West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach was the brainchild of Henry M. Flagler, Florida railroad magnate and Standard Oil partner. Founded as a commercial and residential center to support Flagler’s hotels, West Palm Beach rose from sandy scrub to become the leading metropolitan and governmental center for Palm Beach County. In 1894 it was much different. In fact, a resident described the town as “a stretch of the whitest of white sand, two steel rails, and a few acres of pineapples.

Henry M. Flagler visited the Lake Worth area in 1892 while scouting a route to extend his railroad south. He bought land on Palm Beach to construct the first of his two hotels, the Royal Poinciana (1894) on the west side of the island and in 1896 the Palm Beach Inn (later known as the Breakers Hotel) on the ocean. With the influx of workers, Flagler looked across the lake to the mainland to establish a residential and commercial center to support the resort. With $45,000, he purchased the O.S. Porter and Louis Hillhouse properties, creating the nucleus of downtown

The area was laid out in the typical gridiron pattern of the day with the streets alphabetically named after plants common to the area. The town was only 48 blocks and stretched from Lake Worth on the east to Clear Lake on the west and from Althea (now Second Street) on the north to Fern Street on the south. The first lots were sold at auction on February 4, 1894, at the newly constructed, but not yet opened, Royal Poinciana Hotel.

The city continued to grow, and its fate was sealed when the state legislature passed Senate Bill Number 18 in April 1909 establishing Palm Beach County with West Palm Beach as the new county’s seat of government. In 1919 West Palm Beach initiated several changes including reorganization of the police department, starting with eight men. The town marshal, Frank H. Matthews, was renamed police chief. The same year, the city built a city hall and hired its first city manager.

As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central city of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront city that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working.

West Palm Beach

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2 Acres

$1,200,000

1248 S Military Trail, West Palm Beach

M A J O R P R I C E R E D U C T I O N Excellent Income Producing Property "a Triple Threat" Great Exposure / Hi-traffic Count / Excellent ...

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Compass Florida

4 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,654 Sf

$889,750

1464 Harbour Point Drive, West Palm Beach

Location, Location! Fantastic 4 Bedroom And 2.5 Bath Waterfront Townhouse On One Of The Largest Private Lots In Harbour Point Includes A 45 Foot De...

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City Realty Partners, Inc

77,280 Sf • 2 Acres

$799,000

N/A, West Palm Beach

Location, Location Location!!! Lyons Road In Palm Beach County Is Some Of The Hottest Real Estate In All Of South Florida. This Is A Great Opport...

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TRAVERS MIRAN REALTY

3,722 Sf

$785,000

130 Wenonah Pl, West Palm Beach

Large Corner Property 2 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Home With A Duplex Unit. Duplex Has 2/1 On Second Floor And 3/1 On First Floor. Both Properties Are In G...

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RE/MAX FIRST

3 Bed • 2 Bath • 1,606 Sf

$699,990

550 Okeechobee Blvd 1622, West Palm Beach

3+2 Furnished Or Not Enjoy The Wonderful Skyline Of West Palm Beach From Every Room Of This Modern & Luxurious 16th. Flr. Condo At City Place Sout...

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Properties Unlimited Group Inc

4 Bed • 3 Bath • 3,178 Sf

$679,000

12662 146th Pl, West Palm Beach

This Amazing Property Is Currently Used As A Horse Farm And Business. Zoned Residential And Agriculture It Can Be Used And Converted In To Many Po...

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Allison James Estates & Homes

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Listing information last updated on March 18th, 2019 at 7:37pm EDT.

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