El Cid Neighborhood

One of the most popular neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, El Cid was designated a real estate historic district in 1993 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.  Noted for its beautiful and expansive Mediterranean revival and Mission-style homes, El Cid was developed in the height of Florida’s real estate boom and also boasts Monterey, Art Deco and Colonial Revival styles with unique architectural features.  Formerly pineapple fields, the El Cid subdivision was developed by socialite Jay Phipps from Pittsburgh in the 1920’s.  Popular with Baby Boomers, this historic neighborhood boasts houses with well-manicured lawns, lush landscaping with palm trees swaying in the breeze, and an upper-middle class appeal.  Each Spring, the El Cid Historic Home Tour features some of the most elegant homes in West Palm Beach, many of which have undergone extensive updating and renovation.  This sought after neighborhood is located along pristine Flagler Drive just south of downtown and City Place.