Moving below the snow line has its appeal during the winter months, but you’re accepting this at the expense of higher temperatures and humidity in summer as well. Depending on the climate in your previous home and your own personal tastes, this can be something easily adjusted to. But any local will tell you to give Florida a trial run before you pack up to move. Come down to Palm Springs in the summer months, when temperatures and humidity are at their peak, and use that time to search for an apartment.
Once you do, it is recommended to keep your own form of transportation with you. While Palm Beach County does have its own public transit system, for Palm Springs it is mostly confined to major roads—good for residents who know where they’re going or are commuting to larger neighboring cities but bad for the tourist trying to find a house on a small side street.
Whether you’ve found that rental home of your dreams or not, you will want to know what you can do with your spare time. Being in Palm Beach County, you’re not far from the beach—it’s just close enough to make a day trip out of it. Other nature lovers will enjoy the nearby Okeeheelee Park, a vast park that provides athletic fields, bicycle paths, and boating and fishing at the lake. For local shopping, Palm Springs has the Greenwood Shopping Center, or head west to the Mall at Wellington Green.