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What will $1 million buy you in Boca Raton?

Sun Sentinel logoSun Sentinel 6/26/2022 Amber Randall, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This story is part of an ongoing series looking at homes priced at $1 million in different neighborhoods in South Florida.

For buyers looking for a quiet, suburban environs offering luxury homes, close proximity to the ocean and solid dining spots, Boca Raton emerges as a prime area.

The town is also centrally located to West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Adding to the cache are shopping and dining areas like Mizner Park, and parks abutting both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

Well-known public schools like Addison Mizner and Spanish River High School and private schools like St. Andrews and Pine Crest are a plus for families.

“It’s a luxury suburban area and it’s very residential,” said Evan Sophir with the Keyes Company. ”It’s not a crazy, busy city like Miami but it does offer good dining and shopping.”

Here’s a sample of the type of homes a prospective buyer can get in Boca Raton for around $1 million:

A condo by the water

Waterfront properties in Boca Raton draw buyers who are looking for beautiful views. One example is a condo for sale in the Boca Inlet Condominium, located at 701 E. Camino Real, on the Intracoastal Waterway’s Lake Boca, and walking distance to the beach at South Inlet Park.

The 1,279-square-foot condo, built in 1965, is listed at $1,050,000. It’s on the 11th floor, has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and the current owner has put in new floors and updated the kitchen.

The unit has eastern views of Lake Boca and the Atlantic beyond, and comes with hurricane impact windows, walk-in closets and a washer and dryer.

The building has gone through some updates as well, with the lobby already renovated and the hallways and elevators in the process.

This condo is located in the eastern part of Boca Raton, close to the Boca Resort and Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, one of the town’s most luxury neighborhoods, where the median sale price of a home is upwards of $5 million.

“East Boca is very fancy,” said Sophir.

Close to schools

A big draw to Boca is that it is a great family destination, said Christopher Bottini with Compass real estate.

One example is a home at 2900 NW 26th Ave., in the New Floresta neighborhood, an upscale non-gated community of single-family homes located near St. Andrews Blvd., not far from Pine Crest School.

Priced at $1,200,000, with an HOA fee of $195, the 3,261-square-foot house, built in 1987, has four bedrooms, an office and four bathrooms. For entertaining, there’s a four-seater bar and a large dining room, and the .26acre lot has a screened-in pool out back.

The owners replaced the roof, but it’s not clear when, and had some renovations done to the master bedroom and master bathroom. The kitchen was also upgraded with an island and a stone countertop.

In a sign of how popular the area is, the home had 106 people show up to an open house two weeks ago, with an offer sent over a day later.

“It’s a central Boca location. It’s within walking distance to schools and to the Woodlands Park. It’s five minutes from Town Center and you’re 15 minutes from downtown Boca. That’s why the area is so popular,” Bottini added.

Walkable to downtown Boca Raton

Downtown Boca offers laid-back nightlife, with fancy dining spots and live music at Mizner Park, specialty boutiques in Royal Palm Place and easy access to the city library.

A 2,934 square-foot house at 179 NW Emerson Place is listed at $1,250,000, and has five bedrooms and three baths.

Built in 2011, in a non-gated community, it has a splash pool, a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and hurricane impact glass. On the first floor there is a home office that could also double as a 5th bedroom.

It’s located in Library Commons, a townhome and single-family home community in downtown Boca Raton, walking distance to Mizner Park, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and what will be a future Brightline train station, according to Jared Niles of Tangent Realty.

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