West Palm Beach, Florida 

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+9.2% since 2020

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2.5 / 9.1

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Regional center - South Atlantic Coast near the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula. December, March and February are the most pleasant months in West Palm Beach, while August and July are the least comfortable months.
State: Florida
County: Palm Beach County
Metro Area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metro Area
City: West Palm Beach
Zip Codes: 33417 33409 33407 33401 33405
Cost of Living: 8.0% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 12 ft above sea level

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West Palm Beach, Fl Housing Market
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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.


The unemployment rate in West Palm Beach is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Palm Beach jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, West Palm Beach's cost of living is 8.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare West Palm Beach's Cost of Living

December, March and February are the most pleasant months in West Palm Beach, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Palm Beach county remained strongly Democratic, 56.0% to 43.2%. More Voting Stats

West Palm Beach's population is 112,782 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 22.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in West Palm Beach is Real Estate: $297,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.9%.

West 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 West Palm Beach. More Education

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Housing Market in West Palm Beach

It's a good time to buy in West Palm Beach. Home Appreciation is up 15.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in West Palm Beach is $297,400.
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Reviews for West Palm Beach   51 Reviews
Palm Beach county living - 4/14/2017
Palm Beach county is getting over crowded at least from point of view. High property taxes and home owners insurance (due to hurricanes) traffic is getting worse. ... Read More

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I love it here! - 8/24/2016
I couldn't think of a better place to live. There are so many things to do around town. Traffic in not bad, for the most part. There's a good mix of cultural diversity.... Read More

Pros and cons - 1/7/2016
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