Lake Worth, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway and with Lake Osborne on the west, is just a little over ten minutes’ drive from the county seat of West Palm Beach located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Known as the place “where the tropics begin” (because it’s at the northern tip of the subtropics), takes its name from one of the most significant bodies of water on this side of Palm Beach County, the Lake Worth Lagoon.
A historically rich coastal city, Lake Worth, FL actively works to preserve its past while being open to the diverse cultures of the people drawn to the city’s charming neighborhoods, thriving art scene, social consciousness, and concern for the environment.
- A substantial portion of the land where the city now stands was owned by Samuel and Fannie James, two former slaves and the city’s first settlers. As the first postmaster, Fannie called the post office Jewel (or Jewell).
- Lays claim to having the largest concentration of historical cottages located near the city’s downtown area. These tiny, pastel-colored homes were built in the late 1930s and come in a myriad of architectural styles such as Mission Revival, Bahamian, Contemporary, and Art Deco.
- As Palm Beach County’s artistic center, one of the most-awaited annual events is the Street Painting Festival, a 2-day event where hundreds of artists transform the Downtown asphalt into a canvas as they cover it with chalk masterpieces. People flock from all over to see the artists work, watch live performances, and indulge in the many food court offerings.
- The renovated no gambling Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex, like many historical structures in the city, retains its original look. Not its original purpose, however. These days, it is an events venue (on the second floor) and restaurant complex.
Lake Worth Beach is seven square miles and wedged between some of the most action-packed waterways in The Palm Beaches! Those who like to keep active will find lots to do in the city’s many full-sized and pocket parks such as Bryant Park and Northwest Park & Ball Fields. Also, adjacent to Lake Worth Beach Golf Club is the Snook Islands Natural Area, which features a fishing pier, educational kiosks, and a kayak launch.
Lake Worth residential real estate is as varied as its multicultural population. That said, historical neighborhoods will tend to feature traditional Floridian architecture in both residential and commercial properties. You can also choose to live in a ranch-style home, two-story home or in a condominium.
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