8 Communities in Lake Worth

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Overview

Lake Worth is a lively city located in Southeast Florida along the Lake Worth Lagoon. The city offers locals warm weather and access to a variety of beaches and parks as well as a festive downtown area. With a farmers market and several community events scheduled throughout the year, Lake Worth prides itself on creating a friendly, close-knit community for its residents.

Climate & Geography

Lake Worth is located on the Atlantic Coast of Florida and has several natural areas like parks and beaches. The city is situated in a low-lying area north of Boca Raton and south of West Palm Beach along the Lake Worth Lagoon. 

Like much of Southeast Florida, Lake Worth receives more sunny days per year and more rainfall than average. Lake Worth does not receive any snow and experiences warm weather throughout the year.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

Those looking to get outside in Lake Worth can enjoy the city's high number of parks, or residents can take a trip to Lake Worth Beach to relax and unwind by the ocean. Snook Islands Natural Area offers a place for locals to view the area’s wildlife in a serene and peaceful setting.

A stroll along Lake Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth offers a variety of eclectic and upscale restaurants and shopping opportunities. Those looking to learn more about the area’s history can stop by the Lake Worth Historical Museum or watch a performance at the Lake Worth Playhouse, a cherished historic theater. 

The Lake Worth community hosts a variety of festivals and events scheduled throughout the year. The Lake Worth Farmers Market has a wide selection of local produce, baked goods, and plants to choose from as well as entertainment like live music on Saturdays.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Lake Worth is higher than both the state and national averages with housing being the most significant factor in raising the overall cost of living.

The combined sales tax in Lake Worth is about the same as the national average at 7 percent, and property taxes are lower than average. Floriday is a tax-friendly state for retirees as it does not have an income tax.

Health Care

The Palm Beach metro area scores very well on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 20 communities across the country. Florida ranks in the top 20 states.

Lake Worth has one hospital within city limits: Select Specialty Hospital-Palm Beach. Nearby JFK Hospital in Atlantis and Bethesda Hospital East in Boynton Beach are rated high performing by U.S. News.

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