West Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County north of Fort Lauderdale. It lies along Interstate 95 near Lake Okeechobee and the Atlantic seacoast.
Sixty-seven miles north of Miami, West Palm Beach is the largest city in one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Ways to reach the city include the Port of Palm Beach, Palm Beach International Airport and Interstate 95. The area has 47 miles of beaches, parks and an average temperature of 78 degrees.
Founded in 1894 by the railroad magnate Henry Flagler, West Palm Beach is part of Florida's Gold Coast that includes Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach. Among places to visit are the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Clematis Street, City Place, the Palm Beach Philharmonic and the Norton Museum.
West Palm Beach is part of the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Florida metro area.