Palm Beach Relocation Guide Spring 2023

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RELOCATION GUIDE PALM BEACH

GREATER PALM BEACH COUNTY | TREASURE COAST

Connecting to Community

CITY SPOTLIGHTS, LIFESTYLE AND SENIOR COMMUNITIES, CULTURE, SHOPPING, DINING

ESTABLISHING ROOTS

Real estate market and statistics, top employers, private and public education, and more

UNDER THE SUN

LEISURE AND RECREATION, INCLUDING GOLF, BOATING, AND EQUESTRIAN PURSUITS

GUCCI HAMILTON JEWELERS CHANEL ARHAUS CH CAROLINA HERRERA JIMMY CHOO LOUIS VUITTON FERRAGAMO TIFFANY & CO. WILLIAMS SONOMA + MORE PALM BEACH GARDENS SHOPPING DESTINATION THEGARDENSMALL.COM THE GARDENS MALL Visit our Concierge Desk and receive a special gift from Williams Sonoma.
WHERE LUXURY & COMMUNITY MEET At The Polo Club of Boca Raton, there’s something for everybody. Whether it’s the finest dining you seek, or non-stop entertainment, world-class golf, tennis and pickleball, or just a place to relax and be yourself, Polo has something for you. FOR MEMBERSHIP INFO PLEASE CALL 561.995.1200 | WWW.POLOCLUB.NET | 5400 CHAMPION BOULEVARD, BOCA RATON, FL 33496
2 PALM BEACH RELOCATION GUIDE – SPRING | SUMMER 2023 SPRING / SUMMER 2023 CONTENTS 6 W ELCOME TO PALM BEACH COUNTY 8 1 1 FUN FACTS ABOUT PALM BEACH COUNTY 10 BUSINESS AND ECONOMY Economic overview, major industries, job growth, networking resources, top 25 employers 23 E DUCATION Public schools, private schools, higher education, homeschooling 40 HEALTH CARE Major medical facilities, children’s hospitals, freestanding ERs, urgent care clinics 46 R EAL ESTATE Market overview, home sales statistics, and lifestyle communities 54 C ITY SPOTLIGHTS Profiles of the unique cities and towns in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast 71 GETTING AROUND: A GUIDE TO TRANSPORTATION Major arteries, railways and buses, water taxis, aviation 74 LEI SURE AND RECREATION Art and culture, sporting life, and golf scene 87 SENI OR LIVING Active adult communities, independent living facilities, nursing care, memory care 92 SH OPPING AND DINING Area malls, open-air shopping, street shopping, dining guide 101 N EWCOMER RESOURCES Getting settled: utilities, licenses, voter registration, recycling, and more 104 ADVERTISING INDEX FRONT COVER AND THIS PAGE: BOCA RATON
live & play exactly where you want to be RESIDENCES FROM THE $500 s TO $5 MILLION LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE PALM BEACHES NEAR SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT, DINING, BEACHES AND PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Redesigned State-of-the-Art 115,000 sq. ft. Grand Clubhouse • 65,000 sq. ft. Sports Complex 3 Championship Golf Courses • World-Class 21-Court Tennis and 9-Court Pickleball Center 6 Distinctive Dining Venues • 7,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center • Dedicated Pilates and Group Exercise Studios Extensive Card Rooms • Golf and Racquet Shops • Resort-Style Swimming Pool On-Site Physical Therapy • Social Events • Cosmo & Company Salon & Spa Contact our Membership Office to schedule a personal visit 561.775.4763 • BallenIsles.org 100 BallenIsles Circle • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida • 33418

SALES DIRECTOR Dee Wade

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Dina Turner

EDITOR Cathy Chestnut

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR Heather Botto

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Seth Soffian, Nanci Theoret

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

B A Bowen Photography, Discover the Palm Beaches, Alex Dolce, Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce, Lila Photo, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Jerry Rabinowitz, Visit Florida, Visit St. Lucie

ADVERTISING

Publisher, Naples Meegan Wyatt

Account Managers Kathleen Beuttel, Kathy Breen, Tanya Lorigan

Advertising Services Coordinator Elizabeth Hackney

PRODUCTION

Production Director Selene M. Ceballo

Production Manager Lourdes Linares Digital Pre-Press Specialist George Davis

Web Editor Abigail Duffy

Production Coordinator Anaely J. Perez Vargas

Advertising Design Coordinator Jeffrey Rey

OPERATIONS

Chief Operating Officer Todd Schmidt

IT Manager Keith Gonzalez

Marketing Manager Rebecca Desir

Circulation Manager Marjorie Leiva Logistics Manager Omar Morales

Distribution Manager Judy Heflin

Office Manager/Human Resources/Accounts Payable Tanya Gomez

Accounts Receivable Specialist Ana Coronel Circulation Assistant Britney Stinson

Group Publisher Terry Duffy | Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos

Creative Director Olga M. Gustine

HOUR MEDIA, LLC

CEO Stefan Wanczyk

President John Balardo

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Published by Palm Beach Media Group North P.O. Box 3344, Palm Beach, FL 33480 Telephone: 561.659.0210 • Fax: 561.659.1736 www.palmbeachmedia.com Copyright 2023 Palm Beach Media Group North Inc. All rights reserved. In Memoriam Ronald J. Woods (1935-2013)
PUBLISHERS OF: Palm Beach Illustrated • Naples Illustrated • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated • Palm Beach Charity Register • Naples Charity Register Florida Design • Florida Design Naples • Florida Design Miami • Florida Design Sourcebook • Palm Beach Relocation Guide • Southwest Florida Relocation Guide Fifth Avenue South • Palm Beach 100 • Naples 100 • Art & Culture: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Pinnacle: Jupiter Medical Center Foundation • Waypoints: Naples Yacht Club • Naples on the Gulf: Greater Naples Chamber Jupiter • Stuart • Aventura • Vero Beach Magazine • Community Report: Collier Community Foundation Advances: Tampa General Hospital • Naples Realtor: Naples Area Board of Realtors Official XII FIP World Polo Championship Magazine

CLASSICALLY MODERN LIVING. There’s a place in the heart of Palm Beach County where affordable Minto homes open the door to friendly neighborhood traditions. It’s a place where the conveniences of tomorrow meet life’s timeless simple pleasures. Whether you’re relocating from out of state or looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of South Florida, it’s a place where you can enjoy life at your own pace. From the energetic Westlake Adventure Park to the quiet of your own backyard, experience the best of both worlds in Westlake.

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LIVE AN ADVENTURE EVERYDAY For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities, visit MintoUSA.com. (561) 250-7842 | WestlakeFL.com | 16610 Town Center Parkway North | City of Westlake, FL 33470 *Program is available for a limited time for active workers and is subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply, see a Minto New Homes Sales Professional for details. Base price of the home does not include homesite premium or options and upgrades. ©Minto Communities, LLC 2023. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artist’s renderings, dimensions, specifications, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, Westlake and the Westlake logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its affiliates. 2023.

WORK AND PLAY

West Palm Beach is now referred to in financial circles as “Wall Street South.” Soon, high-speed Brightline rail service will connect through Palm Beach County from Miami to Orlando. Palm Beach County is the epicenter of a building and business boom sweeping the East Coast of the Sunshine State. Corporate headquarters have been relocated to our warmer climate and even manufacturing is on an upswing.

But, people come here for more than just a solid employment environment. Great schools, from public to private and pre-K to post-graduate, as well as continuing education provide residents plenty of learning options at every age. Housing options that include starter homes, spacious family homes, condos, and beachfront properties present all manner of choices for various needs and desires. And employment opportunities in areas such as manufacturing, research and development, health care, and hospitality offer residents an abundance of potential for career advancement and mobility. Recent developments include partnerships between University of Florida and Jupiter Medical Center to increase hospital services in Palm Beach Gardens. This is in addition to the UF Graduate School planned for downtown West Palm Beach. New residential and office towers are going up in West Palm Beach and the skyline in Boca Raton is getting a lift with new condominium towers there as well.

Need to get outdoors? Palm Beach County absolutely has you covered. Golf, tennis, sportfishing, pickleball, 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. “City Spotlights” gives a detailed overview of many of the county’s cities and towns (as well as a few on the Treasure Coast).

After consulting this guide, it will become clear why so many people are choosing to make Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast their destination of choice.

Welcome home! We’re glad you’re here.

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LILA PHOTO

WHERE LEGACY MEETS Luxury

$10.1B REAL ESTATE SERVICES

$8.3B TOTAL SALES VOLUME

$3.4B CLOSED LUXURY SALES

$554M COMMERCIAL SALES

20,000+ TOTAL TRANSACTIONS

THE #1 INDEPENDENTLY OWNED REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE IN FLORIDA

Statistics, sales and transaction volume represent all Keyes Family of Companies for the 2022 calendar year.

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Whether it’s the beaches or the zero state income tax, the uber wealthy love Palm Beach County: It lays claim to 54 billionaires, according to Forbes

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Tourism is one of the largest job sectors in the county, accounting for more than 80,400 jobs. Tourism has an economic impact of more than $7 billion in the local economy and generates more than $51 million in bed tax revenue.

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.

The School Distric of Palm Beach County is the largest employer in Palm Beach County with more than 22,850 employees, including 12,780 teachers, serving 167,560 students. The district is the fifth largest in Florida and the tenth largest in the country, with a 92.8 percent graduation rate and a nearly $5 billion budget.

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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.

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

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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.

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 Apple’s Steve Jobs as “Man of the Year.”

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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.

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ROBUST JOB GROWTH FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY—AN INCREASE OF NEARLY 14 PERCENT BY 2029

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Palm Beach County has been a national leader in economic growth in a postpandemic world and is projected to remain that way well into the future. Palm Beach County saw private-sector employment increase by nearly 30,000 jobs over a 12-month period ending in July 2022. By 2029, it is expected to add more than 92,000 jobs, a growth rate of 13.9 percent, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

With industries ranging from tech innovation to agriculture, a diverse workforce, an

international port and airport, business and tax incentives, and a trusted public transit system, Palm Beach County sets the standard for business development. In fact, Chief Executive magazine rated Florida as the No. 2 best state for business for the eleventh consecutive year in 2022, due to the diversity of major industries and a dozen attractive business and tax incentives offered by the state, plus many others offered through counties.

Palm Beach County’s major industries include the traditional agribusiness and

Major Industries

Networking Resources

Top 25 Employers

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 an increasingly popular location for corporate headquarters relocations.

During a 12-month period in 2020 and 2021, 31 companies relocated or expanded operations in Palm Beach County, resulting in a capital investment of $152.3 million, according to the Business Development Board of Palm Beach

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County. During a five-year period through 2022, capital investment was $777 million, and economic impact exceeded $6.87 billion. Nearly 13,000 jobs were created during this period with average salaries of nearly $70,000.

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 in a region where the IBM personal computer was created. More than 1,700 information technology (IT), telecommunications, and support companies employ more than 20,000 professionals with an average wage of $78,928 to bolster a state ranked in the top five nationally in high-tech establishments, export of high-tech products, and high-tech employment. While Silicon Valley is still best-known as a tech sector, the extravagant cost of living, crowded urban centers, 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 has gone high-tech in this era. The county is a highly desirable location for businesses and job seekers because of its industry diversity: aviation/ aerospace engineering and manufacturing; business and financial services; clean technology and energy; distribution and logistics; health care; private equity and hedge funds; information technology/telecom; life sciences; manufacturing; and equestrian and marine industries.

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 a low sales tax, Floridians have among the highest retained incomes in the United States.

Palm Beach County is Florida’s third most populous, with about 1.5 million people and a projected population growth of 4 percent by 2026. 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

PALM BEACH BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKING GROUPS

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

Junior League of the Palm Beaches jlpb.org

Palm Beach Civic Association palmbeachcivic.org

West Palm Beach Rotary Club wpbrotary.com

ENTREPRENEUR GROUPS

Tech Hub South Florida techhubsouthflorida.org

SCORE Palm Beach County palmbeachcounty.score.org

Florida Small Business Center at FAU fau.edu/sbdc

NETWORKING/BUSINESS REFERRAL GROUPS

Best of the Best Network bestofthebestnetwork.com

Business Executives Inc. beipb.com

Executives’ Association of the Palm Beaches palmbeachexecs.com

Networking Professionals International Palm Bech County npiflorida.com

Palm Beach Business Associates pbbainc.com

The Palm Beach Toastmasters Club thepalmbeachtoastmastersclub.com

West Palm Beach Business Referral Group wpbbrc.com

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING

Business Network International - 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 Foundation ewpb.org

Women’s Executive Club of South Palm Beach County womensexecutiveclub.com

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUPS

Palm Beach Young Professionals palmbeachchamber.com/pbyp

Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches palmbeaches.org/pages/ypop

88.8 percent, and 37.1 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 23.9 percent, presenting a tremendous advantage for businesses in international trade with Latin and Central America. Many firms in the region are planning to enter the highly anticipated Cuba marketplace when, and if, it re-opens.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

Agribusiness: The historical core of Palm Beach County’s economy is agribusiness, 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. Some of the major firms located in the county include: Lockheed Martin Corporation;

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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company; Aerojet Rocketdyne; Pratt & Whitney; Collins Aerospace; and Northrop Grumman.

Financial Services: The presence of 2,895 hedge funds and private equity firms that employ more than 35,000 people and help serve 71,000 millionaire households in Palm Beach County help earn it the moniker of “Wall Street South.” With no individual state income tax, corporate gains tax, and top marginal taxes for individuals and estates, Florida is a highly attractive location for the affluent and the financial companies that serve them.

Clean Tech: Florida is No. 1 nationally in annual biomass production, No. 1 in net energy generation from biomass, and seventh in energy 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. Palm Beach County hosts more than 715 clean-tech businesses such as Blue Biofuels, Inc., SolarTech Universal, 4Ocean, 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 more than 15 distribution centers totaling more than five 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, Amazon, American Tire, Cheney Bros., FedEx Corporation, Nestlé, Publix, Sysco, U.S. Food Service, and Walgreens.

Equestrian: With an estimated $600 million

impact on the county, equestrian sports is a signature economic sector for the county. The National Polo Center – Wellington, owned and managed by the U.S. Polo Association (USPA), is one of the largest polo facilities in the United States. It is the site of the annual Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs from January to April, hosting competitions for hunters, jumpers, and equitation, and attracting more than 250,000 people and 6,500 horses to the event. With National Polo Center – Wellington, more than 10 USPA member clubs, and several private stables and horse farm communities, Wellington is often considered the epicenter of polo in the U.S.

Health Care and Life Sciences: Palm Beach County’s health care industry is vital to the economy, providing more than 79,000 jobs at nearly 5,500 health care-related businesses. There are more than 700 life sciences

As part of our commitment to bring world-class, compassionate care to where the children are, Nicklaus Children’s has further expanded in Martin and Palm Beach counties. We provide specialty appointments, diagnostics and imaging services, rehabilitation and walk-in urgent care (services vary by location).

For locations near you please visit nicklauschildrens.org/locations

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Jupiter Medical Center are proud to partner to bring you the best in pediatric inpatient, neonatal intensive care services and pediatric emergency care in Palm Beach County.

companies in Palm Beach County, primarily engaged in research and development or manufacture of biotechnologies, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and environmental and biological sciences. Two world-renowned research institutes—Scripps Research and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience— anchor what is dubbed the Palm Beach Life Sciences Cluster. LifeHelix.org, a county initiative, helps define and focus growth efforts in the area.

IT and Telecommunications: Palm Beach County is a national leader for IT and telecommunications. With more than $8 billion annually in IT research and development activities, Florida ranks fourth nationally

in high-tech establishments, third in hightech product exports, and fifth in high-tech employment. Palm Beach County is home to nearly 2,200 IT, telecommunications, and support companies employing nearly 20,000 professionals with an average wage of $94,354, according to the Business Development Board. The area is recognized as a prime place to locate technology firms and startups, a reputation that encompasses Deerfield Beach, just across the Hillsboro River from Boca Raton.

Manufacturing: Florida offers a sales tax exemption to manufacturers that purchase new equipment and machinery. Palm Beach County offers targeted industry incentives including sales and use tax exemptions, and tax credits

PALM BEACH COUNTY AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

and refunds for capital investment, R&D, and job creation. Currently, there are more than 23,670 manufacturing jobs in the county boasting an average salary of $88,101. The local workforce offers particular expertise in advanced materials, aerospace, biomedical, IT, defense, marine, and green technologies.

Marine Industry: With 40,000 registered boaters in the county, the marine industry has an economic impact of $2.1 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 annual, four-day Palm Beach International Boat Show, which attracts 460 exhibitors and more

MARTIN & ST. LUCIE COUNTIES AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

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Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Belle Glade 561-996-2745 bellegladechamber.com Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County 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 561-395-4433 bocaratonchamber.com 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 Florida Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County West Palm Beach 561-889-6527 fhachamber.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 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
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 Source: pbcgov.com

than 50,000 attendees from around the world.

MARKET ACCESS TO THE CARIBBEAN

More than $7 billion worth of commodities move through the Port of Palm Beach each year. Unlike many U.S. ports, the Port of Palm Beach handles exports, with approximately 80 percent of its cargo exported, contributing to a positive trade balance. The majority of the exported cargo supports Caribbean island nations. All of the nearly 900,000 tons of raw sugar produced in the Glades area of the county ship through the port.

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 at floridarevenue.com.

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.

COUNTY BUSINESS INCENTIVES

A wide array of state and local incentives

are available to relocating and expanding enterprises. The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County provides support as experts in the tax abatement and grants processes. 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, business, and STEM sector–related jobs than other counties. With the construction of new homes and apartments, retailers and services are expected to follow the growing population, bringing new jobs. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity projects that Palm Beach County will experience a 13.9 percent increase in job growth by 2029.

PALM BEACH GARDENS

Seacoast Banking Centre

3001 PGA Boulevard

Suite 104

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Phone: 561.214.8500

Fax: 561.214.8514

NAPLES

Collier Place II

3001 Tamiami Trail North Suite 400 Naples, FL 34103

Established in 1909, Cummings & Lockwood provides sophisticated legal representation to individuals, families, family offices, closely held businesses, other commercial enterprises and charitable entities. Our core services include:

 Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

 Wealth Protection Planning

 Philanthropic Giving

 Probate and Estate Administration

 Fiduciary and Trustee Services

 International Estate and Tax Planning

 Business Succession Planning

 Corporate and Finance

 Litigation and Arbitration

 Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Phone: 239.262.8311

Fax: 239.263.0703

BONITA SPRINGS

The Brooks Grand Plaza 8000 Health Center Boulevard

Suite 300

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Phone: 239.947.8811

Fax: 239.947.8025

www.cl-law.com

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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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SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH

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3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33406; 561-434-8000; palmbeachschools.org

The School District of Palm Beach County is the tenth largest school district in the nation, with 22,891 employees, 12,786 teachers, and 189,805 students, which includes charter schools, and a 95.9 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 Palm Beach County STEM Education Council collaborates with local industries to give students a strong foundation in the twenty-first-century skills needed for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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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 5,753 people (outside of the school district) and with a budget of more than $5 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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TENET COASTAL DIVISION

PALM BEACH COUNTY

9960 Central Park Blvd. N., Suite 400, Boca Raton, 33428; 888-498-1883; tenetfloridaphysicianservices.com

A division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups employs 5,734 people at six facilities in Palm Beach County: Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, and

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 technologyenabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations, and health plans.

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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 5,330 people in Palm Beach County. This leading clean energy company has a market capitalization of about $169 billion. NextEra Energy subsidiaries generate clean, emissions-free electricity from seven commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, 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 ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

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FFLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-297-3000; fau.edu

FAU is part of Florida’s state university system, with 5,059 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 as the state’s fifth public university, FAU serves more than 30,000 students, includes a K-to-12 school district, and has an annual economic impact in its six-county service region of more than $6.3 billion. A fast-growing college, FAU is closely tied to the business community throughout Palm Beach County. During the past several years, it has raised academic standards, received recognition for its research, increased funding,

built new facilities, and established partnerships with notable research institutions.

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BBOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL

800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, 33486; 561-955-7100; brrh.com

Boca Raton Regional Hospital employs 3,135 people. Born out of compelling community need in 1967, BRRH is a not-for-profit, advanced tertiary medical center with 400 beds 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.

7 WEST PALM BEACH VA H EALTHCARE SYSTEM

7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33410; 561-422-8262; va.gov/west-palm-beach-health-care

The West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System employs 2,600 people and has eight locations in South Florida, which include the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and community-based outpatient clinics in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, and Vero Beach. These include a 108-bed senior living center and 13-bed blind rehabilitation service—the referral center for blind and visually impaired veterans throughout Florida. Its post-combat trauma clinic is in Port St. Lucie.

8 HCA FLORIDA HEALTHCARE

450 E. Las Olas Blvd., #1100, Fort Lauderdale, 33301; 615-344-9551; hcafloridahealthcare.com

HCA Hospitals employs 2,419 people in Palm Beach County and operates multiple hospitals and surgery centers in the region, 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. There are 45 hospitals and 31 surgery centers,

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three division offices, and multiple other service facilities affiliated with HCA in Florida.

9 THE BREAKERS

1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 33480; 561-655-6611; thebreakers.com

This 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 H OSPITAL EAST/

B ETHESDA HOSPITAL WEST

2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33435; 561-737-7733; bethesdaweb.com

Bethesda Health, part of the Baptist Health system since 2017, employs 2,282 people in the county. Founded in 1959, this health care organization serves South Palm Beach County with two nonprofit hospitals—401-bed Bethesda Hospital East and 80-bed Bethesda Hospital West—plus the Bethesda Women’s Health Center, Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other facilities. Bethesda Health has more than 675

physicians across 40 areas of specialty.

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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, most of it in Palm Beach County—where it operates two sugar mills and a sugar refinery, rice mill, packaging and distribution center, and the largest biomass renewable power plant in North America. The renewable-energy facility produces clean power from leftover and recycled biomass to fully operate its sugar operations. The company’s organic and natural consumer products are made from fresh Florida sugarcane that is harvested and milled on the same day. Florida Crystals is America’s first and only certified organic sugar made in the U.S.

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OFFICE DEPOT, INC./THE ODP CORPORATION

6600 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, 33496; 800-463-3768; jobs.officedepot.com

The ODP Corporation, a leading provider of business services, products, and digital workplace technology solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses, employs 2,000 people at its headquarters in Boca Raton. The company—with

about 1,000 retail stores and an online store—is best known for Office Depot and OfficeMax, which also provide copy, print, technical, and mailing services. ODP Corporation’s other brands include CompuCom and Grand & Toy.

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JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER

1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, 33458; 561-423-1518; jupitermed.com

Jupiter Medical Center is a nonprofit, 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, and hospice beds. Founded in 1979, the center has 1,880 team members, 605 physicians, and 600 volunteers. Award-winning physicians, worldclass 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 2020.

14 CITY OF BOCA RATON

201 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 33432; 561-393-7700; myboca.us

Boca Raton is the second-largest city in Palm Beach County and has nearly 1,810 employees. Home to Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton has a major impact on the county’s economy; many of the county’s largest employers are located here. The city has an active Economic Development Fund to provide incentives for companies seeking to relocate or expand within the city. These incentives include matches for state economic development programs, grants, loans, subsidized leases, and expedited permitting. Boca Raton has partnerships with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Palm Beach County, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, and Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

15 CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH

401 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-822-2222; wpb.org

Incorporated in 1894, two years before

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JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Miami, the City of West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and has an estimated population of more than 110,000. With approximately 1,725 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, Economic Council of Palm Beach County, community development, planning, and zoning departments, and local business leaders.

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PRATT & WHITNEY

17900 Bee Line Highway, Jupiter, 33478; 561-796-2000; prattwhitney.com

Pratt & Whitney has operated in Palm Beach County for more than 60 years. The developer of military and commercial aircraft engines currently employs an estimated 1,600 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. Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, powers the Airbus A320neo airliners and the F135 propulsion system for the F-35 Lightning II tactical fighter by Lockheed Martin.

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G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS USA

1395 University Blvd., Jupiter, 33458; 8 00-275-8305; 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 Americas headquarters in Jupiter employs 1,451 people. The company has operations in more than 100 countries and has more than 51,000 employees worldwide. The company has deployed more than two 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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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, 33406; 561-686-8800; sfwmd.gov

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) 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 about nine million residents. Created in 1949, it is the oldest and largest of Florida’s five water management districts. SFWMD employs 1,371 staff who work to protect Florida’s water and natural resources, provide flood protection, and ensure water supply for South Florida’s communities. SFWMD oversees the Everglades restoration project—the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world.

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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 sugarcane, one of Florida’s major producers of orange juice products, and a regional short line railroad operator. Headquartered in Clewiston, the company farms 245,000 acres in Hendry, Glades, Palm Beach, and Martin 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 also one of the largest independent suppliers of not-from-concentrate juice to major brands.

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WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

10101 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington; 33414; 561-798-8500; wellingtonregional.com

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 235-bed, acute care hospital owned by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. The community hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission, employs 1,194 and has been serving the community since 1986. It is accredited for several departments, including the comprehensive stroke, breast imaging, and chest pain centers, and was rated “A” in patient safety in 2021 by the Leapfrog Group. Its Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has been recognized as a Center of Distinction by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

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PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE

4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth; 33461; 561-967-7222; palmbeachstate.edu

Founded in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, Palm Beach State College is one of the top producers of associate degree graduates in the U.S. A staff of 1,066 serves almost

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a large presence in Florida, employing 945 people in Palm Beach County. Wells Fargo is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial financial services through 7,200 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, online, and mobile devices. Wells Fargo does business with one in three U.S. households and has approximately 260,000 team members in 31 countries.

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36,000 students annually at its five campuses and online. PBSC also offers bachelor’s degrees, professional certificates, career training, and corporate and continuing education within more than 130 programs of study.

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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 1,050 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 and Georgia. Its broad inventory of more than 64,000 stocked items includes fresh and frozen food products, health care, dry goods, beverage, hospitality, equipment, chemicals and cleaning supplies, and other services and products.

23 BANK OF AMERICA Countywide locations, bankofamerica.com

Charlotte, North Carolina–based Bank of America is the second largest bank in the country and employs 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 4,600 retail financial centers, including about 3,000 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers, and about 2,200 business centers; about 16,200 ATMs; and digital banking with about 40 million active users, including about 30 million mobile users.

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WELLS FARGO BANK

Countywide locations, wellsfargo.com

San Francisco–based Wells Fargo bank has

TBC CORPORATION

4300 TBC Way, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-383-3100; tbccorp.com

One of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires, TBC employs 870 people at its Palm Beach Gardens headquarters, opened in 2020. First launched in 1956 in Dayton, Ohio, the company became Tire & Battery Corporation in 1972, went public in 1983, and today is jointly owned by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Michelin. Along with wholesale operations, it has more than 3,000 franchised and companyoperated service centers under the brands Big O Tires, Tire Kingdom, NTB, and Midas.

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EDUCATION

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

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Education Resources

Homeschooling

Public Schools

Private Schools

Higher Education

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Palm 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 95.9 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 and Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, 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, Palm Beach Maritime Academy, and Palm Beach School for Autism in Lantana.

Florida’s customized common placement test is the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). The PERT determines accurate collegelevel 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 1130, 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 fastest-growing universities in the United States, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Palm Beach State College offers associate degrees, professional certificates, and apprenticeship programs through a variety of campuses and online programs.

Private universities in the area have garnered national reputations, including Boca Raton’s Lynn University and the private Christian school Palm Beach Atlantic University. There are also local campuses for other Florida universities, including the Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach campus.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

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 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

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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 special-purpose government created by Palm Beach 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.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH AND MARTIN COUNTIES

yourcommunityfoundation.org

In 2022, the community foundation awarded more than $1.27 million dollars in scholarships to

127 students in Palm Beach and Martin counties. The foundation provides both need- and meritbased scholarships. Students who fill out a general scholarship application will automatically be considered for more than 120 scholarships.

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

elcpalmbeach.org

The Early Learning Coalition works to increase the availability of quality early-learning programs to meet the needs of families, particularly those working toward economic self-sufficiency. Its Child Care Resource & Referral is a free community service for all families.

EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

educationfoundationpbc.org

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.

FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org

Provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement and is Florida’s largest

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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: Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars, the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars, and Gold Seal CAPE Scholars. 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 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 private-sector resources.

FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLANS

myfloridaprepaid.com

With a Florida Prepaid College Plan, you lock in today’s plan prices and help provide your child with an opportunity-filled future

FLORIDA PREPAID PLAN

more than one million Florida Prepaid College Plans since its inception.

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.

ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM

INFORMATION

onlinecolleges.net/florida

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 and guarantees admission to a state university on completion of the associate’s degree. Information about each plan is available at myfloridaprepaid.com.

that comes with a college education. The Florida Prepaid College Board offers five Prepaid Plan options that allow families to prepay the cost of tuition and some fees. Both the Prepaid Plan—which is funded through fixed monthly payments—and the more flexible Savings Plan are tax-free 529 educational accounts designed to beat inflation. Families lock into the price of tuition when they enroll in a Prepaid Plan; open enrollment ends April 30. Florida Prepaid College Plan was introduced in 1988 and is the largest prepaid college plan in the country. Families have purchased

Most colleges and universities in Florida have incorporated online degree programs. The Florida Online Degree Program site and its resources provide an investigative review of the current online education landscape to evaluate online college rankings.

PBCEDU.ORG

pbcedu.org

This website is a county-wide resource, launched by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, highlighting public, private, faith-based, and special needs schools in Palm Beach County.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

palmbeachschools.org

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

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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.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

www2.palmbeachschools.org/showcase

This virtual tour of the county’s public schools provides a wealth of information about each public school, demographics,

mapping, statistics, graduation rates, matriculation rates, and other useful data.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY - CHOICE PROGRAMS & CAREER OPTIONS

palmbeachschoolsfl.scriborder.com

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.

Homeschooling in Florida

Homeschooling is popular in Florida, with more than 152,000 homeschooled students in the state for the 2021-2022 school year, according to the Florida Department of Education. 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, a field trip directory, and private schools for homeschoolers.

Florida Parent Educators Association

fpea.com

The FPEA serves thousands of homeschooling families in Florida, delivering support and guidance, an annual statewide convention, local conferences, and information to both new and longtime home educators in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles.

Florida Virtual School

flvs.net/homeschool

Florida Virtual School (FVS) is a free online public school offering more than 190 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, nonprofit organization working with homeschooling families to nurture tomorrow’s servant-leaders through learning and applying life lessons available from the competitive interscholastic athletic arena.

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Source: pbcedu.org

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

THE SPRAWLING COUNTY IS SERVED BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR REGIONS

The 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 2021-2022 academic year, 167,560 students were enrolled in district-operated schools more than 12,780 teachers. The district operates 185 schools, including 109 elementary, 32 middle, 23 high, and 19 Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Dropout Prevention, and

Virtual locations. It employs 22,890 people and has a $5 billion budget. The A-rated school district is engaged with the community and has relationships with 1,300 business partners.

The district has 335 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 and Career programs, 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

• Engineering and Technology

• Environmental Science and Field Research

• Finance

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• Fire Science

• Hospitality/Resort Management

• Information Technology

• JROTC-Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps

• Leadership 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

1790 N.W. Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, 33431; 561-982-0919

37 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 8 high schools, 1 K-8 school, 2 K-12 schools

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.

CENTRAL REGION

4703 10th Ave. North, Greenacres, 33463; 561-804-3254

38 elementary schools, 10 middle schools,

8 high schools

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.

GLADES REGION

2625 NW 16th St., Belle Glade, 33430; 561-996-4900

7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, 1 8-12 school

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.

NORTH REGION

1160 Ave. North, West Riviera Beach, 33404; 561494-1500; 24 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 7 high schools, 1 K-12 school, 1 K-8 school

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.

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Source: School District of Palm Beach County (palmbeachschools.org)

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

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. 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 in 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 make a difference in the world.

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 its state rankings in science, mock trial and

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moot court, broadcast and journalism, and fine arts. Pre-med, pre-law, and pre-engineering programs are available, as well as robotics and a Science Research Institute.

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 researchbased 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 Drive, West Palm Beach, 33409; 561-683-6266; cardinalnewman.com

CNHS is a Catholic school offering a wellrounded 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 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. 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.

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 an academic program focused on teaching students to enjoy the process of learning and nurturing their curiosity. The school prepares students for entry to college preparatory high schools. 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 East Campus for PK2 to first grade features biblically integrated classrooms and an academically focused curriculum that includes science, Spanish, music, and art, along with outdoor playgrounds, and a spacious gymnasium. The Lower School for grades 2-6, provides a nurturing environment with small groups and differentiated instruction. 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.

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 award-winning Conservatory of the Arts program in voice, theater, dance and music; championship athletics; academic support for students who have unique learning needs; pre-law, business, computer science, engineering, ministry, and sports medicine programs; a STEM track; and a writing plan for middle and high school students. The school also offers a program to support homeschooled students in grades 7-12

MEYER PREPARATORY SCHOOL

5225 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418; 561-686-6520; meyerprep.org

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Preparatory School offers a progressive kindergarten through

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

MOUNTAINEER’S SCHOOL OF AUTISM

1340 Kenwood Road, West Palm Beach, 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. Children benefit from massage, essential oils, nutrition counseling, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

NORTH BROWARD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, 33073; 954247-0011; nbps.org

North Broward Preparatory School prepares students to be adept and agile deep thinkers, to communicate with 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 learning opportunities with world-class organizations like Juilliard and MIT, and participate in educational collaborations like Global Campus. Rigorous academic programs combine with state-of-the-art facil-

ities, competitive athletics, and fine arts to provide an unmatched educational experience tailored to every child’s interest.

OXBRIDGE ACADEMY

3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33409; 561-972-9600; oapb.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. 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 top research facilities, aviation training, and a novel-writing project. This is in addition to Advanced Honors Seminar classes,

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95 electives, and an award-winning debate team.

PALM BEACH DAY ACADEMY

1901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401; 241 Seaview Ave., Palm Beach, 33480; 561-8328815; pbday.org

Palm Beach Day Academy 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 focus on global studies, including an international exchange program with a partnership school in Hong Kong. Its unique museum partnership forges collaborative relationships between each grade level and a museum in the area.

PINE CREST SCHOOL

2700 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton, 33434; 561-852-2800; pinecrest.edu

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. Pine Crest 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 to create opportunities and find solutions to real-life, complex challenges with integrity and character.

THE PINE SCHOOL

12350 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, 33455; 772-675-7005; thepineschool.org

The Pine School was created in 1969 to bring academic rigor to K-12 students of the Treasure Coast. The school has multiple accreditations and many Pine School faculty have attended the Project Zero Classroom Conference held at Harvard’s School of Education to develop approaches to learning that further deeper comprehension, cross-cultural thinking, and creative problem-solving.

ROSARIAN ACADEMY

807 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-5131; rosarian.org

Since 1925, Rosarian Academy 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). The school fosters each student’s spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. The independent, Catholic school is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Bus service is offered throughout Palm Beach County. Financial assistance is available.

SAINT ANDREW’S SCHOOL

3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton, 33434; 561-210-2000; saintandrews.net

Saint Andrew’s is 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 offers one of the top college-preparatory curriculum programs in South Florida, which includes Honors, AP, and IB courses. Saint Andrew’s is a member of the Round Square Organization, an international association of schools that share the educational ideas of Kurt Hahn: democracy, service, environmentalism, leadership, adventure, and internationalism.

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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 University 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 for college, career, and for life. Saint John Paul II is known for strong academics and developing the talents and interests of its students. Its Learning Achievement Services assists students with learning and languagebased disabilities.

ST. JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC SCHOOL

370 S.W. 3rd St., Boca Raton, 33432; 561-392-0007; stjoan.org

St. Joan of Arc Catholic School provides

top-rated education in a state-of-the-art environment. St. Joan of Arc is a U.S. Department of Education “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence. 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 in arts and athletics. Students here learn 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.

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-622-1504; stmarkspbg.org

St. Mark’s welcomes children of all faiths to experience its academic program in a safe and nurturing community. Students, ages 2 through eighth grade, are provided with balanced expo-

sure to academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual life. 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.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

701 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 33486; 561-395-8548; cyberfalcon.com

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

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education, and varied extracurricular activities.

TURTLE RIVER MONTESSORI

926 Maplewood Drive, Jupiter, 33458; 561-7451995; turtlerivermontessori.com

740 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, 33458; 561-746-1998 (18 months to kindergarten)

Turtle River Montessori embodies the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. 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 to master concepts. 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.

UNITY SCHOOL

101 NW 22nd St., Delray Beach, 33444; 561-276-4414; unityschool.com

Education at Unity School 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.

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 emphasize creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills across the curriculum. The science program uses the research-based Full Option Science System (FOSS K-8) developed at the University of California, Berkeley, which focuses on inquiry-based learning and active investigation. 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.

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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, BLAZE A PATH TO YOUR DREAM CAREER AT ONE OF THE AREA’S MANY OPTIONS

PUBLIC COLLEGES & 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

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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. Career-education 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 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

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

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

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

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

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.

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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

3800 Saint Lucie Blvd., Fort Pierce, 34946; 772-466-4822; aviator.edu

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 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

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

Palm Beach County, with its affluent population and active, outdoor Florida lifestyle, also boasts a population focused on 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 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 has helped keep insurance premiums down.

Many local institutions are focused on addressing challenging health care issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and autoimmune diseases. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience recently launched the Max Planck Academy, a one-stop-shop for all levels of education: for high school and undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and postdoctoral scientists, and young and established research group leaders. The institute shares a campus

with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Jupiter and Scripps Florida. However, the University of Florida (UF), a flagship state university, recently purchased the Scripps Research Institute’s three campus buildings and 70 acres in Palm Beach Gardens, which will build on and expand this research and educational hub.

The FAU John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter is home to the FAU Brain Institute and the FAU Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. These programs provide cuttingedge research infrastructure and educational programs that link to other FAU campuses. The Jupiter Life Science Initiative serves to unite scientists and students in campus research and training activities, and helps sustain FAU’s close affiliations with Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute until the UF transfer transpires.

The FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is also affiliated with the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies in Port St. Lucie. Torrey Pines conducts research into human disease, specializing in researching conditions such as multiple sclerosis, heart disease, inflammatory disorders, infectious diseases, transplant rejection, wasting syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and pharmaceuticals.

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 and 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 are members in this alliance.

As Palm Beach County seeks to build an economic base in biomedical and life sciences, the collaboration and cooperation among these notable institutions is attracting further research and medical expertise to locate here.

South Florida’s hospitals are forward-thinking 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

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allows surgeons to design minimally invasive surgeries for patients with deeply seated brain tumors or who have suffered from strokes. Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Cancer Institute implements 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 and West are part of the Baptist Health South Florida network, the largest health care organization in the region.

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 its commitment to preserving its nonprofit status has not wavered. It is this commitment 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:

l 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

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:

l A 24-hour emergency department with 18 treatment rooms including a pediatric emergency department

l Four full-service operating suites for inpatient and outpatient surgery and two endoscopy suites

l General medical/telemetry and surgical services

l Full range of imaging services including MRI, CT, general radiography, ultrasound, mammography, and cardiac stress testing

l Laboratory and inpatient pharmacy services

l Respiratory therapy

l Physical rehabilitation

l The Eloise Kimmelman Foundation Center for Interventional Treatment and Research, a state-ofthe-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

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a not-forprofit, advanced tertiary hospital with 400 beds, more than 2,100 employees, and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The hospital, founded in 1967, is a recognized leader in cardiovascular care, oncology, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency medicine, and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-ofthe-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. 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.

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-of-the-art nexus of care for neurologic

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

CLEVELAND CLINIC MARTIN NORTH HOSPITAL

200 S.E. Hospital Ave., Stuart, 34995; 772-287-5200; martinhealth.org

The 244-bed Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital treats patients with major illnesses or injuries and life-threatening symptoms. The emergency department is staffed 24 hours a day with emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants and emergency nurses. The campus is home to the Frances Langford Heart Center, the Back and Spine Center, the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center, the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, and the Martin Health System Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Recently, the hospital emergency room was renovated to accommodate the growing community and provide an enhanced patient experience.

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

GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER

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

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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 echo-cardiology. 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, 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.

HCA FLORIDA JFK HOSPITAL

5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis, 33462; 561-965-7300; hcafloridahealthcare.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 it is HCA Florida JFK Hospital, an award-winning 527-bed hospital affiliated with over 900 physicians representing a wide range of medical specialties. It has two campuses (see JFK North Hospital below) and two off-site emergency rooms—one in Palm Beach Gardens and one in West Boynton Beach. In addition to acute care, the hospital’s comprehensive services include diagnostic testing, cardiac, neurosciences/stroke, orthopedic, oncology, women’s health (including breast, gynecologic and maternity), bariatrics, behavioral health, and emergency services.

HCA FLORIDA JFK NORTH HOSPITAL

2201 45th St., West Palm Beach, 33407; 561-842-6141; hcafloridahealthcare.com

JFK North Hospital, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, is a 280-bed, acute-care facility that includes an adjoining 124-bed psychiatric unit and a medical professional office building. This building houses a specialty outpatient rehabilitation center, wound management, and a comprehensive breast institute. It provides a range of other healthcare specialties as well, including 24/7 emergency care, pain

management, orthopedic care, gastroenterology, surgery, and urology. Behavioral health services for seniors, adults, adolescents and children are also available.

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER

1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, 33458; 561-263-2234; jupitermed.com

Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit, 248-bed regional medical center consisting of 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 home to the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center, a cardiology program in partnership with Mount Sinai Heart New York, and the Anderson Family Cancer Institute, which is affiliated with an affiliation with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Founded in 1979, 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.

LAKESIDE MEDICAL CENTER

39200 Hooker Hwy., Belle Glade, 33430; 561-996-6571; hcdpbc.org

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s 50-acre Lakeside Medical Center is an award-winning, regional health care hub for communities in western Palm Beach County and bordering Lake Okeechobee including Belle Glade, Pahokee, and Palm Bay. The medical staff provides high-quality, patient-centered care, ranging from trauma care, children’s health programs and skilled nursing care. 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. Lakeside Medical Center provides health coverage for the uninsured.

HCA FLORIDA LAWNWOOD HOSPITAL

1700 S. 23rd St., Fort Pierce, 34950; 772-461-4000; hcafloridahealthcare.com

Lawnwood Hospital is part of the HCA Florida Healthcare network, providing care for the Treasure Coast community to meet residents’ needs at every stage of life. Offerings include a wide range of specialties and capabilities, such as a heart institute, Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It also offers 24/7 emergency care and a pediatric emergency room, as well as a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services.

HCA FLORIDA PALMS WEST HOSPITAL

13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee, 33470; 561-798-3300; hcafloridahealthcare.com

Palms West Hospital is 204-bed, acute-care facility located on a 94-acre campus that has been providing high-quality health care in Palm Beach County and Loxahatchee since 1986. The comprehensive medical facility offers a wide range of specialty services, including a dedicated pediatric emergency room, full-service children’s hospital, cardiology, orthopedic care, urology, obstetrics, and neurological care. It is part of the HCA Florida Healthcare network.

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 organiza-

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tions such as Healthgrades and the American Heart Association. It is part of the Palm Beach Health Network.

HCA FLORIDA RAULERSON HOSPITAL

1796 Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, 34972; 863-763-2151; hcafloridahealthcare.com

Raulerson Hospital is a 100-bed, acute-care 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 part of the HCA Florida Healthcare network. Raulerson Hospital is part of the HCA Florida Healthcare network and offers a full array of health care services including:

l Cardiopulmonary

l 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

HCA FLORIDA ST. LUCIE HOSPITAL

1800 S.E. Tiffany Ave., Port St Lucie, 34952; 772-335-4000; hcafloridahealthcare.com

St. Lucie Medical Center is a 207-bed, acutecare, 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 that includes private rooms. It is part of the HCA Florida Healthcare network.

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. With many specialized programs, including a state-designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it delivers the most babies in Palm Beach County. It also offers a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and a Level I Trauma Center. St. Mary’s is home to the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital and is part of the Palm Beach Health Network.

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. Wellington Regional has 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 services select, and employees are proud to provide. Services include:

l Cancer center

l 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

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 is part of the Palm Beach Health Network. Services and specialties at West Boca Medical Center include:

l Emergency

l Mother and baby

l Neurosciences

l Orthopedics

l Outpatient services

l Pediatrics

l Women’s health

WEST PALM BEACH VA MEDICAL CENTER

7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33410; 561-422-8262; va.gov/west-palm-beach-health-care

The West Palm Beach VA 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 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.

VA Clinics are located in: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, and Vero Beach.

Veterans Centers in Lake Worth and Jupiter provide individual, group, and family counseling, bereavement counseling, substance abuse assessment and referral, employment referral,

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and referrals for VA services provided at other facilities.

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:

l 24-hour dedicated pediatric emergency department

l Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

l Cystic fibrosis center

l Specialized pediatric surgical services

l Pediatric intensive care

l Pediatric diabetes program

l Pediatric cancer care

l Limb lengthening

l Adolescent bariatrics

l Concussion treatment center

JOE

DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Three locations:

BOCA RATON

East: 900 Glades Road Suite 501, 33431

West: 9291 Glades Road Suite 202, 33434

WELLINGTON

3377 S. State Road 7, 33449; 954-265-5324; jdch.com

Part of the Memorial Healthcare System, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has a history of providing extensive and specialized pediatric care. Boca Raton West (9291 Glades Road) specializes in cancer and blood disorders, neurosurgery, concussions, orthopedics, and

sports medicine. Boca Raton East (900 Glades Road) specializes in nephrology, pulmonology, and rheumatology. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center at Wellington provides an extensive menu of diagnostic and treatment services and general surgery. There are nine Joe DiMaggio locations on the East Coast.

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER DE GEORGE PEDIATRIC UNIT

1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, 33458; 561-263-5437; jupitermed.com/services/ pediatrics

Through its partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the hospital has created world-class pediatric clinical services for families in the region. From newborns up to adolscents aged 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 private inpatient pediatric rooms

l Two pediatric surgery suites for general, ENT, gastrointestinal, 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 supported by a child life specialist

l Bear’s Den for resting, inspired by Jack Nicklaus, who is endearingly known as the “Golden Bear”

NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S PALM BEACH GARDENS OUTPATIENT CENTER

11310 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-624-9188; nicklauschildrens.org

Nicklaus Children’s Health System is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. It includes the organization’s flagship—Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami—as well as a network of outpatient centers and an ambulatory surgery center. It has been taking care of children in South Florida since 1950. Personalized 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 are available at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.)

Services at the Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center include:

l MRI

l Free electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to middle and high school sports participants

l Walk-in X-ray

l Aquatic physical therapy

l Physical, occupational, speech-language, and feeding and swallowing therapies

l Orthopedic hand therapy and physical therapy

FREESTANDING EMERGENCY ROOMS

HCA FLORIDA DARWIN SQUARE EMERGENCY

3275 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 34953; 772-807-4840; stluciemed.com

This 11,000-square-foot, freestanding emergency room is an extension of HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital. The emergency room was built with special consideration for pediatric and geriatric patients and their families. The facility also includes:

l Board-certified emergency room 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-site laboratory, imaging, and diagnostic services

l Online pre-registration services

l Open 24/7

HCA FLORIDA JFK EMERGENCY HOSPITAL

Three locations:

10921 S. Jog Road, Boynton Beach, 33437; 561-548-8250

4797 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33418; 561-548-8200

5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis, 33462; 561-548-3836; jfkmc.com

The award-winning, 527-bed emergency hospital is affiliated with over 900 physicians representing a wide range of medical specialties. It has also has two off-site emergency rooms in Florida — one in Palm Beach Gardens and one in West Boynton Beach.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY AREA URGENT-CARE CLINICS*

CARESPOT | CARESPOT.COM

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EXPRESSDOCS | MYEXPRESSDOCS.COM

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HOLY CROSS URGENT CARE AND IMAGING CENTER | URGENTCARE.HOLY-CROSS.COM

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER URGENT CARE | JUPITERMEDURGENTCARE.COM

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Boynton Beach 8756 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. #150 561-327-7082 Wellington/Royal Palm Beach 129 S. State Road 7 #401 561-250-0740
Delray Beach 1425 S. Congress Ave 561-220-1469 Lake Worth 127 N. Dixie Hwy. #4 561-220-1697
Delray Beach 14530 S. Military Trail 561-381-0260
Deerfield Beach/East Boca Raton 750 S. Federal Hwy. 954-421-8181 Palm Beach Gardens 3555 Northlake Blvd. 561-626-4878 Palm Springs 2720 10th Ave. North 561-540-4446 Tequesta 225 S. U.S. Hwy. 1 561-747-4464
Boca Raton East 1799 S. Federal Hwy. 561-347-7933 Boca Raton West 23071 State Road 7 561-477-6000
Jupiter/Abacoa 5430 Military Trail Suite 64 561-263-7010 Jupiter/Indiantown Road 1335 W. Indiantown Road 561-263-7010 Palm Beach Gardens 3250 PGA Blvd. 561-263-7010 Stuart 2628 SE Federal Hwy. 561-263-7010 West Palm Beach 625 N. Flagler Drive 561-263-7010
Boca Raton 19090 State Road 7 561-314-4650 Boynton Beach 7593 Boynton Beach Blvd. 561-572-3200 Palm Beach Gardens 4520 Donald Ross Road 561-776-3090 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 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
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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URGENT
is not a comprehensive list of all Palm Beach County urgent care centers.
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REAL ESTATE

THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT: PALM BEACH COUNTY IS ATTRACTING MORE BUYERS AND RENTERS THAN EVER BEFORE

With 1.5 million people calling it home, Palm Beach County is Florida’s third most populated area. A projected population increase 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 offers open ocean boating, fishing, and diving, plus some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The county has more than 160 golf courses and hosts championship tournaments. Inland, there are parks with everything from family playgrounds to technical hiking trails,

canoeing, freshwater fishing, and camping. 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. For those who have taken up the fast-growing new alternative to tennis— pickleball—there are countless courts.

MARKET OVERVIEW

Palm Beach County has a diversity of housing options, from affordable single-family homes to

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THE CLUB AT IBIS
This Feels Like Home driveway courtyard rec room backyard wine cellar neighbors Three Nicklaus Championship Golf Courses 16 Tennis Courts • 7 Pickleball Courts Homes from $300K to $3Million • West Palm Beach Call 561.624.8000 or visit clubatibis.com

REAL ESTATE

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

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elaborate mansions. Even though the national real estate market slowed from its meteoric pace in 2021, area properties remained globally significant commodities in 2022. Total sales and total dollar volume dropped about 20 percent for single-family homes in 2022, but sales prices continued to climb. The median price rose nearly $100,000, to $571,000, while the average price climbed as well, to about $964,000, according to the Miami Association of Realtors.

The numbers were comparable for condos and townhouses, dropping in volume but increasing in price. The median sale price climbed 20 percent, to $290,000, while the average price rose 14 percent, to about $465,000.

One notable change in 2022 was a sharp increase in inventory. Active listings more than doubled for single-family homes, to more than 4,000, while the months supply of inventory jumped from 1.1 to 3.2 months. Condo numbers were similar, nearly doubling in active listings, to more than 3,500, and rising in supply, from 1.2 to 3.1 months.

COMMUNITIES

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 homes. Communities are laid out in suburban-style grids or grouped into small mini-developments around a golf course or lake. Gated and walled communities are popular, as well as lifestyle communities catering to equestrian activities, boating, 55plus living, and more. (See “City Spotlight” and “Lifestyle Communities” for more details.)

EQUESTRIAN

There are many different types of equestrian communities, including those with horses onsite, 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 equestri-

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ans. Wide-open natural spaces are available with large green pastures, towering barns, and shady areas for horses and other large animals to graze. Residences can include show and boarding barns, as well as other equestrian accommodations. In Wellington, many homes are a stone’s throw from a barn. Large lot sizes, natural foliage, and miles of trails, in addition to horse parks and training rings, cater to the equestrian lifestyle.

EQUUS | BOYNTON BEACH

equuscommunity.org

Equus Boynton Beach is a gated community with 280 luxurious homes catering to the equestrian community. The nearby Equus Equestrian Center is a dream home for horses, with a riding school, paddocks, and a competition ring. Located in Boynton Beach, Equus features a bridle path and is conveniently close to the equestrian activity of Wellington.

FOX TRAIL | LOXAHATCHEE

foxtrailpoa.com

This rural residential community located in unincorporated Palm Beach County is made up of 210 five-acre lots which are zoned agricultural residential. Many residents enjoy owning horses, goats, cows, and chickens and ride their horses on the numerous miles of private bridle paths that wind around and through the community. There are also miles of passive canals for canoeing and exploring wildlife.

GLADE RANCHES | WELLINGTON

Glade Ranches in Wellington offers upscale homes, show barns, and stall barns with professional horse farms and up to 10 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

pbce.org

Palm Beach Country Estates is a 2,000-acre community with approximately 1,500 homes, each on wooded properties of at least one acre. 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.

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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, including five-acre homesites in Ranch Acres and 20-plus-acre homesites in Ranch Colony for equestrians. There’s also Tailwinds for pilots and Old Trail and The Links for avid golfers.

WHITE FENCES | LOXAHATCHEE

whitefencesflorida.com

White Fences in Loxahatchee is near Lion Country Safari and 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 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.

ADMIRALS COVE | JUPITER

admiralscove.net

More than 85 percent of all homes in Admirals Cove’s East Side are connected by navigable waterways. The community is two miles from the Jupiter Inlet; amenities include a yacht club, marina, championship golf, tennis, pickleball, spa and salon, and boutique hotel for hosting residents’ guests and visitors.

BANYAN LAKES | WEST PALM BEACH

Between Wellington and West Palm Beach,

Banyan Lakes is intimate, sitting on a large manmade 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 and majestic.

FRENCHMAN’S CREEK BEACH & COUNTRY CLUB | PALM BEACH GARDENS

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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.

JUPITER YACHT CLUB | JUPITER

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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

A gated waterfront community, Paradise Port boasts large docks, easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway, no fixed bridges, and stunning views—all just a few minutes from The Gardens Mall and parks.

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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, two-car 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.

PENNOCK POINT | JUPITER

Once the site of Fort Jupiter and the Second Seminole War, Pennock Point sits on a small peninsula with breathtaking views of the Loxahatchee River and access to the Southwest Fork Loxahatchee River. It is comprised of 81 homes on parcels up to three acres.

TWELVE OAKS | NORTH PALM BEACH

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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 South Florida landscape. Local golf courses attract the best of the best (professionals and amateurs alike) and there are many communities in the area that provide the opportunity to live near or on one.

BALLENISLES | PALM BEACH GARDENS

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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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SUMMARY STATISTICS 2021 2022 Closed Sales 19,495 15,118 Paid in Cash 7,978 6,865 Median Sale Price $475,000 $571,000 Average Sale Price $926,303 $964,179 Dollar Volume $18.1 billion $14.6 billion Original List Price Received 98.7% 98.4% Median Time to Contract 15 Days 16 Days New Pending Sales 21,175 15,776 New Listings 21,968 21,153 Pending Inventory 2,158 1,371 Inventory (Active Listings) 1,832 4,042 Months Supply of Inventory 1.1 3.2
SUMMARY STATISTICS 2021 2022 Closed Sales 17,952 13,720 Paid in Cash 10,652 8,564 Median Sale Price $240,000 $290,000 Average Sale Price $407,697 $465,773 Dollar Volume $7.3 billion $6.4 billion Original List Price Received 97.0% 98.6% Median Time to Contract 23 Days 14 Days New Pending Sales 20,215 14,502 New Listings 19,654 18,188 Pending Inventory 2,054 1,269 Inventory (Active Listings) 1,765 3,503 Months Supply of Inventory 1.2 3.1

BREAKERS WEST COUNTRY CLUB | WEST PALM BEACH

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Set within a 670-acre wildlife sanctuary, Breakers West Country Club features a newly renovated Rees Jones golf course, tennis, activities, dining, and the perfect location for weddings and special events. With multiple membership packages, there’s something for everyone, including access to the Breakers Beach Club and Ocean Golf Course in Palm Beach.

IBIS | WEST PALM BEACH

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Consisting of 33 communities on more than 1,900 acres, Ibis is home to about 5,000 residents in 1,871 residences adjacent to the Grassy Waters Preserve. It contains 45 lakes, numerous parks, three golf courses, 16 tennis courts, pickleball courts, pools, restaurants, and other amenities. The Club at Ibis offers incomparable golf and tennis programs, an innovative Sports Village, 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 family courses.

MIRASOL | PALM BEACH GARDENS

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Set on more than 2,300 acres, the Mirasol offers a variety of upscale, private family residences in 23 diverse neighborhoods. It features two championship golf courses designed by legends Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills among other superb amenities.

OLD MARSH GOLF CLUB | PALM BEACH GARDENS

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Established in 1987, Old Marsh was ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” in its first year of eligibility with a mindset of preserving the game’s traditions. Set against a backdrop of oak hammocks, pines, and sawgrass vistas, the Pete Dye-designed championship course has no starting times and an acclaimed caddy program and sits in a gated, 456-acre community with just 180 single-family homes.

PGA NATIONAL RESORT | PALM BEACH GARDENS

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The PGA National Resort offers cottage rentals, suites, and vacation homes among its many residences. With 99 holes of golf on six courses, PGA National recently underwent a $100 million transformation that built upon the prestige of the well-known home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.

WYCLIFFE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | WELLINGTON

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Wycliffe Golf & Country Club offers a beautiful clubhouse with dining, two golf courses, 15 Har-Tru tennis and four pickleball courts, a fully equipped fitness center, and 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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Across 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 wellknown name belies a small, family-friendly 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 smalltown 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.

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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 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 Jewelers, Maus & Hoffman, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza, affectionately called “The Royal” by locals, is home to popular dining spots, such as Palm Beach Grill and Italian eatery Sant Ambroeus. They join an eclectic mix of 50 brands including

Hermès and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as beauty and wellness services and Pilates studios. 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 The Breakers Hotel. It is also home to various shops and casual eateries flanking the charming vias that lead to courtyards where people gather and relax.

In Palm Beach—a town that can be walked 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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West 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, Brightline, 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.

The 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 lounge provides an aerial view of the surroundings.

Life in West Palm Beach is all about the water,

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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 April, 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 100,000 visitors every spring for a celebration of sun, music, food, and fine arts. At Halloween, MoonFest takes advantage of the cool fall air with a costumed street party along Clematis Street.

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BOCA RATON

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DOWNTOWN BOCA

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Frequently 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 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 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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BOYNTON BEACH

From 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

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 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.

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 175 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.

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

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, several big brand stores, and surrounding townhomes. 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

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 & 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 78,000 residents, Boynton Beach aims to #makelifefun for humans as well as their canine friends.

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DELRAY BEACH

Overlooking 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 more than 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 bikeand 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

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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 role in health and education. Youth camps, adult programs, and recreational events promote good nutrition and active lifestyles. 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 also are paramount. 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 prog-

ress” 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.

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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Jupiter is located in the northeast corner of Palm Beach County, between Miami and Orlando. A coastal community that celebrates its history, heritage, and people, Jupiter’s quality of life is achieved by balancing its smalltown 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. Jupiter is home to the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins spring training at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the Jupiter Riverwalk, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. There are 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 Scripps Research, G4S, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and an FAU campus, 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 of in habitation by indigenous people, explorers, settlers, and pioneers. The famous Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which sits atop an ancient shell mound, is a beautiful place to learn about early Spanish explorers, the Seminole, 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 enchanting Loxahatchee River.

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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 cottage-style 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.

The 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

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 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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LAKE WORTH BEACH

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Lake 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.

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JUNO BEACH

Do 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 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 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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Known 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.

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Listed 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 world-famous 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 destination for show jumping, dressage, and polo. Wellington is the home of the National Polo Center –Wellington and Wellington International, home

of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

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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BELLE GLADE

Nestled in the heartland of the state close to Lake Okeechobee, Belle Glade is home to 19,000 residents. Legend has it that the town was so 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 celery, sugarcane, lettuce, and sweet corn the predominant crops.

An area known as “Indian Mound,” just west of the city, was an important Seminole 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 and Education Center is a field base for scientists and staff members who are researching soils, agronomy, entomology, water sciences, and horticulture, and overseeing graduate students.

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”—provides endless entertainment for anglers eager to snare a largemouth bass.

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 rural beauty far from the glitzier coast. The campground features 350 campsites, boat ramps, miniature golf, and

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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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FORT PIERCE

Situated 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 45,000 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. 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

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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 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-the- state, eco-friendly Storm Protection System and improved yachtfriendly 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 yearround 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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Port St. Lucie is one of Florida’s fastest-growing cities and, with a population of close to 205,000, 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. Nature-lovers 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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STUART

HISTORIC

Long known as “The Sailfish Capital of the World,” Stuart was recently recognized as “America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” The recognition came as no surprise to residents of this quaint community of more than 17,000. Stuart is widely recognized for its welcoming atmosphere and Old Florida charm.

Once home to pineapple plantations and flower farms, today Stuart occupies just over six square miles along the St. Lucie River in Martin County on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The city includes attractive residential neighborhoods, active townhome and condominium communities, and a vibrant historic downtown. Pristine, landscaped streets and skyscraper-free views helped Stuart earn the title “America’s Most Beautiful City” for its size in 2008, while the city’s “flip-flop chic” style sets a casual vibe for residents and visitors alike.

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 solar-

powered fleet of trams provides free service throughout the downtown and adjacent neighborhoods, connecting residents 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 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 numberthree “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 department, fire department, and trash collection and operates a water-utility 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 Florida 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 WPTV-Channel 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.

RAILWAYS AND BUSES

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 Tri-Rail station via its Green and Yellow lines. Fares vary, and different passes are offered.

In addition, Brightline provides express train service that runs between Miami and West Palm Beach (via a stop in Fort Lauderdale) in just over an hour. Brightline is scheduled to complete its extension to Orlando International Airport in 2023.

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.

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 two limited services in the county: Sailfish Marina Resort and the Peanut Island Water Taxi in Riviera 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 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 (561844-7969).

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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

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Deerfield Beach Station

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AT YOUR LEISURE

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, approximately 1.5 million people reside in Palm Beach County’s 39 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

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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

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 Norton Museum of Art, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Theater lovers can find every-

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thing their hearts desire at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 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, Dubois Pioneer Home in Jupiter, and the Navy SEAL Museum on Hutchinson Island. 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 Cox Science Center and Aquarium, or get up close and personal with animals at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. (See “Family Attractions” on page 93.)

The Palm Beach County lifestyle isn’t just for the rich and famous. It’s for everyone—and that includes you.

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

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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 HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 33432; 561-395-6766; bocahistory.org

The historical society offers a wide array of heritage education programs, exhibits, and resources that provide a tangible link to the region’s past. The museum is located in the city’s original 1926 Town Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

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 engaging community theater. Located in a picturesque park on Lake Ida, Delray Beach Playhouse presents a mix of comedy, drama, and Broadway musical revuews, as well as 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 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.

ITHINK FINANCIAL 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 this amphiteater at the South Florida Fairgrounds 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 Snoop Dogg to Dave Matthews Band.

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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

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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; 561-7463101; lighthousearts.org

For more than 50 years, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, has provided artistic programming and cultural opportunities 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, nonprofit professional regional theater, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre produces spectacular year-round entertainment featuring Broadway-caliber musicals, dramatic works, concerts, family programming, and classes 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/2021/ 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 community events.

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 nineteenth- and twentiethcentury 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-forprofit 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 collects, researches, 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

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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 mainstage performances while also offering many diverse education programs. World-renowned artists from all over the globe to perform with the 50 singers comprising the Palm Beach Opera Chorus and 75-musician Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Show-goers and critics agree that the artistic quality of every Palm Beach Opera production is impeccable.

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; 561-966-7043; 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 hosts major musical acts, ranging from Slightly Stoopid and The Flaming Lips to Willie Nelson and Travis Tritt.

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

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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 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.

SUNFEST

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 Broadway-quality 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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SPORTING LIFE

WHEN IT COMES TO SUN, SAND, AND SURF, PALM BEACH COUNTY HAS GOT YOU COVERED WITH AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FISHERMEN, BOATERS, AND BIKERS

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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 110 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

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, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, and Clover Park in Port St. Lucie—plus catch polo right here in your community.

MAJOR 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

The two-time World Series champion Miami Marlins and 11-time World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals spend their spring training at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter. The facility, which includes the 6,800-seat main stadium, also is home to four Minor League teams. Those are the Marlins and Cardinals affiliates in the Low-A South (formerly Florida State League)—the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals, respectively—and their rookie squads of the former Gulf Coast League.

Houston Astros / Washington Nationals

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach; 561-500-4487; ballparkpalmbeaches.com

The 2017 World Series champion Astros and 2019 World Series champion Nationals play at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, a $148million facility opened in 2017. The 160-acre complex features a 7,700-seat stadium, six

practice fields per team, and other support facilities. It also hosts tournaments, concerts, festivals and more, and is home to the Astros’ and Cardinals’ rookie-level squads of the Florida Complex League in the summer and early fall.

New York Mets / St. Lucie Mets

Clover Park, St. Lucie County Sports Complex, 525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772-871-5476; mlb.com/mets

Clover Park, originally known as Thomas J. White Stadium and most recently known as First Data Field, has been the New York Mets spring training home since its opening in 1988. The facility and 7,000-plus-seat main stadium underwent major renovations in 2004, 2012, and 2019, the last for $57 million. Clover Park also is home to the St. Lucie Mets Minor League team and all the New York Mets Minor League operations.

POLO

National Polo Center – Wellington

3667 120th Ave. South, Wellington; uspolo.org

There’s no better way to spend a Sunday than taking in a polo match at the National Polo Center – Wellington (NPC). All of the major ponies and riders from around the world converge at NPC 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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Palm Beach has a 4.7-mile 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

SURFING

The Atlantic Ocean forms the entire eastern boundary of Palm Beach County, but 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.

TENNIS

Most of the local private country clubs have tennis courts, as do 12 of the county parks (go to discover. pbcgov.com/parks for locations). Nine courts are lighted. One of the nicest full-service public tennis facilities is the Delray Beach Tennis

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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 camps. The center has hosted the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour’s Delray Beach Open for more than 25 years. The sister property, Delray Swim & Tennis Club, has 24 clay courts. (delraytennis.com)

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.

MARINA AND YACHT CLUB RESOURCES

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.

Soverel

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Marina West Palm Beach 561-848-7469 cannonsportmarina.com
Marina Jupiter 561-406-6417 squaregrouper.net/marina Gateway Marina Hypoluxo 561-588-1211 gatewaymarina.net
Yacht Club & Marina Tequesta 561-746-4300 jibmarinajupiter.com Jupiter Pointe Club & Marina Tequesta 561-746-2600 jupiterpointe.com Jupiter Yacht Club Marina Jupiter 561-741-3407 jycmarina.com Lake Park Harbor Marina Lake Park 561-881-3353 lakeparkmarina.com Loggerhead Marina Palm Beach Gardens 561-627-6358 loggerheadpbg.com Marina Delray Delray Beach 561-276-7666 marinadelray.com New Port Cove Marine Center Riviera Beach 561-844-2504 newportcovemarinecenter.com North Palm Beach Marina North Palm Beach 561-626-4919 npbmarina.com Old Port Cove Marina North Palm Beach 561-626-1760 opcmarina.com Palm Beach Yacht Center and Marina Hypoluxo 561-588-9911 palmbeachyacht.com Palm Beach Yacht Club & Marina West Palm Beach 561-655-8711 pbyc.com Palm Harbor Marina West Palm Beach 561-655-4757 palmharbor-marina.com PGA Marina & Boating Center Palm Beach Gardens 561-626-0200 pgamarina.com Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club Boca Raton 561-395-2100 rpycc.org Rybovich Marina West Palm Beach 561-840-8308 rybovich.com Sailfish Marina Resort Palm Beach Shores 561-844-1724 sailfishmarina.com
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Harbour Marina Palm Beach Gardens 561-691-9554 soverelmarina.com
Marina at Jupiter Jupiter 561-747-8980 suntex.com/marina/jupiter
Marina at Lantana Lantana 561-582-4422 suntex.com/marina/lantana Suntex Marina at Rivieria Beach Riviera Beach 561-840-6868 suntexrivieriabeach.com The Seagate Yacht Club Delray Beach 561-272-2700 theseagateyachtclub.com
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GOLF SCENE

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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There’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.

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 mini-course. 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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PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

PRIVATE GOLF COURSES

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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 wycliffecc.com
Abacoa Golf Club Jupiter 561-622-0036 abacoagolfclub.com Atlantic National Golf Club Lake Worth 561-969-6600 atlanticnationalgolfclub.com Atlantis Country Club Atlantis 561-965-7700 atlantiscountryclub.com Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club Boca Raton 561-451-1600 bocadunes.com Boca Raton Municipal Golf Club Boca Raton 561-367-7000 myboca.us Delray Beach Golf Club Delray Beach 561-243-7385 delraybeachgolfclub.com Forest Oaks Golf Club Lake Worth 561-967-6810 forestoaksgc.com The Golf Club of Jupiter Jupiter 561-747-6262 golfclubofjupiter.com Lake Worth Beach Golf Club Lake Worth 561-582-9713 lakeworthgolfclub.com The Links at Boynton Beach Boynton Beach 561-742-6500 boynton-beach.org/golf Madison Green Country Club Royal Palm Beach 561-784-5225 madisongreengolf.com North Palm Beach Country Club North Palm Beach 561-691-3433 village-npb.org Okeeheelee Golf Course West Palm Beach 561-964-4653 pbcokeeheeleegolf.com Osprey Point Golf Course Boca Raton 561-482-2868 pbcospreypointgolf.com Palm Beach National Golf & Country Club Lake Worth 561-965-3381 palmbeachnational.com Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course Palm Beach 561-547-0598 golfontheocean.com Park Ridge Golf Course Lantana 561-966-7044 pbcparkridgegolf.com Poinciana Golf Club Lake Worth 561-439-4721 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

SENIOR 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; abbeydelray.com

Apartment homes and villas truly do make this independent-living 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.

DEVONSHIRE AT PGA NATIONAL

350 Devonshire Way, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418; 561-739-4629

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.

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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.

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.

LEVIN PALACE AT MORSELIFE

4850 Loring Dr, West Palm Beach, 33417; 561-570-2815; morselife.org/ the-levin-palace

The Levin Palace blends white-glove service and resort-style amenities geared towards active people ages 65-plus on a 50-acre campus minutes from museums, shopping, and other cultural amenities.

LOURDES-NOREEN MCKEEN

315 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-655-8544; lourdesmckeen.org

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 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.

ASSISTED LIVING

A higher level of care—including help with activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing—makes assisted 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; 561-260-5317; brookdale.com/en/communities/ brookdale-west-boynton-beach/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 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; 561-921-5957; grandvilladelray-west.com

Grand Villa of Delray West believes that every resident should determine his or her own daily schedule. And there are plenty of options—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

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

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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

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; 561-575-3123; 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.

TRADITION AT MORSELIFE

4920 Loring Drive, West Palm Beach, 33417; 561-570-2815; morselife.org/tradition

Tradition offers exceptional luxury assisted living with spacious apartments set amid lakes, courtyard fountains, and tropical gardens. Amenities include a fitness center, chauffered transportation, linen service, spa and salon services, kosher dining, and more. All levels of care are included in residents’ monthly rent.

VERANDA CLUB

6061 Palmetto Circle, North Boca Raton, 33433; 561-898-9139; verandaclub.com

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

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NURSING CARE FACILITIES/ SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES

For seniors who need supervised medical attention, a skilled nursing facility provides aroundthe-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 long-term 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; abbeydelraysouth.com

Abbey Delray South is a continuing care retirement community that provides a range of lifestyles, from independent to skilled nursing providing around-the-clock medical care.

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; lcca.com/locations/fl/gardens-court

The Gardens Court, a Life Care Centers of America facility, focuses on inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation with four state-of-the-art rehabilitation gyms. 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 longterm-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; viliving.com/locations/fl/ lantana-lakeside-village

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; thewaterford.com

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

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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; 561-331-5154; 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 OF DELRAY BEACH

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; 561-750-7555; atlasseniorliving.com/ 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.

MORSELIFE 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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SHOPPING & DINING

MAJOR AREA MALLS & SHOPPING CENTERS

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 and restaurants, 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.

THE MALL AT WELLINGTON GREEN

10300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, 33414; 561-227-6900; shopwellingtongreen.com

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 sought-after flagship retailers including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, and more than 140 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, five full-service dine-in restaurants, and a food court.

TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATON

6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-368-6001; simon.com/mall/town-center-at-boca-raton

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, and Nordstrom, 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.

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DOWNTOWN PALM BEACH GARDENS

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410; 561-727-2640; downtownpbg.com

An active, pedestrian-only atmosphere combines with sidewalk charm at this outdoor lifestyle center in Palm Beach Gardens. Its handmade, one-of-a-kind, wooden carousel was recently restored and relocated to the lake waterfront. 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 listen to live entertainment, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens welcomes you.

HARBOURSIDE PLACE

200 North U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter, 33477; 561-935-9533; harboursideplace.com

Drive, dock, or paddleboard into Jupiter’s downtown entertainment destination. “Dock and dine” at one of the complex’s eight restaurants, shop at more than 16 boutique stores, enjoy live music, yoga, a green market, and more in the outdoor amphitheater, or make it an overnight adventure by spending the night at the

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luxurious, 179-room Wyndham Grand Jupiter. Leisurely stroll along the handcrafted brick streets of the Jupiter Riverwalk featuring public art installations and live entertainment on select evenings— or rent the PonTiki party boat for fun on the water.

MIZNER PARK

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 J. McLaughlin, a luxury theater, and nine restaurants.

PALM BEACH OUTLETS

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

This tantalizing shopping destination offers a completely different retail therapy experience and is the only outlet center of its kind in the Palm Beaches. Conveniently located just off of Interstate 95, Palm Beach Outlets boasts more than 500,000 square feet of outlet shopping. Luxury retailer Saks Inc. anchors the mall with

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its Saks Off 5th, in addition to well-known labels including Cole Haan, Lacoste, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Nautica, Talbots, Polo Ralph Lauren, and White House/Black Market. For sports enthusiasts, there’s Greg Norman, 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, a life-size chessboard, and meandering brick walks, PGA Commons is the perfect place to sip, shop, and stroll.

THE SQUARE

700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-366-1000; rosemarysquarewpb.com

One of the most inspired and admired downtown centers in the nation, The Square’s imaginative architecture, public plazas, art installations, 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 60 shops and dining options for all ages and tastes. Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, it offers an amazing mix of shops that includes H&M and a four-story RH Restoration Hardware. 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; 561-659-6909, esplanadepalmbeach.com

Located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, The Esplanade offers the ultimate luxury retail experience. With exclusive dining options, a Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store, and boutique retailers including Emilio Pucci, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, you’re certain to find a designer fashion show or trunk show in which to indulge.

THE ROYAL POINCIANA PLAZA

340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 33480; 561-440-5441, theroyalpoincianaplaza.com

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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ATLANTIC AVENUE

Delray Beach, 33483; 561-243-1077; downtowndelraybeach.com

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.

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.

DOWNTOWN LAKE WORTH BEACH

Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth Beach, 33460; lakeworthcra.org

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-ofa-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 browse the selections at Classics Bookshop, peruse local boutiques like Fashionista Palm Beach and Rapunzel’s Closet for the latest designer wear, and gifts or treat your four-legged friend to a pampering service at the upscale grooming facility Onblonde Pet Spa + Boutique.

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, classic American style at Polo Ralph Lauren, 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

221-231 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 33480; viaflagler.com

Continuing the century-old architectural legacy of the Breakers, Via Flagler is an intimate alfresco plaza of boutiques and restaurants, palm trees, and courtyards below luxury residences. Enjoy the island glamour and old-world charm of this lifestyle destina-

tion while browsing art at Contessa Gallery or the latest ready-to-wear and resort collections at SHAN, and dining at the resort-operated Henry’s Palm Beach or Main Street by the Breakers—part café, part gallery offering coffee, fresh-made baked goods, and unique gifts.

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 seventeenthto 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. Aantique Row 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 luxury 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 The Esplanade Palm Beach at 150 Worth, home to many exclusive retailers whose diverse offerings range from haute couture and fine jewelry to ready-to-wear and resort designs.

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DINING

Price ranges

$ Most entrées under $10

$$ Most entrées $10-$25

$$$ Most entrées $25 or more

PALM BEACH/MANALAPAN

ANGLE Indulgent modern American cuisine. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., eaupalmbeach.com, 561-5404924 $$$

BICE Italian fine dining. 313 Worth Ave., bice-palmbeach.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 $$

CAFÉ L’EUROPE Continental-influenced cuisine, an impressive wine list, and exquisite desserts. 331 S. County Road, cafeleurope.com, 561-655-4020 $$$

THE COLONY PALM BEACH Dine on light bites or time-honored classics—indoors or outside—throughout the day at Swifty’s at The Colony Hotel. 155 Hammon Ave., thecolonypalmbeach.com, 561-655-5430 $$$

CUCINA PALM BEACH Classic Italian dishes and an elegant nightclub. 257 Royal Poinciana Way, cucinapalmbeach.com, 561-855-7799 $$$

ECHO Cuisines of China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed, with a full sushi bar. 230A Sunrise Ave., thebreakers.com, 561-802-4222 $$$

FLAGLER STEAKHOUSE Elegant steak house offering hand-selected cuts of USDA Prime American beef in a timeless social club ambiance. 2 S. County Road, thebreakers.com, 561-659-8488 $$$

HMF The Breakers’ glamorous cocktail lounge serving Asian-influenced cuisine, with a full sushi bar. 1 S. County Road, thebreakers.com, 561-290-0104 $$

IMOTO AT BUCCAN Asian and Japanese small bites and a sushi menu from Chef Clay Conley. 350 S. County Road, imotopalmbeach.com, 561-833-5522 $$

MEAT MARKET A glamorous take on the traditional steak house. 191 Bradley Place, meatmarket.net, 561-354-9800 $$$

PALM BEACH GRILL Classic American dishes, prime steaks, and a hand-picked wine list highlighting New World favorites. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, palmbeachgrill.com, 561-8351077 $$$

PB CATCH Raw bar and contemporary seafood, including an innovative “seacuterie.” 251 Sunrise Ave., pbcatch.com, 561-655-5558 $$

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POLPO PALM BEACH Palm Beach outpost of the famed Connecticut restaurant renowned for its seafood-focused Southern Italy cuisine. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., eaupalmbeach.com, 561-540-4923 $$

RENATO’S Upscale 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 $$

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 $$$

TREVINI RISTORANTE Northern and Southern Italian dishes with taste and refinement. 223 Sunset Ave., treviniristorante.com, 561-833-3883 $$

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AVOCADO GRILL Artisanal cuisine with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and avocados. 125 Datura St., avocadogrillwpb.com, 561-623-0822 $$

BANKO CANTINA Mexican eatery and tequila bar serving delicious mesquite-grilled skewers and more with a rooftop view of the city. 114 S. Olive Ave., bankocantina, 561-355-1399 $$

BELLE & MAXWELL’S Gourmet bistro with garden seating serving lunch, happy hour, dinner, and wine tastings. 3700 S. Dixie Hwy., belleandmaxwells.com, 561-832-4449 $

CAFÉ CENTRO Innovative Italian with live entertainment. 2409 N. Dixie Hwy., cafecentrowpb.com, 561-514-4070$$

CAFÉ SAPORI Classic and moder Italian cuisine. 205 Southern Blvd., cafesaporicorp.com, 561-805-7313 $$

CHOLO SOY CANTINA A colorful taqueria featuring Latin-American fusion 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 $$

ELISABETTA’S RISTORANTE Italian favorites in the tradition of a trattoria. 185 Banyan Blvd., elisabettas.com, 561-342-6699 $$

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 specialties like whole lobster with spaghetti, enjoyed in Rosemary Square. 600 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 170, ilbellagio.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)

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, petanquepb.com, 561-888-6171 $$

PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO French bistro bites with a Mediterranean twist. 101 N. Clematis St., pistachewpb.com, 561-833-5090 $$

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RH ROOFTOP Seasonal cuisine atop Restoration Hardware space with sweeping views of the city. 560 Okeechobee Blvd., rh.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)

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)

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, 561-557-6460 $$$

TROPICAL

brings his culinary prowess to barbecued meats and fish with twists such as gator sausage. 3815 S. Dixie Hwy., eattropical.com, 561-323-2573 $

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 $$$

THE CAPITAL GRILLE Classic steak house complemented by a remarkably well-trained staff and a stellar wine portfolio. 11365 Legacy Ave., thecapitalgrille.com, 561-630-4994 $$$ (more locations online)

COD & 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 $$

THE COOPER RESTAURANT

Farm-to-table, innovative takes on classics from pasta to cocktails. 4610 PGA Blvd., Suite 100, thecooperrestaurant.com, 561-622-0032 $$

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, frigatesnpb.com, 561-855-7497 $$$

PARIS IN TOWN BAKERY & CAFÉ

Pastries, crepes, and more in an authentic setting. 11460 U.S. Hwy. 1 at PGA Blvd., parisintown.com, 561-6266017 $

PALM BEACH GARDENS

BRIO ITALIAN GRILLE Hearty Italian fare complemented by fine wine and dessert options. 3101 PGA Blvd., brioitalian.com, 561-6220491 $$

CAFÉ CHARDONNAY Chef-owner Frank Eucalitto augments his menu with LatinAmerican 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 $$

HONEYBELL Florida favorites with a Southern twist and seasonal flavors by Chef Lindsay Autry. 400 Avenue of the Champions, pgaresort. com, 561-627-7015 $$

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

SEASONS 52 Sophisticated grill and wine bar serving seasonally inspired, healthy dishes. 11611

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SMOKEHOUSE Chef Rick Mace ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BAR

Ellison Wilson Road, seasons52.com, 561-6255852 $$

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 $$$

STAGE KITCHEN & BAR Fresh, local ingredients take center stage for small plates with wide-ranging global culinary influences. 2000 PGA Blvd., #5502, stagepga.com, 561-408-3685 $$

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 members-only club all tied together by the modern, regional cuisine of Chef Lee Morris. 1000 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, 1000north.com, 561-570-1000 $$$

AQUAGRILLE Seafood-centric cuisine, creative cocktails, and an impressive wine list. 14121 U.S. Hwy. 1, aquagrillejuno.com,561-355-0438 $$$

BUONASERA RISTORANTE Classic and perfectly executed Northern Italian dishes in an intimate setting. 2145 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, buonaserajupiter1993.com, 561-744-0543 $$$

CAPTAIN CHARLIE’S REEF GRILL Cajun-inspired entrées that pack a punch. 12846 U.S. Hwy. 1, captaincharliesreefgrillfl.com, 561-624-9924, $$

EVO ITALIAN Southern Italian cuisine from Sicilian Executive Chef Erik Pettersen. 150 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, evoitalian.com, 561-745-2444 $$

GUANABANAS Fresh Florida seafood, sandwiches, and wraps with waterfront views. 960 N. Hwy. A1A, guanabanas.com, 561-747-8877 $$

HOG SNAPPERS Argentinean churrasco, Colombian fusion, and seafood with a Caribbean vibe. 279 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, hogsnappersshackandsushi.com, 561-401-9309 $$

LEWIS STEAKHOUSE Prime aged steaks, a renowned wine list, and a classic high-end steakhouse experience. 6390 W. Indiantown Road, #59, lewissteakhouse.com, 561-277-9188 $$$

LITTLE MOIR’S FOOD SHACK Fresh, creatively prepared seafood. 103 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, #D3, littlemoirsjupiter.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., littlemoirsjupiter.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 $$

SINCLAIRS 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. 201 N. U.S. Hwy.

1, theparisianrestaurant.com, 561-360-2224 $$

UTIKI BEACH Fresh seafood with breathtaking views at 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

BENNY’S ON THE BEACH This Lake Worth Pier landmark overlooking the Atlantic Ocean serves casual fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a focus on seafood. 10 S. Ocean Blvd., bennysonthebeach.com, 561-582-9001 $

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 $$$

THE STATION HOUSE Clam chowder, Ipswich steamers, Maine lobster, and more New England staples. 233 W. Lantana Road, thestationhouse.com, 561-801-5000 $$

BOYNTON BEACH

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, 561-7321310 $$ (more locations online)

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SUSHI SIMON Freshly caught fish and a playfully creative flair. 1628 S. Federal Hwy., 561-731-1819 $$

DELRAY BEACH

THE ATLANTIC GRILLE Bold and innovative American seafood. 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., seagatedelray.com, 561-665-4900 $$$

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

AVALON STEAK & SEAFOOD Modern steak house classics of hand-selected prime dry-aged and wet-aged meats and sustainably sourced seafood specialties. 110 E. Atlantic Ave., avalondelray.com, 561-593-2500 $$$

BRULÉ BISTRO French-American gastropub serving creative cuisine and cocktails. 200 N.E. 2nd Ave., brulebistro.com, 561-274-2046 $$

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

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 $$

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

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

DADA Fresh takes on classic dishes, plus an extended mojito menu. 52 N. Swinton Ave., sub-culture.org/dada, 561-330-3232 $$

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

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 $$$

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

JIMMY’S BISTRO Chef James Mills creates unusual dishes that combine decadent flavors with fresh, exquisite ingredients. 9 S. Swinton Ave., jimmysbistrodelray.com, 561- 865-5774 $$$

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

LE COLONIAL Discover the French-tinged flavors of Vietnam at this chic outpost that marries Parisian sultriness with tropical modernity. 601 E. Atlantic Ave., lecolonial.com, 561-566-1800 $$$

THE OFFICE Gastropub serving comfort food and a variety of local craft beer. 201 E. Atlantic Ave., theofficedelray.com, 561-278-3796 $$

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

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

ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BAR Signature tacos, savory guacamole made fresh tableside, and more Mexican standouts. 110 E. Atlantic Ave., roccostacos.com, 561-808-1101 $$ (more locations online)

SALT 7 Steak is the top draw, but also try the truffle mac and cheese, sushi, and raw bar bites. 32 S.E. 2nd Ave., salt7.com, 561-274-7258 $$$

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TRAMONTI RISTORANTE ITALIANO An outpost of the New York favorite, which has been serving Neapolitan cuisine since 1902. Reservation bookings online only. 119 E. Atlantic Ave., tramontidelray.com, 561-272-1944 $$$

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 $$$

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

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

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

THE FRENCH GAZEBO French continental dishes and wine pairings 4199 N. Federal Hwy., thefrenchgazebo.com, 561-395-6033 $$

GARY RACK’S FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

Healthy, farm-fresh seasonal fare. 399 S.E. Mizner Blvd., farmhousekitchenboca.com, 561-826-2625 $$ (more locations online)

INDIAN HARVEST Fresh, authentic Indian cuisine. Contemporary flare with traditional ingredients. 500 Via De Palma, indianharvestboca.com, 561-465-3246 $$

JIMMY’S FRIES TO CAVIAR

GARDEN BISTRO & BAR Seafood and pasta, sashimi, and caviar. 6299 N. Federal Hwy., friestocaviar.com, 561-617-5965 $$$

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 $$$

KAPOW! NOODLE

BAR

Asian fusion with a French-Vietnamese flair. 402 Plaza Real, kapownoodlebar.com, 561-567-8828 $$ (more locations online)

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 $$$

LA VILLETTA RISTORANTE & LOUNGE

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

LOCH BAR Located in upscale Mizner Park, a classic seafood tavern and whiskey bar featuring one of South Florida’s largest raw bars. 346 Plaza Real, lochbar.com, 561-939-6600 $$$

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 $$

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

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

SEASPRAY INLET GRILL Outdoor dining area along the Boca Inlet at the Waterstone Resort. Coastal classics to contemporary dishes. 999 E. Camino Real, seasprayboca.com, 561-226-3022 $$

SERENA PASTIFICIO Old-school Italian meets new-school techniques, plus brunch and craft cocktails. 301 Plaza Real, serena-pastifico.com, 561-922-6699 $$

SIX TABLES Multi-course, prix-fixe menu only at this outstanding 24-seat establishment where new owner-chefs Tom and Jenny Finn continue the tradition of founding Chef Jonathan Fyhrie. 112 N.E. 2nd St., sixtablesarestaurant.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 $$

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

This is not a full list of restaurants in Palm Beach County and has been edited to fit space limitations.

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GETTING SETTLED

KEEP

THIS CHEAT SHEET OF BASIC INFO ON HAND TO MAKE YOUR MOVE GO SMOOTHLY

1. UTILITIES

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.

2. 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 local Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office websites to read up on what you need to do. Here are the main ones 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

St. Lucie County

Department of Motor Vehicles

dmvflorida.org/dmv-offices/st-lucie

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

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 Health Foundation 561-833-6333 Palm Beach Int’l Airport 561-471-7400 Palm Tran 561-841-4270

Parkinson’s Foundation 800-473-4636 Poison Control 800-222-1222

Palm Beach County Public Utilities 561-740-4600

Red Cross

Report Medicaid Fraud

Salvation Army

Sheriff (non-emergency)

Tri-Rail

United Ostomy Association

United Way of Palm Beach County

Urban League of Palm Beach County

U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator

3. 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 pre-register 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.

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

Martin County Supervisor of Elections Main Office

561-833-7711

800-447-8477

561-686-3530

561-688-3000

800-874-7245

800-826-0826

561-375-6600

561-833-1461

800-677-1116

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

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HELPFUL NUMBERS

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 requirements if you meet one of the following criteria:

• You are 65 years of age or older when you register

• You have a physical disability

• You are a member, spouse, or dependent 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

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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