Incorporated as a city on September 29, 1922, Riviera Beach is a nautical city home to mostly African American citizens.
As a show of support to then President Barack Obama and fellow African American, a stretch of the Old Dixie Highway piercing its neighborhood was renamed as President Barack Obama Highway.
Riviera Beach was originally known as simply the Riviera, inspired by the French Riviera. The “beach” was added to its name in 1913 to denote its beachfront location.
Its boundaries include Silver Beach Road to the north, Lake Worth Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, North Congress Avenue to the south and the Haverhill Road to the west. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Lake Park to its north, Mangonia Park and Palm Beach Shores to its south and the West Palm Beach to its south and west area.
Majority of the Singer Island’s neighborhood is within the city limits of Riviera Beach, but its southern tip belongs to the Palm Beach Shores.
Riviera Beach Fire Rescue Department provide fire protection and emergency medical services to the residents of the city, while safety and law enforcement is provided by the Riviera Police Department.
The neighborhood is also served by the Palm Tran buses operated by the city of Palm Beach.
Riviera Beach is a waterfront community home to many parks along the beach including the Ocean Reef Park and the Phil Foster Park.
Avid golfers frequent the beautiful greens of the Lone Pine Golf Club, while water sports enthusiasts head out to the Rapids Water Park.
Riviera Beach is also home to Blue Heron Bridge, one of the top rated beach dive sites in the country.
The city also has its own Riviera Beach Marina near the Port of Palm Beach.