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
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  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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West Palm Beach Reviews

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I spend a lot of time in west palm, and it’s one of my favorite cities because it is very diverse and there’s things for anyone from any walk of life to do, from young to old, families with kids, or for the younger crowd. The only reason I don’t rate it 5 stars is because crime is higher than normal, especially in certain neighborhoods, but seems to be more widespread than it used to be, but it’s not bad enough to keep me away or feel unsafe especially downtown or in city place!
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There's so much to do in West Palm Beach, it's a great town! There are so many restaurants, bars and other dives that you just can't find anywhere else, as well as festivals, parties and events almost every weekend. I could almost recommend this town to anyone if it weren't for a few faults.

Overall, this city definitely has it's pros and cons. Living here has been an invaluable experience and there is a lot to do for sure, you just have to find the right people to do it with.
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.