West Palm Beach (Wall Street South) NOW

West Palm Beach (Wall Street South) NOW

  • 06/21/24

They Just Can’t Stop Talking about West Palm Beach’s New Vibe

West Palm Beach, often dubbed "Wall Street South," continues to capture attention from major news outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg. The city's transformation from a small town to a thriving metropolis is a testament to its growing allure.

A Beacon of Prosperity in the Sunshine State

Recent statistics reveal that the nation's elite are flocking to Palm Beach County, drawn by its promise of a better lifestyle. Over the past five years, 140 companies have relocated or expanded to Palm Beach County, bringing over $1.12 billion in capital investment and 13,110 jobs, according to the Palm Beach County Business Development Board.

West Palm Beach: Shining Bright

West Palm Beach, the county's largest city, is undergoing a remarkable transformation. The city is experiencing a surge in luxury tower constructions, infrastructure upgrades, and an influx of residential and commercial occupants.

Wall Street South: A Financial Hub on the Rise

The dynamic new vibe in West Palm Beach is largely due to the substantial influx of wealth from the financial sector, earning the city its nickname, "Wall Street South." This financial boom has sparked a construction and migration wave that shows no signs of slowing.

Hip New NORA District Takes Off

West Palm Beach's posh "NORA" district is making headlines with exciting new developments. Located along North Railroad Avenue, from 7th Street to Palm Beach Lake Blvd., NORA is set to transform turn-of-the-century railway warehouses into a vibrant community hub.

The $1 billion NORA project aims to offer over 150,000 square feet of unique commercial space, 55,000 square feet of creative office space, and a linear park. Phase I, now underway, will feature top-notch hospitality, retail, and wellness facilities. Future plans include a significant hotel, office, and residential development.

Recent tenant announcements include Cells Juice Bar, Juliana’s Pizzeria from Brooklyn, H&H Bagels, Loca Tacqueria Oyster Bar, Del Mar Mediterranean Restaurant, Sana Skin Studio, Mint, and The Spot Barbershop. Phase One of NORA is set to open in the first quarter of 2025.

New Luxury Towers Changing the Skyline

Olara: 26 Stories of Luxury Living

Construction has begun on Olara, a massive waterfront luxury project featuring a 192-foot private dock, two high-rise condo towers, a private marina, and a world-class restaurant by renowned chef José Andrés. Olara promises to blend luxury living, culinary excellence, and a waterfront lifestyle for an unmatched experience.

Shorecrest: A New Standard in Luxury

Opened in February, Shorecrest is the latest luxury condo in West Palm Beach. Located on North Flagler Drive, this project by Related Southeast features architecture by Roger Ferris + Partners and offers homes ranging from one-bedroom units starting at $1.3 million to four-bedroom units starting at $9 million, including select penthouses.

Forté on Flagler: A Sophisticated New Standard

Completed in April, Forté on Flagler offers breathtaking views, sunlit interiors, and streamlined luxury. Designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica with interiors by Jean-Louis Deniot, this 25-story tower includes 41 residences and sets a new standard for Palm Beach living.

More Companies Moving In

Since 2019, new and existing office towers in downtown West Palm have attracted about 100 firms. Notable tenants include finance giants JP Morgan, Paulson Capital Investment Management, and Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider.

Dycom Industries, a Palm Beach Gardens-based telecommunications giant, will move to 300 Banyan in 2025. Additionally, Alvarez & Marsal Capital has acquired a 10,000-square-foot space in the building.

Sister City Palm Beach Gardens Reaping Benefits

Palm Beach Gardens is also experiencing a surge in executives relocating from "Wall Street South," particularly among the wealthier set. Real estate experts note that while many businesses are moving to West Palm Beach, offices are also opening in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter due to more affordable housing options.

Are you ready to be a part of West Palm Beach’s exciting transformation? Contact me today to explore the best real estate opportunities in West Palm Beach and beyond. 



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