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  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
West Palm Beach is a city in Florida with a population of 106,805. West Palm Beach is in Palm Beach County. Living in West Palm Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Palm Beach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Palm Beach and residents tend to lean liberal.
About West Palm Beach...
Population
106,805

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,156
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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West Palm Beach Rankings

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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
    450.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    22.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    294.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    773.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,569.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    476
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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I've been living in West Palm Beach for over 12 years. The city offers big city amenities with a certain small town charm. There are great beaches near by, amazing night life, parks. Etc. My fiance and I love exploring the growing downtown area. Most if the negative reviews with regard to crime comes from a few blocks just north of downtown. Other than that, it a wonderful, rapidly growing city! We're very excited about future projects coming down the pipeline. If you're thinking about buying a home here. Get in before you're looking at Miami prices!
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I've been living in West Palm Beach for about 23 years, and I like that it is a calm place to live, not overly crowded like Miami. Downtown Clematis and CityPlace are the places to be during the weekends because there is a lot to do. There are restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, bowling alley with arcade, museum of Art, performing arts and a movie theater, a variety of everything! Plus, right in the middle of CityPlace, there is a stage where a live band performs following with a long water fortune next to it, this is the spot where people come to relax and enjoy the music with friends and family.
I have lived in West Palm Beach, Florida all of my life. The area has beautiful beaches and there is so much to do. The weather in West Palm Beach is very warm and humid during the spring and summer, but in the fall and winter is quite cool and breezy. The wild life is absolutely beautiful and unlike any other place! Although the scenery is beautiful, the city can be unsafe due to the crime rates in the area.