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About Boca Raton

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First settled in 1895, Boca Raton soon became a small agricultural community, continuing to produce winter vegetable crops through the 1940s. During the land boom of the 1920s, architect Addison Mizner initiated the tourism industry when he began work on the exclusive hotel that is today's Boca Raton Resort & Club. Boca Raton still proudly reflects Mizner's Spanish-Moorish building style. Incorporated as a municipality in 1925, Boca Raton's original Town Hall is an historic focal point for the city. In 1967, IBM located in Boca Raton, ushering an era of economic and business development that continues today.

Fast Facts:
Form of government:Council-Manager
Incorporated: 1925
Area: 29.94 sq. miles
Population: 86,396
Parks: 40
Park acreage: 1,497
Conservation acres: 384
Public beach miles: 4
Bike lane miles: 44
Pedestrian/bike trail miles: 31
Fire stations: 8
Libraries: 2
Universities: 3
Bond rating: AAA
Boca TV: channel 20
Boca radio: 1650 AM

Boca Raton Leadership

Mayor: Susan Haynie
Deputy Mayor: Constance Scott
Council Member and CRA Chairman: Scott Singer
Council Members: Michael Mullaugh and Robert Weinroth

Points of Interest

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Arts & Culture
Boca Ballet Theatre:
BR Historical Society & Museum:
Boca Raton Museum of Art:
BR Philharmonic Symphonia:
Boca Raton Singers:
Caldwell Theater:
Centre for the Arts:
Children's Museum:
Children's Science Explorium:
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center:
Harid Conservatory:
Palm Beach International Film Festival:
Sol Children's Theatre Troupe:
Willow Theatre:

Mizner Park:
Cinemark Palace 20 Theater:
Sunrise Cinemas:

Mizner Park:
Royal Palm Place:
Shops at Boca Centre:
Town Center Mall:


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Embassy Suites
661 NW 53rd Street
Boca Raton, FL 33487

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
5130 NW 8th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487

TownePlace Suites
5110 NW 8th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Wyndham Garden Hotel
1950 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431