Greenacres, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 8 miles SW of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 59 miles N of Miami, Florida. The people of the city are in the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metropolitan area. Greenacres has a population of 27,569.
Lawrence Carter Swain founded Greenacres. The area was incorporated in 1926. It has been accorded the status of 'Tree City USA' for 15 years running by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The city has been regularly hit by hurricanes, which has led its residents to be well prepared for any such emergencies.
Greenacres and nearby Attractions
- Greenacres Community Park
- Bowman Park
- Ira Van Bullock Park
- Greenacres Freedom Park
- Greenacres Library
Things To Do In Greenacres
There are a number of parks in the city which offer facilities for picnics, as well as various sports like basketball, tennis and soccer. The people of the city organize some very interesting celebrations around the year, like the annual 'Holiday in the Park', 'Love on the Lawn' on Valentine's Day and the 'Annual Daddy Daughter Date' among others.
Air transportation is available at the Palm Beach International Airport.
Greenacres Higher Education
The Palm Beach Community College is the center for higher education.