Outstanding public and private education
Boca Raton plays host to a number of top-rated public and private schools as well as centers for higher education.
There are several private schools located in Boca Raton. These include St. Andrews School, a pre-K-12 day and boarding school that’s considered as one of the best private schools in Florida. There is also the Saint John Paul II Academy with its sprawling 30-acre campus and The HARID Conservatory, a ballet professional training high school.
The School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) oversees the public education institutions in Boca Raton. Its schools in the city include Suncoast Community High School, the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Junior School of the Arts, Spanish River Community High School, and Boca Raton Community High School. All these aforementioned schools are part of the Top 100 public high schools in Florida according to U.S. News and World Report.
Other highly-rated public schools in Boca Raton include the A.D. Henderson University School and the Florida Atlantic University High School, both of which are not part of The School District of Palm Beach County. Both of these schools are located within the campus of the Florida Atlantic University (FAU), which is one of premier institutions of higher learning in Boca Raton. It is also the largest university in the city.
Apart from FAU, colleges and universities located in Boca Raton include Everglades University and Lynn University, both of which are private institutions. Palm Beach State College also has a campus in Boca Raton.
How to get in and around Boca Raton
It’s easy to travel in and around this City for All Seasons. You can take one of the public transport available, including the Tri-Rail, which runs from Mangonia Park and all the way down to Miami Airport. You can get on the Tri-Rail via the Yamato Road Tri-Rail station. From there, you can also hop on a free shuttle. These free shuttles have four routes: Boca Center (BR-1), The Park at Broken Sound, Palm Tran Route 94, and Boca Raton Innovation Campus.
Another public transport option available in Boca Raton is the Palm Tran bus. These buses ply the length of the major thoroughfares in the city.
The City of Boca Raton has also undertaken additional steps to make Boca Raton an even more pedestrian- and bike-friendly city. In addition to dedicated bike lanes and shared paths, Boca Raton now has bicycle lockers throughout the city so you can store your bicycle and accessories safely.
If you’re flying in and out of Boca Raton, there are three major airports that serve the area. The nearest one from Boca Raton is the Palm Beach International Airport, which is approximately a 21-mile drive from the center of the city. The other major airports in the region are Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The best of Boca Raton lifestyle
● Wining and dining in Boca Raton: Boca Raton is filled with culinary talent. You can sample their creations in the best dining spots in the city. Some of the most highly recommended restaurants in Boca Raton include Giuseppe’s Cafe (famous for their family-style Italian meals), Abe and Louie’s for their prime steaks and fine wines, Six Tables for the intimate dining experiences and five-course degustation they offer, and Farmer’s Table for their delicious and organic fare.
● Treats, retail therapy, and more: Some of the best shopping in the entire Palm Beach County can be found in Boca Raton. After all, the city is home to fine retail destinations such as the Town Center at Boca Raton. It hosts a selection of upscale and luxury specialty stores such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier, and Versace. The Shops at Boca also offer high-end shopping and dining, while Mizner Park has cultural offerings alongside its retail and culinary delights.
● Beaches and water recreation: Boca Raton has about five miles of beautiful coastline. Two miles of this stretch are all sandy and lifeguard-protected beaches where you can lay out and enjoy the Florida sun or swim in the cool waters of the Atlantic. Beach parks in Boca Raton include Red Reef Park, South Beach Park, and Spanish River Park. These beach parks are open from sunrise to sunset. For more information, click here.
● Attractions and cultural hotspots: Boca Raton may be well-known for its fitness and lifestyle facilities, but the city boasts a rich and fascinating cultural scene as well. You can see it in the public art as well as the various cultural attractions scattered throughout Boca Raton: Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum, The Children’s Museum, Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and Lynn University – Conservatory of Music, just to name a few.
● Nature and outdoor recreation in Boca Raton: In need of a breather, preferably surrounded by nature? There are plenty of outdoor destinations in and around Boca Raton where you can enjoy some R&R. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located right within the city. One of the highlights here is that you can help in sea turtle conservation by “adopting” one. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center also has outdoor aquariums, a boardwalk you can explore, and the Ashley Trail and Butterfly Garden. Outside Boca Raton, the vast Everglades National Park awaits.
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