Located south of West Palm Beach, Lake Worth is a coastal city of 37,000 residents and 7 square miles. To the East side of Lake Worth lays the Atlantic Ocean and the placid waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, and to the West lays the beautiful fresh waters of Lake Osborne. Lake Worth is situated at the northernmost point of the subtropics, making Lake Worth the place where the tropics truly begin.
The city has a rich history and is protective of its historic architectural fabric. Over 1,000 historic buildings contribute to the human scale and charm of the downtown and residential areas. Lake Worth’s historic downtown area is home to numerous restaurants, unique shops, art galleries, and cultural events. It is packed with live music clubs, coffee houses, antique malls, art galleries, a historic theater, and a museum. The coffee shops and bars often offer live music, poetry readings, and other cultural events. Lake Worth also hosts its famous street painting festival each year. Here you can see teams of artists creating beautiful chalk masterpieces all over the streets of the downtown area. Numerous street vendors also set up their tents in the street during the festival. The event draws literally thousands of visitors who come to see the beautiful creations and buy food and knick-knacks as they stroll the streets.