Lake Worth

Lake Worth

 

LAKE WORTH

Lake Worth bills itself as "Where the Tropics Begin." Many tropical plants grow in the city; among the more prominent examples are mahogany, royal poinciana and many species of palm, including coconut palm. African tulip tree,avocado and many species of eucalyptus may also be found.   Although the incorporated city of Lake Worth is small geographically, as is common in Palm Beach County, a large unincorporated urbanized area with a Lake Worth postal address lies to the west of the city, and includes the census-designated place of Lake Worth Corridor. It also includes western neighborhoods and communities such as: Lake Charleston, Journeys End, Winston Trails, Smith Farm, The Fountains, Atlantic National, Lakes of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke Estates, plus many more communities with excellent school districts, lots of shopping, restaurants, golf and is perfectly located just minutes from both the interstate and the turnpike, the ocean and equestrian communities. 

The downtown area of Lake Worth was in a notable period of decline in the 1980s and 1990s, but has recently seen a huge resurgence and now boasts a large range of sidewalk cafes, nightclubs and art galleries. Not only was its boardwalk recently renovated, many of the buildings were heavily improved along the boardwalk as well. Additionally, Lake Worth has seen an increase in the growth of gated communities as well as in the new construction of larger homes located on larger lots.

Shopping and Dining

Lake Worth offers a charming downtown shopping district, with antique stores, art galleries, bookstores and vintage clothing shops. Among the highlights are the Bruce Weber Gallery, Kid to Kid and World Thrift.  There's also a farmers' market in Lake Worth every Saturday morning.

In Lake Worth, local favorites include Rustico Italiano restaurant, the Pelican for casual beach-style breakfasts and Callaro's for steaks. Want to know more about Lake Worth, visit the Lake Worth website.

 

Parks and Recreation

The City of Lake Worth manages 17 city parks plus a community swimming pool. Facilities include a fishing pier, several beaches, hiking and biking trails and two children's playgrounds.

Lake Worth residents can enjoy its gorgeous beaches along with the new fishing pier. The area is known as an attractive spot for golf enthusiasts as well due to the Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course, which many residents proudly claim as being one of the most scenic courses in The Palm Beaches.

 

Living

Lake Worth real estate runs the gamut from high-rise condos along the Atlantic coast to semi-detached condos along area golf courses to traditional Florida-style bungalows to large, luxury estates. There's really something for every taste and budget in this area. The median home value in Lake Worth is $111,200. However, given the wide variety of housing in these areas, these numbers can be deceiving. There are many properties available at prices less than these figures as well as multi-million-dollar estates.

New Construction

Lake Worth real estate should be especially attractive to buyers due to the huge influx of new construction that has occurred over the last few years. Buyers will find that they have tons of real estate options to choose from, including both newly constructed as well as under construction single-family homes, condos and townhouses.

Schools, Health and Transportation

Lake Worth attend the schools of the Palm Beach County School District. The District, which serves all of Palm Beach County, has an enrollment of around 183,000 students. It is the fifth largest district in Florida and maintains six schools in Lake Worth. There are also a number of private schools in the area.

For post-secondary education, Palm Beach State College, Florida's oldest community college, is located in Lake Worth and Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University are in nearby Boca Raton.

Lake Worth is located on I-95 and the city also has access to the Florida Turnpike (parallels I-95 on the west part of the city. Both connect Lake Worth to the towns all along the east coast of Florida. PalmTran offers regular bus service between both cities and other points in Palm Beach County.

Lake Worth is conveniently located a half hour drive away from Palm Beach International Airport and 45 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Additionally, Miami International Airport is just over an hour's drive away. Cruise ship  enthusiasts will enjoy being a short drive away from two of the world's leading cruise ports--the Port of Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 561-441-5346 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.