West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

Search the West Palm Beach, Florida MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at Team@GreatFloridaHomes.com

West Palm Beach is a thriving city of approximately 120,000 residents. However, West Palm has a much larger unincorporated population estimated at upwards of 250,000. The area is situated in the northernmost county of the South Florida metropolitan area. Founded In 1894, West Palm is the oldest city In Palm Beach County. On Nov. 5, 1894, 87 of the town’s 500 or so residents, gathered “atop the calaboose” (the jailhouse) at Poinsettia (now Dixie) and Banyan streets and voted 77-1 to incorporate “West Palm Beach.” The area had originally been called Westpalmbeach, a single word, then split into three words. It is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the principal cities in the South Florida metropolitan area. West Palm Beach, also known as West Palm, is the most populous city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. The city is also the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida.

The following types of housing are readily available in and around West Palm Beach FL:

  •     Single Family Homes from $50,000 to $10,000,000
  •     Townhomes & Townhouses from $29,000 to $1,000,000
  •     Condominiums from $12,000 to $10,000,000 (NOTE:  The Lower end is often Age Restricted Communities)

Prices for property in this community are expected to increase over the next 12 months.

Local neighborhoods and subdivisions include:

  • Brelsford Park
  • Central Park
  • Downtown Neighborhoods Association
  • Echo Lake
  • El Cid
  • Flamingo Park
  • Foxhall
  • Grandview Heights
  • Ibis
  • Lake Mangonia
  • Mango Promenade
  • Northboro Park
  • North Shore
  • North Tamarind
  • Northwood
  • Northwood Estates
  • Northwood Harbor
  • Northwood Hills
  • Northwood Pines
  • Northwood Shores
  • Old Northwood
  • Palm Beach Lakes
  • Palm Club Village
  • Parker Ridge
  • Pineapple Park
  • Pinewood
  • Pinewood Park
  • Pleasant City
  • Poinciana Park
  • Presidential Estates
  • Progressive Northwest
  • Prospect Park
  • Prospect Heights
  • Providencia Park
  • Riverwalk
  • Roosevelt Estates
  • South End
  • Southland Park
  • Southside
  • Southwest
  • Spencer Lakes
  • Sunshine Park
  • Vedado
  • Villages of Palm Beach Lakes
  • Westfield

Local zip codes in this community include:

  • 33401, 33402, 33403, 33404, 33405, 33406, 33407, 33408, 33409, 33410, 33411, 33412, 33413, 33414, 33415, 33416, 33417, 33418, 33419, 33420, 33421, 33422.

Public and private school systems serving families in the area include the Palm Beach school district. Many of the schools that serve the West Palm Beach area are “A” rated schools.

Commuters in this area are served by train, with the Tri-Rail that runs through the middle of Palm Beach and Broward counties near I-95. The Palm Beach County Transit has a very efficient bus service for the county. Major highways include I-95 and the Florida Turnpike freeway interchanges.

The city was founded by Henry Flagler as a community to house the servants working in the two grand hotels on the neighboring island of Palm Beach, across Lake Worth. The original spelling was “Westpalmbeach”, but it was feared that the 13-letter word would be an ominous omen for the fledgling community. On November 5, 1894, 78 people met at the “Calaboose” (the first jail and police station located at Clematis St. and Poinsettia, now Dixie Hwy.) and passed the motion to incorporate the Town of West Palm Beach in what was then Dade County (now Miami-Dade County). This made West Palm Beach the oldest incorporated municipality in the county and in South Florida. The town council quickly addressed the building codes and the tents and shanties were replaced by brick, brick veneer, and stone buildings. During the 1920s, the city grew rapidly during the Florida land boom, during which many historic structures and neighborhoods were built.

The city has a very rich history. Prior to the founding of Miami, West Palm Beach was a thriving cultural center. Originally, Henry Flagler intended for his Florida East Coast Railroad to have its terminus in West Palm, but due to a deep freeze, he decided to extend the railroad to Miami. For many years West Palm Beach and Miami were rival South Florida cities and they both thrived in the early 20th century. Although it was originally intended to be a settlement for the servants of the wealthy Palm Beach Island neighbors, West Palm became a thriving center in its own right. Pleasant City is a neighborhood in the original Uptown West Palm that had a thriving middle-class African-American population. This community still has a rich heritage, whereas many of the families have lived there for generations.

Pratt & Whitney, IBM, RCA and others helped put the city on the map in the late 60’s and ’70’s. But now the focus was on the whole of Palm Beach County, not just West Palm Beach. The city was loving its position as the county’s hub and heart. And so many other things were changing. Integration brought the end of Palm Beach and Roosevelt High schools and the beginning of a new high school, Twin Lakes (now Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts).

In the 1960s, Palm Beach County’s first enclosed shopping mall, the Palm Beach Mall, and an indoor arena were completed. These projects led to a revival for the city. However, crime was a serious issue due to racial tensions and high vacancy rates. But following the 1970s, the city has undergone a renaissance as newcomers have rediscovered the city’s historic areas, graceful new high-rises including Donald Trump’s elegant “Trump Plaza”, and a resurgent downtown entertainment and shopping district called CityPlace. Clematis Street and CityPlace are some of the centers of West Palm Beach’s nightlife.

Today West Palm Beach is once again a growing city. The skyline of the city beautiful is constantly changing. New residential buildings, condos, and attractions are common downtown, and an increasing number are being built. Once dilapidated single family homes are being renovated in many neighborhoods to accommodate the city’s growing population. The city recently built a new convention center. A new downtown library and city hall funded by bonds are currently being built. This is all apart of a City Center, that will also include a waterfront park, photographic & arts center, and new shops. The city is hoping to shake off its rogue reputation and represent itself as a growing city within a major metropolitan area.


Search the West Palm Beach, Florida MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at Team@GreatFloridaHomes.com

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Joy Carter and Jeff Booker – CRS,e-PRO, LTG, PMN, SFR are REALTORS®  serving the West Palm Beach, FL area since 1985. Joy Carter and Jeff Booker do business as GreatFloridaHomes Team, with team members Julie Mello as the Client Care Specialist for more than 15 years.  Affiliated with the Keller Williams Partners Realty, where experience counts, and Joy Carter and Jeff Booker have sold more than $200,ooo million in real estate in cities like West Plam Beach, Florida.

The Great Florida Homes Team team provides service to buyers and sellers of real property.

Joy Carter and Jeff Booker specializes in and around the West Palm Beach, FL area. We cover Broward and Palm Beach counties since Jeff lives in Palm Beach and Joy lives in Broward. Specific qualifications include that we are thorough in our processes, making sure that details are not overlooked. This saves clients time and money. Joy started her career in real estate in 1985, working for the developer of the city of Coral Springs and Parkland, selling land while helping Buyers choose their dream home to be built on the land. In 1996 she decided to partner with brother Jeff to be able to serve a larger real estate market. With their technology skills and continuing education they keep their Buyers and Sellers ahead of the crowd. Joy has been the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and she continues to serve in areas that assist in the communities growth. Jeff is very active in his community of Lake Worth. They both feel very blessed to continue to receive the compliment of referrals from their past customers. This allows them to leave a legacy of great real estate service.

For superior real estate service in and near West Palm Beach, FL, contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker today!

Search the West Palm Beach, Florida MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at Team@GreatFloridaHomes.com

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