Welcome to Downtown West Palm Beach
An upscale, vibrant, and bustling dense urban community full of luxurious malls, restaurants, and venues with a spectacular nightlife experience
Downtown West Palm Beach is an upscale neighborhood in West Palm Beach. The luxurious community is generally the boss of everything in Palm Beach County. From enormous malls, the perky nightlife hotspots, and the luscious culinary joints to the parks, beaches, and events, there is no day you can lack something to do in Downtown West Palm Beach.
The historic Main Street, Clematis Street, is the heart of the city. Walking through the street, you'll discover the century-old Comeau Building and Harvey Building. Venturing further through Clematis Street, you can explore unique and colorful boutiques, nightclubs, art galleries, live music venues, antique shops, restaurants, and other historical and cultural landmarks. And if it's winter, you can pass through the farmers' market to grab fresh supplies from the farm.
What to Love
- Energetic nightlife
- The amazing eclectic dining scene at waterfront venues
- Upscale shopping malls and stores
- Many concerts, shows, events, and festivals throughout the year
- Fantastic weather
- Scores of recreational activities in the Palm Beaches
Downtown West Palm Beach is undoubtedly among the best, if not the best, places to live north of Miami and south of Orlando. The residents here enjoy the dense urban ambiance, with almost everything within walking distance. The streets and the air in the town are boldly authentic and full of a lively environment best for discoveries.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown West Palm Beach is a dynamic nightlife hub. There are many venues with classy cocktail lounges, chic wine bars, and laid-back live performance pubs, such as Hullabaloo along Clematis Street. The luxurious dining hotspots offering southern, Italian, and other endless cuisine options are well scattered within the city.
To enjoy some of the best American dishes with your family, stop by City Cellar in the evening. On another day, you might want to try the French tastes at Pistache French Bistro. However, for an Italian bite, explore the rich menu at Lynoras or Elisabetta's Ristorante, offering pizza, seafood & pasta, and an extensive wine list.
Worn out after work? Enjoy some classic American dishes and a glass of wine as you unwind your mind with the scenic views from the elegant rooftop destination at Restoration Hardware Rooftop Restaurant.
Things to Do
Downtown West Palm Beach has an endless list of things to do. To start with, visit the Norton Museum of Art to view some of the best collections of American, Chinese, European, and rare contemporary pieces. Next, take a hike alone or with family through the charming Ann Norton Sculptures Gardens. You can end that day by enjoying a comedy, show, concert, opera, or something else at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts.
Leverage some free transportation to The Square. The open-air mall houses high-end shopping stores and some eateries, and it isn't unusual to stumble upon an event while there. In the spring, you should prepare to attend SunFest. Held every first week of May, it features the largest waterfront music and art festival in Florida, attracting over a hundred thousand visitors.
Downtown West Palm Beach is home to the best A-rated schools in Palm Beach County School District. Some of the notable ones include:
Palm Beach Public School, PK & K-5, A-rated public elementary school
South Olive Elementary School, K-5, A-rated public elementary school
Palm Beach Day Academy, PK & K-9, a highly-rated private school in the area
Kings Academy, PK & K-12, a Christian A+ rated and among the top 5 best private school
The Rosarian Academy, PK & K-8, a Catholic private school with a rating of A+
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts, grades 9-12, #1 best magnet high school in the Miami Area