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Old 11-23-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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Sorry, what is the full name of PGA ?
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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Sorry, what is the full name of PGA ?
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PGA National. It's in Palm Beach Gardens. Many many different individual neighborhoods, golf and country club, etc. Townhomes, condos, estate homes, single family homes.

Example:

PGA National | Real Estate | Florida Home from The Palm Beach Post


Also, the many neighborhoods of Abacoa are a nice bet:

Abacoa | Real Estate | Florida Home from The Palm Beach Post
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Hi TriMT7,

Thanks ! I will check out those areas one by one.

SB100
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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PBC has more crime than it should based on the size of its cities, but saying that it's all drugs and crime is a huge overstatement.
If you compare it to walking in Manhattan, then PBC is bad. If you compare it with some suburbs in West Chicago or in Blatimore, then PBC is not that bad when it comes to violence.
If you come from TN, SC, NC odds are you might think of PBC as a crime ridden area. It depends on what you are comparing it too.

There are several shady areas that get really bad at night, but I also have to say that most of regular people don't walk in those areas at night so odds are that if you are not a shady character yourself, you are going to be fine with a bit of common sense and in a little time with some knowledge of the area.
I would like to avoid those "shady areas", so could some WPB natives tell me where those "shady areas" are ? I have no or minimum knowledge of S FL.

Thank you !
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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OK theres three parts to this palm beach county lifestyle part 1, your rich and want to move to palm beach you'll be living in wellington, palm beach island, jupiter, north palm beach or boca raton, you will be in a gated community or in a country club setting, the only gangstas you'll really be interacting with will be serving you your food or getting you your drinks, part2. your a renter with about 1000 a month to spend now you will be interacting with the gangatas if you cant afford to rent in one of the above mentioned areas once out of the above mentinoed areas be prepared for drugs and violence and everything that comes with them if your older good luck trying to merge you might be loneley unless your willing to lower your standards way down part3, your broke can only afford to pay like 500-750 a month rent your neighbors will all have gold teeth smoking pot all day cops in and out and people allways asking you for something, if your into that then more power to you
^^^^ ??? You can get into a great neighborhood and pay about $750, even less. One without the drugs and violence that you speak of.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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West Palm is like any other city in the U.S. It's just that it's bad parts are just as bad if not worst than these major cities people talk about. It's definetely a small city with big city crime. West Palm has a big gap between the rich and the poor.

Some bad parts look like a ghost town so Detroit is that a safe city too? Just cause it doesn't look as old or runed down?! Let's think here Florida cites are not even 50 years old some places in the hood are brand new houses. I guess people never herd of don't judge a book by it's cover either?

It's not just West Palm either it's the cities around it like Riviera Beach to the north and Lake Worth to the south that make West Palm Beach and Palm Beach county one of the most dangerous metro's in the U.S. Wether it's gang homicides in Lake Worth or drug related homincides in Riviera Beach makes the area much worst. You can drive from Lake Worth to Riviera Beach and it all look the same. Just cause your out the city don't mean your safe unlike most US cities. Crime happens everywhere but it's more likely to happen sometimes outside the city than in it. Same thing goes for Ft. Lauderdale & Miami.
Another scary comment.

Is it true ? Is it worst than Detroit ?

I remember years ago when I visited Windsor Ontario, I crossed the bridge to Detroit. Guess what ? I was only driving in Detroit for an hour and headed back to Windsor Ontario.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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I suggest finding a place in Juno, or Jupiter, and commuting.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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According to this link, also provided by Goofykid, WPB ranks 13, Orlando ranks 6 and Detroit ranks 1.

We visited Orlando/Disney/Universal and others, so are millions visitors visiting Orlando.

So it seems to me it might be OK in WPB (rank 13), as long as I stick to the tourist areas, am I right ? Please comment.

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Old 11-23-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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According to this link, also provided by Goofykid, WPB ranks 13, Orlando ranks 6 and Detroit ranks 1.

We visited Orlando/Disney/Universal and others, so are millions visitors visiting Orlando.

So it seems to me it might be OK in WPB (rank 13), as long as I stick to the tourist areas, am I right ? Please comment.

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The Forbes link is from 2008. Here is the most recent Forbes list, from 2010:

America's Most Dangerous Cities - Forbes

Palm Beach County is not on that list.

Here is the Morgan Quinto 2010 list of Most Dangerous Metropolitan areas and Cities:

Morgan Quitno Press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(No individual Florida cities crack the Top 25, and the only metro area is Miami-Dade County is #16 as far as Metros)

Here is a complete list of cities based on crime rate:

http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010..._hightolow.pdf

West Palm Beach is #59, and that's the CITY of West Palm Beach (where the majority of violent crime will happen in the north end, near and bordering Riviera Beach). Not to mention, this list data was based on 2009 crime stats, and the stats for 2010 are better than 2009, so we'll see what the "2011" list looks like next year.

The suburbs of West Palm are statistically safer due to their not being city centers.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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The Forbes link is from 2008. Here is the most recent Forbes list, from 2010:

America's Most Dangerous Cities - Forbes

Palm Beach County is not on that list.

Here is the Morgan Quinto 2010 list of Most Dangerous Metropolitan areas and Cities:

Morgan Quitno Press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(No individual Florida cities crack the Top 25, and the only metro area is Miami-Dade County is #16 as far as Metros)

Here is a complete list of cities based on crime rate:

http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010..._hightolow.pdf

West Palm Beach is #59, and that's the CITY of West Palm Beach (where the majority of violent crime will happen in the north end, near and bordering Riviera Beach). Not to mention, this list data was based on 2009 crime stats, and the stats for 2010 are better than 2009, so we'll see what the "2011" list looks like next year.

The suburbs of West Palm are statistically safer due to their not being city centers.
That's encouraging facts, thanks !

We are planning to spend more and more time in S FL, so a relatively safer city is one of the criteria.

A lot of Canadians, mostly from Ontario & Quebec, have been spending their winters in Central & South Florida. If it was so scary why would tens of thousands of them leave Ontario & Quebec for Central & South FL year after year !
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