Like other parts of Florida, Lake Worth has grown and escalated in value, despite the recent troubles with the weather. New face-lifts downtown are among the attractions.
“North of Delray Beach and Highland Beach, south of West Palm Beach, from the ocean west to the everglades,” says Realtor Karen Dove, “Lake Worth has a small town atmosphere. It’s close to the “big city” amenities like airports, and it’s in the midst of regenerating itself to a great place to visit and live.”
Dove explains, “Lake Worth, Highland Beach, Delray, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach are all undergoing a renaissance.The downtown areas are experiencing a wonderful face-lift; pedestrian malls, new dining, shopping and galleries are popping up along main corridors.New home, townhome & villa and even active adult communities are available for those not needing to be to close to the beach. The housing market remains brisk but there are better values to be found in this smaller town community. Florida draws folks from all over the world, with all being welcomed with open arms. This lends to our multinational dining and the arts. You’re a short drive to Ft. Lauderdale, Delray and even South Beach is only one hour away. Come visit and see why this area is a great place to live and to enjoy the Florida lifestyle.”
Says Realtor Joanne K. Lewis, “This city has a great beach area, with many unique shops downtown, and a new revitalizing spirit.”
About the market, Lewis says, “Lake Worth, like all of Palm Beach County, has seen a great growth in recent years, both population wise and cultural wise. Even the downtown area is showing a lot of restoration. The yearly sidewalk painting festival draws crowds to downtown, which is a short walk over the bridge to the beach. There are biweekly bonfires on the beach for roasting marshmallows and family fun. The western boundaries of the area has seen a tremendous growth of new housing communities. Just one exit south on the turnpike or I-95 from West Palm Beach, this is a great family community. Palm Beach County will be opening seven new schools this month, including a new middle school on Haverhill, next to the new elementary school that opened last fall.”
Suggests Realtor Jared Dalto, “The housing market in Lake Worth is still strong. All indicators are pointing to another increase in home prices this year. Hot, Hot, Hot ! New construction is still booming but slowing down a little. Opportunities are still there. With interest rates at just under 6 percent, many home seekers are looking to find a home or investment before the rates increase again. Local areas will always have their desirable neighborhoods that will command buyers any time of the year. Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie Counties are always a very active real estate market, as well as the rest of Florida. Now is the time to buy or sell.”