If you are looking for the ultimate luxury living in the gorgeous Florida sun, Boca Raton is the place to be. Located on the east coast of Florida, just miles from exciting South Beach, Boca Raton has pristine beaches, upscale shopping in designer boutiques, elegant four-star dining, and some of the best golf courses in the country. Whatever your bliss, Boca Raton provides its residents with a sumptuous luxury lifestyle that is unparalleled anywhere.
A luxury haven for the affluent since the turn of the century, Boca Raton blends big-city culture and small town appeal, with just a dash of sub-tropical spice. If the social scene is your thing, your calendar will be packed with the swankiest cultural & society events year round. From attending performances at the award-winning Boca Ballet Theatre Company, to enjoying the soft strains of Bach at the Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, Boca Raton is a hub of sophisticated celebration & refined revelry.
The crown jewel of Boca Raton is its downtown district of Mizner Park where you can find everything the discerning connoisseur could desire in elegant jewelry shops, upscale art galleries, restaurants offering the best in gourmet cuisine at one of the world’s fine dining destinations, and boutiques filled with the fashion offerings of world-renowned designers. All dressed up? Whether you spend a night on the town at one of the trendy nightclubs, or just catching a movie, there’s no end of places to go in Boca Raton.
More ordinary shopping options include the renowned Town Center Mall with 220 specialty stores, including Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Nordstrom. Accommodating the expected requirements of Boca Raton’s elite residents, valet service is of course offered at 7 locations throughout the mall. Businesses in Boca know how to treat their exclusive clientele.
For your active lifestyle and the ultimate in country club living there are Boca Raton's Golf and Tennis Clubs, with their exclusive clubhouses and restaurants—and of course acres of manicured championship caliber golf courses and tennis courts. Boca Raton plays host to numerous national pro & charity tournaments every year, including Chris Evert’s exciting annual celebrity affair. In addition to its many private country clubs and courses, Boca Raton has many municipal courses which rival their more exclusive private brethren, but that are open to the public. For the truly dedicated there are a host of putting greens and driving ranges, and some of the best instruction in the nation to help you hone your game.
The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District along with the Boca Raton’s Recreation Services Department, maintain over 1,500 acres of parks—making it one of the greenest areas in the nation! There are trails and recreation facilities providing endless fun for campers, picnickers, and nature lovers alike at Spanish River and Red Reef Parks. For a family gathering, Sugar Sand Park is perfect since there‘s something for everyone in the family, including a science center, carousel for the kids, and pavilions for private functions.
For the art lovers among you there is the Boca Raton Museum of Art, which regularly changes its exhibits and has garnered national attention for its exquisite collection of object d’art. There is a permanent collection of 19th- and 20th- century artworks by European and American masters, as well as many contemporary pieces to delight the eye and fill the soul. The Museum's collection includes masterpieces by Degas, Matisse and Picasso, to name just a few. And the aspiring artist should know—and be known to—the vibrant community of artists and craftsmen who regularly display their works at local fairs.
For less heady, but no less artistic, fare there are other options. The Children's Museum of Boca Raton might be your best bet for a wide variety of programs, exhibits, activities and special events, particularly for any budding artists you may bring to Boca. The International Museum of Cartoon Art, as well, with its more than 150,000 pieces of original cartoon artwork on display, is fun for children of every age (even some us overgrown kiddies!). Exhibits include animations, newspaper strips, comic book art, caricatures, editorial cartoons, book and magazine illustrations, and the spirit of fun is both pervasive and inclusive.
Life on Boca Raton's waterfront is everything you can imagine—and so much more! The warm waters of Boca’s Atlantic coastal setting offer infinite opportunity for exuberant activity, or languorous non-activity depending on your preference. Whether you’re swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling, fishing…or simply working hard on the perfect tan, Boca Raton is…the place. There are even several very active local water sport clubs if you want to add a social element to your sport. And if you love boating, Boca Raton is a destination like no other, home to some of the most luxurious yachts—and fastest schooners extant, with luxury yachts both large and small dotting the Intracoastal waterways and marinas. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at deep sea fishing in the teeming waters of the Atlantic Ocean and you’re sure to bring back the trophy—and the story—of your life. Sail or engine, sport or relaxation, whatever your preference our waters offer the most delightful distractions.
Of course for the parents of school-age children, education is the primary concern, and Boca Raton delivers with some of the finest schools in the country. There are A-rated public, private, and parochial schools of every faith in the pre-K through 12th grades. You can find out more about the here, http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/city/edu.shtm . Boca Raton is also home to the first and largest campus of Florida Atlantic University, a research university whose notable partnerships include the Scripps Research Institute and Max Planck Society, and one of only three national centers for ocean energy research recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy. Believing in a healthy mind, healthy body, they also field a Division I football team. The campus is 850 acres of classrooms, housing for students, state of the art labs and recreational and athletic facilities.
Boca Raton’s international profile is on the rise, and it has become the destination for both tourists with means who are seeking an exceptional vacation experience, and year round residents searching for the ultimate in a luxurious way of life. Whether you’re choosing it for the gorgeous weather, the challenging golf, the beach and boating lifestyle, the cultural possibilities or any of the other many amenities offered—only the happiest people call Boca Raton home. Let us help you find one here. Relocating to Boca Raton? Enjoy our Boca Raton Florida Relocation Guide
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