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Old 08-05-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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How does the safety in City Place compare to say Fort Lauderdale or Boca?
Boca is safer than West Palm Beach because it's basically a large suburb. Mizner Park though is.... well.... a lot less "happening" than Cityplace. A lot older demographic.

Cityplace itself is safe. I've never had any problems, and crime has gone down the past couple of years a lot since they implemented a curfew for kids under 18. A mile away, however, is the bad part of town.

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Is the nightlife in CityLife comparable at all to Fort Lauderdale for things to do?
Fort Lauderdale is a much bigger city. There are some good clubs in West Palm, but Ft. Lauderdale has more exciting clubs. Again, however, it's very easy to get to Ft. lauderdale for an evening out.

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Last quest.. One City Place and the Residences in City Place are actually within the area not outside? Is the beach nearby?
One City Plaza is about a mile from the beach. It is not technically "in" Cityplace, but is downtown. It is walkable. The Residences are IN Cityplace, and are about a mile and a half to two miles to the beach.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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Not sure where you are coming from, but the nightlife in wpb isn't a crazy part town by anymeans. I came from milwaukee though where there was 20 bars I could walk to. There are a couple clubs and a few baes amd lots of nice restaurants.
Safety wise we live close to tamarind and its de. Not safe over there, but when your closer to cityplace its not too bad at all and its well patrolled.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Boca is safer at the walking dow the streets at night level in the neighborhoods maybe (but I am not sure of this) but it isn't safety heaven like you might think if you are getting all of your info here. I had a friend who had someone come in her window and attack her with a hammer, know of students getting raped, a woman and her kid were killed at the mall over the holidays, lots of stolen cars and a ton of theft - the place is known for spam and espionage. what isn't on the surface there much is gang activity. and Boca is a dull place with good food. the whole college town thing is sort of limited to the actual college and to the young bar scene, but that is not great if you are over 30. If you are into hot moms, though, it's the bomb.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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So which are the apartment complexes actually in City Place? Isn't City Place along Clematis St?

In general which places have a lot of young people in their 20s & 30s in a safe neighborhood with stuff to walk to (ala NYC).... not 60+
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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Clematis is pretty young and maybe 6 blocks north of Citiplace, maybe fewer.

In the area you have a lot of older people in Palm Beach and at the Museum and Kravis center, because the older people tend to dominate the cultural scene around here (not that there aren't ANY younger people there, but they are the minority).

From the apartment I wanted to walk to the museum, Kravis, Clematis, beach, Citiplace. But people around here tend to think I'm nuts walking a mile to something. I have lived in NYC and in Amsterdam and Bologna so I am used to places where you walk everywhere.

Florida is too hot in the daytime for that half the year but as soon as the sun fades, we walk. . . I was told that with in West Palm I would not want to walk from Okeechobee to Clematis in the evening but I was not convinced, I think that along Flagler it would have been fine (I was not going to rent IN Citiplace, but rather on the waterfront in the Trianon closer to the Norton as I like the wide water views and fresh air). i was only talked out if it because I have a little kid. On my own I would have moved there.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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Clematis is pretty young and maybe 6 blocks north of Citiplace, maybe fewer.

In the area you have a lot of older people in Palm Beach and at the Museum and Kravis center, because the older people tend to dominate the cultural scene around here (not that there aren't ANY younger people there, but they are the minority).

From the apartment I wanted to walk to the museum, Kravis, Clematis, beach, Citiplace. But people around here tend to think I'm nuts walking a mile to something. I have lived in NYC and in Amsterdam and Bologna so I am used to places where you walk everywhere.

Florida is too hot in the daytime for that half the year but as soon as the sun fades, we walk. . . I was told that with in West Palm I would not want to walk from Okeechobee to Clematis in the evening but I was not convinced, I think that along Flagler it would have been fine (I was not going to rent IN Citiplace, but rather on the waterfront in the Trianon closer to the Norton as I like the wide water views and fresh air). i was only talked out if it because I have a little kid. On my own I would have moved there.

The walk from Okeechobee to Clematis is actually not that bad. There are a few blocks where it is a bit creepy but in general the area has been cleaned up.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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So which apt complex do you guys recommend?
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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So which apt complex do you guys recommend?
Heh, for that you will have to come down and decide yourself. There are multiple factors that influence such decisions and everyone is different.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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or rather which apt complexes should I see?
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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When I moved down here I just searched around Cityplace until I found a building I liked. Knowing what I know now I probably wouldn't have chosen the building I'm in now. There's like 10 of them downtown so you could see em all in a few hours, a lot of them are rented by owners though so if you don't have a realtor you'll have to search the web. South Tower probably has some good deals now that it's being foreclosed.... Oh and The Whitney is supposed to have some units with Chinese Drywall so you might want to stay away from that complex. (which is too bad cause it's real nice)
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