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Boca Raton Real Estate – About Boca Raton

Posted by Friis on October 15, 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. Photo of 749 Bamboo Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10469673)
    5 beds,  4 baths
    3,267 sqft   lot 11,294 sqft
    MLS RX-10469673
  2. Photo of 1281 Banyan Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10471813)
    7 beds,  8.1 baths
    5,652 sqft   lot 32,000 sqft
    MLS RX-10471813
  3. Photo of 6007 Le Lac Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10471608)
    3 beds,  5 baths
    4,909 sqft  
    MLS RX-10471608
  4. Photo of 1000 S Ocean Boulevard #303, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10471357)
    3 beds,  3 baths
    3,373 sqft   lot 2.20 ac
    MLS RX-10471357
  5. Photo of 950 Lago Mar Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (MLS # RX-10470813)
    5 beds,  7.2 baths
    7,304 sqft   lot 12,642 sqft
    MLS RX-10470813
  6. 7 beds,  7.3 baths
    10,718 sqft   lot 32,287 sqft
    MLS RX-10470709
  7. Photo of 7589 Fairmont Court, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10470100)
    5 beds,  6.2 baths
    5,982 sqft   lot 19,281 sqft
    MLS RX-10470100
  8. Photo of 298 W Key Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10469027)
    6 beds,  8.1 baths
    12,354 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    MLS RX-10469027
  9. Photo of 764 NE 33rd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (MLS # RX-10468582)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 10,346 sqft
    MLS RX-10468582
  10. Photo of 8419 Twin Lake Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10468546)
    7 beds,  8.1 baths
    9,746 sqft   lot 1.14 ac
    MLS RX-10468546
  11. Photo of 105 E Camino Real #501, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10467022)
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,674 sqft  
    MLS RX-10467022
  12. Photo of 105 E Camino Real #1005, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10467629)
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,146 sqft  
    MLS RX-10467629
  13. Photo of 550 SE 5th Avenue #604s, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10468395)
    4 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,222 sqft   lot 7.75 ac
    MLS RX-10468395
  14. Photo of 17744 Scarsdale Way, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10467251)
    6 beds,  7.2 baths
    7,770 sqft   lot 14,668 sqft
    MLS RX-10467251
  15. Photo of 400 S Ocean Boulevard #R-19, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10467228)
    3 beds,  3.1 baths
    4,000 sqft   lot 2.54 ac
    MLS RX-10467228
  16. Photo of 7121 Lions Head Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10466456)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,586 sqft   lot 14,018 sqft
    MLS RX-10466456
  17. Photo of 5251 Princeton Way, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10465115)
    6 beds,  7.2 baths
    8,984 sqft   lot 30,056 sqft
    MLS RX-10465115
  18. Photo of 310 E Alexander Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10463263)
    4 beds,  5.1 baths
    7,036 sqft   lot 15,000 sqft
    MLS RX-10463263
  19. Photo of 3949 NW 52nd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10462701)
    9 beds,  8.3 baths
    8,127 sqft   lot 14,329 sqft
    MLS RX-10462701
  20. Photo of 2265 Queen Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10462304)
    5 beds,  4.1 baths
    5,398 sqft   lot 11,396 sqft
    MLS RX-10462304
  21. Photo of 2352 Queen Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10461300)
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,063 sqft   lot 11,306 sqft
    MLS RX-10461300
  22. Photo of 6915 Queenferry Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10461151)
    6 beds,  9.2 baths
    9,598 sqft   lot 24,584 sqft
    MLS RX-10461151
  23. Photo of 200 SE Mizner Boulevard #518, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10460759)
    3 beds,  3.1 baths
    3,490 sqft   lot 8.77 ac
    MLS RX-10460759
  24. Photo of 17072 White Haven Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10460704)
    5 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,281 sqft   lot 18,779 sqft
    MLS RX-10460704
  25. Photo of 1430 Sabal Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10460182)
    5 beds,  5.2 baths
    5,844 sqft   lot 15,232 sqft
    MLS RX-10460182
  26. Photo of 17711 Lake Estates Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10459444)
    7 beds,  8.1 baths
    6,309 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    MLS RX-10459444
  27. Photo of 2800 S Ocean Boulevard #Ph 23 L & M, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10459435)
    3 beds,  4 baths
    3,563 sqft   lot 7.66 ac
    MLS RX-10459435
  28. Photo of 1693 Sabal Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10458477)
    5 beds,  5.2 baths
    7,200 sqft   lot 13,082 sqft
    MLS RX-10458477
  29. Photo of 215 W Alexander Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10458296)
    6 beds,  8.1 baths
    7,767 sqft   lot 15,003 sqft
    MLS RX-10458296
  30. Photo of 899 Appleby Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (MLS # RX-10457892)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,649 sqft   lot 10,384 sqft
    MLS RX-10457892
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