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Get on Your Bike to Celebrate Florida Bike Month in West Palm Beach

In recognition of Florida Bike Month in West Palm Beach and as part of the City’s sustainability goals, bicyclists are invited to pedal to work during the City’s 4th annual Bike-to-Work Week scheduled for March 27-31, 2017.

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For Sale: West Palm Beach Sells Land to Raise Affordable Housing Funds

The City of West Palm Beach Department of Housing and Community Development announces that it is now making empty lots available for sale to the public.

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WPB Facts

 

So...Did you know...

 
  • The "Town" of West Palm Beach was established November 5, 1894.
 
  • West Palm Beach is the oldest municipality in South Florida. (We edged out Miami by two years.)
 
  • West Palm Beach changed from a town to a city, becoming the City of West Palm Beach on July 21, 1903.
 
  • West Palm Beach was named the county seat for the newly formed Palm Beach County on April 30, 1909.
 
  • Population of the newly founded city: 1,743 in 1910.
 
  • Population today (2013 census): 102,463.
 
  • West Palm Beach is the largest city in Palm Beach County.
 
  • During a work day, the population more than doubles.
 
  • Total size of the city: City land area: 58.1 square miles.
 
  • Size of Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve: 20 square miles (just over one third of the city).
 
  • Average temperature: 75 degrees! (How can you beat that?)