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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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"restaurants and bars"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of restaurants, some clubs, the Palm Beach Drama Works live theater productions--lots happening. Thursdays feature "Clematis by Night" with special events, live music in the park at the end of the street. The happening place in WPB almost any evening.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great restaurants and night life. Street will be renovated in the near future to increase pedestrian accessibilitty.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice view plus nice to sit and watch the boats sail by and the breeze on my face. perfect strolling in and out of shops.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all: lots of places to eat! Sports bars, hamburger joints and Mexican food are the main fares. The street just started a rejuvenation to make it more pedestrian friendly. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shops, food and music on the streets. There is always something going on when you get to Clematis Street! History was made here so don't miss out on finding out what it is! I am not going to tell you! Wear comfy shoes, and...More

Thank Krystal P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Is a nice street with lots of bars and restaurants but like many street in the US, is nice to walk her at night, clean and safe.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Great restaurants and nightlife for every age. From Pizza Girls on one end, to Hullabaloos on the other, there are lots of great things in between. Several great things in walking distance to either side, such as the Brewery to the South, and The Butcher...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The trip to clematis street was amazing. It was very nice to walk around the street.Flet very calm and peaceful.

Thank Rupa P
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Plenty of character in the restaurants, bars, and stores on Clematis Street. Plenty of Characters show up on Clematis Street as well. You can find some good food and when your done jump on the trolley and take a look at the city.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Good variety of shops and restaurants. Safe atmosphere and friendly merchants. Nice farmers market, Saturdays, October through April

Thank jb322ok
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Parking is good. Street parking or garage
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Valet parking would be best. Less problems that way.
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