With spectacular golf courses and luxury beach resorts, Palm Beach is a fabulous Florida destination for celebrity travelers and residents. Yet, a trip to Palm Beach doesn't have to cost a fortune. Active adults on nearly any budget can plan an exciting Palm Beach visit or even find an affordable Florida retirement communities to call home.
Location and Climate
The Palm Beach area enjoys a gorgeous location on one of Florida’s East Coast barrier islands. The city is an hour south of Port Saint Lucie and an hour north of Fort Lauderdale. Other nearby areas that are popular with retirees include Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton.Its East Coast location also puts Palm Beach within a short distance of the Bahamas.
Palm Beach’s tropical climate has hot, humid summers and winters that are warm and mild which make it one of the most popular Florida retirement communities in The Sunshine State. Summer daytime temperatures often reach the low 90s, though the season is also rainy with frequent afternoon thunderstorms and cooler sea breezes. Winter days are generally in the mid-70s to low 80s, yet there can be brief cold fronts causing temperatures to drop into the 50s and 60s.
Tourism is an important part of the Palm Beach economy and vacationers visit the area year round. Accommodations for visitors include everything from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels. Because Palm Beach is a popular Florida destination, travel deals are often available through online travel sites or discount sites like Groupon.
Golf is a popular recreation in Palm Beach and courses are available to meet any budget. Golf resorts combine a luxury stay with challenging play, while over four dozen public golf clubs range from executive to championship courses. There are even a variety of miniature golf courses that are great for visiting grandkids.
White sand beaches and the clear blue ocean lie at the heart of the Palm Beach area. Most public beaches have lifeguards on duty seven days a week, and several also offer beach wheelchairs for easier accessibility. Public beaches typically have free admission, though there are parking fees at R.G. Kreusler Park in Palm Beach and South Inlet Beach in Boca Raton.
Palm Beach’s exciting attractions appeal to the different interests of the active adults residing in Florida retirement communities in the area. There are museums, art galleries, ret, il centers and diverse restaurants. Festivals, art shows, concerts and other special events throughout the area mean that there will always be something fun for visitors and locals to do. Well-known attractions include the Mar-a-Lago Club, The Breakers Hotel, Norton Museum of Art and the Flagler Museum.
Visitors will also want to plan a trip to the impressive shops and restaurants found at Worth Avenue. Active adults who decide to retire in Palm Beach have many affordable options.
A wide range of 55+ Florida retirement communities can be found within the Palm Beach area. Some of the most popular destinations for retirees include Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth and Jupiter. Though Palm Beach is a luxurious resort getaway, it is also an affordable retirement destination for many active adults. Visit the area for yourself and see if it just might be your ideal home.