Introduction to Pahokee, Florida
Pahokee, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 38 miles SW of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center) and 78 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city, which is in the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton area, has 5,985 residents.
The community of Pahokee, which was founded in the early 1900s, was named for the Seminole word "Pahokee" meaning "grassy waters". In March 1922, Pahokee was incorporated as a city by the Municipal Government. It is located in Palm Beach County, which was founded on April 30, 1909. Pahokee is known as Palm Beach County's "Other" Coast.
Pahokee and Nearby Attractions
- Lawrence E. Will Museum
- Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
- Zora Neale Hurston House
- American Orchid Society Botanical Garden
- Lake Okeechobee
- John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Things To Do In Pahokee
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of hsitorical importance. The American Orchid Society Botanical Garden has an orchid greenhouse featuring thousands of blooms. Palm Beach Zoo has over 1,500 animals including Malayan tigers. Big Cypress National Preserve, Savannas Preserve State Park, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, and Saint Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park are a few of the popular parks in the area.
Air transportation is available from the Palm Beach International Airport.
Pahokee Higher Education
Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Atlantic College-West Palm Beach, and Indian River Community College are some of the nearby colleges.