Palm Beach County is the third-most populous county in the Sunshine State. It continues to grow with the influx of homeowners wishing to live in a tropical destination in the continental United States. Palm Beach County was named after one of its oldest settled areas in Florida and was created in 1909, after splitting from Dade County. It is the wealthiest per-capita county in Florida.
1) The average annual temperature is 78 degrees and almost 250 days of sunshine yearly. The American Lung Association’s latest report on national air quality stated that Palm Beach County only averages one day a year of smog!
2) Palm Beach County School District has the eighth-highest graduation rate in the United States. It boasts 185 schools, many “A-rated” public and private schools.
3) Palm Beach County has 47 miles of the most attractive coastlines in the United States. Fishing, diving, snorkeling and other water activities are readily available here. Countless beaches, direct Atlantic Ocean access to deep-sea fishing, the best bass fishing in Lake Okeechobee are just some of the activities residents enjoy daily.
4) With so many miles of picturesque beaches allowing for oceanfront living, many of the properties in Palm Beach County are luxurious residences. The homes in Palm Beach County range from beachside cottages, condominiums, and mansions to water’s edge homes in private golfing and yachting communities.
5) Palm Beach County is a hub of culture and arts. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts draws internationally respected performances and productions. The Norton Art Gallery is one of the best Contemporary Art galleries in America. If you are interested in antiques, try treasure hunting on Antique Row. The Palm Beach County Cultural Council is an advocate for the arts and acts as a cultural concierge for the South Florida area.