

MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE Florida Launch

Florida Atlantic University Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561-923-9067; floridalaunchlacrosse.com

If you’re looking for an atypical team sport to watch in Boca Raton, check out the local Major League Lacrosse team, the Florida Launch. Competing from late spring through summer, the Florida Launch is the only MLL team in the Sunshine State. Playing home games at Florida Atlantic University Stadium, their 14-game season spans from late spring to the end of July. Launch Club season-ticket holders are also known to enjoy 90 minutes’ worth of an all-you-can-eat-and-drink pre-game gathering at all seven home games.

MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL Palm Beach Makos

Dan Calloway-Tate Recreations Sports Complex, 1420 W. 10 St., Riviera Beach; 561-687-4611; palmbeachmakos.org

Since the Palm Beach Makos’ inaugural 2009-2010 season in men’s Minor League football, the team has consisted of players from Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami/ Dade counties. The athletes have played with colleges ranging from California and New York to Boca Raton’s FAU. The Makos offer every fan an affordable, accessible, and entertaining game experience, so head down to Dan Calloway-Tate Recreations Sports Complex in Riviera Beach to watch the team take a bite out of their opponents.

POLO International Polo Club Palm Beach 3667 120th Ave. South, Wellington; 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561-204-5687; ipc.coth.com There’s no better way to spend a Sunday than taking in a polo match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. All of the major ponies and riders from around the world (Argentina, anyone?) converge at IPC January through April for the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Reserve a table at the famous Sunday Brunch, where you can eat, drink, socialize, and watch the match—or just grab a seat in the stands by the field and take it all in away from the crowd.

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single-track perimeter trail and a 2.4-mile trail (called the “Hill”) built upon a former landfill that has been converted into a winding-climbing trail—the only location in the South Florida region with appreciable climbs and descents. There are also single-track trails at Okeeheelee Park (3.2 miles) just west of West Palm Beach and West Delray Regional Park (2.5 miles) in Delray Beach.

CANOEING AND KAYAKING A wonderfully scenic paddling experience is the 7.6-mile stretch of the Loxahatchee

River from Riverbend Park in Jupiter downstream to Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Whether you’re looking for a one- or two-hour kid-friendly trip or prefer to embark on an all-day adventure, the Loxahatchee offers a variety of options. And even if you rent a canoe or kayak, it’s a fun and inexpensive form of outdoor exercise. For more information, visit jupiteroutdoorcenter.com.

it’s not always conducive for great surfing, especially during the summer months, unless there’s a tropical storm or hurricane brewing offshore. However, what it lacks in wave consistency, it makes up for in quality. When the waves are good, such as when winter low-pressure systems deliver fairly consistent groundswell toward the beaches, there are some great spots for surfers—most notably Reef Road, which is tucked away in the north end of the county’s richest real estate. Other sweet spots are just off the Jupiter Inlet and Juno Beach Pier. Check out surfline.com for the latest surf reports and live video web cams.

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Most of the numerous private country clubs have tennis courts, as do 12 of the county parks (go to pbcgov.com/parks for locations). One of the nicest full-service public tennis facilities is the Delray Beach Tennis Center near bustling downtown Atlantic Avenue in the heart of the city. It has 14 clay courts, six hard-surface courts, and an 8,200-seat stadium and offers a variety of adult and junior programs, clinics, and

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camps. The center hosts the ATP World Tour’s Delray Beach Open tournament in February each year. There’s also the Delray Swim & Tennis Club that has 24 clay courts.

BOATING Navigating Palm Beach County by water is easy, thanks to the Atlantic Ocean’s 45 miles of shoreline, as well as boat access from four inlets and the Gulf Stream (only three miles offshore). The Intracoastal Waterway lies a short distance inland, with numerous marinas scattered along its route, including places where you can pull up to one of several restaurants that provide docking

space for boaters looking for a bite to eat or a refreshing beverage. For freshwater options, Lake Okeechobee forms part of the county’s western border and encompasses 488,000 acres. A handful of smaller inland lakes also provide boating opportunities, the largest being 540-acre Lake Mangonia. Some really great anchoring spots, according to floridamarineguide.com, are Peanut Island in Palm Beach County, across from Lake Worth Inlet, in front of Florida International University in Miami and across from Baker’s Haulover Inlet, and the anchorage in Boca Chica Harbor. If you need a place to store your boat, the

Palm Beach Yacht Club is a world-class marina in West Palm Beach, just a short distance from the Palm Beach/Lake Worth Inlet. It’s open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and can accommodate yachts up to 150 feet, as well as sport fishing boats and sailing vessels. If you don’t own your own vessel, the Palm Beach Boat Club offers a variety of membership plans and has a fleet of boats ranging from luxury motor yachts to center-console fishing boats and cabin cruisers. For information on Boating Safety Education Requirements, registering your boat in Florida, and equipment requirements, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at 850-488-4676.

MARINA AND YACHT CLUB RESOURCES Blowing Rocks Marina

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Bluffs Marina

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Cannonsport Marina

West Palm Beach

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Castaways Marina

Jupiter

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Gateway Marina

Hypoluxo

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JIB Yacht Club & Marina

Tequesta

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Jupiter Pointe Club & Marina

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Jupiter Yacht Club Marina

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Lake Park Harbor Marina

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Loggerhead Marina

Palm Beach Gardens

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Marina Delray

Delray Beach

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New Port Cove Marine Center

Riviera Beach

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North Palm Beach Marina

North Palm Beach

561-626-4919

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Old Port Cove Marina

North Palm Beach

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Palm Beach Yacht Center and Marina

Hypoluxo

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palmbeachyacht.com

Palm Beach Yacht Club & Marina

West Palm Beach

561-655-8711

pbyc.com

Palm Harbor Marina

West Palm Beach

561-655-4757

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PGA Marina & Boating Center

Palm Beach Gardens

561-626-0200

pgamarina.com

Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club

Boca Raton

561-395-2100

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Rybovich Marina

West Palm Beach

561-840-8308

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Sailfish Marina Resort

Palm Beach Shores

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Soverel Harbour Marina

Palm Beach Gardens

561-691-9554

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Suntex Marina at Jupiter

Jupiter

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Suntex Marina at Lantana

Lantana

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Suntex Marina at Rivieria Beach

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The Seagate Yacht Club

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GOLF IS RANKED AS ONE OF FLORIDA’S TOP ATTRACTIONS FOR TOURISTS AND RESIDENTS ALIKE, AND SOME OF THE STATE’S MOST SCENIC COUNTRY CLUBS AND TOP CHAMPIONSHIP COURSES ARE RIGHT HERE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

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here’s something here for every level of golfer, from lengthy challenging layouts to shorter executive courses and par-3 venues. While about 75 percent of the 150-plus golf courses are private, there is no shortage of public courses where everyone can play. Some offer views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, or the Lake Worth Lagoon, providing a peaceful backdrop for your game. Heading the list is PGA National Resort & Spa. Located in Palm Beach Gardens, the venue—which also currently serves as the headquarters for PGA of America—hosts the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic, which attracts many of the world’s top professional golfers. Four of PGA National’s five championship courses are ranked among the top 75 layouts in Florida by Golf Digest. Designed by renowned architect Joe Lee, Abacoa Golf Club has one of the finest layouts among South Florida’s public golf courses. Located in the heart of a premier golf community—beautiful Jupiter, Florida—Abacoa combines the best in golf challenge, luxurious amenities, and tropical scenery. The course is challenging but fair to golfers of all skill and experience levels, and the greens are TifEagle grass and some of the highest-quality putting surfaces in all of Florida. Abacoa Golf Club is one of the Florida golf courses that can boast about its unique elevation changes and is a true treat to play. Another first-class private destination is The Breakers Ocean Course in Palm Beach. The oldest 18-hole golf course in Florida recently got a makeover by course designer Rees Jones himself, and its sister course, Rees Jones Course at Breakers West, is another wonderfully challenging layout.

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Many of the private golf-centered clubs also offer other amenities, especially The Club at Ibis, a gated community in West Palm Beach that, in addition to three Nicklaus family– designed golf courses, includes a sports village, four dining venues, social and cultural activities, swimming, tennis, a fitness center, and a full-service spa. There’s no course more picturesque than the Palm Beach Par-3, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Golf Digest rates it “one of the best par-3s you can play anywhere.” Park Ridge Golf Course in Lantana is one of the more unique courses in the county because it was built over a former landfill and has more elevation changes than most courses in the area, topping out at 85 feet at its highest. Another unique and picturesque playing experience awaits at Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton, in the southwestern corner of the county. It’s a natural wildlife habitat and one of only five Audubon International Classic Signature golf courses in the world. It features three nine-hole courses, and Golf Digest rates it among the top 50 courses in Florida. At the northern end of the county is North Palm Beach Country Club, an 18-hole public layout that is one of the few Nicklaus Signature municipal courses in the United States. Many of the courses here have teaching pros. There is also John Prince Park Golf Learning and Practice Center in Lake Worth, in the central part of the county, that includes a four-hole minicourse. Greens fees fluctuate throughout the year (with the summer months offering some great deals), but the sunshine and balmy ocean breezes are free year-round.

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LEISURE AND RECREATION PUBLIC GOLF COURSES Abacoa Golf Club

Jupiter

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Atlantic National Golf Club

Lake Worth

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Atlantis Country Club

Atlantis

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Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club

Boca Raton

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Boca Raton Municipal Golf Club

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Delray Beach Golf Club

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Forest Oaks Golf Club

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forestoaksgc.com golfclubofjupiter.com

The Golf Club of Jupiter

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Lake Worth Beach Golf Club

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561-582-9713

lakeworthgolfclub.com

The Links at Boynton Beach

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561-742-6500

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Madison Green Country Club

Royal Palm Beach

561-784-5225

madisongreengolf.com

North Palm Beach Country Club

North Palm Beach

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Okeeheelee Golf Course

West Palm Beach

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Osprey Point Golf Course

Boca Raton

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Palm Beach National Golf & Country Club

Lake Worth

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Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course

Palm Beach

561-547-0598

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Park Ridge Golf Course

Lantana

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Poinciana Golf Club

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poincianagolfclub.com

Red Reef Executive Golf Course

Boca Raton

561-391-5014

mybocaparks.org

Sandhill Crane Golf Club

Palm Beach Gardens

561-630-1160

pbgfl.com

Southwinds Golf Course

Boca Raton

561-483-1305

pbcsouthwindsgolf.com

Village Golf Club

Royal Palm Beach

561-793-1400

villagegolf.club

Westchester Golf & Country Club

Boynton Beach

561-369-1000

westchestercc.com

PRIVATE GOLF COURSES BallenIsles Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens

561-622-0220

ballenisles.com

The Bear’s Club

Jupiter

561-626-2327

thebearsclub.com

Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club

Boca Raton

561-451-1600

bocadunes.com

Boca West Country Club

Boca Raton

561-488-6990

bocawestcc.org

The Breakers

Palm Beach

561-655-6611

thebreakers.com

Broken Sound Club

Boca Raton

561-241-6800

brokensoundclub.org

The Club at Ibis

West Palm Beach

561-625-8500

clubatibis.com

The Country Club of Florida

Boynton Beach

561-732-9771

ccfgolf.com

The Country Club at Mirasol

Palm Beach Gardens

561-776-4949

mirasolcc.com

Delray Dunes Golf & Country Club

Delray Beach

561-732-1600

delraydunes.org

Eastpointe Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens

561-626-6860

eastpointe-cc.com

The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches

Lake Worth

561-964-5700

thefallsclub.com

Fountains Country Club

Lake Worth

561-642-2700

fountainscc.com

Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club

Palm Beach Gardens

561-622-8300

frenchmanscreek.com

Gleneagles Country Club

Delray Beach

561-498-3606

gleneagles.cc

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club

Jupiter

561-747-7600

jonathanslanding.com

The Loxahatchee Club

Jupiter

561-744-6168

theloxahatcheeclub.org

Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club

Wellington

561-798-75405

palmbeachpolo.com

PGA National Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Gardens

561-627-1800

pgaresort.com

Quail Ridge Country Club

Boynton Beach

561-737-5100

quailridgecc.com

Tequesta Country Club

Tequesta

561-746-4501

tequestacountryclub.net

Trump International Golf Club

West Palm Beach

561-682-0700

trumpinternationalpalmbeaches.com

Winston Trails Golf Club

Lake Worth

561-439-3700

winstontrailsgolfclub.com

Wycliffe Golf & Country Club

Wellington

561-964-9200

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THE LEADING DESTINATION FOR WORLD-CLASS HEALTHCARE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY AND THE TREASURE COAST REGION.

At Jupiter Medical Center, patients receive world-class healthcare at the only four-star hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Ranked No. 1 for safety, quality, and patient satisfaction, Jupiter Medical Center meets a broad range of patient needs by bringing together outstanding physicians, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative techniques, and an unwavering commitment to serving the community. The medical center’s comprehensive continuum of care includes orthopedics and spine care; cancer care; cardiovascular care; comprehensive stroke care; maternity care; pediatrics; emergency care; and diagnostic imaging, screening, and testing.

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Patients can also access expert care for a wide range of injuries and illnesses at Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care’s five convenient locations. The region’s only independent, not-for-profit hospital, Jupiter Medical Center is consistently ranked by The Leapfrog Group, CMS, Florida Blue and The Palm Beach Post for delivering the safest, highest-quality, patient-centered healthcare and best patient outcomes in our region. For the most advanced, compassionate, expert medical treatment in the area, this is where you want to be. Learn more about Jupiter Medical Center: 561-263-2234 or jupitermed.com.

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LIVING WHETHER YOU (OR YOUR LOVED ONE) ARE LOOKING FOR AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY OR A LITTLE EXTRA CARE, PALM BEACH COUNTY HAS RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

ACTIVE ADULT/INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITIES

For seniors with few medical problems and no need of assistance with daily activities, independent living offers everything from theater outings to field trips to sporting events. These facilities typically provide on-site social and fitness activities, transportation to shopping, appointments, and other nearby needs, and more.

ABBEY DELRAY 2000 Lowson Blvd., Delray Beach, 33445; 561-454-2000; lifespacecommunities.com/senior-living-delray-beach Apartment homes and villas truly do make this independentliving facility seem like home. Abbey Delray prides itself on its beautifully landscaped grounds, restaurant-style dining (and a cocktail lounge), and more activities and events than one resident could attend. Yet behind all of this is a trained, professional, and attentive staff, making sure each resident maintains his or her healthiest lifestyle.

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DEVONSHIRE AT PGA NATIONAL 350 Devonshire Way, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418; 800-359-1142; ericksonliving.com/devonshire Gourmet dining, a fitness center, and a performing arts center aren’t what you’d expect in an independent-living facility. But luxury and resort-style amenities set Devonshire at PGA National apart. Complimentary transportation whisks residents to nearby shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.

FIVE STAR PREMIER RESIDENCES OF BOCA RATON 22601 Camino Del Mar, Boca Raton, 33433; 561-750-7100; fivestarseniorliving.com/communities/fl/boca-raton/ five-star-premier-residences-of-boca-raton Here is where seniors will find an active lifestyle with distinctive social, cultural, and educational activities. And while your mind is being nourished, chef-prepared meals are created to please the most discriminating palate. All the Boca Raton lifestyle has to offer is just minutes away.

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LA POSADA 11900 Taylor Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-277-0660; mylaposada.com On 22 acres highlighted by lakes and lush courtyards, La Posada prides itself on its resort-like lifestyle. Residents enjoy the choice of either apartment homes or villas, all offering the same array of services, from housekeeping to a flexible meal plan. Just minutes from an upscale mall and a short ride to the beach, the facility combines independence with a full slate of activities, wellness programs, and other programs and assistance.

LOURDES-NOREEN MCKEEN 315 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-655-8544; lourdesmckeen.org/ independent-living All the comforts of home along with all the conveniences of upscale hotel living combine for a rich and rewarding senior lifestyle in a Catholic setting. At the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown

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West Palm Beach, Lourdes-Noreen McKeen and McKeen Towers provide the social amenities, medical attention, and security to a sense of home for their residents.

THE TRADITION OF THE PALM BEACHES 4847 Fred Gladstone Drive, West Palm Beach, 33417; 561-209-6107; giving.morselifefoundation.org/ tradition-of-the-palm-beaches Residents are family at The Tradition of the Palm Beaches. Indoor and outdoor recreation, transportation to attractions and shopping, educational activities, and a synagogue are among its luxury services. Top-flight medical care includes access to a full-time Harvard fellowship–trained geriatric and internal medicine specialist.

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living a valuable option for some seniors and their families. A higher level of nursing care also allows residents to remain in a home-like environment, giving their loved one’s peace of mind. Physicians often are on staff, and housekeeping and meals are provided. The communities listed here may offer other locations, as well as other services and care levels. Please contact the specific community for more information.

BROOKDALE WEST BOYNTON BEACH 8220 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, 33472; 561-733-3200; brookdale.com/en/ communities/brookdale-west-boyntonbeach/details.html By providing services tailored to each individual’s unique needs, Brookdale West Boynton Beach enriches seniors’ lives with compassion, respect, and integrity. Assisted living makes daily life easier for its residents, by listening to their needs

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and customizing personal-care offerings. Activities at Brookdale are chosen by and for its residents, and can range from art classes and poetry groups to theater and museum outings.

GRAND VILLA OF DELRAY WEST 5859 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach, 33484; 561-266-4652; grandvilladelray-west.com Grand Villa of Delray West believes that every resident should determine his or her own daily schedule. And there’s plenty to choose from—from gardening club to Wii bowling to live musical performances. At the same time, individual attention to each resident assures family members that relatives will get the assistance they need— whether it’s dressing, bathing, or medication management—while maintaining the optimum level of independence.

HARBORCHASE OF PALM BEACH GARDENS

Nestled in the heart of Palm Beach County in one of Florida’s most vibrant and dynamic areas, HarborChase of Wellington Crossing Assisted Living and Memory Care community is a place where hospitality and irresistible elegance converge in an atmosphere of peaceful tranquility. Residents will discover a host of engaging activities, generous amenities, award-winning cuisine, superior concierge services, and customized programs that will enhance health and happiness, now and into the future. The community has a rich and rewarding ambiance because it has been thoughtfully designed and created to cater to the wants, needs, and desires of residents. The community offers assisted living, memory care, respite care, and day retreats.

MANGROVE BAY 110 Mangrove Bay Way, Jupiter, 33477; 561-277-3841; seniorlifestyle.com/property/ mangrove-bay

The staff at Mangrove Bay understands that seniors cherish their independence. At the same time, its professionals know residents also need assistance with some daily activities. A compassionate and caring approach make this assisted-living facility a place where residents can maintain their lifestyles and their families can be confident their loved ones are being well taken care of. A personalized service plan for each resident assures he or she can continue functioning as independently as possible and will get the assistance and care needed.

VERANDA CLUB 6061 Palmetto Circle, North Boca Raton, 33433; 866-652-4437; capitalsenior.com/verandaclub Each resident at Veranda Club has his or her individually tailored care plan. That approach guarantees residents get the personal care or medical attention they need but also maintain as much independence

3000 Central Gardens Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418; 561-536-5519; harborchase.com/ harborchase-palm-beach-gardens From the soothing and welcoming atmosphere of the upscale apartments with modern amenities, HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care offers the personalized level of care and support you need with the premier retirement lifestyle you desire. Take a relaxing and leisurely stroll through the butterfly garden or take your dog for a walk in the dog park. Staff will take care of all the chores while you relax with friends and enjoy delicious chef-prepared cuisine in one of many distinct and elegant dining venues. You’ll experience undivided attention and nurturing care by dedicated and friendly care partners. Associates are always available 24 hours a day to offer discreet and compassionate assistance at a moment’s notice.

HARBORCHASE OF WELLINGTON CROSSING 8785 Lake Worth Road, Wellington, 33467; 561-320-4500; harborchase.com/ harborchase-wellington-crossing

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as possible in their daily lives. Recreation programming along with wellness, walking, balance, and exercise classes make for a wellrounded, safe, and secure living arrangement.

NURSING CARE FACILITIES/SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES For seniors who need supervised medical attention, a skilled nursing facility provides around-the-clock care by a professional nursing staff. Seniors may move to a skilled nursing facility when their conditions become too complicated for them to remain in their homes or in an assisted-living facility. Skilled nursing facilities can provide constant monitoring of a resident’s condition. Many skilled nursing facilities also offer short- and longterm rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or serious injuries. The communities/ facilities listed here may offer other locations, as well as other services and care levels. Please contact them for additional information.

ABBEY DELRAY SOUTH 1717 Homewood Blvd., Delray Beach, 33445; 561-272-9600; lifespacecommunities.com/ senior-living-delray-beach The professionals at Abbey Delray South believe their special brand of care starts with “thoughtful listening.” Add that to friendliness and respect, and you’ve got a recipe for an understanding and compassionate1 facility, attuned to the needs of residents and their families.

BARRINGTON TERRACE OF BOYNTON BEACH 1425 S. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, 33426; 561-369-7919; fivestarseniorliving.com/communities/fl/ boynton-beach/barrington-terrace Stressing the “home” in “nursing home” allows Barrington Terrace to create an environment that contributes to both the health and well-being of seniors. Knowing the difficulty of the transition to a skilled

nursing facility, Barrington Terrace offers short-term stays for seniors and their families who wish to “test drive” skilled nursing.

BOCA RATON REHABILITATION CENTER 755 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, 33486; 561-391-5200; bocaratonhealthandrehab.com Providing care to south Palm Beach County for more than 35 years, Boca Raton Rehabilitation Center provides a caring environment for residents needing short- and long-term rehab and for those needing dedicated nursing services. Its interdisciplinary team works to develop an individualized plan of care for each resident and patient.

THE GARDENS COURT 3803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-626-1125; thegardenscourt.com A full range of rehabilitation facilities and programs are just a part of what’s offered at The Gardens Court. Its location, within 10 minutes of two top-flight hospitals, helps its staff provide the best of care for short-term and long-term stays. Therapy—physical, occupational, and speech—is available seven days a week. For long-term-care residents, special amenities such as a putting green and beauty shop add to the sense of community.

VI AT LAKESIDE VILLAGE 2792 Donnelly Drive, Lantana, 33462; 888-961-4144; lantana.viliving.com Its warm and hospitable location next to Lake Osborne helps make residents feel like they’re at home. The skilled nursing staff gets to know every resident and his or her family, allowing a personalized level of care and attention to each individual’s personal and medical needs. The activity room, salon services, and visitor areas add to the comfort of Vi at Lakeside Village.

THE WATERFORD 601 Universe Blvd., Juno Beach, 33408; 561-627-3800; lifespacecommunities.com/ senior-living-juno-beach/skilled-nursing Physicians on-site provide personalized care in areas ranging from internal medicine and gerontology to neurology, optometry, and podiatry. In its beautiful setting in northern

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Palm Beach County, The Waterford offers residents amenities such as a game room, art studio, and events and activities.

MEMORY CARE Care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory impairment typically includes a secure assisted living or nursing home setting, usually in a separate wing or floor. Residents also have the choice of living in semi-private apartments or private rooms and are typically provided structured activities provided by staff members that are trained specifically for those with memory impairment. The communities listed below may offer other locations, as well as other services and care levels. Please contact the specific community for more information.

ALLEGRO 11450 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, 33437; 561-536-3859; allegroliving.com/ boynton-beach Dedicated to memory care, Allegro has created a care philosophy built on trust and relationships with residents and their families. It offers a structured memory

care program designed to encourage individuality, support, and safety, beginning with the initial design of the neighborhood. The staff strives to create close relationships with each resident and their families.

ARBOR OAKS AT GREENACRES 3400 South Jog Road, Greenacres, 33467; 561-855-0094; arboroaks.net/senior-living/ fl/greenacres/arbor-oaks-at-greenacres/ Arbor Oaks at Greenacres residents enjoy the comforts of home and the benefits of a tailored memory care program for each individual. Offering a full spectrum of memory care services in a comfortable and safe memory care home.

ARDEN COURTS 16150 Jog Road, Delray Beach, 33446; 561-498-5552; arden-courts.com/locations/ arden-courts-of-delray-beach The staff at Arden Courts Memory Care Community offers care to the special needs of individuals with memory loss to include specially trained caregivers. Each Arden Courts features friendly common spaces, inviting kitchen and family rooms, and walking paths within enclosed courtyards,

all designed for the safety and comfort of their residents.

THE ATRIUM AT BOCA RATON 1080 Northwest 15th St., Boca Raton, 33486; 561-880-3468; seniorlifestyle.com/property/ the-atrium-at-boca-raton By designing a community specifically for memory care residents, The Atrium at Boca Raton provides a neighborhood where residents have access to common areas and exterior courtyards accompanied by a senior lifestyle staff member. Providing a balance between safety and engagement.

MORSE LIFE HEALTH SYSTEM 4847 Fred Gladstone Drive, West Palm Beach, 33417; 561-570-2725; morselife.org Morse Life Health System offers a secure environment designed for comfort, safety, and socialization to residents with moderate to advanced memory impairment. Offering specialized programs focusing on enhancing the quality of life of their residents in safe, comfortable, and nurturing environments. The goal is to enhance quality of life for both the resident and the family caregivers.

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WHETHER PERUSING THE LATEST FASHIONS OR BROWSING FOR A GIFT, YOU’RE CERTAIN TO FIND SOMETHING TO FIT YOUR TASTES WITH PALM BEACH COUNTY’S ARRAY OF SHOPPING OPTIONS

THE GARDENS MALL 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-775-7750; thegardensmall.com

The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens is a luxurious, 1.4 million-square-foot regional shopping center, featuring more than 160 fine specialty shops, anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Sears. The Gardens Mall has maintained its position as a world-class shopping destination, blending award-winning architecture, fine art, and natural landscaping with popular amenities, signature events, and an innovative retail mix to make it the premier shopping destination in Palm Beach County.

561-368-6001; simon.com/mall/

HARBOURSIDE PLACE

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200 North U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter, 33477;

One of South Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations, Town Center at Boca Raton features an outstanding mix of upscale and elite specialty shops along with an impressive lineup of six department stores: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Sears, plus more than 200 specialty stores featuring Coach, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, and many more. Town Center at Boca Raton is a popular and premier shopping destination, conveniently located off of I-95 and Glades Road.

561-935-9533; harboursideplace.com

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OPEN-AIR SHOPPING

THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN 10300 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 2000,

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Wellington, 33414;

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave.,

561-227-6900; shopwellingtongreen.com

Palm Beach Gardens, 33410;

The Mall at Wellington Green is a beautiful blend of Mediterranean-style and local architectural traditions. The two-level enclosed mall features some of the most popular and soughtafter flagship retailers including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and more than 160 specialty shops. Conveniently located in the heart of Palm Beach County, the mall is a popular destination for families and includes a children’s play area, seven dine-in restaurants, and a food court.

561-727-2640; downtownatthegardens.com

TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431;

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Drive, dock, or paddleboard into Jupiter’s downtown entertainment destination. “Dock and dine” at one of the complex’s nine restaurants, shop more than 15 boutique stores, enjoy live music, family fun, yoga, a green market, and more in the outdoor amphitheater, or make it an overnight adventure by spending the night at the luxurious, 179-room Wyndham Grand Jupiter. Leisurely stroll along the handcrafted brick streets of the Jupiter Riverwalk that feature public art installations and live entertainment on select evenings.

An active, pedestrian-only atmosphere combines with sidewalk charm at this outdoor lifestyle center in Palm Beach Gardens. A handmade, wooden carousel was designed especially for downtown for a playful but relaxing atmosphere. Unique boutiques, top-notch restaurants, a comfortable movie theater, and Whole Foods Market all combine to make this a remarkable place for any age. Whether you like to shop, dance, or just listen to the sounds of live entertainment, Downtown at the Gardens welcomes you.

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327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432; 561-363-0606; miznerpark.com

Mizner Park, where commerce and culture meet, is an open-air, mixed-use mall. Stroll the plaza, tour a fine art exhibit at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, or enjoy a concert at the on-site amphitheater. Shopping, however, is the heartbeat of Mizner Park. Visitors can enjoy a high level of luxury retail choices with renowned jewelers, boutiques, nationally known retailers like Lord & Taylor, a luxury theater, and 16 fine restaurants.

PALM BEACH OUTLETS 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-515-4400; palmbeachoutlets.com

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retailers including Chanel, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, you’re certain to find a designer fashion show or trunk show in which to indulge.

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A unique shopping destination perfect for girls’ days out and fun-filled family excursions alike, The Royal Poinciana Plaza offers an eclectic mix of 50 hand-selected brands including beloved local lines and renowned international labels. This beautiful oasis offers the ideal backdrop for boutique events, philanthropic soirees, and alfresco family flicks in its lush courtyard.

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its kind in the Palm Beaches. Conveniently located just off of Interstate 95, Palm Beach Outlets opened in 2014 and boasts more than 500,000 square feet of outlet shopping. Luxury retailer Saks Inc. anchors the mall with its Saks Off 5th, in addition to other well-known labels including Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, DKNY, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Nautica, Talbots, Polo, and White House/Black Market. For sports enthusiasts, there’s Greg Norman, Reebok, Adidas, and Nike.

PGA COMMONS 5100 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33418; 561-630-8630, pgacommons.com

PGA Commons offers an exciting mix of award-winning restaurants, upscale boutiques, retailers, and personal services, as well as fine art galleries, professional offices, and elegant apartments. Inspired by the European way of life and featuring outdoor art sculptures, life-size chessboards, and meandering brick walks, PGA Commons is the perfect place to sip, shop, and stroll.

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Delray Beach, 33483; 561-243-1077;

[formerly CityPlace]

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The pedestrian-friendly avenue is the epicenter of downtown Delray Beach, most notably known for its shopping, dining, and small-town curb appeal. The charming ambience of the café-style streetscape is set with brick-paved sidewalks lined with oak and palm trees, which makes for a perfect day or evening excursion by foot. Visit stylish fashion and jewelry boutiques, galleries, and dozens of unique shops to find one-of-a-kind treasures.

Beach, 33401; 561-366-1000; rosemarysquarewpb.com

One of the most inspired and admired downtown centers in the nation, Rosemary Square’s imaginative architecture, public plazas, and destination restaurants and shopping have made it a signature of downtown West Palm Beach. The open-air, Italian-inspired, 72-acre property offers more than 100 shops and dining options for people of all ages and tastes. Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, it offers an amazing fashion mix of shops including H&M and Victoria’s Secret. The experience is one-of-a-kind with a spectacular water fountain surrounded by an open-air plaza.

THE ESPLANADE PALM BEACH 150 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 33480; 212-546-0865, esplanadepalmbeach.com

Located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, The Esplanade offers the ultimate luxury retail experience. With exclusive dining options, flagship stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, and boutique

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CLEMATIS STREET West Palm Beach, 33401; clematisstreet.org

Downtown West Palm Beach’s Clematis Street is defined by its dynamic blend of specialty shops, spas, art galleries, and homegrown retailers with urban appeal. These businesses are mixed among highenergy dining and nightlife options, from unique gastropubs to acclaimed restaurants. The historic district’s award-winning waterfront is home to a weekly green market, as well as live music and cultural happenings throughout the year.

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DOWNTOWN LAKE WORTH Lake Ave. and Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth, 33460; 561-586-1600; lakeworthbeachfl.gov

The vibrant downtown area of Lake Worth is best described as colorful, artistic, and bohemian. Along its two main streets, Lake and Lucerne Avenues, meander through the eclectic mix of shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, music venues, and unique specialty shops. Lake Worth has become a center for the finest visual arts, experimental music, dance, and theater groups. Its exuberance is reflected in the many locally owned boutiques, art galleries, and public art forms that dot the streets.

SOUTH COUNTY ROAD S. County Road, Palm Beach, 33480

On this scenic road, you can peruse local boutiques like Fashionista Palm Beach and Rapunzel’s Closet for the latest designer wear and gifts or treat your fourlegged friend to a pampering service at the upscale grooming facility Onblonde Pet Spa + Boutique. The nearby Shops at The Breakers also include a quaint stretch of storefronts featuring some of the most world’s most recognized brands— including Guerlain, Lilly Pulitzer, and Polo Ralph Lauren—just beyond the famous hotel’s grand lobby.

THE SHOPS AT THE BREAKERS 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 33480; thebreakers.com/activities/shopping

Just beyond the famous hotel’s grand lobby is a quaint stretch of storefronts including some of the world’s most recognized brands. Browse Lilly Pulitzer’s vivid prints, Guerlain’s luxury fragrances and skin care, and Coconut Crew’s charming children’s apparel—all surrounding the picturesque Palm Courtyard.

VIA FLAGLER BY THE BREAKERS Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 33480

Currently under construction—but expected to debut later this year—this six-building retail and residential complex on Royal Poinciana Way will be owned and

operated by The Breakers. The new lifestyle and shopping destination, previously occupied by Testa’s Restaurant as well as some shops and a gas station, will feature boutiques on the ground level and luxury condominiums atop each building along with restaurant offerings, common areas, courtyards, and an underground parking garage.

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WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUE ROW & DESIGN DISTRICT 3200-3900 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, 33405; 305-493-0784; westpalmbeachantiques.com

Situated just south of downtown West Palm Beach, this charming district features more than 40 antique shops offering seventh- to twentieth-century antiques, fine art, period deco, vintage and modern furnishings, and more. All within walking distance, this vast array of quality antique stores, specialty shops, and art galleries is complemented by awardwinning restaurants for a quick break during shopping. This district is often regarded as the best and most diverse antiquing districts in the country.

WORTH AVENUE Worth Avenue, Palm Beach; 33480 561-659-6909; worth-avenue.com

In this enchanting resort destination with European sophistication, inimitable style, and grace, Worth Avenue is one of the most beautiful shopping venues in the world. Along the avenue, find the world’s top retailers, while on the romantic side alleys, known as “vias,” uncover celebrated independent boutiques that sell designer fashion, accessories, gifts, art, antiques, jewelry, leather goods, and home furnishings—all in a captivating atmosphere rich with charm, architectural character, and historic glamour. One of the avenue’s most popular destinations is 150 Worth, home to many exclusive retailers whose diverse offerings range from haute couture and fine jewelry to ready-to-wear and resort designs.

MEAT MARKET

PALM BEACH/ MANALAPAN ANGLE Contemporary American cuisine. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., anglerestaurant.com, 561-540-4924 $$$ BICE Italian fine dining. 313 Worth Ave., palmbeach.bicegroup.com, 561-835-1600 $$$ BREEZE OCEAN KITCHEN Floridian fare featuring Latin, Caribbean, Asian, and American flavors. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., eaupalmbeach.com, 561-540-2924 $$ BUCCAN Small plates from Chef Clay Conley that change with the seasons. 350 S. County Road, buccanpalmbeach.com, 561-833-3450 $$ CAFÉ BOULUD The four-star cousin of Manhattan’s Boulud, with a dash of South Florida flavor. 301 Australian Ave., cafeboulud.com, 561-655-6060 $$

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HMF The Breakers’ glamorous cocktail lounge serving Asianinfluenced cuisine, with a full sushi bar. 1 S. County Road, hmfpalmbeach.com, 561-290-0104 $$ IMOTO Asian bites and a sushi menu from Chef Clay Conley. 350 S. County Road, imotopalmbeach.com, 561-833-5522 $$ MEAT MARKET Palm Beach outpost of the famed Miami Beach steak house. 191 Bradley Place, meatmarket.net, 561-354-9800 $$$

CAFÉ L’EUROPE Latin American- and European-influenced cuisine, an impressive wine list, and exquisite desserts. 331 S. County Road, cafeleurope.com, 561-655-4020 $$$ CPB AT THE COLONY PALM BEACH Contemporary American cuisine offering playful twists on classics, health-minded dishes, and local preparations with a focus on European techniques. 155 Hammon Ave., thecolonypalmbeach.com, 561-655-5430 $$$

PALM BEACH GRILL Palm Beach rendition of Houston’s beloved steak house, whose wine list includes the best of the New World’s smaller wineries. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, palmbeachgrill.com, 561-835-1077 $$$ PB CATCH Contemporary seafood, including an innovative “seacuterie,” from Chef de Cuisine Aaron Black. 251 Sunrise Ave., pbcatch.com, 561-655-5558 $$

RENATO’S First-rate Italian and continental fare in a romantic European setting. 87 Via Mizner, renatospalmbeach.com, 561-655-9752 $$$ SANT AMBROEUS Old World Milan fine dining presented in a chic, retro atmosphere. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, santambroeus.com, 561-285-7990 $$$ SEAFOOD BAR AT THE BREAKERS Fresh fish and shellfish, with stunning views of the Atlantic. 1 S. County Road, thebreakers.com, 561-659-8488 $$$ SURFSIDE DINER Casual breakfast and lunch eatery serving classic comfort food. 314 S. County Road, surfsidediner.com, 561-659-7495 $ TA-BOO American comfort food. 221 Worth Ave., taboorestaurant.com, 561-835-3500 $$ TEMPLE ORANGE Mediterranean cuisine served seaside. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., templeorangerestaurant.com, 561-540-4923 $$ THE CIRCLE DINING ROOM Sunday Brunch at The Breakers is a remarkable cornucopia of dishes, including a full raw bar and decadent desserts. 1 S. County Road, thebreakers.com, 561-659-8488 $$$

CUCINA PALM BEACH Classic Italian dishes and an elegant nightclub. 257 Royal Poinciana Way, cucinapalmbeach.com, 561-655-0770 $$$ ECHO Cuisines of China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed. 230A Sunrise Ave., echopalmbeach.com, 561-802-4222 $$$ FLAGLER STEAKHOUSE Elegant steak house offering hand-selected cuts of American beef in a country club environment. 2 S. County Road, flaglersteakhousepalmbeach.com, 561-659-8488 $$$ THE FLAGLER STEAKHOUSE

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THE LEOPARD LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT Chef Gerard Coughlin oversees this unique eatery, serving dishes with influences varying from English to Asian. 363 Cocoanut Row, chesterfieldpb.com, 561-659-5800 $$$ TREVINI RISTORANTE Northern and Southern Italian dishes with taste and refinement. 223 Sunset Ave., treviniristorante.com, 561-833-3883 $$$

WEST PALM BEACH AVOCADO GRILL Flavorful FloridaCaribbean bites, with a focus on avocados. 125 Datura St., avocadogrillwpb.com, 561-623-0822 (more locations online) $$ BANKO CANTINA Mexican eatery and tequila bar serving delicious mesquitegrilled skewers and more with a rooftop view of the city. 114 S. Olive Ave., bankocantina.com, 561-355-1399 $$ BELLE & MAXWELL’S Bistro tearoomcafé. 3700 S. Dixie Hwy., belleandmaxwells.net, 561-832-4449 $ BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE Hearty Italian fare complemented by fine wine and dessert options. 550 S. Rosemary Ave., brioitalian.com, 561-835-1511 (more locations online) $$ CAFÉ CENTRO Innovative Italian with live entertainment. 2409 N. Dixie Hwy., cafecentrowpb.com, 561-514-4070 $$ CAFÉ SAPORI Classic Italian café. 205 Southern Blvd., cafesapori.com, 561-805-7313 $$ CHOLO SOY CANTINA A colorful taqueria slinging outstanding bites in the heart of Antique Row. 3715 S. Dixie Hwy., cholosoycocina.com, 561-619-7018 $

CITY CELLAR WINE BAR AND GRILL Hearth-baked pizza, dry-aged steaks, fresh pasta, and seafood. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., citycellarwpb.com, 561-366-0071 $$ GRATO A rustic Italian trattoria from Chef Clay Conley. 1901 S. Dixie Hwy., gratowpb.com, 561-404-1334 $$ HULLABALOO Italian gastropub with creative cuisine and a unique cocktail menu. 517 Clematis St., sub-culture.org/hullabaloo, 561-833-1033 $$ INDUS INDIAN AND HERBAL CUISINE Traditional Indian dishes seasoned with tasty herbs and spices. 1649 Forum Place, indusdine.com, 561-249-0123 $$ IL BELLAGIO Outstanding Italian fare and specialities like whole lobster with spaghetti, enjoyed in Rosemary Square. 600 S. Rosemary Ave. Suite 170, ilbellagiocityplace.com, 561-659-6160 $$ KITCHEN Sophisticated fare from Tiger Woods’ former personal chef, Matthew Byrne. 319 Belvedere Road #2, kitchenpb.com, 561-249-2281 $$$ LA SIRENA Italian cuisine with a focus on the Amalfi Coast. 6316 S. Dixie Hwy., lasirenaonline.com, 561-585-3128 $$ LEILA RESTAURANT Mediterranean cuisine, belly dancing, and hookah on the patio. 120 S. Dixie Hwy., leilawpb.com, 561-659-7373 $$ LYNORA’S Family-owned authentic Italian restaurant serving traditional recipes. 207 Clematis St., lynoras.com, 561-899-3117 (more locations online) $$$ MAZIE’S New World comfort food rooted in Old World traditions from Chef Eric Baker (Max’s Harvest) and GM Jason Lakow (Café Boulud). 3815 S. Dixie Hwy., mazieswpb.com, 561-323-2573 $$$

HENRY’S

OKEECHOBEE STEAKHOUSE Florida’s oldest steak house, serving succulent beef prepared with a secret family aging process. 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., okeesteakhouse.com, 561-683-5151 $$$ PÉTANQUE KITCHEN & BAR Casual French eatery from the owners of the former Le Rendezvous, serving cheese and charcuterie boards, tapas, and signature cocktails indoors and out. 517 Northwood Road, petanquewpb.com, 561-273-5441 $$ PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO French bistro bites with a Mediterranean twist. 101 N. Clematis St., pistachewpb.com, 561-833-5090 $$ RH ROOFTOP Seasonal cuisine atop Restoration Hardware space with sweeping views of the city. 560 Okeechobee Blvd., restorationhardware.com, 561-804-6826 $$ RHYTHM CAFÉ Internationally inspired comfort food and an impressive beer and wine inventory. 3800A S. Dixie Hwy., rhythmcafe.com, 561-833-3406 $$ ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BAR Signature tacos, savory guacamole made fresh tableside, and more Mexican standouts. 224 Clematis St., roccostacos.com, 561-650-1001 (more locations online) $$

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SUSHI JO American sushi Chef Joseph Clark offers a diverse sake collection for a laid-back, cosmopolitan Japanese dining experience. 319 Belvedere Road #112, sushijo.com, 561-868-7893 (more locations online) $$ THAI JO Thai cuisine from renowned sushi Chef Joseph Clark. 700 S. Rosemary Ave. #230, thaijo.com, 561-832-3545 (more locations online) $$ THE BUTCHER SHOP Unique blend of sit-down restaurant and outdoor beer garden, along with a retail butcher counter where clients may order custom cuts of meat to go. 209 6th St., butchershopwpb. com, 561-812-2336 $$ THE REGIONAL South Florida celebrity Chef Lindsay Autry’s newest restaurant pairs her Southern roots with her love of Mediterranean flavors, resulting in addictive and deeply personal cuisine. 651 Okeechobee Blvd., eatregional.com, 561-833-5575 $$$

RIVIERA BEACH/ NORTH PALM BEACH 3800 OCEAN Chef James King takes guests on a culinary journey at this seafood-centric restaurant in the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort. 3800 N. Ocean Drive, marriott.com, 561-340-1795 $$$ COD AND CAPERS SEAFOOD MARKET AND RESTAURANT A daily market and restaurant in one, offering fresh fish to bring home and dinner service. 1201 U.S. Hwy. 1, codandcapers.com, 561-622-0963 $$ ENTRE NOUS BISTRO Chef Jason Laudenslager fuses home-style cooking with gourmet fare. 123 U.S. Hwy. 1, entrenousbistro.com, 561-863-5883 $$$ FRIGATE’S Waterfront bar and grill with live entertainment. 400 N. U.S. Hwy. 1,

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frigatesnpb.com, 561-855-7497 $$$ PARIS IN TOWN, LE CAFÉ Pastries, crepes, and more in an authentic setting. 11460 U.S. Hwy. 1 at PGA Blvd., parisintowncafe.com, 561-626-6017 $ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE VIC & ANGELO’S A classic American dining experience with New Orleans roots. 661 U.S. Hwy. 1, ruthschris.com, 561-863-0660 (more locations online) $$$

PALM BEACH GARDENS CAFÉ CHARDONNAY Chef-owner Frank Eucalitto augments his menu with Latin-American and Asian influences. 4533 PGA Blvd., cafechardonnay.com, 561-627-2662 $$$ CHRISTOPHER’S KITCHEN Raw/ vegan food at its best, prepared by Chef Christopher Slawson. 4783 PGA Blvd., christopherskitchenfl.com, 561-318-6191 $$ COOLINARY CAFÉ Fresh, creative cuisine from Chef Tim Lipman. 4650 Donald Ross Road Suite 110, coolinarycafe.com, 561-249-6760 $$ III FORKS Modern take on the classic steak house, with an elegant bar and lounge. 4645 PGA Blvd., 3forks.com, 561-630-3660 $$$ IRONWOOD STEAK & SEAFOOD Steak house serving inventive dishes with unusual twists. 400 Avenue of the Champions, pgaresort.com, 561-627-4852 $$

J. ALEXANDER’S Modern American cuisine. 4625 PGA Blvd., jalexandersholdings.com, 561-694-2711 (more locations online) $$$

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PARIS IN TOWN, LE BISTRO Classic dishes like French onion soup and croque monsieur, with an outdoor Champagne bar. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., parisintownbistro.com, 561-622-1616 $ SEASONS 52 Sophisticated grill and wine bar serving seasonally inspired, healthy dishes. 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, seasons52.com, 561-625-5852 $$ SPOTO’S OYSTER BAR Satisfying seafood dishes, plus unique cocktails made with a specialty infused simple syrup. 4560 PGA Blvd., spotosoysterbar.com, 561-776-9448 $$$ THE CAPITAL GRILLE Classic steak house complemented by a remarkably welltrained staff and a stellar wine portfolio. 11365 Legacy Ave., thecapitalgrille.com, 561-630-4994 (more locations online) $$$ THE COOPER CRAFT KITCHEN AND BAR Farm-to-table, innovative takes on classics from pasta to cocktails. 4610 PGA Blvd. Suite 100, thecooperrestaurant.com, 561-622-0032 $$ VERDEA RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR In the Embassy Suites hotel, Verdea achieves its flavor through the agriculture value of locally farmed meat and produce. 4350 PGA Blvd., 561-691-3130 $$$ VIC AND ANGELO’S Offering both light and savory Italian dishes as well as an impressive wine selection. 4520 PGA Blvd.,

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vicandangelos.com, 561-630-9899 (more locations online) $$$ YARD HOUSE Hearty classical American entrées and plentiful tap options. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, yardhouse.com, 561-691-6901 (more locations online) $

JUPITER/TEQUESTA/ JUNO BEACH 1000 NORTH Restaurant, casual tavern, alfresco terrace, and private membersonly club all tied together by the modern, regional cuisine of Chef Lee Morris. 1000 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, 1000north.com, 561-570-1000 $$$ AARON’S TABLE Fresh, seasonal cuisine using local and organic ingredients at Chef Aaron Fuller’s elegant restaurant and wine bar in downtown Abacoa. 1153 Town Center Drive, aaronstable.com, 561-855-2628 $$$ BUONASERA RISTORANTE Classic and perfectly executed Northern Italian dishes in an intimate setting. 2145 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, buonaserajupiter.com, 561-744-0543 $$$ CABO FLATS Lively Mexican and a festive weekend brunch. 1352 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, caboflats.com, 561-320-9644 (more locations online) $$ CAPTAIN CHARLIE’S REEF GRILL Cajun-inspired entrées that pack a punch. 12846 U.S. Hwy. 1, 561-624-9924 $$ EVO Southern Italian cuisine from Sicilian Chef Erik Pettersen. 150 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, evoitalian.com, 561-745-2444 $$ HOG SNAPPERS Argentinean churrasco, Colombian fusion, and seafood with a Caribbean vibe. 279 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, hogsnappersshackandsushi.com, 561-401-9309 $$ LITTLE MOIR’S FOOD SHACK Fresh, creatively prepared seafood. 103 S. U.S. Hwy. 1 #D3, littlemoirs.com, 561-741-3626 $$

LITTLE MOIR’S LEFTOVERS CAFÉ A funky atmosphere and fresh, creative seafood dishes not to be missed at Food Shack’s sister restaurant in Abacoa. 451 University Blvd., littlemoirs.com, 561-627-6030 $$ LOLA’S SEAFOOD Casual spot for scallops, shrimp, lobster rolls, pasta dishes, and more. 181 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, lolasseafood.com, 561-406-5000 (more locations online) $$ PAPICHULO Mexican restaurant with a beachy vibe, serving enchiladas, fajitas, and more made with fresh fruit and vegetables. 1556 U.S. Hwy. 1, papichulotacos.com, 561-250-7274 $$ SINCLAIR’S OCEAN GRILL Upscale beachfront seafood restaurant. 5 N. A1A, jupiterbeachresort.com, 561-745-7120 $$$ THE PARISIAN French brasserie presenting culinary staples like coq au vin and elegant desserts. 201 N. US Hwy. 1, theparisianrestaurant.com, 561-360-2224 $$

621 Lake Ave., broguesdownunder.com, 561-585-1885 $$ C.W.S. BAR + KITCHEN Modern American cuisine with a beer garden. 522 Lucerne Ave., cwslw.com, 561-318-5637 $$ DAVE’S LAST RESORT & RAW BAR Casual, kitschy sports bar serving up fresh seafood and more. 632 Lake Ave., daveslastresort.com, 561-588-5208 $$ DOWNTOWN PIZZA No-fuss pizza, pasta, and Stromboli. 608 Lake Ave., 561-586-6448 $ PARADISO RISTORANTE Chef Angelo Romano serves traditional Italian fare along with some delicious surprises. 625 Lucerne Ave., paradisolakeworth.com, 561-547-2500 $$$

TOO BIZAARE WINE BAR Eclectic tapas and sushi. 107 Dockside Circle, toobizaare.com, 561-203-2510 $$ UTIKI BEACH Fresh seafood with breathtaking views at the Jupiter Inlet Marina. 1095 N. Hwy. A1A, utikibeach.com, 561-406-2210 $$$

WELLINGTON ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA Top-notch pizza and Italian soul food. 1000 S. State Road 7, acfp.com, 561-615-1255 (more locations online) $ STONEWOOD GRILL AND TAVERN Casual yet classy steak house. 10120 Forest Hill Blvd., stonewoodgrill.com, 561-784-9796 $$

LAKE WORTH/LANTANA BROGUES DOWNUNDER Authentic Irish pub fare with lively entertainment.

SUNDY HOUSE

SURI TAPAS BAR “Alt-American” cuisine prepared with prepared with ingredients from local farms and purveyors, served tapas-style. 707 Lake Ave., surirestaurant.com, 561-249-7436 $$ THE STATION HOUSE Clam chowder, Ipswich steamers, Maine lobster, and more New England staples. 233 W. Lantana Road, thestationhouse.com, 561-801-5000 $$

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CITY OYSTER AND SUSHI BAR Full sushi bar, fresh oysters, and a bakery. 213 E. Atlantic Ave., cityoysterdelray.com, 561-272-0220 $$$

BONEFISH GRILL A casual environment with seafood favorites like wood-grilled lobster and rainbow trout with just the right amount of kick. 1880 N. Congress Ave., bonefishgrill.com, 561-732-1310 (more locations online) $$

CUT 432 Modern steak house set in a high-energy environment. 432 E. Atlantic Ave., cut432.com, 561-272-9898 $$$

SUSHI SIMON Freshly caught fish and a playfully creative flair. 1614 S. Federal Hwy., 561-731-1819 $$

DADA Fresh takes on classic dishes, plus an extended mojito menu. 52 N. Swinton Ave., dadadelray.com, 561-330-3232 $$

DELRAY BEACH

EL CAMINO Mexican soul food. 15 NE 2nd Ave., elcaminodelray.com, 561-865-5350 $$

50 OCEAN First-rate seafood and a beautiful brunch. 50 S. Ocean Blvd., 50ocean.com, 561-278-3364 $$

FIFTH AVENUE GRILL Succulent offerings, using the finest aged beef from Allen Brothers, in an elegant setting. 821 S. Federal Hwy., fifthavenuegrill.restaurant, 561-265-0122 $$

APEIRO KITCHEN AND BAR The cuisines of Morocco, Italy, Greece, and Portugal are highlighted by a wood-burning oven, a 40-foot illuminated bar, and a vibrant night scene. 14917 Lyons Road Suite 100, apeirorestaurants. com, 561-501-4443 $$$

HARVEST SEASONAL GRILL & WINE BAR Wood-fired steak, poultry, and seafood along with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Plus more than 50 wines by the glass, seasonal cocktails, and local craft beers. 1841 S. Federal Hwy., #402, harvestseasonalgrill.com, 561-266-3239 $$$

BRULÉ BISTRO French-American gastropub serving creative cuisine and cocktails. 200 NE 2nd Ave., brulebistro.com, 561-274-2046 $$ BUDDHA SKY BAR Asian fare featuring a sushi bar, a full kitchen, and a Binchotan grill. 217 E. Atlantic Ave. #3, buddhaskybar delraybeach.com, 561-450-7557 $$

LA CIGALE Serving classic French dishes along with influences from Spain, Italy, and North Africa. 253 SE 5th Ave., lacigaledelray.com, 561-265-0600 $$$

CABANA EL RAY Latin American cuisine with endless flavor, plus mojitos made with real sugar cane. 105 E. Atlantic Ave., cabanarestaurant.com, 561-274-9090 $$ CAFFE LUNA ROSA Classic Northern Italian, an oceanfront location, and a wine list offering a dazzling array of Super Tuscans. 34 S. Ocean Blvd., caffelunarosa.com, 561-274-9404 $$

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SALT 7 Steak is the top draw, but also try the truffle mac and cheese, sushi, and raw bar bites. 32 SE. 2nd Ave., salt7.com, 561-274-7258 $$$ SUNDY HOUSE RESTAURANT Featuring an international concept menu and a stellar Sunday brunch. 106 S. Swinton Ave., sundyhouse.com, 561-272-5678 $$$ THE ATLANTIC GRILLE Bold and innovative American seafood. 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., theatlanticgrille.com, 561-665-4900 $$$ THE OFFICE Gastropub serving comfort food and a variety of local craft beer. 201 E. Atlantic Ave., theofficedelray.com, 561-276-3600 $$ TRAMONTI ITALIAN RISTORANTE An outpost of the New York favorite, which has been serving Neapolitan cuisine since 1902. 119 E. Atlantic Ave., tramontidelray.com, 561-272-1944 $$$

HENRY’S American comfort food. 16850 Jog Road, henrysofbocaraton.com, 561-638-1949 $$

BURT AND MAX’S Local favorite specializing in made-from-scratch plates. 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. Suite 100., burtandmaxs.com, 561-638-6380 $$

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RACKS FISH HOUSE + OYSTER BAR Steam kettles, Prohibition-style cocktails, and a Grand Central Station–inspired oyster bar in a New England setting. 5 SE 2nd Ave., racksdelray.com, 561-450-6718 $$$

BURT AND MAX’S

PARK TAVERN An eclectic menu of handmade American comfort food prepared with locally sourced ingredients. 32 SE 2nd Ave., parktaverndelray.com, 561-265-5093 $$

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BOCA RATON ABE & LOUIE’S Steak house augmented by New England seafood dishes and a comprehensive wine list. 2200 W. Glades Road, abeandlouies.com, 561-447-0024 $$$ ARTURO’S RISTORANTE Authentic flavors of Italy shine through in every dish and wine glass. 6750 N. Federal Hwy., arturosrestaurant.com,561-997-7373 $$$ BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL All-natural steak house with unique desserts like goat cheese cheesecake. 7000 W. Camino Real, butcherblockgrill.com, 561-409-3035 $$$

KAPOW! NOODLE BAR Asian fusion with a FrenchVietnamese flair. 431 Plaza Real, kapownoodlebar.com, 561-347-7322 (more locations online) $$ KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ French Continental APEIRO dishes and wine pairings. 4199 N. Federal Hwy., kathysgazebo.com, 561-395-6033 $$

CASA D’ANGELO Italian fare made with market-fresh ingredients. 171 E. Palmetto Park Road, casa-d-angelo.com, 561-996-1234 $$$

LA NOUVELLE MAISON Light and delicate cuisine from Chef Gregory Howell and artful desserts from pastry Chef Stephanie Steliga. 455 E. Palmetto Park Road, lnmbocaraton.com, 561-338-3003 $$$

CHOPS LOBSTER BAR Extensive steak and seafood options, complemented by an equally interesting wine list. 101 Plaza Real South, buckheadrestaurants.com, 561-395-2675 $$$

LA VILLETTA RISTORANTE ITALIANO Chefs Maria Mirra-Costanza and Angelo Mirra serve Old World cuisine. 4351 N. Federal Hwy., lavillettaboca.com, 561-362-8403 $$$

FARMER’S TABLE Farm-to-table using sustainable ingredients. 1901 N. Military Trail, farmerstableboca.com, 561-417-5836 $$

LOUIE BOSSI’S RISTORANTE AND PIZZERIA A delicious menu that roams from northern Italy to the south and reflects Chef Bossi’s eclectic tastes. 100 E. Palmetto Park Road, louiebossi.com, 561-336-6699 $$

GARY RACK’S FARMHOUSE KITCHEN Healthy, farm-fresh seasonal fare. 399 SE Mizner Blvd., farmhousekitchenboca.com, 561-826-2625 (more locations online) $$

SIX TABLES Multi-course, prix-fixe menu only at this outstanding 24-seat establishment owned and run by Chef Jonathan Fyhrie. 112 NE 2nd St., sixtablesbocaraton.com, 561-347-6260 $$$ SUSHI RAY JAPANESE RESTAURANT Enjoy the entertaining hibachi grill after sipping from the collection of sake at the lit-onyx sushi bar. 5250 Town Center Circle #111, sushiray.com, 561-394-9506 $$ TANZY Creative Italian food including a parma bar, with American staples like burgers. 301 Plaza Real, tanzyrestaurant.com, 561-922-6699 $$$

MAX’S GRILLE Part steak house, part sports bar. 404 Plaza Real, maxsgrille.com, 561-368-0080 $$$

TAP 42 Craft beer bar and kitchen serving gourmet, health-conscious gastropub fare. 5050 Town Center Circle, tap42.com, 561-235-5819 $$

JIMMY’S FRIES TO CAVIAR GARDEN BISTRO & BAR Chef Jimmy Mills shows off his knack for crafting unusual dishes, combining decadent flavors with exquisite ingredients. 6299 N. Federal Hwy., friestocaviar.com, 561-617-5965 $$$

NEW YORK PRIME Top-of-the-line steak house with flawlessly executed dishes and a private setting. 2350 NW Executive Center Drive, newyorkprime.com, 561-998-3881 $$$

TRUE Baltimore native Frank Hawkins turns out the best crab cakes south of Charm City. 147 SE 1st Ave., truebocaraton.com, 561-417-5100 $$

JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Family owned and operated, offering casual Italian fare and not-tobe-missed desserts. 5751 N. Federal Hwy., josephinesofboca.com, 561-988-0668 $$$

RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY + TAVERN Grass-fed burgers, wood-fired pizza, sushi, and oysters from the raw bar. 402 Plaza Real, racksboca.com, 561-395-1662 $$

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Call a couple of weeks ahead of time to have utilities connected at your new home the day before or the day of your scheduled move-in. Below is a list of resources for phone, internet, cable, gas, electric, and other utilities.

GETTING SETTLED

Cable, Internet, and Phone Service AT&T 855-369-6101; att.com DirecTV 855-844-4388; directv.com DISH 888-605-7537; dish.com Hotwire Connections 800-355-5668; gethotwired.com Verizon Wireless 561-616-0100; verizonwireless.com Xfinity 800-934-6489; xfinity.com

Electric Florida Power & Light (FPL) 561-697-8000; fpl.com Florida Public Utilities 800-427-7712; fpuc.com

Natural Gas Florida Public Utilities 800-427-7712; fpuc.com

Garbage and Recycling Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County 561-640-4000; swa.org

Water and Sewer City of West Palm Beach Utilities 561-822-1300; wpb.org/utilities Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department 561-740-4600; discover.pbcgov.org/ waterutilites

Mail United States Postal Service 800-275-8777; usps.com

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IN THIS SECTION Utilities License and Registration Registering to Vote Recycling Helpful Phone Numbers

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LICENSE AND REGISTRATION

Moving, be it just across town or to another state, is a detail-oriented process that is further complicated by the fact that some laws and regulations are, more often than not, different in a resident’s new home than one’s old home. This is particularly true when it comes to getting a new driver’s license, vehicle registration, and vehicle titling. To begin the process, visit your new local DMV’s websites (below) to read up on what you need to do. Here are the main departments of motor vehicles for Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast:

Palm Beach County Department of Motor Vehicles dmvflorida.org/dmv-offices/palm-beach

Martin County Department of Motor Vehicles dmvflorida.org/dmv-offices/martin

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St. Lucie County Department of Motor Vehicles dmvflorida.org/dmv-offices/st-lucie

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REGISTERING TO VOTE

You must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a legal resident of Florida to register to vote. If you are 16 years old, you may preregister and receive your card in the mail after your eighteenth birthday. You are not entitled to register to vote if you have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with regard to voting in this or any other state and you have not had your right to vote restored pursuant to law—or if you have been convicted of any felony by any court of record and you have not had your right to vote restored pursuant to law. If you meet the above requirements, you may register to vote in Palm Beach County by going online at registertovoteflorida.gov.

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You may also obtain a voter registration application in person or by telephone. Below is a list of locations where you can pick one up:

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Main Office 240 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33415; 561-656-6200

Northeast County Courthouse Branch Office 3188 PGA Blvd. #2401, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-656-6200

Southeast PBC Administrative Complex Branch Office 345 S. Congress Ave. #103, Delray Beach, 33445; 561-576-1226

Glades Office Building Branch Office 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade, 33430; 561-992-1114

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Martin County Supervisor of Elections Main Office 135 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart 34994; 561-656-6200

St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Main Office Orange Blossom Business Center, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, 34947; 772-462-1500 After completing the voter registration application, it can be mailed or delivered to the Supervisor of Elections office. A voter identification card will be mailed to you approximately two to three weeks after the application is processed. If you do decide to register by mail, be aware that you must present a current valid photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government documents that shows your name and address. If you wish to vote by mail, you must submit with your ballot the same documentation stated above. You may be exempt from the above

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requirements if you meet one of the following criteria:

•Y ou are 65 years of age or older when you register

• You have a physical disability

of an active uniform service or merchant marine who will be absent from the county on election day • You are living outside the United States but are eligible to vote in Florida

Prohibited Items

RECYCLING

Recycling preserves our natural resources and increases the life of our landfills. The Solid Waste Authority has adopted the state’s 75 percent waste-reduction goal, and if we are going to continue to achieve this goal we need everyone to do their part.

Yellow Bin: Paper Products • Newspapers • Phone books • Magazines • Paper bags • Unwanted mail • Boxes • School and office papers Box types include beverage cartons, tissue boxes, dry food boxes, and corrugated cardboard; boxes must be flattened and cut to 3’x3’ max. Please place shredded paper in a brown paper bag, fold the top down to secure, and place in your Yellow Bin.

Blue Bin: Plastic Containers #1-#7 • Steel cans • Aluminum cans • Drink boxes

• You are a member, spouse, or dependent

• Milk cartons • Glass bottles and jars • Plastic bottles and containers

Because contamination affects the marketability of the materials collected, please be careful not to place the following in your bins:

• Plastic wrap • Plastic bags • Styrofoam • Plastic furniture • Food waste • Shredded paper • Light bulbs, mirrors, glass plates, vases • Containers larger than 5 gallons • Aluminum foil or pans • Paper plates, towels, and napkins • Plastic eating utensils or straws These recycling containers are used for multifamily complexes with dumpster service. They are serviced mechanically. These recycling containers are for curbside collection only. They are collected manually. Source: Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

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AAA Transportation

561-249-4679

AARP - Florida

866-595-7678

Abuse Hotline

800-962-2873

Alcoholics Anonymous

561-655-5700

Alzheimer’s Association

800-272-3900

American Cancer Society

561-655-3449

American Diabetes Association

954-772-8040

American Heart Association

561-697-6600

American Lung Association

561-659-7644

Arthritis Foundation

561-833-1133

Autism Society Palm Beach/Martin Counties

561-389-6671

Better Business Bureau

561-842-1918

Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

561-616-1222

Coalition for Independent Living Options

561-966-4288

Community Caring Center

561-364-9501

Emergency

911

Epilepsy Foundation

561-478-6515

Families First of Palm Beach County

561-721-2887

Florida Outreach for the Blind

561-642-0005

Handicapped Transportation

561-649-9838

Health Care District

561-659-1270

Health & Human Services

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Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation

561-494-6888

Lupus Foundation

561-279-8606

Meals on Wheels

561-802-6979

Medicare

800-633-4273

Mental Health Association

561-832-3755

National Osteoporosis Foundation

800-231-4222

National Social Security Administration

800-772-1213

Palm Beach Agency on Aging

561-684-5885

Palm Beach County Division of Human & Veteran Services

561-355-4775

Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services

561-355-4764

Palm Beach Health Care Foundation

561-833-6333

Palm Beach Int’l Airport

561-471-7420

Palm Tran

561-841-4200

Parkinson’s Foundation

800-327-4545

Poison Control

800-222-1222

Public Utilities

800-427-7712

Red Cross

561-833-7711

Report Medicaid Fraud

800-447-8477

Salvation Army

561-686-3530

Sheriff (non-emergency)

561-688-3000

Tri-Rail

800-874-7245

United Ostomy Association

800-826-0826

United Way of Palm Beach County

561-375-6600

Urban League of Palm Beach County

561-833-1461

U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator

800-677-1116

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