Lake Worth

Ranked in the 28th percentile

Lake Worth

  • Lake Worth is ranked #814 in Florida
  • Lake Worth is ranked #20,832 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lake Worth, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Side, West Palm Beach812.86,777
Flamingo Park, West Palm Beach795.2998
El Cid, West Palm Beach785728
Sunshine Park, West Palm Beach775348
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
River Walk, West Palm Beach769.1916
Northwood Pines, West Palm Beach758.4978
Downtown, West Palm Beach746.11,486
Southland Park, West Palm Beach734.5942

Best Cities Near Lake Worth, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cabana Colony, FL8616.42,578
South Palm Beach, FL852.31,309
Coconut Creek, FL8524.857,731
Hillsboro Beach, FL8523.41,467
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Clarke Shores, FL852.13,517
Hypoluxo, FL843.72,689
North Palm Beach, FL8413.912,581
Lazy Lake, FL8432.534
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Bread and Circuses... and Crime. Lots and Lots of Crime

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 overlooks 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.
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Source: The Lake Worth, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).