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Welcome to Boca Raton

by Michael Goldberg

Boca Raton isn’t your average place to live, but you knew that already. That’s why you moved here. You knew the first time you came here that there was something special about this place. Maybe it’s the way the warm breeze blows over the Boca Raton Beach after a long journey across the Atlantic, warming itself in the tropical sun; or the way the water flows through the city, curling lazily about the place bringing the sunny scent of salt water everywhere; or maybe it’s just the thunderstorms reminding you that yes, you do technically live in a Tropical Rainforest, but something about the city simply relaxes you. Yet there’s so much more behind the beautiful weather -- from the fascinating history behind the town to the numerous outdoor adventures that await you in this sunny little slice of paradise, you’ll be amazed by what’s behind Boca Raton. 

One of the most interesting things is that Boca Raton wasn’t always Boca Raton. What the Spanish called Boca De Ratones was originally Biscayne Bay -- it was named that because of the rocky bottom of the bay which scraped on the ships that came in. The area around what is now called the Boca Raton Lake was named that due to mistakes by 19th-century Map-Makers.

However, what is now Boca Raton was just a small farming community with a population of 100. However, much of that changed with the arrival of a man named Addison Mizner. Addison was an architect who dreamed of turning the town into a city-resort whose entirety would rival the splendor of Palm Beach. He designed and oversaw construction on many of the historical buildings that still stand today, including the old Town Hall, which is now the Boca Raton History Museum.

This began in 1924, though, and World War II was on the horizon. Much of the land that Addison had used to build his resort was confiscated and put to use towards the war effort. A massive Air Force base was constructed as a training facility for B-29 Bombers, and the only training facility for training radar operator’s in the country. The grounds ended up being donated after the war, and much of it became the grounds for Florida Atlantic University. You can still see where some of the old runways have been turned into parking lots.

Boca Raton was home to two amusement parks through the 50’s but really exploded when IBM announced their plans to build a huge production plant in the late 1960’s. While originally adjacent to Boca Raton proper, the site was annexed into the city by 1970. By this time, the population had grown from 6,951 to 28,506, launching Boca Raton from a small town to a full-blown city.

Being a full-blown city can come with its own set of problems, but transportation isn’t an issue. Cruising around the city is easy here. If you have a car, you’re always a smooth ride away from I-95 and can navigate easily around Florida. Don’t fret if automobiles aren’t for you. There are regular buses provided by both Broward County and Palm Tran. For longer journeys, the Tri-Rail system can quickly and cheaply get you up and down the coast all the way to Miami.

With a simple transportation system, all you really need are places to go, and those are plentiful in Boca Raton. If you have kids, Sugar Sands park is a must. It’s a beautifully-kept, safe, and huge place, measuring out to 137 acres with loads of things to do to keep your little ones entertained and happy. For you, however, Mizner Park is the place to go. Here, Mizner seems to have gotten pretty close his dream, as the park named after him is a fantastically luxurious shopping center of the city. Even if you don’t buy anything, walk through here in the afternoon or evening to take in the beautiful landmarks and architecture before catching dinner and a movie. Here you can bask in the culmination of a trend started by a man with a dream over 90 years ago.

However, if you’re looking for things to do, rather than places to go -- if you’re the adventurous sort, not sated by a mere day at the gorgeous golden beaches, Boca Raton has you covered. The numerous lakes, bays, and rivers make water skiing and wakeboarding an unofficial pastime. Paintball is also fairly popular, but if that doesn’t get your adrenaline up enough, then simply head back into the Everglades. Airboat rides are all over the place, and nothing gets the blood pumping like looking into the eyes of Florida’s apex predator in its natural habitat.

There’s just so much to Boca Raton hidden behind the veneer of a tropical paradise. While, in some ways, Addison Mizner’s dreams of a city-resort have come to fruition, there’s so much history embedded in the streets here that the city has really become something greater: it’s become a home for thousands of people. Hopefully, this has given you a taste of the amazing things you can find here.

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

by Michael Goldberg


Long Lake Estate Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

Welcome to Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale! The exclusive guard-gated community of Long Lake Estates is located on Clint Moore Road, just west of the Florida Turnpike in Boca Raton, Florida. Long Lake Estates is comprised of 177 luxury custom estate homes, generous in scale and situated on one-acre plus sized lots. These finely-crafted homes come with numerous high-end designer features and most all come with private swimming pools and impressive outdoor amenities for enjoying family and entertaining! 

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Long Lake Estates Boca FL homes for sale range in size from 3,000 Sq.ft. on up to 15,000 Sq.ft. of living space and are priced from just under $1 million to $7 million. Residents enjoy incredible views of Long Lake, waterfalls, lush tropically landscaped grounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and shimmering blue water everywhere you turn. The Zip code for Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL real estate is 33496. 

Long Lake Estates offers close proximately to a variety of convenient shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, excellent schools, golf, The Reserve Shopping Center (Publix), Town Center Mall, Costco, Walmart Supercenter, and easy access to US-441 and Florida's Turnpike. 

Residents have several nearby restaurants and eateries to choose from including La Ferme, Casa L'Italien, Ben's Kosher Delicatessen, Bolay Restaurant, Rice And Spice, Chez Marie French Bistro, Fusilli's Italien Restaurant, The Sea South East Asian Kitchen, Bangkok Thai Cuisine, TooJay's Gourmet Deli, Offerdahl's Off-The-Grill, and Boston Market, just to name a few.

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL real estate is part of the Palm Beach County School District. Students attend Whispering Pines Elementary School, Omni Middle School, and Spanish River Community High School. Private schools including Pinecrest Preparatory School, American Heritage, Donna Klein Jewish Academy, St. Andrew’s Preparatory School, Boca Prep International, Saint Andrews School, Pine Crest School, Boca Raton Jewish Learning Center Private School, and several others are just moments away. Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University are also close by.  

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Southwinds Golf Course (open to the public), located nearby on Lyons Road. The par-70 18-hole championship course features lush foliage and water spanning nearly every hole. A sanctuary for golfers, birds, and wildlife, Southwinds Golf Course was voted “Best of Boca” in 2003 and 2004, and offers a driving range and full practice facilities including a bunker and putting green.

The closest hospitals/medical centers to Long Lake Estates Boca FL homes for sale include Boca Raton Regional Hospital and West Boca Medical Center. The nearest major airports include Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, both located approximately 28 miles away.  

Long Lake Estates Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

The Goldberg Group - Serving Boca Raton FL Real Estate Buyers and Sellers - Call Today! 561-231-0021

With uncompromising standards of integrity, honesty, and service, we will give you the assurance that your home sale or purchase transaction will be completed promptly, professionally and ethically. Please give us a call today and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Michael Goldberg, Realtor®
The Goldberg Group
1035 S. State Rd. 7
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
561-231-0021

 

The Oaks at Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

by Michael Goldberg

 

(Image: courtesy of CalAtlantic Homes)

The Oaks at Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

Welcome to The Oaks at Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale & lifestyle! One of Boca Raton's newer, upscale gated communities, The Oaks at Boca Raton is situated off Clint Moore Road between SR 441 and Lyons Road.The 282-acre resort-style community offers a relaxed and elegant, family-oriented, country club lifestyle and the ultimate in estate home living, without the high cost of membership fees and equity expense that is typically associated with this type of community. The Oaks at Boca Raton is comprised of finely-crafted, single-family, estate caliber homes featuring Old Spanish and Mediterranean-style architecture. 

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Residents enjoy numerous resort-style amenities including The Oaks Club & Clubhouse, a resort-style swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service spa, an award-winning tennis complex, children's activity area, full-size basketball court, semi-fine dining at The Oak Room, walking/biking paths, a myriad of social activities for the entire family, and much more. Conveniently located, The Oaks at Boca Raton Fl real estate offers close proximately to a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, excellent schools, Southwinds Golf Course, Costco, Walmart Supercenter, and easy access to US-441 and Florida's Turnpike. 

The Oaks at Boca Raton FL Real Estate Options

The Oaks at Boca Raton is comprised of several distinct subdivisions including the Sanctuary, the Estates, and the Enclave East Collection. You'll find a stunning selection of open and spacious, estate homes featuring 3 - 7 bedroom floor plans along with numerous high-end designer finishes and upgrades; e.g., gourmet kitchens, top of the line appliances, marble and hardwood floors, luxurious master-suites, grand spiral staircases, elegant formal dining rooms, and much more! 

Many of the homes also come with private swimming pools and attractive outdoor lifestyle amenities such as extended covered patios, spas, water features, multiple seating areas, built-in barbecues, outdoor kitchens, private courtyards, and beautifully landscaped, oasis-style backyards. The Oaks at Boca Raton FL homes for sale range in size from around 3,000 Sq.ft. to 7,000 Sq.ft. of living space and are priced from $825,000 to over 2 million. The Zip code for The Oaks at Boca Raton FL real estate is 33496. 

The Oaks at Boca Raton Amenities

The award-winning tennis facility at The Oaks at Boca Raton features 12 courts (10 Har-Tru, 1 Red Clay, 1 Deco-Turf Hard Court), a full-service pro shop, a staff of tennis professionals, lessons, ladies and men's teams, and special events and tournaments planned throughout the year. 

The fitness facilities at The Oaks at Boca Raton include numerous amenities; e.g., group fitness classes and programs, personal fitness training with certified fitness professionals, a Pilates Studio, a Spin Studio, an Aerobics Room and more. The Spa at The Oaks offers an array of pampering services including massage, skin care, body treatments, nails, waxing, and other services. 

Residents of The Oaks at Boca Raton FL Real Estate enjoy the welcoming environment and delicious, house-made food at The Oak Room. The organic-to-table full-service restaurant features organic produce, certified Angus Beef, wild caught salmon, and daily and seasonal delicacies. The bar at The Oak Room features fresh, organic juiced specialty martinis, specialty liquors and craft beers.  

Nearby Amenities

Located nearby, at Lyons Road, is the Southwinds Golf Course (open to the public). Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the par-70, 18-hole championship course featuring lush foliage and water spanning nearly every hole. A sanctuary for golfers, birds, and wildlife, Southwinds Golf Course was voted “Best of Boca” in 2003 and 2004, and offers a driving range and full practice facilities including a bunker and putting green.

The Oaks at Boca Raton FL homes for sale are served by the Palm Beach County School District. Students attend Sunrise Park Elementary School, St. James's Place, Eagles Landing Middle School, and Olympic Heights Community High School. There are also several private schools in the area to choose from. Click here for a list of colleges and universities in Boca Raton or in close proximity.

The Oaks at Boca Raton FL Homes for Sale

The nearest hospitals to The Oaks at Boca Raton FL real estate include Boca Raton Regional Hospital and West Boca Medical Center. The nearest major airports include Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, both located approximately 28 miles away.  

The Goldberg Group - Serving Boca Raton FL Real Estate Buyers and Sellers - Call Today! 561-231-0021

With uncompromising standards of integrity, honesty, and service, we will give you the assurance that your home sale or purchase transaction will be completed promptly, professionally and ethically. Please give us a call today and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Michael Goldberg, Realtor®
The Goldberg Group
1035 S. State Rd. 7
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
561-231-0021

Epic Luxury in Boca Raton Florida

by Michael Goldberg

Epic Luxury in Boca Raton Florida

When wealthy people dream of luxury homes, their vision is set within a semi-tropical area festooned with palm trees, a beach, designer swimming pool, and ocean views that seem to capture endless imagination.

And perhaps you yourself dream of a home with palatial qualities? Well, if you can't decide on which features are must have's and nice to have's maybe your home should have them all. You don't always have to compromise:)

If there’s one proven location for that type of dream, it’s in Palm Beach County. While Palm Beach County’s name sake town called Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Beach Garden and South Palm Beach have the most expensive and elegant luxury estates with panoramic waterfront views, they don’t come up for sale very often. And there aren’t many of them to begin with.
 
If you’re well to do and looking for something special in your price range, let’s say 3 to 7 million dollars, you might fare better in the city of Boca Raton. Boca as the locals call it, has condos and detached homes for sale that likely have everything you’re looking for - location, amenities, and security.

 
Boca Raton’s lavish properties, upscale amenities and venues, endless beaches, privacy, and quiet are yours for the asking. If oceanviews are number one on your home buying priority list, the condominiums here offer just that, with million dollar views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Boca Raton and the Boca Inlet.  You might choose one that sits right next to the Intracoastal waterway. The boating life is big here.
 
And if a posh estate is what you long for, get ready for epic luxury. Even lower priced estate homes are magnificent. You might even find yourself living next to a movie star or media personality. In nearby Delray Beach, actor Kevin James reportedly sold his 18 million dollar estate recently for $26 million.  The rich and famous really are here.
 
Boca Raton, Wellington, and Palm Beach offer exceptional recreational and sporting activities, world class private schools, and private clubs to help you mix with the people you want to meet or do business with. If you’re retired and finished with business, Boca is an established community of seniors with plenty of relaxing pastimes to share with others like yourself.
 
Yet epic luxury doesn’t have to cost $24 to $30 million. Check out some amazing Boca Raton homes for sale right now.

(All photos below courtesy of Beaches MLS)
 

This immaculate home above is so typical of Boca Raton and comes in at just under $8 million. It’s located at 500 East Alexander Palm Road within the exclusive and very prestigious Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. With 5 bedrooms, large spacious kitchen and master bedroom, and 5600 square feet of living space you’ll have freedom to do as you please. And the outdoor patio open to 100 feet of frontage to the water. Fantastic views and atmosphere. Your family will be awestruck when they visit.
 
And for less than $4 million, this exquisite 5 bedroom villa at 4499 Sanctuary Lane in Boca Raton comes with 5 baths and a spacious 5600 square feet. It comes with lavish garden landscaping, an outdoor entertainment area, and a 3 car garage.
 

Incomparable Condominium Luxury

If a home is too much effort and cost, then the next best option is a condo in one of Boca Raton’s many ultra-luxurious condominiums. There are hotel resort style condo complexes of varying sizes and also more private coop condos you may prefer. The range of possibilities is vast so the quickest way to get up to speed on the best locations and condominiums in Boca’s 18 communities is to contact me. 

Have a good long look at this 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom condo for sale in the Mizner Grand Condominium. It’s steps from the famous Boca Raton Resort and Club, directly overlooking Lake Boca Raton and the Intracoastal waterway!

This is only a taste of the exceptional luxury condos available in Boca Raton. Spend some time perusing the available units, and then contact me about giving you quick notice of any new units up for sale, or any private listings that I become aware. This is Boca Raton, an exceptional and exclusive community and not all homes or condos for sale are listed through the MLS.
 
Learn more about living in the Palm Beach area why your kids will love Florida. Look for a waterfront home on the Intracoastal waterway including spectacular luxury homes in Boca Raton. Find financial advisors like St. James's Place to ensure your dream home is affordable. Find out more about home prices in Palm Beach.

I'm Michael Goldberg of United Realty Group here in Florida. I'm looking forward to helping you plan your relocation to Florida and to buy a home or condo in Palm Beach. Call me now to get started!

Welcome to Boca Raton Florida

by Michael Goldberg

An Exquisite Community You'll Be Delighted to Be a Part of!

As South Florida’s economy improves, the region of Palm Beach FL is becoming more sought as a place to live rather than only an exotic vacation destination. Boca Raton is the most southerly community in Palm Beach county and is home to some of the most wealthy individuals in the world.
 
It may be a quiet haven for the most wealthy residents of Florida, but it's so much more.
 
Boca as it’s called by locals has an amazing history dating back to the days of its pioneering residents.  The Boca Raton Resort & Club is one of the most famous resorts in town, and it’s just one among so many. So yes, Boca Raton is an exceptional travel destination with its elegant hotels, restaurants, spas, beaches, and marinas filled with expensive yachts. And of course, some spectacular homes for sale.
 
Definitely, as a prestigious, upscale resort community, the rich and famous flock here to vacation in this Florida paradise. However, do you need a millionaire’s bank account to consider it?  This Boca Raton Realtor can help you find properties at a more reasonable price. 
 
Is Boca Raton Going to be Your Next Home? 

A quick search of Boca Raton homes for sale reveals plenty of condos from $50,000 and detached houses from $99,000.  At those prices, buying here makes sense, as your new home or even as a property investment. 

This home above located at 6688 NW 25th Court in Boca Raton was listed at $99k. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms has a washer/dryers. It’s located in the Banyans subdivision which offers its own community swimming pool and spa overlooking a Private Lake. How does that sound? Your dream really is possible!
 
The population of Boca Raton is just under 100,000, however there an additional 200,000 residents living just outside the area.  A just right population provides more services and amenities, better schools, and more of the activities/interests that you enjoy.
 
You can compare and contrast the average incomes and property values on this page. Boca Raton is one of the wealthiest cities in Florida and in the US.  You’ll enjoy the unique designs and architecture of buildings here. And the pleasing aesthetics go further since no outdoor car dealerships or billboard advertising are allowed. It does make for a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
 
What Will Your Family Be Doing in Boca Raton?  
 
You’ll be enjoying many local venues and activities, and more is available in nearby communities within Palm Beach County. The eastern coast of Boca Raton has 2 miles of beaches and a wildlife/sealife center your kids will love to visit.  Sugar Sand Park is a municipal park that has won many awards for best beach experience.  Not only is relaxing, it’s also a grand place, like many in Boca Raton, where nothing is ordinary. If you’re hoping to elevate the life experience of your kids, Boca has plenty to elevate and captivate.
 
The Best Education for Your Children in Boca Raton FL
 
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Boca Raton Community High School is rated one of the best in country. The school is a modern, state of the art, with a 4000 seat stadium, 7 lane track, and a brand new science building. Average student rating: A.  The school offers everything from ice hockey to tennis programs. 
 
There are 45 elementary schools and 24 high schools serving Boca Raton FL. If you’re hoping for a good private school for your teenagers, you have some of the very best here including the St Andrews School which ranked 4th best in the entire country.
 
The quality of daycare and preschool schools are very high too. Your kids will be enjoying education and teacher relationships, teacher/student ratios that are unparalleled.
 
The Food Experience in Boca - Exotic and Unforgettable
 
In upscale Boca Raton, you can expect restaurant experiences to be exceptional. Enjoy superb seafood, served fresh daily, along with everything from Greek to Chinese to authentic tropical Mexican. Being a touristy sort of place means you can take advantage of everything from world class cuisine from internationally renowned chefs to more affordably priced meals. The choice and variety in all of Palm Beach County will leave you speechless.

Boca Raton is home to some large corporations and so, the opportunity for you and your spouse career-wise is excellent. Unemployment is low. Florida’s economy is growing strong and we’re gaining a reputation as a startup community as well. Visit Palm Beach Startup for some ideas and entrepreneur networking connections.  And check out Florida Trends for best places to work. 

From Waterparks to sun drenched sandy beaches, and eclectic shopping centers to affordably priced homes, you’ve got some very good reasons to hire me as your Boca Raton Realtor, and to talk to me about moving your family. I’d like to see you enjoy the best life has to offer here in Boca Raton, and as a resident here in Palm Beach County, I can tell you it’s a wonderful place.


View some luxury homes for sale in Boca Raton. From detached waterfront luxury homes to ultrachic condos with million dollar views, you'll be amazed at what's possible here.

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Make your first call to Mike about homes for sale in Palm Beach, homes for sale in Wellington, and homes for sale in Boca Raton. Mike's experience in these communities is great asset at a time when luxury homes in Palm Beach along with upscale condos are difficult to find. Work with Mike to find the ideal property for you and your family, and enjoy the lifestyle you want.