Located in Palm Beach County, Lake Worth is a coastal city in Florida boasting almost 40,000 permanent residents. A mid-sized city, Lake Worth occupies about seven square miles of land and faces both the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Lake Worth lagoon. Shopping and a full range of tourist amenities such as restaurants are available in the nearby larger cities of Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, both of them located slightly north of Lake Worth.
Environmental and Historical Consciousness
One reason why people like to stay in holiday homes in Lake Worth is because of the city's strong environmental record, especially in the area of property development. Unlike many places in southern Florida, Lake Worth has kept an 'old Florida' flavor by banning the construction of high-rise skyscraper developments. This has led to Lake Worth having a charming character that helps tourists relax as they stay in a beach city that has avoided some of the pitfalls of modern life.
In keeping with this ethos, Lake Worth contains six areas that have been designated as historic districts. In these areas, a preservation code keeps the older architecture from giving way to more modern structures.
Things to do in Lake Worth
Lake Worth features an historic theater as well as a museum exploring the diversity of culture and experience here. In addition, there are live music clubs, art galleries, antique shops, and an amphitheater on the waterfront. Other activities include golfing at the city course and fishing from the pier as well as boating in both salt and fresh water.