Boca Raton is located on the southern side of Palm Beach Country in Florida. It is said that this city is arguably the wealthiest city in South Florida.
Florida Atlantic University and the central office of ADT and Office Depot is located in Boca Raton. Chris Evert’s Evert Tennis Academy also resides here. One of the major attractions that you can find here is Mizner Park.
Buildings such as Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterranean Revival which has a significant impact from Addison Mizner resides here. The buildings here are under a development code for the types and sizes of advertisements, building signs and commercial buildings that should be constructed with the limits of the city.
Outdoor car dealerships are not allowed in the area. Billboards are also not permitted. Only one billboard can be seen here which was put up during the annexation.
The name Boca Raton is originated in the Spanish Maps namely “Boca de Ratones”. It means Estuary of Reef. Boca means estuary when talking about “river entering the sea”. Ratones, on the other hand, means “sharp stones at the bottom of the sea”.
Greater Boca Raton
A bulk of Boca Raton is located just outside of the city limits. There are a lot of the major planned developments including golf courses and gated communities. This is because these areas were developed in the later years of the city.
Last November 2, 2004, Waterside, Via Verde Association, Rio Del Mar Association, Marina Del Mar Association and the Heatherwood of Boca Raton Condominium Association approved of increasing the city limits of Boca Raton for an additional 29.6 square miles.
Attractions and Cultures
Old Floresta Historic District listed several historic houses under the National Register of Historic Places.
The Caldwell Theatre Company that closed in 2012 holds the record of the longest-running theatre professionally in South Florida. It is also where Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is located.
Events and Festival
Yearly, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) which recognizes Boca Raton Bowl, a college football game faces Mid-American Conference (MAC) against Conference USA (C-USA) in alternate years.
You can find Mizner Park around downtown Boca Raton. It has several fashion boutiques, stores, iPic movie theatre, housing, restaurants and stores. The Count de Hoernele Amphitheater, Center for the Art and Boca Raton Museum of Art is located on the northern side.
Town Center Mall
Town Center is located at an upscale regional shopping center located in Boca Raton. It can be the largest conventional shopping and enclosed mall within the vicinity of Palm Beach County. It is second to Aventura Mall in its square foot situated in Florida.
Parks and Beaches
Boca Raton has over 2 miles of beaches namely South Inlet Park and Red Reef Park.
You can find the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex in Red Reed Park. It is an education center focusing on environmental awareness. It was started in 1984 and a cooperative project of Greater Boca Raton Beach, Park District, City of Boca Raton and Florida Atlantic University.