By Bob Davidsson
Most residents view the the Palm Beaches as a subtropical paradise. However, to many persons relocating to the area, Palm Beach County is a bitter disappointment.
It all depends on your expectations. The Palm Beaches will never become New York, New Jersey or Boston. It is as it has evolved over the decades. Historically, the county's critics moved within five years.
When my family moved here 60 years ago, the population of Palm Beach County was less than 300,000. "Jim Crow" still existed in segregated communities and beaches divided by race. Much has changed for the better. There is still much to be done to keep the Palm Beaches as a destination county to the world.
I have created two Internet sites to help new residents better understand the history and important issues in Palm Beach County. "Palm Beach County Issues & Views" and its award-winning "Origins & History of the Palm Beaches" archive may prove useful in understanding our county.
(c.) Davidsson. 2021.
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