West Palm Beach is both a big and a little city at the same time. That means though the city has a population of just over 571 thousand, between it and Miami around five million people live and enjoy the amenities of Palm Beach. The city is little in the sense that it is pervaded by an intimate feel so characteristic of small cities. West Palm Beach boasts some wonderful places and exciting activities which make also add some excitement to your life.
1800 Clematis St is an excellent place to go and simply party. It is attractively lined by bars and restaurants and extends up to the City Commons, a waterfront area which displays docks, an amphitheater, and a fountain. Clematis by night features a concert series every Thursday in the park. It’s a must-have for the locals.
Though small, Palm Beach Zoo is a great place to spend some time taking in some wildlife. Here, you will be amazed at the glimpse of wild local and exotic species. The locals include river otters and gators while the exotic tigers, jaguars, and all kinds of monkeys also call this place home.
SunFest refers to the biggest waterfront music and arts festival in Florida that takes place every May. Apart from the entertainment that it provides, SunFest marks the last best chance to enjoy five days in the south Florida sun. Afterwards the summer will become much hotter and unpleasant. Spring in West Palm Beach is a great time to play baseball without any worries about the weather. It is total entertainment. You can enjoy baseball just up the road in Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins train there.
The Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) is the ultimate place for performing arts in Florida. Its four venues host a number of plays, concerts and other shows year round. It is also the proud home of the Miami City Ballet, the Palm Beach Opera, and the Palm Beach Pops.
Norton Museum (1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) houses a world-famous collection of European, American, Chinese and Contemporary art. Thursdays are especially wonderful at Norton Museum’s Art After Dark when the worlds of art, film and music are combined together to offer you the most amazing cultural experience in the evening hours.
During the weekend, for those looking to get out and enjoy some good food, CityPlace (700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) is the perfect destination. It offers wonderful shopping and dining opportunities. Top notch retail stores like Anthropologie and Bang & Olufsen offer shoppers some high-end options, while Brewzzi, City Cellar and Mellow Mushroom are best known for fine dining.
Overall, find yourself on a home close by to enjoy the best that Florida has to offer.
With our sights set on areas like Long Island City and Ridgewood, we had a general idea for the type of neighborhood that we were looking for; the type of street we were looking for. Most important to us, we were looking for a pet friendly home that was also near mass transit and the highway so I could get to Midtown and my other half could get to Long Island for work.
Corporal Kennedy St. in Bayside, New York, beat out everything else that we looked at. On the eastern side of Flushing, Bayside remains one of the safest neighborhoods in Queens. The apartments were bigger, the streets were cleaner, and there were plenty of necessities steps away from where we settled in.
Corporal Kennedy is a small stretch from just before 26th Avenue through to Northern Boulevard. On the 26th Avenue end sits Bay Terrace Shopping Mall where you will find a newly renovated and Peapod delivery service equipped Stop N’ Shop grocery store, an AMC Loews movie theater with seats you can reserve ahead of time, restaurants like the freshly added Allora Italian Kitchen & Bar, and just about every style of clothing under the sun (Aldo, American Eagle, Gap, Express, New York & Company, you name it.) Best of all, there’s a brand new Home Goods that makes it much easier to cozy up your home to fit the vibe of the area.
Moving south on Corporal Kennedy, you’ll find an architectural masterpiece, Bayside High School. Bringing a youthful life to the area, teens from all over the borough can be found school also offers a variety of community activities. One added benefit of such a large public high school is that there are plenty of buses that make their way up Corporal Kennedy to accommodate the students and faculty.
The majority of Corporal Kennedy is a divided two-lane road featuring some of the most beautiful houses in Bayside. The area leans toward middle to middle-upper class with a diverse demographic of languages and cultures represented. This diversity is brought to life just steps away on Bell Boulevard. Bell Boulevard was featured in The New York Times as a nightlife hotspot. Restaurants and bars make up the majority of the main thoroughfare and just about all of Bayside takes advantage of the amazing food and drinks (not to mention there is a pizzeria on just about every block.) Living on Corporal Kennedy, you get the benefits of the nightlife without the bustle of living on the boulevard. On top of the great drinks and music, you can find a taste of just about every cuisine from Italian to Indian and everything in between.
Corporal Kennedy St. is also all about proximity and convenience. The Bayside Train Station (an express stop on the Long Island Rail Road) will get you to and from New York City in less than 30 minutes. Easy access to the Clearview Expressway (the direct line up to the Throgs Neck Bridge the Bronx and beyond, the Cross Island Parkway, the Long Island Expressway, and the Northern State are all reachable just minutes from your home. You can get just about anywhere, in any which way, from Corporal Kennedy St.