Palm Beach Gardens was incorporated in 1959 by wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur. On March 20th of that year, he announced plans to develop 4,000 acres and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice of Palm Beach City was denied. He had a plan for a “garden city” so he altered the name slightly. MacArthur envisioned the city streets lined with trees and flowers. Millions of dollars were wisely invested to create a community with hundreds of waterways, rolling terrain, magnificent mature pine and shade trees, and rich foliage. Because Mr. MacArthur was a lover of trees and Mother Nature, he instructed that city streets and construction go around trees that had been growing there for many years. This made for an expensive proposition but he wanted to build a city that was entirely new and unblemished.
Since the arrival of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, in 1965, the city has billed itself as the Golf Capital of the World. Several PGA tournaments were hosted in Palm Beach Gardens in 1971. In 1999, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation sold approximately 5,000 acres in the City of Palm Beach Gardens. This land was developed quickly and there is much new growth in the city.
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