Located just 43 miles north of Miami, in the heart of Florida's Atlantic coastline, is the flourishing resort city of Boca Raton. This community of 96,000 residents is known for its golf courses, parks, bike trails and beaches, but that’s not all! The city has a reputation for being very safe, clean and friendly, with top-notch school systems.
The meaning of the name Boca Raton has always sparked curiosity. The Spanish word “raton” means mouse or rat, while the word “boca” means mouth. Many people inaccurately assume the name means Rat's Mouth. However, the navigational translation of Boca Ratones refers to a jagged inlet, so we’ll go with that!
Boca Raton (sometimes referred to as “Boca” by the locals) is laden with other fine treasures. Here you will find beautiful hotels, jazz clubs, museums and performance venues. The shopping options are extensive, with a large shopping mall offering 220 upscale and specialty shops. There are also numerous boutique-style shops sprinkled around the city. In Boca, the selection of restaurants is jaw-dropping, with an international array of cuisines — enough to satisfy any palate. Mizner Park is a centrally located park and home to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, an outdoor amphitheater, a movie theater complex, shopping and eateries.
There are an astounding 46 colleges within 50 miles of Boca Raton, and Boca is home to the main campus of Florida Atlantic University, which provides a skilled labor pool to thriving businesses in the area. Boca Raton has been chosen as headquarters for Office Depot, ADT, American Media, Vitacost and BMI Gaming, just to name a few.
Many young people choose to live in Boca Raton because there are affordable options to be found, and the location offers proximity to the entertainment and nightlife of downtown Miami. The median home value in Boca Raton is $331,975. The Boca Verde neighborhood is popular with young professionals because they can walk to shopping and restaurants, and it’s close to the beach. Fairfield Gardens is a neighborhood in Boca Raton that offers single-family homes and is popular among the young professionals for its location near both the University and the beach. It is also within walking distance of Town Center, which provides plenty of shopping and local restaurants.
A visit to Boca Raton might just convince you that this is the place to call “home.”