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Old 05-21-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Hi there, all!!

We've lived in Austin for about 10 years now, and my husband has an opportunity to transfer to WPB. I lived in Florida years ago, around 1990, in the Cocoa Beach area. I would LOVE to live near the ocean again, but we are just toying with the idea at this point.

We really don't know much about the West Palm Beach area. Is it a good place to live with small children? (The oldest is 5.) My son has some allergy problems, would this be an issue for him?

Austin is hot and humid, so we are used to that part. I don't know if the beaches in that area are nice, but I plan to visit the beach often, so that's very important to us.

Please, if you live there or have any opinions on the area, we'd be so appreciative of anything you might be able to share. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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I enjoy living in West Palm Beach. However, are you are in need of public schools? There are A rated and highly regarded elementary schools for Southend West Palm Beach residents (South Olive Elementary and Palm Beach Public), but for middle and high school, Jupiter has the edge with A rated middle and high schools.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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Thanks for the prompt reply! My oldest will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, so we would need elementary schools.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the prompt reply! My oldest will be starting Kindergarten in the fall, so we would need elementary schools.
What will be your housing budget? And what kind of house are you looking for?

In West Palm, Palm Beach Public school is attended by students basically in the neighborhoods South of Okeechobee Blvd, North of Belvedere Road, and East of Parker Blvd.

South Olive Elementary serves South of Southern, East of Dixie.

Coincidentally, those areas are the most desirable to live in West Palm Beach proper.


The entire Jupiter school system is top notch, so neighborhoods are less important to pay attention to, school wise.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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3 small children, relocating from desirable Austin TX. Jupiter is by far the choice. Dont even think about WPB. No comparison, seriously.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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as tri mentioned it all depends on your budget/expectations/lifestyle there are a few other areas that are nice as well just depends on what you're looking for
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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I'd say definitely Jupiter. Nicer, more laid back. Stay away from wpb or south if at all possible.
good luck.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:27 PM
 
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I'd say definitely Jupiter. Nicer, more laid back. Stay away from wpb or south if at all possible.
good luck.
I've lived in both cities.

Nicer? Depends on the area. More laid back? Depends on the area.

Stay away from WPB or south? Give me a break.

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Old 05-24-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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Thanks for the input. We'd need a 4 bedroom house and in a decent neighborhood, since we're raising kids, but we haven't even looked at the real estate there yet, so I'm not sure what $$ we're looking at. We've definitely got more research to do!
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Stay away from south? huh? it's the best part!
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