Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida which takes its name from the body of water along its eastern border, originally called "Lake Worth", and now generally known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. The lake itself was named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the las part of the Second Seminole War. The city is included in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, which is home to approximately 5,563,857 people, with approximately 34,910. in Lake Worth.
Lake Worth bills itself as "Where the Tropics Begin". Many tropical plants grow in the city. Although the incorporated city of Lake Worth is small in geographically, as in common in Palm Beach County, a large unincorporated urbanized area with a Lake Worth postal address lies to the west of the city, and includes the census-designated place of Lake Worth Corridor.
Lake Worth's downtown area has distinct character and is a regular destination for both tourist and residents of South Florida. It is distinguished by the fact that it has two main streets, Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue, and by the fact that most of its downtown buildings are historic and almost all of them are either one or two stories tall. Downtown Lake Worth is home to the Lake Worth Playhouse and the Lake Worth Historical Museum. Yearly festivals attract thousands of people The largest Oktoberfest in South Florida is held every October just outside the city on Lantan Road. The city hold a semi-weekly celebration called "Evenings on the Avenue" which takes place in the Cultural Plaza, next to the City Hall Annex.
The City has a vibrant religious community, along with the distinction of having the largest freestanding cross in Florida residing within the city. Completed in December 2009 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, the cross received international attention upon its completion.
And, a substantial portion of the 1981 movie, Body Heat, starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner, was filmed in downtown Lake Worth.
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