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Pros

-Cultural diversity
-Beaches and water recreation
-Entertainment

Cons

-Hurricane risk
-Cost of living
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metro Area


Miami has always been the commercial and cultural center for Florida and the nearby Caribbean, but in the past 30 years it has emerged as a world-class international hub and a gateway for all of Latin America. In many ways it serves as the central logistical and cultural hub of the entire Western Hemisphere. The inevitable result is a diverse and invigorating Latin culture superimposed upon what was already a major commercial, resort, and retirement area dating back to the 1920’s. Many think of it as a tourist center, but import/export and international financial trade with Latin countries make up a far larger part of the economy. These activities bring a large banking industry as well as cargo transport and warehousing; the manufacturing and corporate headquarters rosters are also growing. The city is busy- in many ways stressful- and the mix of cultures, heat, and poverty has occasionally boiled over into ethnic and civil strife. But the city is fun and undeniably alive.



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Quick Facts About Palm Beach


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Palm Beach is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Palm Beach jobs have Increased by 1.94 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Palm Beach's cost of living is 116.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Palm Beach's population is 8,612 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -12.25 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Palm Beach is $839,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -14.67 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Palm Beach public schools spend $10,239 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Palm Beach.

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