Things You Should Know
About Palm Beach County
1. We are getting new voting machines.
2. From May to September each year, guides from the Marinelife Center of Juno
Beach introduce newcomers to turtle watching as the giant sea turtles return
laying their eggs with 1000 nestings per mile.
3. The Florida Lottery has contributed more than 10.6 billion dollars for
education in Florida.
4. The Montreal Expos and the St. Louis Cardinal come to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter every March for their spring training. Roger Dean Stadium is the summer home of the Jupiter Hammerheads.
5. SunFest, Florida's largest music and art festival on the waterfront, is
held the first weekend in May on the Intracoastal in Downtown West Palm Beach
featuring an art show, musical entertainment on several stages and loads of
food and fun.
6. Palm Beach County's Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in
the United States, is considered to be the most productive bass and panfish
lake in the country.
7. The South Florida Fair is held for 17 days in January in West Palm Beach
featuring nationally-known entertainment, acres of livestock exhibits and a
8. The oldest lighthouse in Florida, built in 1860, is the Jupiter Lighthouse which is still used as a navigational aid.
9. There is no state income tax in Florida.
10. The Kravis Center and Mars Music Amphitheater offer year-round
entertainment from top-named performers.
11. Palm Beach County is recognized as Florida's Golf Capital. It's the home
of the Professional Golf Association and more than 145 golf courses.
12. Palm Beach County is the largest producer of sugar cane and sweet corn in the United States.
13. Palm Beach County has the third highest per capita personal income in the State of Florida.
14. Burt Reynolds doesn't live in Palm Beach County anymore, but Jimmy Buffett, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Jack Nicholas and Gary Player do!