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Royal Poinciana South
333 Sunset Avenue
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$8,000
1300 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Welcome to Royal Poinciana South, an exclusive apartment home community in Palm Beach. Iconic art deco architecture welcomes you to your private island.
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The Ambassador
2730 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
Studio
$3,100
620 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,900
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$7,310
1216 sqft
Last updated November 16 at 04:04 PM
Take walks along the white sand beaches of Palm Beach, enjoy amazing sunsets from your living room, and fall asleep to the sound of gently lapping waves.
1 Unit Available
250 Bradley Place
250 Bradley Place
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$10,000
1220 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Available January 2021 Great location for in-town, Coastal living. Walk to restaurants, shops, beach, Houses of Worship.
1 Unit Available
100 Sunrise Avenue
100 Sunrise Avenue
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
$12,000
1154 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Beautiful ocean views from this luxury condominium in the sought-after 100 Building. 1BR/1.1BA unit has a gorgeous kitchen, elegant marble flooring and charming bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
2784 S Ocean Boulevard
2784 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
2 Bedrooms
$7,000
1405 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Split two bedroom, two bath condo with two terraces, one facing north and one facing east. A beautiful new 75x25 pool surrounded by stunning landscaping. The Cove is directly across from the Four Seasons Resort.
1 Unit Available
220 Atlantic Avenue
220 Atlantic Avenue
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
$2,800
646 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Atlantic Palms is a lovely small building in thecenter of Palm Beach. This oversized onebedroom on the first floor is available for long season. one block to the ocean andone block to trail Freshly painted and all new furnishings. Offered at $2800.
1 Unit Available
3400 S Ocean Boulevard
3400 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$7,500
2119 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Chic direct ocean front 3 bedroom 2 and one half bath lanai in a full service building. Apartment lives like a beach house with easy access to the ocean and direct ocean views from every room! Designer ready and decorated.
1 Unit Available
2860 S Ocean Boulevard
2860 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
$3,900
1068 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Charming pent house with great intracoastal views from bedroom, living room and balcony. BBQ area, pool overlooking the intracoastal, exercise room, 24 hour door man, beach access and updated gym.
1 Unit Available
170 N Ocean Boulevard
170 North Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
$7,000
868 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Available December 15th for seasonal or annual lease. Crisp and clean, beautifully furnished one bedroom, one and a half bath seasonal rental in ocean front building with resort-like amenities. 300' private deeded beach and over size seaside pool.
1 Unit Available
2778 S Ocean Boulevard
2778 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
3 Bedrooms
$8,900
2266 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Recently renovated and decorated with modern style includes new hurricane impact windows and doors.Fabulous corner unit offers bright natural light.Three large bedrooms and full baths in this oversized 2266 sq ft condo.
1 Unit Available
224 Atlantic Avenue
224 Atlantic Avenue
Palm Beach, FL
4 Bedrooms
$60,000
3194 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
This is a completely renovated contemporary home, and there is really nothing like it in Palm Beach. Clean, modern lines define this property, and it is being offered fully furnished for a seasonal or off season rental.
1 Unit Available
400 Chilean Avenue
400 Chilian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL | Casa Del Lago
1 Bedroom
$10,000
1240 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Newly renovated private two story townhouse, fully furnished. Fabulous in-town location, just one block to Worth Avenue. 4 car parking spots.
1 Unit Available
3300 S Ocean Boulevard
3300 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
2 Bedrooms
$6,000
1436 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Magnificent Intracoastal views in this Oceanfront Condo building directly on the beach. Well maintained two bedroom, two bath split floor plan, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer in apartment, wet bar, large balcony off all major rooms.
1 Unit Available
258 Seminole Avenue
258 Seminole Avenue
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,800
500 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Turn-key, fully furnished apartment located in the heart of Palm Beach. This 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom apartment has central A/C, hardwood floors, full kitchen, separate bedroom, and large balcony overlooking the beautiful Palm trees.
1 Unit Available
235 Sunrise Avenue
235 Sunrise Avenue
Palm Beach, FL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,200
372 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Arrive, vacation or live at this delightful, pleasing, exceptional 1 bedroom apartment located in the heart of Palm Beach at The Palm Beach Hotel/Condo.
1 Unit Available
3200 S Ocean Boulevard
3200 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1421 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
First Floor Condo, Just Enter Lobby and Walk to Condo, You do not need to take Elevator!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Full and 1half bath. Gym I Building. Close to Pool and Beach. Beautifully Manicured Community.
1 Unit Available
234 Australian Avenue
234 Australian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL | Casa Del Lago
2 Bedrooms
$9,000
1626 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Premier location! This condo lives like a home in the heart of Palm Beach close to the famous Worth Avenue restaurants and shops. Completely remodeled.... Everything new with the best of finishes and appliances.
1 Unit Available
2840 S Ocean Boulevard
2840 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
$3,000
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
ENJOY THE OCEAN BREEZE ALL WINTER, ON THE BALCONY OF THIS LOVELY 1/1, IN AN IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED BUILDING WITH BEAUTIFUL POOL DECK ON THE INTRACOASTAL. CLOSE TO BRIDGES, RESTAURAUNTS AND SHOPPING. ACROSS FROM THE BEACH!!TENANT PAYS TOURIST TAX
1 Unit Available
3450 S Ocean Boulevard
3450 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$6,500
1420 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 3450 S Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
3030 S Ocean
3030 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
875 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
FABULOUS 2BR 1 & 1/2 BATH BEACHFRONT CONDO ON THE OCEAN WITH VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND INTRACOASTAL.BEACH DECOR, IMPECCABLE UNIT , FULLY FURNISHED WITH LINENS INCLUDED.JUST BRING YOUR SUITCASE AND BATHING SUIT.
1 Unit Available
3250 S Ocean Boulevard
3250 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
2 Bedrooms
$7,000
1515 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Rarely available opportunity to enjoy your private patio. Just grab a cup of coffee dip your toes in the nearby pool.Kick your shoes off and find the sand between your toes.
1 Unit Available
2565 S Ocean Boulevard
2565 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,400
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:54 AM
Great 2nd floor condo steps from the Ocean. Community has private pool and access to beach. Freshly painted and ready to move in.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS YEARLY RENTAL ONLY.
1 Unit Available
3230 S OCEAN
3230 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
980 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:53 AM
Live the Island Life! Ocean and Intracoastal views!! Boutique Condo with your own private Beach! Available annual or seasonal with 4 month minimum. Renovated kitchen & baths with granite and SS appliances. 2 bedroom 2 bathroom.
1 Unit Available
2195 Ibis Isle Road
2195 Ibis Isle Road
Palm Beach, FL | Ibis Isle
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1473 sqft
Last updated December 19 at 08:22 PM
Available for Seasonal Rental at $5,500/mo., 6 month minimum. Annual rental at $3,000/mo. Move right in to this perfect modern retreat on Ibis Isle.
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While some Palm Beach properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Palm Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Broward College, Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Everglades University, and Florida Atlantic University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Palm Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Broward College, Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Everglades University, and Florida Atlantic University.

City Guide

Palm Beach
There was once a time that the valuables of Palm Beach did not invite attention from the shelves of jewelry stores. Instead, in 1879, they grew from the ground, only seven years after the first permanent settlers arrived. The farmers of that time, many of whom were former slaves, planted 15,000 pineapple slips to try to jump-start a new agricultural commodity. Today, all that's left of the attempt is the name of the fruit in a few area businesses.
There was once a time that the valuables of Palm Beach did not invite attention from the shelves of jewelry stores. Instead, in 1879, they grew from the ground, only seven years after the first permanent settlers arrived. The farmers of that time, many of whom were former slaves, planted 15,000 pineapple slips to try to jump-start a new agricultural commodity. Today, all that's left of the attempt is the name of the fruit in a few area businesses.

Despite being sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and an intracoastal waterway, Palm Beach is neither a sleepy beach town nor retro fishing village. Instead, it shines as a glitzy and glamorous paen to jewelry-wearing, champagne-imbibing Rolls owners who'd rather spend a laid-back Sunday tanning on the sand than attending society balls.

A Great Location

To distinguish the city from the surrounding county of the same name, the moniker "Island" is often added to "Palm Beach." This tiny metropolis, located in southeastern Florida, stretches out like a fancy needle on a north-south strip of land that's separated from the mainland by an intracoastal waterway and then joined by a few bridges. The city itself measures about 12 miles long and just over two-thirds of a mile at its widest point.

The perks of private rentals depend on whether you're looking at one-bedroom condos for rent or an estate with five bedrooms. However, apartment rentals generally grant you a pool, fitness center, BBQ areas and parking. (These perks are one way they keep highly desirable tenants from moving to another complex.) Depending on your unit, you may also get a terrace or balcony, walk-in closets, and either a built-in washer/dryer or laundry facilities.

When you visit a potential rental, try to dress like you belong on the island. No torn jeans and T-shirts please, no matter how avant-garde they look. You can't go wrong with a summer-weight suit or fashionable dress and a bit of bling. However, no amount of flash will help you if you don't have the income or impeccable credit to afford an apartment complex in South Beach. So before starting the apartment hunt, get your finances in order.

Get your say about what's going down in the neighborhood by joining the Palm Beach Civic Association. The organization has its multi-ringed fingers in everything from protecting the beaches to water-saving measures to local taxes and government.

A Great Location
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To distinguish the city from the surrounding county of the same name, the moniker "Island" is often added to "Palm Beach." This tiny metropolis, located in southeastern Florida, stretches out like a fancy needle on a north-south strip of land that's separated from the mainland by an intracoastal waterway and then joined by a few bridges. The city itself measures about 12 miles long and just over two-thirds of a mile at its widest point.

The perks of private rentals depend on whether you're looking at one-bedroom condos for rent or an estate with five bedrooms. However, apartment rentals generally grant you a pool, fitness center, BBQ areas and parking. (These perks are one way they keep highly desirable tenants from moving to another complex.) Depending on your unit, you may also get a terrace or balcony, walk-in closets, and either a built-in washer/dryer or laundry facilities.

When you visit a potential rental, try to dress like you belong on the island. No torn jeans and T-shirts please, no matter how avant-garde they look. You can't go wrong with a summer-weight suit or fashionable dress and a bit of bling. However, no amount of flash will help you if you don't have the income or impeccable credit to afford an apartment complex in South Beach. So before starting the apartment hunt, get your finances in order.

Get your say about what's going down in the neighborhood by joining the Palm Beach Civic Association. The organization has its multi-ringed fingers in everything from protecting the beaches to water-saving measures to local taxes and government.

Neighborhoods

Because the island is skinnier than a fashion model on a diet, you can't live more than a few minutes from the Atlantic and its coastal sands on the east, and the inland waterway and its docks on the west. Your desire for water access is assured, so stick to neighborhood as your main reason for finding a place to live.

North End: Bordered on the north by the Lake Worth inlet and on the south by Royal Poinciana Way, this community appeases with the placidity of single-unit homes. Many streets boast beach-side cabanas, so locals have a place to celebrate a birthday. You won't find apartments here, but you can lease houses for a season or a year.

Midtown: The main (and quite popular) drag of Palm Beach reigns from Royal Poinciana on the north and continues to Southern Boulevard in the opposite direction. This is your cup of Earl Grey if you enjoy the buzz of perfectly-manicured debutantes and the pull of beautiful shiny things. You can live in anything from cottages and mini-palaces to condominiums and townhouses for rent. You're never more than a few minutes' walk from retail.

South End: That's not a hotel - it's just one among the many single-unit behemoths looming from the Estate Section, which lies in the northern part of this community. Rental apartments are confined to the residential towers in the southern end, which is bordered by South Palm Beach.

Neighborhoods
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Because the island is skinnier than a fashion model on a diet, you can't live more than a few minutes from the Atlantic and its coastal sands on the east, and the inland waterway and its docks on the west. Your desire for water access is assured, so stick to neighborhood as your main reason for finding a place to live.

North End: Bordered on the north by the Lake Worth inlet and on the south by Royal Poinciana Way, this community appeases with the placidity of single-unit homes. Many streets boast beach-side cabanas, so locals have a place to celebrate a birthday. You won't find apartments here, but you can lease houses for a season or a year.

Midtown: The main (and quite popular) drag of Palm Beach reigns from Royal Poinciana on the north and continues to Southern Boulevard in the opposite direction. This is your cup of Earl Grey if you enjoy the buzz of perfectly-manicured debutantes and the pull of beautiful shiny things. You can live in anything from cottages and mini-palaces to condominiums and townhouses for rent. You're never more than a few minutes' walk from retail.

South End: That's not a hotel - it's just one among the many single-unit behemoths looming from the Estate Section, which lies in the northern part of this community. Rental apartments are confined to the residential towers in the southern end, which is bordered by South Palm Beach.

Transportation and Fun in the Sun

You can get to the city through Palm Beach International Airport, or via Amtrak or Tri-Rail. Palm Tran connects both city and county with buses. The fastest way to get around is by private car. Street parking is generally free but pay attention to the signs that limit the times or require permits. Spots can fill up quickly with mainlanders during prime beach days.

Walking is another efficient mode of travel, especially if you're heading east or west. You can also pedal through the scenic Lake Trail, which meanders from Royal Palm Way (State Road 704) to the north tip of the island. Take care when biking on Ocean Boulevard, which only has one line in either direction, and be aware that most roads don't have bicycle paths.

It's always sunny and wet in the outdoor life of Palm Beach residents. Sun, surf and swimming rule on the Atlantic Coast. Boats are the headliners on the intracoastal waterway, and high-tech poles snag low-tech fish around the inlets. If your pad doesn't boast a private dock by your back patio, park your 260-foot yacht at the public marina of the Town Docks.

For fun without water, the city boasts four golf courses. One is the Par 3 Golf Course, which "Golf Magazine" dubbed as one of the top 50 most fun in the country. Another is Everglades Golf, a private facility with 18 holes and no alligators. Visiting players are allowed only when leashed by members. Non-players can still enjoy a bit of green at Peanut Island, which includes picnic areas, a campground, restrooms and water fountains. Nothing is sold here, so bring whatever food or drink you need.

If you can't lease a mansion, you can still see what one looks like by visiting the Flagler Museum, which was called "more wonderful than any palace in Europe" by the "New York Herald" in 1902. Its 73 rooms display many original furnishings and artwork.

The Breakers Hotel offers more accessible luxury. You don't ever have to leave the property to enjoy some of the best amenities in the city. Lounge in a daytime bungalow on the private beach, play a strenuous round of 36-hole golf, or dine on international delicacies in nine restaurants.

If you need a culture fix, head for The Society of The Four Arts. Among its attractions are an art gallery, sculpture and botanical gardens, and libraries that serve both all ages. A 700-seat auditorium often hosts speakers, concerts and films, making it a comfy place to nap.

Need a Tiffany ring to go with your Louis Vuitton handbag, Ferragamo shoes and Armani outfit? You'll find these luxuries at Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of Palm Beach. At night, however, only a handful of bars provide rather sedate entertainment. For more action, join the club hoppers and night owls who migrate over the bridges to the hotspots of West Palm Beach.

Transportation and Fun in the Sun
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You can get to the city through Palm Beach International Airport, or via Amtrak or Tri-Rail. Palm Tran connects both city and county with buses. The fastest way to get around is by private car. Street parking is generally free but pay attention to the signs that limit the times or require permits. Spots can fill up quickly with mainlanders during prime beach days.

Walking is another efficient mode of travel, especially if you're heading east or west. You can also pedal through the scenic Lake Trail, which meanders from Royal Palm Way (State Road 704) to the north tip of the island. Take care when biking on Ocean Boulevard, which only has one line in either direction, and be aware that most roads don't have bicycle paths.

It's always sunny and wet in the outdoor life of Palm Beach residents. Sun, surf and swimming rule on the Atlantic Coast. Boats are the headliners on the intracoastal waterway, and high-tech poles snag low-tech fish around the inlets. If your pad doesn't boast a private dock by your back patio, park your 260-foot yacht at the public marina of the Town Docks.

For fun without water, the city boasts four golf courses. One is the Par 3 Golf Course, which "Golf Magazine" dubbed as one of the top 50 most fun in the country. Another is Everglades Golf, a private facility with 18 holes and no alligators. Visiting players are allowed only when leashed by members. Non-players can still enjoy a bit of green at Peanut Island, which includes picnic areas, a campground, restrooms and water fountains. Nothing is sold here, so bring whatever food or drink you need.

If you can't lease a mansion, you can still see what one looks like by visiting the Flagler Museum, which was called "more wonderful than any palace in Europe" by the "New York Herald" in 1902. Its 73 rooms display many original furnishings and artwork.

The Breakers Hotel offers more accessible luxury. You don't ever have to leave the property to enjoy some of the best amenities in the city. Lounge in a daytime bungalow on the private beach, play a strenuous round of 36-hole golf, or dine on international delicacies in nine restaurants.

If you need a culture fix, head for The Society of The Four Arts. Among its attractions are an art gallery, sculpture and botanical gardens, and libraries that serve both all ages. A 700-seat auditorium often hosts speakers, concerts and films, making it a comfy place to nap.

Need a Tiffany ring to go with your Louis Vuitton handbag, Ferragamo shoes and Armani outfit? You'll find these luxuries at Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of Palm Beach. At night, however, only a handful of bars provide rather sedate entertainment. For more action, join the club hoppers and night owls who migrate over the bridges to the hotspots of West Palm Beach.

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City Guide

Palm Beach
There was once a time that the valuables of Palm Beach did not invite attention from the shelves of jewelry stores. Instead, in 1879, they grew from the ground, only seven years after the first permanent settlers arrived. The farmers of that time, many of whom were former slaves, planted 15,000 pineapple slips to try to jump-start a new agricultural commodity. Today, all that's left of the attempt is the name of the fruit in a few area businesses.
There was once a time that the valuables of Palm Beach did not invite attention from the shelves of jewelry stores. Instead, in 1879, they grew from the ground, only seven years after the first permanent settlers arrived. The farmers of that time, many of whom were former slaves, planted 15,000 pineapple slips to try to jump-start a new agricultural commodity. Today, all that's left of the attempt is the name of the fruit in a few area businesses.

Despite being sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and an intracoastal waterway, Palm Beach is neither a sleepy beach town nor retro fishing village. Instead, it shines as a glitzy and glamorous paen to jewelry-wearing, champagne-imbibing Rolls owners who'd rather spend a laid-back Sunday tanning on the sand than attending society balls.

A Great Location

To distinguish the city from the surrounding county of the same name, the moniker "Island" is often added to "Palm Beach." This tiny metropolis, located in southeastern Florida, stretches out like a fancy needle on a north-south strip of land that's separated from the mainland by an intracoastal waterway and then joined by a few bridges. The city itself measures about 12 miles long and just over two-thirds of a mile at its widest point.

The perks of private rentals depend on whether you're looking at one-bedroom condos for rent or an estate with five bedrooms. However, apartment rentals generally grant you a pool, fitness center, BBQ areas and parking. (These perks are one way they keep highly desirable tenants from moving to another complex.) Depending on your unit, you may also get a terrace or balcony, walk-in closets, and either a built-in washer/dryer or laundry facilities.

When you visit a potential rental, try to dress like you belong on the island. No torn jeans and T-shirts please, no matter how avant-garde they look. You can't go wrong with a summer-weight suit or fashionable dress and a bit of bling. However, no amount of flash will help you if you don't have the income or impeccable credit to afford an apartment complex in South Beach. So before starting the apartment hunt, get your finances in order.

Get your say about what's going down in the neighborhood by joining the Palm Beach Civic Association. The organization has its multi-ringed fingers in everything from protecting the beaches to water-saving measures to local taxes and government.

A Great Location
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To distinguish the city from the surrounding county of the same name, the moniker "Island" is often added to "Palm Beach." This tiny metropolis, located in southeastern Florida, stretches out like a fancy needle on a north-south strip of land that's separated from the mainland by an intracoastal waterway and then joined by a few bridges. The city itself measures about 12 miles long and just over two-thirds of a mile at its widest point.

The perks of private rentals depend on whether you're looking at one-bedroom condos for rent or an estate with five bedrooms. However, apartment rentals generally grant you a pool, fitness center, BBQ areas and parking. (These perks are one way they keep highly desirable tenants from moving to another complex.) Depending on your unit, you may also get a terrace or balcony, walk-in closets, and either a built-in washer/dryer or laundry facilities.

When you visit a potential rental, try to dress like you belong on the island. No torn jeans and T-shirts please, no matter how avant-garde they look. You can't go wrong with a summer-weight suit or fashionable dress and a bit of bling. However, no amount of flash will help you if you don't have the income or impeccable credit to afford an apartment complex in South Beach. So before starting the apartment hunt, get your finances in order.

Get your say about what's going down in the neighborhood by joining the Palm Beach Civic Association. The organization has its multi-ringed fingers in everything from protecting the beaches to water-saving measures to local taxes and government.

Neighborhoods

Because the island is skinnier than a fashion model on a diet, you can't live more than a few minutes from the Atlantic and its coastal sands on the east, and the inland waterway and its docks on the west. Your desire for water access is assured, so stick to neighborhood as your main reason for finding a place to live.

North End: Bordered on the north by the Lake Worth inlet and on the south by Royal Poinciana Way, this community appeases with the placidity of single-unit homes. Many streets boast beach-side cabanas, so locals have a place to celebrate a birthday. You won't find apartments here, but you can lease houses for a season or a year.

Midtown: The main (and quite popular) drag of Palm Beach reigns from Royal Poinciana on the north and continues to Southern Boulevard in the opposite direction. This is your cup of Earl Grey if you enjoy the buzz of perfectly-manicured debutantes and the pull of beautiful shiny things. You can live in anything from cottages and mini-palaces to condominiums and townhouses for rent. You're never more than a few minutes' walk from retail.

South End: That's not a hotel - it's just one among the many single-unit behemoths looming from the Estate Section, which lies in the northern part of this community. Rental apartments are confined to the residential towers in the southern end, which is bordered by South Palm Beach.

Neighborhoods
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Because the island is skinnier than a fashion model on a diet, you can't live more than a few minutes from the Atlantic and its coastal sands on the east, and the inland waterway and its docks on the west. Your desire for water access is assured, so stick to neighborhood as your main reason for finding a place to live.

North End: Bordered on the north by the Lake Worth inlet and on the south by Royal Poinciana Way, this community appeases with the placidity of single-unit homes. Many streets boast beach-side cabanas, so locals have a place to celebrate a birthday. You won't find apartments here, but you can lease houses for a season or a year.

Midtown: The main (and quite popular) drag of Palm Beach reigns from Royal Poinciana on the north and continues to Southern Boulevard in the opposite direction. This is your cup of Earl Grey if you enjoy the buzz of perfectly-manicured debutantes and the pull of beautiful shiny things. You can live in anything from cottages and mini-palaces to condominiums and townhouses for rent. You're never more than a few minutes' walk from retail.

South End: That's not a hotel - it's just one among the many single-unit behemoths looming from the Estate Section, which lies in the northern part of this community. Rental apartments are confined to the residential towers in the southern end, which is bordered by South Palm Beach.

Transportation and Fun in the Sun

You can get to the city through Palm Beach International Airport, or via Amtrak or Tri-Rail. Palm Tran connects both city and county with buses. The fastest way to get around is by private car. Street parking is generally free but pay attention to the signs that limit the times or require permits. Spots can fill up quickly with mainlanders during prime beach days.

Walking is another efficient mode of travel, especially if you're heading east or west. You can also pedal through the scenic Lake Trail, which meanders from Royal Palm Way (State Road 704) to the north tip of the island. Take care when biking on Ocean Boulevard, which only has one line in either direction, and be aware that most roads don't have bicycle paths.

It's always sunny and wet in the outdoor life of Palm Beach residents. Sun, surf and swimming rule on the Atlantic Coast. Boats are the headliners on the intracoastal waterway, and high-tech poles snag low-tech fish around the inlets. If your pad doesn't boast a private dock by your back patio, park your 260-foot yacht at the public marina of the Town Docks.

For fun without water, the city boasts four golf courses. One is the Par 3 Golf Course, which "Golf Magazine" dubbed as one of the top 50 most fun in the country. Another is Everglades Golf, a private facility with 18 holes and no alligators. Visiting players are allowed only when leashed by members. Non-players can still enjoy a bit of green at Peanut Island, which includes picnic areas, a campground, restrooms and water fountains. Nothing is sold here, so bring whatever food or drink you need.

If you can't lease a mansion, you can still see what one looks like by visiting the Flagler Museum, which was called "more wonderful than any palace in Europe" by the "New York Herald" in 1902. Its 73 rooms display many original furnishings and artwork.

The Breakers Hotel offers more accessible luxury. You don't ever have to leave the property to enjoy some of the best amenities in the city. Lounge in a daytime bungalow on the private beach, play a strenuous round of 36-hole golf, or dine on international delicacies in nine restaurants.

If you need a culture fix, head for The Society of The Four Arts. Among its attractions are an art gallery, sculpture and botanical gardens, and libraries that serve both all ages. A 700-seat auditorium often hosts speakers, concerts and films, making it a comfy place to nap.

Need a Tiffany ring to go with your Louis Vuitton handbag, Ferragamo shoes and Armani outfit? You'll find these luxuries at Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of Palm Beach. At night, however, only a handful of bars provide rather sedate entertainment. For more action, join the club hoppers and night owls who migrate over the bridges to the hotspots of West Palm Beach.

Transportation and Fun in the Sun
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You can get to the city through Palm Beach International Airport, or via Amtrak or Tri-Rail. Palm Tran connects both city and county with buses. The fastest way to get around is by private car. Street parking is generally free but pay attention to the signs that limit the times or require permits. Spots can fill up quickly with mainlanders during prime beach days.

Walking is another efficient mode of travel, especially if you're heading east or west. You can also pedal through the scenic Lake Trail, which meanders from Royal Palm Way (State Road 704) to the north tip of the island. Take care when biking on Ocean Boulevard, which only has one line in either direction, and be aware that most roads don't have bicycle paths.

It's always sunny and wet in the outdoor life of Palm Beach residents. Sun, surf and swimming rule on the Atlantic Coast. Boats are the headliners on the intracoastal waterway, and high-tech poles snag low-tech fish around the inlets. If your pad doesn't boast a private dock by your back patio, park your 260-foot yacht at the public marina of the Town Docks.

For fun without water, the city boasts four golf courses. One is the Par 3 Golf Course, which "Golf Magazine" dubbed as one of the top 50 most fun in the country. Another is Everglades Golf, a private facility with 18 holes and no alligators. Visiting players are allowed only when leashed by members. Non-players can still enjoy a bit of green at Peanut Island, which includes picnic areas, a campground, restrooms and water fountains. Nothing is sold here, so bring whatever food or drink you need.

If you can't lease a mansion, you can still see what one looks like by visiting the Flagler Museum, which was called "more wonderful than any palace in Europe" by the "New York Herald" in 1902. Its 73 rooms display many original furnishings and artwork.

The Breakers Hotel offers more accessible luxury. You don't ever have to leave the property to enjoy some of the best amenities in the city. Lounge in a daytime bungalow on the private beach, play a strenuous round of 36-hole golf, or dine on international delicacies in nine restaurants.

If you need a culture fix, head for The Society of The Four Arts. Among its attractions are an art gallery, sculpture and botanical gardens, and libraries that serve both all ages. A 700-seat auditorium often hosts speakers, concerts and films, making it a comfy place to nap.

Need a Tiffany ring to go with your Louis Vuitton handbag, Ferragamo shoes and Armani outfit? You'll find these luxuries at Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of Palm Beach. At night, however, only a handful of bars provide rather sedate entertainment. For more action, join the club hoppers and night owls who migrate over the bridges to the hotspots of West Palm Beach.