Livability Score

67
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities D+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
poco
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (6) A+
Drymension
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Lake Worth Community Stage
Theatre Arts
Museum of Lake Worth
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
stage
Theatre Arts
Lake Worth Drive-In
Cinema
Unknown Name
Attraction
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
Zoo
Cox Science Center and Aquarium
Aquarium
Food and Drink (12) D-
Igot's Martiki Bar
Bar
Propaganda
Bar
Unknown Name
Bar
Kilwins
Sweets
Luna Lounge
Bar
Havana Hideout
Bar
Checkers
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Mad Hatter
Bar
Kilwins Chocolates Lake Worth Beach
Sweets
Wendy's
Fast Food
Lake Worth Pier
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Pollo Trapical
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Fitness (2) F
Unknown Name
Gym
Gold Coast Gymnastics
Gym
South Olive Community Center
Community Centre
Gym
Gym
Groceries (2) F
Publix
Grocery Store
Supermercados el Bodegon #1
Grocery Store
Presidente Supermarket #7
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Fortune Cookie Oriental Supermarket
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Presidente Supermarket #38
Grocery Store
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Parks (6) F
Bryant Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sunset Ridge Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
R. G. Kreusler Park
Park
R C Kreusler Park
Park
Lake Worth Beach Park
Park
Northwest Park
Park
John Prince Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Lantana Sports Complex
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Play Ground
Playground
South Olive Park
Park
Greenbrier Park
Park
Greenbrier Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sago Palm Park
Park
Mary Brandon Park
Park
Lake Clarke Shores Town Hall Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Affron Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (9) A-
Unknown Name
Furniture
Unknown Name
Furniture
ZaSu Botuque
Clothing
Shear Kut
Hairdresser
Paws on the Avenue
Pets
Paws on the Ave
Pets
7 Days Food Mart
Convenience Store
Lake Avenue Jewelers
Fashion
M&T Food Mart
Convenience Store
Bookstore
Books
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Ross
Department Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Sunoco
Convenience Store
Lake Clarke Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Food Mart
Convenience Store
Exotic Sounds
Electronics
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Wawa
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 5.1% take public transportation in Lake Worth.
Public Transit Stops (1)
Stops & Stations
F
Lake Worth
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
5.1%
B
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Lake Worth is 98/100 - which is 1% higher than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime F

Lake Worth crime rates are 2,969 per 100k, which is 63% higher than Florida
Property Crime
2,276 crimes per 100k
D
Violent Crime
693 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in Lake Worth is $36,039 - which is 26% lower than Florida.
Med. Household Income
$36,039
F
Unemployment Rate
7.2%
F
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (3)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Lake Worth Police Department
Police
Lake Worth Beach Fire Department Station 91
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Palm Beach Fire Department South
Fire Station
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office District 9 Parks Enforcement
Police
Palm Beach Police Department - Beach Patrol
Police
Lantana Police Department
Police
Lantana - Lake Worth Health Center
Clinic
South Palm Beach Fire Department (closed)
Fire Station
Florida Highway Patrol Lantana District
Police
Lake Clarke Shores Police Department
Police
Flagler Square Medical Center
Clinic
JFK Medical Center
Hospital
Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches
Clinic
Dr. Manuel I. Cruces, DDS
Dentist
Donatelli Dentistry & Orthodontics
Dentist
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 35
Fire Station
Water's Edge Dermatology
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Atlantis Police Department
Police
Palm Beach County School District Police Department
Police
Lantana Police Department
Police
Lantana Fire Department Station 37
Fire Station
Manalapan Fire Department Station 38
Fire Station
Manalapan Police Department
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing B-

Lake Worth home prices are $151,500 - which is 9% lower than Florida
Home Price
$151,500
D+
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
C
Home Affordability
4.2x (home price to income ratio)
D
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schools C+

The Lake Worth graduation rate is 67% - which is 20% lower than Florida
School Test Scores
52%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
67%
F
Elementary Schools (24) A+
Academy For Positive Learning
Sacred Heart School
Highland Elementary School
North Grade Elementary School
Lake Worth High Adult Education Center
South Grade Elementary School
Unity For Kids School
Lake Worth Community Middle
South Area Secondary Intensive Transition Program
Barton Elementary School
Florida Futures Academy South Campus
St Luke Catholic School
Palm Beach School For Autism
South Olive Elementary School
Northern Private School
Forest Hill High Adult Education
Palm Beach Maritime Academy
Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches
Lantana Elementary School
Somerset Academy Jfk Charter School
Palm Springs Elementary School
Lantana Middle School
Lantana Middle Adult Education Center
Palmetto Elementary School
Secondary Adult And Community Ed
High Schools (8) A+
Acceleration Academy
Lake Worth High School
Dibacco School
Unity For Kids School
South Area Secondary Intensive Transition Program
Mavericks High School At Palm Springs
Palm Beach School For Autism
Forest Hill Community High School
G-Star School Of The Arts
Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches
Palm Beach Maritime Academy High School
Ese Other Teaching Services
Kentwood Preparatory School
Ed Venture Charter School
Slam Academy High School Palm Beach
Toussaint L'Ouverture High
John I. Leonard High School
Greenacres Christian Academy
Matlock Academy
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ratings F

Lake Worth has an overall rating of 43% from 14 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (11)
From AreaVibes
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Rising Costs and Rampant Crime 1.5 rating By voxpopuli ( Aug 28, 2018) Lake Worth is becoming less livable, as local government works hand-in-hand with their developer chums to "gentrify" the city, driving many locals out due to rising rents and unsustainable living costs.Meanwhile, the illegal/homeless/criminal elements of the city thrive. The Palm ...Read More Beach County Sheriffs circle overhead in helicopters on a nightly basis, gunshots can be heard at all hours of the night, hypodermic needles and trash fill the streets, which are occupied 24/7 by prostitutes and vagrants.Despite a lot of parades, events, festivals and attempts to "Keep Lake Worth Weird" (which incidentally, predominantly take place on only two heavily-patrolled streets), the city seems to be unable to figure out that you don't start renovating the house until after you've rid it of it's pests.Did I mention all the shops on those two streets are packing up because they can't pay rent? The cost of living is starting to outpace the income levels of the people who live there, and entire rows of historical homes are being demolished to make parking lots for a faux condo culture that cannot sustain itself long-term.Welcome to Lake Worthless. Read Less
Bread and Circuses... and Crime. Lots and Lots of Crime 1 rating By voxpopuli ( Jun 10, 2018) Lake Worth represents what happens when you attempt to solve a problem by throwing money and flash at it, without addressing the real issue at hand.Much like trying to fix an overflowing toilet by installing an artsy sink fixture and painting the walls, the City of Lake Worth ove ...Read More rlooks the massive illegal population (and with it, organized crime such as MS13), the roving bands of bums and "stab you for five bucks" rehab washouts, prostitution and scores of sexual assaults by painting buildings, throwing in a condo and adding a new parade or two.If you're perpetually drinking booze, gorging on food and engaging in hipster fare, you'll love Lake and Lucerne Avenues (known locally as LuLa, much in the uncreative tradition of 21st-century gentrification). Step over past Dixie or Federal, however (especially at night), and you run a 1/70 chance of being robbed, raped or attacked on any given evening, whether you realize it or not.The area can be a bit misleading: charming homes on one block, slums on the next. Your typical South Florida townhouses for fifty yards followed by wild chickens and heroin needles littering a barrio-esque scene for the following fifty. You never know what you'll get and you'll likely pay out the wazoo for both. Housing is getting more expensive, yet the criminal elements have no issues footing the bill, especially with all the stolen items changing hands in the area.Helicopters fly over almost nightly, with their spotlights searching for suspects. Gunshots ring out in the night and early mornings. The utilities get power outages often enough to be annoying and, during bad weather, looting and 7-10 day blackouts are a thing. Don't roll in the grass in Bryant Park before checking for needles. Hell, don't roll around in your yard before checking. The town is soft on its population of bums, many of whom more or less make a living out of being, well, bums. For the sake of being "progressive," many a blind eye is turned to many an inconvenient truth.Wanna go to the beach? Go ahead! Will you be able to swim in the water? That depends on the day, it seems.LW tries real hard to pretend it is moving up in the world like the heavily-gentrified towns of Delray or Boynton beach, but it'll never be much more than Riviera Beach's slightly more attractive sister. Read Less
Lake Worth, A Forgettable Miami Suburb 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) I was living in Lake Worth a while back but eventually moved out of state. Lake Worth itself has some attractive areas and beautiful weather, but there are a few things the city needs to improve to really win over people looking to move there.

Houses prices in Lake Worth are che
...Read More ap, but that's because the crime is very high and the jobs don't pay well. Naturally, that drives down demand. The school system also leaves a lot to be desired to keep that in mind if you have children or will soon.

What Lake Worth does have though, is a lot of places to go shopping. There are more cafes and bars than I can shake a stick at and most of them are pretty good. There's no shortage of grocery stores and other little boutique stores either. The best area in Lake Worth is undoubtedly the beach though. Even in the winter, it's warm enough to go for a swim, and the summers are just perfect. Read Less
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Lake Worth, A Forgettable Miami Suburb 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) I was living in Lake Worth a while back but eventually moved out of state. Lake Worth itself has some attractive areas and beautiful weather, but there are a few things the city needs to improve to really win over people looking to move there.

Houses prices in Lake Worth are che
...Read More ap, but that's because the crime is very high and the jobs don't pay well. Naturally, that drives down demand. The school system also leaves a lot to be desired to keep that in mind if you have children or will soon.

What Lake Worth does have though, is a lot of places to go shopping. There are more cafes and bars than I can shake a stick at and most of them are pretty good. There's no shortage of grocery stores and other little boutique stores either. The best area in Lake Worth is undoubtedly the beach though. Even in the winter, it's warm enough to go for a swim, and the summers are just perfect. Read Less

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D+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Lake Worth? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Bryant Park
Unknown Name
Sunset Ridge Park
Unknown Name
R. G. Kreusler Park
R C Kreusler Park
Lake Worth Beach Park
Northwest Park

Entertainment

Drymension
Unknown Name
Lake Worth Community Stage
Museum of Lake Worth
Unknown Name
stage
Lake Worth Drive-In
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Igot's Martiki Bar
Propaganda
Unknown Name
Kilwins
Luna Lounge
Havana Hideout
Checkers
Dunkin' Donuts

D- Commute

Is public transit available in Lake Worth? Of all people who commute, 5.1% take public transportation in Lake Worth.
Drive to Work
64%

13% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
5%

equal to the US average

Walk to Work
1%

1% lower than the US average

B+ Health & Safety

Is Lake Worth a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walgreens

Doctors

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