16 Facts About Boca Raton


Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida.

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Boca Raton is 45 miles north of Miami and is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which had a population of 6,012,331 people as of 2015.

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Boca Raton is home to the main campus of Florida Atlantic University and the corporate headquarters of Office Depot.

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The area of Boca Raton was labeled "Rio Seco", meaning "Dry River", during this time.

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Boca Raton surveyed and sold land from the canal to beyond the railroad north of what is Palmetto Park Road.

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Boca Raton was the site of two now vanished amusement parks, Africa USA and Ancient America.

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Today, Boca Raton is said to be the Beverly Hills of Florida with well-developed beach resorts, luxury country clubs, and five-star shopping and restaurants.

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Boca Raton is a "principal city" of the Miami metropolitan area.

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Boca Raton has a tropical rainforest climate, as its driest month averages 62.

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Boca Raton is known for its affluent and educated social community and high income demographic.

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Boca Raton Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctioned Division I college football bowl game that features the Mid-American Conference facing off against an opponent from the American Athletic Conference or Conference USA in alternating years.

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Town Center at Boca Raton is an upscale super-regional shopping center in Boca Raton that is the largest enclosed and conventional shopping mall within Palm Beach County, and the third largest by square feet in South Florida, behind Sawgrass Mills and Aventura Mall.

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In 1999, the Simon Property Group bought Town Center at Boca Raton and began building a new wing on its southeastern side, and completed renovations in 2018.

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Boca Raton is home to several notable private and religious schools.

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Spanish River, Olympic Heights, and West Boca Raton serve students from Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

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Two alternatives to the Palm Beach County Public Schools in Boca Raton are the K–8 Alexander D Henderson University School and FAU High School.

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