Lake Worth is a coastal city of 37,000 residents and 7 square miles, located in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean and the broad waters of the Lake Worth lagoon form the city’s eastern boundary. The cities of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach are its northern neighbors. Its location at the latitude where the subtropics of North America begin gives the city its extraordinary climate and landscape.
Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural city with a strong social and environmental consciousness. People are drawn to the city by its individualistic style, acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, many historic structures, hip downtown, and distinctive residential neighborhoods. The city has a rich history and is protective of its historic architectural fabric. Over 1,000 historic buildings contribute to the human scale of the city and the charm of its downtown and residential neighborhoods. There are six designated historic districts in the city and a preservation code to protect exterior changes to buildings in those districts.
Lake Worth is one of the few towns in South Florida that has avoided high-rise development and retained its old-Florida flavor. While the city wishes to strengthen its economy, city government officials and residents alike are very committed to maintaining the character of the city, and protecting their town from insensitive development.
The downtown is considered the artistic soul of Lake Worth with an historic theater and museum, live music clubs, coffee houses, art galleries, antique malls, retail stores, and many restaurants.
The city has a broad array of recreational opportunities, including the beach, boating in fresh and saltwater, a municipally-owned golf course and fishing pier, a waterfront amphitheater, and many parks and athletic facilities.
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