The snapshot of Palm Beach is changing. Since 2016, the population between the ages of 25 and 45 has steadily increased, and the projection for the county is to reach over 1.5 million by 2022. Tourism, technology, manufacturing and agriculture are just a few of the businesses making their homes in Palm Beach County, and if you add in endless sunny days, 150 miles of beaches, outstanding universities and high schools, professional sports teams nearby and 0% state income tax, Palm Beach quickly tops the charts as the place to live. This month we catch up with a varied group of young people making Palm Beach their home. They are working here, raising their families, and wouldn’t think of living anywhere else. Next up, Samantha Fisher & Brendan Carroll
SAMANTHA FISHER & BRENDAN CARROLL
Managing Director of Hotel Investment Sales, Hodges Ward Elliott
Assistant Vice President, UBS Private Wealth
Why did you choose to live in Palm Beach? Did your family have a history here or did you have a business connection here?SF: The combination of the quality of life and business opportunities made Palm Beach extremely attractive to both of us. I grew up here and still have family living in Palm Beach, so I always knew one day I would be back!
What are the positive business aspects about living here?SF: Palm Beach is a small community, especially for those of us that live and work here full time. We are in constant contact with friends and colleagues who are excited to live and do business here; with that comes a natural crossover of business relationships and friendships.
How has the business community here contributed to your business? Your life?SF: The friendships and the business relationships are often one and the same. There are so many of our friends who have moved here full time, and we expect more to follow. Many of these are business relationships.
Is your business connected to NYC, the Hamptons, Aspen, Boston?BC: Yes, I have clients all over the country and it’s important that I go to see them wherever they may be. SF: I have a lot of business crossover with these cities as I work at a global firm and cover every market in the country. There is definitely a business connection between all of those locations.
If you had the opportunity to live somewhere else, would you?SF: Not for now! The family life and business community down here is working well for us and continues to grow. We wouldn’t change a thing!