About Palm Beach
Palm Beach is synonymous with old-world glamor and new-world sophistication.It was originally established as a luxury resort by Standard Oil founder, Henry Morrison Flagler, when his railroad extended here in 1894. The nucleus of the community was Flagler’s two luxury resort hotels; The Breakers Hotel on the Atlantic Ocean and The Royal Poinciana Hotel on the shores of Lake Worth. Palm Beach quickly became an exclusive winter vacation destination for America’s rich and famous. It has an interesting and colorful history, and conjures up images of stunning architecture, tropical beaches and beautiful sunrises.
Palm Beach is both a historical and an architectural phenomenon. Today, Palm Beach remains a vibrant town and it has some of the most luxurious and impressive real estate on the east coast. The city is dedicated to preserving Palm Beach’s architectural treasures created by some of the most famed architects of the last two centuries; and it has been able to maintain it’s unique character and charm. Elegant homes, high hedges, beautifully manicured lawns and tropical gardens grace every corner of the island. Palm Beach consists of large waterfront and dry estates, as well as oceanfront condominiums.
The famous Worth Avenue offers fine dining, extraordinary international boutiques and specialty shops, and an inviting oceanside setting. The area is also known for its impeccable golf courses. Palm Beach remains the most prestigious area of South Florida, and will continue to be one the most exclusive wintering communities in the United States.