Relocating and Living in the Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches is a great place to work and play. You can experience for yourself what so many others have already discovered. Enjoy a fascinating array of cultural venues, sample the culinary masterworks of celebrity chef-owned restaurants, and take in one of dozens of internationally renowned destination events. Fish or dive in the Gulf Stream-warmed waters, take pleasure in the breathtaking beauty of the unique Florida ecosystem, and make memories at some of the many family-friendly attractions. Soak up sunshine on pristine beaches and golf on world-class courses. Shop trendy downtown districts and absorb the energy of vibrant nightlife. Come join the Residency Program and enjoy the time of your life. http://www.palmbeachfl.com.


Family Fun & Attractions

There is so much to explore in the Palm Beaches. African safaris, wildlife sanctuaries, and zoos give animal lovers plenty to enjoy. If you're into watery adventures, the Atlantic Ocean and water parks will get you excited. And our museums and cultural sites spur the imagination too.

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Busch Wildlife Sanctuarylink opens new window
Lion Country Safarilink opens new window
Palm Beach Zoolink opens new window
Calypso Bay and Coconut Grove Waterparklink opens new window
Rapids Waterparklink opens new window
Boomer's Family Recreation Centerlink opens new window
City Place, downtown West Palm Beachlink opens new window
The Kravis Center for the Performing Artslink opens new window

Palm Beach Water Taxilink opens new window
Sandoway House Nature Centerlink opens new window
South Florida Science Museumlink opens new window
Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgroundslink opens new window
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museumlink opens new window
Flagler Museumlink opens new window
Roger Dean Stadiumlink opens new window
The Improvlink opens new window
Discover Palm Beach Countylink opens new window

 

Family Fun & Attractions

Summer: Temperatures climb into the 90s and stay there, but joggers and in-line skaters emerge in the early mornings and at dusk. Restaurants and tiki bars lure locals back with special prices and the sun stays out later during the summer months. This is a great time to visit many of the State and County Parks and learn about Florida’s wildlife. Parks and Recreation Department - Palm Beach County Governmentlink opens new window At the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center you can see the newly constructed Sea Tank Pavilion. Housed under beautiful pavilions constructed with wooden beams and green metal roofs, each of the four saltwater tanks represents a different South Florida marine habitat. The tanks feature both natural and manmade elements, and offer differing views from each side. Gumbo Limbo Nature Centerlink opens new window

 

Fall: Nothing really falls in South Florida when fall arrives. Leaves are still lush, dark green and stick to the trees. The sky is blue and you can bathe in summer-like weather. The ocean may be a little unpredictable, one day calm, one day raging. Perhaps a hurricane is passing by in the Atlantic or is snared in the Gulf of Mexico. Other signs of fall include lots of chatter about Gators and Seminoles. As the invisible fall progresses, sometime around the third week in October you might step outside, the air is no longer heavy with moisture and you won’t have to change your wardrobe around. The wooden stakes in the sands of Florida beaches once marking loggerhead turtle nests are gone as the hatchlings have made it into the ocean. November brings the snow birds that begin to populate the streets and aisles of your local grocery store.

 

Winter: December is the time of year that showcases the Inter-Costal Waterway during the holiday season with a myriad of boat parades. These unique parades feature vessels of all sizes decorated and illuminated from bow to stern and, of course, Santa is usually on board! In winter, it's 95 degrees (feels like 99). By January, brutal cold snaps (below 40 degrees) may bring a rude awakening to this whole season thing. Geckos and iguanas move in slow-motion if the cold front lingers and may be seen falling from the trees. Falling iguanas are nature's way of telling South Floridians to hunker down, winter may last a couple of weeks this year.

The South Florida Fair is at the end of January and is the biggest and oldest event in our community. Celebrating 100 years in 2012, and lasting 17 days, the fair is filled with outrageous fun for the entire family. This is also the time of year when the area hosts the annual marathon Run/Walk events. Check out this sight for local listings/events, Running in the USA and Welcome to RunPalmBeach.comlink opens new window!

 

Spring: It's nice outside - really nice - all the time. You might feel pity for the local weatherman as he struggles for something to report about other than the wonderful weather. It is mating season for all the neighborhood critters (birds, turtles, geckos and alligators). As spring winds down traffic gets lighter and the snowbirds go back up north. Now is when the rains come daily, accompanied by lightning bolts that light up the sky until late May-June.

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