Lake Worth, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 6 miles N of Boynton Beach, Florida (center to center) and 58 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city is included in the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 35,133 people lived in Lake Worth.
Lake Worth, situated in Palm Beach County, went by the name 'Jewel' at the turn of the 20th century. In 1911, landowner Fannie James sold the core area of the land to Palm Beach Farms Company. It was then that Harold Bryant and William Greenwood planned to build a city along the water. Gradually, a railway line was opened that connected West Palm Beach to Miami, and the area was named Lucerne. However, since another place with the same name was already in existence, the city was rechristened 'Lake Worth'. The city suffered a number of setbacks, mainly a flood in 1812, and a great hurricane in 1928. This caused a major disruption in the progress of Lake Worth, and there were no significant developments untill much after the Second World War. In the last few decades, though, the city has grown at a rapid rate, and is now a flourishing community.
Lake Worth and nearby Attractions
- Lake Worth Public Library
- R C Kreusler Park
- Casino Arcade
- Town and Country Shopping Center
- Plaza Del Mar
- Church of the Nazarene of Lake Worth
Things To Do In Lake Worth
Visitors at Lake Worth have the advantage of a number of beaches in the city that provide opportunities for indulging in water and beach sports. There is the pristine clear Lake Worth Beach, and the West Palm Beach Golf Course where one can enjoy a round of golf on the sandy terrain. For those interested in the historic sites, the Lake Worth Public Library may be a good place to check out. The city is also dotted with a number of churches that provide a peaceful sanctuary. Amusement parks like the Aladdin Amusement, Casino Arcade, R C Kreusler Park and Sunset Ridge Park offer excellent recreational facilities for both adults and kids. Enthusiastic shoppers can also make full use of the Town and Country Shopping Center.
Lake Worth Transportation
Palm Beach International is the nearest major airport.
Lake Worth Higher Education
Palm Beach Community College is the city's local college.