Lantana, Florida is 4 miles N of Boynton Beach, Florida (center to center) and 56 miles N of Miami, Florida. It is located in Palm Beach and is included within the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metro area. The population of Lantana is 9,437.
The first settlers arrived in Lantana after the 1842 Armed Occupation Act, and the Lyman family founded the town in 1888. Within a year, Lyman, an extremely enterprising man, established several businesses including a general store, a post office and an Indian trading post. He named the post office Lantana Point after the wild Lantana plants that grew there. The town was incorporated in 1921.
Lantana and Nearby Attractions
- Flagler Museum
- Bonnet House
- John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
- Palm Beach Zoo
Things To Do In Lantana
Lantana has several parks, including the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, and the South County Regional Park, The Palm Beach Zoo is also nearby. Museums including the Flagler Museum, Schoolhouse Children's Museum, and Schoolhouse Children's Museum display interesting collections of artifacts. The South Florida Science Museum houses a planetarium and also hosts laser shows. People may visit historical sites like Bonnet House and Stranahan House.
Palm Beach International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Lantana Higher Education
Palm Beach Community College, Saint Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary, and Everglades College are nearby.