Palm Beach is a town in the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated in Palm Beach County, on a 16-mile long barrier island. This is the easternmost town in Florida. Palm Beach is separated from West Palm Beach and Lake Worth by the Intracoastal Waterway. This is an affluent neighborhood 65 miles north of Miami. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Palm Beach has a year-round population of 10,000, with a seasonal increase to 30,000.
Palm Beach County’s economy is based on tourism, manufacturing, communications, information technology, aerospace, engineering, agriculture, food processing, business, financial services, and health care. Top companies with office space and facilities in the area include Florida Crystals, U.S. Sugar Corp, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, A. Duda & Sons Growers, Thomas Produce Co, Sikorsky Aircraft, and IBM.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Palm Beach. You can take a ride in an airboat, and glide through the Florida Everglades. Or climb a historic lighthouse and revel in the view of the Atlantic Ocean. The Okeeheelee Nature Center offers 2 ½ miles of trails, hands-on exhibits, animal encounters, and a unique gift shop. Dining options in Palm Beach include Charley’s Crab, Ta-boo, Café L’Europe, Renato’s, Testa’s Restaurant, and Café Boulud. Nick and Johnnie’s is a trendy bar and restaurant located just across the river from the busy high streets, a great place to grab a fish taco and a beer.
The nearest major airport is Palm Beach International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from West Palm Beach, the airport is 7 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, offering international and domestic flights from Fort Lauderdale, within 51 miles from Palm Beach. In West Palm Beach there is access to Amtrak and Tri-Rail, which connects the area to Miami. Public transportation is available through Palm Tran, connecting the city with the rest of the county.