West Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County, Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and is north of Broward County. According to the US Census Bureau in 2004, the city of West Palm Beach had a population of 95,344. The city of West Palm Beach is basically the same size as it was in 1920. When you count the population of the larger metropolitan area surrounding West Palm Beach there are nearly 1.2 million people.
West Palm Beach is surrounded by natural beauty with its parks and attractions including the Lion Country Safari, Indian River Lagoon, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse (built in 1860), and the many wildlife refuges including the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (northern part of the Everglades).
West Palm Beach is surrounded by a variety of sporting activities. It is home to the Professional Golfers' Association and Palm Beach County is known as the "Golf Capital of the World" with 160 plus golf courses. The Roger Dean Stadium Complex is Florida's only dual-team Spring Training facility hosting two professional baseball teams - the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. West Palm Beach is also host to numerous water sports and because of its beautiful waterways has been called the Venice of America.
West Palm Beach is surrounded by neighborhoods in Palm Beach County including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, and Royal Palm Beach. Here is a map of West Palm Beach.
West Palm Beach is well known for its retail shops and restaurants in downtown CityPlace. West Palm Beach has a talented work force and job market. Professionals such lawyers, doctors, advertising executives and others take advantage of the beauty that West Palm Beach offers.
West Palm Beach has a booming real estate market that includes West Palm Beach Condos, Apartments, and single family homes in the many West Palm Beach area neighborhoods. West Palm Beach's boom is largely due to its beautiful waterways, high fashion, outdoor shopping and restaurants, professional sports, and annual festivals and events throughout the year.
When visiting West Palm Beach for a vacation or business there are many attractions from its beautiful beaches and waterways to an abundance of shops and restaurants.