About

A city of luxury

For those who know Florida, Boca Raton is synonymous with luxury and extravagance. Recognized today as a prime vacation spot for wealthy Americans, the city was originally intended for farming. In 1884, Tom Rickards bought land bordering Lake Boca Ratone. Hired as a surveyor by the Florida East Coast Railway, he designed the plans for what would become, about forty years later, Boca Raton.
Driven by its buyers and investors, Boca Raton quickly became a popular resort among those who love sun, water sports and luxury hotels. Founded officially in 1925, Boca Raton now has a population of nearly 90,000, including many retirees from the northern United States.

Boca Raton Florida view on the beach people relaxing in the shade

Boca Raton runs along 5 miles of Atlantic coast; the east side, bordered by beautiful beaches, is mainly occupied by resorts while the west side of the city is home to residential and industrial neighborhoods.

Boca Raton Florida Town Center afternoon shops

Boca Raton is characterized by various communities, gathering inside gated and monitored grounds. The complexes often offer a gym, pool and tennis court—it’s the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous! As you can tell, luxury is everyday life for the residents of Boca Raton. The city is also known for its breathtaking golf courses, international tennis tournaments, polo

clubs and scuba diving complexes. High-end product companies are based there, such as Volvo’s aerospace division, for example. It is no wonder the more well-off wind up in the middle of this huge millionaire’s playground! Even if you are not dripping money, the cultural events and beautiful beaches are still yours to enjoy. The Festival of the Arts BOCA promotes dance, literature, music and the visual arts. Several contemporary art museums will fill your rainy days leaving the sunny days for open-air jazz concerts in Mizner Park. Downtown Boca Raton with its European accents is really something to see. When you have finished sightseeing, take a break in one of the many manicured parks scattered throughout the city. Slip on your Chanel sunglasses and your white “Fedora” and discover sublime Boca Raton!

Boca Raton Florida town center park palm trees
scattered clouds
83°F | 28°C
Humidity: 74%
Wind (ESE): 5 m/s
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Fri
81°F | 27°C
Sat
87°F | 31°C
Sun
87°F | 31°C
Mon
87°F | 31°C
Tue
86°F | 30°C

When to go

Average Weather

Average High
Monthly Rainfall (inches)
Daily Hours of Sun
76°24°
JAN
2.78
7
77°25°
FEB
2.76
7
80°27°
MAR
3.00
8
83°28°
APR
3.40
9
87°31°
MAY
5.73
11
90°32°
JUN
7.31
12
92°33°
JUL
5.94
12
92°33°
AUG
6.91
11
91°33°
SEP
7.01
10
87°31°
OCT
5.73
9
82°28°
NOV
4.24
8
78°26°
DEC
2.46
7

Events We Love

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Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival
November

Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival is a three day culinary affair. Enjoy the largest outdoor Culinary Affair in South Florida and try some good food and great wine!

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Boca Bacchanal Festival
April

Boca Bacchanal is a festive weekend which celebrates and enhances the appreciation of wine and food.

Getting Around

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Bus

Palm Tran offers public bus transportation service seven days a week, in Palm Beach County.

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Train

Tri-Rail is South Florida's commuter railroad, operating seven days a week, from Miami to West Palm Beach.

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Car

Boca Raton is a car-friendly city served by Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and several major highways. State Road A1A provides a scenic drive along the beach.

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