Lake Worth is known for dive bars, potholes and an anarchist former city commissioner who loudly calls Gov. Rick Scott a mildly obscene name to his face. Mansions? Not so much.
Yet there’s El Dub in 20th spot on the newly released Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report, in the category of $10 million-and-up home sales. Lake Worth’s six sales in 2015 ranked just behind tony La Jolla, California, and posh Vail, Colorado, and just ahead of tech hub Boston.
On further review, Coldwell Banker really meant Manalapan, which it considered part of Lake Worth. Manalapan saw a $33 million sale in September, a $22 million deal in January, a $15 million sale in April, a $13.8 million sale in September and a $10.6 million deal in June.
In less surprising findings, Coldwell Banker says Palm Beach ranked 11th with 13 sales (a total that seems a bit low — Palm Beach attorney Les Evans counted 18 sales over $10 million in the first nine months of 2015 alone).
Delray Beach and Wellington, with seven sales each, were just ahead of Lake Worth.