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Boca Raton

Boca Raton

Boca Raton, 45 minutes north of Miami. Known for its beautiful neighborhoods, good schools and being one of the wealthiest cities in South Florida. Boca Raton is home to Florida Atlantic University’s main campus and Mizner Park- mixed use shopping, dining and residential neighborhood.

Mizner Park

One of my favorite things about Boca Raton is Mizner Park. Conveniently located on US-1 between Glades and Palmetto Park it’s a perfectly situated commercial center. It’s homes to many upscale restaurants such as Yard House, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Louie Bossi’s and Villagio. Shopping options include Tommy Bahama, Martier, Lord & Taylor, and Les Bijoux. It’s a great place to walk, shop, grab an ice cream cone, meet friends for a drink, or even do yoga in the park at Sanborn Square every Saturday.

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Boca is home to the premier University in Palm Beach County. Conveniently located east of I-95 and close to Mizner Park the 850 acre main campus is constructed on an old WWII Army airbase. The college itself was opened in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida and now boasts enrollment numbers topping 30,000 and over 1,500 academic staff. The University’s sports teams, The Owls, compete in NCAA’s Division I. The University is a very nice piece of an overall excellent educational system in Boca Raton.

Great Schools

If Boca Raton is known for anything (at least in the real estate world) it’s great schools. The city boasts a top-rated college prep school in FAU High School which allows students to begin earning college credits as early as the 10th grade. It also is home to two high schools rated 9/10 in Spanish River and West Boca as well as two rated 7/10 in Olympic Heights and Boca Raton Community High. All of the five middle schools are rated 8/10 or better. There are five top-rated elementary schools and five more with a rating of at least 8/10. To recap – you have (5) great high schools, (5) great middle schools, and (10) great elementary schools. All ratings from greatschools.org – see link below for all the details. It’s pretty interesting!

https://www.greatschools.org/florida/boca-raton/schools/

Restaurant Recommendations

Kanpai – Great sushi! – https://www.kanpaiboca.com/

Rancheritos – Columbian – http://rancheritosdeboca.com/

Crazy Uncle Mikes – Brewery – https://crazyunclemikes.com/

Six Tables – Fine Dining – https://www.sixtablesarestaurant.com/

 

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