About Boca Raton

Family in front of historic Town Hall

Boca Raton, the second largest city in the Palm Beaches, is a community where history and innovation come together. Influenced by the notable architect, Addison Mizner, Boca Raton was built around an elegant Mediterranean Revival style that later grew into a vibrant city full of rich art and culture. From live concerts and international art exhibits to outdoor festivals and world-class museums, Boca Raton's dynamic cultural scene offers unique experiences for all ages. Boca Raton has five miles of beautiful Atlantic coastline and 47 parks with 1,650 acres of recreational space to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. One of the first cities in the U.S. to adopt a tree protection ordinance, the City of Boca Raton boasts landscapes with endless nature trails, green spaces and waterfront activities.

Boca Raton also has a thriving business community that was pioneered from the development of the personal computer (PC) at the Boca Raton-based IBM campus in 1967. Today, over 30 corporate headquarters, from innovative startups to large corporations, call the City of Boca Raton home. The Boca Raton Airport offers a customs facility that welcomes travelers from all over the world, conveniently putting them minutes away from business centers, entertainment, world-class dining and one of South Florida’s top luxury shopping malls that features a mix of upscale specialty shops and department stores.

Boca Raton has three nationally ranked universities and an abundance of A-rated public and private K-12 schools that ingrain education, research and innovation into the community. With a homegrown, educated workforce to build from, entrepreneurs and startups thrive in Boca Raton’s climate.

A true “full service” city, Boca Raton is consistently recognized for being one of the safest cities to live in and for having one of the lowest property tax rates for a full-service city in Florida. The City of Boca Raton offers a unique and unparalleled quality of life you can only truly experience when you are here. Welcome home.

Did you know that the earliest known inhabitants of the Boca Raton area were the Tequesta Indians? Did you also know that the City is the home of the first personalized computer? And that the Army Air Corps established its only war-time radar training school at the site of what is today FAU and the Boca Raton Airport?Boca Raton Army Air Field historic photo

With so much to explore, we invite our residents to take a deep dive into our history to understand how the beautiful City of Boca Raton became what it is today.

Visit the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum to learn more or stop by to visit them in person and see their newest exhibits (71 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432).Boca Raton South Beach Pavilion historic photo