Saturday, March 07, 2015


IMAGINE… a neighborhood that is family oriented, with safe streets and no through traffic, with flocks of green parrots nesting in the trees in an “Old Florida World” setting.  Such is the case in Lake Worth’s historic Parrot Cove.  The area borders on Lucerne Avenue on the south, a golf course on the east, the south side of 13th Avenue on the north and the east side of Federal on the west.  The single family homes date from the 1920’s heydays but the majority of residences were built during the 1950’s and 1960’s.  There is an eclectic mix of colorful homes, inns, and churches. The neighbohood is pet friendly.  Landscaping is lush and blooming.   Virtual tour.  On March 15th, come, attend and enjoy.

A non-profit neighborhood association was formed in April 2000 to provide information to the 600 homes in the neighborhood, on a wide range of issues and to meet neighbors.  General meetings are held at least six times a year.  Cost annually is $10 for an individual and $20 for a family.  Social Membership is available to those who do not live within the boundaries of Parrot Cove. The “Parrot in the Hood” parties for Association members are held in resident’s homes and block parties and private tours are also held.  There is a published newsletter, 6 times a year, delivered to residents’ doorsteps.
Every other year a major fundraiser is held with a Home and Garden tour, when residents’ open their homes to visitors.  This year’s tour will be held on Sunday, March 15, with visits to 9 homes, 3 gardens, 2 inns, a golf course clubhouse and 2 churches.  Purchased in advance at and several local stores and inns, tickets are $25.  If purchased after noon on March 13, tickets are $30.  Tour is held from 2 to 6 pm and starts at Believers’ Victory Church, 918 N. Lakeside Drive.  Check-in will open at 1:30 pm.  The money raised is used to improve the community and to give to local charities.  In spite of morning rain, in 2012 there were 420 participants.

Residents can walk to shops, restaurants and pubs, library, movie theatre, playhouse, post office, city hall, grocery stores, pharmacies, a municipal golf course on the water and ocean public access beach.

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