Palm Beach / West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach is the antidote to the stuffiness of its tony island neighbor to the east — though it should be noted that all of the beauty and luxury of Palm Beach is only a bridge away. A full-fledged city of 100,000, West Palm blends a Florida beach vibe with unfussy cosmopolitanism, and its residents enjoy big-city benefits in the middle of South Florida’s greatest natural and cultural treasures. Thanks to nearby airports and highways — and quite a few marinas — West Palm Beach is a town that’s convenient to everywhere, though its residents take their entertainment close to home. The major shopping districts are pedestrian-friendly and feature weekly festivals and concerts year-round. Recreational opportunities — on trail and on water, on tennis court and golf course — are an integral part of life here, as is simply enjoying Atlantic breezes in the Florida sun.