North Palm Beach, Florida
North Palm Beach, Florida
|Village of North Palm Beach|
"The Best Place to Live Under the Sun"
Location of North Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||August 13, 1956|
|• Mayor||Darryl Aubrey|
|• Vice Mayor||Mark Mullinix|
|• Councilmembers||Deborah Searcy, Susan Bickel, and |
Council President Pro Tem David Norris
|• Village Manager||Andrew "Andy" Lukasik|
|• Village Clerk||Jessica Green|
|• Total||5.29 sq mi (13.70 km2)|
|• Land||3.27 sq mi (8.46 km2)|
|• Water||2.02 sq mi (5.24 km2)|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||4,020.52/sq mi (1,552.52/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
33403, 33408, 33410
|GNIS feature ID||0287845|
|Website||Village of North Palm Beach|
North Palm Beach is an incorporated village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 12,015 at the 2010 census. The village won an award from the National Association of Home Builders as best planned community of 1956. The North Palm Beach Country Club is home to a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.
In 1954 for $5.5 million John D. MacArthur bought 2,600 acres (11 km2) of land in northern Palm Beach County that had been owned originally by Harry Seymour Kelsey and later by Sir Harry Oakes. The land included most of today's North Palm Beach as well as Lake Park, Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach Shores. MacArthur then began developing what is now North Palm Beach, which sat on former mangrove swamps and farm land. The area was punctuated only by Monet Road and Johnson Dairy Road to the north and south and US 1 and Prosperity Farms Road to the east and west.
Full-scale development and incorporation as a village occurred nearly simultaneously in 1956, with extensive dredging creating waterfront cul-de-sacs, and the development of a new east-west artery, Lighthouse Drive, connecting Old Dixie Highway and the newly aligned US 1. US 1 was widened and became the main office and civic corridor. Sir Harry Oakes' castle-like home on US 1 became the clubhouse for the North Palm Beach Country Club, which is located on the village island surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway reached by three bridges Lighthouse Drive bridge to the West, the Earmon River bridge to the south, and the Parker drawbridge to the north.
In 1958-1959, North Palm Beach elected Walter E. Thomas, Jr. as its first Mayor. Walter and his wife Jackie and four children (Ted, Larry, Jim, and Pam) were the 55th family to move into the Village, arriving in 1957.
The North Palm Beach Country Club is publicly owned by the Village of North Palm Beach and is open to the general public seven days a week. Initially opened in 1963, the clubhouse was the hub of social activity and significant life events for generations until it was demolished in 2018. In 2019, Jack Nicklaus (a village resident) redesigned the prestigious Signature golf course, featuring elevation changes (rarely found in South Florida) along with rolling fairways and undulated well-bunkered greens. The Country Club also offers a pool, splash pad, and ten lighted Har-Tru tennis courts. Membership is not required to enjoy any of the clubhouse amenities. To further serve the community, a restaurant (called “Farmer’s Table”) is situated inside the new clubhouse, offering responsibly-sourced food to enjoy, as well as entertainment and frequent fun events.
North Palm Beach is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km2), of which 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (38.62%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|North Palm Beach Demographics|
|2010 Census||North Palm Beach||Palm Beach County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||-0.4%||+16.7%||+17.6%|
|Population density||3,347.8/sq mi||670.2/sq mi||350.6/sq mi|
|White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)||93.3%||73.5%||75.0%|
|(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)||87.8%||60.1%||57.9%|
|Black or African-American||2.7%||17.3%||16.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||6.9%||19.0%||22.5%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.1%||0.5%||0.4%|
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian||0.0%||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or more races (Multiracial)||1.3%||2.3%||2.5%|
|Some Other Race||0.9%||3.9%||3.6%|
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,710 households, out of which 21.0% were vacant. In 2000, 15.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.9% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.63.
In 2000, the population was spread out, with 14.0% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the village was $60,738, and the median income for a family was $82,713. Males had a median income of $53,061 versus $34,024 for females. The per capita income for the village was $45,524.
As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 92.78% of all residents, while Spanish consisted of 3.91%, French was at 1.32%, German made up 0.92%, Italian 0.66%, and Greek was the mother tongue of 0.39% of the population.
- Florida Power & Light Office (contains a historical museum)
- John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located nearby.
- Parker Bridge
The North Palm Beach Library services the village. The village library opened on Saturday, October 4, 1969, at 303 Anchorage Drive. The North Palm Beach Public Library provides programs throughout the year including; story-time, author lectures, genealogy group meetings, book club discussions and other special events.
- Jeff Atwater - Chief Financial Officer of Florida
- Gardner Dickinson - PGA golfer
- Mike Douglas - Famous American entertainer
- Ryan Klesko - Retired Major League Baseball first baseman
- Tom Lewis - U.S. Representative (1983–1995)
- Jack Nicklaus - Golf legend and course architect
- Elin Nordegren - Swedish former model and the ex-wife of golfer Tiger Woods
- Sir Harry Oakes - early developer of the area
- Chris Cline - Coal mining billionaire - Regarded by Bloomberg as New King Coal,
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- Lippert, John (October 12, 2010). "New King Coal". Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
Chris Cline became a billionaire by betting on a dirty fuel the world can’t get enough of. With maps of 675 square miles of his Illinois mines before him, Chris Cline recalls the moment he knew the coal in those mines would be worth billions of dollars.
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