West Palm Beach is the oldest incorporated city in Florida. Though it was once a uninhabitable swampland, the city has grown into a magnificent place, full of vibrancy. As a sub waterfront city, West Palm Beach boasts unsurpassed beauty and elegance. There are just over 99,000 people residing in this South Floridian city. As a monsoon city, temperatures in West Palm rarely fall below 64 degrees. It is also one of the wettest cities in the world, receiving as much as 64 inches of precipitation every year. West Palm Beach was the first beach resort in the United States, established in 1894. Palm Beach County has the largest number of golf courses in the U.S. with a total of 147. West Palm Beach is also known for royalty and wealth, in both residents and visitors.