City Population: 96,114
Boca Raton is the second-largest city in the Palm Beaches and is located in the southernmost region of the county. The city covers 30 square miles and boasts five miles of golden beaches.
The town of Boca Raton was incorporated in 1925 at the height of the Florida land boom. During this era, the town council commissioned Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner to plan a world-class resort community. Mizner’s architectural influence survives today in some of the city’s famed landmarks, including the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Mizner Park shopping complex and city hall. Mizner to plan a world-class resort community. Mizner’s architectural influence survives today in some of the city’s famed landmarks, including the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Mizner Park shopping complex and city hall.
While many South Florida cities rely heavily on tourism to thrive, Boca Raton’s economy has developed a strong underpinning of diversified businesses and entrepreneurial incubators anchored by large corporate headquarters. With its own international executive airport, ease of access to this coastal town is an added bonus.
In addition to its large employers, Boca Raton has three universities. With outstanding colleges like Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Lynn University and Palm Beach State College (PBSC), and the strong emergence of Everglades University and Digital Media Arts College, Boca Raton has become an attractive destination for students from across the country — and from right here in Boca Raton.
The city’s rich cultural community offers educational opportunities for local families and diverse outlets for sports and entertainment, contributing greatly to the city’s quality of life— as well as its economy. The city’s cultural programming distinguishes Boca Raton from other coastal cities, by offering unique, world-class festivals and experiences for tourists and residents.
A true full service city offering pristine beaches, beautiful parks and landscaping, recreational amenities, a low tax rate, a low crime rate, cultural programs and activities, and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and hotels, Boca Raton is consistently ranked as one of America’s best cities in which to live, work, learn and play.