Revered for its thriving sugarcane fields, vegetable crops, moss-draped oaks, and tropical landscapes, Belle Glade also inherited the slogan, “Her Soil is Her Fortune.” The land is rich with black soil and vast waterways—a perfect setting for agriculture to thrive. Belle Glade offers a great education for school-age kids, convenient shopping, plus area work opportunities.
Nearby, Lake Okeechobee is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the U.S. and is part of a 152-mile boating passage where you’ll find many venues for swimming, boating, and fishing. Lake Okeechobee is a big draw for anglers. Some even call it the “Bass Fishing Capital of America” (there’s also bluegill fishing and more).
Be sure to explore Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail! This 109-mile pathway is heaven for hikers, bikers, even horseback riders along the lake rim. Catch crimson sunsets and savor the slower-paced side of The Palm Beaches.
Set along the western edge of The Palm Beaches and near the southern banks of Lake Okeechobee, Florida State Road 80, U.S. 27, and U.S. 98 offer easy transportation to South Bay, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale.