The only regret I had after moving to Boca Raton from Maryland was that I did not move here sooner! I remember my first night floating in our pool,with a full moon shining and palm trees swaying...realizing I was not on vacation,I live here. As a child I always wanted to live in a tourist area. My dream was finally fulfilled. Here are some of the many reasons I love it and decided to make it my home.
1.) Four miles of uncrowded pristine beaches
2.) Boating, water-skiing,surfing,jet skiing,sailing,snorkeling
2.) A dog beach
3.) No state income tax
4.) Homestead exemption on primary residences
5.)A rated public schools
A.) Numerous colleges
B.) 28 public and private schools k-12
C.) University that is biking distance to the beach
6.) Art museums
7.) Festivals galore
A.) Florida Atlantic University has excellent division one sports programs.Included in this is a football team that recently won their conference championship and Bowl game. F.A.U.'S football games can be seen at their beautiful 30,000 seat on campus stadium. The Boca Raton Bowl is also held at F.A.U'S stadium each December.
B.)Youth sports all year round....basketball,soccer,lacrosse,football,tennis,rugby,sailing,baseball,softball.
C.) Senior athletic leagues also available all year round.
12.) The Bahamas is only 85 miles east. A hop,skip and jump.
13.) Finest restaurants
15.) High tech. (The first computer was made here at IBM)
16.) The crime rate is 38% lower than the rest of Florida
17.) Small town feel consisting of under 30 square miles
18.) Three airports to fly out of ....Palm Beach International, Ft Lauderdale and Miami
19.) 50 miles to South Beach
20.) 27 miles to Palm Beach
21.) 20 miles to Ft Lauderdale
22.) Very dog friendly
23.) Multitude of gated communities.(Condo,villas, townhomes, single family homes.)
24.) An abundance of country club options; including many award winning.
25.) Vegetarian and Vegan friendly restaurants.
26.) Professional performing arts center such as; Kravis Center, Broward Performing Arts Center and more.