8 Reasons to Move to Palm Beach County
Home to over 1.4 million residents, Palm Beach County is more than a popular vacation destination. It is a fabulous place to call home. With its rich history, beautifully preserved environment and endless entertainment options, Palm Beach County is an incredibly attractive place to live and work. In fact, 61 percent of Palm Beach County residents have relocated from out of state.
For almost a decade, The Fite Group Luxury Homes - William Raveis South Florida has represented buyers and sellers of luxury properties throughout The Palm Beaches. Our knowledge of Palm Beach County real estate and our commitment to providing personalized service will enable you to find the perfect property to complement your desired lifestyle goals.
Whether you are looking for adventure, arts and cultural activities, fine dining, or relaxation, there is something for everyone in Palm Beach County.
Below we share 8 favorite reasons why we love living in Palm Beach County.
1. The Beaches
With 26 public beach parks in Palm Beach County, you can indulge in over 47 miles of untouched Atlantic coastline with crystal clear blue water and golden sand. Have a picnic lagoonside at Dubois Park. Watch the waves crash over the limestone at Blowing Rocks Preserve. Catch some rays and grab some ice cream at Lake Worth Beach. After all, life is better at the beach!
2. The Golf Courses
It’s no secret that Palm Beach County is well known for its state-of-the-art golf facilities. Home to the PGA’s Honda Classic, the Palm Beaches are Florida’s golf capital for its year-round play and courses designed by some of the greatest architects in the game. On more than 160 sun-kissed golf courses, you’ll follow in the footsteps of legendary golfers, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka…to name a few of the locals. Grab your clubs and hit the links!
3. The Equestrian Community
Saddle up and head over to Wellington, better known as the Equestrian Capital of the World. From January to April, Wellington’s equestrian season is in full gear. The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival, welcoming the world’s top riders to the Sunshine State for 12 weeks of competition. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the perfect place to spend the polo season with its exceptional facilities, five-star dining experience and unmatched service in an intimate, unique outdoor setting. Grab a fabulous hat, savor a field-side brunch and enjoy the true equestrian experience at the International Polo Club.
4. The Great Outdoors
The Palm Beaches are a microcosm of the amazing ecosystem that is Florida. Palm Beach County is a prime turtle nesting spot and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, the world-famous rehabilitation hospital for injured sea turtles, provides the chance to learn about these fascinating reptiles and ocean conservation. Reconnect with the natural heritage of Florida by visiting the wetlands ecosystem of the Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve in West Palm Beach, home to 67 different threatened and endangered species. With dedicated animal sanctuaries and untouched nature preserves, Palm Beach County proudly celebrates the importance of preserving and sustaining Mother Nature.
5. The Arts and Culture
Fun-filled festivals, exciting exhibitions, perfect performances – we’ve got it all right here in the Palm Beaches. Palm Beach County offers rich and diverse art and cultural events. Spend the day exploring the fully restored mansion of Henry Morrison Flagler. A true testimony of the lavish lifestyle of Palm Beach’s foundational era, the Flagler Museum features outstanding architecture and a rich art collection dating back to the 1900’s. Catch a show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, offering everything from world-class orchestras and ensembles to Broadway performances. Explore Mounts Botanical Garden, a 24 acre living plant museum with 23 spectacular gardens. Imagine a tropical paradise with ever-changing beauty, that you can stroll through for relaxation, inspiration. Mounts Botanical Garden is the perfect escape.
6. World Class Shopping & Dining
Whether you’re looking for the latest fashion trend or pursuing the perfect antique to complete your collection, the Palm Beaches’ shopping districts are your South Florida shopping meccas. While shopping designer boutiques and brand names, don’t miss the charming cafes, chic restaurants and bustling nightlife which complete our shopping districts. Neighborhoods like the world-renowned shopping districts of Worth Avenue and Antique Row offer a few of the endless things to do here in the Palm Beaches. Along with shopping, you’ll find spectacular dining. With options of dining al-fresco, on the water, or even a hometown favorite diner, there is a place for everyone’s appetite. Head to Downtown West Palm Beach’s very own Clematis Street for some of the best brunch spots in South Florida or Downtown Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue for dining beachside.
7. Fun for the Whole Family
As the number of families relocating to Palm Beach County grows, so do the options for family-friendly activities. Take a walk on the wild side at Florida’s only drive-through zoo with over 900 animals, Lion Country Safari. Splash around and soak up the sun at the Rapids Water Park. Take the fun indoors by exploring the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium which features over 50 hands-on educational exhibits, a planetarium, science lab, buttery garden and putt-putt golf.
8. It’s The Lifestyle
These are but a few of the many reasons that Palm Beach County offers the best of both big city and small town living. It’s all about the amazing South Florida lifestyle! There is never a dull moment here in the Palm Beaches. Come experience it for yourself and you’ll be ready to make Palm Beach County your home!
About The Fite Group Luxury Homes
The Fite Group Luxury Homes is headquartered on the island of Palm Beach with three additional offices in Delray Beach, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens and hosts more than 100 agents. Since its founding 10 years ago, The Fite Group has completed more than $5 billion in sales by tapping into the team’s exceptional local knowledge and commitment to providing the highest levels of service. The Fite Group represents a diverse luxury real estate portfolio ranging from oceanfront estates to exclusive country club properties to iconic waterfront condos and equestrian compounds. Proving their leadership in the market, their top five sales in the past six months totaled nearly $100 million. In 2017, their top listing sold for $45,000,000, and their average home sale price was $1.8 million. The Fite Group Luxury Homes is a member of ‘Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate,’ the premier global network bringing together worldwide real estate industry leaders and luxury properties from all over the world. For more information, visit FiteGroup.com.
About William Raveis
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is the number one family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the number nine real estate company in the country, according to REAL Trends. Over the past four decades, WRRE has grown from a single office over a grocery store in Connecticut to a family enterprise with over 4,000 highly trained sales professionals in 130 offices across nine states resulting in $10.2 billion in real estate sales in 2017. The firm was named the Most Innovative Brokerage by Inman News and was recently recognized as the Top Global Luxury Brokerage in the world by Luxury Portfolio International. For more information, visit Raveis.com or Blog.Raveis.com.