Lake Worth is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located in Palm Beach County, 60 miles north of downtown Miami. The city is named for the body of water on the east-side of town. Originally called Lake Worth, it is now known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. Lake Worth is bordered by the Lagoon, the Pacific Ocean, West Palm Beach, and Lantana. There are over 1,000 historic buildings in the city, and six designated historic districts.
Lake Worth does not allow high-rise development in the city, so it has kept its historic old-Florida charm. The city’s economy is based on tourism, government, services, and its proximity to Miami. The downtown are of Lake Worth offers an artistic area that features a historic theater and museum, live music clubs, coffee houses, art galleries, antique malls and restaurants including the Old Key Lime House and The Pelican Restaurant. There are also a number of retail stores operating in the area including the Home Depot and Walmart. There are unique office space options in Lake Worth.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Lake Worth. The recreational options include the beach, boating in fresh and saltwater, golf course, fishing pier, a waterfront amphitheater, and a large selection of parks and athletic facilities. A fun feature in the area is the Snook Islands Recreation Boardwalk. This boardwalk provides access to Lake Worth and the Intracoastal Waterway. There is a launch space for kayaks, boat mooring slips, a fishing pier, and a nature walk that winds around the mangroves. The boardwalk allows for wildlife viewing, including dolphin, manatees, and tropical birds such as Heron, Ibis, Egret, Oyster Catchers, Pelicans, and Cormorants. Dining options in Lake Worth include Old Key Lime House, Thaikyo Asian Cuisine, Rustico Italiano Restaurant, Paradiso Restaurant, and Callaro’s Prime Steak-Seafood. Bizaare Avenue Café is an interesting café lounge where you can relax in the plush décor and enjoy a range of tapas dishes as well as sandwiches, coffee and wine.
The nearest major airport to Lake Worth is the Palm Beach International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from West Palm Beach, the airport is 8 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It also features international and domestic flights 43 miles from Lake Worth. Interstate 95 runs through Lake Worth and north along the coast.