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West Palm Beach: A guide to short-term rentals

West Palm Beach is more than palms and beaches, and it’s just a mile west of the ocean. A short-term rental is the best way to explore all that this humming vacation destination has to offer.

Kasa's short-term rentals in West Palm Beach

With short-term rentals in the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient accommodations no matter what brings you to West Palm Beach or where you need to go.

Discover West Palm Beach

After booking your short-term rental in West Palm Beach, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

A city of over 100,000, West Palm Beach is a popular vacation destination known for its warm weather and beautiful beaches. It’s located 70 miles north of Miami and is considered part of Miami’s greater metropolitan area, which includes over six million people along the Atlantic coast.

West Palm Beach is separated from the smaller Palm Beach community by Lake Worth Lagoon, a narrow waterbody that runs parallel to the coast between the mainland and barrier islands that include Palm Beach Island. To the city’s west, there is extensive marshland, which has forced the city’s development to expand north and south, rather than inland.

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area that now includes West Palm Beach was inhabited by the Mayaimi, Jaega, and Ais tribes. By the time the English took control of Florida, these populations had been significantly diminished by war and disease. The Seminole and Miccosukee Native Americans, originally from farther north, moved into the area. But they were in constant conflict with settlers and the government.

In 1894, West Palm Beach was formally incorporated, making it the first municipality in south Florida, ahead of Miami. The city’s first industries were tropical fruits and tourism. The Florida land boom in the 1920s, the state’s first real estate bubble, led to rapid growth and a quadrupling of the local population. In 1928, a hurricane destroyed the city, and the Great Depression followed, which hurt the city’s prospects. But during World War II, a local Air Force base was constructed, and military personnel flooded in. Because of the city’s latitude, the base provided excellent access to North Africa, just across the Atlantic, making it an important strategic location.

After World War II, many veterans decided to make West Palm Beach their home, and further population growth was encouraged by the rise of air conditioning, which made Florida’s climate more enjoyable year-round. Today, West Palm Beach has a revitalized downtown with excellent shops, restaurants, and entertainment, and there are great short-term rental options near it all.