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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“There are so many nursing homes to choose from, with their guidance I was able to find the right facility for my mother, right away. I would highly recommend them to any family or friends in need of their services.”

Candace K.

“Steve and Claudia at Always Best Care Senior Services were just awesome in how they provided at home care for my mother Carmen. Starting with the initial consultation by Steve to learn about mom's personal care needs to the follow-up visit of a registered nurse to the eventual placement of a compassionate caregiver; every step of their service was well thought out and they truly delivered on providing a level of care for mom that exceeded our families (and mom's) expectations. It can be very nerve racking to find and leave your loved one with a caregiver but this company gets that and they were just fantastic. Thank you Always Best Care!”

Mark B.

“ABC has provided the essential care and support my dad needed after hospitalization and chemo treatments. I have peace of mind knowing they are supporting him.”

Michelle B.

“I have been utilizing Always Best Care Senior Services for 2 years to care 24/7 for my elderly parents. I am very pleased with their services. The Owners and Office Staff bend over backwards to make sure that there is always coverage, to alert my parents Caregiver Team of any requests that I make, to advise me when there is an issue with my parents or their dog. The Caregiver Team working with my parents are all compassionate and caring, knowledgeable and skilled. Sadly, my Father passed away in the fall of 2020. Each of their Caregivers, the Owners and the Office Staff expressed to me that they would like to attend his memorial service when we are able to have it. During the weeks he was slipping away, the Caregiver team not only took care of my parents, they looked after me, gently reminding me to eat, rest or take a break. They truly care not only for my parents, but for all our family. I can’t begin to express what a comfort it has been to have them caring for my parents, especially during the pandemic when visits are prohibited. They are my eyes and ears. Working intimately with my parents, the Caregivers are very tuned in to even subtle changes. If you are in the market and looking for a senior services/home health care company, I strongly urge you to reach out to Always Best Care Senior Services. You’ll be happy you did.”

Heidi R.

“If you want quality care for yourself or your loved ones, Steve and his time are the best, don’t waste your time looking elsewhere. As an estate planning attorney, I have recommended clients to Steve who have been very happy with his team. Steve and his team went above and beyond for one specific client of mine that had a very complex situation, and I am eternally grateful to them. I only hope I can continue to work together with him - Steve and his team are dedicated to making sure you are comfortable, happy and safe. My favorite part about Always Best Care is that all of their staff are TRAINED EMPLOYEES WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION - NOT INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS!”

Aldo C.

“Always best care is a top notch senior services company. They go above and beyond with their clients and treat them as if they are family. If you are looking for a great family oriented team to help take care of your love one look no further. Give Always best care a call you will not be disappointed!!”

Forrest H.

“Highly recommended! All the staff is very professional and courteous”

Ryan N.

“Steve and his team were amazing. As my father’s Parkinson’s progress, we were in need of home health care desperately. Steve and his nurse came to our home, assess the situation, and set up a schedule to accommodate our needs. I would highly recommend them to any family or friends in need of their services.”

Claudine P.

“Steven and his team are superior in caring for aging friends and family. The most important thing is having people who you can trust with your family.”

Allison T.

“Steve and his team will take superior care of your loved ones.”

John D.

“Steve Snell and Staff of Always Best Care Senior Services have been amazingly responsive, helpful and worked diligently to make sure my clients needs were met! Can't praise them enough. The case was staffed immediately and overseen at all levels. Thank you for Always providing the Best Care!”

Karen G.

“I have worked with, and explored working with, various agencies and registries in the Palm Beach County area. I am picky. Always Best Care is qualitatively a notch above every other organization I've encountered. Responsive. Amiable. Professional. The aide, Islande, who has worked with my mom is top-notch for our needs. And . . . I have no doubt Steve (the agency's owner) and his staff would strive to find someone else, if it hadn't been a fit. If you are looking for Nursing Care, I strongly recommend giving Always Best Care a chance. BTW: It is important to understand that working with an Nursing Agency (like Always Best Care), means the staff are employees, not independent contractors (as they are when working through a Nursing Registry). An Agency is vested in having good employees, and a good agency wants you to be happy. But even all Agencies are not created equal. I worked with one (Alternative Health Care) where aides did not always show up! That was painful and incredibly stressful, and the manager and other higher-up staff didn't give a hoot.”

Liz S.

“I wish there were more that five stars. I can not say enough about the experience we have had in working with Always Best Care Senior Services. Not only were they extremely receptive to our needs, available immediately to every call, text or email, compassionate and kind...every single employee was better than the next. My Dad's recent death and my mothers recent surgery (with complications) requiring extra care was a traumatic time for our family. The care she received was beyond skilled and professional. We knew she was in trusting, caring hands. She was happy. I have recommended ABC to others and they have had the same experience. Do not hesitate to reach out to them if you are in need. I highly recommend them. I know I will be reaching out to Steven and Claudia the next time I am in need. My family and I are extremely grateful.”

Donna H.

“Fabulous experience with Always Best Care. Treated my 90 year old Father in Law with dignity and respect. We actually had fun with his aides and they were helpful and kind.”

Alicia B.

“I am very glad to have chosen ABC Senior Services to get us through a very difficult time when my parents finally reached the end of their independent lifestyles at age 96 and 97. Scheduling was difficult and sometimes changes were made last minute, but ABC came through as well as could be expected. Despite losing his wife of 37 years, my father is currently doing very well back north in an assisted living facility. Thank you ABC for the compassion you expressed throughout the 4 months you were there for us.”

Rob C.

“Always Best Care is a great company who goes above and beyond for their clients. My mother fell at my brothers home in Connecticut and I called Steve Snell for some guidance. Even though Steve is in Florida he was able to get my family connected with a representative in Connecticut immediately. Thank you Steve!”

Mike B.

“ABC goes to great lengths to get to know their clients in order to provide the best possible match with ABC’s in home care providers. The aides blend into the home environment with professionalism, compassion and helpfulness. They are unobtrusive but available at all times. As a primary caregiver I wish I started with them years ago.”


“Extremely friendly and professional. I was very comfortable leaving my loved one in their care.”

happy C.

“Great, helpful, supportive service! I tried others, but ANC is the beat!”


“Experiencing using ABC is the best you will find anywhere. The owners and employees are there for one reason and that is to make their clients happy with their caregivers. I have never seen such compassion from an agency. I am the client, so I know what to look for and the caregivers they recommend. Would be happy to talk to anyone with questions. Thanks”

Mimi B.

“Always Best Care's caregivers and office staff are the best I have dealt with.”

Bruce M.

“I can't say enough about how much ABC has helped both our parents and our family. Their name -- Always Best Care -- is clearly their guiding principle! From the highest level administration (Stephen and Beverly) to the amazing caregivers and schedulers -- the entire staff have been responsive and attentive from day one. They have been unfailingly respectful, caring, professional and competent. They were flexible and kind when my mother became terminally ill. And readily available and again responsive when we reinitiated services for my father. Their attentiveness and professionalism is reflected in the amazingly kind, competent and resourceful caregiving staff. Their exceptional caregivers have allowed us peace of mind, knowing that our Dad is getting great support from reliable providers who readily alert us of any matters that need attention. I highly recommend ABC!”

Carla R.

“Always Best Care has been wonderful in many ways. Steve Snell, Owner and Area Representative, and Beverly Casper, RN were patient, kind and respectful while my Dad came to terms with the idea that he really did need help. They were flexible and open and that made all the difference. My Dad's aide Fabienne is responsible and caring and now more of a companion than aide. Steve and his scheduling team has been proactive about any changes that needed to occur and very good about communicating with me both by phone and email. Having them on board has lessened the worry I feel on a daily basis. My mother had a prolonged illness and through the years we dealt with many health care agencies. The attention and care we have received from Always Best Care is, by far, the best we ever have experienced and we are very grateful to have found them.”

Linda S.

“I highly recommend Always Best Care Senior Services if you have a loved one that needs personal care.”

Melanie T.

“Dori, is such a wonderful person and makes such an impact on everyone she is involved with.”

Jamie W.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Palm Beach, FL work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Palm Beach, FL, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Palm Beach, FL gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

Respite Care Palm Beach, FL

During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Palm Beach,FL understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

Latest News in Palm Beach, FL


These 27 Southeast Florida towns are in the most urbanized region of the state. The biggest city is Miami and its surrounding suburbs. Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach are also major cities.This region includes the Florida Keys.The Southeast Florida counties are Broward, Dade, Martin, Monroe, and Palm Beach.Clicking through to the individual town pages will give you information about the town's history, what it's like today, real estate, things to do, local government, lodging and restaurants....

These 27 Southeast Florida towns are in the most urbanized region of the state. The biggest city is Miami and its surrounding suburbs. Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach are also major cities.

This region includes the Florida Keys.

The Southeast Florida counties are Broward, Dade, Martin, Monroe, and Palm Beach.

Clicking through to the individual town pages will give you information about the town's history, what it's like today, real estate, things to do, local government, lodging and restaurants.

Boca Raton

Known for its upscale lifestyle and pristine beaches, Boca Raton offers a blend of luxury and outdoor recreation. With cultural institutions like the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Mizner Park's shopping district, the town provides residents and visitors with a sophisticated yet relaxed coastal experience.

Boynton Beach

Situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, Boynton Beach combines coastal living with urban amenities. Its bustling Ocean Avenue and waterfront parks attract families and retirees alike, fostering a diverse community vibe that embraces both relaxation and entertainment.

Briny Breezes

An oceanfront community comprised of mobile homes, Briny Breezes boasts a laid-back atmosphere and a unique waterfront lifestyle. Residents enjoy direct beach access and a close-knit environment in this charming enclave known for its simplicity and coastal charm.

Coconut Grove

Nestled in Miami, Coconut Grove embodies a bohemian spirit with art galleries, leafy streets, and the historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This eclectic neighborhood offers a mix of upscale shopping, outdoor cafes, and a sense of artistic creativity that appeals to both locals and tourists.

Coral Gables

Characterized by its Mediterranean Revival architecture, Coral Gables offers an elegant atmosphere with tree-lined streets and historic landmarks. Home to the University of Miami and upscale shopping at the Village of Merrick Park, the city exudes sophistication and cultural richness.

Deerfield Beach

Flaunting its Blue Wave Beach designation, Deerfield Beach is a family-friendly destination with a fishing pier and lively waterfront. The town's vibrant events, watersports opportunities, and coastal charm make it a sought-after location for residents who value a relaxed yet active lifestyle.

Delray Beach

Known for its artsy vibe and lively downtown scene, Delray Beach offers a mix of galleries, boutiques, and a renowned dining district. The Pineapple Grove Arts District and Atlantic Avenue's entertainment options contribute to the town's dynamic cultural and social landscape.

Fort Lauderdale

Dubbed the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale boasts an extensive canal system and a thriving boating culture. Its world-class beaches, upscale shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, and cultural attractions like the NSU Art Museum create a sophisticated coastal ambiance.


As one of Florida's largest cities, Hialeah is known for its diverse Hispanic culture and tight-knit community. The city's vibrant markets, colorful murals, and annual events celebrate its heritage, making it a cultural hub within the Miami metropolitan area.

Hillsboro Inlet

Home to the historic Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, this coastal community offers a picturesque seaside escape. With its serene beaches and proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, the area is a haven for boaters, anglers, and those seeking a tranquil retreat.


Combining its historic charm with modern entertainment, Hollywood features a scenic boardwalk, ArtsPark at Young Circle, and a lively downtown district. The town's diverse neighborhoods, pristine beaches, and cultural events contribute to a dynamic and inclusive living experience.


Positioned near the entrance to the Florida Keys, Homestead is an agricultural hub and a gateway to outdoor adventures. The town's proximity to Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park offers residents and visitors opportunities for exploration and nature appreciation.


Embracing a rural lifestyle, Indiantown features farmlands, equestrian activities, and access to Lake Okeechobee. The town's annual Indiantown Rodeo, as well as its relaxed atmosphere and natural surroundings, contribute to a strong sense of community and traditional Florida living.

Juno Beach

Known for its nesting sea turtles, Juno Beach offers a tranquil coastal environment and a commitment to wildlife conservation. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center and pristine beaches attract nature enthusiasts and those seeking a serene seaside haven.


With its stunning waterfront, Jupiter exudes a maritime charm and outdoor recreational opportunities. The town's iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, scenic Riverwalk, and proximity to Jonathan Dickinson State Park create a seamless blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences.

Key Biscayne

A tropical paradise nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne offers beachfront luxury and a relaxed atmosphere. Crandon Park's natural beauty, the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, and a strong sense of community create an exclusive yet welcoming island retreat.

Key Largo

As the northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo offers a mix of marine adventures and lush landscapes. The town's proximity to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the African Queen Canal Cruise make it a haven for divers, anglers, and nature enthusiasts.

Key West

A vibrant island city at the southernmost point of the continental U.S., Key West boasts a colorful arts scene, historic architecture, and vibrant nightlife on Duval Street. Its laid-back ambiance, eclectic culture, and Conch Republic heritage attract tourists and residents seeking a unique island lifestyle.

Lauderdale By-The-Sea

An idyllic beachside village, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea features a charming pier, dive-friendly reefs, and a pedestrian-friendly downtown. The town's focus on beachfront living, seaside dining, and a community-oriented atmosphere creates a tranquil and inviting coastal escape.

Lighthouse Point

Named after its iconic Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, Lighthouse Point offers waterfront living and a strong boating culture. With its yacht clubs, golf courses, and lush parks, the town fosters a maritime lifestyle and a close connection to nature and water-based activities.

Long Key

Positioned in the Florida Keys, Long Key offers a peaceful retreat with pristine beaches and clear blue waters. The Long Key State Park's natural beauty and water-based recreation attract those seeking a serene getaway amidst a tropical paradise.


A global metropolis known for its cultural diversity, Miami offers an energetic blend of arts, nightlife, and international cuisine. The city's iconic South Beach, Art Deco Historic District, and thriving art scene create a dynamic urban environment that reflects its multicultural identity.

Palm Beach

An upscale enclave synonymous with luxury, Palm Beach features opulent estates, upscale shopping on Worth Avenue, and pristine beaches. The town's exclusive atmosphere, historic landmarks, and lavish lifestyle attract affluent residents and visitors seeking elegance and sophistication.

Port Salerno

A fishing village with maritime heritage, Port Salerno offers a laid-back ambiance and access to the Indian River Lagoon. The town's waterfront restaurants, art galleries, and annual seafood festivals capture its coastal character and strong ties to the sea.


Positioned along the St. Lucie River, Stuart is known as the "Sailfish Capital of the World." The town's historic downtown district, arts scene, and riverfront parks create a charming environment that celebrates both its maritime culture and artistic community.


A tranquil oceanfront community, Surfside offers a relaxing beach experience with a family-friendly focus. The town's boutique hotels, oceanfront parks, and Art Deco architecture contribute to its serene atmosphere, making it a hidden gem for both residents and visitors.

West Palm Beach

Serving as the cultural heart of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach boasts Clematis Street's entertainment district, Norton Museum of Art, and waterfront events at the Meyer Amphitheatre. The city's cultural diversity and urban vitality create a vibrant cityscape that appeals to a range of lifestyles.

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Lana Del Rey Announces Ten-City Tour With Stop in West Palm Beach

Did you know that one of the last decade's most quietly dominant pop stars is coming to South Florida? She's so quiet, in fact, that she's been sighted among fans recently in the most random locations: At a 7-Eleven on the Jersey Shore, walking through a Vegas casino, working (yes, working) ...

Did you know that one of the last decade's most quietly dominant pop stars is coming to South Florida? She's so quiet, in fact, that she's been sighted among fans recently in the most random locations: At a 7-Eleven on the Jersey Shore, walking through a Vegas casino, working (yes, working) at a Waffle House in Alabama.

Of course, I'm talking about Lana Del Rey, and she's about to make an appearance in West Palm Beach in just over a month. She'll be playing iThink Financial Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 23, as part of a tour behind her latest album, Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. The show marks her first appearance in South Florida since her 2018 show at the BB&T Center (now FLA Live Arena) during the LA to the Moon Tour. Interestingly, for this tour, she's mainly playing cities in the South, plus Pittsburgh — those Waffle House work schedules must be strict.

When she's not manning the griddle, dating ex-cops and white-boy rappers, or wearing a white dress to Jack Antonoff and Margaret Qualley's wedding, the upstate New York native-born Elizabeth Grant is busy being, according to Pitchfork, "one of America's greatest living songwriters." Lana gained early acclaim (and derision) for her distinctively deep, crooning voice, confounding stage presence, and early hits such as "Young & Beautiful" and "Summertime Sadness" that were morose, cinematic, and against nearly every current of contemporary pop. That song's title could serve as a microcosm of her entire persona: depressed amid the California sunshine, obsessed with Hollywood glamour and the malaise lying beneath its surface, channeling decadent pop spanning influences from Nancy Sinatra and Lou Reed to Julee Cruise and Britney Spears. Her vision of the American dream isn't quite a Lynchian nightmare, but nor is it a peaceful slumber.

Lana's Jack Antonoff-produced 2019 album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, which added '70s soft rock to her palate of midcentury iconography, made the 2020 version of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Considered her crowning achievement, it received Grammy nominations for Album and Song of the Year (for the title track) and debuted atop the UK Albums Chart, one of six times she's achieved the feat in the United Kingdom. She recently reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Taylor Swift collaboration "Snow on the Beach" (also produced by Antonoff).

Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, August 25, at 10 a.m. via livenation.com. Find all the tour dates below:

September 14 - Franklin, TN - FirstBank Amphitheater September 17 - Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater September 19 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion September 21 - Huntsville, AL - Orion Amphitheater September 23 - West Palm Beach, FL - iThink Financial Amphitheatre September 25 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre September 27 - Brandon, MS - Brandon Amphitheater September 29 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion October 1 - Columbia, MA - Merriweather Post Pavilion (All Things Go Music Festival) October 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake October 5 - Charleston, WV - Charleston Coliseum

Lana Del Rey. 8 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at iThink Financial Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sainsburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; livenation.com. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, August 25 via livenation.com.

Martin, Palm Beach counties in state's top 10 for most expensive home financing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three South Florida counties ranked in the top 10 in the state where financing a home is the most expensive, according to a study by SmartAsset.The study used median home values and estimated interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage to calculate the total cost of financing a home.Miam-Dade was ranked seventh with Martin County eighth and Palm Beach County 10th behind ...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three South Florida counties ranked in the top 10 in the state where financing a home is the most expensive, according to a study by SmartAsset.

The study used median home values and estimated interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage to calculate the total cost of financing a home.

Miam-Dade was ranked seventh with Martin County eighth and Palm Beach County 10th behind No. 1 Monroe County, which includes Florida's Keys, including a median home price of $957,819. Among the 67 counties in the state, Broward was 13th, St. Lucie 14th, Indian River 19th, Okeechobee 52nd.

RankCounty, StateMedian Home ValueInterest Rate EstimatesTotal InterestTotal CostMost Expensive Index
1Monroe County, FL$957,8196.64%$1,002,777$1,960,59637.68
2Walton County, FL$681,1627.05%$766,357$1,447,51927.56
3Collier County, FL$594,2996.59%$617,111$1,211,40922.91
4Saint Johns County, FL$515,0567.04%$579,043$1,094,09920.59
5Nassau County, FL$463,6506.92%$510,422$974,07218.23
6Manatee County, FL$458,0697.01%$512,386$970,45518.16
7Miami-Dade County, FL$479,9696.22%$464,330$944,29917.64
8Martin County, FL$460,9056.49%$469,124$930,02917.36
9Sarasota County, FL$460,5606.27%$449,591$910,15116.97
10Palm Beach County, FL$458,8346.24%$445,550$904,38516.85

The study adjusted the Freddie Mac national average interest rate by county using average credit score and debt-to-income ratio.

The overall loan payments were a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at a 20% down payment. Loans were around 7%.

"For most buyers, the cost of purchasing a home goes beyond the price one pays at closing -- interest rates will have a significant impact on the final cost of the purchase," SmartAsset wrote in a news release.

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Homebuying in Palm Beach County makes more financial sense than renting, but with caveats

The tables have turned in South Florida’s vexing real estate market, making it better to buy than rent, but just barely and there are caveats, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University.Despite sustained high home sale prices that in Palm Beach County reached record extremes this summer, housi...

The tables have turned in South Florida’s vexing real estate market, making it better to buy than rent, but just barely and there are caveats, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University.

Despite sustained high home sale prices that in Palm Beach County reached record extremes this summer, housing economists at FAU and Florida International University said a continued influx of residents and a nagging lack of inventory means housing costs have likely stabilized and have the potential to grow.

Ken H. Johnson, FAU's lead author on the study, said until recently it was slightly better to rent than buy in the Miami-metro area, which includes Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

This is the first time since the universities began generating the study in late 2022 that they are favoring buying a home over renting.

“It was a close call, and it’s a close call today, but I’m changing the call,” Johnson said. “From an investment standpoint, this is one of the better returns in the country right now. It’s not a great position to be in, but it’s a good position to be in.”

The latest report, released Aug. 16, uses June data in a traditional price-to-rent ratio where the average home price is divided by the average annual rent.

For example, a home that cost $400,000 to purchase and is renting for $20,000 annually would have a price-to-rent ratio of 20-to-1, meaning for every $20 in purchase price, you pay $1 in rent.

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The report then looks at a seven-year average to get an idea of how much of a swing is occurring either way and ranks each housing market.

In the Miami-metro market of southeast Florida, the historic price-to-rent average is $12.52-to-$1. However, the current price-to-rent is $13.47-to-$1. The difference between the two is a premium of about 7%.

That's low enough that researchers say now is an OK time to buy, but there are conditions.

While buying a home for the long term makes sense, buying a home to quickly flip in an effort to make a big profit is likely a losing proposition.

“This isn’t a case of ‘Oh my gosh, you should buy now because you are going to make a ton of money,’” Johnson said. “This is a case of it’s OK to buy because you aren’t going to take a hit.”

Unlike the housing market crash of 2008, which was driven by bad loans and a glut of homes for sale, today's housing prices are a reflection of low supply and high demand, Johnson said.

"There is no reason to suspect that prices will fall significantly," he said.

The study includes a review of the nation’s top 100 housing markets' price-to-rent ratios. Areas with higher ratios are more likely to face future price fluctuations or declines. Areas with lower ratios are more likely to see stable prices or growth.

For example, several cities in California have some of the highest ratios in the nation, including San Jose ($35.24), San Francisco ($29.52), Los Angeles ($24.95) and San Diego ($23.07).

Seattle’s ratio is also high at $26 with Portland, Oregon following at $24.40.

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In Florida, areas with higher ratios than the Miami metro include Jacksonville ($16.17), Orlando ($15.36) and Tampa ($14.52).

Despite South Florida’s lower ratio, it doesn’t mean home prices are cheap.

In June, the median price to buy an existing single-family home was $625,000, which set a record by topping May’s price by $3,000. The average price was $1.06 million.

The median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in West Palm Beach is $1,667, according to Apartment List. A two-bedroom costs about $2,077 a month.

Realtor Lyn Miller, of Continental Properties, specializes in the Boynton Beach area. He said there are homes available in lower price ranges, but the buyer may have to put up with some imperfections.

“When you walk in you may find a dark blue kitchen or a bright pink living room and they don’t want it,” Miller said about some homebuyers. “You can’t be super choosy, but some sweat equity can really bring up the value.”

In June, about 90 single-family homes and 530 townhomes or condominiums in Palm Beach County sold for under $300,000.

“If people want to go to Nebraska or Kansas or Arkansas, they can get cheaper, but it’s not Florida, it’s not paradise,” Miller said.

Johnson said the only thing that may ding home values in South Florida would be a return to record-low interest rates in the 3% range, something he doesn't foresee happening. As of Aug. 17, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate was 7.09%, according to Freddie Mac.

He also noted the increasing population in Florida.

According to the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economics and Business Research, Palm Beach County’s population is expected to increase 17% by 2045 in a “medium” growth scenario. That’s an increase of 258,750 people. The “high” growth scenario shows a 37% population gain by 2045, or an increase of 569,650.

Also, a July 11 population report from the state's Demographic Estimating Conference said Florida's growth was "slightly stronger than expected" between April 1, 2022, and April 1 of this year because of a higher net migration of people coming into the state.

While deaths in Florida continue to outpace births, an average increase of 298,191 net new residents is expected each year through mid-2028. That's 817 people per day, or equivalent to adding a city slightly smaller than Orlando but larger than St. Petersburg, every year.

"The demographics are all in favor right now of buying," Johnson said. "I don't see any Florida cities as being at risk."

Kimberly Miller is a veteran journalist for The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA Today Network of Florida. She covers real estate and how growth affects South Florida's environment. Subscribe to The Dirt for a weekly real estate roundup. If you have news tips, please send them to [email protected]. Help support our local journalism, subscribe today.

West Palm Beach exploring more development along waterfront than just marina

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The city of West Palm Beach is exploring development beyond a new marina on its waterfront.Emails, which WPTV received from a public records request, show Mayor Keith James asked to begin discussions about projects along the waterfront targeting the Banyan Street parking garage and the great lawn on Clematis Street.Millions of books, audiobooks, magazines, documents, sheet music, and more for free....

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The city of West Palm Beach is exploring development beyond a new marina on its waterfront.

Emails, which WPTV received from a public records request, show Mayor Keith James asked to begin discussions about projects along the waterfront targeting the Banyan Street parking garage and the great lawn on Clematis Street.

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Diane Papadakos, who is the director of communications for the city of West Palm Beach, said the city is working on a plan to understand people's perspective on amenities along the waterfront in an email.

“[The] mayor is forming a committee to discuss how to activate the waterfront," she wrote. "They are working on a plan now."

Papadakos said the only idea she remembered hearing was a children's playground area. She didn't comment if plans for those projects were affected after the council ended negotiations with a marina developer in July.

The great lawn, which is located at 100 Clematis St., is a green space area for the public to use for a wide arrange of activities. It also has become a place where homeless people seek shelter. According to the city of West Palm Beach, the Banyan Street parking garage has more than 100 spots near shops and restaurants on Clematis Street.

Diana and Freddy Naranjo, who spent their Sunday afternoon watching their three children play on the great lawn, said they enjoy watching their kids use the green space. Both said they hope the city finds a project to allow more people to use the space and keeps it open to the public.

"A green area like this to be wasted on a building or a facility to build a club or a bar, how does that make any sense?" Freddy Naranjo said.

The public space along the waterfront also allows people like Telly Jones to host events like a proposal. He said he wanted to bring together family and friends when he asked the question, but it was difficult to find an affordable space.

"I've been planning a proposal for like five, six months," Jones said. "And everywhere I went, it was very expensive — $1,800 for four hours, $800 for two hours."

Jones said the public waterfront worked perfectly because it was public and the first location he told his fiancee he loved her.


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