"palm beach" Palm Beach by doug48

Palm Beach Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 99 photos

winter play ground of the wealthy

palm beach is a barrier island just east of the city of west palm beach in palm beach county florida. the town of palm beach was developed by railroad tycoon henry flagler in 1896. the town of palm beach was incorporated in 1911. the population of palm beach grew significantly during the 1920's land boom. during that period many of palm beaches historic buildings and mansions were built. the mediterranean revival architecture of palm beach was inspired by the famous south florida architect addison mizner who built a number of mansions for wealthy clients in the 1920's. today palm beach is one of the most affluent towns in the united states and each winter hosts wealthy visitors from around the world. palm beach is a very interesting place to visit in southeast florida.

  • Last visit to Palm Beach: Oct 2012
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