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Boca Raton Real Estate – About Boca Raton

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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. 3 Beds,  3.1 Baths
    3,318 sqft   lot 1.81 ac
    MLS RX-10585210
    3 Days on Market
  2. 4 Beds,  5.1 Baths
    4,675 sqft   lot 29,981 sqft
    MLS RX-10584591
    5 Days on Market
  3. 3 Beds,  3.1 Baths
    3,117 sqft  
    MLS RX-10583310
    11 Days on Market
  4. 6 Beds,  8.2 Baths
    8,826 sqft   lot 13,993 sqft
    MLS RX-10583175
    11 Days on Market
  5. 3 Beds,  4 Baths
    2,610 sqft  
    MLS RX-10581879
    15 Days on Market
  6. 5 Beds,  4.1 Baths
    4,197 sqft   lot 9,334 sqft
    MLS RX-10581640
    17 Days on Market
  7. 3 Beds,  3.1 Baths
    3,117 sqft  
    MLS RX-10580765
    21 Days on Market
  8. 4 Beds,  6.3 Baths
    10,479 sqft   lot 35,561 sqft
    MLS RX-10579389
    27 Days on Market
  9. 5 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,538 sqft   lot 16,292 sqft
    MLS RX-10579217
    27 Days on Market
  10. 4 Beds,  4.1 Baths
    4,747 sqft  
    MLS RX-10577314
    34 Days on Market
  11. 3 Beds,  3.1 Baths
    2,877 sqft   lot 15,001 sqft
    MLS RX-10576875
    37 Days on Market
  12. 6 Beds,  7.1 Baths
    8,161 sqft   lot 1.36 ac
    MLS RX-10576605
    38 Days on Market
  13. 5 Beds,  5.1 Baths
    6,132 sqft   lot 9,350 sqft
    MLS RX-10576241
    39 Days on Market
  14. 5 Beds,  6.2 Baths
    6,576 sqft   lot 12,952 sqft
    MLS RX-10575965
    40 Days on Market
  15. 7 Beds,  7.1 Baths
    6,320 sqft   lot 20,473 sqft
    MLS RX-10575942
    40 Days on Market
  16. 6 Beds,  8.1 Baths
    7,733 sqft   lot 14,001 sqft
    MLS RX-10575832
    40 Days on Market
  17. 4 Beds,  4.2 Baths
    5,228 sqft   lot 9,774 sqft
    MLS RX-10575429
    41 Days on Market
  18. 6 Beds,  7.2 Baths
    8,342 sqft   lot 15,001 sqft
    MLS RX-10575428
    41 Days on Market
  19. 5 Beds,  6.2 Baths
    6,688 sqft  
    MLS RX-10575427
    41 Days on Market
  20. 6 Beds,  8.3 Baths
    9,531 sqft   lot 2.99 ac
    MLS RX-10575350
    42 Days on Market
  21. 4 Beds,  5 Baths
    4,874 sqft   lot 10,567 sqft
    MLS RX-10575064
    42 Days on Market
  22. 5 Beds,  6.2 Baths
    8,122 sqft   lot 36,434 sqft
    MLS RX-10574649
    45 Days on Market
  23. 4 Beds,  4.2 Baths
    6,397 sqft   lot 12,868 sqft
    MLS RX-10574549
    45 Days on Market
  24. 5 Beds,  6.2 Baths
    6,350 sqft   lot 11,203 sqft
    MLS RX-10573639
    45 Days on Market
  25. 3 Beds,  4.1 Baths
    4,032 sqft   lot 2.20 ac
    MLS RX-10573655
    48 Days on Market
  26. 5 Beds,  5.2 Baths
    6,256 sqft   lot 11,674 sqft
    MLS RX-10573528
    48 Days on Market
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    5 Beds,  5.1 Baths
    8,858 sqft   lot 19,050 sqft
    MLS RX-10573265
    49 Days on Market
  28. 4 Beds,  3.1 Baths
    3,954 sqft  
    MLS RX-10572875
    52 Days on Market
  29. 5 Beds,  4.1 Baths
    5,248 sqft   lot 15,562 sqft
    MLS RX-10572813
    52 Days on Market
  30. 4 Beds,  4 Baths
    4,312 sqft   lot 11.38 ac
    MLS RX-10572792
    52 Days on Market
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