About Palm Beach County
Situated along Florida’s famous “Gold Coast,” Palm Beach County boasts near perfect temperatures year-round, breathtaking natural beauty, 47 miles of pristine beaches with warm turquoise waters, and an abundance of outdoor recreation.
It is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, with Broward and then Miami-Dade Counties to the south. Palm Beach County is the second-largest county in Florida by land area and the third-most populous county in Florida, with a population of 1.4 million in 2017 according to Census estimates.
Favorable Business Climate
Palm Beach County fosters a pro-business environment, with one of the most favorable tax environments in the nation and numerous sales tax exemptions. There is no personal state income tax and no corporate income tax on limited partnership and S-Corporations.
The county is known as an innovate hub to several major industry clusters, including international commerce, life sciences, healthcare, professional services, IT/telecommunications, and distribution/logistics.
There’s a large diverse pool of skilled and educated workers, supported by over 110 top-rated private schools, more than 180 quality public schools and six major institutions of higher learning. Business partnerships include Florida Atlantic University’s FAU Tech Runway, Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute.
Palm Beach County also boasts a solid infrastructure system, with two major highways running through it, three ports, three international airports, the Tri-Rail commuter rail system for South Florida and high-speed passenger rail on Brightline.
The island of Palm Beach is home to legendary resorts, upscale shopping, exquisite mansions, superb dining and many notable landmarks. It has maintained a refined elegance for more than a century.
Many consider Worth Avenue, with its European sophistication and inimitable style and grace, one of the top upscale shopping destinations in the country, mentioned with similar reverence as New York’s Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive.
Other notable destinations in Palm Beach include the world-renowned Breakers Palm Beach Resort and the Flagler Museum, a 75-room Gilded Age mansion that Henry Flagler built as a wedding present for his wife.
West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach is the urban anchor to Palm Beach County.
Downtown West Palm Beach entices visitors with two notable destinations. Clematis Street overlooks the sparkling Lake Worth Lagoon and is home to funky sidewalk cafes, colorful murals and buzzworthy bars. Or head over to CityPlace, a shopping district and open-air plaza where it’s not unusual to stumble upon rousing events and live music. Next door enjoy a show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts or venture a little farther to explore Antique Row and the candy-colored storefronts of Northwood Village, an eclectic enclave known for its art galleries and global cuisine.
Art aficionados come for the museums and stay for the shows. View extensive collections of American, Chinese, contemporary and European pieces at the Norton Museum of Art. Walk through the jungle-like Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, where nine major sculptures are set amidst palms and tropical plants. Or take in a performance (concerts, comedy shows, ballets, operas and more) at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
West Palm Beach includes several family destinations nearby, including Lion Country Safari and the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park.
Delray Beach lies directly north of Boca Raton and features a few notable destinations nearby.
Atlantic Avenue was awarded “Best of the Road – Most Fun Small Town in America” by Rand McNally & USA Today. By day, visit unique galleries and boutiques or soak up the sun on a crystal clear Atlantic Ocean beach. By night, enjoy a night of dining and entertainment at any of Delray Beach’s award winning cafes.
Delray Beach is also known for the Delray Beach Tennis Center, an 8,200-seat stadium that accommodates the annual International Tennis Championships in January and February.