West Palm Beach Quick Guide
Sheltered from the waves of the Atlantic, West Palm Beach sits on the western shore of Lake Worth, which is a 21-mile-long lagoon between the Florida mainland and the ocean-facing barrier island on which its sister city, Palm Beach, rests. With this little geography lesson in mind, know that West Palm Beach and its calm waters subsequently boast a number of marinas, and likewise are a haven for boating and watersports enthusiasts. If you want sandy shores, however, it’s best to take a water taxi over to the barrier island. In the past decade, West Palm Beach has strived to revitalize its downtown area and regain its tourist appeal with a number of major projects, such as CityPlex and the restoration of Clematis Street, which Donald Trump dubbed “the hottest street in Florida.” While strolling in the sun, find palm-lined streets, new boutiques, Art Deco architecture and delightful dabs of pastels and Flamingo pink, seemingly obligatory by Floridian standards, dappled throughout the city. For information about city offices and departments, call (561) 822-1200 or visit West Palm Beach City Hall, located at 200 2nd St. (Map).
Getting Around West Palm Beach
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Palm Tran (regular routes): (877) 930-4287
Palm Tran LINK (for arranged routes): (877) 870-9849
South Florida Commuter Serviceas: (800) 234-RIDE
Tri-Rail commuter rail: (800) 874-7245
Making West Palm Beach Your Home
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Register to vote, or get voter information: (561) 656-6200
Get or renew your Florida driver’s license: (561) 681-6333