Incorporated "on paper" in 1959 (with a population of just 1 in the 1960 census), founding father, John D. MacArthur (who also happened to own most of the land) had a grand plan for Palm Beach Gardens. The city, to be developed under his personal supervision, was set to encompass about 4,000 acres and include homes for 55,000 people. As a true nature lover, he invested millions of dollars in the creation of tree-lined streets, waterways, and rich foliage.
In 1964, MacArthur donated over $2,000,000 to help bring the headquarters for the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) to the area. The organization resided in what is now known as BallenIsles until the early 1970's when they relocated to their home in the PGA National Development.
Following MacArthur's "garden city" dream, Palm Beach Gardens has over a dozen golf courses, including some of the most magnificent country club and golf club living communities in Florida. Surrounding its 5 nationally renown golf courses, PGA National has over 35 distinct and unique communities of condominiums, townhomes, villas, and single family homes, all surrounded by the 5 star PGA National Resort and Spa. The more exclusive Old Palm, Frenchmans Creek, BallenIsles, Mirasol and Frenchmans Reserve communities featuring challenging courses and provide residents with resort-like services. Old Marsh and Eastpointe also offer country club living with beautiful homes and wonderful amenities.
Today, Palm Beach Gardens has a population of close to 50,000 and covers more than 55 square miles. It is home to the northern Palm Beach County campus of Palm Beach State College (and The Eissey Theater) which has an impressive array of year-around cultural events and a wide range of casual and fine dining restaurants. Stroll along the open air pedestrian only shopping mecca at “Downtown at the Gardens,” and for indoor shoppers there is the more upscale "Gardens Mall". For the art enthusiasts there is plenty of public art located throughout Palm Beach Gardens where you can find fine sculptures both indoors and out.
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