With a motto like ‘Where the Tropics Begin’, there is no doubt about the scenery and atmosphere of beautiful Lake Worth, a city located in southeastern Florida on the coast. The homes of Lake Worth pay homage to their beautiful surroundings, with details like gently sloping roofs, mixed earth and stone exteriors, and palm tree landscaping. Whether it’s a small beach cottage that you’re after, or an attractive Floridian mini-mansion, Lake Worth has a very diverse housing market.
The downtown enclave, the main street, and the outskirts of the city make up the primary districts of Lake Worth, which is largely a residential area. In recent years, the downtown, like the city centers of many southern Floridian towns, has seen a massive resurgence and revitalization and has come to be an epicenter of activity for Lake Worth, including many art shops and galleries, fine dining opportunities, and even a few night clubs. Lake Avenue is the main thoroughfare of the city, and is a mixed use area with both commercial and historical significance. It is still home to some of the oldest historical buildings in the state, such as the famous Lake Worth Playhouse. One upscale neighborhood in the northeast section of the city, College Park, is especially well known as the home of some of Florida’s most unique and eye-catching architecture.
Because Lake Worth is a coastal city, it relies on both the tourism and hospitality industry and the trade and transportation sector to support its economy. Leisure and recreation, education, health and medicine, retail and commerce, professional and business services, and government are the mainstays of Lake Worth’s employment market. The School District of Palm Beach County administers education through four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, in addition to a few private or charter schools, and employs hundreds of local residents as teachers, staff, and administrators.