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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. Photo of 1869 Sabal Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10432969)
    72
    5 beds,  6.2 baths
    9,581 sqft   lot 39,916 sqft
    MLS RX-10432969
  2. Photo of 1000 S Ocean Boulevard #702, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10431483)
    44
    3 beds,  3.1 baths
    4,142 sqft  
    MLS RX-10431483
  3. Photo of 729 NE Boca Bay Colony Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (MLS # RX-10430609)
    61
    6 beds,  5.1 baths
    6,141 sqft   lot 10,743 sqft
    MLS RX-10430609
  4. Photo of 2362 W Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10430510)
    2
    5 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,677 sqft   lot 11,026 sqft
    MLS RX-10430510
  5. Photo of 1834 Sabal Palm Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10430344)
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    5 beds,  4.1 baths
    5,800 sqft   lot 15,425 sqft
    MLS RX-10430344
  6. Photo of 8563 Horseshoe Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10429616)
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    8 beds,  7.1 baths
    12,296 sqft   lot 5.23 ac
    MLS RX-10429616
  7. Photo of 148 Thatch Palm Cove, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10428338)
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    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    5,591 sqft   lot 12,642 sqft
    MLS RX-10428338
  8. Photo of 105 E Camino Real #604, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10426991)
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    3 beds,  3.1 baths
    3,239 sqft  
    MLS RX-10426991
  9. Photo of 105 E Camino Real #601, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10426987)
    23
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,509 sqft  
    MLS RX-10426987
  10. Photo of 800 S Ocean Boulevard #302, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10426206)
    42
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,947 sqft  
    MLS RX-10426206
  11. 5 beds,  6.2 baths
    7,048 sqft   lot 15,425 sqft
    MLS RX-10423553
  12. Photo of 751 Oriole Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (MLS # RX-10423488)
    52
    5 beds,  7.1 baths
    13,770 sqft   lot 23,338 sqft
    MLS RX-10423488
  13. Photo of 4976 Sanctuary Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (MLS # RX-10423480)
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    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    7,294 sqft   lot 12,466 sqft
    MLS RX-10423480
  14. Photo of 8495 Twin Lake Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10422180)
    33
    6 beds,  7.1 baths
    8,333 sqft  
    MLS RX-10422180
  15. Photo of 2244 Queen Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10421887)
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    6 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,523 sqft   lot 11,334 sqft
    MLS RX-10421887
  16. Photo of 359 Thatch Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10421667)
    29
    6 beds,  7.1 baths
    7,816 sqft   lot 15,206 sqft
    MLS RX-10421667
  17. Photo of 20155 Boca West Drive #Ph-B-905, Boca Raton, FL 33434 (MLS # RX-10421540)
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    4 beds,  6.1 baths
    4,100 sqft  
    MLS RX-10421540
  18. Photo of 215 Royal Palm Way, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10420204)
    62
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,385 sqft  
    MLS RX-10420204
  19. Photo of 2155 W Silver Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10420006)
    57
    5 beds,  7.1 baths
    6,537 sqft   lot 11,329 sqft
    MLS RX-10420006
  20. Photo of 160 W Key Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10419887)
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    5 beds,  7.2 baths
    9,140 sqft   lot 17,441 sqft
    MLS RX-10419887
  21. Photo of 500 SE 5th Avenue #501s, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10419480)
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    Price Drop
    3 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,267 sqft  
    MLS RX-10419480
  22. Photo of 1261 Cocoanut Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10418752)
    3
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    3,919 sqft   lot 15,000 sqft
    MLS RX-10418752
  23. Photo of 7758 Charney Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10418248)
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    Price Drop
    6 beds,  5.3 baths
    7,105 sqft   lot 13,944 sqft
    MLS RX-10418248
  24. Photo of 7172 Valencia Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33433 (MLS # RX-10417811)
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    5 beds,  6.2 baths
    7,866 sqft   lot 13,938 sqft
    MLS RX-10417811
  25. Photo of 2333 Acorn Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10417080)
    48
    6 beds,  5.2 baths
    7,076 sqft   lot 23,112 sqft
    MLS RX-10417080
  26. Photo of 800 S Ocean Blvd #305, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10416681)
    48
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,747 sqft  
    MLS RX-10416681
  27. Photo of 231 Thatch Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10416482)
    67
    5 beds,  4.2 baths
    7,009 sqft   lot 21,561 sqft
    MLS RX-10416482
  28. Photo of 1241 Cocoanut Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10416203)
    9
    5 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,514 sqft   lot 22,500 sqft
    MLS RX-10416203
  29. Photo of 17105 White Haven Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10415830)
    30
    6 beds,  7.2 baths
    6,345 sqft   lot 15,569 sqft
    MLS RX-10415830
  30. Photo of 2350 Cherry Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10415289)
    67
    5 beds,  6.2 baths
    6,880 sqft   lot 13,723 sqft
    MLS RX-10415289
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