It is situated about 43 miles to the north of Miami and serves as one of the major cities of the Miami Metropolitan Area.
Originally, an area named Boca de Ratones was mapped as an inlet along the Biscayne Bay of Miami during the 18th century. However by the start of the 19th century, the area was mistakenly transferred on its current location as the Boca Ratones Lagoon. The name Boca de Ratones translates to a shallow inlet with sharp-pointed rocks.
The area was first inhabited by the Tequesta tribes who were eventually sent away by the Spanish and British people. The area was developed as a result of the 1920 Florida land boom brought about by the construction of the Florida East Coast Railroad.
The town was envisioned to become a resort town, with Addison Mizner spearheading the construction of many mansions and resort hotels in the community.
Today, Boca Raton is a booming city with a host of commercial establishments and entertainment venues.
Residents of Boca Raton have access to a number of aviation centers. Boca Raton Airport is a general airport located next to the I-95 and the Florida Atlantic University. Near the city are the Palm Beach International Airport at West Palm Beach and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at Dania Beach.
Residents can explore the community and nearby cities via the Tri-Rail at Boca Raton Station at Yamato Road. Bus service is provided by the Palm Tran.
Boca Raton has many entertainment avenues that residents can explore.
At the downtown area of Boca Raton is the Mizner Park where many locals and tourists convene during early morning and late afternoons. The upscale shopping center of Town Center Mall is the West Boca Raton has many boutique shops and signature labels that residents often visit.
Other places to visit National Cartoon Museum, Aiken House, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Sugar Sand Park, South Inlet Park and Red Reef Park.
Boca Raton Real Estate
Properties in Boca Raton follow a Mediterranean Revival or Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style. Many of the homes in the neighborhood have waterfront views. Greater Boca Raton includes neighborhoods in West Boca Raton and Central Boca Raton that are not within the city limits.
- Boca Del Mar
- Boca Pointe
- Hamptons at Boca Raton
- Logger’s Run
- Mission Bay
- Pearl City
- Sandalfoot Cove
- Whisper’s Walk
- Boca Teeca
- Preston at Century Village Condo
- Quail Hollow
- Sandalfoot South
- Tierra Del Mar
- Whitehall Condo