B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

West Palm Beach Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    500
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    48
    41
  • Robbery
    308
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    875
    500
  • Theft
    3,794
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    512
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,672
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I've been a resident of Palm Beach County for most of my life...over 40 years. I'm definitely ready for a change! Having visited quite a few places around the country, my overall rating of this area is average. Pros...taxes, nightlife. Cons...everything else! I'm stunned when I read other reviews claiming year round spectacular weather. 6 months out of year, the heat here is miserable. I'm not sure miserable is even a strong enough term! When I visit other places I'm shocked at how friendly people...something I'm not used to here.
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I love the diversity in the food culture. There are tons of restaurants and many exciting outdoors events to attend. I currently live in West Palm Beach and it is very quiet and conservative. There are a lot of choices for schools, housing etc. I would live to see more diversity and different cultures around me. Some of my favorite places to visit in West palm Beach are Lion Country Safari and Rapids water park. I truly love living in Palm Beach County!
I love it here. It's the only place I've grown up in. Family friendly, and quickly developing more and more. Every year more people move here. City Place is a cool area that lots of people love to go to. Not as crowded as Miami but it is starting to be like it due to people up North moving here. But not as unbearable. The traffic is not as excruciating, either. Except on I-95. I-95 is hectic depending on what time you decide to go on it. Perfect weather as well. Always around 75-80 degrees (F). Just a fun place to stay!