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.
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.
Some special events that the city promotes are the Tropical Triathlon in September, Oktoberfest and the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in February. The Lake Worth Playhouse is home to independent stage and film plus educational classes, children’s shows and summer camps. The Lake Worth Casino has been renovated and is available for weddings, banquets and private parties, all with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. The Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course was established in 1927 and features a 6,100 yard, par 70 course plus its own Pro Shop and Beach Club. The restaurant scene features mouthwatering Greek, Japanese, Tex Mex, Italian and Thai cuisines, along with top-notch barbeque and seafood options. The Lake Worth Beach and William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier provide ample space to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Next to Lake Osborne on the opposite side of town is John Prince Memorial Park, where you can picnic, ride bikes, play volleyball and camp overnight. Lake Worth is home to several public schools: four elementary, one middle and one high school. These are just a few reasons why people choose to live in Lake Worth. Check out our listings to find a property that’s right for you.