Boca Raton is the core of the South Palm Beach County metropolitan community. Beautiful parks along with economic opportunities create a unique quality of life that is the envy of its neighbors. Boca Raton has three of the ten most expensive gated communities in the US. The Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club holds the #1 spot, The Sanctuary is #6 and Le Lac takes the #8 spot. Therefore, building a Boca Raton custom home would make you a resident of the “Beverly Hills of Florida” and Steve Cury Construction is the home builder to make your dream Boca house a reality.
Great schools and top-notch medical facilities are essential factors when choosing a place to build your custom home. Fortunately, Boca Raton excels in both areas. Boca Raton boasts state-of-the-art healthcare facilities dedicated to ensuring your family’s well-being. Boca Raton Regional Hospital, for instance, ranks #1 in Palm Beach County and #19 in Florida, according to US News & World Report’s 2020-2021 assessment. It has earned recognition for high performance in COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, and hip replacement treatments nationally.
Furthermore, Boca Raton stands out for its exceptional public education system, featuring some of Florida’s highest-ranked schools. With an average math proficiency score of 79% (compared to the state’s 59% average), public schools here excel. The city also offers diverse private school options, serving 9,078 students in 2021 across 40 institutions. Additionally, Florida Atlantic University, based in Boca, holds the #1 ranking for teacher preparation programs in the state.
The Boca Raton Bowl (NCAA sanctionedDicsion 1 college football) features the Mid-American Conference facing off against an opponent from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) or Conference USA (C-USA) in alternating years. Each conference participates four times during the six-year agreement, which began with the 2014 season. The Bowl is held at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium on Glades Road.
In addition to college football, there are diverse cultural events in Boca Raton. St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church hosts a popular Greek festival in January and an estimated 15,000 people attended the festival in 2018.Additionally, the Festival of the Arts BOCA is held each Spring, and the Brazilian Beat Festival in the Fall.
Mizner Park is a lifestyle center that contains several stores, fashion boutiques, restaurants, an iPic movie theater and housing in downtoan Boca Raton. Other cultural attractions are the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Count de Hoernele Amphitheater. Royal Palm Place contains upscale shopping, restaurants and apartments and is adjacent to Mizner Park.
Town Center at Boca Raton is an upscale regional shopping area that is the largest enclosed and conventional shopping mall within Palm Beach County, and the third largest by square few feet in South Florida. A planned lifestyle center called The Collection at Boca Town Center will provide shopping, dining and entertainment. Also a Restaurant Row is planned by Crocker Partners to be built near the mall.
Boca is a hub for commerce. Call Steve Cury Construction, custom home builder in Boca Raton to discuss your home plans if you want to live near the corporate life. Office Depot has its global headquarters on a 28-acre campus in the city. At One Park Place, The GEO Group has its headquarters. Media company Friend Finder Networks, hotel company Luxury Resorts, consumer products company Jarden, e-retailerVitacost, and BMI Gaming are also based in Boca Raton. Hospitality establishments such as the Dell-owned Boca Raton Resort and Club also contribute to the economy of the city.
The Mizner Development issued $5 million of stock, selling within a week to individuals like Harold Vanderbilt. Mizner personally designed and built the town hall, police and fire station, and library. Today, it hosts Boca’s Welcome Center and Historical Society. Additionally, he constructed one of the only “5-star” hotels in Florida, originally known as the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn in 1926, later renamed the Boca Raton Resort & Club. In 1969, an addition of the “pink tower” hotel made it visible from miles away as a monument to the Intracoastal Waterway. However, Mizner’s plans were never completed due to the 1926 hurricane and the end of the Florida land boom.
In the late 1960s, IBM opened a manufacturing plant in the area and purchased several hundred acres of real estate west of the CSX rail line and northwest of Florida Atlantic University. Although it was originally situated in unincorporated Palm Beach County, the site was annexed into Boca Raton almost a year following its dedication in 1970. In 1970, Boca Raton annexed the site, initially in unincorporated Palm Beach County. The campus included an electrical substation, water pumping station, and rail spur. IBM, with 8,500 employees in Boca Raton, was the county’s largest corporate employer by 1984. IBM kept its South Florida facilities until 1996.
By 1984 IBM had 8,500 employees and was Palm Beach County’s largest corporate employer, with 8,500 Boca Raton employees. IBM maintained its facilities in the South Florida area until 1996. Then, what used to be IBM’s Building 051 was donated to the Palm Beach County School District and converted into Don Estridge High Tech Middle School. It is named after Don Estridge, whose team was responsible for developing the IBM PC. IBM returned in July 2001, opening the software development laboratory at Beacon Square off Congress Avenue.
Additionally, it is noteworthy that still left standing inside the old IBM complex is the office and conference table where Bill Gates signed his historic deal to supply IBM with the Microsoft MS-DOS operating system for its personal computer line.
Statistics Boca Raton Palm Beach County Florida
Total Population 100,713 1,497,000 21,480,000
Median Age 48.5 44.8 42
Boca Raton, Florida, is the 23rd largest city in Florida, spanning over 32 miles with a population density of 3,452 people per square mile. The average household income is $138,222 with the median age of 48.5 years for its residents. Boca Raton has a 0.45% growth rate with a population that is 86.65% White, 4.53% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, 3.6% other race, 2.14% Two or more races, 0.11% Native American and 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
Index Boca Raton Florida USA
Cost of Living Index 121 102.8 100
Grocery 110.2 102.8 100
Healthcare 98.1 98 100
Housing 147.7 102.6 100
Utilities 96.4 101.3 100
Transportation 122.9 112.6 100
Median Home Cost $341,500 $237,100 $231,200
Boca Raton boasts a tropical rainforest climate with a driest month, December, averaging 62.5mm of precipitation, just meeting the 60mm minimum for a tropical rainforest designation. Generally, the climate remains warm and sunny throughout the year. However, daily thundershowers occur during the hot season from June through September. This warm tropical climate fosters the growth of tropical trees and plants, ensuring Boca Raton remains frost-free. Winter witnesses high temperatures of approximately 75-83 degrees, while summer experiences high temperatures ranging from 87-93 degrees.
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