Palm Beach Cities


 

Boca Raton

Website: http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/
Address: 201 West Palmetto Park Rd.
                Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone:    (561) 393-7700

The City of Boca Raton was incorporated in May 1925. In terms of both population and land area, Boca Raton is the largest city between West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach, with a population of about 86,396 and an area of 29.1 sq miles. Boca Raton is known for its affluent social community and high income demographic. Boca Raton is home to the Caldwell Theatre Company, the longest-running professional theater in South Florida. Boca Raton has beaches along its eastern shore, notably Red Reef Park where snorkeling from the shore can bring a visitor to a living reef without the expense of renting a boat. Also in the 20-acre park is Gumbo Limbo, an Environmental Education Center.

Boynton Beach

Website: http://www.boynton-beach.org/
Address: 100 E. Boynton Beach Boulevard
                Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Phone:    (561) 742-6000

The City of Boynton Beach was incorporated in 1920. It was named after Major Nathan S. Boynton, a native of Michigan who distinguished himself in the Civil War and founded the city. It has a current population of over 65,000 spread over 16.25 square miles. Despite the city's name, it has no beachfront; rather, it is located across the Intracoastal Waterway. Boynton Beach offers a diverse selection of venues like the Boynton Beach Mall which contains over 140 retail shops. Also, Congress Avenue contains retail shops and dining.Boynton Beach has one of the most exciting underwater sites in Florida, just outside of Boynton’s inlet is basically one giant dive site, and unlike many places in the world today, the local underwater landscape is lush, healthy and full of wonderful marine life in every shape, size and color imaginable.

Delray Beach

Website: http://www.delraybeach.com/
Address: 100 NW 1st Avenue
                Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone:    (561) 243-7011

In 1923 the area between the canal and the ocean was incorporated as Delray Beach. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 60,522 over 15.89 sq mi. In 2007, Delray Beach was labeled as the drug recovery capital of the United States because it had one of the country’s largest recovery communities and relative number of halfway houses. In 2009, expansion of the Downtown Delray Beach Arts District was established along the Atlantic Avenue and the connecting side streets featuring galleries, restaurants and cultural organizations in South Florida. Delray Beach has 2 miles of public beach accessible from Florida State Road A1A. A century-old steamship was sunk in shallow water for the benefit of snorkelers and scuba divers.

Highland Beach

Website: http://www.ci.highland-beach.fl.us/
Address: 3614 S. Ocean Boulevard
                Highland Beach, FL 33487
Phone:    (561) 278-4548

The Town of Highland Beach is located in the southern portion of eastern Palm Beach County, as of 2007, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 3,988 with an total area of 1.1 square miles; the population increases to approximately 8,500 during the winter months by "snowbird" residents. The Town’s “main street” is a beautiful tree-lined stretch of Florida’s state road A1A. As of 2000, Highland Beach had the tenth highest percentage of Austrian residents and the seventh highest percentage of Turkish residents in the US. In the entire town of Highland Beach, there isn't a single intersection light. The town has one luxury hotel and one business, The Holiday Inn Oceanside, O'Grady Realty. These two businesses comprise the only grandfathered in companies to operate in Highland Beach. No further businessess will open there due to laws governing the town. Highland Beach is in the top 10 cities in the United States as far as low crime rates. As of 2008 the median home price in Highland Beach was $4,000,000

Jupiter

Website: http://www.jupiter.fl.us
Address: 210 Military Trail
                Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone:    (561) 746-5134

Jupiter Incorporated February 9, 1925 as one of the northernmost suburbs of the Miami metropolitan area. It was named after the Roman god Jupiter, the god of sky and thunder. According to the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 55,156 over a total area of 21.1 square miles. It is now one of the most desirable places to live in the State of Florida. The most notable landmark is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, completed in 1860. Jupiter is the home to the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals spring training facilities. It also houses the Palm Beach International Raceway a racing facility built in 1965.

Lake Worth

Website: http://www.lakeworth.org/
Address: 7 N. Dixie Highway
                Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone:    (561) 586-1630

The city of Lake Worth was named after the body of water along its eastern border, originally called "Lake Worth", and now generally known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. As of 2010, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 34,910. Lake Worth is home to the spectacular Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course which features play along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. There is also a 19-acre public beach which is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight daily. The arts community has discovered and embraced Lake Worth with the Lake Worth Playhouse and numerous studios and galleries.

Palm Beach Gardens

Website: http://www.pbgfl.com/
Address: 10500 North Military Trail
                Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone:    (561) 799-4100

The city was developed under the careful supervision of John D. MacArthur, a multimillionaire insurance magnate and landowner who decided to call the City Palm Beach Gardens in order to keep with his "garden city" plan. The opening of the upscale 1,300,000-square-foot, two story, 160 shops, Palm Beach Gardens Mall in 1988 initiated a new wave of development. The City of Palm Beach Gardens is now the center of a rapidly-developing area north of West Palm Beach in the northern part of the county, with a population of 48,452 as of 2010 census. The Professional Golfers' Association of America has its headquarters in the city. There are 12 golf courses within the city limits, including a course owned by the municipality. The Honda Classic has been held at two Palm Beach Gardens locations.

Riviera Beach

Website: http://www.rivierabch.com/
Address: 600 West Blue Heron Blvd.
               Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Phone:    (561) 845-4000

The City of Riviera Beach was incorporated September 29, 1922. The city has a total area of 9.9 square miles with a population of 29,884 as of the 2000 census. It is home to the Port of Palm Beach and a United States Coast Guard station, and has its own marina. Now Riviera Beach is a growing harbor city with a municipal beach that is one of the finest in the state.

Royal Palm Beach

Website: http://www.royalpalmbeach.com/
Address: 1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
               Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Phone:    (561) 790-5100

The Village of Royal Palm Beach, incorporated in 1959. Royal Palm Beach has grown from a mosquito-infested swamp and former Seminole hunting ground into a thriving village of nearly 25,000 residents. The Village is located in the central part of Palm Beach County, 10 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean, and encompasses 11 square miles . Royal Palm Beach is known for its many parks and general mission to protect green space, as evidenced in 2008, when the Family Circle Magazine recognized the Village of Royal Palm Beach as one of the Top 10 Best Towns for Families. Currently the Village of Royal Palm Beach has set a high standard of 10 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents. Royal Palm Beach has been named Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation since 1990. The entire area within the Village limits is designated as a bird sanctuary.

Wellington

Website: http://www.ci.wellington.fl.us
Address: 12300 Forest Hill Blvd.
               Wellington, FL 33414
Phone:    (561) 791-4000

Oliver Wellington bought 18,000 acres of swampland in the 1950s in central Palm Beach County that eventually would be called the Village of Wellington. Wellington was originally the world's largest strawberry patch. Wellington began as a planned unit development approved by Palm Beach County in 1972. Wellington holds the largest and longest running horse show in the world from January to March, is considered the top International Equestrian destination for the celebrity and business personalities because of its diverse equestrian disciplines. Each year it hosts 26-goal polo matches including the USPA Piaget Gold Cup and the Nespresso US Polo Open at the Palm Beach International Polo Club. Wellington also has a large regional mall The Mall at Wellington Green, which is a super-regional shopping mall with over 170 stores and eateries.

West Palm Beach

Website: http://wpb.org/
Address: 401 Clematis Street
               West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone:    (561) 822-2222
 
The City of West Palm Beach is the most populous city in the County and the third most populous county in Florida with a 2010 population of 1,320,134. The area that was to become West Palm Beach was settled in the late 1870s and 1880s by a few hundred settlers who called the vicinity "Lake Worth Country."  In 1894, 78 people met and passed the motion to incorporate the Town of West Palm Beach in what was then Dade County. This made West Palm Beach the first incorporated municipality in South Florida. In 1909, Palm Beach County was formed by the Florida State Legislature and West Palm Beach became the county seat. West Palm Beach is home to cultural events at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, built in 1992, the Kravis Center hosts performances of music, dance, opera and theatre. Also it is home of the Palm Beach County Convention Center with exhibit halls and meeting rooms. The Norton Museum of Art is the largest art museum in Florida with a permanent collection that features 19th and 20th century European and American art, Chinese, contemporary art and photography.