Welcome to Palm Beach, Midtown
Historical community with excellent retail and dining
At a Glance:
- Walk to everything
- Historical & cultural attractions
- Upscale shopping
- Innovative dining
What to Expect
Many will agree that the number one rule in real estate location, location, location applies to all of Palm Beach; however, nowhere is this truer than Midtown. Within close proximity to the famed Worth Avenue, properties in this area are highly desirable due to its superb shopping and dining options.
Worth Avenue provides a lively, community-centric atmosphere teeming with culture and luxury. The neighborhood is known for hosting plenty of annual events, ranging from the Wine and Food Festival to the annual Pet Parade.
Despite its relatively small size, Midtown offers a wealth of attractions, particularly ones rich in history. Nestled in the Gilded Age estate of Henry Flagler is the Flagler Museum, an ornate and opulent setting for a host of ever-changing cultural exhibitions. Another piece of turn-of-the-century beauty is the magnificent Breakers Resort, the hotel favored by various Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors in the early 20th century. Historical walking tours of Worth Avenue emphasize that this hub of luxury has a long tradition of style and grandeur. Royal Palm Way, often referred to as “Bankers Row,” houses world-renowned commercial tenants ranging from national and international financial companies and banks to numerous professional services.
If you still haven't gotten your cultural fix, you can try the Society of the Four Arts, which includes an art gallery, concert hall auditorium, and the famed Four Arts Botanical Garden, where fragrant ylang-ylang, jasmine, and begonias perfume your visit.
In addition to its historical locales, Midtown also has more modern attractions. Recently, the Royal Poinciana Plaza (often referred to as simply The Royal) has greatly added to this area’s appeal with a wide array of boutiques, specialty stores, and restaurants.
Located in the heart of the island, Midtown is filled with culture and brilliance one could only find in Palm Beach. Single-family homes, townhomes, and prized condominium properties that constitute the area are just steps away from the upscale shopping and exquisite dining options on Worth Avenue.
You'll Fall in Love With
The fact that you can walk everywhere. The museums and festivals, the extensive retail and restaurant options are a can’t-miss.
Around the Block
In terms of shopping, no visit to Palm Beach is complete without going to Worth Avenue. The Rodeo Drive of South Florida, Worth Avenue is where well-known brands like Brioni, Chanel, and Hermes mingle with modern galleries and swanky jewelry stores. Kassalty's has been selling clothes in Palm Beach since 1923, offering luxurious linens and cozy sleepwear. This family-owned gem typifies the personal and gracious appeal of Palm Beach. For bargain hunters, there's the ever-popular The Church Mouse, a high-end thrift store with designer clothing, furniture, and more.
Dining out in Midtown affords you the choice of some of the finest restaurants in America in just over eight square miles. As far as international cuisine goes, Café Boulud offers high-end French dishes in an elegant setting, while Café d'Europe is a Palm Beach icon where the ambiance is the only competition for the food. Sant Ambroeus brings a touch of old-world Milan to sunny Palm Beach, and guests can enjoy the main dining room as well as a signature coffee bar and gelateria. James Beard Award winner Clay Conley has been quietly making a mini-empire with innovative small plates at Buccan and Imoto.
Midtown also includes plenty of traditional American fare. Those seeking a great steak will enjoy dining al fresco at Flagler Steakhouse, with panoramic views of the golf course as a fitting accompaniment to the meal. Palm Beach Grill has been serving up classic cuisine for over two decades, Bricktops is a contemporary destination for lunch, brunch, and dinner, and Surfside Diner is a delicious casual eatery.
If you’re looking to grab a drink, you’re in luck. The art of the cocktail is alive and well at HMF at The Breakers Resort. The bar has a strict dress code, giving you the perfect excuse to dress up and sample their 1600-varietal wine list. A trip to Worth Avenue will bring you to the legendary Ta-boo, a bistro, and bar once frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra and JFK, where local legend has it they invented the Bloody Mary. Last but not least, The Leopard Lounge is a Palm Beach institution offering Gilded Age glamour with a touch of colonial whimsy.
Midtown has a variety of excellent school options, including Palm Beach Day Academy, Rosarian Academy, and Palm Beach Public.