Boca Raton

Population: 91,702Median home value: $381,600 80 Ranks better than 93% of areas
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A+ Boca Raton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Boca Raton Cost of Living Cost of living is 31% higher than Florida
Boca Raton
13030% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Boca Raton cost of living
B- Boca Raton Crime Total crime is 5% lower than Florida
Total crime
2,7801% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 361% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Boca Raton crime
B Boca Raton Employment Household income is 49% higher than Florida
Median household income
$72,97032% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$51,81274% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Boca Raton employment
D- Boca Raton Housing Home value is 129% higher than Florida
Median home value
$381,600107% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,50058% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%8% higher than the US average
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A+ Boca Raton Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%42% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:123% higher than the US average
Boca Raton K-12 schools or Boca Raton colleges

Living in Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton is a mid-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 91,702 residents. Boca Raton has a population density of 3,167 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Boca Raton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Boca Raton might be a good fit as 81% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 67% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Boca Raton, Florida. With useful information like cost of living, weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Boca Raton and in the areas around Boca Raton is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Boca Raton has received a livability score of 80 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 93rd percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Boca Raton is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Boca Raton also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Boca Raton scores well for amenities (A+), crime (B-), weather (A), education (A+) and employment (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Boca Raton. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F) and housing (D-).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Boca Raton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Mizner Park, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, and Sugar Sand Park.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Boca Raton have a test score average of 70%, which is well above the US average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Boca Raton is actually affordable. The median home price for Boca Raton homes is $381,600, which is 128.8% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Boca Raton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 52.9% higher than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Boca Raton area were 4.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.1%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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West Boca Raton, great for families

We live in the unincorporated part of town, west side of the city near the Everglades. Great school atomophere, very little bullying going on. Most teachers at the middle school where my son goes to are willing to reach out and help our son who has mild Aspergers and some learning issues. Our subdivision has nice neighbors and kids play outside together safely. Grocerly shopping are convinient, as are inexpensive restaurants, could use more varities of them though. We have been living here for 5 years, from the cold Chicago. People say it's humid and hot here, not quite true. Only June thru September are very humid, the rest of the year very pleasant. Summer temperature is also lower than Chicago. People in South Florida are very active and health conscious. Many communities have tennis programs for middle age and above residents who are working full or part time. About half an hour drive to the beach, very peaceful here.
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Can't wait to leave

I've been living in Boca Raton for over 10 years and my take on Boca, is that if ALL you're looking for is warm weather year round, and chain store shopping, and NOTHING ELSE matters, then Boca is the place for you.

The Towne Centre Mall has everything you could want, and there are dozens of other malls in South Florida, as well as chain restaurants and plaza's on every corner. During the winter months, it rarely goes below 70 degrees, and it never snows.

Most of the people are transplants from NY (Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, etc.), NJ, Philly, or Boston. I seldom meet anyone from the mid-west or western parts of the county, and there are tons of Hispanics (many of whom are not here legally). Often times when I am out and about, everyone around me is speaking Spanish. Overall, I find the people here to be extremely uneducated with a very poor work ethic.

It's 100% car-centric, and as far as the age range, my parents are in their 70's and they are the norm. It's not uncommon to go to a restaurant and see that everyone there is at least 70 or older. It's definitely NOT a vibrant town full of career oriented professionals and exciting nightlife, so if you're single and that is what you're looking for, I would really think twice about moving here.

Boca is most retirees and families. Many of whom are snow birds who are here just to escape the cold, play golf, and go shopping.

I am leaving soon for Denver and I cannot wait.
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Why Do I Visit Boca Raton, FL?

I visit the city of Boca Raton on a regular basis, as I live just a few miles from there. The streets are very well maintained and lined with palm trees. I love the laid-back, friendly atmosphere that is always present in Boca Raton.

There is no shortage of things to do and attractions to see in Boca Raton such as biking, hiking, sunbathing, fishing, watersports, fine dining, concerts, museums, art galleries, golf, shopping and much more. Relaxing on their gorgeous Atlantic coast beaches is a regular activity for me. My favorite thing to do though is shop. Mizner Park, The Royal Palm Plaza, and The Town Center Mall offer a huge variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and events to choose from. The nightlife here is not the greatest, but there are bars and lounges for late night entertainment.

Boca Raton is a community oriented city, making sure to keep their neighborhoods beautiful and safe for everyone. Clean streets and fresh warm air are the norm rather than the exception. When all is said and done, Boca Raton is a fabulous place for both residents and visitors.
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Source: The Boca Raton, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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