Community Profile

About South Bay, Florida

In the heart of South Florida, two major roads, East-West State Road 80 and North-South U.S. 27 intersect. At this crossroads, near the southern bank of Lake Okeechobee, is the City of South Bay. Rich black soil and the lakes vast waters make South Bay a haven for agriculture and recreation. With available labor, low taxes, willing government, and strong infrastructure, the City is well suited for virtually any industry -- from distribution to manufacturing to tourism and recreation.

Located in Western Palm Beach County, South Bay has maintained its small town appeal in one of the nation's booming areas. From 1980 to 1990, Palm Beach County increased in population by an average of five percent a year, ranking it as the third fastest growing major metropolitan area in the U.S. during the decade.

While the current estimates place South Bay's population in the incorporated city limits at more than 4,000 people, surrounding areas increase the population figures to 54,000 people in a 25-mile radius and more than 1.4 million in a 50-mile radius. Residents and businesses in South Bay have the best of both worlds-a quaint rural town near big city amenities.