Boca Raton

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Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at Team@GreatFloridaHomes.com

Boca Raton, Florida is a community of approximately 50,000 people, located in Broward County, Florida.  The following types of housing are readily available in and around Boca Raton FL:

  • Single Family Homes from $100,000 to $22,000,000
  • New construction homes from $350,000 to $5,500,000
  • Townhomes & Townhouses from $45,000 to $6,800,000
  • Condominiums from $25,000 to $15,000,000 Note: The lower prices are usually age restricted.

In 2011 there were 4,514 homes sold in Boca Raton. Prices for property in Boca Raton are expected to rise marginally throughout 2013.

Subdivisions include:

  • Addison Reserve
  • Aragon
  • Avalon at Boca Raton
  • Boca Bath and Tennis
  • Boca Country Club
  • Boca Del Mar
  • Boca Falls
  • Boca Greens Country Club
  • Boca Grove
  • Boca Isles
  • Boca Marina
  • Boca Pointe
  • Boca Raton
  • Boca West
  • Boca West Country Club
  • Boca Winds
  • Boca Woods
  • Country Club
  • Bocaire Golf Club
  • Broken Sound
  • Country Club
  • Charleston
  • Cimarron
  • Colonade
  • Estancia
  • Hamptons at Boca Raton
  • Harbor Point
  • Le Lac
  • Les Jardins
  • Loggers’ Run
  • Long Lake Estates
  • Millpond
  • Mission Bay
  • Mizner Country Club
  • Newport Bay
  • Polo Club of Boca Raton
  • Presidential Place
  • Royal Palm Yacht Club
  • Sanctuary
  • Santa Barbara
  • The Polo Club Boca Raton
  • The Sea Ranch
  • Sandalfoot Cove
  • Seasons
  • St. Andrews Country Club
  • Stonebridge Golf and Country Club
  • Whisper Walk
  • Woodfield Country Club
  • Woodfield Hunt Club.

Local zip codes in this community include:

  • 33432, 33433, 33434, 33464, 33481, 33486, 33487, 33488, 33496, 33497, 33498, 33499.

Public and private school systems serving families in the area include the school district of Palm Beach County. Many of the schools that serve Boca Raton area are “A” rated schools.

Commuters in this area are served by train, with the Palm Beach Tran and the Tri-Rail that also serves Broward county and Dade county. Major highways include I-95, Florida Turnpike freeway interchanges.

Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida incorporated in May, 1925. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 74,764; the 2006 population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 86,396. However, the majority of the people under the postal address of Boca Raton, of about 200,000 in total, are not actual residents of municipal Boca Raton. This is due to the county’s stringent annexation laws passed in 2004. Estimated that on any given day, there are roughly 350,000 people in the city itself.

By population and land mass, Boca Raton is the largest city between West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach, Broward County.

The name “Boca Raton” predates the city, and was given to the cove where the city stands by Spanish settlers. “Boca Raton” literally translates from Spanish as “mouth of the mouse”, but was an idiom meaning “pirate’s cove”.

The town’s early history was as the site of Addison Mizner’s Boca Raton Hotel, its most prominent building. The “pink hotel” today is visible from miles away as a towering building on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Pearl City neighborhood of Boca Raton was established to originally house the service personnel for the hotel. Japanese farmers converted the land west of the city into pineapple plantations about 1905. During World War II much of their land was confiscated and used as the site of a major training facility for B-29 bomber crews. The airbase was later donated to become the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, many of whose parking lots are former runways of the airbase.

In 1934, Pine Crest School, one of the top 10 schools in the nation, was founded in Ft. Lauderdale. At a later date, a campus was brought to Boca Raton. It was originally named Boca Academy. Many things, including the bell tower and gym, are still left from the good ‘ol days.

In the 1970s Boca Raton became home to a special subdivision of IBM which was responsible in 1981 for designing the first IBM PC. IBM relocated their manufacturing facilities for the PC to North Carolina and eventually closed down and sold their Blue Lake facility to other tenants.

Boca Raton became famous for passing a town ordinance banning the further development of multi-family housing within the city limits and for special zoning that limits the size and types of commercial buildings and advertisement signs which may be erected within the city limits. There are no traditional car dealerships in Boca Raton because of these limits on roadside use, but a luxury car dealer did showcase a few cars inside a roadside building having glass walls. Corporations such as McDonalds had to redesign their classic “golden arches” restaurant to conform to Boca Raton’s sign zoning restrictions. The effects can be seen in the city in which a number of buildings were constructed with classic Addison Mizner architecture and in the subdued roadside advertising.

In the 1990s a new downtown shopping center, Mizner Park, was built which has become a cultural center for the city. Featuring a landscaped central park between two cobblestone paved roads with stores only on the outside of the roads, Mizner Park resembles a turn-of-the-century town more than a shopping center. It features many fine restaurants and is home to the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In 2002 an amphitheater was built, providing a large-capacity outdoor venue. Movies are shown for free every Saturday at the Amphitheater.

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Search the Boca Raton, Florida MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at Team@GreatFloridaHomes.com

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Choose The Right Agent!

Joy Carter and Jeff Booker – CRS,e-PRO, LTG, PMN, SFR are REALTORS® serving the Boca Raton, FL area since 1985. Joy Carter and Jeff Booker do business as GreatFloridaHomes Team, with team members Julie Mello as the Client Care Specialist for more than 15 years.  Affiliated with Keller Williams Partners Realty where experience counts.  Joy Carter and Jeff Booker have sold more than $200,000,000 in real estate as the The Great Florida Homes Team.

Joy Carter and Jeff Booker specializes in and around the Boca Raton, FL area. We cover Broward and Palm Beach counties since Jeff lives in Palm Beach and Joy lives in Broward. Specific qualifications include that we are thorough in our processes, making sure that details are not overlooked. This saves clients time and money. Joy started her career in real estate in 1985, working for the developer of the city of Coral Springs and Parkland, selling land while helping Buyers choose their dream home to be built on the land. In 1996 she decided to partner with brother Jeff to be able to serve a larger real estate market. With their technology skills and continuing education they keep their Buyers and Sellers ahead of the crowd. Joy has been the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and she continues to serve in areas that assist in the communities growth. Jeff is very active in his community of Lake Worth. They both feel very blessed to continue to receive the compliment of referrals from their past customers. This allows them to leave a legacy of great real estate service.

For superior real estate service in and near Boynton Beach, FL, contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker today!

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Search the Palm Beach County, Florida MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

 

Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at Team@GreatFloridaHomes.com