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Boca Raton Real Estate – About Boca Raton

Posted by Friis on December 17, 2018 | | 0


If you are looking to purchase luxury property in South Florida, Boca Raton Real Estate must be the first market to explore. Boca Raton is the southernmost city in Palm Beach County. It has a total area of 29 sqm with beautifully landscaped streets and a total population of 84,392 residents. This population fluctuates seasonally with an increase of almost 20% every year.

Boca Raton: Early History

The tropical climate with an average of 76 F is perfect to enjoy the two-mile stretch of lifeguard-protected beaches. This pristine beach area, isolated and serene, provides a recreational use for the thousands who wish to spend time at the ocean. Although most beach visitors enjoy swimming and beach lounging, provisions are also available for volleyball games, along with recommended areas for canoe/kayak launching, surfing and snorkeling.

The city's early history starts with several investors interested in turning Boca Raton into a resort town. Most famously, Addison Mizner had several projects for resorts and mansions in the area. The city of Boca Raton was originally occupied by the Tequesta tribe, a Native American tribe that was later cleared from the area by the Spanish and the British. The first significant settlement was established in 1895 in the area south of what is now the Palmetto Park Road Bridge.

Around 1904 Japanese farmers of the Yamato Colony converted the land west of Boca Raton into pineapple plantations. The plantation's didn’t last long due to a blight that destroyed much of their crops. By the 1920’s most colonists had returned to Japan. The Japanese heritage survived with the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens and the name of NW 51st Street named Yamato Road.

Boca Raton Real Estate Expansion

It was around this time that the first Boca Raton real estate boom attracted investors turning the city into a resort town. The attention of a group of investors headed by renowned architect Addison Mizner worked on several projects for hotels and mansions in the area. It is Mizner's trademark pink tints and architectural style that still dominate architecture throughout the city.

Mizner first constructed the Administrative Buildings and a small hotel to house interested investors. His Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn was built in 1926, later renamed the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and is one of the only "5 stars" hotels located in Florida. The 1969 addition of its "pink tower" hotel building is visible from miles away as a towering monument on the Intracoastal Waterway.

During World War II much of the land on West Boca was confiscated by the military to be used as the site of the Boca Raton Army Air Force Base. The facility was later donated to Palm Beach County and later became the campus of Florida Atlantic University. After the end of the war, the region expanded under the influence of the construction of IBM’s main complex. The noteworthy IT Company influenced the expansion of I-95 into Southern Florida leading the suburban development of the town.

Current Boca Raton Real Estate Market

As development continued in the 1980’s and 1990’s Boca Raton solidified its position at a premier resort town in South Florida. The Boca Raton Real Estate market features a wide variety of luxury homes. The offerings include lavish waterfront homes in the estate section and Mizner-style enclaves. Including oceanfront condominiums and country club communities. Properties on the Intracoastal with deep-water dockage for boats and yachts are also available.

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  1. 5 beds,  7.2 baths
    9,616 sqft   lot 21,539 sqft
    MLS RX-10488462
  2. Photo of 2361 W Silver Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10488062)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,284 sqft   lot 11,452 sqft
    MLS RX-10488062
  3. Photo of 2379 W Silver Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10488061)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,284 sqft   lot 11,456 sqft
    MLS RX-10488061
  4. Photo of 6005 Le Lac Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10487779)
    6 beds,  6.3 baths
    11,182 sqft   lot 3.83 ac
    MLS RX-10487779
  5. Photo of 631 Golden Harbour Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10487413)
    5 beds,  5.1 baths
    4,816 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    MLS RX-10487413
  6. Photo of 5235 Princeton Way, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10487412)
    6 beds,  6.2 baths
    8,787 sqft  
    MLS RX-10487412
  7. Photo of 800 NE Harbour Dr Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (MLS # RX-10487236)
    5 beds,  4.2 baths
    6,151 sqft   lot 13,890 sqft
    MLS RX-10487236
  8. 5 beds,  5.2 baths
    7,078 sqft   lot 32,000 sqft
    MLS RX-10486759
  9. Photo of 382 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10486665)
    5 beds,  5 baths
    4,596 sqft   lot 16,291 sqft
    MLS RX-10486665
  10. Photo of 9244 Este Lago Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10486516)
    6 beds,  6.2 baths
    7,646 sqft  
    MLS RX-10486516
  11. 6 beds,  7.2 baths
    9,571 sqft   lot 17,899 sqft
    MLS RX-10485692
  12. Photo of 749 Bamboo Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10485613)
    5 beds,  4 baths
    3,267 sqft   lot 11,295 sqft
    MLS RX-10485613
  13. Photo of 17661 Scarsdale Way, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10484751)
    5 beds,  6.2 baths
    6,300 sqft   lot 18,948 sqft
    MLS RX-10484751
  14. 4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,450 sqft   lot 14,728 sqft
    MLS RX-10484501
  15. Photo of 6011 Le Lac Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10484477)
    7 beds,  10.9 baths
    27,832 sqft   lot 6.38 ac
    MLS RX-10484477
  16. Photo of 8812 Twin Lake Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10484256)
    7 beds,  8.3 baths
    10,969 sqft   lot 1.07 ac
    MLS RX-10484256
  17. Photo of 2280 W Silver Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10484026)
    6 beds,  5.2 baths
    6,792 sqft   lot 12,786 sqft
    MLS RX-10484026
  18. Photo of 231 Thatch Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10483862)
    5 beds,  4.2 baths
    7,009 sqft   lot 21,561 sqft
    MLS RX-10483862
  19. Photo of 17902 Foxborough Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10483027)
    4 beds,  6.1 baths
    5,612 sqft   lot 13,980 sqft
    MLS RX-10483027
  20. 5 beds,  7.1 baths
    6,833 sqft   lot 9,349 sqft
    MLS RX-10482871
  21. Photo of 812 Glouchester Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (MLS # RX-10482451)
    5 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,589 sqft   lot 9,000 sqft
    MLS RX-10482451
  22. Photo of 2350 Cherry Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10481805)
    5 beds,  6.2 baths
    6,880 sqft   lot 13,733 sqft
    MLS RX-10481805
  23. Photo of 1323 Fan Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10481791)
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    5,177 sqft   lot 15,582 sqft
    MLS RX-10481791
  24. Photo of 1121 Marble Way, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10481016)
    5 beds,  5.1 baths
    4,219 sqft   lot 11,430 sqft
    MLS RX-10481016
  25. Photo of 1000 S Ocean Boulevard #308, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10481006)
    3 beds,  3.1 baths
    3,405 sqft  
    MLS RX-10481006
  26. Photo of 17689 Scarsdale Way, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10480691)
    4 beds,  6.2 baths
    6,350 sqft   lot 14,700 sqft
    MLS RX-10480691
  27. Photo of 8495 Twin Lake Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10480166)
    6 beds,  7.1 baths
    8,161 sqft   lot 1.35 ac
    MLS RX-10480166
  28. Photo of 1101 Spanish River Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10479928)
    6 beds,  7.2 baths
    9,000 sqft   lot 42,329 sqft
    MLS RX-10479928
  29. Photo of 1099 Spanish River Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10479926)
    6 beds,  7.2 baths
    9,000 sqft   lot 25,330 sqft
    MLS RX-10479926
  30. Photo of 7677 Stonehaven Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10479170)
    5 beds,  7.1 baths
    7,180 sqft   lot 19,303 sqft
    MLS RX-10479170
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