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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,865
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens28.8%
Employed Population 16+24,584
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.6%
Median Earnings25+$44,064
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,814
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,614

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,340
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,450
Median House Value$318,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
German12.6%
Irish12.2%
Italian11.3%
English10.1%
Polish5.4%
Russian5.1%
French Except Basque3%
West Indian2.8%
Scottish2.1%
Haitian1.9%
Hungarian1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Swedish1.1%
African1%
Greek1%
Canadian1%
Jamaican0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Turkish0.4%
South African0.4%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Palm Beach Gardens Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33418, 33410, 33408, 33412, 33403
P.O. Box Zip Codes33420
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.87
Approximate Longitude-80.17

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)

StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp57 to 75 F
Apr Temp65 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches
StationCANAL POINT USDA
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance40.8 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Juno Beach3,384$112,375
Lake Park8,457$51,555
Mangonia Park2,044$36,023
North Palm Beach12,581$81,941
Palm Beach Shores1,157$75,833
Riviera Beach33,683$45,048

Palm Beach Gardens Hospitals

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
(Proprietary)
3360 Burns Rd
(561) 622-1411

Palm Beach Gardens Public Schools

Gardens School Of Technology Arts Inc
9153 Roan Ln
ZIP: 33403
(561) 290-7661
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Howell L. Watkins Middle School
9480 Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 33403
(561) 776-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 835
Allamanda Elementary School
10300 Allamanda Dr
ZIP: 33410
(561) 803-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Bright Futures Academy
10350 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 33410
(561) 253-7504
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Igeneration Empowerment Academy Of Riviera Beach
3970 W Rca Blvd
ZIP: 33410
(561) 420-0614
Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School
10060 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 33410
(561) 366-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Palm Beach Gardens High Adult Education Center
4245 Holly Dr
ZIP: 33410
(561) 775-7268
Other
Palm Beach Gardens High School
4245 Holly Dr
ZIP: 33410
(561) 694-7300
High
Total Enrollment 2635
William T. Dwyer High School
13601 N Military Trl
ZIP: 33410
(561) 625-7800
High
Total Enrollment 2037
Franklin Academy Charter C
5651 Hood Rd
ZIP: 33418
(561) 348-2525
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Franklin Academy Charter D
5651 Hood Rd
ZIP: 33418
(561) 348-2525
Middle
Total Enrollment 158
Marsh Pointe Elementary
12649 Ibiiza Dr
ZIP: 33418
(561) 366-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 936
Timber Trace Elementary School
5200 117th Ct N
ZIP: 33418
(561) 366-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 857
Watson B. Duncan Middle School
5150 117th Ct N
ZIP: 33418
(561) 776-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1268

Palm Beach Gardens Private Schools

Church In The Gardens Preschool
3937 Holly Dr
ZIP: 33410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Mark's Episcopal School
3395 Burns Rd
ZIP: 33410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 361
The Weiss School
4176 Burns Rd
ZIP: 33410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
Trinity Christian School Of Palm Beach Gardens
9625 N Military Trl
ZIP: 33410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 127
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