West Palm Beach is the seat of Palm Beach County, Florida. It is located in the southeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean and has a territory of about fifty-eight square miles. The city is the biggest in the county. West Palm Beach is the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida. From anywhere in West Palm Beach you are within easy reach of the forty miles of beautiful beaches.
Some of the companies with office space or other facilities in the West Palm Beach area include Florida Public Utilities (energy), ION Media Networks (TV broadcasting), Ocwen (financial services), and The Palm Beach Post (print media). Other major employers include: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (aerospace), Sikorsky Aircraft (aviation), General Dynamics (aerospace, defense), Cemex (building materials), and CSC (IT services).
Entertainment And Dining Out
West Palm Beach has a lot to offer in terms of things to see and do. Among the most interesting sights are the Flagler Museum, the Norton Museum, as well as the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Visitors can go snorkeling at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Breaker’s reef. Another beach attraction, typical for Western Palm Beach, is watching the launch of space shuttles, as the ocean provides a clear view day and night. There are several cycling paths around the area, also suitable for rollerblading. In the McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary, visitors can have an encounter with over ninety different animals. Lion Country Safari is a similar attraction and a great destination for family trips. West Palm Beach offers a diverse dining experience in terms of cuisine choices and prices. Examples include: Verdea Wine Bar – 250 kinds of wine and farm to table food choices, made from local products, Sushi Jo – best place for sushi in the city, The India Palace – Indian food in mid-range prices, Blue Martini – Martinis, and live music on weekends.
Getting to the city by plane is quite easy, as it has its own airport - Palm Beach International Airport, located a five minutes drive from downtown West Palm Beach. It is serviced by US and Canadian companies, providing connections with international flights. An alternative airport is North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, located about twenty miles away and serving private and charter flights. The city has some Amtrak service Tri-Rail, running between Miami and West Palm Beach. By car the city is accessible through Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike. PalmTran and Greyhound bus services provide connections between different cities in the area. Getting around is possible in the following ways: car rental, taxis, buses (PalmTran, Molly’s Trolley) and Tri-Rail train.