Throughout the United States there are historical districts within cities that preserve the rich, cultural history of the area. Historic districts are made up of properties, sites, or a group of buildings that have been designated as either architecturally or historically significant. The City of West Palm Beach, Florida, is home to multiple historic neighborhoods. Here are ten of West Palm Beach’s distinct historic neighborhoods.

  1. Belair Historic District: This neighborhood was developed between 1925 and 1935 as a place for real estate salesman and tradesmen. A part of this historical district was originally a pineapple plantation. This neighborhood officially became West Palm Beach’s fourth historical district in 1993.
  2. Central Park Historic District: The Central Park Historic District is made up of multiple subdivisions. The land was originally purchased in 1884 for $367.20. It changed hands many times before it began development in 1919. It became part of West Palm Beach in 1926 and was named a historic district in 1993.
  3. Clematis Street Historic District: This district was added in 1996 to the Register of Historic Places. Its known for its architectural significance with unique, distinguished commercial 20th century architecture. The district is well-known for its historical landmarks, boutiques, and restaurants.
  4. El Cid Historic District: This historical district is known for its mission-style homes and Mediterranean revival. El Cid was named after Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Spanish hero that conquered Valencia in 1094. The neighborhood became a historic district in 1993.
  5. Flamingo Park Historic District: Another neighborhood that was originally a pineapple plantation, Flamingo Park was developed early on by local contractors. There are plenty of mission style and Mediterranean style homes in this neighborhood. It was named a West Palm Beach historical district in 1993.
  6. Grandview Heights Historic District: This is one of West Palm Beach’s oldest neighborhoods. It was developed in 1910 and named a historic district in 1995.
  7. Mango Promenade Historic District: Mango Promenade is near the Palm Beach Atlantic University. It became a historic district in 1995.
  8. Northboro Park Historic District: This district is an expansion of Old Northwood. It was developed in 1923 and was named the second historic district of West Palm Beach in 1992. Most homes located in this district are of Mediterranean revival, frame vernacular, and mission style.
  9. Northwest Historic District: The Northwest Historic district began in 1894 and served as a segregated black community from 1929 through 1960. Now, the district is home to the Palm Beach County Black Historical Society. It was the first West Palm Beach district to be registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
  10. Old Northwood Historic District: This district was developed in the height of West Palm Beach’s real estate boom between 1920 and 1927. It was the Pinewood Development Co. that developed Old Northwood. Some homes were developed by renowned architects such as Henry Steven Harvey, John Volk, and William Manly King. Houses in the Old Northwood Historic District are often framed vernacular, mission style, and Mediterranean revival. The district was named a West Palm Beach historic district in 1991.