Lake Worth has a population of around 37,000 and is situated on the northernmost point of the subtropics. You'll see a nice mix of mahogany, Royal Poinciana, tulip trees and palms here. The city is known as a cultural melting pot, as it has considerable Finnish, Guatemalan and Haitian populations. The downtown area is home to numerous well-maintained historic buildings, most just one or two stories high. Many of these structures are inhabited by local store owners who provide unique products by means of their boutique shops. Every 2nd Saturday the city hosts a sidewalk sale. A farmer's market runs from October to April. Throughout the fall and winter, the city holds beach bonfires, where you can warm up while roasting marshmallows by the ocean.

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Often overshadowed by nearby West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, as its name implies, is worth investigating. Real estate is abundant, with houses, condos, townhomes and lots available in all price ranges. The biggest homes tend to be Mediterranean-style, with Spanish tile roofs, hardwood floors, ample kitchens and lush St. Augustine lawns. Waterfront condos here are not just for millionaires; many are actually within reach of those earning a modest income. Here you'll notice many white homes - practical for Lake Worth's sunny, warm climate.

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