A Luxury Resort Town with Heart
Offering a little local flavor, here are some of Kim’s favs:
Henry Flagler was the first to establish Palm Beach as a resort area when he made the Atlantic coast barrier island accessible via his Florida East Coast Railway. The community centered around his two luxury hotels: the Royal Poinciana and the famed Breakers Hotel.
With 9,000 full-time residents and 20,000 seasonal residents, Palm Beach home owners donate more money to charity per capita than any other community in the nation. Who wouldn’t want to consider buying a home in this small town with a big heart? The town of Palm Beach was incorporated in 1911 and is home to the famed Breakers Hotel and to sophisticated, upscale shopping on Worth Avenue. With three miles of public beaches as well as recreational facilities that include award winning golf and tennis venues, the lifestyle in Palm Beach is idyllic.
Palm Beach also has an interesting history! Did you know that in 1879 pioneers planted 15,000 pineapple slips to establish a pineapple farm? Also, in the early 1900s, the west end of Worth Avenue housed Alligator Joe’s farm where Joe put on a show for visitors by wrestling alligators. And the town itself was incorporated when it was discovered that West Palm Beach was going to attempt annexation of the island that year.
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