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Encyclopedia > West Palm Beach, Florida
City of West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach Skyline

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Nickname: West Palm, WPB
Location in Palm Beach County and the state of Florida.
Coordinates: 26°42′35″N 80°03′51″W / 26.70972, -80.06417
Country United States
State Florida
County Palm Beach
Incorporated 5 November 1894
Government
 - Mayor Lois Frankel
Area
 - City 150.7 km²  (58.2 sq mi)
 - Land 142.8 km² (55.1 sq mi)
 - Water 7.9 km² (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation 6.4 m (13 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 107,617
 - Density 753.6/km² (1,953.1/sq mi)
 - Metro 5.5 million
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33401-33422
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-76600GR2
GNIS feature ID 0293097GR3
Website: http://www.cityofwpb.com/

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. According to the University of Florida's 2006 estimates, the city had a population of 107,617. West Palm has a much larger unincorporated population estimated at upwards of 250,000.[1] The city's Urbanized Area has an estimated population of almost 1.3 million. West Palm's economy is currently ranked #4 in the Milken Institute Best Performing 296 U.S. Cities index. Image File history File links West_Palm_Beach_Skyline. ... Image File history File links West_Palm_Beach_Seal. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_West_Palm_Beach. ... Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... 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It is the county seat of Palm Beach CountyGR6, and one of the principal cities in the South Florida metropolitan area. The area is known as the West Palm Beach--Boca Raton--Boynton Beach MSA, which covers the entire Palm Beach County area. It is situated in the northernmost county of the South Florida metropolitan area. According to the 2006 Morgan Quinto Poll, West Palm Beach is the 14th most dangerous city in the United States.[2] A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... The Miami Urbanized Area stretches along the Atlantic Coast for most of the length of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, but is confined to a relatively narrow area between the coast and the Everglades. ... West Palm Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Boca Raton is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Boynton Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ...

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Demographics

As of 2006, there were 107,617 people, 34,769 households, and 18,253 families residing in the city. The population density was 574.9/km² (1,488.9/mi²). There were 40,461 housing units at an average density of 283.3/km² (733.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.09% White, 32.21% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.35% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.21% of the population. West Palm has a thriving Hispanic community just south of the Downtown area called Poinciana Park[1]. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 34,769 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.02. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city, 21.3% of the population is under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,774, and the median income for a family was $42,074. Males had a median income of $30,221 versus $26,473 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,188. About 20.5% of families and 23.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Languages

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 72.49% of all residents, while Spanish made up 17.71%, French Creole was at 4.46%, and French made up 1.27% of the population.[3] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Native Language” redirects here. ... Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen) is a creole language based on the French language. ...


History

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 8,659
1930 26,610 207.3%
1940 33,693 26.6%
1950 43,162 28.1%
1960 56,208 30.2%
1970 57,375 2.1%
1980 63,305 10.3%
1990 67,764 7.0%
2000 82,103 21.2%
Est. 2007 107,617 31.1%
West Palm Beach in the 1870s
West Palm Beach in the 1960's
West Palm Beach in the 1960's

Henry Flagler began buying land - paying $75,000 for the old Geer home in Palm Beach, which was then owned by R.R. McCormick of Denver, and $50,000 for a piece of E.M. Brelsford's land. Soon, the massive Royal Poinciana Hotel would rise on McCormick's land and Flagler's marble palace, Whitehall, would be built on Brelsford's. Across the lake, he bought a strip of land that stretched from Lake Worth to Clear Lake, paying $35,000 for Captain O.S. Porter's homestead and $10,000 for Louie Hillhouse's land. That $45,000 investment became West Palm Beach, the city Flagler founded for "my help." By now, South Florida's destiny was clear: Land was the hot commodity, and nearly everyone in town was trying to buy land and sell it.[2] The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image File history File links CD art for a posthumous release (2003) of Miles Davis ballads, Miles Davis Plays Classic Ballads. ... Image File history File links CD art for a posthumous release (2003) of Miles Davis ballads, Miles Davis Plays Classic Ballads. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was a United States tycoon, real estate promoter, railroad developer and Rockefeller partner. ...


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)[3]. 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. Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was a United States tycoon, real estate promoter, railroad developer and Rockefeller partner in Standard Oil. ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... Being largely seasonal, downtown Palm Beachs streets are virtually vacant in the summer. ... The Lake Worth Lagoon is a lagoon located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... County slogan: Delivering Excellence Every Day Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat Miami, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 6,297 km² (2,431 mi²) 1,257 km² (485 mi²) 19. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ... Arial photo of Miami dated 1927, with the newly-constructed Venetian Islands visible as well as the beginning of the doomed Isola di Lolando project. ...


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. This article is about the city in Florida. ... Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was a United States tycoon, real estate promoter, railroad developer and Rockefeller partner. ... Terminus can refer to: Terminal station, a bus or rail station acting as an end destination Terminus (mythology), a Roman god Jupiter (god) (also known by this name) Atlanta, Georgia, which was originally called Terminus Terminus (planet), the home planet of the Foundation in Isaac Asimovs Foundation series Terminus... West Palm Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Palm Beach is the name of several places: Palm Beach, New South Wales is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... Pleasant City is a village in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


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 Palm Beach Lakes Community High School).


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. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The main entrance of the Palm Beach Mall. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Cityplace may refer to: in the United States: the Cityplace neighborhood in Uptown Dallas, Texas. ...


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.


Historic Neighborhoods and Communities

West Palm Beach skyline from the north.
West Palm Beach skyline from the north.
A part of a pedestrian walkway at CityPlace.
Clematis Street
Comeau Building, Clematis Street
Comeau Building, Clematis Street
Hibiscus Street, downtown.
Hibiscus Street, downtown.
Flamingo Park Historic Marker.
Flamingo Park Historic Marker.

Bel Air Historic District - Developed from 1925 to 1935 as a neighborhood for tradesmen and real estate salesmen who helped develop Palm Beach County, some of Belair was originally a pineapple plantation owned by Richard Hone. Hones's frame vernacular house, built around 1895, still stands at 211 Plymouth Road. After Hone was murdered in 1902, his property was sold to George Currie, who created Currie Development Co. But before it was developed, the land was sold to William Ohlhaber, who raised coconut palms and ferns. Eventually, Ohlhaber platted the subdivision and sold off lots. The first house built in the subdivision was Ohlhaber's mission-style home at 205 Pilgrim. Ohlhaber's grandson said Ohlhaber bought the tract to provide dockage for his 90-foot yacht, but the yacht ran aground in the Gulf of Mexico and never reached Lake Worth. In 1947 Hone's house was bought by Max Brombacher, Henry Flagler's chief engineer, and it remains in the Brombacher family today. Belair became West Palm Beach's fourth historic district in August 1993. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Cityplace. ... Image File history File links Cityplace. ... Cityplace may refer to: in the United States: the Cityplace neighborhood in Uptown Dallas, Texas. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 517 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Clematis Street Photo by eighties1980 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 517 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Clematis Street Photo by eighties1980 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 489 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (908 × 1112 pixel, file size: 207 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Historical Marker in West Palm Beach I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 489 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (908 × 1112 pixel, file size: 207 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Historical Marker in West Palm Beach I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Central Park - Central Park is a collective name for several subdivisions north of Southern Boulevard. It originally was part of the Estates of South Palm Beach (which went from Wenonah Place to Pilgrim Road east of Dixie Highway). Like other West Palm Beach neighborhoods, the Estates of South Palm Beach boomed after Henry Flagler's descent on Palm Beach. In 1884, James W. Copp, a bachelor in the boating business, borrowed $367.20 from Valentine Jones to buy the land. The ownership of what is now known as Central Park changed hands many times before being developed. Around 1919, the tropical wilderness was transformed into an exclusive neighborhood with curbed roads, sidewalks and a pier (at the foot of what is now Southern Boulevard). The neighborhood became part of West Palm Beach in 1926, and was named a city historic district in December 1993. In 1999 the neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Central Park Historic District (also known as Estates of South Palm Beach) is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on July 28, 1999) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


El Cid - Noted for its Mediterranean revival and mission-style homes, El Cid developed in the height of Florida's real estate boom. In the late 1800's, most of the land north of Sunset Road was pineapple fields, but the crop dwindled in the early 1900's. Pittsburgh socialite Jay Phipps subdivided the old pineapple fields in the 1920's. He named it El Cid, after the celebrated Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who conquered Valencia in 1094. He was called "Cid", meaning "lord". El Cid became a city historic district in June 1993. In 1995 the neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The El Cid Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on August 31, 1995) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


Flamingo Park - Originally a pineapple plantation, Flamingo Park was established by local contractors and developers, who saw the potential in this area -- one of the highest coastal ridge sections from downtown West Palm Beach to Miami. Some ridge houses even had ocean views from upper floors. Houses cost about $10,000 to $18,000 in the boom era, and many buyers were owners of shops and businesses on fashionable Dixie Highway nearby. Recently, residents rallied to have stop signs installed throughout the neighborhood and have banded together to ward off commercial and industrial zoning. Property values are rising as residents renovate and restore Spanish-style houses. Most of the homes in the neighborhood, developed from 1921 to 1930, are mission style, but nearly every style is represented. There are many Mediterranean revival-style houses along the high ridge line. Only two buildings in the historic district are known to have been designed by architects: 701 Flamingo Drive designed by Harvey and Clarke, and the Armory Arts Center designed by William Manly King. The neighborhood became a West Palm Beach historic district in January 1993 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The Flamingo Park Historic Residential District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on July 14, 2000) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


Grandview Heights - One of the city's oldest neighborhoods still intact, Grandview Heights was built as an extension of Palm Beach Heights from around 1910 to 1925. Almost all of Palm Beach Heights and half of Grandview Heights was demolished in 1989 to make way for the proposed Downtown/Uptown project, which remains undeveloped. Grandview Heights originally attracted construction workers who helped build the luxury hotels, ministers and store owners. In recent years, residents rallied to stop random demolition of neighborhood homes. And they banded together to chase drug dealers and prostitutes from the neighborhood. New investors are helping bring back the neighborhood, which has one of the city's best collection of early craftsman-style bungalows, as well as some modest, Mediterranean revival-style homes. The neighborhood became a West Palm Beach historic district in 1995 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The Grandview Heights Historic District (also known as Grandview Heights Neighborhood) is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on July 8, 1999) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


Mango Promenade - Mango Promenade became a West Palm Beach historic district in 1995 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Lies just south of Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Mango Promenade Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on July 8, 1999) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


Northboro Park- An expansion of Old Northwood, Northboro Park was mostly custom houses for upper-middle-class professionals. Most of the houses are Mediterranean revival, mission and frame vernacular. Developed from 1923 to 1940, the neighborhood became the city's second historic district (November 1992) and the historic designation may soon expand north to 45th Street. The oldest building in the neighborhood is Northboro Elementary School at 36th Street and Spruce, built in 1925 by DaCamara and Chace. The first home in Northboro Park is 418 36th St., built in 1923.


Northwest - West Palm Beach's first historic district to be included on the National Register of Historic Places (February 1992), the Northwest neighborhood was first settled in 1894, when the black community was moved from the Styx in Palm Beach to West Palm Beach. It also served as the city's segregated black community from 1929 to 1960 (along with Pleasant City). Northwest remains a predominantly black community but according to the city planning department, most middle- and upper-class blacks moved to other neighborhoods after desegregation. Tamarind and Rosemary Avenues were the commercial centers for blacks by 1915, but most commercial buildings have been demolished or remodeled so the architecture is no longer significant. There are still good examples of late 19th- and early 20th-century American bungalow/craftsman-style homes in this neighborhood, which also has mission, shotgun, Bahamian vernacular and American Foursquare styles. The Alice Frederick Mickens house, at 801 Fourth St., is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mickens was a philanthropist and humanitarian who promoted education for black youth. Another notable house is the Gwen Cherry house at 625 Division Ave. Cherry, Florida's first black woman legislator and a resident of Miami, inherited the house from relative Mollie Holt, who built the house in 1926. Now it is the Palm Beach County Black Historical Society. The Northwest neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. The next year the neighborhood became a West Palm Beach historic district in 1993. The Northwest Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on January 22, 1992) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


Old Northwood Historic District- Old Northwood was developed from 1920 to 1927 -- the height of the city's real estate boom. The Pinewood Development Co., platted and developed the area. Old Northwood became a neighborhood of what was considered extravagant Mediterranean revival, mission and frame vernacular houses, at $30,000 to $36,000. The buyers were professionals, entrepreneurs and tradesmen. Among them was Dunkle, who was mayor of West Palm Beach. There are houses here designed by notable architects John Volk (best known for his Palm Beach houses), William Manly King (who designed Palm Beach High School and the Armory Arts Center) and Henry Steven Harvey (whose Seaboard Railroad Passenger Station on Tamarind Avenue is listed in the National Register of Historic Places). The neighborhood became a West Palm Beach historic district in 1991 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in June 1994. The Old Northwood Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on April 14, 1994) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


Northwood Hills Historic District- On August 4th, 2003, the City Commission designated the Northwood Hills neighborhood as the 13th Historic District in the City of West Palm Beach. Northwood Hills comprises the area from 29th Street on the South to 39th Court on the North. The east side of Windsor is the Western boundary, and Greenwood Avenue is the Eastern boundary. The Neighborhood Association has worked several years to achieve the distinction of historic designation. This is the first district to be designated since 1996. Northwood Hills has a number of Mission Revival houses, a significant collection of Post-World War II architecture, a unique street layout, and one of the highest elevations in the City. The Northwood Hills neighborhood has also elected to allow the establishment of Bed and Breakfast establishments within the neighborhood.


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Prospect Park- Promoted as a high-end neighborhood patterned after the prominent Prospect Park district in Brooklyn, this area consisted of mostly smaller estates for prominent businesspeople and northern investors. The neighborhood has a high concentration of Mediterranean revival and Mission revival houses. It was developed from 1920 to 1935 and became a city historic district in November 1993. Prospect Park is A park in Brooklyn, New York In 19th century, when Brooklyn and Manhattan were separate cities; in response of Manhattans Central Park, Brooklynites hires the same architects in order to realize a Prospect Park. ...


West Northwood Historic District- Cashing in on the real estate boom, developers of West Northwood built speculative and custom houses for upper-middle-class professionals from 1925 to '27. Dominant architectural styles are Mediterranean revival and mission. Although the area was declining, that has reversed in recent years, as more investors buy and restore the houses. West Northwood became a city historic district in August 1993.

Suburban West Palm Beach

Jupiter Lighthouse in suburban West Palm Beach.

Much of the urban area directly west of the city, which includes unincorporated areas such as Westgate, Belvedere Estates, Lakeside Green, Century Village, Golden Lakes Estates, Lake Patrick, Bahama Heights and Drexel Park, to name a few. These are not officially within the boundaries of West Palm Beach, but lie in unicorporated Palm Beach County. These areas possess a "West Palm Beach" address. Urban services, such as police, fire, parks, and water and sewer are provided by Palm Beach County in the areas. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2304 pixel, file size: 982 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jupiter Lighthouse, Florida I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2304 pixel, file size: 982 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jupiter Lighthouse, Florida I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Key incorporated cities and their populations in the West Palm Beach Urbanized Area: West Palm Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Urbanized area (or urban area) is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ...

  1. Boca Raton - 86,629
  2. Boynton Beach - 67,071
  3. Delray Beach - 64,095
  4. Wellington - 55,564
  5. Jupiter - 50,028
  6. Palm Beach Gardens - 48,944
  7. Lake Worth - 36,412
  8. Riviera Beach - 33,408
  9. Greenacres - 32,019
  10. Royal Palm Beach - 30,334
  11. Palm Springs - 14,512
  12. North Palm Beach - 12,562
  13. Palm Beach - 10,456
  14. Lantana - 10,389
  15. Lake Clarke Shores - 3,475
  16. Haverhill - 1,620
  17. Mangonia Park - 1,289

Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Palm Beach Founded 1925 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Steven L. Abrams Area  - City  29. ... Boynton Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. ... The Delray School, built in 1913, now houses the Cornell Museum, part of Old School Square in Delray Beach. ... Wellington is a village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. ... Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Location of Lake Worth, in Palm Beach County, Florida Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, named after a lake who takes its name from General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the Second Seminole War. ... A Riviera Beach sign Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.A. which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ... Greenacres is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Royal Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Palm Springs is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... The Village of North Palm Beach North Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Being largely seasonal, downtown Palm Beachs streets are virtually vacant in the summer. ... Lantana is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Lake Clarke Shores is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Haverhill is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Mangonia Park is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...

Education

Primary and Secondary Education

Public education is provided and managed by The School District of Palm Beach County which is the 11th largest school district in the US[4]. The district main office is located in unincorporated West Palm Beach.[5] The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest public school district in the United States, and the fourth largest school district in Florida. ...


Post-Secondary Education

The original Palm Beach Junior College building was recently restored and is being used by Palm Beach Community College.
The original Palm Beach Junior College building was recently restored and is being used by Palm Beach Community College.

Palm Beach Community College - is the oldest community college in Florida, founded in 1933. The original building housing Palm Beach Community College is in West Palm Beach, adjacent to the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts (on the site of the old Palm Beach High School), and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has been restored and is once again being used by the college. The Community College now has four campuses in the county, with the main campus located in neighboring Lake Worth.[4] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 772 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Original Palm Beach Junior College building, located on campus of Dreyfus School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 772 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Original Palm Beach Junior College building, located on campus of Dreyfus School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Palm Beach Community College (PBCC) enrolls over 46,000 students in more than 100 programs of study including associate of arts and associate of science degree programs and short-term certificates. ... Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Palm Beach Community College (PBCC) enrolls over 46,000 students in more than 100 programs of study including associate of arts and associate of science degree programs and short-term certificates. ... Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

Palm Beach Atlantic University lies along Lake Worth.
Palm Beach Atlantic University lies along Lake Worth.

Palm Beach Atlantic University - is a four-year, private, university with approximately 3,200 students. The university has grown rapidly in the past ten years, and future growth is expected to continue. The expanding waterfront campus is located on seven blocks within the south end of downtown, and includes several historic structures converted to academic use. PBAU has added both a school of nursing and school of pharmacology. Rinker School of Business is one of the most respected business schools in Florida. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a comprehensive conservative Christian university with a core emphasis on integrating a Christian worldview with the liberal arts. ...


Northwood University - is a four year private business college offering bachelor and graduate degrees. The campus is located in the northwest part of the city and has approximately 1,000 students. Northwood University is a sister school to a main campus in Michigan. The majority of the universitys majors are concentrated toward careers in various facets of the automotive industry including a world renowned program in automotive marketing. The school also has a great deal of very well known benefactors including Amway Founder and Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos, famed builder and author Frank McKinney, Artist Thomas Kinkade, and Wendy's founder Dave Thomas. // Northwood Northwood University is a private university, with locations in many U.S. states. ... Richard DeVos (1926-) is one of the founders of Amway, reorganized as Alticor in 2000, now distributes more than US$4. ... Frank Edward McKinney Jr. ... Kinkade with copy of his painting Heading Home presented to USO in October 2005. ... Rex David Dave Thomas (July 2, 1932 – January 8, 2002) was an American businessman and philanthropist. ...


Florida Culinary Institute - The school offers a variety of diploma and degree programs in Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, Culinary Nutrition, Food and Beverage Management and International Baking and Pastry.


Lincoln College of Technology - Founded 1982 in the Palm Beaches, the West Palm Beach campus of Lincoln College of Technology (formerly New England Institute of Technology) has been helping students and business professionals realize their career goals and career aspirations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


South University - A business college, the campus is just minutes west of both Interstate 95 and downtown West Palm Beach. Bachelor's , associate's and academic programs offered.

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Libraries

City - West Palm Beach’s public library sits on the east end of Clematis Street, downtown. Prior to the library's construction in the 1960s, this site was a park - this gave a waterfront view to the famed Clematis Street. The city has plans to relocate the library a few blocks west, to the site of the former D+D building, and again reopen this area as a park.


County - The Palm Beach County Library System’s main library is on Summit Boulevard just outside the city limits.


Arts and culture

The exterior of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (Photo by: John Panicci).
The exterior of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
(Photo by: John Panicci).
Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace.
Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace.

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - Since 1992, the Kravis Center has provided the city a venue for world class performances in theatre, dance, opera, and music. The venue holds more than 800 events each year, with more than 400,000 people in attendance annually. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Cityplace may refer to: in the United States: the Cityplace neighborhood in Uptown Dallas, Texas. ... Exterior of Kravis Center Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. The largest concert hall at the center is the 2,193-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. ...


Norton Museum of Art - located just south of downtown, is the largest art museum in Florida and boasts many travelling exhibits that runs the circuit of world class museums. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring 19th and 20th century European and American art, Chinese, contemporary art and photography. From its founding the Norton has been famous for its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture by European artists such as Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso and by Americans such as Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler.[6] The gallery also offers classes and seminars for children and adults. This article is for the Norton Museum of Art in Florida. ...


The Carefree Theatre - (1940) in the historic Flamingo Park district had provided the city with various art house cinema shows and alternative music performances, however, the structure was severely damaged by Hurricane Wilma and has been closed indefinitely. The owners have re-opened the venue at a renovated church located further south on Conniston Road under a new name, The Theater.


Meyer Ampitheatre - An abandoned Holiday Inn was demolished in 1993 and transformed into the Meyer Amphitheatre, which schedules a myriad of events all year long including weekly live jazz performances and other musical venues. The coconut palm lined amphitheatre offers spectacular views of Lake Worth, the waterfront and Palm Beach beyond.


Palm Beach County Convention Center - Features a total of 350,000 square feet of exhibit halls and meeting rooms in downtown West Palm Beach. There are a wide variety of events held in this world-class venue. Everything from the popular Palm Beach County Home Show to the International Fine Arts and Antiques Shoe to the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Show (now held in the suburban South Florida Expo Center).


Respectable Street Cafe - West Palm Beach's answer to CBGBs. In the club's 20 year history they have hosted everything from up and coming local artists, Internationally renowned bands like Bo Diddley, Cheap Trick, Dick Dale, Death Cab for Cutie, MXPX and Fishbone, along with a bevy of seminal punk and alternative bands like Agent Orange, Meat Puppets, Dead Kennedys, 7 Seconds and The Red Hot Chili Peppers when they were still only visible to to the Los Angeles Skater audience. CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a legendary club in the Manhattan Bowery district of New York City, New York. ... Bo Diddleys emphasis on rhythm largely influenced popular music, especially that of rock and roll in the 1960s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the surf guitarist. ... Death Cab for Cutie is an American band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. ... MxPx is a punk band comprised of three Christians that formed in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington, United States as teenagers. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers (from left): Flea, Chad Smith, John Frusciante and Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Californian rock band who have combined aspects of funk and hip-hop with rock and roll, pioneering funk metal. ...


Festivals and Shows

SunFest is Florida's largest waterfront music festival.
SunFest is Florida's largest waterfront music festival.

SunFest - is the largest music, art, and waterfront festival in Florida. SunFest was founded in 1982 to draw visitors to the area during the ‘shoulder season’. Recognized as one of the best festivals in South Florida, SunFest enjoys an annual attendance of more than 275,000 people and has more than fulfilled the vision of its founders. Some artists who have performed are Harry Connick, John Mayer, Jon Secada, Ray Charles, Keb Mo, Lenny Kravitz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, No Doubt, Kenny G, Earth Wind and Fire, Cyndi Lauper, Rick Braun, Peter White, Noel Lorica, The Wailers and many others. The festival and the patrons that it attracts have a very positive impact on the community. The support of more than 3,000 volunteers ensures the festival’s success. SunFest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.[7] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Harry Connick is the name of: Harry Connick, Sr. ... For other uses, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ... Jon Secada (born Juan Secada, 4 October 1961, Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Keb Mo is a noted blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger whose retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads. ... For the Australian cricketer nicknamed Dizzy, see Jason Gillespie. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... For the WFMU DJ, see Kenneth Goldsmith. ... Earth, Wind & Fire was a legendary American funk band, formed in Chicago in 1969. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... Rick Braun is a smooth jazz trumpet player. ... The Honourable Peter White, PC (August 30, 1838 – May 3, 1906) was a Canadian parliamentarian. ... The Wailers was a ska, rocksteady and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Livingston (aka Bunny Wailer), Bob Marley, Peter McIntosh (aka Peter Tosh), and Cherry Smith. ...


Palm Beach International Film Festival - The Palm Beach International Film Festival hosts filmmakers, celebrities, industry executives, and press from around the world. Attendance over the past two years has increased over 50 percent to nearly 40,000 attendees. PBIFF was founded in 1996 with the vision that a film festival would offer an exciting cultural venue for the community and be a tremendous fundraiser for educational film and television programs throughout Palm Beach County schools. The PBIFF has hosted a bevy of top celebrities and filmmakers including: Academy Award® Winners Adrien Brody, Anthony Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Hopper, Louise Fletcher and Michael Caine; Academy Award® Nominees Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Robert Evans, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson and Burt Reynolds. Along with countless other legends, stars and filmmakers, including: Roger Moore, Faye Wray, Esther Williams, Anouk Aimee, Samuel L. Jackson, Cyd Charisse, Richard Zanuck, William Friedkin, Brett Ratner, Jacqueline Bisset, Michael Clarke Duncan and Rod Steiger. The Palm Beach International Film Festival is a film festival in the United States held in Palm Beach, Florida which showcases over 120 films annually in April for over 40,000 attendees. ... Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor known for his freakishly large nose. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Michael Enzio Sylvester Stallone on July 6, 1946 Died 20th September 2007 in accident, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Reynolds Jr. ...


Palm Beach Boat Show - One of the top ten boat shows in the country featuring boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. The event includes more than 900 hundred boats, from inflatables to spectacular superyachts.


National Horse Show - the National Horse Show is America’s oldest horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show has now become one of America’s most prestigious outdoor horse shows. 2004 for the third year will be held at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL and will offer many of the top horses and riders the chance to rein supreme with National Honors.


Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction - One of the premiere classic car auctions in the world. Each March more than 40,000 people walk through the halls of the South Florida Expo Center in suburban West Palm Beach. The annual event has included the sale of Howard Hughes' personal 1963 Buick Roadmaster for a record-shattering $1.62 million and the first Shelby G.T.500E convertible ever made for $520,800. The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is a collector car auction and exposition company, started in 1960. ... South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in West Palm Beach, Florida, located at 9067 Southern Boulevard, within a few miles of Royal Palm Beach, Wellington and Loxahatchee. ...


City festivals - Weekly events such as Clematis By Night on downtown's Clematis Street offer live music and a festive atmosphere. Moonfest is held each year on the 500 Block of Clematis Street shortly before Halloween, and a seasonal downtown Green Market is held each winter on Saturdays on Second Street and Narcissus Avenue.


Transportation

The historic Seaboard Air Line station serves Amtrak and Tri-Rail
The historic Seaboard Air Line station serves Amtrak and Tri-Rail
The Water Taxi is means of transportation in West Palm Beach
The Water Taxi is means of transportation in West Palm Beach
Tri-Rail Commuter Rail

Air: The city is served by Palm Beach International Airport, located in unincorporated West Palm Beach. The airport attracts people from all over the county as well as from the Treasure Coast counties to the north. In 2006 there were 6,824,789 passengers who passed through the gates of PBIA making it the 58th busiest airport in the nation.[8] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 719 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Seaboard Air Line Passenger Station in West Palm Beach, now used by Amtrak and Tri-Rail. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 719 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Seaboard Air Line Passenger Station in West Palm Beach, now used by Amtrak and Tri-Rail. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Highways: US Highway 1 passes though the city’s downtown, commercial, and industrial districts. Interstate 95 bisects the city from north to south with multiple interchanges serving West Palm Beach, including an entrance to Palm Beach International Airport. Florida's Turnpike passes through West Palm Beach further west, connecting with the western suburbs of Royal Palm Beach and Wellington. State Road 80, running east-west, is currently being converted from a surface artery to a partial expressway, which will run from Interstate 95 to State Road 7. United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Interstate 95, the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ... Floridas Turnpike, known as the Ronald Reagan Turnpike since 1998, is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... Royal Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... Florida State Road 80 is a 132-mile (211 km) route linking US 1 in West Palm Beach and US 41 in Fort Myers. ...


Rail: Tri-Rail commuter rail system serves the city from a historical station located on the west side of Tamarind Avenue, just east of I-95. Tri-Rail provides commuter rides north to Mangonia Park and south to Miami. Amtrak has daily trains arriving and departing to points north. CSX Transportation and the Florida East Coast Railway also serve the city. Northbound Tri-Rail arriving at Delray Beach Station Tri-Rail is a Regional rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida. ... SFRTA: Other service Greyhound and Palm Tran buses Other information Passengers (2006) 40,304[1] 15. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...


Trolley: There is a free downtown trolley that provides transportation around downtown including Clematis, City Place and Waterfront districts of the city.


Bus: Greyhound Lines operates scheduled intercity bus service out of the train station on the west side of Tamarind Avenue. Palm Tran, the Palm Beach County municipal bus service, operates scheduled service throughout the city and the suburban areas of Palm Beach County. Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... “Autobus” redirects here. ... Palm Tran logo Palm Tran is a bus system run by the Palm Beach County Government, serving Palm Beach County, Florida. ...


Port: The Port of Palm Beach is located on the northern edge of the city limits. It is the fourth busiest container port in Florida and the 18th busiest in the continental United States. In addition to intermodal capacity, the Port is a major modal point for the shipment of various goods[9] as well as being the home to several small passenger cruise lines.[10] Port of Palm beach Slip 1 Map of the Channel and Harbor of Port of Palm Beach The Port of Palm Beach is located in Riviera Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. ...


Water Taxi: As a waterfront city there is specific need for water transportation between points in the city and surrounding areas. Waterway transportation is available to and from the downtown Clematis Street District, Sailfish Marina Resort, waterfront attractions, Peanut Island and special events.


Sports

West Palm Beach does not host any professional sports teams, but the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League play at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise to the south. Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins, the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association all play in nearby Miami-Dade County. In the past West Palm Beach has hosted various professional teams such as Arena Football, minor league hockey and baseball as well as semi-pro football. The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in the Ft. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The BankAtlantic Center (formerly known as the Broward County Civic Arena, the National Car Rental Center and the Office Depot Center) is an indoor arena located in Sunrise, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ... Sunrise is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ...


Spring Training Baseball - The Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals conduct spring training in suburban West Palm Beach in the town of Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium. In the past West Palm Beach hosted the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos at the former Municipal Stadium and the Philadelphia Athletics at old Connie Mack Field. Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... For other uses, see Jupiter (disambiguation). ... Roger Dean Stadium is a baseball field located in Jupiter, Florida. ...


Collegiate Athletics - Palm Beach Atlantic University competes in NCAA Division II basketball, baseball and soccer. PBAU has recently purchased a large track of land just west of downtown where there will be built a multi-use athletic stadium.[11] Indoor athletics play their home games at the Greene Complex which is an on campus arena. Florida Atlantic University's athletic programs are played in neighboring Boca Raton. FAU competes in the highest level of NCAA athletics including football, basketball, baseball, softball and tennis. Northwood University competes at the NAIA level, where their basketball coach Rollie Massimino, has given the athletic program national exposure. Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a comprehensive conservative Christian university with a core emphasis on integrating a Christian worldview with the liberal arts. ... “FAU” redirects here. ... Boca Raton is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... // Northwood Northwood University is a private university, with locations in many U.S. states. ... Roland V. Rollie Massimino (born November 13, 1934 in Hillside, New Jersey, United States) is a mens college basketball coach. ...


Professional Golf - Trump International Golf Club hosts the LPGA Championship annually in November. The best in womens golf compete on one of Americas most beautiful golf courses. PGA National Golf Course in suburban Palm Beach Gardens hosts the PGA Honda Classic. LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...


Polo and Equestrian - Palm Beach Polo and Country Club counts 7 polo fields among its world-class facilities and many high-goal games are played in the area. The equestrian events at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club are the National Horse Show and the world-renowned Winter Equestrian Festival.


Shopping Areas/Districts

Centennial Fountain on Clematis Street.
Centennial Fountain on Clematis Street.

Palm Beach Mall - an enclosed mall with Macys, Dillards, JC Penney and Sears as anchors and 125 other retail stores. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The main entrance of the Palm Beach Mall. ...


City Place - described as "old-world architecture, beautiful fountains, and sidewalk cafés create an atmosphere strikingly reminiscent of a European town center". There is a multi-plex movie theater, IMAX Theater, several night clubs (comedy, dance), several world famous restaurants as well as clothing and home-decor retail outlets surrounded by multi-story town houes and apartments. Opened in 2000 where single family homes and dilapitated apartments once stood, City Place is West Palm Beach's best example of gentrification. City Place is an outdoor mall which replaced the defunct Long Beach Plaza. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Clematis Street - best represents the old Florida charm of the now thriving metropolis. Clematis Street, is West Palm Beach's historic shopping venue. It is now home to Clematis by Night, an outdoor event held on the street with live music and food. There are dozens of eateries, night clubs and retail outlets on the street and surrounding downtown streets. Donald Trump once told People Magazine that Clematis Street was “..the hottest street in Florida”. The Clematis Street Historic Commercial District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District (designated as such on October 8, 1998) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. ...


Antique Row - a shopping district on the south side of the city. Along Dixie Highway lies over 45 antique shops offering a selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings. All within walking distance, there is a vast array of quality antiques shops and complemented by four restaurants, and a boutique hotel. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast's premier antique districts, considered the "antique design center" of Florida.[12]


Worth Avenue - although the street is in the neighboring town of Palm Beach it is worthy of mention as it is a very important shopping destination. With a world class selection of high end retail shops and boutiques, you never know what famous resident or visitor you may see window shopping or making a purchase. Worth Avenue is a famous shopping street in Palm Beach, Florida, in the United States. ...


Notable Buildings

West Palm Beach skyline from Interstate 95.
West Palm Beach skyline from Interstate 95.
West Palm Beach skyline from the south.
West Palm Beach skyline from the south.
Tallest buildings
Name Stories Height
Trump Towers 32 331 ft (101 m)
Tower 1515 32 321 ft (98 m)
Palm Beach House 28 278 ft (85 m)
Placido Mar 30 278 ft (85 m)
Esperante 20 278 ft (85 m)
Northbridge Centre 25 272 ft (91 m)
One Clear Lake Center 20 270 ft (90 m)
Waterview Tower 25 250 ft (76 m)
Phillips Pointe 20 225 ft (68 m)

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Attractions

Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park is a fully accredited zoo located in West Palm Beach. ...


Lion Country Safari Lion Country Safari is a drive-through safari park located in Loxahatchee (near Wellington), in Palm Beach County, Florida. ...


Rapids Water Park


South Florida Science Museum


International Polo Hall of Fame


Flagler Museum


National Croquet Center


Palm Beach Kennel Club


Palm Beach Polo and Players Club


Trump International Golf and Club


Media

Newspapers:
The Palm Beach Post: is the 57th highest daily circulation in the country, according to the 2007 BurrellesLuce survey, and is the city's sole daily newspaper. The Palm Beach Post is a major daily newspaper in Florida, serving mainly Palm Beach, Martin, and St. ...


The South Florida Sun-Sentinel: is based in nearby Fort Lauderdale, and is increasing its coverage of the area, reporting local news in Palm Beach County. West Palm Beach, along with Fort Lauderdale, is served by an alternative weekly publication called New Times Broward-Palm Beach. The New Times Broward/Palm Beach is an alternative weekly newspaper; it is part of the Village Voice Media chain. ...


Radio:
West Palm Beach is ranked as the 46th largest radio market in the country by Arbitron. Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


Television:
West Palm Beach is ranked as the 38th largest television market in the country by Nielsen Media Research. The market is served by stations affiliated with major American networks including:
WPTV/5 (NBC), WPEC/12(CBS), WTCN-CA/15(Ind.), WPBF/25 (ABC), WFLX/29 (FOX), WTVX/34 (CW), WXEL/42 (PBS), WWHB/48 (Ind.), WFGC/61 (Ind.), WFXP/67 (ION) Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ... WPTV is the NBC network affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, broadcasting on VHF channel 5 and in high definition on UHF channel 55. ... WPEC is the CBS affiliate serving Floridas Palm Beach, Martin, St. ... WTCN-CA is a low-power (class A) television station broadcasting in the area of West Palm Beach, Florida, originally broadcasting on channel 43, but recently referred to as channel 15, which most cable systems place it on. ... WPBF is the ABC affiliate for West Palm Beach, Florida. ... WFLX-TV is a FOX affiliate station broadcasting on channel 29, at 5000 kW, in West Palm Beach, Florida. ... WTVX is the UPN affiliate for West Palm Beach, Florida, licensed to Fort Pierce. ... WXEL-TV is the PBS member station in the Palm Beach market, licensed to West Palm Beach. ... WWHB-CA is an Azteca América affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, but actually licensed to Stuart. ... Logo Christian Television Network (CTN) is a minor broadcast television station that broadcasts religious programming. ... WFXP 66 is the Fox television network affiliate serving the Erie, Pa. ...


Geography and Climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, this city has a total area of 150.7 km² (58.2 mi²). 142.8 km² (55.1 mi²) of it is land and 7.9 km² (3.1 mi²) of it (5.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Due to vast areas of swampland immediately to the west of the city's downtown, growth occurred to the north and south in a linear fashion. Until the 1960s, the city was no more than several blocks wide but over 100 blocks in length. Large scale development finally occurred to the west of the city with improved access and drainage in the 1960s. However, the city boundaries were not expanded much with the exception of the "Water Catchment Area", an uninhabited area in the northwest part of the city that serves as a reservoir for the city drinking supply. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Climate

The climate in West Palm Beach is tropical[5][6], with some discernible seasons, although not in the temperate climate sense. The brief, mild winters (December to early March) are noticeably cooler than the humid, tropical summers with low temperatures frequently dipping into the 40s F (5-9 C) and more rarely the 30s F (1-4 C), and on extremely rare occasions below freezing. High temperatures typically range from 65 to 82 F (18 - 28 C), although during cold spells high temperatures can remain in the 50s F (10 - 15 C). The lowest temperature ever recorded in the city was 27 F (-2.8 C) on January 19, 1977, a date which also recorded measurable snow; and January 20, 1985 which was accompanied by a heavy frost. Other notable freezes which damaged the area's lucrative winter vegetable industry occurred in 1983, 1989, 1997 and 2006. The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The sixth months of summer (May through October) are hot and humid although easterly winds off the Atlantic and afternoon thunderstorms from the interior tend to temper the heat on a day to day basis during this period. Daily high temperatures consistently range between 86 - 92 F (30 - 33 C) between early June and late September. The heat index or humidex consistently measures between 90 - 102 F (32 - 38 C) during this period. Low temperatures average between 72 - 81 F (22 - 27 C) during this period. A record high of 100 F (37.8 C) was recorded in June 1921.


The transitional months, November, March and April, are typically dry and warm with temperatures ranging from 55 F to 85 F (12 C - 28 C), although there can be short periods of quite cool weather in March and late November. Hurricane season is officially from June 1 through November 30, with the peak months being August, September and October. The city has received direct or near direct hits from hurricanes in 1928, 1949, 1979, 1992, 2004, and 2005. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 89 90 94 99 96 98 101 98 97 95 91 90
Norm High °F 75.1 76.3 79.2 82.1 85.9 88.5 90.1 90.1 88.7 85 80.4 76.4
Norm Low °F 57.3 58.2 61.9 65.4 70.5 73.8 75 75.4 74.7 71.2 65.8 60.1
Rec Low °F 27 32 30 43 51 61 66 65 66 46 36 28
Precip (in) 3.75 2.55 3.68 3.57 5.39 7.58 5.97 6.65 8.1 5.46 5.55 3.14
Source: USTravelWeather.com

Notable residents, past and present

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Controversies

Political Corruption - During the past two years, West Palm Beach has experience a surge in political corruption scandals. Most recently Former City Commissioner Jim Exline was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for not reporting to the IRS a $50,000 payment from a developer and then funneling it through a jewelry store. Not long before, the County Commissioner of Palm Beach County, Tony Masilotti, pled guilty to Federal charges stemming from corrupt land deals.


Crime - In 1993, West Palm Beach was featured in a 60 Minutes segment on urban decay. At the time, 80% of downtown properties were vacant. Since then, the city has done much to improve its image, at least in the physical sense. Occupancy is high, and housing prices have risen rapidly. However, crime remains a serious issue. Annual crime rates are always more than three times the national average and West Palm Beach consistently ranks as one of the nation's 100 most dangerous cities. However, as of 2006, the city's crime average has been gradually decreasing while robbery was up 17 per cent.[7] West Palm Beach's northern neighbor, Riviera Beach, has an even higher violent crime rate.[8] The numbers are exaggerated and are said to be skewed and biased. This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... A Riviera Beach sign Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.A. which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ...


The following are the crime rates for West Palm Beach as of 2005. [9] The numbers listed below are based off of a concentrated area, and do not take into account the low-crime rated unincorporated population:

Crime West Palm Beach National Average
Homicide 22.6 6.9
Forcible Rape 72.82 32.2
Robbery 541.6 195.4
Aggravated Assault 615.4 340.1
Burglary 1646.2 814.5
Larceny Theft 4728.4 2734.7
Vehicle Theft 991.8 526.5

2000 Election - West Palm Beach was the focal point of a controversy regarding voting irregularities that some claim may have affected the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, 2000. Voting is a method of decision making wherein a group such as a meeting or an electorate attempts to gauge its opinion—usually as a final step following discussions or debates. ... In the United States presidential election of 2000 Republican George W. Bush gained the US Presidency over Democrat Al Gore after the United States Supreme Court in Bush v. ...


Dunbar Village - In 2007, a resident from Haiti was allegedly gang-raped by a group of children in one of the City's public housing developments, Dunbar Village Housing Projects, with her son forced to participate, drawing national outrage. [10] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


City Scapes

References

  1. ^ http://www.pbcgov.com/pzb/Planning/population/countyprofile.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.morganquitno.com/cit06pop.htm#25
  3. ^ http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=12&county_id=&mode=place&zip=&place_id=76600&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r
  4. ^ http://www.pbcc.cc.fl.us/locations/index.asp?cid=4
  5. ^ Köppen Classification Map
  6. ^ Normal Daily Mean Temperatures of Select Cities
  7. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/West-Palm-Beach-Florida.html
  8. ^ http://www.areaconnect.com/crime/compare.htm?c1=west+palm+beach&s1=FL&c2=riviera+beach&s2=FL
  9. ^ http://www.areaconnect.com/crime/compare.htm?c1=West+Palm+Beach&s1=FL&c2=West+Palm+Beach&s2=FL
  10. ^ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/sfl-flpcourt0720pnjul20,0,5015446.story</a>.

External links

Coordinates: 26.709992° N 80.064373° W
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Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area  - City  36. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Broward Established 1960 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Frank C. Ortis Area  - City  34. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Broward Established 28 November 1925 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Mara Giulianti Area  - City  30. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Broward Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Scott J. Brook Area  - City  24. ... For other uses, see Miramar. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Location of Pompano Beach in Broward County, state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Incorporated (city) 6 June 1908 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Lamar Fisher  - City Manager Garland Chadwell Area [1]  - City  22. ... Sunrise is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Palm Beach Founded 1925 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Steven L. Abrams Area  - City  29. ... Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida in the United States. ... Davie is a town located in Broward County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 75,720. ... Kendall is a census-designated place and an unincorporated suburban community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on the edge of the Florida Everglades. ... Deerfield Beach is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 64,583. ... Boynton Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. ... The Delray School, built in 1913, now houses the Cornell Museum, part of Old School Square in Delray Beach. ... ]]Location of Weston, Broward County, Florida]] Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Incorporated (city) 1996 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Eric M. Hersh  - City Manager John R. Flint Area [1]  - City  26. ... Fountainbleau is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Lauderhill is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Location of Tamarac in Broward County in State of Florida Tamarac is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... 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Gladeview is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Glenvar Heights is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Greenacres is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... A picture of Hallandale Beach at sunset. ... Hamptons at Boca Raton is a census-designated place located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Miami-Dade Established 1913 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roscoe Warren Area  - City  14. ... Ives Estates is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... West Kendall is a census-designated place and an unincorporated suburban community located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Map of Key Biscayne Key Biscayne is a village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Kings Point is a census-designated place located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Location of Lake Worth, in Palm Beach County, Florida Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, named after a lake who takes its name from General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the Second Seminole War. ... Lake Worth Corridor is a census-designated place located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Leisure City is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Lighthouse Point is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Miami Lakes is a former census-designated place and incorporated town located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Miami Springs is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... North Lauderdale is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... The Village of North Palm Beach North Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Oakland Park is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Olympia Heights is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Opa-locka City Hall Photo: Marc Averette Opa-locka is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Ojus is a census-designated place and formerly incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Palmetto Bay is a incorporated village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Palm Springs is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Palmetto Estates is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Location of Parkland in Broward County in State of Florida Parkland is a city in Broward County, Florida where zoning laws are designed to protect the parklike character of the city. ... External link: Official Municipal Government site Pinecrest is a village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Pinewood is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Princeton is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Richmond West is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... A Riviera Beach sign Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.A. which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ... Royal Palm Beach is a village located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Sandalfoot Cove is a census-designated place located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... South Miami is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... South Miami Heights is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Sunny Isles Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Sunset is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Sweetwater is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... The Crossings is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... The Hammocks is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... University Park is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, so named because it houses the main campus of Florida International University. ... West Little River is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Westchester is an unincorporated suburban community and census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... West Park is a city in Broward County, Florida. ... Westwood Lakes is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Wilton Manors is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in the Ft. ... Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (IATA airport code TMB, ICAO airport code KTMB) is a general aviation airport located 13 miles or 21km southwest of Miami, Florida. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Opa-Locka Airport (IATA: OPF, ICAO: KOPF) is a general aviation airport located in Opa-Locka, Florida and 12 miles northwest of Miami, Florida. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... FAA diagram of FLL “FLL” redirects here. ... Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Boca Raton Airport (IATA: BCT, ICAO: KBCT) is a general aviation airport located in the City of Boca Raton, Florida. ... Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Palm Beach County Park Airport (IATA: LNA, ICAO: KLNA) is a general aviation airport located in Lantana, Florida, 6 miles south of West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

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