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Old 02-17-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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I'd first like to say that this forum has been a wealth of information for me so thanks to everyone for keeping the discussions interesting and informative.

I am a 27 years old single male who will likely be moving to West Palm in the next month to start a new job if everything goes according to plan. Previously I lived in Manhattan and Chicago and enjoyed what both cities had to offer in terms of dining and nightlife for people my age. While I have relatives in the area I will have to build a new social network so location to young professionals is key. I am going to be flying down to WPB for the first time in the next week or so and wanted to get a feel for the city and explore possible places to live. My budget is around $2000/month for housing. Please recommend potential places to live as well as establishments where I am likely to find people my age.

Thanks,
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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downtown wpb is nice if you are renting. Palm Beach Gardens to the North (about 15 minutes) is another good area. I've mentioned it before, but my girlfriend runs the young professional group for the Palm Beaches so I can definitely put you in contact with her if you like. They have meetups every couple weeks, we've made some good friends from the events.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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I second downtown WPB.... it's the closest thing you'll get to an urban environment. You can, but you won't need to spend 2k to get a very nice apartment in a good full service building downtown. Two bedrooms can be found for under $1500.

Palm Beach Gardens, as mentioned above, is also nice, but the environment is not the same. It's more surbanized but has excellent shopping and dining. Yard House at the Gardens always seems to be full of younger people for after work happy hour though!

Be aware that overall, the Palm Beaches are very seasonal. It will be a lot slower during the summer.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:29 AM
 
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Palm Beach Gardens is a nicer area. With the beaches, Roger Dean Stadium and downtown WPB only a short drive away.
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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Palm Beach Gardens is a nicer area. With the beaches, Roger Dean Stadium and downtown WPB only a short drive away.
Your opinion on what is a "nicer" area. North County is not for everyone, and there really is no correlative in North County to the downtown condo buildings, except that one in the Gardens Mall parking lot.

I'd take Two City Plaza over Legacy Place any day of the week. Gardens is also more family oriented, suburbanized, and heavily car dependent. I work in an office with lots of young 20 and 30 somethings. Only one non-married single person lives in Gardens. Everyone else is in the downtown area.

From WPB, Roger Dean stadium is also a drive away, and the beach is a mile away.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Your opinion on what is a "nicer" area. North County is not for everyone, and there really is no correlative in North County to the downtown condo buildings, except that one in the Gardens Mall parking lot.

I'd take Two City Plaza over Legacy Place any day of the week. Gardens is also more family oriented, suburbanized, and heavily car dependent. I work in an office with lots of young 20 and 30 somethings. Only one non-married single person lives in Gardens. Everyone else is in the downtown area.

From WPB, Roger Dean stadium is also a drive away, and the beach is a mile away.
TriMT7 you are right it is my opinion, and I have the right to express it just as you have the right to your opinion. And that is the purpose of this forum to give our opinions to others who are not familiar with the area or specific things.

So don't chastise me for not being in agreement with you. I DON'T HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU NOR DO YOU HAVE TO AGREE WITH ME.

SO MAYBE YOU NEED TO STICK WITH EXPRESSING THAT OPINION RATHER THAN BEING CRITICAL OF OTHERS FOR THEIR OPINION.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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TriMT7 you are right it is my opinion, and I have the right to express it just as you have the right to your opinion. And that is the purpose of this forum to give our opinions to others who are not familiar with the area or specific things.

So don't chastise me for not being in agreement with you. I DON'T HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU NOR DO YOU HAVE TO AGREE WITH ME.

SO MAYBE YOU NEED TO STICK WITH EXPRESSING THAT OPINION RATHER THAN BEING CRITICAL OF OTHERS FOR THEIR OPINION.

There's a fine line between disagreeing with your opinion, which I did, and told you why I disagree with your opinion, and "being critical of others for their opinion," which I did not do.

Some time may be well spent learning the difference before accusing others.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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I'd first like to say that this forum has been a wealth of information for me so thanks to everyone for keeping the discussions interesting and informative.

I am a 27 years old single male who will likely be moving to West Palm in the next month to start a new job if everything goes according to plan. Previously I lived in Manhattan and Chicago and enjoyed what both cities had to offer in terms of dining and nightlife for people my age. While I have relatives in the area I will have to build a new social network so location to young professionals is key. I am going to be flying down to WPB for the first time in the next week or so and wanted to get a feel for the city and explore possible places to live. My budget is around $2000/month for housing. Please recommend potential places to live as well as establishments where I am likely to find people my age.

Thanks,
Will you be working in the city of WPB or the greater area? I'm surprised you found a job here, it's slim pickens for many.

Apt or Condo?

WPB the city is small and won't offer what Chi Town or NYC has. Good Pizza is hard to find, the food quality in general is subpar on average. Forget Deep Dish too, you won't find anything like Lou Malnati's here either.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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The job would be in downtown WPB. I am looking for a rental unit with no plans of buying anytime soon.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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WPB the city is small and won't offer what Chi Town or NYC has. Good Pizza is hard to find, the food quality in general is subpar on average. Forget Deep Dish too, you won't find anything like Lou Malnati's here either.
While I prefer NY Style Pizza (for which there are about 10 options in the downtown core), I have always said a Giordanos or something like that would be a good addition to downtown WPB.

All of the major pizza options: Pizza Girls, City Pizza, Hot Pie Pizza, Ambrosia, Luna Pizza, and Wild Olives, Clematis Pizza (or whatever its called), I don't think any offer deep dish!

Clematis area and Cityplace are becoming a nice place to be able to sample a variety of cuisines, from Continental American, to French, Italian, Cuban, Chinese, Venezuelan, Greek, Mediterranean/Middle Eastern, Mexican, sea food. Not to mention the options on the Island.

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The job would be in downtown WPB. I am looking for a rental unit with no plans of buying anytime soon.
In your price range you will be able to get into basically any of the buildings downtown. Check out listings and websites for the following, in no particular order:

1) One City Plaza
2) Two City Plaza
3) The Prado
4) The Strand
5) 610 Clematis
6) The Metropolitan
7) Cityplace South Tower
8) Cityplace Tower
9) Courtyards at Cityplace
10) Gardens at Cityplace
11) City Palms
12) 101 N. Clematis
13) The Lofts at Cityplace
14) Cityplace Townhomes


Here's a good website about living downtown: Downtown Development Authority in West Palm Beach (http://www.westpalmbeachdda.com/index.html - broken link)
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