The Gardens Mall features many luxury shops such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Chanel, Tiffany's, Gucci, and more. Downtown at the Gardens is an outdoor entertainment facility featuring excellent restaurants, a movie theater, and nights filled with live entertainment, including Downtown's own take on American Idol. Legacy Place follows the traditions of busy city-living, with sidewalks and close-knit establishments such as Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Chilis, TGI Fridays, and a handful of restaurants. There is a thriving arts community here, as the city is supportive of art and cultural venues.
Many choose Palm Beach Gardens homes in Florida for a retirement residence because of the great golfing opportunities. Home to the Professional Golfers Association of America, there are 12 golf courses within the city limits.