Royal Palm Beach is a village in southeast Florida, located in Palm Beach County. The population was measured at 31,864 in the 2008 according to the US Census Bureau. The Village of Royal Palm Beach is the only land locked municipality in Palm Beach County with “beach” in its name, being approximately fifteen miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean .
Royal Palm Beach is known for its many parks and acquired 190 acres to create a master central park and development of 25 preserved acres into a passive bird watching and nature park.
Incorporated in June 18, 1959, Royal Palm Beach has grown from a mosquito infested swamp into a thriving village of nearly 32,000 residents.
It was not until the 1950s, when Philadelphia supermarket magnates Sam and Hattie Friedland purchased 65,000 acres for approximately $1.25 million in what is now the Royal Palm Beach village and Acreage areas. The Friedlands subsequently sold their land to Miami developer Arthur Desser, founder of Lefcourt Realty Group. About 4,200 acres were earmarked for Desser’s Royal Palm Beach development.
It was Desser’s vision that spurred the initial development of the Village of Royal Palm Beach. A massive drainage project ensued and in 1959, the state legislature granted a charter which named the development Royal Palm Beach. The seeming inappropriateness of that name is thanks to Desser, a multi-millionaire much taken with the posh Town of Palm Beach miles east of his fledgling development.
On June 30, 1959, with Seminole tribe officials on hand for the festivities, and to renounce all former claims to the land, a groundbreaking ceremony was held. Royal Palm Beach was on its way. Engineering began for the village’s myriad waterways and a basic system of roads. A sales/recreational center was built with a motel facility in the area now occupied by the Royal Inn, and two bedroom, one-bath model homes were erected starting at $8,250.
Arthur Desser’s dream of a “nouveau” Palm Beach were short lived, however, with the bankruptcy of Lefcourt in 1961. His interest was bought out by Friedland who then established Royal Palm Beach Colony Inc. to continue village development. A grocery store magnate with no experience in the housing market, Friedland nonetheless was a savvy businessman who put together a team of professionals who set up a comprehensive land sales/development/building enterprise. With the late Herbert Kaplan as CEO of Royal Palm Beach Colony, Inc., the company and the town grew steadily, first in the original “Colony” section of floral named streets east and west of the southern end of Royal Palm Beach Boulevard, and then into the Willows and LaMancha subdivisions, east of Royal Palm Beach Boulevard
In 1990, Royal Palm Beach was named as a Tree City USA. Its entire area is designated as a bird sanctuary.
An arrest can happen anywhere, even in a family oriented, Tree City, village like Royal Palm Beach where the Crime Risk Factor is slightly higher than the national average. If you or someone you care about has been arrested or is being investigated by the Royal Palm Beach Police Department, contact our office immediately.
Our office handles all traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases including DUI and Drug Cases, including serious Drug Cases for trafficking, possession with intent, and cultivation.
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