Where is the Acreage Exactly?
The Acreage is a loosely defined area within Palm Beach County, Florida.
It has been known, variously, as Royal Palm Beach Colony, Royal Palm Beach Acreage, West Palm Beach Acreage, and Loxahatchee. Since the Acreage encompasses unincorporated areas of the county, it has no defined municipal borders. What area the Acreage actually covers is open to interpretation and defined by tradition. The 2010 U. S. Census used this area as the basis for its data of the "Acreage CDP":
The usual governmental services in the Acreage are administrated by a collection of entities (Palm Beach County Government, Indian Trail Improvement District, and Seminole Improvement District), thus adding to the area's identity crisis. Residents of the Acreage live in one of three different postal ZIP codes assigned to various segments of the community, the primary one being 33470:
The name, Loxhatchee, is commonly substituted for "the Acreage" by those living in that ZIP code, although the Loxahatchee ZIP code (33470) includes areas not generally considered part of the Acreage. In contrast, Acreage residents in the other two ZIP codes rarely say they live in Royal Palm Beach (33411) or Palm Beach Gardens (33412).
For another example of the dual personality of the area, consider the name and address of the local Publix super market. The store is formally known as "Publix @ the Acreage". Its address, however, is Loxahatchee.
For the purposes of this website, LifeInTheAcreage.com, we will loosely define the Acreage as the populated, unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County that are north and west of Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee Groves, south of Northlake Boulevard, and east of the farms and cane fields of the Glades.
Whatever we call it, the Acreage is an interesting and enjoyable place to live. You are invited to make LifeInTheAcreage.com your internet home for all things Acreage.