Loxahatchee Groves is the oldest community in Central Palm Beach County, dating its history to a turn-of-the-century citrus operation. It is unique for its lack of tract houses, golf courses, chain restaurants or other hallmarks of suburban South Florida.
The Town of Loxahatchee Groves became Palm Beach County’s youngest municipality with its incorporation in 2006. The Town Council consists of 5 council members led by a mayor and vice mayor. The ability to control and have a meaningful voice in determining the future use of the undeveloped properties within its historic boundaries was the key issue that drove the incorporation issue.
The town operates on a “Government Lite” and contract form of government, enabling the town to deliver services to the community in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
A mixture of 5- and 10-acre lots, Loxahatchee Groves is home to approximately 4,000 residents. Nurseries are prevalent and represent the community’s top industry. Many residents keep livestock and run home-based businesses. Loxahatchee Groves also has a strong equestrian community.