Palm Beach mansions are a picture of luxury—a peek into the world of the rich and famous. Even if your salary doesn’t put you in the "one percent," the mansions can be an essential part of a Palm Beach getaway. The elegant homes that overlook the Palm Beach beaches are worth admiring, even if it’s from afar. Walking or driving tours are an excellent way to experience the island’s mansions. They’re not hard to find in Palm Beach, either—beautiful mansions are quite plentiful under the South Florida sun.
The majority of the Palm Beach mansions line Worth Avenue, also know as the chic shopping and dining district. The other main street for mansions is South Ocean Boulevard, five miles of one amazing home after the next. The famed Mar-a-Lago occupies twenty prime acres along South Ocean, and the Spanish-Revival mansion is impossible to miss. Once the home of socialite and business maven Marjorie Merriweather Post and financier E.F. Hutton, the mansion was built in 1927. Throughout its history, it hosted presidents, world leaders, and other dignitaries. Donald Trump purchased Mar-a-Lago in 1985 and transformed the historic site into a private club. If you can’t afford the membership, the mansion is still delightful to admire from the street.
More Palm Beach mansions are located along a few blocks of South County Road. If you’re interested in knowing more about the mansions, their history, and owners, consider booking one of the guided tours. Several Palm Beach tour guides can spin some pretty interesting yarns about these amazing houses and the people who called them home.