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Rosemary Square (Cityplace)

This successful New Urbanism project in downtown West Palm Beach, built around a European-style town center, has integrated hundreds of townhouses, rental apartments and studio lofts, and more condo towers have been built nearby, and is a big attraction to young professional singles, on-the-go couples and “young” retirees looking for an urban feel. Originally called CityPlace, following the many improvements which developed all around CityPlace, it was felt it was time to move from CityPlace to a place in the city, and that place in the city is now called Rosemary Square.

Built around a European-style town center, the development took the place of a run-down section of downtown West Palm Beach, which was razed in the 1990’s. The historic showpiece is the restored 1920’s Spanish Colonial Revival church adapted to a new role as the Harriet Himmel Gilman Theater.

There are units overlooking the town plaza for those who adore being in the middle of things. National retailers, specialty shops, restaurants, bars, a comedy club, and a 20-screen Muvico cinema are steps away. Cultural options nearby include the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Ballet Florida. A highly regarded high school, the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts, is also a walk away, in the beautifully restored buildings of the 1908 Palm Beach High School.