City and Neighborhoods of Lake Worth
Arts and Culture in Palm Beach County
The City of Lake Worth is Palm Beach County’s last true “Old Florida” cities, with homes built in the 50’s and 60’s in the “beach cottage” style. The businesses and residents are multi-cultural, artistic, and socially progressive. Lake Worth about 6.5 square miles, divided into four districts, snugly situated between West Palm Beach to the north, and Boynton Beach to the south, on the Atlantic Coast. Find more demographic and geographic information on the Wikipedia page.
With plenty of parks, including Bryant Park, a large open-space park on the Intracoastal, public beach access, a public golf course, a boat ramp, and freshwater lakes, this quaint little city by the Ocean offers residents and visitors alike plenty to do in the beautiful South Florida outdoors.
Lake Worth is best known as the artistic hub of Palm Beach County, as the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is centered downtown. Also downtown is the Lake Worth Playhouse, a staple in the arts community, and the home of the famous Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.
Neighborhoods and homes
Like it’s residents, the homes and styles of Lake Worth come in many flavors and styles. Most recognizable are the cottages, a concentration of 800-1,200 square foot wood frame 2 and 3-bedroom homes built in the 50’s that surround the downtown areas of Lake Worth Ave and Lucerne. In the last decade, the cottages are have gained national notoriety, and recently a coffee table picture book was published.
Other architectural gems you’ll find scattered throughout the city are Mediterranean and Mission, Masonry Vernacular and Ranch-style homes. There are no organized homeowner’s associations in Lake Worth, but rather, “neighborhood associations”, which are resident-run volunteer civic groups with no obligation to join.
Learn about the twelve neighborhood associations that represent all the homes in east Lake Worth at the NAPC website.