Originally called Palm Beach, an early resort catering to the very wealthy. West Palm Beach grew as a bedroom community for the resort workers. Bahamian immigrants also arrived and joined with locals.
Palm Beach County is still an important agricultural producer, with a lot of undeveloped land along the north side of the county. Many migrant workers live near the fields.
West Palm Beach is the northern end of the Tri-Rail commuter train route, which runs south to Miami.
Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Hutchinson Island on the Atlantic Coast are among the largest communities.
Interstate highway I-95, the Sunshine State Parkway, plus US highways 1 and 441 run through Palm Beach County
An oldie but goodie along the NW 36 St hotel row on Miami International Airport’s north side. Spent Christmas weekend here, uneventful and quiet. No problems from pleasant staff during check-in and check-out.
Was in room 201 facing sidewalk and under staircase, even there noise was minimal. Microwave and mini-fridge included in large clean room. A delight parking behind hotel. Daily maid service even on Christmas day, that was unexpected.
Walkable Miami Springs neighborhood behind hotel is nice and quiet older area, golf course about two blocks from hotel. One bus line and several eateries along NW 36th Street. Burger King, a lounge, gas station and a laundromat directly across from Parkway Inn. WiFi worked fine.
Came in just before 10 yesterday morning, just in time for their $5.95 breakfast special. Was instantly guided to a table when walking in, the morning rush was apparently over.
All wood interior with Florida-themed artwork adds to the Old Florida fishing village atmosphere, quite nice
Got two scrambled eggs and two sausage patties plus home fries in about five minutes. Along with that you get two decent size pancakes. Coffee cup reloaded three times by gracious friendly staff.
This was the only restaurant along the downtown waterfront, at the corner of Indian River Drive and Seaway Drive.