Glen Ridge, Florida: Entire town is bird sanctuary

Glen Ridge, Florida

The picturesque town of Glen Ridge, Florida, is unique with a fascinating bird sanctuary. A small park, located near the northeast end of Glen Road, was donated by longtime resident Ester Flury and is now a children's playground.

The 100-acre Town of Glen Ridge, Florida, was developed in the 1940s and was incorporated in 1947. The town's name was inspired by its location on the bank of the West Palm Beach (C-51) Canal to the west. One of the smallest towns in Palm Beach County, Glen Ridge is predominately residential with a cluster of businesses on Southern Boulevard; The population of Glen Ridge was 276 at the 2000 census.

Toward the south is Palm Beach Stub Canal. The Town of Cloud Lake is east of Glen Ridge, Florida. Glen Ridge is west of I-95 from Southern Boulevard and directly south of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

- Information courtesy of Alice McLane, Mayor of Glen Ridge, and http://www.pbchistoryonline.org/page/glen-ridge

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