History of North Palm Beach


Visiting this village of almost 13,000 residents that is located in one of the most affluent and beautiful areas in Florida is a joy! The reason is because North Palm Beach is an incorporated village north of the extravagantly famous Palm Beach County, known worldwide as an exceptional luxury environment. North Palm Beach is equally exquisite and was awarded the Best Planned Community for its excellence in design.

Since this village was founded, many significant people have lived here including Jack Nicklaus, Mike Douglas, Jeff Atwater and Elin Nordegren, and though the summer population is always higher with tourists visiting the area, from 2010 to 2015 the population grew from 12,000 to 12,800! It appears more people are discovering this hidden treasure of a town.

Historic NPB was founded in 1954 by John D. MacArthur who paid $5.5 million for 2,600 acres of farmland and mangrove swamps. NPB was incorporated in 1956, so it is relatively young in historical age. This beautiful village extends from the beach across the intracoastal waterway to the mainland and offers an array of watersports with several yacht basins on the intracoastal waterway. The beach stretches 3.6 miles along the coast and for almost 300 days a year, Florida Sunshine does its thing.

In 2006, Jack Nikolas completed a stellar golf course that runs along the intracoastal, and this has been a huge drawing point for both tourists and residents alike. The village is filled with fantastic dining opportunities, two malls and other specialty stores for shopping. The construction of new homes and cul-de-sacs continue to be built along the river. For those who prefer the beach, condos are scattered along the coast in high rise buildings.

NPB is also very proud of their parks and recreation programs including Lakeside, Anchorage, and Osborne Parks. The residents come together to provide a sparkling clean environment for both the residents and voters, so volunteers have "clean-up days" on the beach and around historical sites. NPB is known as the "Best Place to Live Under the Sun."

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