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The Breakers West Palm Beach Florida

West Palm Beach, on Florida’s east coast has gone to extraordinary lengths to establish itself as a thriving cosmopolitan community. And one no longer laboring in the shadows of Palm Beach Island.

West Palm Beach, located in South East Florida and an hour from Miami, was first established in the 1890's by oil baron Henry Flagler, who also owned the Florida East Coast Railway.

Flagler had purchased what is now Palm Beach Island as the site for his two luxury hotels - Royal Poinciana and Breakers – and West Palm Beach, just across Lake Worth, developed in tandem to house the construction workers, craftsmen and hotel staff.

The hotels prospered and the island became a much sought after winter resort for the very rich, including the Vanderbilt, Woolworth, Dodge, Ford and Singer families.

West Palm Beach is probably most famous for the luxury hotel "The Breakers" and "Worth Avenue", one of the finest most expensive und shopping boulevards. "Whitehall", a palace with 55 rooms that Henry Flagler built as a wedding gift for his third wife, is also worth a visit.

Driving down South Ocean Boulevard that is lined with luxury villas from the 1920's is also worthwhile.

The Breakers West Palm Beach Florida
The Breakers West Palm Beach Florida
West Palm Beach Florida
West Palm Beach Florida
City Place West Palm Beach Florida
City Place West Palm Beach Florida

The Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast is located in Grandview Heights, a historically preserved area in West Palm Beach. The Grandview Gardens is a historic landmark dating back to 1925. The current owners Peter Emmerich and Rick Rose lovingly restored the building to its original Spanish-Mediterranean style—a style that was influenced by famous architects in southern Florida during the last century. Visitors who would like to take a guided city tour are in good hands with Peter and Rick, who offer a variety of tours. Thanks to its owners, the Grandview Gardens is a well-maintained bed & breakfast with a very personal touch.

The natural beaches of the world-famous seaside resort Palm Beach are only 15 minutes by bike from the Grandview Gardens. City Place, a recently restored Mediterranean-style business center, is only a 15-minute walk away and offers a wide variety of restaurants, boutiques, theaters, movie theaters, coffee shops and outdoor dining. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Norton Museum of Art, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, and Antique Row are only a few of the attractions in the immediate vicinity.