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2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live

West Palm Beach, FL

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Civics 50
Demographics 77
Economy 76
Education 45
Health 51
Housing 43
Infrastructure 75

#80. West Palm Beach, FL

Life moves at a slightly slower pace in West Palm Beach, and that’s more than perfectly fine with the urbane families who live here. Lively public festivals, big-name concerts at the nearby amphitheatre and a star-powered annual boat show keep things exciting without breaking the bank.

West Palm Beach received a high rating in economics, pointing to a strong job market with low unemployment rates.

Local Obsession: Golf. (No seriously. The city has more courses than any county in Florida.)

Climate Described in 6 Words Or Less: Hot, tropical and sunny

Top Industries and Employers: Healthcare, hospitality and marine sciences

Local Dream Job: Golf course management at any of the more than 20 golf courses in West Palm Beach

Quintessential Meal: Oysters on ice and pecan-crusted grouper overlooking the Atlantic at Seafood Bar.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Brunch at a scene-y hot spot before heading to the pool or beach

After-Work Meetup Spot: ER Bradley’s or Kapow’s

Best Brewery/Local Beer: Due South Brewing makes a sinfully delicious english ale called the Caramel Cream Ale. 

Beloved Bookstore: The Palm Beach Bookstore is a delightful spot primarily focused interior design, architecture and coffee table books.

Free Way to Have Fun: Commune with migrating sea cows at Manatee Lagoon, where you can also tour the facility, listen to a lecture or take a yoga class near these gentle ocean mammals.

Truly Hidden Gem: The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, which features two acres of tropical vegetation, nine monolithic sculptures by the eponymous artists and over 100 works of art.

– Jackie Gutierrez-Jones

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