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Boca Raton

Boca Raton

Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida that was incorporated in May 1925. In terms of both population and land area, Boca Raton is the largest city between West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach, in Broward County. Boca Raton is known for its affluent social community and high income demographic. Initially inspired by Addison Mizner, many buildings in the area have Mediterranean and Spanish architectural themes. Boca Raton has a strict development code, including the size and types of commercial buildings, building signs and advertisements which may be erected within the city limits. The strict development code has resulted in several major thoroughfares without large signs or advertisements in the traveler’s view and has been replaced with significant landscaping in its place.

According to Forbes, Boca Raton has three of the ten most expensive gated communities in the U.S. The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club holds the #1 spot, The Sanctuary is #6, and Le Lac takes the #8 spot. There are many large planned developments in the area, including gated communities, and a number of golf courses. There are a number of affluent communities including Boca Del Mar, The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, Boca Pointe, Avalon at Boca Raton, Boca Falls, Boca Winds, Cimarron, Hamptons at Boca Raton, Mission Bay, Loggers’ Run, Le Lac, The Sanctuary, The Polo Club Boca Raton, Sandalfoot Cove, and Whisper Walk.

 

Points of interest

  • Mizner Park
  • Boca Raton Airport
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Lynn University
  • Town Center at Boca Raton
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • National Cartoon Museum