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Old 07-16-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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Well, for all those lamenting Palm Beach County, some good news:


Royal Palm Beach lands on Top-10 list of best towns for families, Family Circle magazine says

ROYAL PALM BEACH — The village is one of the 10 best towns for families, according to a new national survey.

Family Circle magazine announced today that Royal Palm Beach made its annual list for the best places to live and raise kids, in a survey of 1,850 communities with populations between 15,000 and 150,000 people.

Its August issue featuring the list arrives on newsstands this week.

The magazine, which reports a circulation of at least 3.9 million, ranked the towns based on their schools, affordable homes and "green" initiatives.

Royal Palm Beach got recognition for choosing to build a park instead of homes on the old Tradition golf course. The village bought the course, which will soon become Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, featuring a lake for fishing and kayaking.

Other cities included on the list are: Ankeny, Iowa; Broken Arrow, Okla.; Brunswick, Ohio; Oro Valley Ariz.; Rocklin, Calif.; Shoreview, Minn.; South Burlington, Vt.; Webster Groves, Mo.; and Wheeling, Ill.



Royal Palm Beach lands on Top-10 list of best towns for families, Family Circle magazine says (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/west/epaper/2008/07/15/0715familycircle.html - broken link)
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:03 AM
 
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Last year Cooper City was on the list, and it's even in the semi-cancerous (to PBC anyway) Broward County. So much for every single waking area in South Florida is awful for families. Not familiar at all with Royal Palm but glad to see another South Florida community make one of these lists, if it's anything like Wellington which is close by it deserves the accolade.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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I've always considered Royal Palm Beach to be the less glitzy step-sister of Wellington. More down to earth and cheaper. I'd have no problems living in Royal Palm Beach, and typically recommend it to those looking for family areas but who cannot afford Jupiter or Wellington.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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So kind of what Davie is to Weston, if you are familiar with the areas? It's strange, I have been seemingly everywhere in South FL except for Royal Palm!
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL but want Clayton, NC ASAP!
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So kind of what Davie is to Weston, if you are familiar with the areas? It's strange, I have been seemingly everywhere in South FL except for Royal Palm!
Well then maybe you should make a drive.

If I weren't already so settled in Boca, I'd love to move to RPB. It's much cheaper!

I'll make it to NC someday...
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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I think it was well deserved recognition. The Western Communities in Palm Beach County are great places to live. I just hope the word doesn't get out too much!
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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the word is out! i lived out there yrs ago, it has changed drastically. the demographics have changed drastically!

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Old 07-21-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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the word is out! i lived out there yrs ago, it has changed drastically. not that it really matters and not to offend, but the demographics have changed drastically!
Increased rude people due to the Hispanics I presume? If someone has to use a term like "not to offend", they either should just make their statement or shouldn't bother IMO.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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i took out the "not to offend" portion of my previous statement. actually, the young punks/wanna bee thugs is what i was getting at, regardless of color. i knew a kid that joined a gang, and when he got out because he realized it was stupid, there were parts of rpb that he was afraid to go into, due to the gang presence (which he dropped). it wasnt like that at all when i lived out there.

there are parts of rpb that are nice though. lots of new, nice subdivisions out there. even where i used to live it still looks nice and even a little rural still.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I just found out there is MS-13 out there!

Gangs in Palm Beach County (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/news/interactives/gangmap.html - broken link)

That is a LONG list for RPB. Then again, the same could be said for Palm Beach County at large.
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