The city of Boca Raton is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. As the southernmost city in the county, Boca Raton is home to 93,235 people, as of the 2015 census. Boca Raton is a major business center, so it experiences a significant increase in population during the daytime, as people who live in outer developments, such as West Boca Raton, commute into the center. One of the wealthiest communities in South Florida, Boca Raton is a bustling city with a vibrant culture.
A Brief History Of Boca Raton
When Spanish voyagers first arrived, the area that is now called Boca Raton was home to the Tequesta tribe. Originally, Spanish explorers named the area that is today known as Biscayne Bay “Boca de Ratones.” However, in the 19th century, mapmakers mistakenly moved this location to the north, calling the area “Boca Ratone Sounde,” after the area’s lake. After Spain ceded the land to Britain in 1783, it remained largely unoccupied, until the expansion of the Florida East Coast Railway that connected West Palm Beach to Miami.
In 1925, architect Addison Mizner announced a plan to create “the foremost resort city on the North American continent.” Until the 1926 Miami hurricane and the end of the Florida land boom made Mizner Development Corporation go bankrupt, Mizner was able to design and construct several prominent buildings, including one that housed the town’s first town hall, police station, fire station, and library. Over the years, Boca Raton has been home to an air force base, two (now vanished) amusement parks, and Africa U.S.A., a wild animal park.
Key Cultural Landmarks
From the late 1960s until 1996, had a visible presence in the community. Several historic IT accomplishments happened on this Boca Raton campus, such as the birth of the IBM PC. Starting in the 1980s, major shopping centers began to appear and thrive, including Mizner Park, an outdoor shopping mall and dining center that features the Boca Raton Museum of Art and a new amphitheater for concerts and performances.
During the last weekend of January, Boca Raton hosts one of the largest Greek Festivals in southern Florida, attracting tens of thousands of people. Boca Raton also hosts the Festival of the Arts BOCA in the spring and the Brazilian Beat Festival in autumn.
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