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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Boca Raton is a town in Florida with a population of 93,964. Boca Raton is in Palm Beach County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Boca Raton offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Boca Raton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Boca Raton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Boca Raton are highly rated.
About Boca Raton...
Population
93,964

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$401,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,567
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Boca Raton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    116.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    443.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,907.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    200.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Boca Raton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,218
National
$55,322
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Boca Raton Reviews

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I love Boca Raton, and at the age of 55, I had decided to uproot my previous domicile and 5th Ave South business in the much less culturally diverse and less dynamic city of Naples, FL after 14 years. Boca boasts an upscale environment, world-class cultural offerings, excellent dining and shopping, numerous parks, nature viewing and greenspace, in addition to miles of clean, beautiful, non-commercialized beaches. The few downsides of living in Boca Raton are that the crime rate is escalating, property taxes and auto insurance are high, and there is an obvious presence of homeless people who hunker down at night at the public parks and beaches. Another concern is that downtown Boca has lost much of it's quaint and elegant architectural charm with the recent explosion of massive, ominous highrise condos and apartment buildings, thanks to the underhanded actions and greed of it's politicians. Nonetheless, Boca Raton is still very beautiful, and my number one choice of places to live!
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Amazing beaches, lots of restaurants, beautiful setting. It is truly a little town with a lot of options: multiple supermarkets within a few mile radius, tons of restaurants, healthy and organic food is the norm not the exception! A great variety of public parks and activities and programs for children and youth (outdoor play, science museum, gumbo limbo, assorted youth sports...). It is pet friendly- dog parks, dog beaches, and dogs being pushed in baby strollers in the mall! It is a safe community and police are active participants maintaining positive relationships with those who live in Boca Raton. Did I mention the beaches? The sand is clean, the water is beautiful, the sunrises are picture worthy, and you are lucky enough to actually see the sea turtles nest and enter the ocean if you plan accordingly.
Boca Raton is a miniature, glorified version of Miami. Finding a house at a reasonable price is almost next to impossible. Although there are many acceptable schools to choose from, with outstanding academic histories, the children often come out from high school like wannabe thugs. There are not many minorities in this town and if you happen to be one, be sure to prepare for the brigade of Trump supports, conservatives, and closeted white suprematists. Many adults act like entitled children who think just because they drive a Tesla, Audi, or Mercedes, they deserve the world. Once you reach high school, you realize the people in this town are trash and you would rather be dead then spend the rest of your life here. Many children that go to school and shielded from the real horrors of reality. Parents here are overflowing with money, so much that they think it’s appropriate to buy a BMV I8 for their 16 year old daughter’s first car. How practical.