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Overview

Introduction to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 9 miles NW of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 72 miles N of Miami, Florida. It's known as an upscale residential community and has strict zoning laws and numerous gated communities. The municipality has been designated a "Tree City USA." The Art in Public Places ordinance has provided Palm Beach Gardens with a variety of noteworthy public artwork. The city is home to the headquarters of the Professional Golfer's Association of America, Ameribank and Wackenhut.

Palm Beach Gardens History

Before major development occurred, the area was known for cattle ranches, pine forests and swamplands. John D. MacArthur purchased a large acreage and made plans to build a vast number of homes. In 1959 the land took the name Palm Beach Gardens and was incorporated as a city but it existed only in documents. During the 1960s the area experienced substantial development. Palm Beach Gardens was smacked by the hurricanes known as Frances, Jeanne and Wilma in 2004 and 2005. The hurricanes caused severe damage to numerous homes and businesses.

Palm Beach Gardens and Nearby Attractions

  • The Gardens Mall.
  • PGA Commons.
  • Downtown at the Gardens.
  • Palm Beach Gardens Green Market.
  • Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.
  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.
  • Norton Museum of Art.
  • American Orchid Society Botanical Garden.

Palm Beach Gardens Activities

The city is known for it's quality golf courses, including the Palm Beach Gardens Golf Course situated in the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve and the Country Club at Mirasol. Nature trails and numerous eco-systems are located throughout the city. The beaches along the Atlantic Ocean are popular with residents and tourists. Families enjoy the close by Rapids Water Park. Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast provide recreational opportunities and exciting nightlife.

Palm Beach Gardens Higher Education

The city is home to a satellite campus of Palm Beach Community College. The Palm Beach Atlantic University is nearby.

Palm Beach Gardens Transportation

Air travel services are provided at Palm Beach International Airport. Palm Tran offers commuter bus services.

People

Total Population 50,977
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 28.5%
Employed Population 16+ 24,022
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.8%
Median Earnings25+ $43,212
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,451
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,763

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,043
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,416
Median House Value $296,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 13.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palm Beach Gardens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33403, 33408, 33410, 33412, 33418
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33420
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.823
Longitude -80.138

Palm Beach Gardens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches
Station CANAL POINT USDA
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 75 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station POMPANO BEACH
Distance 40.8 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Juno Beach 3,325 $129,750
Lake Park 8,376 $51,201
Mangonia Park 1,929 $31,724
North Palm Beach 12,425 $82,135
Palm Beach Shores 1,077 $64,583
Riviera Beach 33,445 $44,822

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palm Beach Gardens Hospitals

PALM BEACH GARDENS MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
3360 BURNS RD
(561) 622-1411
Emergency Service: Yes

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4245 HOLLY DRIVE
561-694-7300
Serves 2,727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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13601 N MILITARY TRAIL
561-625-7800
Serves 1,967 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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