Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in Palm Beach County, is 9miles NW of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 72 miles N of Miami, Florida. It's known as an upscale residential community and has strict zoning laws and numerous gated communities. The municipality has been designated a "Tree City USA." The Art in Public Places ordinance has provided Palm Beach Gardens with a variety of noteworthy public artwork.
Before major development occurred, the area was known for cattle ranches, pine forests, and swamplands. John D. MacArthur purchased a large acreage and made plans to build a vast number of homes.
With over 30% of land mass dedicated to green space,recreation programs tailored for residents of all ages, an award-winning Art in Public Places program, a pro-active business climate that embraces innovation and an intrinsic understanding of the balance between social and economic conditions, Palm Beach Gardens is much more than the ultimate vacation spot.