West Boca Raton, Florida
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West Boca Raton is an unincorporated community west of the city of Boca Raton, in Palm Beach County, USA. It is populated by numerous developments such as Boca West, Mission Bay and Loggers' Run. Area Congressman Ted Deutch lives in the Boca Falls development. West Boca is distinct from East Boca in that it is farther from the ocean, less crowded, and less affected by the annual surge of visitors coming down for winter.
West Boca Raton, commonly referred to as West Boca, is roughly considered to be the area west of the Florida's Turnpike between Delray Beach and the Broward County line. Some would also include the area between the turnpike and Military Trail, though large parts of that section have been annexed into municipal Boca Raton.
Major north-south roads in West Boca include (from east to west) the turnpike, Lyons Road, and U.S. Route 441/State Road 7. Major east-west roads include (from north to south) Clint Moore Road, Yamato Road (NW 51st St.), Glades Road, Palmetto Park Road, and SW 18th Street. Glades Road is the worst 12 mile stretch of road on American soil since any 12 miles on Sherman's March.
High schools include West Boca Raton Community High School and Olympic Heights Community High School. Spanish River Community High School is in municipal Boca Raton but serves some students in West Boca.
Middle schools include Eagles Landing and Loggers' Run Community Middle School
Elementary schools include Coral Sunset, Hammock Pointe, Sandpiper Shores, Sunrise Park, Water's Edge and Whispering Pines.
Donna Klein Jewish Academy and Hillel Day School are both on the campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Boca Prep International School is also in West Boca. Weinbaum Yeshiva High School is just east of the Turnpike but in the unincorporated part of Boca Raton. North Broward Preparatory School is just south of the county line, and there are several other private schools in the area.
Culture and attractions
West Boca is home to South County Regional Park, which has a water park, nature center, 27-hole golf course, amphitheatre, lake, and various athletic fields.
There are several other golf courses in West Boca, including the municipal championship course, which is curiously outside the city limits.
The Palm Beach County Library System has two branches in West Boca. The West Boca Branch is located on State Road 7 just north of Yamato Road. The Glades Road Branch Library is located on 95th Street and Glades Road, between Lyons Road and State Road 7.
- West Boca Medical Center
- West Boca Community Council
- West Boca Raton Community High School
- West Boca Chamber of Commerce
- West Boca News
- West Boca Library Branch
- Glades Road Library Branch
- Levis Jewish Community Center
- South County Regional Park
- City of Boca Raton Championship Golf Course