From beaches to golf courses, world-class shopping to world-class art galleries, the planned community of Boca Raton has it all. The "crown jewel" of Palm Beach County, Boca — as the locals call it — is known for its stunning waterfront properties, luxurious homes, and all-around upscale vibe. But there's truly something for everyone in beautiful Boca, whether you're seeking a sprawling waterfront villa, a welcoming single-family home, or a modern condo with stunning views. Though Boca Raton is known as prestigious locale, homes are available in a range of prices and a variety of styles, with an emphasis on Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, especially in historic neighborhoods.
As Palm Beach County's southernmost city, Boca Raton proper is home to just over 90,000 residents, with about 200,000 more living in the Boca Raton metro-area. Though it's just 43 miles north of Miami, Boca Raton is a significant economic and cultural center in its own right and serves as a popular destination for those seeking fine dining, shopping, golf, and taking advantage of Boca's gorgeous beaches, thanks to the city's location on the Atlantic coast.
Among the don't-miss miles of pristine beaches in Boca, you'll find Red Reef Park, Spanish River Park and South Beach. All offer soft sand, water sports like kayaking, swimming and snorkeling, and lifeguard protection seven days a week, all year round. Between Red Reef and South Beach you'll find the Gumbo Limo Nature Center, the perfect place to take a stroll through the mangroves along the boardwalk, catch glimpses of resident sea turtles at the rehabilitation center, and explore a butterfly garden. For more outdoor fun, try out Boca Raton's many golf courses. With more than a dozen public and private options within a short distance, you'll find exclusive country clubs, executive and championship courses galore. Boca is truly a golfer's paradise.
After a day on the beach or the greens, head into town to enjoy Boca Raton's fine dining. There's a reason why the city is known for its eateries; here you'll find top-rated restaurants of all varieties, from fresh Atlantic seafood to casual cafés, as well as authentic Caribbean and Creole fare. Then there's the shopping. Boca Raton is a shopping destination and home to the largest mall in Palm Beach County (and the second largest in south Florida), Town Center. Other well-known shopping destinations include Boca Town Center, Mizner Park, and the many boutiques and galleries lining the streets of downtown.
As for cultural attractions, residents can take in a live show at the Wick Theater, the Mizner Park Amphitheater, the Willow Theatre, the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Performing Arts Center, or the Boca Ballet. For younger residents, cultural attractions include the Children's Science Explorium, the Boca Raton Children's Museum, and the Boca Express Train Museum. Other notable local historic and cultural destinations include the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, the Old Florestra Historic District, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Sports Immortals Museum. And speaking of sports, The Boca Raton Bowl hosts NCAA division college football at Florida Atlantic University's stadium.
The residents of Boca Raton enjoy an average income and education level that's much higher than the state average, as well as a booming housing market and a much lower crime rate than the national average. Unemployment rates are low, as well; Boca Raton is home to several large corporate headquarters, a research park, and regional health care providers. In addition, Florida Atlantic University is based in town. Add in high-performing local schools, both public and private, and it's easy to see why Boca Raton is such a desirable place to call home.
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