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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About West Palm Beach

I am by the local mall and plenty of good restaurants to eat with the family.They have museums and a big sand park! I love the bike trails too!

I like some of my neighbors. I used to like the view of the Intracoastal which is gone now. There is not any store on Broadway I'd go to.

It's a gated community. The dogs are very friendly. Neighbors don't bother me to much but sometimes their are very loud parties. Everyone is pretty nice.

live in the country so plenty of room between houses and plenty of room in each yard for kids to play

They let my grand daughters keep their horses here. No one bothers you about having too many cars or trucks or RVss

we live right up against a public park so it is very pretty. So in the back we don't have any neighbors to worry about

Who Lives Here

West Palm Beach Demographics

Education

High School

40%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

24%

4 people

15%

5 people

7%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

46%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

6%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

10%

20-45

36%

45-65

25%

65+

19%

Affordability

How expensive is it in West Palm Beach?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Mar '24$2252$2497$3238$3347
Feb '24$2277$2655$3238$3165
Jan '24$2260$2775$3247$3175
Dec '23$2210$2507$3247$3407
Nov '23$2160$2507$3562$3134
Oct '23$2030$2466$3255$3418
Sep '23$1982$2496$2947$3662
Aug '23$2045$2520$3395$3895
Jul '23$2080$2611$3345$3895
Jun '23$2114$2697$3438$3814
May '23$2235$2722$3495$3895
Apr '23$2200$2722$3495$3647
Mar '23$2135$2722$3495$3895

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

26%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 29 of 37 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 25 of 37 renters

Percentage: 5252

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 37 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Pet, Health

Things To Do In West Palm Beach

Top Score

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Palm Beach is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Palm Beach is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in West Palm Beach.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 36% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 11% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, West Palm Beach is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 24% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 8% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in West Palm Beach.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 27% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 67% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in West Palm Beach doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 59% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in West Palm Beach.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 20% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

West Palm Beach Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 34 of 37 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 33 of 37 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 33 of 37 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 29 of 37 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 28 of 37 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 27 of 37 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 26 of 37 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 26 of 37 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 25 of 37 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 25 of 37 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 23 of 37 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 23 of 37 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 19 of 37 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 20 of 37 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 20 of 37 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 22 of 37 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 24 of 37 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 26 of 37 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 28 of 37 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 29 of 37 renters

West Palm Beach Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in West Palm Beach

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What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in West Palm Beach, FL

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Known for its breathtaking vistas and streets lined with palm trees, West Palm Beach promises residents an array of outdoor festivals, historic neighborhoods, exciting nightlife, trendy dining, boutique shopping and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The downtown area thrums with energy in two major shopping and entertainment districts: CityPlace and Clematis Street. If you’re looking for apartments for rent in West Palm Beach, you’ll be happy to know that there is an abundance of choices in some of the most exciting neighborhoods in Florida.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN WEST PALM BEACH

Apartments in West Palm Beach range in size from moderate studios to spacious three-bedroom rentals. Larger floor plans are typical, and many are similar in amenities to West Palm Beach condo rentals. Vacationers and snowbirds enjoy access to furnished apartments or short-term lease properties. You can find hot tubs, pools, fitness centers, wireless Internet and more in a large number of apartments.

Are you looking to rent an apartment in a great school district? West Palm Beach is home to several well-respected schools, including South Olive Elementary School, Wynnebrook Elementary School, Bak Middle School of the Arts and Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Are you interested in ocean views and a classic, beach-town vibe? How about an easy commute? There's a neighborhood in West Palm Beach to fit your needs! Choose the revitalized downtown area for a bustling urban environment filled with the city's best shopping, restaurants and bars.

Browse our picks for the best places to live in the West Palm Beach area, and let Apartment Guide help you find your next wonderful apartment.

  • Briar Bay: Located in the Royal Palm Beach-West Jupiter area, Briar Bay is a densely populated neighborhood. It’s made up of a good mix of singles, couples and families. The average commute is less than 30 minutes. The neighborhood has a walking score of 4, so you’ll definitely need a vehicle to get around.
  • Downtown: Locals give this neighborhood an A- rating for nightlife and diversity. It also ranks high as a great place to raise a family. Public schools in the area are above average, many of which have earned an A rating from parents.
  • El Cid: Another highly rated neighborhood is El Cid, which is home to approximately 5,500 residents. It has a dense, urban feel, with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and bars. It’s rated as the No.6 place to live in West Palm Beach.
  • Flamingo Park: Home to a number of professionals and families, Flamingo Park boasts a downtown location with a neighborly feel. It ranks just above El Cid for one of the best places to live in the city.
  • Golden Lakes: If affordability is your #1 priority, look no further. Golden Lakes is over 80% more affordable than most of the state. It’s made up of small to medium-sized apartment complexes, townhouses and high-rise apartment buildings. Nearly 9 percent of the residents bike to work, which is more than 99 percent of the country.
  • Grandview Heights: Do you want to live in the absolute best neighborhood in the city? This is it! Ranked No.1 in West Palm Beach, the community has received an A+ score from residents. It’s No.1 for young professionals and No.1 for raising families. It has an urban feel, though only a little over 1,000 people live in the community. You’ll have access to a number of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, parks and much more.
  • Northend: This neighborhood is considered one of the best places to retire in the U.S., coming in at #39. Though the majority of residents are retirees, there are a number of families in the area and the schools here are well above average.
  • Southend: Considered to be a great place in West Palm Beach to raise a family, Southend has high-quality public schools. It provides a sparse, urban vibe, giving you some breathing room but still providing you with the amenities of a city.
  • The Villages of Palm Beach Lakes: This is the most diverse community in West Palm Beach. It also ranks high for families, with many of the schools earning an A rating from parents. Residents say the neighborhood is also quite safe and provides easy access to I-95 and is close to restaurants and other amenities.
  • Village of Sandalwood Lakes: Looking for a cozy neighborhood with reasonably priced apartments? This is the ideal place for you. You’ll even have access to a community pool. It’s a safe neighborhood to raise a family. The bike score is 36, which makes the area somewhat bikeable. However, plan on having access to a vehicle for your commute to work or shopping.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN WEST PALM BEACH

The Palm Beach area is home to some of Florida's richest and most fertile farmlands. In fact, Palm Beach grows more than three-quarters of one of the most valuable field crops in the state, sugarcane.

If you love the natural beauty of the area, make sure to take a stroll along the waterfront walkways and get incredible panoramic views of the tropical scenery. If your dog loves salty air and sandy shores, head to Jupiter Beach, one of Florida's best pooch-friendly beaches. Dogs can roam without a leash in designated areas near Ocean Cay Park.

You don’t need to spend a ton of money to enjoy West Palm Beach. There are plenty of affordable opportunities for fun. The most obvious choice is to head east to splash in the Atlantic Ocean. The West Palm area provides its residents with other superb beach options, including Palm Beach itself and nearby Peanut Island Park. Ocean Reef Park, located off Riviera Beach, is a great place to explore the ocean reef, and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park features a remote shore that can only be accessed by crossing a boardwalk.

If you'd rather stick to the pavement, take part in Clematis by Night, a free concert series held every Thursday, where you can enjoy candlelight dinners, martini bars and free concerts. The eclectic nightclubs, boutique shopping and fine dining are some of the things that many people find so appealing about downtown West Palm Beach. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts offers performances, and you can find plenty of masterpieces to admire at the Norton Museum of Art on Dixie Highway.

Here are some of our other favorite places to visit in West Palm Beach.

  • South Florida Science Center and Aquarium: Located just a few minutes away from the Palm Beach Zoo, this facility aims to teach kids about science in an interactive way. There’s a planetarium, science camps and dinosaur exhibits. They even offer virtual tours. It’s a great destination for classes or kids’ parties.
  • Grassy Waters Preserve: Located at the edge of the Everglades, West Palm Beach features beautiful beaches and an abundance of parkland. Many visitors enjoy watching the local birds and wildlife native to Florida. Biking and hiking are popular at Grassy Waters Preserve, on the western side of the city.
  • Rapids Water Park: Located on North Military Trail, Rapids Water Park is a great place to spend hot summer days. The park has family-friendly rides, as well as thrill rides, like Black Thunder which takes you through twists and turns on a two-person raft in the dark before dropping you into a tunnel vortex. Talk about exhilarating!
  • Manatee Lagoon: Head over to North Flagler Drive for a day at Manatee Lagoon, a beautiful facility that aims to educate the public about manatees and other Florida wildlife. Besides the exhibits, you can head to the facility for yoga classes and educational tours.
  • Currie Park: Tennis courts, playgrounds, boat launches and a museum. You’ll find all this and more at Currie Park - a lovely place to spend your weekends with family and friends.

GETAWAYS FROM WEST PALM BEACH

Ready for a day trip? Miami is less than an hour and a half away and is a great getaway for singles and couples looking for some fun on the beach, as well as exciting nightlife attractions. Cape Canaveral is a little over two hours away and offers some exceptional tours and excursions, including one to Kennedy Space Center. And of course, just two and a half hours away from your West Palm Beach apartment is Orlando, FL, where you and your family can visit Disney World, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course and so much more!

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in West Palm Beach that match your needs.