Palm Beach County

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The largest county in the state of Florida in terms of total area, Palm Beach is the third most populous county. It is one of the three counties that comprise the state’s metropolitan area and it contains several famous cities, including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, and West Palm Beach. Palm Beach County is also one of the fastest-growing sections of the state. Its population has grown tenfold since 1950!

Because it attracts a substantial number of retirees, Palm Beach is the wealthiest county in the Sunshine State. As a result, it is also one of the oldest areas in the state, with a median age of 42. Most residents are homeowners and stay in town all year round.

Located on the southeastern coast of the enormous peninsula, the region is famous for its pleasant, balmy weather. Average temperatures stay in a relatively tight range, between 74 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. But extreme weather is not at all uncommon, especially during the wet season, which lasts from late spring to early autumn.

The good news is that storms often pass through the area and cause only minor damage. The bad news is the frequency with which they do so. According to a recent study, Palm Beach County is hit or brushed by a tropical storm or hurricane about once every two years! When a major storm approaches, residents are instructed to hunker down in a sturdy structure and ride it out. Some stay in their homes and others travel to one of the several severe weather shelters in the area.

Residents who stay at home often have storm shutters and panels installed on their glass doors and windows. They also make sure their property is fully insured before the skies go dark. It is important to note that not all damage is covered under homeowner’s insurance. If you do not reside in a flood zone, your property insurance will not pay for damage that is caused by inundation.

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