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Clematis Street makes West Palm Beach the 3rd Best Place to Live in Palm Beach County

The  always cynical New Times took all 38 cities in Palm Beach County and ranked them from Worst to Best.

West Palm Beach came in at #3.

Even though the article was mostly tounge in cheek I was exceptionally happy to see New Times name Clematis Street as the reason for West Palm Beach’s  “former geriatric sanctuary”.

3. West Palm Beach
Pro: Clematis has breathed fresh air into the lungs of the former geriatric sanctuary. West Palm Beach is now a city for the young as well as the ancient. No longer will waiters automatically start cutting your steak for you. Bye-bye, prune juice; hello, vodka tonics. Out with the adult diapers; in with the sexy lingerie!

Con: Yes, West Palm Beach now has a scene. An active one — vibrant, even. But once you journey outside the confines of Clematis, you are bound to find yourself driving past retirement complex after retirement complex — sprawling lots of early-bird specials and heated shuffleboard matches. West Palm Beach has formed a new identity, but its old identity is telling the new one to get the hell off its lawn.

Bottom Line: Once considered only a land of grandparents, West Palm Beach has developed a youthful side. It’s still probably where your grandparents live, but once you’re done having lunch with your MeMaw, the possibilities are endless.

If you’re wondering what #2 and #1 are it’s Lake Worth as #2 and Delray Beach as #1.

Read the full article here.

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