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Best Neighborhoods in West Palm Beach for Singles & Young Professionals

Moving to West Palm Beach? Orchid City is a hot spot for young adults looking for a lively nightlife and entertainment scene, budget-friendly housing options, and a robust job market. Check out these five best neighborhoods in West Palm Beach for singles and young professionals!

Downtown

  • Home Price: $447,200 median purchase price; $1,374 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 71% of West Palm Beach neighborhoods

Looking to live in a bustling area in the heart of West Palm Beach? Downtown WPB may be right for you! Downtown is one of the most walkable WPB neighborhoods, offering convenient access to beaches and an eclectic nightlife and restaurant scene. Residents are particularly drawn to the many upscale shops, restaurants, community events, and live entertainment held in the heart of the neighborhood at The Square and along Clematis Street. Singles and young professionals who want to be close to all the action in the city center can choose from a slew of high-rise apartments, luxury condos, and modern ranches.

Things to Do in Downtown West Palm Beach

Stroll along the boardwalk or check out the scenic views of the West Palm Beach skyline at South Cove Natural Area. Host a picnic with friends, enjoy live music, or attend special events throughout the year like the 4th on Flagler at the Meyer Amphitheatre. Grab tickets to popular Broadway performances or go for the Classical Concert Series to see world-class orchestras and soloists at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Admire beautiful outdoor murals from local artists, get the latest fashion from retailers like Lululemon and Urban Outfitters, or soak in the live music at The Square. Begin your morning with a Ham & Cheese Omelette Breakfast, Pizza Bagel, or Egg & Bacon Sandwich Breakfast at Makeb’s Bagels. Chow down on a Quinoa Salad, Caprese Sandwich, or Avocado Toast for brunch at Loic Bakery Cafe Bar. Get a seat on the patio and dine on Cellar Pizza or Fusilli A La Vodka with a glass of Pinot Grigio for dinner at City Cellar. Or enjoy a night out taste-testing a variety of cocktails, such as the Salt Of The Earth, Bourbon Tea, or Timeless Martini at The Regional.

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Flamingo Park

  • Home Price: $525,700 median purchase price; $812 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 71% of West Palm Beach neighborhoods

Tree-lined Flamingo Park is one of the best neighborhoods for singles and young professionals! Residents will find plenty of outdoor recreation with Lake Worth Lagoon to the east and Clear Lake to the west, along with quick access to the Palm Beach International Airport for those wanting to explore other major cities within the Florida metro or throughout the nation. With plenty of entertainment, shopping, and trendy restaurants at arm’s length in booming areas like Downtown and Mango Promenade, Flamingo Park offers a peaceful oasis without having to give up convenient amenities. This safe, historic WPB neighborhood boasts a variety of architectural styles, including Mediterranean Revival, American Foursquare, and Spanish Mission-style homes.

Things to Do in Flamingo Park

Have a picnic, walk with friends, lay out to enjoy the sounds of nature, or view the public art at Flamingo Park. Learn from skilled artists during workshops or sign up for a painting or ceramics class at the Armory Art Center. Explore over 100 works of art, 250 species of rare palms, and nine monumental sculptures from the artist Ann Norton at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. Snag a seat to do homework, read a book, or catch up with a friend at locally beloved Composition Coffee House. Try popular sandwiches like a Turkey Club, Falafel Pita, or Cubano at Buccan Sandwich Shop. Satisfy your tastebuds with Sweet & Spicy Calamari, Pork Dumplings, or Shrimp Tempura at Joy Noodles and Asian Cuisine. Enjoy an Italian Sausage Pizza, Bucatini Carbonara, or a Prime Double Burger for dinner at Grato. Spend the evening sampling rotating tap beers like the Beachcomber, Electric Rain, or Seventh Wonder at Civil Society Brewing.

Grandview Heights

  • Home Price: $278,250 median purchase price; $1,292 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 71% of West Palm Beach neighborhoods

Grandview Heights, one of the city’s 18 historical districts, is a safe, affordable neighborhood in West Palm Beach to call home. Most homes in Grandview Heights date back to the early 1900s, and styles range from American Foursquare to Mediterranean Revival and cozy bungalows. While this WPB neighborhood is filled with magnificent historical architecture to explore, singles and young professionals can also find plenty of fun things to do with great nearby beaches, the District Farmers Market, and lots of restaurants and bars! To top it off, Grandview Heights’ convenient location near Downtown WPB provides hassle-free commutes for residents—but those working elsewhere in the city can use major highways like I-95 and U.S. Route 1.

Things to Do in Grandview Heights

Gather friends together for a game of softball or hit up the shuffleboard and basketball courts at the Howard Park Community Center. Go for a jog or take your dog for a walk at Ramblas Okeechobee. Attend diverse tradeshows, job fairs, art gallery pop-ups, and more at Palm Beach Convention Center. Check out a variety of food vendors, live bands, or a curated selection of home goods at the Grandview Public Market. Dig into savory Thai food in West Palm Beach like Street Style Pad Thai, Green Curry Fried Rice, or a Cashew Nut Stir Fry at Bangkok Kitchen. Eat Shoyu Ramen, Yakisoba, or Gyoza Dumplings at the Ramen Lab Eatery. Feast on dishes like a Shrimp Po Boy, Cajun Gumbo, or Shrimp & Grits at Roux Cajun Cuisine. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts like Key Lime, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cheesecake, or Triple Berry Pie Bites at Key Lime to Happiness.

Mango Promenade

  • Home Price: $306,300 median purchase price; $1,094 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 47% of West Palm Beach neighborhoods

Nestled alongside Lake Worth Lagoon, Mango Promenade is a top WPB neighborhood for outdoor enthusiasts, arts-lovers, and those wanting quick access to the beach. This neighborhood is bursting with activity, thanks in part to housing some of the Palm Beach Atlantic University‘s extended campus. As for housing options in West Palm Beach, you’ll find affordable apartments, condos, and single-family homes in Mango Promenade—along with easy access to other areas of the city via I-95.

Things to Do in Mango Promenade

Sign up for an art class or view exhibitions like Symbolic Messages in Chinese Animal Paintings at the Norton Museum of Art. Cheer on the PBA Sailfish (NCAA D-II) when you catch a game of men’s baseball or women’s volleyball—or participate in kickboxing classes, work the weight circuit, play on the courts, and more at Greene Complex! Shop for jewelry, games, home goods, beach accessories, and more at the gift shop, Love from Palm Beach. Start off your morning with an Egg White Wrap, Buttermilk Pancakes, or French Toast at the HIVE Bakery & Cafe. Grab hearty plates like Shrimp Tacos, Herb Crusted Salmon, or Chicken Francese at The Restaurant at The Norton. Dine on a Victorian Tea Sandwich or Waldorf Salad while sipping an afternoon tea at the Serenity Garden Tea House. Or order Maryland Crab Cakes, Horseradish Crusted Salmon, or Zucchini Pasta at nautical Table 26 Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Lakes

  • Home Price: $120,500 median purchase price; $1,188 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 44% of West Palm Beach neighborhoods

Palm Beach Lakes is an affordable West Palm Beach neighborhood and a great place for young professionals to call home. Not only is it a short drive from Palm Beach International Airport, but this area offers many public beaches, golf courses, and outdoor recreation spots for residents to enjoy. Palm Beach Lakes is also home to several highly-rated schools focused in various areas of study, including Kayden Hunter Dental, MedWorld Academy, Keiser University, and DeVos Graduate School. Here, you’ll find budget-friendly housing in WPB that ranges from high-rise apartments to charming ranches.

Things to Do in Palm Beach Lakes

Embark on a scenic bike ride along the boardwalk at Clear Lake. Challenge friends to a pick-up game of basketball or tennis at Chillingworth Park. Stroll through popular stores like Adidas, Calvin Klein, or Kate Spade New York at the outdoor mall, Tanger Outlets Palm Beach. Savor Mexican favorites like Nachos Con Queso, Carnitas, or Picadillo Tacos at the family-owned and operated Tacos Al Carbon West Palm Beach. Get your fix of home-cooked Italian favorites like Eggplant Rollatini, Penne Alla Vodka, or Linguine Alle Vongole at Stresa Italian Restaurant. Chow down on Chile Poppers, Mexican Pizza, or Ceviche Campechano at Torero’s Mexican Cuisine. Dig into a Cowboy Burger, Greek Turkey Wrap, or Country Fried Steak at the retro diner in West Palm Beach, Nick’s 50’s Diner. Or treat yourself to date night and order a Kansas City Sirloin or Filet Mignon with a glass of Merlot at Okeechobee Steakhouse.

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About Mike Beutler

Mike Beutler is a writer and digital content specialist who transitioned to self storage in 2020 after several years in the airline industry. His travels cultivated a passion for exploring cities across the U.S. and abroad and inspired him to learn more about practical insights for urban living. With 14 moves under his belt, both locally and cross-country, he also has a passion for minimalism and organization, and sharing tips to help others make any space feel like home while staying organized.