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Boca Raton Real Estate – About Boca Raton

Posted by Friis on August 14, 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 3634 NW 52nd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10454708)
    8 beds,  9.1 baths
    7,360 sqft   lot 30,491 sqft
    MLS RX-10454708
  2. Photo of 361 Mizner Lake Estates Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10454204)
    6 beds,  6.2 baths
    9,755 sqft   lot 14,072 sqft
    MLS RX-10454204
  3. Photo of 1266 SW 21st Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33486 (MLS # RX-10453443)
    6 beds,  5.1 baths
    7,963 sqft   lot 21,601 sqft
    MLS RX-10453443
  4. Photo of 731 Marble Way, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10453047)
    5 beds,  5.2 baths
    6,446 sqft   lot 13,451 sqft
    MLS RX-10453047
  5. Photo of 17146 Avenue Le Rivage Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10451378)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    8,250 sqft   lot 23,836 sqft
    MLS RX-10451378
  6. Photo of 215 W Coconut Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10452422)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,291 sqft   lot 14,987 sqft
    MLS RX-10452422
  7. Photo of 7902 NE Palm Way, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (MLS # RX-10451614)
    5 beds,  5.2 baths
    7,280 sqft   lot 19,723 sqft
    MLS RX-10451614
  8. Photo of 1171 Banyan Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10451533)
    6 beds,  7.2 baths
    6,559 sqft   lot 16,000 sqft
    MLS RX-10451533
  9. Photo of 770 NE 35th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (MLS # RX-10448415)
    6 beds,  6.1 baths
    5,580 sqft   lot 12,537 sqft
    MLS RX-10448415
  10. Photo of 2324 Acorn Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10448326)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    5,572 sqft   lot 11,675 sqft
    MLS RX-10448326
  11. Photo of 898 Berkeley Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (MLS # RX-10446943)
    4 beds,  5 baths
    4,874 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    MLS RX-10446943
  12. Photo of 2494 S Ocean Boulevard #H-9, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10446545)
    4 beds,  6.1 baths
    5,857 sqft  
    MLS RX-10446545
  13. Photo of 1200 Royal Palm Way, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10446002)
    5 beds,  6.2 baths
    7,123 sqft   lot 14,929 sqft
    MLS RX-10446002
  14. Photo of 140 NE 5th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10445461)
    7 beds,  7.2 baths
    7,910 sqft  
    MLS RX-10445461
  15. Photo of 500 SE 5th Avenue #S802, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10444535)
    3 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,772 sqft  
    MLS RX-10444535
  16. Photo of 320 S Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10443971)
    4 beds,  4.2 baths
    7,753 sqft   lot 14,099 sqft
    MLS RX-10443971
  17. Photo of 18703 Long Lake Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10443238)
    6 beds,  6.1 baths
    10,134 sqft   lot 1.10 ac
    MLS RX-10443238
  18. Photo of 1801 Thatch Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10443208)
    5 beds,  5.2 baths
    6,350 sqft   lot 11,717 sqft
    MLS RX-10443208
  19. Photo of 17178 Avenue Le Rivage, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10443163)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,958 sqft  
    MLS RX-10443163
  20. Photo of 4400 Sanctuary Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (MLS # RX-10442556)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    12,124 sqft   lot 37,779 sqft
    MLS RX-10442556
  21. Photo of 311 Fan Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10441874)
    5 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,746 sqft   lot 16,179 sqft
    MLS RX-10441874
  22. Photo of 17138 Avenue Le Rivage Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10441220)
    6 beds,  7.2 baths
    7,500 sqft   lot 24,140 sqft
    MLS RX-10441220
  23. Photo of 3682 Princeton Place, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10440709)
    9 beds,  10.6 baths
    19,972 sqft   lot 1.64 ac
    MLS RX-10440709
  24. Photo of 7663 Fenwick Place, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10440681)
    5 beds,  8.1 baths
    7,596 sqft   lot 13,941 sqft
    MLS RX-10440681
  25. Photo of 8653 Twin Lake Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496 (MLS # RX-10440630)
    8 beds,  9.2 baths
    8,298 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    MLS RX-10440630
  26. Photo of 2121 E Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10440148)
    5 beds,  6.1 baths
    6,793 sqft   lot 21,121 sqft
    MLS RX-10440148
  27. Photo of 299 Royal Palm Way, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10439356)
    4 beds,  4.1 baths
    4,373 sqft   lot 15,525 sqft
    MLS RX-10439356
  28. Photo of 2795 Spanish River Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10439301)
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,950 sqft   lot 14,941 sqft
    MLS RX-10439301
  29. Photo of 600 SE 5th Avenue #708s, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10438430)
    4 beds,  5.1 baths
    5,186 sqft   lot 7.75 ac
    MLS RX-10438430
  30. Photo of 261 W Alexander Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (MLS # RX-10436301)
    6 beds,  6.2 baths
    8,313 sqft  
    MLS RX-10436301
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