Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

related topics
{city, population, household}
{area, community, home}
{utc_offset, utc_offset_dst, timezone}
{city, large, area}
{school, student, university}
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{line, north, south}
{household, population, family}
{law, state, case}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{language, word, form}

Palm Beach Gardens is a city in Palm Beach County in the U.S. state of Florida. The city is in the center of a rapidly-developing area north of West Palm Beach in the northern part of the county and the South Florida metropolitan area. As of 2006, the population was estimated by the United States Census Bureau is 48,944. The city has relatively strict zoning laws and also a number of gated communities.



Palm Beach Gardens is located at 26°49′43″N 80°06′36″W / 26.828588°N 80.109965°W / 26.828588; -80.109965.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 144.9 km² (55.93 mi²). 144.85 km² (55.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.45%) is water.


Prior to development, the land that became Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests, as well as swampland further west. In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres (16 km²) and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice, Palm Beach City, was denied by the Florida Legislature, because of the similarity of the name to the nearby Palm Beach. MacArthur planned to build a "garden city" so he altered the name slightly. The city was incorporated as a "paper town" (meaning that it existed only on paper) in 1959. The 1960 Census recorded that the city officially had a population of one, apparently a squatter whom MacArthur had allowed to stay on his property.

Full article ▸

related documents
University City, Missouri
Madison Heights, Michigan
Fairfax, Virginia
Blaine, Minnesota
Maywood, California
Westbrook, Maine
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Takoma Park, Maryland
Surprise, Arizona
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Ontario, Oregon
Fife, Washington
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Cleburne, Texas
Palm Bay, Florida
Whitehouse, Texas
Westland, Michigan
Beaverton, Oregon
Lake Stevens, Washington
Acworth, Georgia
Beech Grove, Indiana
Harper Woods, Michigan
Irving, Texas
Catlettsburg, Kentucky
League City, Texas
Pflugerville, Texas
Grapevine, Texas
Decatur, Georgia
Overland, Missouri
Lawrenceville, Georgia