Of course, Royal Palm Beach has its own area attractions as well. Lion Country Safari, a drive-through safari reminiscent of an African sahara is located here and the Apoxee hiking trail, Winding Waters Natural Area, and Grassy Waters Preserve are all closeby. These environmental reprieves, along with the village’s open green spaces, are a nod to its indigenous roots. Even Royal Palm’s two golf courses take advantage of its natural habitats and preserves. Madison Green Country Club, a gated community, features a par-72 links course that is currently ranked as one of Florida’s top 20 golf courses by Golf Digest. A parkland style course, the Village Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach features a public, 18-hole championship course surrounded by palmetto, pine, and oak trees. Because of the golf club’s commitment to the ecosystem coastal terrain, wildlife such as small alligators, egrets, and sandhill cranes occasionally frequent the fairway.
Within the past 10 years, Christ Fellowship, a faith-based church based in Palm Beach Gardens, opened a campus in Royal Palm. Other places of worship include Connect Church, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, and Grace Fellowship. In 1986, two hospitals opened in the area: Palms West Hospital and Wellington Regional Medical Center. Palms West Hospital specializes in heart and vascular care, maternity and newborn care, orthopedic, critical care, and surgical services. In recent years, the hospital expanded its complex to include Palms West The Children’s Hospital at Palms West, a facility that provides exceptional pediatric care. Wellington Regional Medical Center offers robotic surgery, emergent treatment, comprehensive lung care, and more.
For leisure, residents enjoy spending time at one of the area’s numerous outdoor parks or attending a nearby equestrian event or polo match in Wellington. The Village of Royal Palm Beach offers a wide array of activities and recreational sports. Though fine dining restaurants abound in nearby West Palm Beach and Palm Beach island, locals often prefer eating at nearby establishments such as Shane’s Rib Shack, India Grill and Bar, Bangkok Jam Thai Cuisine, Tree’s Wings and Ribs, and Duffy’s Sports Grill on Southern Boulevard.
Originally a hunting ground for the Seminole Indians, Royal Palm Beach was not officially incorporated until 1959. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Seminole Indian Chiefs were on hand to officially deed the land. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, a marketing initiative helped propel the real estate boom, which continues to flourish today. In fact, many schools in Royal Palm Beach operate near full capacity, and new schools are being built to accommodate the village’s growth. Governed by the Palm Beach County School District, schools in Royal Palm Beach enjoy top ratings and accolades. Nearby private school options include The King’s Academy and Berean Christian.