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The earliest known inhabitants of the Boca Raton area were the Tequesta Indians, who lived in communities near the ocean as long ago as one thousand years until the eighteenth century. The construction of the Florida East Coast Canal (today's Intracoastal) and the Florida East Coast Railway in the 1890s made the region accessible to a group of resourceful pioneers. By the early 1900s Boca Raton was a tiny agricultural community, many of the farmers specializing in pineapple cultivation. Amongst these were a group of Japanese immigrants under the leadership of Joseph Sakai, who formed a community along today's Yamato Road in 1904.

In May of 1925, the Town of Boca Raton was incorporated at the height of the Florida land boom. The town council commissioned noted society architect Addison Mizner to plan a world-class resort community. His hotel was completed in 1926 and continues today as the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Mizner's architectural style can be seen throughout the city to this day.

In 1942, the Army Air Corps established a war-time radar training school at the site of what is today F.A.U. and the Boca Raton Airport. The facility brought thousands of servicemen as well as families and civilian employees to the tiny community of Boca Raton, with a population of 723 in 1940.

In the 1960s, South Florida experienced another great land boom, with developments pushing the Everglades and former farmlands increasingly westward. The population grew to almost 30,000 residents by 1970, continuing to increase well outside city limits to this day. In 1962, Boca Raton attracted the newest state university, Florida Atlantic, to the site of the old army airbase. IBM moved one of its computer facilities to Boca Raton in 1967, and in 1981, it was there the first IBM PC, or personal computer, was developed.

Today the city of Boca Raton, is home to 80,000 residents within city limits and another 120,000 in "West Boca." It's the core of the south Palm Beach County metropolitan community, offering beautiful parks and facilities, economic opportunities, and a unique quality of life that is the envy of its neighbors. Source: Boca Raton Historical Society

Mizner Park is one major focal point of Boca for shopping, the Boca Museum and weekly concerts with headliners from around the world. Just South of Mizner is a lovely park called Sanborn Square where you can enjoy free yoga every Saturday Morning. Head further South to Royal Palm Plaza to buy your fresh farm veggies, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to music at the Green Market held every Saturday morning. There is always something to do in downtown Boca. To check out their full event calendar click here

City Hall: 561-393-7700 City Council: 561-393-7708 www.myboca.us

Now that you have made it to Boca Raton, It’s time to enjoy our most priceless treasure - THE BEACH! Boca has 2 miles of pristine, public beaches with life guard protection. The following are the entrance fees to the beaches where you can spend the entire day basking in the sunshine:

Beach

Weekdays

Weekends & Holidays

Red Reef and Spanish River Parks (Class 1)

$17

$19

Red Reef and Spanish River Parks (Class 2)

$34

$62

South Beach Park (Class 1)

$16

$18

South Beach Park (Class 2)

$34

$62

Class 1 Vehicles: Automobiles, motorcycles, motorbikes, and mini vans (up to 15 passengers).
Class 2 Vehicles: Buses, trucks, cargo vans, shuttle buses and other motor vehicles not included or described in Class 1.

 

One day while you are heading to the beach, be sure to visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. The center is located at 1801 N. Ocean Blvd in Boca Raton. It is named after the Gumbo Limbo Tree which are located throughout the park. The center includes an indoor museum with exhibits, small aquariums, plus several outdoor facilities including large aquariums featuring fish, turtles, and other sea life, a boardwalk trail through the adjacent woods with an observation tower, and a garden designed for observing butterflies. Events organized by the center include observations of sea turtles during their nesting season. Volunteers from the local community significantly assist in the operation of this center and its events.

Utility Companies

Florida Power & Light Company
9329 S Military Trail
(561) 994-8227

Boca Raton Utility Services
1401 Glades Rd
(561) 338-7300

Comcast Service Center
Cable, Internet & phone provider
Boca Raton, FL
(800) 266-2278

Arts & Culture

Boca Ballet Theatre

B R Historical Society & Museum

Boca Raton Museum of Art

The Symphonia Boca Raton

Boca Raton Singers

Children’s Museum of Boca

Children’s Science Explorium

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Harid Conservatory

Lynn Conservatory of Music

Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center

Palm Bch International Film Festival

Sol Children’s Theatre

Willow Theatre

http://www.bocaballet.org/

http://www.bocahistory.org/

https://www.bocamuseum.org/

http://www.thesymphonia.org/

http://www.bocaratonsingers.org/

http://www.cmboca.org/

http://www.scienceexplorium.org

https://www.gumbolimbo.org

http://harid.edu/

https://www.lynn.edu/academics/colleges-schools/conservatory

http://miznerparkculturalcenter.com/

http://www.pbifilmfest.org/

http://www.solchildren.org/

http://www.willowtheatre.org/

 

Whether you're visiting Boca Raton, Florida or are fortunate enough to have a home here, golf

should be one of your top priorities. Boca Raton, has many outstanding options for the avid golfer, including a wide variety courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule. Plan to try them all.

Golf Courses:

Red Reef Park Executive Golf Course 
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 391-5014
https://www.myboca.us/538/Alan-C-Alford-Red-Reef-Golf-Course

Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 367-7000
https://www.myboca.us/

Southwinds Golf Course
(561) 483-1305
https://www.pbcsouthwindsgolf.com/

Boca Raton Golf Club
(888) 543-1277
http://www.bocaresort.com/play/golf/

The Old Course at Broken Sound
(561) 241-6854
https://www.brokensoundclub.org/old-course

Osprey Point Golf Course
(561) 482-2868
https://www.pbcospreypointgolf.com/

Boca Lago Golf Course
http://www.bocalago.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp

Boca West Master Association
(561) 477-9122
https://www.bocawestcc.org/

 

 

Boca Grove Plantation Golf Course
(561) 487-5300
https://www.bexrealty.com/real-estate/Boca-Raton/Boca-Grove/

Bocaire Country Club
(561) 997-6556
http://bocairecc.com/

Broken Sound Club
(561) 241-6800
https://www.brokensoundclub.org/

Boca Rio Golf Club
(561) 482-3300
http://www.bocariogolfclub.com/

Broken Sound
(561) 982-7311
https://www.brokensoundclub.org/

Via Mizner Golf & Country Club
(561) 392-7991
http://vmgcc.com/

Boca Greens Country Club
(561) 852-8800
https://www.bocagreenscountryclub.com/

The Polo Club of Boca Raton
(561) 995-1200
https://www.poloclub.net/

Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club
(561) 395-2100
https://www.rpycc.org/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=HP

Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club
(561) 451-1600
https://www.bocadunes.com/

 

 

The City of Boca Raton also manages three public tennis centers that provide lessons, practice walls, ball machines and clinics. If you are new to the area, there is no better way to make friends then to join a tennis clinic and we have the warm weather to play all year round.

Boca Raton Tennis Center - 10 lighted clay courts,

271 NW. Boca Raton Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-393-7978

https://www.myboca.us/704/Boca-Raton-Tennis-Center

Patch Reef Park Tennis Center - 17 lighted Plexi-Cushion courts and

2000 NW 51st St,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 367-7090

http://www.patchreefpark.org/tennis

The Racquet Center - 26 clay courts, 12 lighted

21626 St. Andrews Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Phone: (561) 367-7095
http://www.theracquetcenter.org/home

 

 

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