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Clematis Street

Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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The History of Clematis Street & West Palm Beach Henry Flagler A history of the Clematis Street District or of West Palm Beach cannot be told without mentioning the name of Henry Flagler. Anyone who has been in Florida for even a short amount of time will recognize the name. It's all over Florida roads, bridges and beaches as well as countless other monuments and museums. Flagler's Dream: Palm Beach Henry Flagler co-founded Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller and also built the Florida railroad from Jacksonville to Key West. He came to the West Palm Beach area in 1893. After being impressed with the natural beauty of the area, he sought to create the most famous resort in the world, Palm Beach. The resort would be conveniently accessible by his own railroad. He built two major hotels, The Breakers and the Royal Poinciana Hotel (later destroyed by a hurricane). He also built what is now West Palm Beach directly across Lake Worth for the service people who worked on the island and as a commercial district. Clematis Street Not only is it one of the trendiest places to be today, it also boasts a long and important history. Clematis Street began as the main thoroughfare of West Palm Beach in the early 20th century. It connected the train station on the west with the ferry to Palm Beach Island on the east. Early 20th Century: Storefronts logically multiplied and lined each way, as Clematis became the "Main Street" of West Palm Beach. The commuters of the day would traverse Clematis Street and frequent these shops before and after work, much like we do today. It's many older buildings display a fascinating journey through South Florida history. Automobiles Change Everything Eventually automobiles, bridges and highways replaced the train, ferry and buggies as the main means of transportation. While once the train station was the link to the outside world, visitors could now arrive via various routes. Okeechobee Boulevard would eventually become the main connection from route 95 over to Palm Beach and Clematis Street would lose its steady flow of passers-by. As the area progressed, suburban sprawl contributed to the growth of metropolitan West Palm Beach, yet the downtown business area remained. The Downtown Development Authority In 1967 the Downtown Development Authority was created to impact Downtown's economic conditions, formulate long-range plans for improving the appeal and accessibility of Downtown facilities, promoting their use, providing remedy to any deterioration of Downtown property values, and most importantly, retaining and attracting businesses to Clematis Street. In short, the DDA works to retain and attract business and to protect the investments of its constituents. Largely due to the Downtown Development Authority Clematis Street is still considered the Main Street of West Palm Beach.
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Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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+1 561-404-9787
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clematis Street is a great place for a fun night out. Many restaurants and bars including some with live music. Lots of choices depending upon what you like. Highly recommended.

Thank jfrao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning to window shop and explore all the interesting shops on Clematis Street before our dinner reservation. It was disappointing to see so many vacant storefronts. Are the rents so high that businesses don't have time to become established? There is a nice...More

Thank Robin Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best seen at night during the Holidays, there are lots of popular eateries to choose from. At one end there is a park to chill at any time of the day. There are frequent happenings, Farmer's Markets, car shows, boat/yacht show etc through out the...More

Thank Jack E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clematis Street is a place where there is always something going on. There are concerts on Thursdays which are top rated. There is a night for food trucks as well as great restaurants along the avenue. Right off the intercoastal you can take a walk...More

Thank Bluiblnd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sandi tree and light show is a definite must see during Christmas. I also enjoy walking along the docks and enjoying the city view. There are a lot of clubs and nightlife here.

Thank MaryAnnBG86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for a night out and walk around or have a great dinner. Always something to do. Many great restaurants to choose from.

Thank ralph r
Reviewed 7 December 2017

If you have not been down to Clematis Street area lately, you are missing a lot of fun. Right now with the holiday decorations and activities, there is more to do than ever. The nice thing is that you can walk around to attractions, restaurants,...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A lot has changed in 30 years and I love it!! The restaurants, entertainment options and your right off of Flagler. GO!!!

Thank Bobby P
Reviewed 24 November 2017

When I lived in WPB about 40 years ago, downtown WPB wasn't a place you went. Between City Place and Clematis at Night's musical programs, food, vendors, and movies, it is definitely an all-ages destination.

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Great place to hang out in West Palm Beach. Public entertainment several times a week. Great farmers market on Saturdays. The variety of great food is huge. You can't not find something you love on Clematis Street or close by.

1  Thank Miles C
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Yes the usual rate.
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Clematis Street West Palm Beach.
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Response from baldeagle8502 | Reviewed this property |
Yes u hear music at outside seating. Clematis usually pretty busy and interesting. Weather in 70's this time of year.
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