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Old 05-16-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Where do Palm Beach county people work? Do they just depend off Boca mostly? Or is there lots of jobs in West Palm Beach too? Are some forced to commute to Fort Lauderdale and even Miami for work?

It would suck if I move up north and still have to drive back to Miami for work.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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Where do Palm Beach county people work? Do they just depend off Boca mostly? Or is there lots of jobs in West Palm Beach too? Are some forced to commute to Fort Lauderdale and even Miami for work?

It would suck if I move up north and still have to drive back to Miami for work.
Good question, a large majority of the population doesn't work. The ones that have to slave the mines work all over, and yes some are forced to commute to Broward and Dade. I drive 20 miles north to Palm Beach Gardens and use to drive 20 miles south to Delray prior. It all depends what you do, some professions are not very plentiful here and it forces people to commute.

One of my co-workers drives from Miami to PBG 5 days a week. Some people commute south to PBG from as far north as Ft. Pierce.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Good question, a large majority of the population doesn't work. The ones that have to slave the mines work all over, and yes some are forced to commute to Broward and Dade. I drive 20 miles north to Palm Beach Gardens and use to drive 20 miles south to Delray prior. It all depends what you do, some professions are not very plentiful here and it forces people to commute.

One of my co-workers drives from Miami to PBG 5 days a week. Some people commute south to PBG from as far north as Ft. Pierce.
So I would say PBC is the last county to consider living in when speaking of living in South FL.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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So I would say PBC is the last county to consider living in when speaking of living in South FL.
Depends what your field of work is? A lot of people luck out and can stay here indefinatley without having to commute 24,000 miles a year, have that nice 5 mile commute. If I had to commute to around the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale Airport for work, that's how many miles I would be driving per year from where I live in Wellington, yep 24,000 miles a year, add in the cost of gas, maintenance and wear and tear on your car. Surely could not use a leased car to pull that off either.

If the pay is good, I guess spending 20 days a year sitting in your car commuting is worth it? Not to mention not having much free time with family and etc. and having to get up extra early in order to make it to work on time. Then figure in you only have two real good ways to get north or south, I-95 and the Turnpike which often can be a parking lot in the event of an accident. When it rains, well that's usually the case on the Turnpike which has limited access in Broward to many locations south of Sample Road.

If you rent, it's always good to move closer to your job, if you bought a house then typically there is little choice if you decided to drive far or had a career change that made your commute long. Some people can't find work where they like living and made the decision to commute regardless.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I work in West Palm, and live in West Palm. My commute is about 5 minutes. It's great. I don't think I could tolerate anything over a 30 minute commute ever again! I'd have to be making a lot more money to consider it!
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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OP, one thing you could do is look at what businesses are in Palm Beach County. Are there any? Sure.

I know research is very hard, but give it a try. There might even be a job in it for you once you build those skills, or at least a job where some research skills would be beneficial.

Once you start getting an idea of the businesses that are in Palm Beach County, it would probably be safe to assume that they have employees.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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There are beautiful homes in Boynton Beach but I don't see any jobs in my field there (IT). So I'm just looking at Fort Laud area as that's where the jobs are at.
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