Manalapan is a small and cozy beach side community in Palm Beach County, Florida. It is bordered on the north by the bridge, beach access road, and beach for the town of Lantana. On the west it is safely secured by the Intracoastal Waterway, known locally as Lake Worth Lagoon. At the southern end can be found the South Lake Worth Inlet, also called the Boynton Inlet. Last but not least is the Atlantic Ocean on the east. According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of approximately two and a half square miles, of this half a square mile is land and the rest is sparkling, clear water. Manalapan, additionally, has a rich and interesting history. United States President Benjamin Harrison granted George H. K. Carter a homestead in 1889 on the yet unnamed land. In 1931, the sparsely populated settlement was incorporated by Harold Stirling Vanderbilt as the Town of Manalapan, which is thought to be named after Manalapan Township, New Jersey. The U.S. presidential yacht Sequoia was auctioned at the La Coquille Club in Manalapan on March 25, 1977 during the Carter administration, for $270,000, as a symbolic cutback in Federal Government spending. Additionally, the popular tourist restaurant John G's moved to Manalapan in 2011 from its location in Lake Worth where it had been for over three decades. As of a recent poll, there were 167 households in the community, of which ten percent had children under the age of 18 living with them; sixty percent were married couples living together and twenty percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was approximately two persons. Notable people in the community include Don King and Yanni, a famous pianist. Life on the ocean in Manalapan is truly exquisite and is certainly worth a visit.