Boca Raton Homes for Sale
Discover Boca Raton’s Luxury Real Estate Market
Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty has been a leader in Boca Raton real estate for decades, leading to our expertise and adoration of this city that we call home. Located at the southern tip of prestigious Palm Beach County, Boca Raton serves as a gateway between the hustle and bustle of the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale metropolitan centers, and more laid back, elegant atmosphere of the Palm Beaches. Boca Raton is the epitome of a commuter city; by day humming with business, while at night settling down to an intimate and quiet community. This literal night and day difference highlights the area’s character; contributing to its popularity among luxury home buyers.
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Spanning west from oceanfront condos along glistening waterways and among the thriving business center, toward the mystique and calm of the Everglades, Boca Raton’s real estate market features exclusive neighborhoods and communities fit for any lifestyle. From expertly-designed golf courses and tennis courts to fitness centers and jogging trails, Boca Raton offers something for everyone; and even more for those with discerning tastes. Multiple professional athletes, recording artists, CEO’s, and other high profile residents call Boca Raton home, and the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club was recognized by Fortune Magazine as the most expensive and restricted gated community in the nation. Should you not find your ideal oceanfront home within its gates however, fret not; Boca Raton also features two other communities that reside within the same top 10. Our agents are happy to present any of them to our esteemed clients.
A Short but Involving History
What’s in a name? When it comes to Boca Raton, the answer may be more than you expect. Discovering what makes “Boca” – as it’s colloquially referred to – so unique, will open your eyes to the majesty and beauty concealed by its simple, yet often misinterpreted name.
Boca’s history actually originated miles south of its current location. The name was originally dedicated to an inlet in Biscayne Bay, before accidentally being moved north in the 1800’s. Rather than referring to a “rat’s mouth,” as the literal translation may suggest, maritime records prove that the name arose from the jagged rocks that inhabit shallow waterways. These “ratones” at the “boca,” or mouth, of inlets posed danger to larger ships of the time. Modern advances however have helped lead to an intimate relationship between Boca’s current inhabitants and the gorgeous waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Come for the Luxury, Stay for the Culture
Since it’s relatively recent incorporation in 1925, Boca Raton has become a destination for travelers the world over. In addition to the temperate climate and sophisticated luxury villas, visitors can enjoy the Town Center at Boca Raton; a mixed-use mall featuring over 200 shops. Northeast transfers will find the mall especially accommodating in part to the New York City interior theme. Additionally, the Town Center at Boca Raton shares a distinction with the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey, as the only two examples to feature Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue all under the same roof.
The 44,000 square-foot Boca Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown. This modern facility hosts daily tours of its numerous collections, and hundreds of exhibits. The exquisite sculpture garden and large catering kitchen contribute to making the museum an ideal venue for culturally-rich social gatherings.
Mizner Park is home to a collection of fine-dining options and nightlife spots. The north end is occupied by the aforementioned Boca Museum of Art, as well as an amphitheatre. The main promenade functions as a wide median traversing the center of the development. Mizner Park perfectly captures the very essence of Boca Raton, thanks to upscale storefront offerings, and a quiet yet endearing atmosphere.